Live Concert Photos: Snoop Dogg at Orpheum Theater, 02.01.2011

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Despite one of the worst blizzards in recent memory, Snoop Dogg’s Get Wet Tour rolled through Madison’s Orpheum Theater Tuesday night.  The combination of Snoop’s energy and the sold-out crowds’ vigor made for an exhilarating show.  Please enjoy the photos!

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Live Madison Concert Photos: The Decemberists, 08.05.09

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The Decemberists came into Madison last Wednesday and rocked the packed Overture Hall.  An exhilarating experience filled with intrigue was created with the use of dramatic lighting, a textured silky backdrop, and a powerful performance by the confident 7-person band.  The Heartless Bastards opened.  Please enjoy the photos.

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Live Concert Photo Tuesday – Old 97’s

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Rhett Miller, Murry Hammond, and the Old 97’s played to a packed house at The Barrymore on Tuesday July 21st.   A great show,  an energized atmosphere, and very friendly fans.  What more can one ask for :o) Please enjoy the photos!

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Live Music Photo Tuesdays – Meat Puppets

w 4859b The Meat Puppets brought their influential grunge sound to The Annex Friday night featuring tunes from “Sewn Together”, their new CD released May 12th.   Once the doors cracked open the venue quickly filled to a near capacity crowd.

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Live Music Photo Tuesdays – All That Remains

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Good News: There was a 3-foot pit, the space between the stage and the barricade, for the “bouncers” and the media, which includes photographers like me.  Bad News: When All That Remains (ATR) came on stage, the pit got smaller and smaller as the barricade got pushed closer and closer to the stage.  Saying ATR amped up the crowd would be an understatement.  Early on, vocalist Phil Labonte sounded a little disappointed as he did not see a mosh pit being generated Friday night at The Annex.  To the crowds’ defense, it was jam packed.  I mean if the person next to you decided to sway, you swayed too, regardless if you wanted to or not.  It was TIGHT!!!  Pun Intended. 

Luna Mortis opened the night up with songs from their newly released album, The Absence.  Based in Madison, the band was formed in 2001 in Monroe and went by the name The Ottoman Empire.  They later changed their name in 2008 to Luna Mortis.

Dirge Within followed.  Before the set, vocalist Jeremy “Jerms” Genske warned me that he likes to jump back and forth from the stage to the barricade.  I now see why.  The crowd loved the up-close and personal touch.  Rumor has it that a day before the show on May 14th, Dirge Within inked a deal with E1 Music (formerly Koch Records).  If it is true, congrats! 

Another great show.  Thanks for looking.

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