The year couldn’t be off to a better start for folk rockers Mumford and Sons. Yesterday, the band announced plans for their summer Gentlemen of the Road Stopover shows, and on Sunday (Feb. 10), they'll perform at the Grammys, where they're nominated for six awards. As if all that weren't enough, the band stopped in Boston last night (Feb. 6) for the first of a handful of sold-out arena dates they'll play in North America before taking their show overseas.
More than a decade ago, singer-songwriter Chris Carrabba left the band Further Seems Forever, and before long, his career exploded with Dashboard Confessional. In his absence, Further Seems Forever continued on, enlisting two subsequent singers before finally calling it a day back in 2006.
Live music photography can be a challenge. Concert photographers are tasked with capturing compelling images under mentally strenuous situations, difficult technical setups that can easily change from song to song and the standard rules of first three songs, no flash. The general basics of photography are thrown out the window, and survival of the fittest kicks in while concert photographers learn to quickly adapt to the movement of the artists and the ever-changing lighting, all while respecting the paying ticket holders.
Florence Welch mixes her raw vocal power and overwhelming presence to bring a Florence + the Machine show to life. It doesn’t hurt that her stage clothes often include exquisite capes and gowns --- or in this case a dress that just happens to open up like angel wings that could leave a person completely breathless. Welch is a true ethereal beauty both in sight and sound.
If you’re gearing up for a Foster the People show, you should strap on your ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ because you’re in for a workout. Their dance driven pop rock keeps fans on their feet from start to finish, with the members of the band elevating the energy to a new level. In this photo, fearless leader Mark Foster takes a brea
As any great concert photographer will tell you, don’t forget the drummer! Although they are often nestled toward the back of the stage with a sometimes obstructed view due to their drum kits and stage set up, the drummer is as important to a live show as any other member of the band