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Clubbing With The Diamondstones! February 26, 2012

Posted by littlebangtheory in music.
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My friend Nick Pop has a band, The Diamondstones, which have a reputation for being very good in live performance.  I’m embarrassed to say I haven’t heard them before this past weekend, though I’ve heard Nick play in other groups and was impressed.

So with camera in hand and a desire to shoot something totally different, I hit the road in search of rock and roll.

I wasn’t disappointed.  The venue was a club in Amherst, recently renamed “Snowzees,” and no, I didn’t ask why.  I was there for the music and to try to get some photos in this den of dim lighting.

I opened Ollie up to f3.5 and booted the ISO to something in the Crazy Range to get these shots, so they’ll never be prints.  But still, I had fun with the music and the process.

On lead guitar:

…Ashton L:

On rhythm and vocals, and writing most of the original material:

Ben Pop:

Laying down a tight bottom:

Jen G:

…and pulling it all together:

Nick Pop, drummer and driving force behind The Diamondstones:

They’re a great night out and getting better with every gig.  If you’re in these parts, go hear them.  If you’re not  in these parts, get out and find the scene in your town and support it.  Live music is a gift worth going out for.

And Club Lighting is a challenge worth gritting my teeth for.  It’s not my usual set of challenges, but I dug trying to figure it out.

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