Sometimes you find really, really good music by accident. Such was the case for HalfNoise.
HalfNoise is the project of Zac Farro, who some of you may know as the former drummer of Paramore. It's basically an indie outfit with a glorious 60s/70s vibe that reminded my mother of some bands she used to love listening to when she was growing up in the 70s. I had never heard of him until a few days before the Paper Route show in Nashville when I noticed he was one of the opening acts. I immediately looked him up and fell in love with his music at first listen. He has three records out currently: a self-titled EP (a nostalgic rainy day play), Volcano Crowe (a lush indie rock gem), and his latest release Sudden Feeling (basically all your retro-vibed music dreams come true).
With that being said, I was eager to see him live and photograph his show, and he did not disappoint. He had so much energy and charisma and put on one heck of a fun set, complete with old films projected in the background, tambourine dances, and banana-shaped maracas. I had a smile on my face the whole time. The lighting was quite a bit better than the first set, so this time I played around with it. Those more familiar with my work know I am a huge fan of light, so the photos from this set were basically the dream. I was stoked.
Good gosh this set was so much fun. I got to meet Zac after the show and he was lovely. I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for the next HalfNoise show in Nashville for sure.