Journal

Thank You, Adam Ant

When your childhood crush posts your review as “Outstanding” truly makes the hard work worth while.

Thank you Adam Ant, you are truly “wonderful”.

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2016 Best New Band, The Shelters

Last year I had the best live show of 2015 which went to Vintage Trouble for their incredible and vivacious stage performance. This year I am naming a best new band because I sincerely believe these guys deserve it. I  was impressed by the music and their great stage presence when I covered the Alt Nation Sirius XM tour  for Rock at Night. Their sound is vintage modern rock and I found myself playing their album non-stop. Every song delivers the spirit of a retro sound and they totally deserve my Best Of category. Who can’t resist the sound of a solid Rickenbaker and Gretsch! It is also no surprise that the band’s first self titled album was produced by Tom Petty.

Support great music and listen to The Shelters, these guys truly deserve it!

My Year in Photos

2016 has come to an end! This is a video I created of my 2016 year in event photos.  It was another AWESOME year shooting live concerts, and interviewing some of today’s top rock bands. A big BIG thank you goes out to my editor and big chief at Rock at Night.  Thank you for believing in me and for your amazing support. I could not have done all this hard work without you. I also had an amazing time shooting the talented performers of one of my most favorite events of the year, the PA Burlesque Festival, what a great and impressive show. Shooting Fashion Week runway shows is always a glamourous experience.  I had a TON of footage to select from in order to fit my favorite song, Stormur by Sigur Ros. I could have added many more photos but I couldn’t make this video much more painfully long.  The life of a music journalist and photojournalist is not easy. We have day jobs along with our media careers. My days sometimes start at 5am and end at 1am, thats 20 hrs of non stop dedication to our families and our passion. In addition to that, there is never ending photo editing, emails…lots and lots of emails , writing our articles, and researching music history, checking out new bands, reviewing albums, and thinking of good questions to ask on interviews. I LOVE my job. Thank you all who make my incredible life so wonderful by giving me the opportunity to work with you. I created this video all on my iphone with free apps and lots of love, sweat, and F-letter words :) Happy Holidaze and Happy New Year

Check out my photos on the Sigur Ros website

I’m a little behind on updating my website since I’ve been extremely busy on assignments. Here is a link of my photos that the ultra popular Icelandic band, Sigur Ros, kindly put on their website. Here is the direct link . The link was also included on their Instagram account, yay :)

Sigur Ros photos by Andrea Ramirez Maciolek

Sigur Ros Photos by Andrea Ramirez Maciolek

 

Interview With Martin Barre of Jethro Tull

A few weeks ago I had the incredible honor of interviewing legendary guitarist Martin Barre of Jethro Tull for Rock at Night Magazine.  Here is a link to the audio:

Chatting with guitar legend Martin Barre

 

Philadelphia Fashion Week

This year, Philadelphia Fashion Week topped its previous runway shows with amazing talented designers and its brand new home at 2300 Arena. In attendance was the iconic fashion guru and creator of New York Fashion Week, Fern Mallis, mentoring the designers before the shows. Below are some of my photos from the runway.

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Creator of NY Fashion Week, Fern Mallis

 

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Designer: These Pink Lips

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Designer: These Pink Lips

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Designer: These Pink Lips

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Designer: Thomas Lavone

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Designer: Thomas Lavone

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Designer: Briana Eliza

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Designer: Burning Guitars / Model: Trayce Shaw

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Designer: Burning Guitars

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Designer: Lillie Designs

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Designer: Lillie Designs

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Designer: Lillie Designs

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Designer: Lillie Designs

 

 

 

 

Best Live Show of 2015, Vintage Trouble

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Nalle Colt, Guitarist of Vintage Trouble and me :)

Happy New Year everyone! I’m a bit late posting the best live show I

attended in 2015 but here it is.

2015 was an extremely busy year photographing  live bands and festivals.

It’s a lot of work dealing directly

with record companies and band management, but one band and

coincidently  their management  stood out from the

rest. McGhee Entertainment  were incredible to work with and it is no

surprise that the band Vintage Trouble, under the same  management,

won my choice for best live performance of 2015. The guys of Vintage

Trouble are incredible live. If you are looking for a great show to attend these guys are the ones you must experience

live. Full of energy, and incredibly talented Vintage trouble will not disappoint, they are a must see!!

Below is a video of Vintage Trouble from their David Letterman performance.

 

 

The Photo Pit

Hi everyone,

This is a look into the concert photo pit. The photo pit is a place for approved photographers

to shoot the bands up close and personal away from the rest of the audience. I took this video

at the brand new Fillmore in Philadelphia. Luckily there were only about 5 of us at the pit

which means more room to move around.

It is such an incredible energy to be that close to the action.

 

Let’s Rock and Roll!

This year I was welcomed as the new correspondent of an amazing international music magazine called

Rock at Night. I am proudly representing an outlet of talented music journalists and photographers.

Chyrisse, you are an amazing and fantastic editor! Proud to be part of the family.

 

Andrea Ramirez Rock at night journalist

Autumn Birthdays Are The Best!

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Thank you to my wonderful husband and son for such an amazing birthday this week.
We spent my birthday in my favorite town of Jim Thorpe, the most amazing town for the artistic soul. Since Jim Thorpe is nestled high up in the Pennsylvania mountains it is known for its majestic fall views as mountains line the town in all its autumn foliage splendor in the month of October. We took an amazing scenic ride on the historic Lehigh Train and as we were having a relaxing cup of coffee in one of the town’s quaint coffee shops it started to snow. The first dusting of snow of the season added extra magic to this beautiful Victorian town. If you love photography, Jim Thorpe is a MUST to visit!

 

 

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