Posts Tagged ‘grindcore’

Coffeehouse Grindcore

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Fuck the Facts

I wouldn’t normally think of grindcore as coffee-shop music, but last night I went to The Beat Coffeehouse in Minneapolis to see Canada’s Fuck the Facts and Ken Mode, bands that blend grindcore, metal, hardcore and noise and do it awesomely. Unfortunately, due to a miscommunication, I got there late, only got to see one Ken Mode song, and didn’t get to do a planned portrait shoot with Fuck the Facts. So it goes. At least I got to shoot Fuck the Facts’ live set, which was short and brutally powerful, just the way grindcore should be. It was great to get to see them, since I missed their set at MDF last year and hadn’t seen them since 2009 at Talking Head in Baltimore.

Fuck the Facts

For a coffee shop, the lighting was actually pretty usable. I got most of my best shots shooting from the side with my 85/1.4 wide open at ISO 6400, which just barely got me shutter speeds fast enough to freeze the action. For a while I tried shooting from in front using my 14-24/2.8 and flash, but aside from the above shot (which I kind of love), I didn’t quite succeed in getting anything I was totally happy with that way.

Fuck the Facts

Fuck the Facts

Fuck the Facts

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