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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Austin Weekend Shows Preview

A Giant DogA lot of the folks in Austin filled their quota for January rock shows during Free Week, but in case you didn’t get your fill, there are some rad shows happening around town, including a few bands throwing an old school house party for your pleasure. Below you’ll find a list of suggestions, so should you choose a show, pick one of these.

Friday:

Tiger Waves and Shivery Shakes @ Pearl St. Co-Op – Free beer while it lasts – FREE

A Giant Dog, Bad Lovers, One Hitters, Dumb @ Hole in the Wall

The Digital Wild @ Mohawk – 9 PM – Album Release

Saturday:

Dent May and Tiger Waves @ Holy Mountain – 9 PM

Think No Think, Ringo Deathstarr, The Ripe @ The North Door @ 9 PM

And here’s some jams to get you feeling in the mood.

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