THOUGHTS: After picking up my photo pass for the festival, I made my way towards the festival grounds when I noticed an up-and coming artist whose music I had been listening too since an Instagram follower suggested I check her music out: Dorothy Martin of Dorothy (Her record titled “After Midnight” is super bad-ass). She was heading into the Whisky A Go-Go to check a band out, so I figured I’d follow her in to check out what she listened too. The band was The Killing Light and they are a metal band from Los Angeles. Formally named Vampires Everywhere!, they thrashed the stage with an aggressive set of shredding metal tunes. It got my adrenaline pumping and I was glad to know that Dorothy has good tastes in music.
PHOTOS: Just got a new 50mm prime lens, and still learning how to use it, so some of these pictures could have been better in focus, but I ain’t complaining.
Though I’m a Los Angeles native, I had never attended the Sunset Strip Music Festival. Now in it’s seventh year, and featuring several artist’s that I had been longing to see live for a while now, I decided to apply for a press pass.
Though I didn’t get approved to shoot the music festival, I called one of my clients, who happened to manage one of the artists performing, and got added to the photo pass list for the acts performing Saturday, September 24th.
Below is a list of artists that I had the chance to check out. Links to pages with my brief thoughts, photos, Instagram videos and set lists. Hope you enjoy them!