Music Photography by Joe Papeo

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Impractical Jokers Cruise 3!

Norwegian Pearl, Tampa, FL, February 2019 – Photos from the 3rd installment of the Impractical Jokers Cruise with Joe Gatto, Sal Vulcano, James Murray and Brian Quinn along with comedians Robert Kelly, Dan Soder, Big Jay Oakerson, Nate Bargatze, Steve Byrne, Casey Jost, Jiggy, JF Harris, Mike Finoia, Chris Johnston, DJ Cypha Sounds and many more. (more…)

Impractical Jokers Cruise on the Norwegian Pearl

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Miami, FL, January 2016 – Photos from the Impractical Jokers cruise on the Norwegian Pearl with the Tenderloins, Sal Vulcano, Joe Gatto, James Murray and Brian Quinn, along with Lisa Lampanelli, Gilbert Gottfried, Dom Irrera, Michael Ian Black, The Dan Band, Jay Oakerson, Mark Normand, Owen Benjamin, Chris Gethard, Cipha Sounds, Karaoke Killed the Kat, Chase & Rose, and Shawn Klush. (more…)

Best of 2015 Music Photography


Nutley, NJ, MY Office, 12.31.2015 – I take a look back at my year and struggle with putting together a “Best of” post for my music photography. I hate “Best of” posts only because I don’t like judging myself. Best is a strong word. I would much rather call this post “My Personal Favorite Music Photography Photos” since really that’s what it is. These are photos I connected to, no matter how technically sound they are. They are moments captured in photos and my attempt to bring you to a show you missed. Or to sell you on going to the show the next time the artist is around.

Trey Songz at Izod Center

trey-songz-at-izod-center-1Izod Center, East Rutherford, NJ, 2.21.2014 – Photos of RnB artist Trey Songz opening for Chris Brown on the “Between the Sheets” tour at Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ on February 21, 2014. (more…)

Billy Idol at The Wellmont Theater

billy-idol-at-the-wellmont-theater-4 The Wellmont Theater, Montclair, NJ, 1.29.14 – Photos of rock legend Billy Idol with his long-time guitarist Steve Stevens, playing a sold-out Wellmont Theater on January 29, 2014. (more…)

2014 My Year in Photos

best-of-2014-irocktheshot-papeo-2 Nutley, NJ, 1.20.2014 – I never know what to call these posts that wrap up my year.  And I think I talk about this every year.  I always hate calling it a “best of” since that is subjective.  So here is my year in review, in photos.  Some of my favorite images from concerts I have been blessed to shoot this year.  Artists including Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Outkast, Cage the Elephant, Young the Giant, Pitbull, and many more.  So check them out and let me know what you think.  Looking forward to 2015…. (more…)

Johnny Marr at Gramercy Theater

johnny-marr-at-grammercy-theater-papeo-16 Gramercy Theater, NYC, 11.12.2014 – Photos of former guitarist of The Smiths on his current solo tour at Gramercy Theater on November 12, 2014. (more…)

Walk the Moon at Brooklyn Bowl

walk-the-moon-at-brooklyn-bowl-19 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY, 11.3.2014 – Photos of Indie Dance Rock band Walk the Moon playing Stub Hub’s Next Stage concert series benefiting the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation at Brooklyn Bowl on November 3, 2014. (more…)

Bleachers at Firefly Music Festival

bleachers-at-firefly-music-festival-6 The Woodlands, Dover, DE, 6.20.2014 – Photos of Jack Antonoff’s band Bleachers on Day 2 at Firefly Music Festival on June 20, 2014. (more…)

New Politics at Firefly Music Festival

new-politics-at-firefly-music-festival-papeo-2 The Woodlands, Dover, DE, 6.20.2014 – Photos of Alt Rock band New Politics on Day 2 of Firefly Music Festival in Dover, DE on June 20, 2014. (more…)