The Phantom Shakers at Oskar Blues

Last weekend I got to catch one of my favorite local acts, The Phantom Shakers, at Oskar Blues brewery in Austin. It was my first time to Oskar Blues and I was impressed with their live music setup. They have a sizable stage and booming sound system. It’s obvious that they take their live music as seriously as their craft beer.

I enjoyed a couple of pints while listening to the Rockabilly sounds of the band. It was unfortunately a thin crowd on this Saturday night but the band didn’t hold anything back in their performance. Of course, I grabbed a few shots with my trusty X100F. I’m still digging the cinematic 16x9 aspect ratio as you can tell. As I often do with live music, I kept things in monochrome. The sound wasn’t bad in the venue but the light wasn’t great - ample lighting for photography at least, yet flat and kind of boring. A black and white process brings out a little drama.

If you dig these shots, you can find a few more on my gallery site.