There's an incredible amount of photo talent in this city, and especially in the realm of live music + show documentation. We're big fans of Michael Andrade's take on the genre – his black + white style is instantly recognizable, and in the last few years (since 2012) he's amassed an incredible archive – a yearbook of sorts – of the DMV music scene, and specifically/most often punk, hardcore, and rock and roll. We're stoked to share his images of this past weekend's Chain and the Gang show at Capital Fringe – the last night of their tour, the lineup featured Nox and Puff Pieces too. Head to Michael's blog for the full set.
Born from the seed of Kurt Cobain, Michael Andrade is a devoted lover of punk rock, straight edge and badonkadonks. A self-taught photographer from Alexandria, Virginia who now resides in Washington, D.C., he has been documenting the DC, Maryland and Virginia music scene since 2012. His work has been showcased in Maximum Rock'n'Roll Magazine, IN MY EYES, InstantDC, Hole In The Sky, Bandwidth.fm, DC Music Download, Washington City Paper, DC Punk Archives, RVA Magazine, Tom Tom Magazine and Dynamite Hemorrhage Magazine. He is also the house photographer for D.C. record label Babe City Records. Whether it’s in the streets of Washington, D.C. or the motherland of Bolivia or in a local mosh pit: Michael never stops shooting.