Thursday, May 26, 2016

Framptom Rocks ACL Live

Legendary rocker Peter Frampton stopped by Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater on May 24, 2016. The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter is celebration his latest album, Acoustic Classics, featuring stripped-down versions of some of his classic hits like "Baby, I Love Your Way" and "Show Me The Way." He is also celebrating the 40th anniversary of his 1976 multi-platinum selling release, Frampton Comes Alive!. To this day, it is still one of the top selling live albums of all time.

Growing up in England, Frampton attended the same school as David Bowie. At the young age of 14, he joined the band The Herd. At 18 he became a founding member of Humble Pie. Frampton decided to go solo in 1971, and released four solo albums in the next four years with limited success. Then in 1976 his highly successful live album, Frampton Comes Alive!, was released. Frampton's 2016 release, Acoustic Classics,  is his 18th album.

Frampton was awarded a Grammy in 2006 for Best Pop Instrumental Album for Fingerprints. He has been honored with several other nominations over the years. In 1976 he was awarded with Billboard Magazine's Artist of the Year.

Members of Frampton's band include Rob Arthur - keyboards, guitar and vocals, Adam Lester - guitar and vocals, Paul Peterson - bass and vocals, and Dan Wojciechowski - drums.

Guitarist Adam Lester

 Drummer Dan Wojciechowski and Peter Frampton

Keyboardist  Rob Arthur

Bassist Paul Peterson and Peter Frampton

Peter Frampton is currently touring the country performing at amphitheaters with a full band with Gregg Allman or Lynyrd Skynyrd and also solo acoustic shows.

Here's the lineup for his upcoming shows.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Leon Bridges Brings His Soulful Tones To Stubb's

Bringing back a style and sound sorely missing from much of today's music, Leon Bridges brought his soulful voice to Stubb's BBQ on May 19, 2016.  Bridges entertained the packed crowd with the music of his debut album, Coming Home.

The young singer, songwriter from Fort Worth, Texas proudly conjures up smooth soul and gospel sounds reminiscent of the 50s and 60s when greats like Sam Cooke and Otis Redding were producing powerful hits.

Bridges' first album Coming Home was only released in June of last year and he has already made a name for himself in the music world, playing mega festivals like Austin's SXSW in 2015 and Bonnaroo in 2016. He has toured Europe and performed on the high rated Austin City Limits television show on PBS. Coming Home was also nominated for a Grammy as the Best R&B Album of 2015.

Solo Woods

Opening for Leon Bridges was Solo Woods.

Daniel "Solo" Woods is a singer songwriter hailing from Chicago and is sharing his R&B sound with the world.  He was the perfect compliment for headliner Leon Bridges.

Monday, May 23, 2016

It's All Black and White When It Comes To The Neighbourhood

The alt rock band The Neighbourhood stopped by Stubb's BBQ on May 17, 2016 for a show in support of their latest album Wiped Out!.

The Neighbourhood

The "Sweater Weather" singers call their music genre "black and white" and each member dresses in black and white clothing for their shows. The artwork for their albums is done in black and white. So in following this theme they also request that photographers only post black and white images of their performances .

Jesse Rutherford

Band members of The Neighbourhood include vocalist Jesse Rutherford, guitarists Jeremy Freedman and Zach Abels, bassist Mickey Margott, and drummer Brandon Alexander Fried.

The Neighbourhood

Zach Abels

Mickey Margott

Brandon Alexander Fried

Jeremy Freedman

Setlist For The Neighbourhood:
Greetings From California
Baby Came Home
Female robbery
Daddy Issues
Wiped Out!
Baby Came Home 2
Cry Baby
Let It Go
Sweater Westher
RIP 2 My Youth

Jesse Rutherford

Opening for The Neighbourhood were Kevin Abstract and Amir Obe.

Kevin Abstract

Kevin Abstract

Amir Obe

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Cure Plays Frank Erwin Center

On May 13, 2016, the English rock band The Cure stopped by the University of Texas' Frank Erwin Center as part of The Cure Tour 2016. This run is the first major tour of North America by the band since 2008.

The Cure

Robert Smith

The Cure's 3 hour performance included some of their massive hits, some early classics, a few rarities and even some previously unreleased tracks. In total 33 songs were performed during the set which included 4 encores.

Robert Smith

The band members include vocalist/guitarist and founding member Robert Smith, longtime bassist Simon Gallup, former David Bowie guitarist Reeves Gabrels, keyboardist Roger O'Donnell, and drummer Jason Cooper.

Simon Gallup

Reeves Gabrels

Jason Cooper

Roger O'Donnell

Setlist for The Cure:
Out Of This World (1st performance since 2008)
Pictures Of You
A Night Like This
All I Want
Last Dance
Just Like Heaven
This Twilight Garden
Fascination Street
The End Of The World
Us Or Them
The Hungry Ghost
Prayers For Rain
Bloodflowers (1st performance since 2008)

Step Into The Light
Shake Dog Shake
Never Enough
Wrong Number

Encore 2:
Hot Hot Hot!!!
Close To Me
The Exploding Boy (1st performance since 1985)
In Between Days
Doing The Unstuck
Friday I'm In Love

Encore 3: 
 It Can Never Be The Same

Encore 4:
A Forest
Boys Don't Cry

Robert Smith

The Twilight Sad

Opening for The Cure was The Twilight Sad.

The Twilight Sad is a Scottish post-punk indie rock band. Their band members include James Graham on vocals, Andy MacFarlane on guitar, and Mark Devine on drums. Touring members of the band include Johnny Docherty on bass and Brendan Smith on Keys.

Vocalist James Graham of The Twilight Sad

Mark Devine

Andy MacFarlane

Johnny Docherty

Friday, May 13, 2016

HBO's All The Way Premiers At LBJ Library

On May 11, 2016, Limelight Imaging was privileged to attend the red carpet for the premier of the HBO Film All The Way chronicling the tumultuous first year of Lyndon B Johnson's presidency. The premier took place at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library on the grounds of the University of Texas at Austin.

All The Way

All The Way is based in the critically acclaimed, award-winning Broadway play of the same name and stars Bryan Cranston as LBJ, Anthony Mackie as Martin Luther King Jr, and Melissa Leo as Lady Bird Johnson, as well as many additional cast members.

Bryan Cranston

Anthony Mackie

Bryan Cranston and Anthony Mackie

I addition to Cranston and Mackie , in attendance this evening were Director Jay Roach, Writer/Executive Producer Robert Schenkkan, Exective Producers Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank, President of HBO Films Len Amato, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Doris Kearns Goodwin, and LBJ Library Director Mark K Updegrove.

Exective Producers Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank

Director Jay Roach

Writer/Executive Producer Robert Schenkkan

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Doris Kearns Goodwin

Jay Roach, Bryan Cranston, Anthony Mackie, and Robert Schenkkan

Along with dignitaries associated with the film, a special guest representing the Johnson family graced the red carpet; President and Mrs Johnson's youngest daughter Luci Baines Johnson.

Lucie Baines Johnson

Bryan Cranston, Lucie Baines Johnson, and Anthony Mackie

Bryan Cranston

Anthony Mackie