Live Concert Photography: Red Bull Music Academy Presents Hardcore Activities in Progress at The Knockdown Center 5/16/14 feat. Napalm Death Clipping Okyung Lee Gnaw and Bastard Noise

Live Concert Photography: Red Bull Music Academy Presents Hardcore Activities in Progress at The Knockdown Center 5/16/14 feat. Napalm Death, Clipping, Okyung Lee, Gnaw and Bastard Noise

I’ve been adhering to social distancing guidelines and quarantines as much as humanly possible over the past close to seven months. And as you imagine over the course of this site’s decade history, I’ve managed to built up a deep archive of unedited photos. 

Throughout much of this site’s history, I’ve balanced my work with JOVM with working full-time, corporate jobs in book publishing as an Editorial Assistant and Acquisitions Editor. So my daily life involved at least two hours of commuting back and forth a day; eight hours of work a day; then commuting to a show maybe three or four days a week depending on the week and what I had going on for work. Add actually working on the blog and maybe occasionally wanting a social and romantic life and sometimes there just wasn’t enough time in my day to do everything I needed or wanted to do. Because of COVID-19 lockdowns and limited options, I have nothing but time, so there are a lot of late night photo editing sessions.

Sadly, much of this work going through photos has managed to be an uncomfortable reminder of the some of the things I’ve loved so much — and won’t get back for the foreseeable future, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the fucking idiots, who won’t put something on their goddamn faces. So one more time, in case you didn’t understand: PUT SOMETHING OVER YOUR FUCKING FACE WHEN YOU GO OUTSIDE TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19!

As I’ve been digging through my various hard drives and files, I came across a set of photos from Red Bull Music Academy‘s Hardcore Activities in Progress at The Knockdown Center on a rainy May night back in 2014, which featured Napalm Death, JOVM mainstays Clipping., Okyung Lee, Gnaw, and Bastard Noise.

Check out some photos below.

Napalm Death

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Clipping.

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Okyung Lee

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Bastard Noise

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Gnaw

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For these photos and more, check out the Flickr set here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmRdwB7v