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Photos: Das Racist @ Cargo in CommRow 2012-04-03

Das Racist @ Cargo in CommRow, Reno, NV 2012-04-03

Have I mentioned recently that my interest in shooting more shows at Cargo @ CommRow is on the rise?  This semi new-ish venue in downtown Reno is bringing in some great talent these days, with plenty of national touring acts (Murs, K.Flay, The Green) and with the first sell-out show coming from local vocal hero Whitney Myer, there is no doubt that more will be catching on to the growing buzz surrounding this elegant nightspot.

I showed up to the venue a little early for Das Racist’s show on Tuesday, April 4th and not having seen any opening acts mentioned on the Facebook event or ticketing Website, I was curious to see what this alternative rap trio from Brooklyn had up their sleeves for their 2012 Reno, NV performance.  There were several younger fans there ahead of me and I had the pleasant opportunity to chat with both the female bartender on duty for the evening and the venue’s Production Manager, Dan Bishop, who were both a joy to share words with.

The show started shortly after 9PM with an illuminated screen filled with projections of psychedelic waves surrounding a large domesticated feline being ridden by a juxtaposed animated character whose face switched between ex-pres. George W. Bush and Osama Bin Laden.  There’s a shot of that below if you’d like a visual to accompany the description.

The three members of Das Racist (Heems, Kool A.D. & Dapwell) made their way onto stage with an air of wit and humor, and after a couple songs began to pass out jumbo-sized bags of gummy worms and (presumably warm cans of) Tecate to the audience.  There was also a chicken dinner plate and cantaloupe offered up to the crowd, both of which are also included in the Super Happy Fun Bonus (B&W) Pics featured at the end of this post.

The show lasted about an hour and the trio of east coast gents made a point of hanging out with their fans at the merch booth directly outside of the venue’s 3rd floor entranceway.  A true testament to the intimate live music experience Cargo @ CommRow provides to both local and visting concertgoers.

Camera settings on my  Nikon D7000 + AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED body and lens combination included a range of ISO from 1600 – 6400 and steadily held aperture and shutter speed settings of f/2.8 and 1/200th of a second, respectively.

There was no photo pit, but front of stage access was pretty easy to come by, and with a little bit of leaning room available at nearly every angle, a variety of close-up shots were within reach, provided ample lighting was in frame.  I was also able to move around behind the front of stage crowd for a couple interesting shots encompassing more of the high up stage lighting and a more wide angle view of the venue’s atmosphere for that evening.  Needless to say, these things please me as a live music photographer.  Thanks Cargo / CommRow!

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Das Racist @ Cargo

Das Racist @ Cargo

Das Racist @ Cargo

Das Racist Crowd @ Cargo

Das Racist @ Cargo

Das Racist @ Cargo

Das Racist @ Cargo

Das Racist @ Cargo

Das Racist @ Cargo

Das Racist @ Cargo

Das Racist @ Cargo

Camera(s) Used:

Nikon D7000

Lens(es) Used:

AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED


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Super Happy Fun Bonus (B&W) Pics!

Das Racist @ Cargo

Das Racist Crowd @ Cargo

Das Racist Crowd @ Cargo

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Photos: 1st Annual Pinup Contest @ The Underground

Isn't she lovely folks?  Just wait until we get to the contestants!

Isn't she lovely folks? Just wait until we get to the contestants!

What do you get when you mix a club full of Rockabilly-loving, cigarette-smoking, Budweiser-drinking men and women with a Pinup contest on a Friday evening in northern Nevada?  Well, it’s not Hot August Nights, but is is certainly one helluva good time!  While I was only able to pop in at The Underground for a short time last night, what I found here in our often-underrated city of Reno was one of the hottest pinup contests seen this side of the Sierra Nevada’s.

Take 21 female contestants, dressed up in the finest of Bettie Page-approved threads, two energetic MCs who are both enrolling and ultimately hilarious, and toss in one stage-crashing 6 pack (abdomen) wielding young man and you’ve got a recipe for an event sure to pack the house year after year.

Unfortunately, I was not present for the announcement of the winners, and while this decision is far from an easy one to make, I urge the readers of this post to scroll down and check out a couple of my personal fav’s and click through the link below to view the full gallery … and comment with your favorites!  Also, if you were a contestant and would like your photo credited, please leave a comment or send an email to ishootreno@gmail.com so we can get you the recognition you deserve!

 

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What an enrolling MC!  He was a little sauced ... but did his job well!

What an enrolling MC! He was a little sauced ... but did his job well!

Contestant 1/21

Contestant 1/21

Contestant 2/21

Contestant 2/21

Contestant 4/21

Contestant 4/21: Elsie Marie

Contestant 10/21

Contestant 10/21

Contestant 13/21

Contestant 13/21

Contestant 17/21

Contestant 17/21

Contestant 18/21

Contestant 18/21

Contestant 20/21

Contestant 20/21

Contestant 21/21

Contestant 21/21

Camera(s) Used:

Nikon D7000

Lens(es) Used:

AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED


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Supper Happy Fun Bonus Pic!

 

Contestant <ahem> 22/21

Contestant <ahem> 22/21

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