In These Harlem Jazz Clubs, Musicians and Audience Became One

“You went for the scene,” said Gerald Cyrus, who spent the 1990s photographing Harlem’s jazz clubs and jam sessions. Then they went away.

Twenty-odd years ago, Gerald Cyrus wandered into a Monday night jam session at St. Nick’s Pub, a jazz club in Harlem. There he found a very different scene from the one downtown, where he had spent years taking photographs at the Village Vanguard and other spots.

A Visual History of Rock and Roll, Room by Empty Room

The photographer Rhona Bitner captures iconic music venues after the revellers have gone home and the bands have pushed off for the next date.

For the past decade, the photographer Rhona Bitner has been working on “LISTEN,” a “visual history of rock and roll” that includes pictures of three hundred and eighty-nine iconic music venues, shot in eighty-seven cities across twenty-six states

On Tour with Prince: A Photo Story and Remembrance

June 21, 2011. "You want to shoot Prince's European Tour? Need to know ASAP." January 28, 1985. I had snuck my 12" Sampro B/W television that my

June 21, 2011. “You want to shoot Prince’s European Tour? Need to know ASAP.”

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Saying Farewell to the Last Great Underground Music Venue in NYC - Feature Shoot

Brooklyn-based photographer Ebru Yildiz emerged from Death by Audio and into the crisp night of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It was the fall of 2014, and the waterfront DIY venue would shutter it’s doors come November 23, 2014, but until then, its most loyal b

Brooklyn-based photographer Ebru Yildiz emerged from Death by Audio and into the crisp night of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It was the fall of 2014, and the waterfront DIY venue would shutter it’s doors come November 23, 2014, but until then, its most loyal bands would play each night to a room for 100 people filled past capacity.

In Shift to Streaming, Music Business Has Lost Billions

Streaming and vinyl sales surge, but the big moneymaker, CDs, has been gradually abandoned.

But a closer look shows that the big sales numbers that have sustained the recorded music business for years are way down, and it is hard to see how they could ever return to where they were even a decade ago.

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Dan Ball’s Unseen, Intimate Photographs of Memphis's Music Scene

The Memphis native shot some of the most influential musicians of the past 30 years—including Jay Reatard, Three 6 Mafia, and Sonic Youth—often in his home.

If you were in a band that played a show in one of Memphis's many clubs since the 90s, or if you were one of the many locals who made those clubs their second home, or even if you just caught some music while passing through the city, you might have seen Dan Ball standing in the front row with his camera.

Jessica Lehrman: Documenting the Underbelly of the NYC Hip Hop World

Jessica Lehrman is a 26-year-old Brooklyn-based documentary photographer who captures the glamor and grit of contemporary underground movements, from the

Jessica Lehrman is a 26-year-old Brooklyn-based documentary photographer who captures the glamor and grit of contemporary underground movements, from the underbelly of New York City’s hip hop community to protests and social revolutions.

'Killer Angels': Portraits of Death Metal Fans Taken at Over 60 Shows - Feature Shoot

Maybe it’s hard to believe but death metal fans are some of best people out there, or so says Baltimore photographer J.M. Giordano. He would know. For his latest project Killer Angels, the photojournalist attended over sixty death metal shows. His subject

Maybe it’s hard to believe but death metal fans are some of best people out there, or so says Baltimore photographer J.M. Giordano. He would know. For his latest project Killer Angels, the photojournalist attended over sixty death metal shows. His subjects however weren’t the bands, but the fans. “Honestly, I loved this project and the people. Metal fans are the best, most welcoming group I’ve met,” says Giordano.

Photographer Charles Peterson Captured the Birth of Grunge Music in Seattle

Charles Peterson is known for being one of the primary photographers on the forefront of the grunge music scene when it emerged from the Seattle

“Amidst the chaos of a live show, I wanted to find that sense of grace,” says Peterson. “I wanted people to experience what it was like being there; the sweat, the noise, being pushed against each other.”

Somehow this isn’t Tim and Eric

The ‘Enter Pyongyang‘ flow-motion hyperlapse by JT Singh and Rob Whitworth debuted to the public two hours ago as of this writing, and already it has over 3,500 upvotes on Reddit and almost half a million views… ON VIMEO!

Music Fans Are Crazy

Erin Feinberg began her career photographing concerts as a way of getting to see her favorite musicians up close and for free. But as digital...

Erin Feinberg began her career photographing concerts as a way of getting to see her favorite musicians up close and for free. But as digital photography got more popular, photo pits became overcrowded and restrictions for photographers at shows became overbearing

Paul Zone’s “Playground”

I would venture to guess that Paul Zone describes himself as a former rock star, but to me he’s something else—a rock-’n’-roll photographer, that increasingly rare breed whose energy and drive and discipline go into making pictures that reflect the highs of life on the New York stage

The Worst Demo Tape Compilation in the World – Ever

In the late 1980′s, my cousin gave me a cassette that instantly became an obsession of mine. It was a tape, compiled by a UK record company – and made purely for internal use – featuring the worst songs they’d ever been sent from the thousands of demo tapes they received each year.

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Free Music, at Least While It Lasts

The people who make all that yummy music are actually being loved to death by fans who expect it to be free.

I hesitated when it came time to pony up and realized that, as just one more participant in the Something for Nothing economy, I’d grown accustomed to getting all sorts of lusciousness for the price of zero.

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Book Review: Houston Rap

Book Review Houston Rap By Peter Beste & Lance Scott Walker Reviewed by Tom Leininger Rap is a window into life. Whether it is ...

Rap is a window into life. Whether it is the life of the East Coast, West Coast, Dirty South or Houston, the music is speaking the language of the area, each in its own dialect. Houston rap is a melodic with slow rhymes. Peter Beste and Lance Scott Walker tell the story of the rise of rap music in Houston, Texas in riveting words and pictures. If you have a passing interesting in music or modern culture, owning Houston Rap is a necessity.

It's the 2013 Gathering of the Juggalos Infomercial

It's that time of the year again, the time in which Insane Clown Posse have released their homespun infomercial for the horrorcore duo's annual Gathering of the Juggalos, held this year from August 7 through the 11.

It's that time of the year again, the time in which Insane Clown Posse have released their homespun infomercial for the horrorcore duo's annual Gathering of the Juggalos, held this year from August 7 through the 11.