Music Photography by Joe Papeo

Photos: Black Taxi at Bowery Ballroom 1.14.11

Bowery Ballroom, NYC, 1.14.11 – Black Taxi, a Brooklyn based indie rock band, was celebrating the release of their new album, We Don’t Know Any Better, with a sold out show in front of a home-town crowd at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom.  Shirtless, with just war paint and a pair of pants, Ezra Huleatt led his dance-punk band through a massive 16 song set that included a sit in by a 5 piece horn section.  It was a night that showcased some of the bright stars in Indie music, and especially the New York scene that included bands Lights Resolve, The Bright Light Social Hour, and The Attic Ends playing in support.

Rough lighting for Black Taxi tonight as is the case most nights at Bowery Ballroom.  ISO 6400 for most of these.  I spent the first half of the night in the balcony playing the role of sniper, and the other half on a very crowded stage with Black Taxi.  4 band members on the stage of Bowery Ballroom as well as a 5 piece horn section for the last half of their set.  The 5D2 with 70-200 was my weapon of choice for the first half, and once on stage with Black Taxi I switched to a combo of the 16-35 and 24-70.


Canon 5D Mark IICanon 7D

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L IICanon EF 24-70mm f/2.8LCanon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS

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