ATH @ X Games Austin 2015

ATH was invited to attend X Games and we agreed based on the strength of he local lineup that graced the big stage during the day leading up to the headliners and then on to the Super Stage mega headliners. The cool part was that my access allowed me to moonlight as a sports photographer. We all have a history of skateboarding or riding a bike or something rad like that, don’t we? I worked in a bike shop to buy my Haro freestyle bike and still have my Lance Mountain special edition in the office. To get to see some guys like Dennis McCoy and Tony Hawk still riding and skating at a high level and catch the innovation coming from so many guys from Austin along with rally car and truck racing and maniacs on dirt bikes, it was an exciting change up to my usual subject matter. I got a little twitchy not shooting f2.8 or bigger and ISO 200? What is that? I don’t leave the house for less than ISO 2500. #concertphotographerjokes

So join me as we take a trip down memory lane and talk X Games…

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Talib Kweli @ Emo’s (6/24)

500x333_12925630talib-kweli1It’s rare that the ATH gives much mention to hip-hop, but when an artist like Talib Kweli comes to town, we’ve got to get the word out.  Having seen the man in action before, I can tell you that a ticket will be well worth the cost of admission and not at all what you’d expect from the usual boring rap show.  Several openers are involved including Strong Arm Steady, Zeale, Traygod, and local Bavu Blakes hosting the thing.  Tickets are on sale now for $15 and music starts at 10pm.

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Download: Talib Kweli – Get By [MP3]