Sunday night we had the opportunity to go see some old friends who were playing a concert at Stubbs in Austin, TX. Green River Ordinance is a band who we have known for years. Annie went to high school with the founding members of the band. She remembers shooting headshots for their Myspace page back before Facebook existed. Jamey Ice (lead guitars) was kind enough to get us photo passes for the show (above). They just put out a great new album called Under Fire, which you should go download immediately.
We brought along just the basic gear, our 5d mark ii armed with a 24-70 2.8 and a 60d with an 85 1.8. Between the two setups we could cover most of what we needed in the cramped venue.
While the opening act, Grahm Colton, was playing Jamey took us to Stubbs version of backstage, which is a maze of rooms which open up to a court yard with an astro turf patio and an old Streamline trailer. It's pretty cool to imagine all of the bands who have hung out in that spot.
The guys went on at ten, so about ten till we went to stake out our spot in the crowd. Stubbs is cramped, so there weren't a lot of places to get good shots, but we had a blast trying. Here are some images from the show.