I Rock Photos was started by Guillermo Prieto to document with photography the Indie, Punk and Alternative music scene. Based in California, Guillermo has contributed to national publications including Rolling Stone, Spin and Billboard Magazine. Re-Blog and spread the word.I Rock Photos is fan focused so if you have a recommendation on the next new great band or if you want your favorite band featured on I Rock Photos drop I Rock Photos a message in the "Ask Me Stuff!" box or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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Chhom Nimol of Dengue Fever at Pappy and Harriet’s last Saturday. Check out the New EP from Dengue Fever- Girl From the North.
One of the great things about going to shows is that I get to meet wonderful people waiting for the show to start. A couple of years ago I met Nevea a fellow photog at a Peter Murphy show. Earlier this year she decided to start a band and based on her talent she landed a gig at the iconic Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood for her second performance with her band 2 Love Or 2 Hate opening for Orgy. Naturally I wanted to be there to document the event. Check out their Facebook page for upcoming gigs. As I always mention if you are the next big thing or have recomendations on the next great band send me a message in my ask box.
A little Dengue Fever trivia. Bill Compton from True Blood is also a fan of Dengue Fever listening to “Escape From Dragon House” on a drive home with Sookie Stackhouse on the fourth episode of True Blood. Bill had to explain to Sookie that Chhom Nimol was singing in Khmer. David Ralicke is on sax, Ethan Holtzman on keyboards and Chhom Nimol lead vocals.
If you are music fan the most democratic shows are the general admission shows. If you get there early you can get to be in front of the barrier that separates the band from the fans. The space in between is called the photo pit a no mans land that allows credentialed photographers to take photos during the first three songs.
As I walked into the photo pit at the 2013 Musink Festival, I was told by one of the security supervisors that we may not be able take pictures for the first three songs during the Pennywise set. This jovial, and friendly man told me in a very serious tone that we may need to get you out of the pit quick if it gets out of hand for our safety. With that warning and past experience seeing chairs torn from cemented bolts at a Pennywise show I was looking forward to seeing Pennywise and Jim Lindberg again.
Waiting for Pennywise to start I spoke to some of the fans including a petite punker named Amy ( She is the one in the glasses) who was flanked by her friends squeezed against the security barrier expressing her open determination to get over the barrier and security staff to get close to the band. As the third song ended I was hurried out of the pit and I saw Amy in the pit smiling having the time of her life. She eventually made it on stage for the song “Bro Hymn.”
Amy gets the IROCKPHOTOS award for the most dedicated Punk fan of the year.
Everyone have a great day today with your friends and family. Special thank you to the music fans that make this blog possible.