Kicking off Fest 18 at the Pkewx3 secret set at the Palomino. I took this shot right after I got off the stage performing some …
I shot this in 2017 at a PUP show with Prawn in Washington, DC. I left the pit completely drenched in a combination of sweat, bottled water, and thrown beer.
Bully hits me right at the intersection of my childhood obsession with Hole and the transformative power of better mental health practices.
Pity Party’s LP Concrete nails the zeitgeist of 2020 with a strong and loud message of community, empathy, and care. It’s a high energy deep dive into coping with prolonged trauma. The band is also relentlessly committed to community outreach and mental health advocacy.
Shows don’t exist anymore so here’s a shot of Antarctigo Vespucci because the friendship between Chris Farren and Jeff Rosenstock is the only thing that capitalism hasn’t completely ruined.
I felt immediately drawn to this image with two bad ass punk women front and center and “celebrate and defend resistance” in the background. I may have taken this photo in 2018 but it’s relevant now more than ever for documenting how our present struggles are in no way new, nor are the signs of resistance.
On June 21, Baltimore skaters organized with Queer Skate Baltimore and Skate for Change. Together, skaters occupied and skated the area around City Hall. Watching skaters grind and flip off rails and benches in areas regularly denied them was powerful on its own, but the community used their voices too.
“Apolitical” deserves top billing on any playlist right now. “It’s not right or left, it’s right or wrong, a racist show his face, he’s fucking gone” is my new protest chant. Keep demanding justice, friends. Fuck the police. Fuck racism. End it.
The Best Of The Worst is like reveling in some sort of high-octane righteous outrage, the kind of anger you can feel happy about.
Secret Spirit have that loud, fast, boisterous energy that fuels unrestrained crowd engagement, is the polar opposite of social distancing,and the first thing I want to do once the threat of pandemic lifts.