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KOJI: Feed the hungry, change the system

I’m really digging the idea of asking the people I photograph write the blog to go along with their images… I’m photographing them because I value their voice. And more than that, positive people who work together can serve as a conduit for change. I am hopeful.

“Hunger is an issue that effects people on both a global and local scale. Addressing hunger in the United States is not just about turkeys at Christmas and Thanksgiving, but rather, a consistent effort to meet the needs of the hungry in our communities and also change the system that created this inequity. It was so awesome to partner with artists, promoters, and show-goers on these food drives during my 2014 holiday shows. 

In Harrisburg, we were able to donate 199 lbs. of food to the Central PA Food Bank. Most of the first shows I put on in the central PA area included food drives and it felt very good to get people engaged with this issue once more. I’m looking forward to continuing this work on hunger in 2015.” (KOJI)

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J Roddy Walston and the Business, We Were Promised Jetpacks

Back to School Weekend at the Abbey Bar was Back to Harrisburg Weekend for We Were Promised Jetpacks and J Roddy Walston and the Business to continue Jersey Mike’s Back To School Extravaganza!

Minshara opened for Jetpacks on Saturday the 8th and it was the best show I’ve ever seen them play, for sure.  They get better every time I see them.  As for We Were Promised Jetpacks… Man, I could listen to those albums over and over again but I have to say, they are a live band.  Kept having to put my camera in front of my mouth so I’d stop catching flies.  My face was in perma-awe.  Great show.

On Sunday the 9th, I moseyed around while J Roddy and The Line loaded in, ate dinner, sound checked and then I dragged them out front to shoot.  I finally got my moments of portraiture for the weekend.  Those few awkward moments where I give little direction, make a few lame jokes, and shoot a few frames…

J Roddy:

The Line:

The show that followed was on point.  In spite of Josh telling me a million times to come to one of their shows, somehow I hadn’t seen The Line yet.  I was disappointed… that it took me this freakin’ long to see them play!  I’ve been missing out.  They’re solid and they’re still punk.  I love that about them.

J Roddy was incredible, as usual.  I can’t reiterate enough that I’ve never seen anyone rock out on a keyboard quite like that.  They concluded the weekend well.

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Minshara:

J Roddy Walston and The Business:

The Line:

 

Lucero and J Roddy Walston & the Business

Last Tuesday night Lucero and J Roddy Walston & the Business were in Harrisburg at the Abbey Bar.  People got pumped.  People came together.  And it was AWESOME.

Most of you know, I have the biggest lady boner for Lucero.  I adore the bluesy southern punk music.  Its genuine, honest, and humble.  I can relate to the songs but know that its not my story, its theirs.  And although my ideal shooting scenario would be photographing them just sitting around telling stories, I wanted to document them in whatever way I could.

The Abbey Bar is always happy to see J Roddy Walston & the Business.  I was just glad to meet them for the first time.  I had heard the albums.  They’re way good.  But they don’t do their live show justice.  J Roddy rocks a crowd.

Thank you to Lucero and J Roddy.  We’re not a big city, but we’re a good city and we hope you keep coming back.

With love,

Dani Fresh

 

Rock Paper Records presents: THE TEETH.

Last Tuesday evening at Ceoltas, Rock Paper Records had a show celebrating the signing of their first band, The Teeth. The crowd was pumped. The band was gnar.

::don’t just support your “local music scene,” support music, the organizers, the greater community, and love each other::
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