After featuring Mountain Opera as our Local Artist of the Week a couple months ago, Zeke, a member of the Orono foursome, extended to us an invitation to a local show the group was putting together. Naturally, we accepted the invite. We’re always curious to hear up-and-coming acts. So, we sent our finest photographer, Adam Wold.

Originally, we planned to have Wold include a write-up with his photos, but after some deliberation, we thought it’d be more interesting to see his honest, knee-jerk notes from the show. As you might notice, he’s no slouch when it comes to writing. But, he’s even less of a slouch when it comes to photographing things.

Subsequently, a new tradition is born. Moving forward, we’ll be including photos of Wold’s handwritten notes in addition to his photos of whatever band we send him out to see.

That being said, don’t hesitate to extend similar invitations. We might not be able to attend them all, but we promise to at least consider it.

A little background on the show… It was held at the Amsterdam Bar and Hall in downtown St. Paul on May 5th. The featured bands included Danger Ronnie and The Spins, Stereo Confession, Mountain Opera, PTSTD and special guests, Wild In and Chris Giuliano.

Enjoy the photography and thoughts of Adam Wold!