Madelyn Matthews
Madelyn Matthews
Madelyn Matthews is a Live Music photographer based in Raleigh, North Carolina. She also specializes in nature photography and portraiture. Madelyn's work is at madelynblairphoto.com.


Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Festival returns in May with The Stokes, Black Keys and Smashing Pumpkins headlining

When festival season hype starts to commence every year, music fans try their hand at guessing lineups and beginning to plan their adventures to chase the best festivals. It’s become a rarity for a festival to be able to hit the mark with an impressive lineup multiple years in a row, but Shaky Knees Music Festival in Atlanta, GA consistently delivers year after year. This year’s lineup is no exception.  Continue Reading

Grace Potter kicks off a three month national tour supporting “Daylight” at The Ritz in Raleigh

Grace Potter recently kicked off her U.S. headlining tour which will take her all around the country over the next three months. She stopped in Raleigh, North Carolina last Thursday and brought some serious heat to The Ritz with her incredible live show. Continue Reading

Tool perform several new songs from “Fear Inoculum” at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC

I’m sure you’ve heard the news in recent months… Tool is back and brought a brand new album with them. Currently nearing the end of their lengthy U.S. tour, the band brought their live show to a sold out PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC on Sunday night (11/24). Continue Reading

Catfish and the Bottlemen electrify the Ritz in Raleigh, NC in support of “The Balance”

Catfish and the Bottlemen kicked off their fall U.S. headlining tour in Raleigh, North Carolina last night and lit up the Ritz with their electric live show. Continue Reading

Hopscotch Festival 2019: Festival photos from last weekend in Raleigh, featuring Jenny Lewis, CHRVCHES and more

If you are wondering why your co-worker called out of work on Monday, I imagine they were among the many recovering from another satisfying year at Hopscotch Music Festival. Hopscotchers gathered throughout the streets of downtown Raleigh this past weekend to share in their love of music. Continue Reading

Hopscotch Festival 2019: Five highlights from Raleigh’s annual Hopscotch Festival

If you are wondering why your co-worker called out of work on Monday, I imagine they were among the many recovering from another satisfying year at Hopscotch Music Festival. Hopscotchers gathered throughout the streets of downtown Raleigh this past weekend to share in their love of music. Continue Reading

The Flaming Lips wrap up their North American summer tour with confetti, lasers and balloons at Raleigh’s Red Hat Amphitheater

It’s been said before, but I’ll say it again: there is nothing quite like a Flaming Lips show. It’s an experience that many have with mouth agape as this type of sensory-overloaded spectacle is not an everyday occurrence. When The Flaming Lips stopped in Raleigh, North Carolina on Wednesday night, the last stop of their 12-show North American summer tour, you bet they brought with them their laser hands, confetti, inflatable robots and rainbows, oversized balloons, and more colored lights than you can imagine. Continue Reading

Hopscotch Festival returns to Raleigh September 5-7 with headliners Sleater-Kinney, James Blake, Jenny Lewis and CHVRCHES

It’s the beginning of the end of summer, which means students are returning to school, fantasy football leagues are starting back up again, but even more importantly, it’s almost time for the greatest weekend of the year in Raleigh – Hopscotch Music Festival.
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