I've been blessed these last few years to connect with people that in my younger years before I had a camera in my hand were iconic members of the music scene that I grew up in. Yesterday I was able to go travel to Boston with the one of my all time favorite hardcore bands - Killing Time. It was a great night in an old vfw style hall in Cambridge complete with a deer head on the wall and it was deja vu to the days when this would be the norm outside of NYC for a hardcore show in my youth.
Killing Time took the stage at 10 on the dot and ripped through one of the best hardcore records ever written - The Brightside. 11 tracks and all bangers. The crowd was a mix of old school friends and kids not yet born when Killing Time was just another Raw Deal laying the foundation for the record that would become Brightside.
Anthony, Carl, Rich, Chris and Drago took the stage and showed the kids a thing or two about being heavy, passionate, and sounding great without resorting to overdriven guitars and vocals that can't be understood. Drago and Chris handled the bottom end laying down the groove for the sing alongs and mosh parts while Carl and Rich intertwined on the signature Killing Time sound that I've never heard replicated in my 27 years of going to shows.
Last night seemed like two steps forward and no steps back.
All Images captured with Nikon D810 and SB-910 through the glass of the Nikkor 20 1.8 lens