Pulling Muscles and Mussels at Music Tastes Good.

This is the first actual “rockshow review” I’ve ever done, and it’s published. All of my fears and growing pangs are right here for readers of New Noise Magazine to see. I actually think this review is OK. The magazine is moving away from photo galleries toward show reviews accompanied by photos … So if I…

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Sneaking in the back door with dirty magazines …

Who’s better than the BUZZCOCKS? No one, that’s who!! Buzzcocks are on their 40th anniversary tour … I think I can say that I’ve been a fan for at least 36 of those years … Check out my photo gallery of Buzzcocks and Residuels on NEW NOISE MAGAZINE

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I was lucky enough to shoot 2 of my favorite bands this week

I shot The Descendents at a secret birthday show on Wednesday 4/20/2016 in Hermosa Beach, which was insane … And last night 4/21/2016, I got to shoot Rancid at the Observatory … It was freeking PACKED. Uncomfortably packed! After shooting in the photo pit for the allotted 3 songs, I stood in an outside bar…

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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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Pounded by the Swami

Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the Observatory in Orange County. We saw Swami John Reis and The Blind Shake along with Pounded By The Surf. There was an opening band, but we missed them … Pounded By The Surf were great … Then “Swami John Reis and The Blind Shake” came out and kicked it…

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Day Late

I got this in the mail ONE DAY after my birthday … I’m still going to call it a birthday gift … I shot the band PIGGY at Alex’s Bar a few months ago …  They asked for a couple shots to use on their facebook page and a few prints, which I was happy…

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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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never got kicked out

I shot one of my favorite bands this month (September): THE DAMNED. I’ll not bitch about the parking at the House of Mouse , but please know that it was the worst I’ve ever seen. I’ll try to keep this short, since my Social D post is long. I love The Damned. Captain Sensible is…

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only approved contributions allowed

I was lucky enough to score a photo pass for Social Distortion at The Observatory for Sunday, September 13, 2015. No, I was not the oldest person at this show, which was great. Getting on the list and getting a photo pass for Social D in Orange County is crazy.  I asked a friend, who…

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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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