June 2013 Update

Well it’s been awhile since last updating the site with any news but I have been posting on Twitter and Facebook. If you want to stay up to date, be sure to like us, follow us, whatever.

I hope everyone has been enjoying the videos so far! I’ve been trying to post 1 or 2 videos a month. I filmed (with the help of my wife Kristen sometimes) Justin Sane of Anti-Flag, The Jim Ivins Band, Brad Mackeson and the hilarious The Beards lately. I’ve been trying to film a lot more but things have been canceled last minute in the last month. Those things happen when a) you’re trying to film musicians before their hectic shows b) it’s NYC so anything can happen like traffic and c) just scheduling things can be rough and can’t find time to do it. Weather has something to do with as well.

I probably shouldn’t post who I’m going to film because things might not happen and might get people disappointed. Lately when I saw I’m going to film someone, it falls through. I’m projected to film at least two bands this month, and even more in July. We’ll see if they actually happen or not. I hope!

If you haven’t been paying attention to local New York news, the city is trying to put a stop to street musicians. Anyone performing is considered a vendor, at least that’s my understanding of it and they have to play in a certain spot or be subject to a fine. I haven’t run into this just yet but I’m hoping its not a problem or might have to get creative with filming. I really don’t want to just film inside, backstage at a venue if I don’t have to. That will become really stale after awhile. In the winter that’s an option but now that’s it summer, I want to film outside! We’ll see how that goes.

Like always, if you want to help out in any way or have a band/musician in mind, please let me know at bryan@beforetheconcert.com. I could use all the help I can get!

Episode 11: Justin Sane of Anti-Flag

When I started this video series, one of the few bands or artists I wanted to film in the beginning was Justin Sane and/or Anti-Flag. I got the chance when Anti-Flag was in town for 2 nights at the Studio at Webster Hall in NYC. The band is currently on tour celebrating their 20 years as a band. They play two nights in each city and play different sets each night. Sadly, I couldn’t make it to either shows but heard they were excellent. Hopefully they come back soon because they are a lot of fun to photograph!

We almost didn’t get a chance to film something with Justin because like usual, things were running behind schedules because of traffic. New York City is great but sometimes it likes to throw those monkey wrenches into your plans. Besides the traffic, the weather wasn’t exactly nice out. Thankfully everything came together and I filmed a song with Justin. My wife Kristen came along again but this time she just took some pictures of the filming.

As Kristen and I were walking down Broadway from Madison Square Park, we were being yelled at to cross the street. Of course, I was yelling back saying “where the hell do you expect me to go with all the cars here!?” I found out later that they were filming Anchorman 2 haha. Then we met up with Justin and Chris Stowe of AF Records and walked to the Cube area at Astor Place. Things were running late so Justin just sang “One Trillion Dollar$.” The video is short but I was happy to have filmed at least 1 song.

If you like YouTube better, you can watch the episode over at the Before The Concert channel.

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