Blues and Lazers 12-30-08

(Nikon D300, iso 3200, 1/50 @f2:8, 17mm)

Blues and Lasers played Club Metronome on Tuesday night in downtown Burlington, Vermont. The band consists of Vermont locals Scott Tournet (guitar), Benny Yurco (guitar), Bryan Dondero (bass), Steve Shannon (drums), and Matt Burr (drums). You might recognize Scott, Bryan and Matt from the Band Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and Benny is from the band Turkey Bouillon Mafia.

(Nikon D300, iso 3200, 1/100 @ f:1.8, 50mm)

I didn't get to the show until late because I was at the Mike Gordon Band show at Higher Ground. My girlfriend won tickets from The Point radio station so we went there first. I saw the first few songs of Mike's show at the Waterfront this summer and I had thought it sounds pretty good but I was not really impressed with the show at Higher Ground. We stayed for a while but I really wanted to go and catch the Blues and Lasers show.

(Nikon D300, iso 3200, 1/30 @ f:2.8, 50mm)

Shooting concerts is probably my favorite kind of photography. There are so many good shows in this area but these days it has become a lot harder to bring a "professional" camera to shows at HG. You use to be able to bring your camera into almost any show but now you have to go through the band, management, or people at Higher Ground for a photo credential. I have done it many times but usually it is not worth the trouble because of all the restrictions associated with concert photography. I like shooting at Club Metronome because there is no restriction however the lighting really sucks.

(Nikon D300, iso 3200, 1/80 @ f:1.8, 50mm)

Anyway, when we got to Metronome, Blues and Lasers were rockin' out to a decent size crowd for a Tuesday night. I immediately went to the front of the stage and began taking pictures. It has been awhile since I took photos of the a concert so it was good to get back to it. As usual the lighting was a challenge but my friend C-lo was doing lights for the band. She kicks ass at doing lights so that helped my photos.

(Nikon D300, iso 3200, 1/30 @ f:2.8, 24mm)

The show kicked ass! Those guys rock so hard and they are all really good musicians. I wish I had skipped the Mike show and caught the whole set by B&L. I got some decent photos and they played one of my favorite Hendrix songs "Machine Gun" so it was an all around good time. Enjoy the rest of the photos.

(Nikon D300, iso 3200, 1/50 @ f:2.8, 17mm)

(Nikon D300, iso 3200, 1/40 @ f:2.8, 35mm)

(Nikon D300, iso 3200, 1/50 @ f:2.8, 17mm)

(Nikon D300, iso 3200, 1/50 @ f:2.8, 25mm)

(Nikon D300, iso 3200, 1/25 @ f:2.8, 17mm)

(Nikon D300, iso 3200, 1/40 @ f:2.8, 35mm)

(Nikon D300, iso 3200, 1/30 @ f:2.8, 50mm)

(Nikon D300, iso 3200, 1/40 @ f:2.8, 30mm)

(Nikon D300, iso 3200, 1/30 @ f:2.8, 35mm)