Mike Patton, Faith No More

Mike Patton, Faith No More

10/25/2015 Aftershock Festival, Sacramento

Headliner for the 2nd day of Aftershock festival was Faith No More. After some years of other projects the band has really activated recently and with the new album, Sol Invictus, they have toured quite extensively. The band has always been leaning towards avant garde and the floral arrangements on the otherwise sterile white stage setup is definitely one more weirdness from them. But when it works it works. Faith No More is again powerhouse in music and I'm glad that they are.

Jenelle Monáe

Jenelle Monáe

Jenelle Monáe, The Warfield, San Francisco, 9/18/2014

I had the good fortune to shoot REDF 2014 Fundraising gala at The Warfield in San Francisco. REDF in an organization that builds social enterprises that employ those who have the toughest time getting a job. The highlight of the evening was a concert by Janelle Monáe and I happened to be one the very few photographers there. The audience wasn't your normal concert goers so they sat and stood back from the stage so I basically had her all to myself for the first 3 songs. She also always performs in spotlight so this was one of the easiest shoots for me. She's also one firecracker of a performer!