Live @ The Whiskey, 01.24.12

The Whisky a Go Go’s been around for almost 48 years and it is to the West Coast what CBGB’s was to the East. It’s a cornerstone of the LA rock scene and that had me pretty excited about going. I’d put in my time at CBGB’s during the 80′s (stop doing the math) and going to the Whisky was like bookending my own personal rock-n-roll history.

In terms of photography, it was a tough shooting night for me. In terms of performance, it was an incredible night for American Head Charge. The Whisky was jam packed with local fans, a crew of hard core Minnesota fans and some AHC family, but no worries I got pictures.

I started shooting from side stage because there were fans pressed right up to the stage, but there was very little light so that wasn’t going to work. After a couple songs I moved up to the balcony. If you’ve been looking at pics from the other dates on the tour, you’ll see the difference in where I’m shooting.

What you won’t see, or get from these photographs, is the way American Head Charge took the insanely chaotic energy of that Whisky crowd, breathed it in and fed it back out to them. Of the nine shows on the Tourette, that was the crowd that stood out; energetic, engaged, in sync; accepting new songs and singing old ones back. It was just amazing to be a part of it…

Enjoy the photos!

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