Not Halloween

Prepping for The Day of the Dead – at first glance like Halloween, but way more focused and rooted in reality; skulls and bones everywhere, celebrating a compulsory postmortem society that’s hardly a secret.

(Photos are from Guanajuarta and Dolores Hildalgo, Mexico.)

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Small Clubs, Local Bands

Small clubs are not just smaller than large music venues, they’re more intimate; the small club vibe drives a different experience for everyone – fans,  bands, staff, photographers….

Recently I went to Jammin Java in Fairfax, VA, for my first time.  It’s located in a shopping mall, but the interior is elsewhere; a cool surprise.   Three local bands that I like were all playing (something else I like about small clubs!):

Dub City Renegades:

Empresarios:

Nayas: