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Runnin’ with the Devil

One of my fondest memories of working for the Cubs in 2004-2005 was getting to hear Van Halen’s “Jump” every time the team took the field. Every home game… there it was. I’m 100% sure the guys in the photo pit never got sick of hearing me sing those opening lines from David Lee Roth. Every home game.

So what a treat it was that I got to photograph a David Lee Roth Van Halen show Sunday night for the Herald. It was signature Roth on stage, a little older and a little worse for wear, but still bringing his trademark stage presence to the TD Garden.

3/11/2012 -- BOSTON -- David Lee Roth, left, and Alex Van Halen perform on stage together during Van Halen's show at the TD Garden on Mar. 11, 2012.

3/11/2012 -- BOSTON -- David Lee Roth, left, and Alex Van Halen perform on stage together during Van Halen's show at the TD Garden on Mar. 11, 2012.

3/11/2012 -- BOSTON -- Eddie Van Halen performs on stage together during Van Halen's show at the TD Garden on Mar. 11, 2012.

3/11/2012 -- BOSTON -- Eddie Van Halen performs on stage together during Van Halen's show at the TD Garden on Mar. 11, 2012.

3/11/2012 -- BOSTON -- David Lee Roth, left, and Eddie Van Halen perform on stage together during Van Halen's show at the TD Garden on Mar. 11, 2012.

3/11/2012 -- BOSTON -- David Lee Roth, left, and Eddie Van Halen perform on stage together during Van Halen's show at the TD Garden on Mar. 11, 2012.

The Guitar-toting Yogini

Part of what I love about what I do is that I often get to hang out with talented people doing interesting things.

For that reason, I’ve been wanting to work with my good friend Erica Magro for awhile now. You see, Erica is a supremely talented musician, as well as being a wonderfully charming yoga instructor. Somehow, she manages to combine the two perfectly, and it’s truly an amazing experience when you get to hear her perform during a yoga class. She’s starting to build quite the following, so it was quite a delight to have the chance to show off her talents visually.

She will impress you, no doubt!

For more information, cruise on over to her website, ericamagro.com. And many thanks to South Boston Yoga for, in addition to being my main studio, being generous enough to let us use one of their studios for the shoot.

3/9/12 ? BOSTON ? Erica Magro, yoga instructor and musician, photographed at South Boston Yoga on Mar. 9, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

3/9/12 ? BOSTON ? Erica Magro, yoga instructor and musician, photographed at South Boston Yoga on Mar. 9, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

3/9/12 ? BOSTON ? Erica Magro, yoga instructor and musician, photographed at South Boston Yoga on Mar. 9, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

3/9/12 ? BOSTON ? Erica Magro, yoga instructor and musician, photographed at South Boston Yoga on Mar. 9, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

3/9/12 ? BOSTON ? Erica Magro, yoga instructor and musician, photographed at South Boston Yoga on Mar. 9, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

3/9/12 ? BOSTON ? Erica Magro, yoga instructor and musician, photographed at South Boston Yoga on Mar. 9, 2012. (Kelvin Ma)

Mob Scene

So how cool is this? My cousin’s band sold out the Middle East Downstairs last night.

The band, three dudes also known as The Glitch Mob, kicked off their tour last week after playing the Coachella music festival. This time around, my cousin, Ed, got to come home and play a venue he’s dreamed about playing, and the crowd reciprocated.

When you get the kind of access that comes with being a blood relative, well, you take advantage of it. Here’s a quick take from what ended up being a full card.

5.5.2010 — CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Glitch Mob performs at The Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge, Mass. on May 5, 2010.

5.5.2010 — CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Glitch Mob performs at The Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge, Mass. on May 5, 2010.

5/5/2010 — CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Glitch Mob performs at The Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge, Mass. on May 5, 2010.

5/5/2010 — CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Glitch Mob performs at The Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge, Mass. on May 5, 2010.

5.5.2010 — CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Glitch Mob performs at The Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge, Mass. on May 5, 2010.

5.5.2010 — CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Glitch Mob performs at The Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge, Mass. on May 5, 2010.

5.5.2010 — CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Glitch Mob performs at The Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge, Mass. on May 5, 2010.

5.5.2010 — CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Glitch Mob performs at The Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge, Mass. on May 5, 2010.

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