Last Fast Action @ The Metro

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Last Fast Action are good friends of mine.  I’ve known them since 2002, and they have never stopped amazing me with their talent and flexiblity.   They’ve written many kinds of music, from pop, to pop-rock, to electronic-rock… they are not afraid to play covers of songs on the fly, even if they have never played them before… and they never cancel a show due to band members not being able to play; they find a way to make it work.

Their last show was no exception. (more…)

Quietdrive @ The Metro

Quietdrive @ The Metro

I have been a fan of the Minneapolis band Quietdrive for several years.

I originally saw them at small colleges, first as Sneakers 2 Bombs (singer Kevin Truckenmiller’s and guitarist Matt Kirby’s previous band), and eventually as Quietdrive. They always had a ton of energy and filled up the stage with presence. As a concert photographer, I see a lot of bands perform, and it takes a lot for a live show to impress me. Quietdrive’s shows have always managed to do just that.

It has been almost a year since I last saw QD live, since they have been hiding away recording their soon-to-be released album, Deliverance, which is currently available for pre-order on www.quietdrivemusic.com. (more…)