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Before ‘The Voice': Juliet Simms Through the Years

Before ‘The Voice': Juliet Simms Through the Years

Before her new rise to fame through the NBC talent show, ‘The Voice’, Juliet Simms and her band, Automatic Loveletter, were a constant fixture in the Vans Warped Tour lineup. Check out some photos of Juliet through the years below. Continue reading »

Erik Petersen of Balance and Composure

Erik Petersen of Balance and Composure

For the September edition of “My Favorite Gear”, I headed to Doylestown, PA to visit Balance and Composure guitarist, Erik Petersen. I had previously met up with the band for April’s “100 Bands You Need To Know” article. Check out a preview of Erik’s photo below, and pick up the September issue of Alternative Press to read the interview! Continue reading »

Vans Warped Tour 2011: Scranton

Vans Warped Tour 2011: Scranton

The Vans Warped Tour hit the slopes of Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA on Thursday, drawing more than 10,000 fans on a warm, summer day. It was the first of 7 Warped Tour dates for Grammy Award-nominee Paramore, while other featured acts included the likes of 3OH!3, The Devil Wears Prada, Relient K, Simple Plan, and Less Than Jake. Check out a small taste of the action below, and visit the Warped Tour website to find upcoming shows near you. Continue reading »

Sean Mackin of Yellowcard

Sean Mackin of Yellowcard

Following Rian Dawson’s “My Favorite Gear” shoot, I caught up with Sean Mackin, violinist and backing vocalist of Yellowcard, at The Dirty Work Tour. In addition to showing off a 100 year old classical and Zeta electric violin, Sean displayed his ninja reflexes by saving my Canon Speedlite 580EX II from hitting the pavement, while holding 2 violins. Read his interview in the August edition of Alternative Press magazine, in stores on July 5th, and check out a video from Yellowcard’s new album, When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes, below: Continue reading »

Rian Dawson of All Time Low

Rian Dawson of All Time Low

For the July issue of Alternative Press, I was asked to photograph Rian Dawson of All Time Low for the monthly “My Favorite Gear” piece. Having worked with the band several times before, Rian was the only member I hadn’t covered yet. Since his drum kit needed to be in the picture, we were limited to shooting on stage, and to complicate things a bit, the kit was on a 3 foot high riser. Luckily, I brought along a 6-foot ladder, and we were able to use the stage lighting for a little bit of ambiance. To read the article, grab a copy of the new Alternative Press, available on newsstands July 7th. Continue reading »