Photos & Gallery: Franz Ferdinand @ Bumbershoot

I first saw Franz Ferdinand about five years ago at the Crocodile. The stage was pretty much at eye level and though I have seen them at different venues over the years it was still shocking to see them on Memorial Stadium’s stage. This stage was about 15 feet tall at least and the difference was obviously striking. Also striking was the insane audience – I’m talking about you, out of control teenagers leaping over the barriers. As a band Franz Ferdinand needs to prove nothing – they’ve consistently proved their greatness through their music and performance. All they have to do now is to keep doing it, please and thank you.

Gallery of Franz Ferdinand @ Bumbershoot, page 1
Gallery of Franz Ferdinand @ Bumbershoot, page 2

Photos & Photo Gallery: Manic Street Preachers @ Neumos

Manic Street Preachers is one of the best bands ever to exist or ever will exist and I finally got to see them perform live on Monday. All their albums have been brilliant and I am constantly in awe of this band’s prowess. They fulfilled every massively high expectation I had them for their live performance and then some. I took photos of their set and never ever thought I would be so near these Welsh icons:

all photos by Dagmar

Gallery of Manic Street Preachers @ Neumos, page 1

Gallery of Manic Street Preachers @ Neumos, page 2

Photos: Keane @ the Moore

Keane is one of my favorite groups ever. I place their songs right up there with a few of my other all-time favorites, the Beatles, a-ha and early Bee Gees. This is high praise from me as the music from these artists, and Keane, is just holy in its very existence and melody. I took some photos tonight at Keane’s show – as always more photos on their way with a full gallery but I wanted to get some out as fast as I could!

all photos by Dagmar