San Fermin at Paradise Rock Club, 4.14.16

By Cody Kenner If there’s any band that should be on your live concert radar, it’s San Fermin. Touring steadily over the past few months with singer-songwriter Esme Patterson, the band made its latest stop at Paradise Rock Club on Thursday, April 14. The opening act, Esme Patterson, was a Courtney Barnett type, who brought…

Concert Photography: Promoting Yourself

By Nicholas Stalford Congratulations. You’ve successfully obtained a press pass, taken pictures, and edited them. You got some fantastic shots, and all of your friends and family members agree that you have talent. But now what? You want to share your pictures with more people, and maybe even make a career of it, but how…

Concert Photography Etiquette

By Nicholas Stalford Have you ever tried taking picture of your pet? Well whether or not you have, let’s say you have a cat. A really cute cat. You haven’t posted to Instagram all day and you walk into your bedroom to see your cat curled up in a ball on the windowsill directly under…

Concert Photography: Editing with Photoshop

By Nicholas Stalford The guitars reverberate and the microphone screeches on the ground after being dropped. The stage is empty and the crowd has dispersed, leaving behind a sticky mess of alcohol and beer cans. Roadies walk stage to take apart the instruments, and one lucky girl gets that night’s set list. The show is…

The Orwells at The Sinclair, 11.02.15

By Nicholas Stalford On October 21, Converse Rubber Tracks Live—a newly established music division of Converse—announced that they would be sponsoring a national tour with The Orwells across eight different cities. For the opening acts, Converse allowed The Orwells to hand pick from any of the artists who had previously recorded at a Converse Rubber…

Titus Andronicus at Brighton Music Hall, 10.15.15

By Cody Kenner Titus Andronicus may best be described as punk rock for losers. Thursday night’s crowd—a massive gang of gangly young men in college slacker attire—perfectly incarnated this apt description. But if any band could transform beta male losers into moshing, lyric-screaming champions, it’s Titus Andronicus. The start of their performance, however, began humbly,…

A Guide to DSLR Concert Photography in Boston

By Nicholas Stalford Being a concert photographer is not easy. With a combination of low lighting, multiple moving figures, and a rowdy crowd in front of you, getting the perfect shot is often nearly impossible. Professional concert photographers can reduce these troubles to a degree by using better gear, but for most people, owning multiple…

FIDLAR at Boston Calling, 9.27.15

By Nicholas Stalford In the Spring of 2013, Boston held its first bi-annual music festival, Boston Calling. Since then, Boston Calling has continued to grow in popularity due to its trendy lineup, which spans multiple genres, including rock, pop, punk, folk, and electronic. This year was no exception, with a variety of over 20 hot…