Category Archives: music

iLL EVANS funk-hip-hop-jazz fusion at AbeErb

Musicians are a lot like photographers: we practice our craft, we put the work out there, we engage the audience, and we try to figure out how to get paid. Just like venues book bands, you can book me for … Continue reading

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Dixieland jazz for Valentine’s Day

Been here twenty years; just discovered the KW Dixieland Jazz Club. How does that happen? Hit the Legion on Regina Street in Uptown Waterloo on Saturday, on the advice of my good friend Tony Reinhart. Said he on Friday: you … Continue reading

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Maxwell’s–big new house for music in Waterloo

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve made the rounds of Maxwell’s Music House, but I bumped into Paul Maxwell at the last Hub Unplugged and asked him how the new venue was progressing. He said drop around some time … Continue reading

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Metal for breakfast

Sunday morning. 7AM. Two heavy metal bands. And pancakes. That’s what cultural instigator and owner of The Princess Cafe, Marc Lecompte, was serving up at his Heavy Breakfast this past weekend as part of the Uncross Your Arms Fest. Above … Continue reading

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Grand Porch Party band–The Short Films

Only 3 weeks away, on Sunday June 8, is the ever-awesome Grand Porch Party, and y’all know that (and you’ve told two friends, right?) but some of may not know some of the bands playing at GPP. Last weekend I … Continue reading

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More jam! Imbibe Open Jam style

When Thursdays roll around, I’m really ready for fun.  And the confluence of Bro Night, great food, great beer, and Tessa “Bobessa” Elise’s rockin’ regular Open Jam at Imbibe make it my go-to destination.  Yes, I shot an iteration of … Continue reading

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Empty Fest 6 jams in Sarnia

You know what photographers do when they’re grieving?  That’s right: they shoot. After an awesome tribute of a funeral service for my Pops in the morning, Friday night found me ready to snap out of my weeklong hiatus from shooting.  … Continue reading

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Talking new audio with Bob Egan and David Gray

A funny thing happened on the way to this blog post: I was googling for some background info to support my Saturday interviews with Bob Egan and David Gray of Conestoga College’s Modern Audio Arts program, and found *the* post … Continue reading

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Claryssa Webb plays King Street

Thursday late afternoon, at my favourite King Street, Waterloo hangout, Coffee Culture, I was shooting photos from Dupont St across King and trying to achieve some panning shots of bicycles flying by.  I was going for sharp focus on riders … Continue reading

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1shot #123-secret chord

This fellow was playing out in front of Elements on Friday and he was great.  It doesn’t matter where I shoot musicians–on a porch, in The Jazz Room, in The Registry Theatre, or on the street—they have this very honest … Continue reading

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