Cosmos and Creature is nothing short of an incredible live experience. The production value and attention to detail that Brandyn and Molly craft into their live show betrays exactly how deeply they care about their music and their fans. I cannot recommend this band enough! They are some of the sweetest and most humble people I've had the chance to encounter in my experience as a music photographer and they make gorgeous and deeply meaningful music. Overall, do yourself a favor and give them a listen :)
While I will admit that I arrived at the Emo Espresso Tour with little knowledge of Patternist, I most definitely left a fan. Gabe and Ashton are two of the sweetest and most talented people that I've had the pleasure of meeting and their live show is absolutely incredible (bonus points for the fact that Gabe is the best parts of Nate Ruess and Jack Antonoff rolled into one person)!
One thing that I noticed about this tour more than any other tour that I've gotten to attend recently was the continuity of a specific theme throughout all of the artists. Everyone on the Emo Espresso Tour, Kid Quill included, was approachable and passionate about their fans and their music. In fact, I watched Kid Quill sign and give a fan the shirt off of his back as a symbol of his ardent thanks and dedication to his fans. Overall, in a day and age where a lesser person could fall into celebrity based solely off of Kid Quills Infectiously catchy music, he refuses to take the easy path and instead strives to put his all into everything he does, and his fans most definitely appreciate it.
Last week I got the opportunity to photograph one of my favorite musicians and people, Morgan Parriott, of Call Me Karizma at the Brick and Mortar Music Hall in San Francisco. I think it's safe to say that I've been to a lot of shows over the past few years, but this one in particular was something I haven't really experienced before. Instead of watching a group of performers and their audience, I got to be a part of a significantly more intimate experience. Everyone on the tour treated that audience like long lost friends that they couldn't wait to reconnect with. Throughout the entirety of this tour Karizma has ensured fans that this whole endeavor was entirely because of and for them, and after what I saw last Sunday I can't help but believe that sentiment is way more true than I ever expected. Karizma's Emo Espresso tour reminded me exactly what live music is all about: bringing people together to share a common experience. Without a doubt, I got to spend last Sunday with a group of incredible and talented people, audience included, who all came together to support the music and community that they are so intensely passionate about, and I couldn't imagine anything better than that. Mostly, what I am trying to say in a lot of words is thank you. Thank you Karizma for bringing us all together and reminding us that it's okay to be sad sometimes, and thank you for continuing to be the exact sort of compassionate positive force of good that we so desperately need in this world.
Pictures from shows and interviews.