Thursday, January 31, 2019


Daddy Issues | Leggy | Desert Sharks @ Baby's All Right

This winter has been a tough one for me so far and I have not felt very inclined to leave the house much except for work or to give guitar lessons but this was DEFINITELY a show I was going to move my ass for, and move my ass I did. I bundled myself up, grabbed my camera bag, trundled down to Brooklyn and was not at all sorry that I did. This was a killer lineup, and I had yet to see Daddy Issues (I was shooting DFA 1979 the night DI was in BK last) so I was not gonna miss it. An added bonus was that lots of friends were there too, so it was for sure a nice reprieve from the cold gloom of winter and the anxiety of preparations for Cop/Out's upcoming tour. Nothing like leaving home for a month to make you want to stay in as much as possible in the meantime, but luckily this show broke the spell for me for the night!

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Desert Sharks kicked off the night and fuck, there is definitely a reason why they are one of my favorite bands! In addition to killer chops, they have such high energy and really make me work for the shot, which of course CHALLENGE ACCEPTED! This is the first time I've shot this band indoors without a speedlight (I shot them on my stage at Punk Island last year sans flash but it was a bright outdoor setting so that doesn't really count) and I've done primary long exposure stuff while shooting them in the past, but I've been working on shooting less with flash and working with light/dark more so I was pretty pleased with the results sans flash from the night. Anyway...more importantly, they have a full length coming out sometime this year and I am really excited for that! Not sure of a time frame on that so do yourself a favor and keep an eye on their social media for announcements pertaining to that because you are not going to want to miss getting that in your ears.

Their next shows are Friday 2/1 at Alphaville and 3/11 at the Knitting Factory with Gymshorts and Thick. I have to miss both of these shows because of work and not being home yet from tour for the KF one but YOU should go in my place! (really bummed about the 3/11 show especially because that lineup is siiiiick)

Leggy hit the stage next and I have to admit they were the band I was least familiar with before this show. I'd heard the name a few times but had not had a chance to listen to them prior to seeing them play. Which I realize now was a mistake because I very much enjoyed their set of fuzzy, reverby gems and have been catching up on their past releases on Spotify since the show. They have a new single out now "Eden" (read a review HERE) from their forthcoming album "Let Me Know Your Moon" due out March 8th, which I am very eager to listen to when it drops. I hope this also means a return to NYC soon for them because I def want to see them play again ASAP. 

They hail from Cincinnati as does the magic and wonderful Lung who are one of my all time favorites (they are also some of the nicest and hardest working folks in DIY music right now. For real) I'd be so ecstatic if they came to NYC together, so I'm just going to send out some big vibes into the universe for that to happen because that would make me really, really, happy : )

I've been wanting to catch Daddy Issues live for a bit now and had yet to make it happen. As mentioned before, I was shooting another show the last time they came to NYC and I'm sure I was probably working the time before that. But in any case, I'm glad I finally made it out because it was well worth the wait. I've been rocking their 2017 release "Deep Dream" quite a bit lately and they hit plenty of tracks from it during their set along with some other choice cuts. They had a very busy 2018 touring a bunch in both the US and the UK, as well as putting out an Audiotree live release (available on their Spotify). Hopefully 2019 will see some new music and a return to NYC for them because I am so here for all of that. I absolutely want to make their next NYC a priority to be at, work or other shows be damned!

Highlights from their set def include their drummer telling anyone who doesn't believe survivors to get the fuck out (for fucking real GTFOOOOO of everywhere please) and their dreamy cover of the 1984 hit by Don Henley "Boys Of Summer" I've always been a fan of big revampings of songs for covers as opposed to exact copies and they knocked this one out of the park. In that vein...come to a Cop/Out show sometime to see us play Adele at a tempo you never thought possible for a song by a pop diva before....



---I mentioned my band is going on tour and yes it's true, you read correctly! We will be opening for Leftover Crack for a month from Seattle to Miami and if you want to keep up with what we're doing along the way,  you can keep up with our shit on my personal IG and the band's IG. I'll post a lot of shit in my story so that is the place to look if you wanna see the antics! Doing a tour diary is going to be unlikely since I hate writing and editing in the van and we have super early load ins every day....but maybe you never know!

---I'm still not super in love with the current layout of this shit...better than it was before but still feel it could be better (and I can't figure out for the life of me getting the social media widgets to work) so it very well may change again soon. Eventually I will bring this up to 2019 standards but for will continue to languish in 2010 lulz! Do other people in their late 30s also have a super weird relationship with technology, like we missed the boat on things cuz stuff was so rudimentary when we were young so we never learned how to use it very well or got comfortable with it, or is it just me? Maybe it's just me....


Please "like" and follow all of these bands since I was so nice and handily included the links for you! Support them- go to their shows, DL their music, buy their merch. This community only thrives when we make it thrive!


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