Unfinished Business

Posted on Oct 19, 2011 in Music

My brother has been playing in straight edge punk bands since he was 16 years old.  Straight Edge is an alternative movement in punk rock which was more or less popularized by bands such as Minor Threat in the 1980’s Patrick’s latest band “Adult Crash” holds on to those straight edge values and delivers a super tight punk sound.  The benefit of playing in a punk band for 20+ years is that Patrick and Tim’s band  (the founder) can out muscle the other bands in terms of sheer talent and the wall of sound that they deliver with the help of their better equipment.  I went to see and photograph a couple of shows of my brothers band in small clubs here in San Diego and were hard driving and fast.   I took a picture which captured the level of passion and aggressiveness of his band.  As you can see from the picture below his hands are chaffed, raw and close to bleeding from the pounding he gave his drum set that night.   Pretty incredible.