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Brooklyn Jubilee: Backstage at Barclays With the Avett Brothers

Rolling Stone gets a close-up look at soundcheck with America’s biggest roots band

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pictured from left: Seth Avett, Scott Avett during soundcheck

Sacha Lecca

Rolling Stone Deputy Photo Editor Sacha Lecca is a backstage-photo wizard. "Shooting bands behind the scenes and at soundcheck is one of my favorite things to do," he says. "I enjoy essentially being a fly on the wall and capturing the moments, the nerves, laughs, and being around the music." This weekend he tailed the Avett Brothers at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. Here, he caught the band in a more serious moment that was quickly followed by some fun as the crew sang lyrics from random songs, including the chorus to "How Bizarre" by OMC.

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pictured from left: Seth Avett, Scott Avett during soundcheck

Sacha Lecca

Joking Around

"Itt's near the end of soundcheck, and everyone is more relaxed and having fun. Seth and Scott Avett at the microphone trading lyrics to make each other laugh."

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pictured: during the Avett Brothers performance at the Barclays Center

Sacha Lecca

Showtime

"In dramatic contrast to the more reserved soundcheck vibe, the Avett Brothers are full on high energy  during their show at the Barclays Center."

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