Words and Photos: Kate Warren of GoKateShoot
Very few people go to concerts and listen to the music with their eyes closed the entire time. Well, some do, but those people stand in the back and generally come off as creepers. And while not every band has a wicked-awesome laser set-up, all of what you see during a show contributes to how you experience the music. To get to know some of the bands BYT will feature as part of the upcoming DC Emerging Artists Super Sampler, Vol. 1 on April 6, I went into the wilds of the outermost reaches of the DMV to photograph the visual identity of the bands in a series of wacky and wildly diverse portraits set in their houses, studios, and practice spaces. From band houses of questionable cleanliness to old-school cowboy boots and beloved Pomeranians, the fashion aesthetics of the bands are unique and very much their own. We’ll be releasing the photos and the stories behind them between now and the show so you can get to know the bands that’ll rock or rap your faces off in two weeks time. Enjoy!
We had a great conversation over a pot of coffee on topics that ranged from the death of Rolling Stone reporting to his secret identity as a professional trapeze artist (seriously). I should probably also mention that his dog was FREAKING AWESOME, and his group house in northern Petworth was filled with really, really excellent props. Thus, the following photos ensued, and I’ll be releasing a short film starring his Pomeranian quite soon.
On April 6th, 2013 @ 8pm
BYT & The Hamilton Present:
The DC Emerging Artists Super Sampler
Tickets on sale now:
So, inspired by our 25 DMV ARTISTS TO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR IN 2013 Feature, we decided to get a bunch of our favorite local acts to play a few of their best songs at one big massive show. Sort of like a non-sucky battle of the bands where everybody wins. Doing it at a swanky place like The Hamilton felt right.
The Hamilton Live
600 14th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20005
Get your local love fest on with:
No, really, that’s:
That’s like $240 worth of live music for only $20
On sale now at:
Or $22 if you wait until the day of.
But we expect to sell out before then.
PS. This is an all ages event!