AltNation threw together a little tour with Coast Modern, Sundara Karma, and 888. One of the stops along the way was the House of Blues in Cleveland.
Sundara Karama invited Victoria and I from Kryptonite Music Magazine to cover the show, so we gladly headed down to East 4th on a busy Saturday night to do so.
Coast Modern were up first, taking the stage in hues of blue and red lights. If you know anything about me, then you know how I feel about blue and red lights.
This concert was held in the smaller room located inside of House of Blues, so there was no photo pit. I was doing my usual climb throughout the venue trying to find a nice spot to perch myself so I wouldn’t end up getting lost in the crowd.
Their bassist resembled my manager at my part-time job and, for some reason, and made it fairly hard to comfortably take photos of him.
After a short set change came Sundara Karma.
Most of my photos end up black and white when I shoot smaller venues like these. But, honestly, I really like black and white photos. I think it adds an unique kind of depth to each shot that color photos can’t always provide.
A photo friend of mine, also named Sophie, was working the show alongside me. I always love showing her the spots in the venue where you get the best view, the best lighting.
Sophie and I were both struggling to see over people’s heads as the show continued on. We’d get the exact right space that we wanted, then someone would move slightly to the right and we’d lose our view.
It’s alright, though.
For some of the last photos I edited, I gave in and edited out the ugly exit sign.
Last up were 888.
The back of their lead singer’s jacket had the “I Want To Believe” patch embroidered and I wanted a photo of it so badly but, my God, he moves fast.
I like the empty space in this next one.