Band Name: Measured In Grey
Location: Orange County, NY
Already seasoned from being in a variety of quality punk and hardcore bands, in 2006 brothers Johnny and Ian Keane decided to try something new. Over the intervening years the lineup solidified with Sean Mcguckin as bassist and Brad Conklin on Drums.
This resulted in a band who’s sound seamlessly blends a varied list of influences that include Misfits, Alkaline Trio, Hot Water Music and Jawbreaker. Measured In Grey recorded an album in 2008 and another in the summer of 2010. There’s a great variety in the songs on both albums, but a fast, tight, melodic and catchy sound that remains constant as their own.
MIG is a high energy band that is always worth catching live. Their next show is at The Barbary in Philadelphia, Pa with Sheer Terror and Vision on 12/18.
Jim 'JT' Gilbert has been a photographer on and off for over 25 years. After concentrating on landscapes and portraits, Jim turned his focus to music photography. In doing so, Jim has become known throughout New York State as one of the top professional concert photographers on the scene. Music photography made a lot of sense as he has been an avid concert goer for his whole life. He has photographed over 200 bands including legends such as BB King, Charlie Daniels, Robert Plant, and RUSH; his work covers all genres of music. He has been able to be on-stage to shoot many world-renowned acts and continues to love photographing up-and-coming acts that come through Upstate New York. In the Spring of 2014, Jim merged his efforts at Upstate Metal with UpstateLIVE and became the magazine's Managing Editor. Today he is co-owner, publisher, and webmaster/designer of NYS Music and is always working on growing nysmusic.com in all aspects, including unique visitors, content, staff and geographic footprint.