So January is a pretty slow month for weddings, but it allows me to shoot my *other* passion: local music. Lucky for me, the dead of winter is when a lot of new, local bands start playing more frequently since the larger touring bands are avoiding our frozen tundra like the plague. It's pretty rare for a concert photographer to also love shooting weddings, but I think it's because my real passion lies in capturing emotion and mood -- and both weddings and performances afford me this opportunity many times over. These photos are from the Current's birthday party on Saturday night at First Avenue. That evening featured music from Haley Bonar, Sims, the Suicide Commandos and Poliça. Sims and Poliça are among my faves, so that was super fun!