I've got a couple of photos hanging on a wall with some other people's photos. The opening is Saturday, January 30th from 5-8pm. Come out! Have some beer, eat some food, take in the sights! And after the opening, stay for the awesome music of Toshio Hirano.

2nd Annual “Rock Show” photographic exhibit January 24-March 13
Rite Spot: 2099 Folsom St. @ 17th: SF

Opening: Saturday, January 30th: 5-8 pm

Facebook invite here

Live rock show photography from:
Tiger Lily (KALX/JetLag RockNRoll)
CAnderson (Victim of Time/Horizontal Action)
Julie Schuchard (Tricycle Records)
Geoffrey Ellis (Sadkids)
Charlie Homo
Deb Zeller
Amy Thompson and
Julie Zielinski

Featuring photos of Jay Reatard, The Mummies, Human Eye, The Drums (Dwyer and EZ), Wayne Kramer, M.I.A., KISS, Jarvis Cocker, Mastodon, Nobunny and many, many more. Show runs through March 13, 2010 - as you can see on the bad-ass flier by Mr. Matt K Shrugg.



I'm truly saddened to hear that the super-talented Jay Reatard was found dead at his home in Memphis. I hate it when people I know die. It makes it worse when they die young. My thoughts go out to all my pals at Goner Records who I know are devastated by this news. I was lucky enough to see him play numerous times and his album Blood Visions reinvigorated my interest in music (no lie!) and was easily my one of my favorite records from the 2000s. He was also my favorite musician to photograph playing live. Completely unpredictable and ferocious. Total raw power. Total energy.

The music world has lost a legend. And that's not hyperbole.

R.I.P. Jay Reatard (1980-2010)

(photos © geoffrey ellis)