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The Graduate @ Metro
I had heard of The Graduate before going into this show, but didn’t know their music. As a band that had toured with some of my favorites, such as Jack’s Mannequin, I had high hopes, and they were definitely a pleasant surprise. Also, they got bonus points for being an IL band. I would definitely not mind seeing them again.

The Graduate @ Metro

The Graduate @ Metro

The Graduate @ Metro

The Graduate @ Metro

The Graduate @ Metro

The Graduate @ Metro

The Graduate @ Metro

The Graduate @ Metro

The Graduate @ Metro

The Graduate @ Metro

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Ludo @ The Metro

Oh, Ludo. We’ve been to countless shows over the eight or nine years that we’ve been fans, and they never get old. How much do we love them? Last year, we couldn’t go to their Chicago show for their “Broken Bride” tour (which is one of my top 5 albums, ever I might add) because I was shooting a wedding, so the next day, we drove hours to see their show in Columbia, MO because we just couldn’t bear to miss it. Luckily, this time, while they’re out on tour for their new album Prepare the Preparations, we got to see them here. But, if we had to, we still would have driven several hours to see them. Because they’re worth it.

Ludo @ The Metro

Ludo @ The Metro

Ludo @ The Metro

Ludo @ The Metro

Ludo @ The Metro

Ludo @ The Metro

Ludo @ The Metro

Ludo @ The Metro

Ludo @ The Metro

Ludo @ The Metro

Ludo @ The Metro

Ludo @ The Metro

Ludo @ The Metro

Ludo @ The Metro

Ludo @ The Metro

Ludo @ The Metro

Ludo @ The Metro

Ludo @ The Metro

Ludo @ The Metro

Ludo @ The Metro

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Tommy & The High Pilots @ Metro
Tommy and the High Pilots came all the way to Chicago from Santa Barbara, CA because we’re special (or because it was the first stop on the tour… but I prefer to think that Chicago is special). Although, I might have preferred to take a little vacation to go see them play in their home state. Any excuse to go to California is a good excuse, right?

Regardless of where they were, Chicago or California, I was glad to finally see them for the first time. I’ve been hearing about them for a while, and they did a great job of living up to my expectations.

Tommy and the High Pilots is also represented by what might be the coolest label around – Redbird Records. I’m not one to love record labels (I usually reserve love for specific bands), but I’ll make an exception for Redbird because of the fun quirky bands they sign. Of course, what can you expect from a label that was founded by members of Ludo?

Tommy & The High Pilots @ Metro

Tommy & The High Pilots @ Metro

Tommy & The High Pilots @ Metro

Tommy & The High Pilots @ Metro

Tommy & The High Pilots @ Metro

Tommy & The High Pilots @ Metro

Tommy & The High Pilots @ Metro

Tommy & The High Pilots @ Metro

Tommy & The High Pilots @ Metro

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Treaty of Paris @ Metro

This past Saturday, my friends in Treaty of Paris released their new EP, Currents, which they have been working hard on for months. They mentioned that there would be several surprises at the show, and they weren’t kidding. There were balloons, confetti, life-sized woodland creatures, a new cover that was performed with the help of many other local band members, the return of the infamous “Hey Luv” which hasn’t been performed for several years, a slideshow, etc… It was truly a production, and everyone that went walked out saying it was one of the best local shows they have ever been to.

I shot the whole thing – from soundcheck, to backstage, to the actual sets. I mean, this was a monumental event. I wanted to give a sneak peek for all those who attended! Enjoy!

Backstage @ Metro
(Yes, the Treaty guys, plus a few other backstage helpers blew up ALL those balloons ourselves)

Backstage @ Metro
(Jerry Bryant from JBTV getting some love from a friendly bear)

Last Fast Action @ Metro
(Last Fast Action)

Last Fast Action @ Metro
(Last Fast Action)

AM Taxi @ Metro
(AM Taxi)

AM Taxi @ Metro
(AM Taxi)

Treaty of Paris @ The Metro
(Treaty of Paris…and a bear)

Treaty of Paris @ Metro
(Treaty of Paris)


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AM Taxi @ The Metro

It’s been a while since I’ve posted something other than sneak peeks, contests, or info about publication. I’ve been a busy girl with the other side of my photography business, but things have calmed down for a while (harder to do outdoor shoots and weddings in the Chicago winter), so I’m back to editing concert photos… expect more updates now!

This set was from the last time I shot AM Taxi, who never fail to be true rockstars. Chicago boys, AM Taxi (formerly American Taxi) were picked up by Virgin Records a while ago, and have just finished recording their first label-produced CD, which will be released sometime in Spring 2010.

AM Taxi @ The Metro

AM Taxi @ The Metro

AM Taxi @ The Metro

AM Taxi @ The Metro

AM Taxi @ The Metro

AM Taxi @ The Metro

AM Taxi @ The Metro

AM Taxi @ The Metro

AM Taxi @ The Metro

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