Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness is touring their album Upside Down Flowers this winter, and their second stop of tour was Dallas! As always, their show was diverse, high-energy, and had a packed setlist of not only AMITW jams, but also Jack’s Mannequin and Something Corporate throwbacks. Their set design was absolutely stunning, and very on-theme with their record. I had a blast capturing the show! Here are some of my favorite shots.
Toward the end of July, the wildly talented Zac Clark came through Dallas with a few of his friends - Bob, Mikey, and Sam. Besides these guys being incredible solo musicians, you may also know them from some other bands. Here’s a quick rundown: Zac Clark, Bob Oxblood (aka “Bobby Raw”), and Mikey Wagner (aka “Mikey the Kid”) are also members of Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. Bobby was a member of Jack’s Mannequin and Something Corporate, and Mikey was also a member of Jack’s Mannequin. Sam Smith is both a designer and a drummer, and has played for Ben Folds.
Prior to Zac playing his own set with the full band, Bob and Mikey shared their own tunes, as well. It was so great to hear the guys all play their solo material that we don’t get to hear when they’re on tour with other bands. I’d definitely recommend for you all to check these guys out! Zac Clark just released a self-titled record on August 31, which definitely deserves a front-to-back listen. My favorite track is “Dennis Rodman.” As for Bob Oxblood, he’s dropped and handful of tracks this year, and Mikey Wagner has also released two tracks in 2018.
Don’t miss the video at the bottom of Zac Clark performing “Traffic”!
The Wild Frontiers is a five-piece alt-rock band based in Dallas. The incredible local talent landed their first-ever headlining show in Dallas last month at Curtain Club in Deep Ellum. Last time I saw them live I was blown away by their performance, so I knew I had to come support and shoot some photos of their set. They definitely held up to my expectations! The energy in the room was electric, with fans dancing left and right.
As the night came to a close, frontman Trent Rush explained how he "grew up" at Curtain Club, and that it was always a dream of his to headline there. After stepping offstage, the band was immediately met with an enthusiastic encore chant. The band seemed just as excited as the crowd as they returned onstage to play one final song. Before saying goodbye for the night, Trent graciously stated "That was our first ever encore!" and thanked the fans for their continued support.
Andrew McMahon + friends came through Dallas this month on The Pen & The Piano Tour. They played at the gorgeous Granada Theater, and I was there to enjoy the tunes and take a few shots of Andrew, Bobby, Zac, and Allen. Enjoy!
Saturday night, Dallas locals The Wild Frontiers hit the stage at the House of Blues restaurant in support of the release of '79 Playlist by Droo's Peace Crush. They delivered an energetic performance, lead by frontman Trent Rush, who brought the room to life with an impressive vocal performance and larger-than-life stage presence.