[You’ve been reading Tony Kay in our e-pages for some time, so I am delighted to announce that Tony is stepping up his contributions here, and taking over the role of Music Editor at The SunBreak. A round of applause, a beer hoisted to his health, he’ll probably need it–ed.]
Instead of going the traditional route and posting my Bumbershoot 2011 slideshows chronologically, I thought it’d be fun to throw down the photos by rough category. And I reckon this is the roughest category, in a good way.
I’m cutting a broad swath here, mostly as an excuse to post some of my favorite Bumber-shots. Witchburn’s call-and-response traditional metal, Valient Thorr’s Warner-Brothers-cartoon-on-crystal meth groove rock, Red Fang’s brainiac metal, The Jim Jones Revue’s turbocharged Little Richard riffing, Thee Oh Sees‘s garage punk, My Goodness‘s stripped-down blues rock, Whalebones‘s narcotic grind, and You am I‘s hard-rocking power pop really only shared one commonality during Bumbershoot weekend: They all cranked their guitars to 11. Thank god.
If you’re interested in more loud/fast music photos, the SunBreak’s intrepid SlightlyNorth caught NoMeansNo, Atari Teenage Riot, and Anti-Flag, among others, documented here. Have fun, and rock on.