With music fans eager yet apprehensive about the return of concerts, Vinnie Caruana has been providing an ideal experience in the form of private outdoor shows throughout the summer. After over a year without live music, I found myself in the cranberry capital of the world – Middleborough, MA – being serenaded by his acoustic performance in a safe, intimate backyard setting on July 24. Enjoy the full set of The Movielife, I Am the Avalanche, and solo material.Read More “Chorus TV: Vinnie Caruana”
Punchline’s most recent tour found them supporting their longtime friends and influencers, Less Than Jake. The Pittsburgh, PA quartet performed a half hour of catchy tunes, from early fan favorite “Heart Transplants” to material from their latest album, Lion, along with a cover of Operation Ivy’s “Sound System” for the ska loyalists.
Enjoy their full set live from College Street Music Hall in New Haven, CT on April 16, 2019.
Less Than Jake’s recent tour found the ever-reliable ska punk act doling out a career-spanning mix of fan favorites and deep cuts. Watch them open with “Automatic,” “Plastic Cup Politics,” and “Shindo” – along with accompanying irreverent stage banter and toilet paper guns – live from their stop at College Street Music Hall in New Haven, CT on April 16, 2019.
I shot and edited the footage with additional filming by Sam Swider.
The Spill Canvas are opening their current “Part of the Hive Tour” with two fan favorites: “The Tide” and “All Over You.” Watch the band perform both songs live from their stop at the Middle East in Cambridge, MA on August 3, 2018. I shot and edited the footage with additional filming by Brandon Marc Powers and Sam Swider.
For the first time since Bamboozle in 2010, Piebald graced us with their presence for a string of eleven shows on the east and west coasts. Their eighth show landed them in Los Angeles, California at the Echoplex. After Facial and Limbeck opened, the crowd packed up against the stage anticipating the nostalgia of the set to come. As soon as Piebald opened up with “Karate Chops For Everyone But Us,” the singalong began. The set reached an emotional peak as the delicate strums of “King of the Road” were drowned out by the audience’s heartfelt singing. Travis handed his guitar off to Facial’s guitarist Cam for the fan favorite “American Hearts” as Travis wrapped up enough slack of his microphone cable for him to jump into the crowd to kick off the song. Frantic strobe lights, fist-pumping, and crowd surfing ensued.
We captured some video of the performance and you can find that below.
The air conditioning is off but the crowd of The Echo is packed into the steamy 350-cap room in the middle of June eagerly anticipating the lineup to come. The 26th stop along a 5-week run of shows brings Free Throw, Prawn, and Tiny Moving Parts to LA for an evening of indie rock and emo twinkle-daddies.
Tiny Moving Parts is headlining in support of their latest release, Celebrate, a summer album chockfull of finger-tapping and shout-along anthems — the perfect remedy for a twenty-something’s 2016 quarter-life crisis. Free Throw and Prawn are the perfect compliments, with Prawn—ever wistful and dynamic—and Free Throw paying homage to the mid-to-late 90’s era of emo.
Real Friends’ recent “$5 Tour” gave fans a unique opportunity to see this young and blossoming group in intimate environments they have long since outgrown. From skate parks to record stores, the band gave back to their supporters and local scenes across the country by performing at small venues with tickets priced at just five bucks. I filmed their stop at an oversold VFW hall in middle-of-nowhere Upton, Massachusetts. They mentioned several times how supportive our state has been since they first started touring, so it was no surprise to learn that we had one of the most rambunctious crowds of the tour. I hope you enjoy the highlights of the band performing “Late Nights in My Car” and “I Don’t Love You Anymore.”
On December 26th, 2014, Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties played their first ever full-band show at The Paradise in Boston, MA. You can watch the entire set – 36 minutes of songs about getting used to being alone – after the jump. Read More “Chorus TV: Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties”