Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017

    Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017

    Some really wonderful people were involved with putting together Boston Stands with the ACLU.

    Juliana Hatfield @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017

    Juliana Hatfield @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017

    What was the best part of Juliana Hatfield’s set at Boston Stands with the ACLU? Tough to say.

    The Gravel Pit @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017

    The Gravel Pit @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017

    The Gravel Pit laid down a smoldering set at The Paradise as part of the Boston Stands with the ACLU benefit show.

    Worshipper @ Newbury Comics Norwood 8.28.2016

    Worshipper @ Newbury Comics Norwood 8.28.2016

    Worshipper played their album front-to-back at the Norwood Newbury Comics location during daylight hours. Pretty sweet.

    Scissorfight @ Thunder Road 6.11.2016

    Scissorfight @ Thunder Road 6.11.2016

    Scissorfight made a big, big noise at Thunder Road.

    Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017

    Perhaps you saw my photos from the Boston Stands with the ACLU benefit show at The Paradise and thought to yourself “That’s unusual. Johnny is usually right up front when he takes pictures, but most of these photos are from the back. Was it crazy crowded and he couldn’t get up front? Was he trying out some new perspectives? Was there something else going on that prevented him from standing in one spot for 6 hours?” Well, I have answers to these imaginary questions you may or may not have asked yourself! Yes, it was sold out! Yes, but only because it was so crazy packed I couldn’t get up front! And yes, because I was also busy taking all of these photos!

    Some really wonderful people were involved with putting this show together. The night raised $24,800 for the ACLU. The musical lineup was unbelievable. Seriously. Did that really happen? Jokes were told. Songs were sung. My head is still spinning. I’m going to take a nap. Right after I leave these here…

    • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Behind the Scenes at Boston Stands with the ACLU @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017

    Check out performance photos from all of the acts on this amazing night:

    Ken Reid
    Bill Janovitz
    The Gravel Pit
    The Sheila Divine
    Evan Dando
    Belly
    Juliana Hatfield
    Nada Surf

    Juliana Hatfield @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017

    What was the best part of Juliana Hatfield’s set at Boston Stands with the ACLU? Tough to say. Maybe it was hearing the growling new tunes from her upcoming Pussycat album. How about the first live electric performance of Minor Alps’ “I Don’t Know What To Do With My Hands” with Mathew Caws and The Gravel Pit’s Ed Valauskas and Pete Caldes? That was pretty great, too. I refuse to decide!

    • Juliana Hatfield @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Juliana Hatfield @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Juliana Hatfield @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Juliana Hatfield @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Juliana Hatfield @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017

    Check out performance photos from all of the acts on this wonderful night:

    Ken Reid
    Bill Janovitz
    The Gravel Pit
    The Sheila Divine
    Evan Dando
    Belly
    Juliana Hatfield (You are here)
    Nada Surf

    Belly @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017

    It’s only one picture, but it’s a moment I won’t soon forget. Belly at Boston Stands with the ACLU. What a night.

    • Belly @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017

    Check out performance photos from all of the acts on this wonderful night:

    Ken Reid
    Bill Janovitz
    The Gravel Pit
    The Sheila Divine
    Evan Dando
    Belly (You are here)
    Juliana Hatfield
    Nada Surf

    Evan Dando @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017

    Oh, Evan Dando. You made a few hearts skip a beat when you were late to The Paradise for Boston Stands with the ACLU. Then you played “The Outdoor Type” and it was wonderful. Thanks for being around.

    • Evan Dando @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Evan Dando @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017

    Check out performance photos from all of the acts on this wonderful night:

    Ken Reid
    Bill Janovitz
    The Gravel Pit
    The Sheila Divine
    Evan Dando (You are here)
    Belly
    Juliana Hatfield
    Nada Surf

    The Sheila Divine @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017

    Where’s Evan? They may not have been on the poster, but The Sheila Divine rose to the occasion and delivered a couple of their fiery anthems at Boston Stands with the ACLU.

    • The Sheila Divine @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017

    Check out performance photos from all of the acts on this wonderful night:

    Ken Reid
    Bill Janovitz
    The Gravel Pit
    The Sheila Divine (You are here)
    Evan Dando
    Belly
    Juliana Hatfield
    Nada Surf

    The Gravel Pit @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017

    The Gravel Pit laid down a smoldering set at The Paradise as part of the Boston Stands with the ACLU benefit show.

    • The Gravel Pit @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • The Gravel Pit @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • The Gravel Pit @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017

    Check out performance photos from all of the acts on this wonderful night:

    Ken Reid
    Bill Janovitz
    The Gravel Pit (You are here)
    The Sheila Divine
    Evan Dando
    Belly
    Juliana Hatfield
    Nada Surf

    Bill Janovitz @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017

    Bill Janovitz and his jumbo acoustic guitar got the music going at Boston Stands with the ACLU. While there’s no denying the impact of Mr Janovitz’s original material, his heartfelt sing-along of the late Chuck Berry’s “30 Days” was a highlight of the night.

    • Bill Janovitz @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Bill Janovitz @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Bill Janovitz @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017
    • Bill Janovitz @ Paradise Rock Club 3.18.2017

    Check out performance photos from all of the acts on this wonderful night:

    Ken Reid
    Bill Janovitz (You are here)
    The Gravel Pit
    The Sheila Divine
    Evan Dando
    Belly
    Juliana Hatfield
    Nada Surf

    Field Drums @ The Met 9.16.2016

    Field Drums opened for Nada Surf with a set of immediately enduring pop.

    • Field Drums @ The Met 9.16.2016
    • Field Drums @ The Met 9.16.2016
    • Field Drums @ The Met 9.16.2016
    • Field Drums @ The Met 9.16.2016
    • Field Drums @ The Met 9.16.2016
    • Field Drums @ The Met 9.16.2016
    • Field Drums @ The Met 9.16.2016

    Forest Fires @ The Met 9.16.2016

    A trip down to The Met to see Nada Surf found us catching a set from Providence’s Forest Fires to start the night.

    • Forest Fires @ The Met 9.16.2016
    • Forest Fires @ The Met 9.16.2016
    • Forest Fires @ The Met 9.16.2016
    • Forest Fires @ The Met 9.16.2016
    • Forest Fires @ The Met 9.16.2016
    • Forest Fires @ The Met 9.16.2016
    • Forest Fires @ The Met 9.16.2016
    • Forest Fires @ The Met 9.16.2016
    • Forest Fires @ The Met 9.16.2016
    • Forest Fires @ The Met 9.16.2016
    • Forest Fires @ The Met 9.16.2016

    Worshipper @ Newbury Comics Norwood 8.28.2016

    To celebrate the vinyl release of Shadow Hymns, Worshipper played their album front-to-back at the Norwood Newbury Comics location during daylight hours. Pretty sweet.

    • Worshipper @ Newbury Comics Norwood 8.28.2016
    • Worshipper @ Newbury Comics Norwood 8.28.2016
    • Worshipper @ Newbury Comics Norwood 8.28.2016
    • Worshipper @ Newbury Comics Norwood 8.28.2016
    • Worshipper @ Newbury Comics Norwood 8.28.2016
    • Worshipper @ Newbury Comics Norwood 8.28.2016
    • Worshipper @ Newbury Comics Norwood 8.28.2016
    • Worshipper @ Newbury Comics Norwood 8.28.2016
    • Worshipper @ Newbury Comics Norwood 8.28.2016
    • Worshipper @ Newbury Comics Norwood 8.28.2016
    • Worshipper @ Newbury Comics Norwood 8.28.2016
    • Worshipper @ Newbury Comics Norwood 8.28.2016
    • Worshipper @ Newbury Comics Norwood 8.28.2016
    • Worshipper @ Newbury Comics Norwood 8.28.2016
    • Worshipper @ Newbury Comics Norwood 8.28.2016
    • Worshipper @ Newbury Comics Norwood 8.28.2016
    • Worshipper @ Newbury Comics Norwood 8.28.2016
    • Worshipper @ Newbury Comics Norwood 8.28.2016