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Concert Photography | Hyena at The Pastel Project

Finally, the last band at the Pastel Project. Hyena, from San Diego California, was the final band to perform going on at 4:15am. My friends and friends of friends hyped them… and they didn’t disappoint. Exciting, craziness with about 50 people still dancing and rocking out to their early morning performance. Their music is very electro-dance-rock

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Concert Photography | Unknown Artist at The Pastel Project

I would love to tell you more about this band, but they were not on the schedule and I didn’t know them or write down anything. If anyone know who they are, please leave a comment below so I can give credit. Share/Bookmark

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Concert Photography | Glass Candy at The Pastel Project

Glass Candy… crazy fun. I’ll be honest, I don’t remember the music… but I remember trying to photograph them. First, I got my position down on the ground below the DJ/Keyboardist to allow the crowd to see and then I was mobbed from behind. I started to experiment too with the photographs because the lighting

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Concert Photography | Chromatics at The Pastel Project

The Chromatics was one of the more relaxing indie bands at the Pastel Project. Another Portland, Oregon band at this show, Ruth Radelet, Adam Miller, Nat Walker and Johnny Jewel have a very Synthpop styling to their music.  The music is something I could just enjoy relaxing someplace while kicking my feet up… but while

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Concert Photography | CSS at The Pastel Project

CSS, short for Cansei de Ser Sexy, was the headline band for day two of The Pastel Project. The Brazilian rock band by far… no one even close… the hardest band I have photographed… or maybe it was just the singer. The singer never let up on the excitement of the show and the few times

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Concert Photography | STRFKR at The Pastel Project

STRFKR, AKA Starfucker, is a band from Portland, Oregon. This was one of the bands that everyone was talking about before going they went on stage… they were one of few bands that I recognized a song of theirs from mainstream radio. The band members are Joshua Hodges, Shawn Glassford and Keil Corcoran (…and a few

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Concert Photography | Saint Motel at The Pastel Project

By far the most interesting performance the whole Pastel Project weekend… but wasn’t the music or the band. Saint Motel is another great indie rock band to perform… surprisingly good. Saint Motel is from Los Angeles and consists of A/J Jackson (Lead Vocal/Guitarist), Aaron Sharp (lead guitar), Dak (bass), and Greg Erwin (drums). The interesting part about this

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Concert Photography | Yuksek at The Pastel Project

Yuksek is a great electronic-rock band… or maybe just the name of the gentleman above. Yuksek, from France, put on a really good show… but maybe a little harder to photograph with the line of keyboards and drums in front. The large dancing crowd shows how well the music was to dance to… worth another listen.

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Concert Photography | Ryan Pardey at The Pastel Project

Ryan Pardey, from Halloween Town, was a last minute addition as one of the other bands cancelling last minute. Pardey is a solo artist in the Las Vegas area that put on a good performance for being last minute. I see him on a regular basis at other performances, but what he was saying on

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Concert Photography | Rusty Maples at The Pastel Project

Rusty Maples played inside VIP den at The Pastel Project. Very good Las Vegas based band that has some very good songs. Rusty Maples facebook is https://www.facebook.com/rustymapleslv and listen to them at http://rustymaples.bandcamp.com/. Share/Bookmark

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Concert Photography | Steed Lord at The Pastel Project

I’m finally posted half of all the bands I photographed at The Pastel Project at The Royal Resort… and I need to finish up soon because I’m photographing a few shows this coming weekend. Steed Lord was a great plus to photograph their show. Very good house band… very interesting singer; The music is very

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Concert Photography | Minor Suns at The Pastel Project

Minor Suns is a Las Vegas based band… and that’s all I know. Hmm… PR and info guys? The music was great for the opening act that I photographed on day 2 of The Pastel Project. It is very soft rock. Listen to Minor Suns at http://minorsuns.bandcamp.com or MySpace at http://www.myspace.com/minorsuns. Share/Bookmark

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Concert Photography | White Arrows at The Pastel Project

White Arrows… let’s say not my taste. Great to photography the keyboardist and lead singer / guitarist… but next time leave the house to light to the location. A cheap plugin, overblown light that changes colors during beats is not the way to light yourself in a place the already has light… all you get

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Concert Photography | American Royalty at The Pastel Project

American Royalty made a great time photographing. They were the first of a couple bands that changed the environment to photograph within, putting lamps that changed colors and strobes with the music. The music was amazing too… exciting and fun. This was also the first band to get the crowd out of their seats and

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Concert Photography | The Whigs at The Pastel Project

THE WHIGS!!! Okay, a little too much… but this is honestly the only band (other than the local acts) that I knew of before photographing. The Whigs, based out of Athens, Georgia, consists of guitarist and vocals Parker Gispert, bassist Timothy Deaux and drummer Julian Dorio. The music fits right in with acts like Kings

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Concert Photography | Hell & Lula at The Pastel Project

Hell & Lula… Let’s just say… Tons of Energy! The Los Angeles based band consisting of Michael Kolb, Devon Culiner, Russel Henson and Alexandra Vega has an upbeat dance / indie rock vibe. Probably one of the better bands to listen to on the first day of The Pastel Project. I’m honestly surprised getting any

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Concert Photography | Tennis at The Pastel Project

Tennis was a great band to listen to. Vocals and keyboardist Alaina Moore,  guitarist Patrick Riley and drummer James Barone has a very surf / indie rock sound to them. Very relaxing tunes. Find more about Tennis at http://tennis-music.com/ (love the windows 3.1 look to their site). Share/Bookmark

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Concert Photography | Zach Ryan and the Renegades at The Pastel Project

This is the second time photographing Zach Ryan and the Renegades at the Royal Resort, and this time much better lighting. The band is always puts on a great performance and great to photograph. Find more on Zach Ryan and the Renegades on their facebook at https://www.facebook.com/zachryansongs and The Royal Resort at http://www.royalhotelvegas.com/. Share/Bookmark

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Concert Photography | The Album Leaf at The Pastel Project

Now, this is the first band at The Pastel Project that I had heard of before photographing. The Album Leaf is from San Diego, California and have been around since 1998. The current band consists of Vocals and Pianist Jimmy LaValle, Violinist Matthew Resovich, Drummer David LeBleu and Bassist and Trumpeter Brad Lee. Again, I remember

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Concert Photography | Mini Mansions at The Pastel Project

Mini Mansions was a fantastic band from Los Angeles, CA. Vocals and Drums Michael Shuman, Bass Zach Dawes and Keyboard Tyler Parkford were putting out some really good beats. At the Pastel Project, they had a great performance, playing great music… and was really fun to photography. Now some of you may notice the drummer,

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Concert Photography | Living Things at The Pastel Project

The Living Things was the first band to play on the main stage outdoors at The Pastel Project. The band from St. Louis, Missouri is a three brother band, Lillian, Yves and Bosh Berlin, that have a very punk rock / grunge vibe to their music. The excitement was felt even playing for a small

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Concert Photography | Red Feather at The Pastel Project

Over the next week or two, I’ll be posting photographs I took at The Pastel Project. Over the two days of the festival, I took ~6,000 photographs of between 25-28 bands. I have my work cut out for me for the awhile. After posting all the photographs, I’ll have the best of photograph recap of

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