Live Concert Photography: The Wild Honey Pie Dinner Party at the Guadalupe Inn feat. Caveman 2/11/19
Founded by Eric Weiner back in 2009, The Wild Honey Pie was created as a way for Weiner to turn his personal food blog into an accessible destination for the best in emerging music. Shortly, after he created the site, Weiner relocated to New York. where the site grew into a collective of creatives who had a shared mission of discovering emerging acts and sharing those discoveries with a larger audience. Interestingly, over the past few years the site has evolved to include live sessions, personally curated playlists, the Welcome Campers Festival — and a dinner party series.
Starting in New York and recently expanding to Los Angeles, The Wild Honey Pie’s monthly Dinner Party series are designed to change the rock and pop concert experience by offering attendees a unique opportunity to have a three course meal, specialty cocktails and Brooklyn Brewery beers — while enjoying an intimate performance from a buzzworthy artist. Since they started the series, past performers have included Computer Magic, Henry Jamison, Plastic Picnic, Mipso, Zuli, Torres and others.
Last week, The Wild Honey Pie’s Dinner Party was at the Guadalupe Inn in Bushwick, Brooklyn and it featured JOVM mainstays Caveman. Now, as you may recall with the release of their first two albums — 2011’s Coco Beware and 2013’s self-titled sophomore album, the band comprised of Matthew Iwanusa (vocals, guitar), James Carbonetti (guitar), Jeff Berrall (bass), Sam Hopkins (keys) have received attention across the blogosphere and elsewhere for a moody yet anthemic take on indie rock that draws from 80s Springsteen and Wilco — that at points sounds as though it could be indebted to Peter Gabriel, U2 and others. Although the JOVM mainstays are currently working on their fourth full-length album, their Wild Honey Pie Dinner Party set was a career spanning set centered mostly around their first two albums with a few songs from 2016’s Otero War. (Before I forget, the band’s Dinner Party set featured a guest appearance from Heaven’s Matt Sunrow, who played synths during the set.)
Check out pictures from an incredible night of food and music below.