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Dark Sky Choir cd Release Show at Starland Ballroom


Dark Sky Choir brought their A game to Starland Ballroom for their cd release show. They put on a stellar show as they are amazing musicians. They are going to blast their way through big crowds for years to come. Keep an eye out for some upcoming tours.

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Alive 75 at Starland Ballroom


Alive 75 a Kiss tribute band that came to Starland Ballroom and they couldn’t have been a nicer group of musicians. Their stage performance was right on the money with amazing visuals for the crowd to see. They let me cover the entire show with stage access so I was able to get some awesome shots. Definitely go see their show it’s worth every cent for the experience.

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Sevendust 20th Year Anniversary Tour at Starland Ballroom


Sevendust continues to play shows to big crowds even 20 years later as they have shown for their 20th year anniversary tour.  They came through Starland Ballroom as they usually do and to no surprise put on an amazing show for all their local New Jersey fans. They are truly a band that always give their fans what they want which is a great performance and stand up approachable musicians.

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Punk Rock Music & Bowling Festival at The Stone Pony Summer Stage

The start of The Stone Pony Summer Stage shows kicked off with The Punk Rock Music & Bowling Festival. I am blessed to be the official house photographer for the legendary Stone Pony which allows me access to pretty much all shows there. Outside festivals always makes me happy as I get to roam around and meet so many interested people as well as cover all the bands. Three days of non stop music and fun give me goosebumps as I like to consider myself as not just another music photographer but a part of the show music photographer.

This years lineup was insane with headliners The Specials and Charles Bradley along with NOFX and The Buzzcocks. Two local bands The Vansaders and Hot Blood kicked off each day with a bang getting the crowd roaring for what’s to come. A few of the bands performing I have seen in the past but most I have only heard of so for me it’s so exciting to see and hear new bands that are out there.

My love and passion for music never stops with one band or genre it keeps opening up the door to more and more interesting musicians and artists of all styles.

Here is the full list of bands that performed:

The Dwarves, Blanks 77, Stigma, Wyldlife, The Specials, Charles Bradley and the Extrodinares, Dillinger Four, The Explosion, Pup, The Templars, Crazy and the Brains, Ravagers, The Vansaders, Giuda, Street Dogs, Sick of it All, NOFX, Buzzcocks, Lifetime, Leftover Crack, The Pietasters, The New Darkbuster, Posers, Big Wig, Hot Blood, Lenny Lashley and His Gang of One

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Yellowcard Plays One Last Time at Starland Ballroom


I have been a fan of Yellowcard for about 10 years now and have seen them live a few times over the years. They have always played to my expectations as well as everyone else’s I have ever spoken to about them. I was definitely excited to be providing coverage for them at Starland Ballroom this one last time. They put on a great show and always perform at a high level giving their fans everything they can hope for.




Their stage production is without question nothing short of amazing from their lighting displays to their cool movements on stage.





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High in the Mid 80’s at Roxy and Dukes


High in the Mid 80’s came to perform at Roxy and Dukes in Dunellen New Jersey. This show was a fundraiser hosted by the Jerzey Derby Brigade roller derby team.

High in the Mid 80’s is an 80’s dance band that performs all the greatest hits of one of the best era’s of music and fashion. With a costume contest in place the fans came dressed to impress.

It was a great night and a lot of fun, everyone was dancing the night away.

MACK EP Release Show at The Saint


Up until Saturday night I had only heard about Mackenzie Brown but was very interested in hearing and seeing her perform. MACK as she is called in the music world had her EP release show at The Saint in Asbury Park, NJ. Her EP Balance is a collection of a few songs that really shows her rage as a young artist. She resides in New Jersey and works as a music instructor at the Lakehouse Music Academy which is home and work to many bands and musicians from the area. Mackenzie’s voice is extremely refreshing and has a cool stage performance as well as she was backed up with some seasoned local musicians. Her EP Balance is available on iTunes and spotify I totally recommend giving her tunes a listen.

All images taken by Jeff Crespi and Delaney Bouton