Sometimes things just don't work out as smoothly as you'd like them to. That was the case when I photographed Oxford, Mississippi's synth-pop band And The Echo at the Bottletree Cafe in Birmingham last week. The opening act's set of photos turned out quite nice, sharp and in focus, the lighting was good. Not so much when And The Echo hit the stage, their Chvrches-like light show proved a tough cookie, I almost resorted to manual focus, but didn't. The lights along with a wall of synths proved to be my kryptonite that night. Anyway, I'll share the best of the lot here. Stream my favorite And The Echo song, 'Smoke and Mirrors' below while checking out the photos.