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…)

Teaser – Quietdrive @ The Metro

Quietdrive @ The Metro

Last weekend, I shot a benefit show – Cancel Out Cancer – at the Metro. A bunch of great Midwest bands were playing in support of the cause. One of the bands I was most excited about seeing was Quietdrive since they haven’t been playing much while recording their new CD this past year (which comes out on October 14th!!)

Shooting Notes
Of course, the light was the worst for their set, despite their main support slot. I parked my cameras on 3200ISO, dropped my shutter speed to 1/80 or 1/100 (for those occasional light flares) and stayed on f/2.8. I adore the Metro, but I’m looking forward to better lighting when Quietdrive returns to Chicago on October 29th, when they perform at the House of Blues with Mest.

More photos to come of Quietdrive, Treaty of Paris, Company of Thieves, and House of Heroes!