Music Photography


Warning: these pages are pic-heavy and this site uses archaic code.Damn it, Jim, I'm a photographer, not a web designer.

Shows from the Sierra Nevada Brewery's Big Room

Some shows I have done, in descending order of date:


Primus, Thunder Valley Casino, Lincoln, CA 6/30/18

Mastodon, Thunder Valley Casino, Lincoln, CA 6/30/18


Les Claypool and Friends, Uncle Sea Monster, Hopmonk Tavern, Sebastopol, CA 11/18/17


Primus, The Claypool-Lennon Delerium, and Duo de Twang, Fox Theater Oakland, 12-31-16


Primus, Fox Theater Oakland, 12-31-2015


Faith No More, Red Rocks, 9-8-2015

Faith No More, The Warfield, SF 4-20-2015


Adam Ant, Ace of Spades, Sacramento 9-11-2013

That 1 Guy, 2013

MIRV, The New Parish, Oakland, 9-12-2012

Adam Ant, Regency Ballroom, SF, 10-18-2012


The Limbomaniacs, Slim's SF, 12-31-2010

Butterscotch, Slim's SF, 12-31-2010

Primus, Fox Theater, Oakland, CA 12-30-2010

The Residents, Fox Theater, Oakland, CA 12-30-2010


The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Sierra Nevada Big Room, Chico, CA 10-04-2010

Atmosphere, Senator Theater, Chico CA 9-24-2010

Primus, Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, Or 9-22-2010

Primus, Lithia Motors Amphitheater, Medford, OR 9-21-2010

Primus, Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, 9-14-2010

Primus, Hard Rock Casino, Las Vegas 8-14-2010


High Sierra Music Festival 2010, Quincy, CA


05/21/10Broken Bells @ The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco


01/05/10Limbomaniacs, MIRV, Fungo Mungo and Psychofunkapus @ Slimís, San Francisco

06/19/09Les Claypool's Fungi Band


09/30/07Perry Farrell's Satellite Party @ Harlow's, Sacramento


09/30/07 Dub Trio @ The Kennel Club, Sacramento

07/05/07 Les Claypool's Fancy Band @ High Sierra Music Festival

April 2007 Peeping Tom @ Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR & The Fillmore, San Francisco

10/13/2006 & 11/2/2006Storm Large and the Balls @ Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR & Red Devil Lounge, San Francisco

12-31-05 Les Claypool's Fancy Band @ The Fillmore, San Francisco

10-31-05 Jello Biafra with the Melvins @ Great American Music Hall, San Francisco


04/29/05 Fantomas @ The Fillmore, San Francisco

04-29-05 Hella @ The Fillmore, San Francisco

4-29-05 Trio Convulsant @ The Fillmore, San Francisco

2-04-05 Top Rockerz (Mirv - House - Brain - Dr. Ware - Adrian Isabell) @ Great American Music Hall, San Francisco


2005 Skerik's Syncopated Taint Septet


1-1-05Hairy Apes BMX @ 12 Galaxies, San Francisco

1-1-05 Loop!Station @ the Independent, San Francisco

1-1-05 Eenor and the XOX Burlesque @ the Independent, San Francisco



2003-2004 Primus - Hallucinogenetics tour & Tour de Fromage



2004 Buckethead's Giant Robot 


7-18-04 Tommy Emmanuel @ Sierra Nevada Brewery, Chico, CA

Oct - Nov 2004 Benevento/Russo Duo

Oct - Nov 2004 Critters Buggin

02-06-04 Skeleton Key @ the Phoenix Theatre, Petaluma, CA

October 2003 Digital Underground @ the Exotic Erotic Ball, San Francisco

October 2003 Thunderpussy @ the Exotic Erotic Ball San Francisco

2003 The Kehoe Nation @ The Pound, San Francisco

2001 - 2004 Les Claypool's Frog Brigade

November 2002 Deadweight 

2002 - 2004 Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains


12-28-02 Ben Wa @ Great American Music Hall, San Francisco

2001 - 2002MIRV

 9-28-02 Skinlab @ the Pound San Francisco

June 2002 Storm Inc. @ Sacramento Heritage Festival

6-17-02 Sevendust @ Senator Theater, Chico, CA

5-25-02 Jerry Cantrell @ The Boardwalk, Sacramento, CA

5-23-02 Pedro The Lion @ Senator Theater, Chico, CA


4-26-02 eX-Girl @ Senator Theater, Chico, CA

4-6-02 Will Oldham @ Senator Theater, Chico, CA

3-22-02 Alien Ant Farm @ Senator Theater, Chico, CA

3-17-02 Keller Williams @ Senator Theater, Chico, CA


2-28-02 Blackalicious @ Senator Theater, Chico, CA

2/28/02 Saul Williams@ Senator Theater, Chico, CA

2-28-02 Karl Denson's Tiny Universe @ Senator Theater, Chico, CA

2-28-02 Ozomatli @ Senator Theater, Chico, CA


2-22-02 Alien Lovestock (Eric McFadden) @ Ashkenaz, Berkeley, CA

2/06/02 Fishbone @ La Salles, Chico, CA

1/12/02 Swarm @ The Pound, San Francisco

12/06/01 Comes With The Fall @ The Pound, San Francisco

10/11/01 Born Naked @ The Boston, Las Vegas

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All photos © Carla Freestep.Please contact before using these images.

  This is not an exhaustive catalog of the bands I have photographed. I will continue to add more. If I've shot your band and you don't see yourself here, email me at and give me hell.


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