I had the absolute pleasure and honour of covering the Dine Alone Records 10 Year Anniversary party held at the Horseshoe Tavern in downtown Toronto. Being granted access to the exclusive (and sold-out) show was an absolute privilege. Shooting live music isn't something new to me since I get the opportunity to work for CMT and their Live Concert Series show, but this time it was a little bit different. I'll admit I don't listen to country music often so photographing an intimate concert that features two of my favourite bands is super cool and something I don't take for granted.
I've had the opportunity to photograph Solids before (check out the pics here!) and it was a high energy, head-bang worthy show, and this time around was no different. Xavier and Louis from Solids are great dudes that make great music and it's always a pleasure to see them and get the chance to hangout.
This was the first time I got to photograph (or see) Broncho live and they didn't disappoint. Their new album Just Enough Hip To Be Woman is an instant classic but I've always but I've always been a garage rock / punk rock / alternative music fan so hearing classics from their first album Can't Get Past The Lips brought forth some nostalgia for sure, although I'll admit I was a bit disappointed they didn't play the song China from their most recent album, but hey, they're coming back in July so maybe I'll get a chance to hear it then!
Anyway, check out the pics from the event below and if you haven't checked out Solids or Broncho yet, then stop what you're doing immediately and hit them up on Spotify.