The Fest returned to Gainesville, Florida this October to celebrate its sweet 16 with a homecoming from local legends, Against Me! and plenty of PBR. The punk rock family reunion takes place yearly over three days, incorporates multiple venues, and features hundreds of punk bands. You’re always guaranteed to leave with at least 20 new favorite bands and 50 new best friends.
I’m honored to have been able to serve as a documentarian for The Fest for a second year. Here are my favorite images from the weekend:
Photos by Carolyn Gläsener
Welsh pop punk band Neck Deep returned to Cologne, Germany on October 19, 2017 and played one of the most dynamic and powerful shows their fans have ever seen.
Every summer in Kansas City, MO you can always count on local radio station Mix 93.3 to put on their annual Red, White and Boom concert. This year it was packed with both new and familiar faces. Fortunately, part of this year’s show was free, letting those of all ages have a little fun out in the sun.
MAX was one of the featured artists at the free show and then he went on to perform at the main stage show later in the evening. Though the heat was almost unbearable, MAX brought an untouchable energy to the stage where he performed his hits ‘Gibberish’ and ‘Lights Down Low’. He also made sure to get the crowd involved in his upbeat song ‘Basement Party’ and everyone seemed to be having a good time. MAX is on another level and so is his music. If you are searching for new music to listen to, I can’t recommend his album Hell’s Kitchen Angel enough.
Find him on Twitter and Instagram at @maxgschneider.
Warped Tour is undoubtedly the highlight of every alternative music fan’s summer. No two dates are ever the same, so you’re never quite sure what you’re going to encounter when you set foot on festival grounds. Orlando’s stop happened to include a summer storm and a surprise set by Central Florida’s own Wage War.
This year, bands like Blessthefall, Neck Deep, Silverstein, and War on Women grace the tour’s six stages. The tour will continue through the first week of August, so make sure you have your tickets!
Here’s a peek into our very first Warped:
Photos by Sandra Braverman
LIVE: The Devil Wears Prada in Vienna at Chelsea with support: Cannonball Ride!
Photos by Miranda Jayne
Real Friends braved inclement weather and a tornado watch to bring pop punk to Downtown Orlando with their friends in Have Mercy, Tiny Moving Parts, Broadside, and nothing,nowhere.