When is comes to rock photography, Josh Cheuse is the “primary agent provocateur” — at least, that’s what Jim Jarmusch calls him. We believe it, because the native New Yorker, whose work has been featured in the Brooklyn Museum, as well as shows in Paris, Moscow, and Tokyo, seems connected to everyone in the industry. The title of his newest exhibit is attributed to a note Joe Strummer once left for him saying, “Thanks for all the grooving years” (Cheuse’s career officially began when he called the Clash at Electric Ladyland from the pay phone in his high school, asking to photograph the band.) Grooving Years opens tonight and features many never-before-seen images of Strummer and the Clash, as well as other musicians he’s been close with, like the Beastie Boys, Madonna, Run-DMC, Oasis, and Lady Gaga. Browse the works that took music photography from commercial to art, because, as Cheuse has said, “Everyone has a camera now, but not everyone is a photographer.”

Fri., Sept. 19, 11 a.m., 2014