Los Angeles

Jungle @ The Echo - 3/17/2014

First LA appearance for this awesome funk and soul filled band out of the UK.  When I first heard Jungle's debut EP "The Heat" about 6 or so months ago I wasn't even sure if this was an actual band.  It sort of had that sound like it could have been produced in someone's bedroom on an MPC, full of samples or self recorded instrumentation.  Adding to the mystery is the lack of information about the band or people behind it out on the interwebs, not to mention the cover of the EP being two black men lounging back on a couch decked out in full matching Adidas jumpsuits so you can only really assume that this must be the band.  What's the point of all this?  I'm not really sure, and honestly I don't really care.

To my pleasant surprise and delight, they ended up being a full 5-piece band with the two main front-men (worth mentioning that they are white) as well as the back-up vocalist that you hear in the recordings, live and in person.  This show is definitely near the top of the list so far this year.  Amazing performance, can't wait to see them again and to hear a full length from this band.

James Supercave @ The Echo - 3/17/2014

Check these guys out of you get a chance.  This Los Angeles band has a bit of soul, a bit of rock-n-roll, a bit of pop all in just the right amounts.

They recently released their debut EP called "The Afternoon" and you can listen to it in its entirety over on their Bandcamp.

These photos are from they second Monday of their residency at the Echo last month and although these shows are normally free, this night was special and they stepped aside to allow the UK's Jungle to jump into the spotlight for their LA debut.  Peep them on the next post.

Oh, hey! 10 on 10 - April 2014

I'll keep it short and sweet this month since I'm sure none of you actually read that ridiculously long post last month.

This month's theme in really just one day in my life from start to finish.  I don't have any routines so this changes pretty much everyday.

Also the other thing was that I edited on these with the new(ish) VSCO Film 4 & 5 presets as a basis and then went from there.  Although I don't usually use these, it was a fun little experiment and I was surprisingly happy with the results.  They integrated some of my favorite films into these two new packs and It's also kinda fun to match film brands to the type of camera you're shooting.  So many of these are Fuji film presents for my X-E2.  Also using the ones with camera profiles really has this down to a science.  VSCO film is pretty cool but with that said, I think it's a little over used in the photography world as well.

On to the photos!  Click on thumbs to view larger and uncropped.  Squarespace's "gallery" management is kinda whack.  I wish it had a version that worked nice and smooth autocropping/aligning like Tumblr's photo gallery manager does.  Whatever I suppose.

Until next time and please take a minute to peep the other April 10 on 10'ers below:

Courtney Z Photography

CLB Creative

Twinty Photography

Anya Elise Photography

Grace Photography