Some of my favorite live music shots from the last year.
Straight from the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, Polish band Myslovitz performed at Warsaw (Polish National Home) in Brooklyn. Alternative/britpop rockers who recorder 10 studio albums in over 20 years of their existence are well established in Europe but never made a breakthrough in US. Brooklyn performance was a rare occasion to see band live.
Instrumental fusion trio The Aristocrats released their third studio album. I caught them live at Irving Plaza. Marco Minnemann, Guthrie Govan and Bryan Beller never disappoint; equally entertaining as a trio playing together or being part of touring band for such acts like Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Steven Wilson.
Travis Larson Band another great fusion power trio was the opener. Review of this show can be found here.
Marty Friedman one of my early guitar heroes who has been living in Japan for quite some time, finally visited his homeland country with major tour. He brought very energetic live band and played lengthy show spanning his entire solo carrier and throwing in few Megadeth pieces. Very intense show with metallers Exmortus and Metalfier opening up. Live coverage review I did for The Sound Live.
Alcest, shoegazers from France were joined for their North American tour by California artist and musician Emma Ruth Rundle. They performed at Highline Ballroom in NYC.
My final photoshot of the year was Winery Dogs show at newly re-branded PlayStation Theater (earlier Best Buy) right in the heart of the Time Square. The supergroup consist of legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (Mr Big, Steve Vai, David Lee Roth, Niacin), extraordinary guitarist and singer Richie Kotzen and drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Neal Morse, Flying Colors).
Thank you to The Sound Live and GramX Promotions for the opportunity.