Photo Gallery: Ariel Pink, On Soundcheck

Ariel Pink is notoriously divisive and off-putting (to say the least), but he occasionally channels that chaos and weirdness into some excellent songs. He came into the Soundcheck studio to play some songs from pom pom, and I took some photos.

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Photo Gallery: Blake Mills, On Soundcheck

I first discovered Blake Mills when he opened for, and then played in Fiona Apple’s band on her tour for her album, The Idler Wheel…. But Mills is one of those versatile guitar players’ guitar player types who’s collaborated with almost everyone big in some capacity, and is a skilled songwriter in his own right. I got to see his playing up close when he came to the Soundcheck studio to perform songs from his latest record, and shot some photos, too.

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Photo Gallery: Jeff Goldblum, On Soundcheck

Had the bizarre pleasure to take photos of Jeff Goldblum — you know, of movies like Jurassic Park, The Fly, The Big Chill, Independence Day, various Wes Anderson films, and so much more. He came to the Soundcheck studio with his jazz ensemble, the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, play some piano, and generally be delightful. Weird day, but a fun day.

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Photo Gallery: Ryan Adams, On Soundcheck

Shot photos today of Ryan Adams, the manic and brilliant and once-endlessly-prolific songwriter, who has a pretty decent new album of alt-country songs, and a really good short EP of punk bangers. He played a bit of both in the Soundcheck studio.

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