Wolfgang Schaefer @ Subterranean

Wolfgang Schaefer @ Subterranean

Wolfgang Schaefer opened up the Snowsera/We The Living show at Subterranean. Not knowing a thing about Wolfgang Schaefer before he took the stage (aside from the fact that he had a cool name), I was pretty impressed. A singer-songwriter, it was just him and his guitar onstage. His songs were good, his voice was great, and he had a fantastic stage personality. At one point, someone yelled for “Freebird” (they always do), and Wolfgang threatened to play the whole thing, but to do the guitar solo vocally. It was a vicious threat.

Shooting Notes

This was some of the best light I’ve seen at SubT. It was steady, and it was white. Of course I missed the backlighting of bigger venues such as Metro or House of Blues, but for a tiny venue, I couldn’t have been happier. There is no pit at SubT either, but the crowd wasn’t packed, so I was able to move around a little bit.

I definitely broke out my primes for this whole show. I mostly used the Canon 35mm f/1.4 for this set, with the Canon 135mm f/2 thrown in for good measure (I highly recommend both of them). Exposure settings were approximately 3200ISO, f/1.8, 1/100, give or take a stop or two.

Wolfgang Schaefer @ Subterranean

Wolfgang Schaefer @ Subterranean

Wolfgang Schaefer @ Subterranean

3 thoughts on “Wolfgang Schaefer @ Subterranean

    1. He was pretty great. I didn’t even realize he was from Chicago until today. We’ll have to go to another show of his one day.

  1. i saw him for the first time back in march with we the living (he’s the drummer’s brother).

    he pretty much only plays at like goose island and silvie’s.
    grrr.

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