On deck, I'm going to be interviewing and shooting the Bad Brains for OKP...I probably shouldn't be saying anything about this yet...but I had to let the cat out of the bag, I'm sooo freeging pumped!...as soon as everything has been finalized and published I'll put up a link...you know how I roll!
The Rochester International Jazz Fest starts next week *yawn* the lineup this year is less then stellar...actually it sucks for the most part...If you don't have a press pass like myself (Jean Dalmath I'm waiting, wtf is the hold up!?!) Get ready to dig deep in your wallets cause you'll need to pony up a c-note, and what does that give you? Well, you'll have access to the artists performances in an intimate club setting, that is if the venue is not @ capacity, which 9 times out of 10 it is...have fun being turned away like a herd of sheep, wandering off to the next club where you'll be turned away from there as well...good times...nice work Nugent
A lot of the artists have already been here and sucked the first time, so why bring them back? ie: Jean Luc Ponty, Bill Frisell and Dave Brubeck...the new additions Jerry Lee Lewis and Wynton Marsalis bore me to tears...
I will be shooting; Geri Allen, Jimmy Cobb, Jason Moran, Christian Scott, Maceo Parker, Corey Harris and Toots and the Maytals @ the Fest
Also shooting the Deftones on 6/11...they always kill it, I haven't shot them since last year it'll be good to see them again...
the rest of the month
Cherry Poppin' Daddies
Robert Cray Band
Philip D Fisher *former drummer of Fishbone*
I was just out and about with the squeeze and my daugther...we had dinner and stopped at one of our favorite ice cream joints Abbott's (there Vanilla custard rules!) I was getting ready to order and I saw Dennis Casey guitarist for Flogging Molly and his wife chilling having a cone...It was great to see him, he's a local boy done good...All you Flogging Molly fans get ready, Dennis says the band will be recording there new album in Irelenad over the next few weeks, then they'll be out doing the Warped Tour for the summer...