I had the pleasure of a sit-down with Chuck Ragan when he passed through San Antonio. I gotta tell you, I cover a lot of bands in some small, divey venues, but this was hands down the smallest – and darkest – venue I’ve ever covered, as he was playing the basement of the club. It was a bit rough, to say the least, but hanging out with Ragan before the show was a chance to really pick the brain of an artist and talk about art and making music and keeping hope alive in a sometimes shitty world. Full [...]
If you think the life of a rock star is glamorous, you’re likely thinking of luxurious tour buses, five star hotels and all the booze and groupies you can consume. While it may be like that at the top, the reality for most bands is entirely different. Think crowded vans, sleeping on floors, and hoping you sell enough merchandise to make it to the next stop and have enough left over to eat or buy a drink or two. Now imagine living like that for the better part of four years, like the Koffin Kats, a psychobilly/punk trio hailing from [...]
I have moved on to greener pastures…well, not really greener, unless you count all the money flowing around here. But I have moved from Denver to Sin City, and am thrilled to be out west again and back to the desert! And the fact that I am currently working my poker game doesn’t hurt, either. I am quite serious and hoping to at least go semi-pro by the end of 2011. Which would leave a lot more time for rock and roll, and horror, and all things that make life worth living. I’m still looking for high quality media outlets [...]
Yes, I am really this far behind, as real life has intruded on updating this site as much as I want, but here is a set from Fangs on Fur when they opened for the fabulous Horrorpops in Denver last October. I was having serious dark 80′s flashbacks, both during the set and while going through these photos. And that, my friends, is a good thing. Fangs on Fur – Images by Diana Price
Have been on a bit of hiatus lately covering live shows, but hopefully that will end soon once I get settled in to my new city (heading for Vegas, babies!) but till then, have been digging through youtube discovering some gems there. And this was one of the most surprising – Gretchen Wilson and Alice in Chains covering “Barracuda” by Heart. (With a cameo by Nancy Wilson.) I’ve never really been a fan of Gretchen’s although I like “Redneck Woman,” but this and the other acoustic cover below have made believer out of me, and a fan. God, I would [...]
Lighting on this one was tough – very low and super saturated color. Of course, that makes it tougher, but more…atmospheric, right? At least that’s how I console myself with tough lighting conditions. I’m especially fond of this one for some reason – I like the highlight in the glasses, and the flag reflection with the stripes in his jacket. Plus it’s dark and moody compared to some of the super bright shots I get of bands.