Trapper Schoepp & The Shades @ Bowery Electric, NYC - 11.20.14 (48)

Trapper Schoepp & The Shades @ Bowery Electric, NYC – 11.20.14

November 21, 2014 | Concert Photography

Trapper Schoepp & The Shades played Bowery Electric in NYC last night and they were excellent! They previewed their new album Rangers & Valentines, which sounds even better than their last album Run, Engine, Run.

I didn’t even know Trapper and the Shades were playing in NYC until I saw Trapper post something about it on Facebook a few days ago. I said what the hell, I’m not doing anything and love their music. I thought they were headlining but they were actually opening but playing 45 minutes. Hey, even better! No offense to the other bands but I wanted to cut out early. Not a fan of shows that start late but since I saw the band I wanted to see first, it worked out in the end.

If you haven’t seen my acoustic session with Trapper for Before The Concert, check it out!

I’ve only been to Bowery Electric once before, for Jordan Klassen in the Map Room (I think it’s the map room). The smaller room at the top. The show was held in the downstairs part and was packed from the earlier show getting done. I made my way to the front and stayed there the entire time. Would have been nice to move around but I didn’t want to get in the way of the audience. I switched between 14-24mm f2.8 and 24-70mm f2.8 lens for the set, though would have been nice to get some shots in that balcony level in the back. Still, thought I got some great shots of Trapper rockin’ out.

I guess I rushed out of the apartment because I forgot to bring some tissues with me for earplugs. I hate when I do that because then I end up having no hearing for 2 days plus it’s just really bad to not have ear protection. Tissues isn’t the best but I prefer those over these earplugs that stick out of my ears like I’m Frankenstein’s Monster. I really need to invest in those fancy expensive earplugs that musicians have.

Anyway, Trapper Schoepp and the Shades were excellent and really looking forward to hearing this new album, whenever it’s released.

The Full Gallery Set

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