The Damned are a not a goth band!

I’m happy to be able to post my photos and review of The Damned 40th Anniversary show at The Belasco Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles. Please see the link to New Noise Magazine here. I didn’t include the set list in my review because it was so long … But here it is, if you’re interested…

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The Proud, The Few, The Birthday, The Secret show

On 4/20/2016 The DESCENDENTS played a secret show at The Standing Room in Hermosa Beach for Fletcher’s 50th birthday (he’s the Pennywise dood). It was insane! They played EVERYTHING from the really old songs like Catalina to Silly Girl to Everything Sux to a few new ones that will be on their new record coming out in…

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DRIVE LIKE JEHU are GOOD … part II

Drive Like Jehu at The Echoplex last night (2/28/2016). Here’s my gallery from New Noise Magazine.

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Online Gallery for ALL ACCESS show – Long Beach Dec 5, 2015 – Jan 9, 2016

Here’s an online gallery for the framed images in the ALL ACCESS show currently hanging at SOMATIC GALLERY in Long Beach, CA. These framed photos are available for purchase at SOMATIC GALLERY in Long Beach, CA. Thank you for asking! Phil Alvin – Framed, white mat, square black molding, 13 x 19, Gelatin Print –…

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a piggy’s favorite shot

August 5, 2015 – Piggy played at Alex’s Bar. It was so dark that I popped up my on-camera-flash for a few shots to fill in some light in order to get some of these photos. I never do that. I submitted a grip of PIGGY photos to New Noise Magazine, which you can see here….

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Big Deal …

While I am merely an unpaid hired gun set photographer, I feel very attached to Death or Glory. Recently, I assisted in putting on an event at Angel City Brewery called “Steal Music Buy Art” or SMBA for short. SMBA was created to debut 4 episodes of Death or Glory but became so much more….

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On Line Gallery for ArtExchange show in Long Beach

Here are the photos that I’m showing at ArtExchange Holiday Salon (Nov 8 – Jan 15). Opening is Nov 8 at 6:00pm – I hope to see you there. I had all of the photos framed by the incomparable Dick McCoy (except the 11″ x 17″s). They are all framed with a square black molding…

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On Line Gallery for the Memphis show.

The show at Memphis is still hanging (2920 Bristol St. Costa Mesa, CA 92626) … It will be there through December 10, 2014. If you can’t make it, here’s an on line gallery to check out. All images are printed on 16 x 20 paper, with borders, matted and framed. Here they are, in the…

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The Hold Steady, The Cheap Girls and I got a show …

It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I’m sure you’ve all missed me. First is that I saw The Hold Steady in Costa Mesa / Santa Ana, The Observatory. I was really surprised that they ended up in the small room. I guess they didn’t sell enough tix for the big room … I guess…

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Limited Edition Learning Curve.

A few weeks ago I posted a photo of Iggy and the Stooges on facebook. I’ve never had such a positive reaction to a posted photo before. Those of you who do not have group or business pages on facebook (like for a band or a photography hobby) may not know that you are able…

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