Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Tosco Beatles Tribute Night Photos, Charlotte, NC, June 17, 2017

Tosco Beatles Tribute Night
Knight Theater
Charlotte, NC
June 17, 2017
All photos copyright 2017 Daniel Coston






-Daniel
June 21, 2017

Micky Dolenz Photos And Review, Nashville, TN, June 18, 2017


“Hello,” Micky Dolenz says to me, as he walks over. “How are you?” It’s been a couple of years since I've spoken to him. I can tell that he doesn’t remember us meeting and talking in 2015, just as the Monkees were beginning their year-long tour, but I’m not expecting him to. He doesn’t know that I’ve been a fan of him and the Monkees since the MTV revival in 1986. He also doesn’t know that since 2012, I’ve been photographing the Monkees various tours for the band’s Tour Page, and other outlets. That I flew out to Los Angeles in September for their 50th anniversary show, in-between three shoots in North Carollna, the day before and after the show. That his posting of my photos made me get an Instagram account, due to the amount of traffic it generated. That his music changed my life, as it did many others. And that something in the kid in me still enjoys saying hello to him. 

Right now, Micky has a show to do in ten minutes, and can’t remember why I’m in the room. I say hello, wish him well, and head out front to take some new photos.

Good to see you again, Micky. See you again soon, from the kid behind the camera,
-Daniel Coston




-Daniel
June 21, 2017

Daniel Romano Photos, Charlotte, NC, June 21, 2017

Daniel Romano
Evening Muse
Charlotte, NC
June 21, 2017
All photos copyright 2017 Daniel Coston



-Daniel
June 21, 2017

Monday, June 19, 2017

And Now, A Reminder About My Talk On Wednesday

Hope to see you there,
-Daniel


Daryl McDaniels Photo, Charlotte, NC, June 18, 2017

Daryl McDaniels
HeroesCon
Charlotte Convention Center
Charlotte, NC
June 18, 2017
Photo copyright 2017 Daniel Coston

-Daniel
June 19, 2017

TKO Faith Healer Interview

TKO Faith Healer: Hear To Believe
by Daniel Coston
for the Tangentsmag.com website

It was a feeling that I haven’t felt in a while. That feeling that you get when you see a new band, and you slowly realize that this is the best thing that you’ve heard in ages. Enter TKO Faith Healer, which I discovered when they recently opened for Richard Lloyd at Snug Harbor. Guitarist Bo White will be recognizable to many in the Charlotte music scene, but the rest of the band is relatively new. TKO Faith Healer plays a stripped-down, primal sound of Rock & Roll. Hypnotic, with a straight-forward presentation that could, and should take over the world. Bo White took on our questions via email, and here is the result.

Tangents Magazine: How did TKO Faith Healer come together?
Bo White: I approached the guys about forming the band after having seen most of them play previously. I was struck by the nuanced approach each took with their instruments, genuinely unusual and fully committed to their weirdness. I felt it would sound good together, and I knew it would be cool to hang with these guys on a weekly basis.
 
Tangents: The band feels a hybrid of influences from 70s post-punk, and more recent bands, like early National records. What does the band sound like to you?
White: It just sounds like the amalgam of the band members’ styles to me. We’re not trying to be retro. But I would agree that it sounds kind of like what you’ve mentioned. Following our performances people have compared us to The Monks, Iggy Pop, Rolling Stones, Lou Reed. My dad compared us to garage bands like The Seeds and Music Machine. So I guess we’ve heard more proto-punk comparisons, all very flattering when people are excited enough to comment.
 
Tangents: Did you have an idea of what you wanted the band to sound like when the band was formed, or did it evolve?
White: Yeah. I expected everyone to play the way I’d seen them play. Not to say they aren’t adaptable. But I feel this project is everyone just letting it come forth naturally. There has already been some evolution as we discover new deliveries and instrumental punches we can get away with. I think it could get really varied in the future.
 
Tangents: It also struck me at the Snug show that you all are really into the sound that you’re making right now. There was no jokiness in the presentation, you all were playing this music with a purpose. Would you say that is true?
White: Exactly. It’s all because of what I mentioned above. We’re all in agreement on the method of combination: make the most of what we have and don’t overextend (unless we’re using it as a tool to mess with the audience). I’m sure we all have different reasons for why we’ve arrived at the sounds we’re making individually. In particular, Brett has taken a near religious pilgrimage approach to his exploration of tone and style over the years. Examining his guitar rig is like stepping into a mad scientist’s lab.
 
Tangents: What does each band member bring to the band?
White: I wanted to rock out and not overthink it, so I’m playing open G guitar riffs with some hiccuping little flashes of melody around big, dumb rock chords. Brett [Whittlesey] plays some of the strangest guitar solos, a tension machine. Aaron [Rogers] has a signature lilt and enthusiasm to his drumming. Jeremy [Fisher] crafts bass lines in an instant that are way more complicated than you may first realize, never prog-rock or outlandish, and very catchy. Kelly [Williams] has this huge, booming voice. I saw him give an impromptu eulogy at a friend’s memorial service several years ago on the stage of Snug Harbor. It wasn’t sentimental. It was one of the realest, most poignant speeches I’ve ever seen, both in content and the way it was delivered. I saw he could command a stage instinctively without the learning curve of “trying”. This is his first band.
 
Tangents: How do the songs come together? Music, then lyrics, or all at once?
White: The tunes begin as rough demos with lyrics done by a subset of band members. The chord changes and structure are pretty much all there. Then the full band fine tunes it and sets the swing. Each of us will try a few different kinds of delivery before we settle on our favorite way to play the song.
 
Tangents: Describe the Charlotte scene, right now.
White: Same as it ever was. It could be easier, and it could be a lot more difficult. I’ve played music here for over a decade, and I like it.
 
Tangents: What’s next? More shows, recording?
White: There will absolutely be more shows. We aim to have another 6 song EP online in a few months. We have two recording engineers in the band, so I imagine we’ll be churning out recordings as fast as we can write them.
 
Tangents:  How important is playing live or touring to a band like yourselves in 2017?
White: I make music for two reasons that always pay off, for a creative outlet and for life experience. Playing live is guaranteed to give you both. Not to say it’s always amazing or even pleasant, but it is really living. A lot of the experience is expressly unique to being a member of a band.Touring is something that I have done and would do again. But it is not necessary to me.
 
Tangents: Finish this sentence. TKO Faith Healer is…...

White: …rough and tumble.

Micky Dolenz Photo, Nashville, TN, June 18, 2017

Micky Dolenz
City Winery
Nashville, TN
June 18, 2017
Photo copyright 2017 Daniel Coston

-Daniel
June 19, 2017

Recent Photos From The Stilleto Swagger

Enjoy,
-Daniel
June 19, 2017

https://charlotte.dressforsuccess.org/get-involved/events/shake-swagger-stroll-featuring-the-stiletto-swagger-and-the-powerwalk/

Friday, June 16, 2017

My Interview With Francene Morris

Hello all-

My recent interview with Francene Morris airs on Saturday (June 17th) at 6am on Kiss 95.1FM, here in Charlotte, but here it is to listen to, anytime. A lot of ground covered, and a few stories you may not have heard before. Enjoy, and see you all soon,
-Daniel
June 17, 2017

https://soundcloud.com/francenemarie/daniel-coston

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Events This Saturday, And Talk On June 21

Two other things to let you know about, while I'm letting folks know about the new third edition of the Double Door Inn book. On Saturday, I'll be taking photos at the Beatles tribute at the Knight Theater. I'll also be selling books (thank you John Tosco), so come by and say hello. On Wednesday, June 21st, I'll be doing a talk about my photos at 7pm at the Cornwell Conference Center, at Myers Park Baptist Church. Since there will be a number of photographers in the room, I'll be talking more about taking photos, and the stories behind photographing Johnny Cash, the Avett Brothers, and others. I am hoping to have the new Double Door Inn book at both events, but if they have not arrived, you can sign up to be the first in town to receive copies. Spread the word, love to you all, and see you in the bookstores, the concerts, the rec halls and other places, and see you on the road.
-Daniel
June 15, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Poster For A Talk I'm Doing Next Wednesday, June 21

More on this soon. Cheers,
-Daniel
June 14, 2017


Some Photos I Took Last Week At The Blue Ridge Music Hall Of Fame

http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2017/06/14/boosinger-jamison-inducted-into-music-hall-fame/396324001/

More soon,
-Daniel
June 14, 2017


Here's Where You Can Purchase Home Of The Blues

Hello all-

You can purchase the book on Amazon here-

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0999101900/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1497492356&sr=8-5&keywords=daniel+coston 

The book will be available at Park Road Books, and other independent bookstore shortly. Stay tuned for news on book signing events, and more. Thank you, spread the word, and here's to the Double Door Inn.
-Daniel
June 14, 2017

Tyson Photos

Hello-

If you're one of the lucky people whom I photographed Neil deGrasse Tyson on Monday, my photos are available here.

https://danielcoston.photoreflect.com/ 

Email me the numbers of your photos, and I'll email them back to you. Thank you,
-Daniel
June 14, 2017

Update About The Last Few Days

Since Monday, photos again with Neil deGrasse Tyson, one video shoot, photos of one private event, one radio interview with Francene Marie Morris, press for my new show at Knight Gallery, and sending off a whole lot of photos. Today, photos with John Grisham, and one other event. Oh, and the new Double Door Inn book is now available. Amazon link coming when I receive it. Safe travels, and see you on the road.
-Daniel
June 14, 2017

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Toto Photos, Charlotte, NC, June 7, 2017

Toto
Knight Theater
Charlotte, NC
June 7, 2017
All photos copyright 2017 Daniel Coston





-Daniel
June 11, 2017

Richard Lloyd Photos, Grensboro, NC, June 7, 2017

Richard Lloyd Band
On Pop Of The World Studios
Grensboro, NC
June 7, 2017
All photos copyright 2017 Daniel Coston


-Daniel
June 11, 2017

Rhiannon Giddens Photos, Greensboro, NC, June 8, 20

Rhiannon Giddens
Carolina Theater
Greensboro, NC
June 8, 2017
All photos copyright 2017 Daniel Coston






-Daniel
June 11, 2017

Kollard Kings Photos, Charlotte, NC, June 9, 2017

Kollard Kings
Great Aunt Stella Center
Charlotte, NC
June 9, 2017
All photos copyright 2017 Daniel Coston




-Daniel
June 11, 20917








Edwards Brothers, Spirit Square, Charlotte, NC, June 9, 2017

Edwards Brothers
Spirit Square
Charlotte, NC
June 9, 2017
All photos copyright 2017 Daniel Coston


-Daniel
June 11, 2017

The Place To Be Artist Statement

The photos contained in this show are a collection of many days and nights enjoying music, in many places. Large venues, small venues, anywhere and everywhere in Charlotte, NC. For the past 22 years, I have tried to find these places, and photograph them. For this show, I wanted to convey the rich vibrancy and diversity that one can see and hear on any given night in Charlotte. From the legendary artists, to the local musicians that make up the Charlotte music scene. In theaters, clubs, churches and more, big and small. Be they venues that no longer exist, or ones that you can visit tonight, the photos in this show are a reflection of those beautiful sounds, and my efforts to put a visual to the sounds that continue to be, The Place To Be. Wherever you choose to find them. 
-Daniel Coston
June 11, 2017


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Update On The Last Few Days From FB

Whoa, the last few days. Wednesday, four events, including photographing Toto at the Knight Theater, and Richard LloydJason NeSmithTerry Clouseand more at Pop Of The World Studios in Greensboro. AND load in photos for my new show at the Knight Gallery. Thursday, more work on the show, one event, and photos of Rhiannon Laffan and family at the Carolina Theatre in Greensboro. Friday, finish designing and hanging the new show of photos, photos of Tom Hanchett and friends at the Charlotte Folk Society, and Alan EdwardsChad R Edwards, Shawn Lynch and friends at Spirit Square. Thanks to everyone who came out for the unofficial opening. More news about the official opening on July 7th. Today, one event, and then off to N. Wilkesboro for the Blue Ridge Music Hall Of Fame. But first, I'm going to crank some Small Faces. RIP Adam West. Gonna fly now. See you up in the air, and see you on the road.
-Daniel
June 10, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vWTtx_PxPo 

Friday, June 9, 2017

The Place To Be (Unofficially) Opens Tonight!!!

A few more photos to hang and prep, and my new show of photos is ready for its (unofficial) opening tonight at the Knight Gallery at Spirit Square. I'll be there to hang out, say hello, and watch Alan Edwards and Chad R Edwards rock the Square at 7pm. More soon. See you in the gallery, and see you on the road.
-Daniel
June 9, 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Favorite Songs From 1967 I Made Up For A Radio Station, In No Particular Order

Beatles- A Day In The Life
Rolling Stones- Dandelion
Who- I Can See For Miles
Kinks- Picture Book
Small Faces- Itchykoo Park
Move- Flowers In The Rain
Procol Harum- A Whiter Shade Of Pale
Tomorrow- My White Bicycle
Byrds- Lady Friend
Beau Brummels- Magic Hollow
Zombies- She Does Everything For Me
Sopwith Camel- Hello Hello
Lovin’ Spoonful- Darling Be Home Soon
13th Floor Elevators- Slip Inside This House
Doors- People Are Strange
Love- She Comes In Colors
Otis Redding- Dock Of The Bay
Left Banke- Desiree
Booker T. & The MGs- Hip Hug Her
Paul Revere & The Raiders- Him Or Me 
Buffalo Springfield- Mr. Soul
Easybeats- The Music Goes Round My Head
Yardbirds- Tinker Sailor Soldier Sailor
Beach Boys- Heroes & Villians
Pink Floyd- See Emily Play
Incredible String Band- Painting Box
Traffic- Hole In My Shoe
Cream- Sunshine Of Your Love
Moody Blues- Nights In White Satin
Nazz- Open My Eyes
Four Tops- Bernadette
Donovan- There Is A Mountain
Somebody To Love- Jefferson Airplane
James Brown- Cold Sweat
Blossom Toes- A Dream For Julie
Bee Gees- With The Sun In My Eyes
Jimi Hendrix- Hey Joe
Association- Never My Love
Troggs- Love Is All Around
Creation- Painter Man
And a few more that I haven't thought of yet.
-Daniel
June 7, 2017


New Interview I Did With Carpoolparty

Enjoy,
-Daniel
June 7, 2017

http://www.tangentsmag.com/stories/show-preview-carpoolparty-at-hattie-s-tap-tavern-saturday-july-8

New CharlotteFive Article About Myself And My New Show

http://www.charlottefive.com/find-place-june-9/
-Daniel
June 7, 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017

Advance Press For The Forthcoming Release Of Home Of The Blues

Home Of The Blues: A History Of The Double Door Inn, a comprehensive history of one of the fabled Charlotte music venue, is now available. After the Double Door’s closing in January, co-author Daniel Coston went to work on updating and re-working the book that he originally collaborated on in 2008 with the late Debby Wallace. This new edition brings the story of the Double Door Inn up to date, and features numerous new interviews with longtime owner Nick Karres, brother and original co-owner Matthew Karres, and numerous local and national musicians. The book also dives into the history of Charlotte, and the building that became one of the oldest music venues in the United States.

The book his being published through Fort Canoga Press. The book will be available at Park Road Books, in Charlotte, and other independent bookstores. For interviews, distribution questions, or media about the book, contact Daniel Coston at 704-841-9371, or danielcoston@aol.com.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Lillie Mae Photos, Charlotte, NC, June 2, 2017

Lillie Mae
First Ward Park
Charlotte, NC
June 2, 2017
All photos copyright 2017 Daniel Coston







-Daniel
June 4, 2017

Abbey Road Live Photos, Charlotte, NC, June 3, 2017

Abbey Road Live
performing Sgt. Pepper
Visulite Theater
Charlotte, NC
June 3, 2017
All photos copyright 2017 Daniel Coston



-Daniel
June 4, 2017


Roomful Of Blues Photo, Charlotte, NC, June 3, 2017

Roomful Of Blues
Neighborhood Theatre
Charlotte, NC
June 3, 2017
Photo copyright 2017 Daniel Coston

-Daniel
June 4, 2017

Friday, June 2, 2017

News On My Upcoming Show Of Photos

So here's the story on my new show of photos. The Blumenthal has asked me to do a six-month exhibition at the Knight Gallery at Spirit Square of just concert photos taken in Charlotte, covering music venues past and present. This will make the first time I've ever done a show of just my concert photos, with the current tally of close to 100 photos in this show. The show goes up on the walls next week, and will be ready to view next Friday, June 9th, when Alan Edwards and Chad R Edwards rock out in front of Spirit Square. There will also be an official opening on Friday, July 7th. More news soon, as we get this show together, and I'll let you all know when I'll be at Spirit Square next week, so you can join me in my art hanging/record playing event. Spread the word, see you in the gallery, and see you on the road.
-Daniel
June 3, 2017