Photos from Lincoln Hall, Chicago. October 25 & 27, 2009. These shots were taken during the first few weeks of operation at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, which is a new venue created by the owners of the venerable Schubas establishment. All photos were taken with no flash on either the 24mm/f1.4 or the 17-40mm f4. The space is real nice and the sound is great as well. As far as photos go, I haven't shot enough shows there yet to have a grasp of it yet, but I'm optimistic about it. I've also been doing a monthly dance party of my own at the venue called Just Desserts. Look for it if you're in the mood to dance!
As for the bands covered, I recently struggled to come up with my top 10 favorite albums of 2009 at the request of Nicholas Scimeca, who posted a bunch of his friends' favorites on his blog. I decided local Chicago newcomers The Smith Westerns deserved a spot on my list. View all the photos after the jump. (via)
above: Smith Westerns at Lincoln Hall. October 27, 2009.
above: Jai-Alai Savant at Lincoln Hall. October 25, 2009.
above: Prarie Cartel at Lincoln Hall. October 25, 2009.
above: Neon Indian at Lincoln Hall. October 27, 2009.