Like I said in my previous post, I wanted to help out after Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeast. So I got a bunch of bands to sign some prints that I took of them and I’m going to auction them off, and donate 100 percent of the proceeds to Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief fund and New York Cares. Round 1 of the auctions has started with Bigger Thomas, Carbon Leaf, Chris Trapper, Flogging Molly, Larry and His Flask.
I saw Bigger Thomas over the summer play at Electric Avenue at characters in NYC. Great set by the NJ ska band and I managed to get an awesome shot of most of the band. This print is signed by the majority of the band. Considering the band is from NJ and from the area, it was a no-brainer to ask the band to sign a print.
Carbon Leaf is one of the nicest bands I’ve ever met; they’re also one of my favorite bands. Whenever Carbon Leaf is in town, I have to see them play. They are just one of those bands. Carbon Leaf jumped at the chance to be included in this auction and have signed a photo I took of them at Mexicali Live in Teaneck, NJ last June.
I managed to see Chris Trapper and the Push Stars twice this summer at Maxwells and Hoboken Music and Arts Festival in Hoboken, NJ. Hoboken was hit hard but recovering somewhat despite the PATH and NJ Transit still being down for months after Sandy hit. Chris Trapper was nice enough to take a picture of him sending a print as well. This particular print was taken at Hoboken Music and Arts Festival in August.
If you ever get the chance to shoot a Flogging Molly show, be sure to do so! It’s been awhile since seeing Flogging Molly but hoping to see them again this March. The only cool group shot I had was taken back in 2008 at the Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY. The entire band signed the print too!
I got the chance to see Larry and His Flask for the first time at Riot Fest in Brooklyn, and they became one of my favorite live bands to see on the spot! This photo is from that concert, before a huge thunderstorm canceled the rest of the concert. The band also performed on my video series BeforeTheConcert.com as well and are just a bunch of nice dudes.
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