South By Southwest 2016

This year I had the amazing opportunity to shoot for Culture Collide at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas.  Austin is one of my absolute favorite cities in the country and it was so so so great to get to hang out there for a few days doing what I love.  I shot thirty bands in three days at the Stubhub showcase on Rainey Street and it was seriously amazing.  I saw some incredible musicians and ate basically nothing but delicious street food for five days (which describes most people's experience is Austin even when there isn't a music festival happening).  These photos are my favorites of the bands I covered mixed with some cool stuff I saw and interesting people I met along the way. 

Bloc Party

Bloc Party

Bloc Party

Bloc Party

Lucius

The Wild Reeds

The Wild Reeds

The Wild Reeds

Don't mess with Billboard Goldie

The Strumbellas

The Strumbellas

The Strumbellas

Who cares if there's live music going on - there's rocks down here!

Early exposure is key - along with proper ear protection

Grizfolk

Grizfolk

Grizfolk

Baio

Polica

The Kills: my quest for the perfect hair flip

The Kills

The Kills

The Kills

The Kills

The Kills

This is why I love Austin.

Dreamers

Dreamers

Dreamers

Jamestown Revival

Eliot Sumner

Lower Dens

Day Wave

Eliot Sumner

Eliot Sumner

My editor, Rachel from Culture Collide

X Ambassadors 

X Ambassadors

X Ambassadors

Tiger Town

Tiger Town

The thing with Austin is that the weather is kind of nuts...

Deap Vally

Deap Vally

Deap Vally

Deap Vally

The Crookes

The Crookes

Tanlines

Magic Giant

Magic Giant

Magic Giant

Spirit Animal

Waiting out the storm

Ghostland Observatory

Ghostland Observatory

Ghostland Observatory

Ghostland Observatory