Early last week I was contacted by Mark at Crossroads Music Magazine, he wanted to know if I would be interested in helping him out Friday for the second installment of When We Ruled H-Town at Fitzgeralds. I checked the calander and thankfully I had a free schedule, so I checked out what the deal was with this event. I learned that the show was featuring Poor Dumb Bastards, Academy Black, Blueprint, and Simpleton and that this was part of something great.
Mark was going to help out his friends at Old Man and Bitter Girl doing interviews for their podcast, and while they were hard at work selling merch and talking to the artists I was busy doing my thing, shooting the show and trying not to get trampled, beat down, or doused in various liquids, especially during the Poor Dumb Bastards set. Which by the way, if you have never seen them I must say you are missing out on one heck of a show.
The crowd was also treated to a 29 minute preview to the documentary When We Ruled H-Town, and it was absolutely incredible. Their own description sums it up the best: “When We Ruled H-Town takes an objective but nostalgic look at a not-so-distant past when a spark of energy, a deep pool of creativity, and insatiable curiosity brought musicians, artists, fans, and an entire city together for a brief moment of greatness.” Starting the evening off with such a powerful video really let everyone know they were in for something special, and I am glad I was able to be there for it.
I have a small gallery of my favorite shots from the evening here, and you will want to make sure you check out Crossroads Music Magazine as well as Old Man and Bitter Girl later for interviews and more.
If you want more information on the incredible documentary that is going to drop next year, check out WhenWeRuledHtown.com