From January 24th-26th, we’ll be featuring concert photography from our favorite music blogs as part of our SXSW 2012 Photo Competition. Starting Friday, visit our Facebook page to vote on your favorite submissions – the winner will receive a photo pass to cover SXSW 2012 in Austin, TX.

About Sunset in the Rearview:

Sunset in the Rearview features indie-rock, hip-hop, mashups and wobbly dubstep. But “some days … all we want is some softer folk music.” The site started simply as a way to share great music, but has evolved into a collection of new music, reviews, interviews, news, and more.


Lydia Simmons founded Sunset in the Rearview “as a form of procrastination” in 2008, which seems to have worked out pretty well for her. She also works for Wildfire, a social marketing platform, and spends her time tweeting the night away.


Lydia photographed David Bazan as part of Sunset in the Rearview’s 100 bands in 100 days series (which reset at the start of this year). In her review, she calls Bazan’s set the best of the series and adds:

David Bazan performs in a way that conveys a sense of deep emotion rooted in his music. He does this move on stage, starting with a little wiggle in his feet, moving upward through his legs, into his torso, and finally into his head and arms, as if sending shock waves throughout his entire body. Finally the movement lands on his guitar, resulting in a frill and a shake that creates a sound that echoes throughout the room, bouncing from wall to wall.

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Browse the rest of the entries to our SXSW 2012 Photo Competition:

Beats Per Minute
Buzz Bands LA
Couch Sessions
The Decibel Tolls
Glide Magazine
Indie Shuffle
The NJ Underground
Owl and Bear
You Tell Concerts