I first heard Rachid Taha on the Black Hawk Down soundtrack. I liked the song when I heard it but didn’t check him out any further at the time. Then I just kept happening to listen to the song “Barra Barra” over time and finally decided to get some of Rachid’s music. My favorites album are “Diwan” and “Diwan 2″ but I also love his cover of the Clash’s Rock The Casbah. Once I found out he was performing a free concert in Central Park, I knew I wanted to experience one of his shows. The day was rainy and humid but that didn’t stop the masses from seeing this French-Algerian Rai-Punk legend.
Dengue Fever played second for the Rachid Taha concert at SummerStage. They mix Cambodian pop music with psychedelic rock. I’ve heard of their name a lot but never heard their music or seen them live until that day. I liked what I heard from their show and the crowd certainly liked their set as well.
Apollo Heights were the opening band at the Rachid Taha concert at Central Park SummerStage in New York City last Saturday. The event was free yet rainy at times. I never been to SummerStage before so it was cool to finally to have been there and shoot a concert there as well. Also, this concert was shot for Prefixmag.com.
Goldfinger co-headlined the Shout It Loud tour with Less Than Jake and I had the pleasure of shooting them for the first time Thursday night. It’s been a good 3 or 4 years since I last saw the band play so it was good to see them again. Their newest album “Hello Destiny” is out now on Side One Dummy and it’s a great album!
Westbound Train hail from Boston and brought the ska & soul to the packed Roseland crowd Thursday night. I saw Westbound Train last year in Circleville, NY for the Big Orange Bonanza and liked their sound. While I think they play good music, I think it would have been better for them to open up the show. Suburban Legends were more energetic I guess but WT still got the crowd moving. Read More