Circle Jerks – 3.20.09

Live fast, die young? Hell no. Keith Morris is still living fast and still not dead. When I saw the Circle Jerks over a decade ago they were still way too old for this shit. Fast forward 12 or so years, and these dudes are still too fucking old, but destroying all the young kids in their wake. I was too old for punk rock when I was about 25. I remember coming out of a Municipal Waste pit and thinking “Fuck, what the hell happened to me?” I made the most of it though when the Circle Jerks played Beer Land in Austin at a party sponsored by Sailor Jerry Rum. I jumped into the pit when all the other photographers got the fuck out of the way. I thought “Hey, I have been doing this for 15 years, what is one more pit?” Fortunately my camera made it out alive (barely). I had to keep taking breaks to cool off and catch my breath. Meanwhile Keith, Greg Heston and the guys played balls to the wall for well over an hour. Look at their set list! Eventually I put my camera down and jumped in the pit full force for their encore. It was amazing. Keith was really playing up his punk rock elder status telling stories about Black Flag and The Circle Jerks back in the day. It was fucking awesome. The venue was super small and it was a top secret show so that the party was a really intimate experience. That plus the fire marshall wondering the streets kept the already small club under capacity making for a really amazing experience. It was like seeing the Circle Jerks 25 years ago before every Hot Topic in the country started selling their T-shirts. It was amazing, and I am really happy with a lot of the shots.  You can see them all by clicking here.
PS. I wanted to give a shout out to Inked Magazine for whom I shot all these photos and got me into this sick event. You will be able to check out the rest of the shots from this party in an upcoming issue of Inked.






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  1. March 30th, 2009 | 1:23 pm

    great shots of one of my personal favorite bands

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