Say Anything and Angels & Airwaves are currently out on tour and fellow photographer Emma and I caught up with the tour in Fargo, ND on April 14th. Photos were snapped of the intense show that included both oldies and new tracks from both bands. Check out all the photos here. Enjoy!
Photos of Motion City Soundtrack‘s recent hometown show in Minneapolis, MN can be seen in the photos section.
Photos of My Favorite Highway, Forever The Sickest Kids, The Rocket Summer, and Sing It Loud can now be seen in Driven Far Off’s photos section. These photos were taken at the Regency Grand Ballroom in San Francisco, CA. on December 4, 2009. Click here to check out photos from this concert as well as other photos taken by Driven Far Off.
Head over to the photos section to check out pictures from the recent Every Time I Die/Bring Me The Horizon/Oh, Sleeper/Architects tour at The Glasshouse in Pomona, California.
Photos from this year’s Rockstar Mayhem Festival can now be seen in Driven Far Off’s photos section. These photos were taken at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View on July 11, 2009. Bands on the Rockstar Mayhem Festival include Marilyn Manson, Slayer, Killswitch Engage, Bullet For My Valentine, Trivium, The Black Dahlia Murder, Job For A Cowboy, and more.
As promised, I snagged some time to talk with Escape the Fate‘s drummer, Robert Ortiz while they were in Pomona for the opening day of Warped Tour 2009. This guy oozes rock and roll and everything that comes with it. Check out the (highly censored) interview.
A lot of bands play at the same time during Warped. Why should people come see Escape the Fate ?
Cause we’re f**king insane, that’s why. We’re probably the best band. Period.
Definitely. I’ve been coming to Warped for years now and I can honestly say you’re one of the best bands I’ve seen.
I had a lot of fun today.
Speaking of fun, what’s the craziest thing you’ve seen at Warped?
I don’t know, man, f**king, I don’t know. There’s always like, kids in wheelchairs f**king crowd surfing, people getting their f**king heads split open, people dying”¦I don’t know, I’ve seen some crazy shit.
If someone were to write a book about Escape the Fate, what would the title be?
F**k man, I don’t know, it’d be real f**king long though. And it’d be about tragedy, hope and f**kin'”¦it’d just be f**king crazy. It’d be a comedy most of the time, though. I dunno, I got nothing. It’d be sick though.
What is the biggest misconception about you guys?
I don’t think there is one. It’s all fu**kin’ real. Everything. All true. The problem is, it’s not that there’s not misconceptions, you know, it’s just that people choose to emphasize certain aspects of us. Even though that’s how we really are, it’s not the only thing we are, know what I mean? There’s a deeper side to us that a lot of people won’t ever see.
If this were Woodstock, what band would Escape the Fate be?
F**kin’ Jimi Hendrix.
You guys are playing the Hurley stage this year. Do you think it’s because it’s inflatable and there’s nothing Craig can climb up and jump off of?
Um, probably, dude, probably. Gotta hold us back a little bit, keep us a little tame to calm down the lawsuits.
Anything else you wanna add?
F**king come watch us at Warped Tour!
Check out some of the pictures I got during Escape the Fate’s set in Ventura! (They’re camera phone pictures so I apologize for the quality.)
Head to the photos section to see pictures from the recent VersaEmerge, The Gay Blades, Ace Enders, and Craig Owens show at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, Ca.
I recently had the chance to photograph the Take Action! Tour at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California featuring Anarbor, Every Avenue, Meg and Dia, Breathe Carolina, and Cute Is What We Aim For. Due to some venue difficulties and camera difficulties, I was only able to shoot Anabor and Every Avenue. The House of Blues also made all photographers shoot from the side of the pit rather than in front, which made the lighting very difficult. Because of this, all the pictures are in black and white. Head over to the photos section to check out the pictures.