I was eager to use my new 30mm f/1.4 Sigma lens to get full shots of the stage. This worked well enough when I was taking test shots of the opening band, but by the time The New Up started, though I'd secured a spot right in front of the stage, I had trouble maneuvering to a place where I could get everyone in one shot. I eventually switched to my 17-55mm f/2.8 zoom, but in that interval another photographer emerged and dominated the front of the stage from then on. The constantly changing lighting was also a challenge. Fortunately, I still managed to get a number of good shots; click on the image above to see the full public set.
This band has serious potential, in my humble opinion; the music is original and catchy, and the two guitarists/singers are highly photogenic. They're embarking on a national tour; details on their site. Do yourself a favor and check them out if they come to your area.