Tuesday, December 1, 2009

End of the Year Music Top 10's

One of my favorite parts of this time of the year is thinking back on my favorite music memories. I'm going to do my year end wrap up of my Top 10 Albums as well as Live Music Photos by other photographers on my friends Sound on the Sound Blog. I figured I would post my own personal top ten live music shots on my own blog:

1. Girl Talk's set wrapping up the long weekend of amazing music and sunshine at Sasquatch Festival still is fresh in my mind. This photo is one of my favorite live music shots ive ever taken and such a good memory of 09. Plus it was one of the first times I shot any film at a concert

2. Its David Byrne..In a tutu.. Enough Said.. This man is a genius in all respects. It was really cool getting to shoot him live and an honor having his web people contact me about using the photos on his official website

3. My buddy's in MADRAD have been doing their thing for as long as i've known them. Its exciting seeing them getting a lot of attention this year.. Buffalo getting on top of this stage at Sasquatch was yet another reason why their live show is worth seeing.

4. Ahmir Thompson aka ?uestlove is my favorite member of The Roots. Dude can drum! He can DJ, write, photograph. A real inspiration for any creative person. This was the first time I got to shoot a Roots show after seeing over 6 strictly as a fan. I love how this shot of Ahmir came out

5. Spencer Moody's epic showing at Sasquatch Festival.. If you didn't hear about his rant/wild performance definitely google it haha

6. I have had the pleasure of meeting/shooting The Avett Brothers at KEXP this year but their recent show at the Paramount Theater was really memorable. The larger stage suited their energy and sound. They have some of the most loyal fans ive ever heard or seen at a show.

7. The Mighty Mos Def, up close and personal. Although I haven't been as into his musical projects as of late.. Hes a true performer and ill always love those first albums that really got me into hiphop.

8. The Flight of the Concords know how to perform music and be funny..simultaniously. I didn't expect to get to shoot this show, so it was a really pleasant surprise and a fun memory.

9. These Arms are Snakes headlined the John Spalding Benefit show at the ChaCha early on in 2009 (RIP John) The night was super fun and way more crazy than most shows have gone down in the chacha basement. I love that you cant see singer Steve's face in this shot

10. Damien Jurado's music can be hit or miss with me depending on my mood. Its defintily great when you need it and Its amazing to experience live. I think this photo really captured the mood of Damiens tunes. I also have had the pleasure of getting to know him better as a person and still owe him for this publicity stunt at our mutual friend/photographer Jenny Jimenez photo show

show me your tiffs: outtake from Patrick Wright on Vimeo.


ben blood said...

ahahahahaaha. the outtake with Damien Jurado is hillarious Kyle!

LAUREN MAX said...

that david byrne shot is my personal fave! still rockin' that print at my apartment.

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Abbey said...

Inspiring, as always, to see your work Kyle. These are gorgeous.

Anne Raker said...

Great work - I love these!

sarahjurado said...

Magic. You're the best. Hoping to see much more of you in 2010. We can arrange more guerilla Damien promos.