Posts Tagged ‘Henotic’

Big John Bates back in Lethbridge

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

It’s been a while since they were last here, so Lethbridge was stoked Big John Bates and the Voodoo Dollz had finally returned to the city for one of their awesome rockabilly/burlesque shows. This was their first time playing at Henotic (which is unfortunately ending operations in two weeks), and it was a fantastic venue for this show. As usual I enjoyed every moment of their performance, and wish they could have played for several more hours!

Disclaimer: Some of these photos come pretty close to being topless (but in true burlesque style, the girls are wearing pasties!), so if side-boob offends you or if you are at work you better not click through the rest ;) (more…)

Pilot Speed

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Pilot Speed (formerly Pilate) recently returned to Lethbridge to play at Henotic and played an absolutely breathtaking show, as they always do. The crowd was unfortunately small, but completely wrapped up in the gorgeous music these guys made. I usually forget how great their music is until I hear them live, and then I get really addicted to them for a few weeks after. This is another band you should definitely check out! (more…)

Zeus

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Between having the flu and being super busy, I’ve been pretty neglectful of this blog lately! These photos are from waaaaay back in September, so you can expect a few more concert posts on the way.

Anyhow, these guys are called Zeus, and they are really cool! You should check them out! (more…)

Beija Flor, and the JPS Trio

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Once again, it was a delight to see Beija Flor!
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Ashley & Eric

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Last Saturday the rain came pouring down, but Ashley and Eric were good sports and braved it with me for their wedding photos! This adorable young couple stayed positive through the whole day – being in love does that to you! – even though we were all soaked and chilly. Besides, rain is supposed to be good luck, and it made everything so green!

Their ceremony at E-Free was extra special because Eric’s dad performed the service! I was impressed he made it through without tears… he is a strong man :)

I also have to give kudos to their terrific wedding party who froze their butts off while we were taking photos! Eric’s brother was definitely the youngest groomsman I’ve ever photographed, and Ashley’s brother Chad and his fiancee Julie were also included, which is awesome because I’ll be seeing them again in August for their own wedding.

Ashley & Eric and their friends were so easy to work with, and in case I didn’t mention it before, cute cute cute! I’m so excited to work with the family again :D

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Mother Mother and Said the Whale

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

Earlier this year when I swung by Henotic to shoot the photos for their website, I brought along a CD I was particularly fond of at the time, O My Heart by Mother Mother. Though these guys have been making huge waves, they’re not a “top 40” band and I thought owners Jason and Adam would dig the music (which they did). Imagine my delight when a couple months later, they book Mother Mother to play at Henotic! (The moral of this story is that if you find good music, don’t keep it to yourself!)

Lethbridge does not get enough big “small” shows, so this was a fantastic experience – and it proved we can fill a venue when exceptional indie bands come though. The guys at Henotic really rose to the occasion and the show ran flawlessly; the restaurant proved to be the perfect venue.

I feel so lucky to have seen Mother Mother live as they are keeping a pretty strong hold on being one of my favorite bands, and they put on the best show I’ve seen this year. So impressive! Check them out on MySpace

They also made a great choice in having Said the Whale open up for them. I’ve seen these guys more times than I can count because they love us in Lethbridge, and it’s been wonderful to see how they are growing as a band (and I was even really impressed with them the first time I saw them!) :)

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