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My 2011 in music photography

I thought I’d compile some of my favorite pictures that I took in 2011. It’s been a great year, and I feel very accomplished with a significant amount of my output. These are some finer moments from Nashville and New York.

Deerhoof @ Mercy Lounge, 2/4
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Tokyo Police Club @ Exit/In, 2/5
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Oberhofer @ Mercy Lounge, 2/12
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Latest Clips: Odd Future, Bruno Mars, Darwin Deez, Tokyo Police Club, Deerhoof, and Das Racist

I wrote an editorial about Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (American Noise)

As much as the impact of social media is talked about, there’s a clearly different class of die-hard consumers who spend significantly more time on the internet than the typical casual user. The internet geek exists in a completely different cultural niche, with its own conventions and lexicon, as well as having the diverse base of knowledge that comes from the digital onslaught of information. These are the people who are aware of Odd Future, because Odd Future are themselves internet-savvy self-promoters. Social networking is hugely important in developing independent artists, and the teen rappers are the latest to profit from blog popularity.

I reviewed the latest from Bruno Mars (American Noise)

Fresh from a Grammy win for “Best Male Pop Vocal Performance,” Bruno Mars has released a new single that promises to keep building his reputation as a hit-maker. On the reggae-tinged “The Lazy Song,” Mars sounds every bit as laid-back as fellow Hawaiian Jack Johnson as he celebrates doing nothing at all. (Sitting inside all day is an effective method of avoiding stray grenades, as per his previous hit.)

I photographed Darwin Deez’s recent show in Nashville (American Noise), as well as reviewing it (American Songwriter)

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Deez and his band are nothing if not self-consciously weird–the multiple choreographed dance breaks and Deez’s signature scraggly hair and pencil mustache are proof of that. Between-songs banter included an anecdote about the band being ejected from downtown lounge Tootsie’s for their strange appearances earlier in the day. However, it takes a good amount of charisma and energy to pull these things off, and the calculated camp works in Deez’s favor.

I photographed Tokyo Police Club and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin (American Songwriter)

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I photographed Deerhoof (American Noise)

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I reviewed Das Racist’s track “Swate” (American Noise)

Top Eight Thursday: 14 October 2010

1. Treasure Fingers – Cross The Dancefloor (Chromeo remix)
2. Chromeo – J’ai Claqué La Porte
3. Tokyo Police Club – Wait Up (Boots of Danger) (Boys Like Us remix)
4. A-Trak – Ray Ban Vision (ft. CyHi Da Prynce)
5. N*E*R*D – Hot-n-Fun (Boys Noize remix)
6. Miike Snow – Animal
7. Duck Sauce – Barbra Streisand
8. Mark Ronson & The Business Intl – Bang Bang Bang (ft. Q-Tip and MNDR)

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This might just be the culmination of the slow-burning Fool’s Gold love I started developing when the Kid Sister album finally came out.

Shh, don’t tell anyone it’s actually Friday.