1057 The Point HoHo Shows 4 and 5

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This blog post will be much different than my past ones, straight to the point.  Tuesday and Wednesday closed out the series of 1057 The Point HoHo Shows that happen every year around Christmas.  The photos you saw in my prior posts of Gaslight Anthem and Bush were also HoHo Shows.  Shows 4 and 5 were at the Peabody Opera House and consisted of some of my favorite bands to photograph.  Below are some brief highlights from each night.

HoHo Show #4 featuring FUN., The Joy Formidable, and 21 Pilots-December 11th Highlights:

  • Getting to photograph 21 Pilots was awesome.  They are a young band consisting of two members, the best thing about their set was seeing their drummer do a back flip off of a piano.
  • The Joy Formidable played second and like the last time I photographed them I love Ritzy Bryan’s live performance more and more, check them out and you will find that she is one of the most intense front women you’ll ever see live.
  • Fun.  Their band name expresses it so appropriately, they are fun to see period.  Their sound is amazing and the energy they put off makes you want to watch them play all night.

HoHo Show #5 featuring Grouplove and Silversun Pickups-December 12th Highlights:

  • Grouplove played second on the bill and it made the third time I’ve photographed them.  Their sound is infectious and their live performance is more intense than most heavy rock acts I’ve seen.  See them live and then buy their CD, do it in that order.  I guarantee you will be jamming on that disc for weeks.
  • Silversun Pickups were interesting.  I have to admit that I’ve never been a fan of their music but live there was something genuine about their performance.  Vocalist Brian Aubert was seen smiling through most the set and their bass player,  Nikki Monninger, jumps around and owns her side of the stage.

The slide show consist of some of my favorite shots from both nights, to view more pics from the shows please visit this link: http://www.1057thepoint.com/PhotoPages/albums.aspx.


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