The Frantic @ Audio Is King

Frantic Recording @ Audio Is King

I titled this “The Frantic,” but it was really just singer Kyle Dee recording vocals.

I had been trying to get over to Audio Is King for several weeks now to crash a recording session, but with doing concert photography, wedding/portrait photography, and working a full-time job on top of that, my schedule is jam packed. Luckily, Augie texted to tell me that they were recording on a rare day where I had no solid plans, so we (my hubby and I) were able to stop by for a little while. I’m so glad we did. I missed all involved terribly. We must do it again soon.

By the way Frantic fans, I got to hear an almost completed song, and it was amazing. You’re in for a treat when this record is done. For those that don’t know of the Frantic, check them out, they’re lots of fun.

Frantic Recording @ Audio Is King

Frantic Recording @ Audio Is King

Frantic Recording @ Audio Is King

Frantic Recording @ Audio Is King

Frantic Recording @ Audio Is King

Frantic Recording @ Audio Is King

Frantic Recording @ Audio Is King
(This one should be paired with the next one.  This is Kyle face #1…)

Frantic Recording @ Audio Is King
(And this is face #2.  Love it.)

Frantic Recording @ Audio Is King

Frantic Recording @ Audio Is King

Frantic Recording @ Audio Is King

Frantic Recording @ Audio Is King

Frantic Recording @ Audio Is King

Frantic Recording @ Audio Is King

Frantic Recording @ Audio Is King

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Adam & Kevin Recording @ Audio Is King

Kevin & Adam Recording @ Audio Is King
Kevin Andrew Prchal and Adam Krier (of AM Taxi and LBC) just recorded a Bruce Springsteen cover, “Reason To Believe,” in response to the crisis in Haiti. They explained why they did it it much better than I could:

“We chose the song ‘Reason To Believe’ by Bruce Springsteen, not only for its brilliance, but mainly for its significance in the way the world took form and found hope out of an otherwise hopeless situation. This song is for the tireless doctors, the relentless volunteers, the steadfast soldiers and the separated families who continue to search for their loved ones. They, like the rest of us, at the end of every hard earned day find some reason to believe.”

They, as well as Augie & Dan from Audio Is King, were nice enough to let me take pictures during their quick recording session. Thanks all!

To download the song, head over to Kevin’s website: http://www.kevinandrewprchal.com. What are you waiting for?

Kevin & Adam Recording @ Audio Is King

Kevin & Adam Recording @ Audio Is King

Kevin & Adam Recording @ Audio Is King

Kevin & Adam Recording @ Audio Is King

Kevin & Adam Recording @ Audio Is King

Kevin & Adam Recording @ Audio Is King

Kevin & Adam Recording @ Audio Is King

Kevin & Adam Recording @ Audio Is King

Kevin & Adam Recording @ Audio Is King

Kevin & Adam Recording @ Audio Is King

Kevin & Adam Recording @ Audio Is King
(And this is my husband Aaron who likes to play drums. He’s cute, isn’t he? I’ll keep him.)

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Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV
For those not in the Chicago area, JBTV is a brodcasted, Emmy-winning program that is dedicated to local (and sometimes not-so-local) music. It’s a show that has kept true to it’s roots – totally non-corporate, and it just celebrated its 25 anniversary. It’s basically an institution for Chicago music lovers. Walking around the studio is like walking through a museum. Everything on the walls and on the tables are signed… even some chairs are signed!

Imagine my happiness when I was invited to take photos for Treaty of Paris’ performance on there just a few weeks ago! This was the fourth night of what I dubbed my “Treaty of Paris week,” as I shot a rehearsal, their EP release, promos, and then their JBTV appearance. Luckily, I love these guys, otherwise I might have been sick of them. It really is a testament to their performance that I wasn’t sick of them. I could have watched them a few more nights, in fact.

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV
Treaty of Paris @ JBTV
Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV
Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV
The one and only Ryan Manno introducing the show

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV
This is Sam (also known as Sam Ash). If you don’t know her, you should. And she’s also going to kill me for posting this picture, but she should know better than to make faces at me.Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV
Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV
That’s Char. She’s amazing.

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV
Treaty and the JBTV group

Treaty of Paris @ JBTV
I love this. George, in the middle, is Mike’s father. He’s the best.

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Treaty of Action @ The Stained Glass Palace

Treaty of Action Rehearsal @ The Stained Glass Palace
One of the things I want to do more of is the “behind-the-scenes” type stuff – rehearsals, backstage, recordings, etc. I love shooting live shows, but there is so much more that goes into a good band than just a concert. I’ve been lucky in my photography career to meet a bunch of amazing bands, and ones that don’t mind me hanging around and taking some pictures here and there.

These shots are from a rehearsal a few days before the Treaty of Paris Currents release show. Treaty of Paris and Last Fast Action met up at Treaty’s rehearsal space (also known as “The Stained Glass Palace”) to run “Currents” and “Hey Luv” together since they were performing them together at the show. This was an especially fun rehearsal since “Hey Luv” is a classic local scene song from The Dog & Everything (LFA’s previous band) and it hasn’t been played for years.

Treaty of Action Rehearsal @ The Stained Glass Palace

Treaty of Action Rehearsal @ The Stained Glass Palace
(The one and only Mike Kosch. We discovered that the clock didn’t work.)

Treaty of Action Rehearsal @ The Stained Glass Palace

Treaty of Action Rehearsal @ The Stained Glass Palace

Treaty of Action Rehearsal @ The Stained Glass Palace

Treaty of Action Rehearsal @ The Stained Glass Palace

Treaty of Action Rehearsal @ The Stained Glass Palace

Treaty of Action @ The Stained Glass Palace

Treaty of Action @ The Stained Glass Palace

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