Solo artist – Matt Shwachman

The new ish of The Pulse is now out so if you’re in Central MA you can pick it up.  If your’e not, you can read the feature I wrote on solo artist Matt Shwachman for the Up & Comers section by clicking on the link below.

Matt Shwachman – A one-way ticket to “Uncharted Territory”

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Pick up the May/June Issue of Rocknation!

The May/June issue of Rocknation is now out.  You can pick it up at your local record stores or music related businesses.  For a full list of locations check out the website here.

 

May Issue of Rocknation

In this issue catch my interviews with Chris from 3 Doors Down and Hugo from Tantric.  Both bands are currently on tour so cheeeeeeeeeeeck them out!

If you are unable to find Rocknation you can check out versions of the interviews on TWRY.com here:

Chris Henderson of 3 Doors Down
Hugo Ferreira of Tantric

 

The Pulse Magazine – May 2008 Issue

In the May 2008 issue of The Pulse Magazine (that you can pick up now in Central MA locations free of charge!) you can check out the story I did on the band Radio America. 

You can also check it out online here:
Radio America – Making Waves

Gigantour 2008

On April 25th, Gigantour 2008 thrashed its way into The Palladium in Worcester, MA. On the bill: Megadeth, In Flames, Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy and High on Fire.

After some miscommunication at the front door, I ended up missing High on Fire and was unable to shoot them. After that, I settled into the photo pit with about 20+ other photographers. At first this was pretty surprising because I had heard that they weren’t allowing a lot of photographers access to the tour but then I realized that they had coupled Gigantour with this years New England Hardcore and Metalfest so there were several photographers from all over there to cover that.

Dave Mustaine, Megadeth
Megadeth

Gigantour 2008 - Job For a Cowboy
Job for a Cowboy

Gigantour 2008 - Children of Bodom
Children of Bodom

You can read my review of the show here on TheyWillRockYou.com and check out my photos from the show in the TheyWillRockYou.com photo galleries here.

The Last Goodnight, I Nine and Matt White

On April 11 I headed on out to the lovely state of Connecti-suck to interview Anton Yurak of The Last Goodnight at their show at The Webster Theater in Hartford.  If you are not familiar with The Last Goodnight they currently have a video eating it’s way up the charts on VH1 and their debut album Poison Kiss is a pop smash hit.  While I had enjoyed their cd for awhile, I didn’t know much about the band personally so it was awesome to meet up with guitarist Anton and find him watching Cash Cab on tv.  (I love Cash Cab!)  He was very welcoming and a fun interview, so thanks to Anton for being soo cool.  You can read the full interview here on TheyWillRockYou.com.  I shot their set as well and you can find the full gallery here.

The Last Goodnight

I was also excited to find out that I Nine was on the bill that night as well because I had interviewed lead singer Carmen Keigans a few months earlier and she was a really fun person to chat with. She was walking through WalMart and singing me songs during the interview. Have to love a free spirit. You can check out the interview with Carmen on TheyWillRockYou.com here and my live photos from I Nine’s set here.

I Nine

And of course I have to mention that Matt White was on the bill as well! He played two shows that day and had to race from Pennsylvania to make his set in CT but he managed to pull it off! Photos of his set can be found here.

 

The Pulse Magazine – April 2008 Issue

You can check out the April issue of The Pulse magazine for a few things I wrote that were published.

You can also find them online here:

Up & Comers: Danny Pease and the Regulators (DPR)
Up & Comers: Art Beatz – Producer/DJ

Taste of Chaos Tour 2008 – Avenged Sevenfold, Atreyu, Blessthefall, Bullet For My Valentine & More

Taste of Chaos rocked the Tsongas Arena in Lowell from top to bottom this year.  Bands on the bill: Japanese bands: D’espairsRay, MUCC, and The Underneath, Bullet for my Valentine, Blessthefall, Atreyu and Avenged Sevenfold.  You can read my review of the show on TheyWillRockyou.com here.

I mananged to shoot most of the bands only missing one or two.  You can check out the full gallery here.  Here’s a small taste:

Bullet For My Valentine
Bullet for my Valentine

Avenged Sevenfold
Avenged Sevenfold

Bullet For My Valentine
Bullet for my Valentine spreading some love!

MUCC
MUCC

 

 

TheyWillRockYou.com gets interviewed!

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Usually I’m the interview-er not the interview-ee so when The Pulse asked about doing a piece on TheyWillRockYou.com I was pretty excited. Finally the tables were turned and I was able to answer the questions rather than ask them.

Jillian did an amazing job at capturing the true essence of our website, so I’m really happy that she was the one who was assigned to this. Check out the full article in The Pulse Magazine online here. (If you’re in Massachusetts you can pick up the print copy around town too!!!)

Thanks again to Jillian, you rock!

Pick up the March/April issue of Rocknation!

The March/April issue of Rocknation is now available, it’s free so pick it up!  You can check out interviews I did with Brad of Linkin Park, Brad Walst of Three Days Grace  and Geoff Tate of Queensryche.

It also features some of my live photographs of the Foo Fighters show at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA and Linkin Park from the Projekt Revolution tour.

March/April Rocknation cover

 

Three Days Grace & Seether

On February 15th, Three Days Grace and Seether (Along with Breaking Benjamin and HURT) rocked the Tsongas Arena in Lowell.  I was shooting Three Days Grace and Seether to coincide with interviews I had done with members of both bands for an upcoming issue of Rocknation.

Shaun Morgan of SeetherSeether

HURT started the night off right with a solid set of rock. Seether was soon to follow. Having seen Seether a few times, I knew what to expect and was impressed as always.  You can check out my interview with Dale Stewart of Seether here.

Adam Gontier of Three Days GraceThree Days Grace

Three Days Grace headlined the show and I had never seen them perform live even though I had interviewed two members of the band on two different occasions. (Most recently bassist Brad Walst for Rocknation; but also posted online here and lead vocalist Adam Gontier right before the release of their latest album for TheyWillRockyou which you can check out here.) Their set was amazing.

Three Days Grace

Full galleries of both sets have been posted to the photo gallery on TheyWillRockYou.com here.