News & new photographs

Past news/photo updates:
June 29th, 2007 - Alt Press article, Ben Gibbard tour, Deftones, Against Me...
April 1st, 2007 - SPIN PHOTO, Norma Jean, Maylene, ISIS...
March 1st, 2007 - Taking Back Sunday, Underoath, the Black Lips...
February 6th, 2007 - Thursday, Cartel, Poison the Well, David Cross...
December 31st, 2006 - Entire year's news!

March 1st, 2007

Taking Back Sunday, Underoath, Fatal Flying Guilloteens, the Black Lips, Mastodon, Jake Schutlz of Norma Jean, Ben Jorgensen of Armor for Sleep

March 20th: Maylene and the Sons of Disaster "II" released
(Art Direction and Photography by Ryan Russell)
April 2nd: Apr'07 issue of SPIN - Spin Soundcheck
(a never before seen live photo - two page spread, sick!)

Currently listening to:
Smoke or Fire - This Sinking Ship, the Melvins - (a) Senile Animal, Taking Back Sunday - Louder Now:Partone, Mock Orange - discography, Nirvana - Bleach, Portastatic - Bright Ideas, Superchunk - discography, Queen - a Day at the Races, Anberlin - Cities, Fatal Flying Guilloteens - Quantum Fucking, Clouds - Legendary Demo, Big Business - Here Comes the Waterworks

All of these photos were taken from February 22nd to Februrary 25th. It began in Birmingham for the Black Lips / Fatal Flying Guilloteens at Bottletree and then the tour continued on to Atlanta at Whirlyball. After the 23rd, the BL/FFG show moved on to Athens, and Mastodon played Centerstage on the 24th. While in Atlanta I met up with Jake from Norma Jean to do a few photos and eat burritos, and eventually we ended up at Gladys Knights Chicken and Waffles. On the 25th, my TBS boys played Birmingham with Underoath and Armor for Sleep. It was amazing seeing them again, even though it had only been two months since we did those press photos in Tampa. If you live in Lowell, MA or the surrounding area, I think I'm flying up for the TBS show there in April for my birthday. All these sentances do not make sense.

Fatal Flying Guilloteens at Bottletree in Birmingham, and Whirlyball in Atlanta, GA


the Black Lips at Whirlyball in Atlanta, GA


Jake Schultz of Norma Jean


Mastodon at Centerstage in Atlanta, GA


Taking Back Sunday, Underoath and Armor for Sleep in Birmingham, AL

Fred Mascherino of Taking Back Sunday / Breaking Pangea / the Color Fred

Corgan Taylor - Maylene's favorite son

Ben Jorgensen of Armor for Sleep

Timothy McTague of Underoath

Spencer Chamberlain of Underoath

Graham - Underoath resident amazing dude

Adam Lazzara of Taking Back Sunday and Spencer Chamberlain of Underoath


Taking Back Sunday