Last night Amy and the Peace Pipes played at the Stuff A Truck benefit for Homeless Gear at Pateros Creek. We had the honor of sharing the stage with Aires Attic and South to Cedars. I managed to snap a few shots during South to Cedars set.
In all honestly, the lighting was pretty challenging. Pateros Creek has a great room, but the stage area shares about the same lighting as the rest of the room, with the exception of some flood lights that are covered by transparent colored film. Pateros also had the (very good) problem of being completely packed for the evening, which limited the angles that I was able to capture images. South to Cedars put on an amazing show and feature some awesome harmonies by all of their members (they don’t normally had a drummer, they had a guest sit in for the last few songs, so a lot of great singing moments. In addition, the fiddle was a lot of fun to capture. It’s not too often that you get to capture tight shots of musicians and their instruments.
As always, all of my band photos can be found on Flickr. I’d love to hear what you think!
Just wanted to share out my latest gig poster design for the recent showcase that Amy and the Peace Pipes took part in at the Downtown Artery.
One of our goals for this show was to stress that this was a showcase of all three bands, rather than having a headline with supporting acts, so I tried to keep all of the image sizes relatively equal (also working on constraint with the images that I was given).
As you can see there was also a significant amount of information that I had to include in the poster, so I was a bit worried that I may have made things too busy. Overall I’m pretty pleased with the poster, especially when considering I also had to rush the design a bit. I’m already looking forward to playing with some more original artwork for the next gig poster.
I’m so incredibly excited to be playing FoCoMx again this year with Amy and the Peace Pipes, this time headlining the Boot Grill on Friday Night! There are so many incredible bands taking part in this festival, and to celebrate that I wanted to share some Spotify Playlists of the bands. Whether you’ve already got your wristband, love the FoCo Music Scene, or want to check out some awesome bands, hopefully these playlists will get you excited about the upcoming weekend!
Friday Night Artists (April 22)
Friday’s Schedule at FoCoMx
Saturday Night Artists (April 23)
Saturday’s Schedule at FoCoMx
Notes (for Bands) on the Playlist
I compiled this list by manually searching for each FoCoMx artist on Spotify, then clicking on the #1 listed “Most Popular” song.
The list is roughly in the order that artists are playing throughout the day
I apologize if I could not find your band, or if I identified the wrong band (I did try to verify some of those I had doubts by looking for release info on their web site or Facebook page).
Collaboration is turned on, so please feel free to swap out your band’s song if you’d prefer
One song per band please
If you don’t have a Spotify account or can’t modify the list, Tweet at Me and I’ll be happy to fix it for your band.
Thanks for checking out the playlist! I hope you enjoy it, follow it and pass it along to other #FoCoMusic lovers.