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Adam Rutkowski
Adam Rutkowski is a DePaul University graduate who moved to San Francisco shortly after graduating in 2011. He spends the majority of his time crowd surfing his way to the best possible vantage points of any show in the Bay Area. Whether it’s a local garage band or a stadium show holding 40,000, Adam is always on the prowl to capture his next shot. Adam also specializes in travel photography, which has taken him to South America, Southeast Asia, Western and Eastern Europe. Regardless of whether it’s concert or travel photography, Adam’s objective remains the same: Capture something extraordinary.

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Entries by Adam Rutkowski

Treasure Island Music Festival: The Perfect Ending to Festival Season

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 7:42 PM

Now that music festival season has officially come to a close you can finally take a deep breath and pack on a few pounds for the coming winter. Don't worry, next year will be here before you know it and you'll be back blowing every dollar you've earned on warm...

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Female Rockers and EDM Rule Outside Lands 2014 (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 12:13 PM

Outside Lands in it's seventh installment has completed it's transformation from a traditional rock and roll festival to a Coachella of Northern California. What used to drive Outside Lands were bands like Pearl Jam, Muse, Furthur, and Radiohead. Today, the headliners can be some of the quietest parts of the...

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BottleRock 2014 -- Small Review Huge Slideshow! Slideshow 2

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 3:11 PM

Check out my continued slideshow below for pictures from day two!

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BottleRock 2014: Small Review Huge Slideshow! Slideshow 1

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 3:08 PM

BottleRock in just it's second year of production was the epitome of a melting pot music festival. Everything from 90's nostalgic rock, to country giants, to rap legends was at BottleRock 2014. Day one was a bit worrisome for the experimental music festival taking place in the heart of wine...

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Blood Orange Amazes All At Great American Music Hall

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 6:06 PM

There's nothing better than a good ol' fashioned get-down at the Great American Music Hall on a Tuesday night. Blood Orange provided the ambiance and groove needed to accomplish just that. On my way to the show I thought to myself "How many people will be performing at this show?...

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Noise Pop Day 4: Real Estate Review and Photos

(0) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 9:04 AM

Noise Pop Day 4 consisted of a much more high-spirited show than expected. Real Estate accompanied with some seriously talented openers played the first of a two day show at The Independent. Although Real Estate is a New Jersey based band, their keyboardist is based in San Francisco. It would...

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Noise Pop Day 2: The Fresh & the Only's Brief Review and Photos

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 2:53 PM

Day two of Noise Pop for me was very much a throwback to the heavy garage rock scene that I was once quite fond of. The Fresh & Onlys were originally formed in San Francisco back in 2008.

Four different bands took the stage on Wednesday night and if...

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Noise Pop Day 1: Lord Huron Even Excites an Indie Crowd! Review, Setlist, and Photos

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 4:06 PM

Indie rock bands can bring in a rather somber audience most times, but Lord Huron refused to kick off Noise Pop without a bang. Playing almost their entire debut album Lonesome Dreams and then some, Lord Huron brought an endless source of energy and some seriously catchy rhythms to The...

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Magik*Magik Orchestra and Bay Area Greats Put On Benefit for 'Magik for Kids'

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 7:23 PM

Last night, Oakland was treated to a performance by the Magik*Magik Orchestra, which collaborated with many local Bay Area bands to help benefit Magik for Kids. Headliners were Geographer, Two Gallants and Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers. The bands combined originals with covers of some of their favorite...

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Treasure Island Music Festival Photos -- Day 1

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2013 | 8:22 PM

Saturday of Treasure Island Music Festival had a great balance of electronic, indie rock, and hip hop to cater to anyone's music needs. Atoms for Peace closed out the night with a mesmerizing set while the band and crowd almost froze to death. Please make sure to comment and let...

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The Growlers, Houndmouth Kick Off Outside Lands With Intimate Performance (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2013 | 3:39 PM

The California Academy of Sciences served as a gorgeous backdrop for one of the three Outside Lands kick-off shows on Thursday.

California natives The Growlers played with the Indiana Indie/Americana band Houndmouth on a foggy San Francisco summer evening. DJ Andy Cabic from Vetiver was also spinning throughout the...

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