Sgt. Scagnetti @ Clash Bar, Clifton, NJ – 8.18.18
August 19, 2018 | Concert Photography
After 19 years, I was able to see a band I saw a bunch in my early days of going to ska shows – Sgt. Scagnetti or Sgt Scag as they are usually going by now. The band is back with 2 new songs but playing more shows and I couldn’t be happier.
I haven’t been going to many shows this year for whatever reason, burnt out, lack of quality shows or just pure laziness..but Sgt. Scag brought me out to Clifton, NJ. It was close enough that I couldn’t resist. I recorded an hour long conversation for my new podcast, The ReadJunk Podcast, and that episode should be up Tuesday. You can subscribe and download episodes at iTunes, Google, Stitcher and other places.
Sgt. Scag only had a half hour set but they blasted through a lot from Detonate and Just Another Trick, as well as their two new tracks “Murder House” and “Funai Elektric.” It brought back a lot of memories seeing them, good ones, and was happy to see the band again live. I wanted to hear “Sideshow” but their keyboard player was home watching the kids so they opted not to do that one that night. Still, the rest of the stuff was great and blast to hear again. Not to knock the other bands I saw, but Sgt. Scagnetti was far and beyond the best band of the night and their sound was tight! Hopefully they come back around soon and keep at it.
As for the photography side of things, mainly just used my 24-70mm f2.8 lens and had to go up to ISO 4000-5000 since it was so dark. The photos look better when they aren’t as compressed for the web. For some reason they were looking more blurry this time when they were compressed. Regardless, got some fun shots of the band and finally photos of them with a digital camera.
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