Over the years, I’ve found a lot of fellow concert photographers that are consistently making fantastic photos. Some are friends, some aren’t, but all are great and worth checking out!

Todd Owyoung
Chris Owyoung
They Will Rock You
Carrie Musgrave
Charlyn Cameron
Chris Weiss

Jacinta Mathews
FG
Dan Bedford
Ollie Kirchmeier
Darkroom Demons
Wallo Villacorta

In addition to awesome photographers, I’ve also run into fantastic bands. Again, some of these are personal friends (and you’ll probably recognize them from the blog), and some are just ones that I’ve been really impressed with. So, if you’re looking for new music, this is a good place to start:

Last Fast Action
Treaty of Paris
The Frantic
Quietdrive
Company of Thieves
AM Taxi
Ha Ha Tonka

Kevin Andrew Prchal
Ludo
Semi-Precious Weapons
Kill The Alarm
Cavalry
Butch Walker

I also meet a lot of managers, venues, and other people associated with the Chicago music scene. If you’re in a band and need help, these are some great people to check out:

Sinister Muse Records
Goldmill Management
Audio Is King (recording studio)
JBTV (local TV music program)