Live music in SF

my buddies from the Far-east Movement (FM) preformed at the palace of fine arts in san francisco this past week (international secret agents put on by fm and wong fu productions). they were gracious enough to invite me to check it out and i had a blast. those guys can really carry a crowd and put on a show. wow. it's wild to think that it was only a few years ago that we were freestyling to beats in my living room and casually joking about making music a lifestyle. well, they're doing it and they're on the rise so keep a lookout. they're also getting some local radio play on power 106 on the 7 at 7 with their track 'girls on the dance floor.'

i took my camera to give 'concert photography' a shot and needless to say i was quickly humbled by all the rookie mistakes i made. of course, at the time, i thought i was on fire! striking my semi-squat photo poses on the stage, pushing composition to the eXtreme~!!1!, and turning this medium into my bitch.

then i got home and 3/4 of the shots were overexposed, blurry or simply in poor taste.

yeah.

go me...

here are some selects. hopefully they're small enough to hide all my blunders.

dancecrew01

dancecrew021

dateh011

glowsticks1

proh011

fm_011

fm_031

fm_041

fm_051

fm_061

jin02

also had a bit of fun with audrey and shae at the cafe du nord this past thursday seeing mother mother open for the sam roberts band. it's too bad mother mother wasn't headlining but i still had a great time. good music and a good venue. drinks are on the soft side, but i'm not complaining.

mothermother01

shae_audrey

craig1

some of their music for those not familiar: