Friday, February 27, 2009

Budos Band (le) Poisson Rouge 2.26.09

Smoke machines, lazer lights, intimate setting last night at LPR where the afro-ethiopian side of the Daptone family stretched out for a late night Thursday gig.

pretty flash gallery here

Monday, February 16, 2009

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings Valentine's at Nokia Theater

I've been interested in the music of Sharon Jones and the Daptone family for some time, but this was my first chance to really get out and make some pictures (at the well-run but airport-like Nokia Theater). Sharon and the Dap Kings' 1st album dropped in 2002 and since then the Daptone Folks have been working their butts off in their mission to save the world with Real Soul Music. I say more power to them.

There is an extended gallery here. see below for highlights...

Naomi Shelton - High Gospel Queen

Binky Griptite sets the tone

Sharon Jones on the scene

I thought the shiny lettering was a nice touch.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

sxsw photographer

Open Notice to:
Music Press
Photo Editors
Publicists / PR / Promotion
Record Labels
Independent Artists
Industry Insiders
Industry Outsiders

One-man photographic wrecking crew, myself, Jacob Blickenstaff, is going to SXSW.

To document and be a part of the schizophrenic music and cultural experience of the festival and create a body of work ABOUT the experience. ABOUT being a fan, a band, a scenester, a music biz guy, about myself being a sxsw first-timer/virgin --- and not just the same shots of 100 buzz bands

Intuitively follow a path of good ideas, good labels, good showcases, good emerging bands, good veteran bands and good BBQ.

Tips, bribes, assignments, collaborations, press releases that I probably won't read, hate mail, fan mail, energy bars/drinks can be sent here:

Email - jacob (at)
Twitter - jblickenstaff
Facebook - here
phone - 917.554.1710

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Fake Male Voice at Glasslands Gallery photos

Last night at Glasslands Gallery - record release of sorts for experimental duo True Primes and Tunde Adebimpe's low-key side project Fake Male Voice. Picture disc 7" out on Heartfast Records.

Monday, February 09, 2009

In the News: Songlines UK and Smoke Music Archive

The Brooklyn Qawwali Party were featured in the respectable world music magazine Songlines (10th Anniversary Issue) with a little photo help from yours truly. Goes to show you that having professional, current photos of your band can really boost your chances of media coverage. Have you hugged a photographer today?

Also, Smoke Music Archive, a new well written and well curated online music 'magazine' featured a photo of R Stevie Moore along with an exclusive new release. SMA post here

A couple interesting things about Smoke Music Archive that separates it from the field: the guys behind it are creative industry veterans and they are also using the platform of the site to produce and release new music with selected artists.