Shitkickers @ The Blank Club

A few weeks ago I bumped into Brian (lead singer for the Shitkickers) at a party and we started talking about life, music, and his band. It turned out they were doing a show at a local club called the Blank Club in San Jose. I couldn’t pass up Brian’s offer to see the band live.

I had one of their older CDs and knew they were a blend of bluegrass, blues, and punk all rolled into one, but honestly I didn’t know what to expect.

They’re a sophisticatedly great time and while the music and crowd exude energy.. The house lights leave a lot to be desired. If you’ve ever been to the Blank Club then you know what I’m talking about. It’s dark, very dark in there! There’s only a few stage lights that are not very bright, and for majority of the night the lights were “red” which really makes it hard to get clean color photos.

I was rocking only one body, the D700 and shot most of the night at high ISOs with the exception of a few flash photos using an off-camera SB900 triggered by a PocketWizard.

To carry all the gear I used the Tamrac 3446 Rally 6 Camera Bag which allowed me to carry a couple lenses and the SB900

The Location:

The Blank Club in San Jose, CA

Camera Gear:

Nikon D700
Nikon 85mm f/1.4G AF-S
Nikon 80-200 f2.8
Nikon SB900

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