PHOTOS & REVIEW: The Aristocrats @ Alva’s 020115

Marco Minnemann

Alva’s is the best venue for watching complicated music.
Plenty of parking.
Early shows: 5pm.
You get to sit down.
No drunks.
If you forgot earplugs, they’ve got some at the front desk.
The hollow floor resonates, so you can experience the low frequencies through tactile sound.

The Aristocrats (Marco Minnemann, Guthrie Govan, and Bryan Beller) are recording a new album.
They decided to rehearse the material in front of an audience for 4 small shows.
I went to see it with Chuck Parker.
The band sounded great!

You can order their previous albums in my Shop.

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Photos from Renaud and Virgil Donati Music Video Shoot

This past Monday (January 26, 2015) I was hired by French fusion / metal guitarist Renaud Louis-Servais to shoot a music video for his song “Epic Circus.” Virgil Donati, who also appears on the recorded track, came down to MDM Rehearsal Studios in Burbank, CA and we shot their 4-piece band playing along to the tracks.

(The song is embedded below, so you can listen to the track while browsing the gallery.)

I used my Blackmagic Design 4K in RAW on a Steadicam, and my Canon L-Series zoom lenses. These stills are taken directly from the RAW video frames.

PS: Thanks to Chuck Parker for his assistance.

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Giant Moth

Took this photo this morning on the way to the studio. I think it’s a moth? Its wings were about 4 inches long. The concrete slab it’s sleeping on is a step on the stairs.

Giant Moth

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Photos From Joe Travers & Friends @ Baked Potato 010814

26 photos I took at the Joe Travers & Friends show @ Baked Potato, January 8, 2014.

Several members of Zappa Play Zappa joined him. Mike Keneally also made an appearance on keyboard and guitar.

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Dr. Zoltan, Nature Photographer

When Dr. Zoltan is not busy destroying the music industry and pooping parties, he often takes the day off to walk on foot through the wilderness, cataloging plants, animals, and minerals before it is too late. For the first time ever, Dr. Zoltan shares some of his recent digital photos of Southern California Wildlife. 

Click HERE to visit this exclusive Flickr Photo Gallery. 

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New Photos From Dr. Zoltan @ El Cid Flamenco Dinner Theater

Click HERE to see more from this set. Photos by Andrew Lasky @ Garage Comedy, who happened to be in attendance.

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