Narco States, The Coax, and Bodega Sushi

Here's some photos from a rad show at TOTAL DRAG the other week

The Coax

Up first was local babez, Bodega Sushi

Bodega Sushi

The Coax came from Minneapolis as they kicked off a 60 day tour in support of their new album called "Total Drag".. And yeah. It's inspired by our rad lil' all ages venue here in Sioux Falls.

The Coax

And Narco States, another killer Minneapolis band, finished off the night with some rad, fuzzy psych rock.

Narco States

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David Dondero, Meriwether Raindelay, and Micah Kittelson

It was stupid cold outside last thursday, but that didn't stop Total Drag from filling up quick with all sorts of people drawn by the allure of an incredible folky, singer-songwriter kind of night. David Dondero is an incredibly talented and magical human and I'm so glad he came back to SIoux Falls to play some music for us. Seriously go check out his music!

David Dondero

David Dondero

Before David Dondero took the stage, we had a few local acts playing some beautiful music to tug on your heart strings, like Meriwether Raindelay. I would be lying if I said I've never cried during one of Troy's sets.

Meriwether Raindelay

Meriwether Raindelay

And opening the night was our friend Micah Kittelson with some lovely songs. This was the first time I've seen him perform with someone else and though he sounds great by himself, the percussion element added another level to his songs that felt more full and balanced. Great as always.

Micah Kittelson

Micah Kittelson

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My top 10 Shows of the year

Trying to focus on the rad parts of 2016 instead of wallowing in the garbage parts of it, so I'm gonna look back at my top ten favorite shows I was able to either shoot or attend this year!

1. BRONCHO at Total Drag (Sioux Falls)

2. Crystal Castles at The Varsity (Minneapolis, MN)

3. Animal Collective at The Orpheum (Sioux Falls, SD)

AnimalCollective

4. Tame Impala at Red Rocks (Denver, CO)

5. Cloud Dog (Reunion show) at Replay Lounge (Lawrence, KS)

6. The Coathangers at the Barracuda (Austin, TX)

7. Angie Hosh's last show at ICON (Sioux Falls, SD)

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8. So Pitted at Total Drag (Sioux Falls, SD)

9. BRONCHO at the Seed Theater (Rapid City, SD)

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10. The Audacity at Total Drag (Sioux Falls, SD)

 


Our local scene killed it this year and I'm so totally in love with how much it's grown and all of the beautiful people I have had the opportunity to meet because of it.. also incredibly thankful that I got to travel so much this year, by myself and with some awesome pals, to go see all sorts of cool shows.

I know that things will only continue to grow here and I'm super stoked to be a part of it!

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My Top 10 Albums of 2016

I posted my top ten last year so I figured I should make it a tradition on here considering most of my photography/life revolves around music anyways. So, here's my opinion on the raddest of the rad albums that came in 2016:

 

1. Crystal Castles - Amnesty (I)

2. Tobacco - Sweatbox Dynasty

3. BRONCHO - Double Vanity

4. The Coathangers - Nosebleed Weekend

5. STRFKR - Being No One, Going Nowhere

6. So Pitted - neo

7. Hooded Fang - Venus On Edge

8. Ty Segall - Emotional Mugger

9. Chairlift - Moth

10. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity

 

Uh, yah. Super rad. I feel like next year will be better though. Lookin' at you, Gorillaz..

Defects Per Million, Pale Norse, Midnight Reruns, Platinum Boys

This show was back in the middle of September but better late than never, right?
 

Actually, for the last week of 2016 I'm going to try and post a lot of the old photos I've had sitting around in my lightroom catalog just waiting to be edited and shown off to the world.. So I'm starting with these shots from a rad show back at Total Drag on the 15th of September!

This was Defects Per Million's first show, too! (Click on smaller images to enlarge)

And some more local rockers by the name of Pale Norse

Midnight Reruns came and played some fun tunes from Milwaukee

And Platinum Boys also from Milwaukee closed out the night!

Look forward to several more posts before the year is over with a bunch of awesome photos from this year and maybe a glimpse into some things I'm planning for the next year..