In the first weekend of April my friends and I attended two music shows back to back and it was really exciting! On Saturday, we saw CunninLynguists in Santa Cruz at the Catalyst, which is a really great venue. It doesn't look that large on the outside, but inside there are two separated areas for shows and we were in the larger venue.
I enjoyed how the venue was set up, because you could either be downstairs in the thick of the crowd, or hang out upstairs on the balcony and be able to see everyone. This allowed for a great vantage point of photography.
CunninLynguists has been a recent discovery music wise, and they're great live and they kept the crowd going during their entire set.
On Sunday, we saw ZZ Ward, who is AMAZING. Pandora played her music a few times and I downloaded her album and every song is worthy of playing over and over. So when I found out she was coming to the Bay Area, I was really excited. The show was at the Independent in San Francisco and it's such a great place. If you have a chance, check out either venue for shows. It's more intimate and you can really feel the music.
I used the Fujix100s camera, which is really great in low light, another reason why I really wanted the camera. I was also able to take some HD videos of the show.