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Photos: Skeletonwitch, Oathbreaker, Iron Reagan, Homewrecker in Philly

Monday, November 14th, 2016
skeletonwitch-band-14 Skeletonwitch, Oathbreaker, Iron Reagan, and Homewrecker recently shook Philly's Underground Arts venue to its core with an unrelenting line-up of some of the best in in the underground world. Per usual- BlowTheScene.com's Dante Torrieri was on hand to capture and deliver an exclusive set of photos for your viewing pleasure below the fold. Homewrecker slings some seriously intense, raw Slayer-worship on it's latest EP Extinction by Design, shifting gears at all the right moments, from churning death-groove to evil thrash. Recorded and mixed by Andy Nelson (Harm's Way, Eternal Sleep), and mastered by Brad Boatright (Nails, Full of Hell), the new EP hit the streets in mid-October on Good Fight Music to ...

Dante Torrieri Interview

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
Dante TorrieriHere at Blow The Scene we like to spread the love – this time by focusing on our amazingly talented staff who donate countless hours to the site and help make it what it is. We pride ourselves on showcasing quality over quantity. Music lovers who want in-depth coverage with substance come here. Those who are looking for regurgitated PR emailers have thousands of other sites to reference. We are very fortunate to have a staff that is comprised of artists and musicians alike, who have true passion for whatever they are covering. Our writers and photographers are a part of local artist communities in several cities throughout the ...

Scene Stompers I: Ashley Ryon Interview

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Scene Stompers Vol I:  Ashley Ryon of Yinzer Party & Hott Mess

Scene Stompers Vol I: Ashley Ryon of Yinzer Party & Hott Mess By Andy McNeil, Assistant Editor The staff at Blow The Scene loves a good party – so much so that we’ve decided to dedicate a new column about the folks who set up the parties, shows and events that give us an excuse to stay out late. Scene Stompers are the people who are out there crushing their local scene with positive party energy. This month BTS’s resident friendly giant catches up with Ashley Ryon, a real guru of gettin’ down, over a pint at the Tiki Lounge in Pittsburgh’s South Side. If wildlife photographers think they have it hard - they should try working in the concrete jungle as a nightlife photographer. Spilled beer, dangerous dance moves and the occasional pudding wrestling matches are common place for Ashley Ryon – a nocturnal beast best known for her party photography. Hot MessThe petite Ryon is the mastermind begin the YinzerParty.com Web site. She is also the creator of a monthly indie pop dance party called Hott Mess, hosted at Pittsburgh’s hipster-mecca Brillobox, which is celebrating its one year anniversary, appropriately titled Best of Hott Mess, on Thursday, November 18th. Since beginning the site in July 2009 – Yinzer Party has posted over 10,000 photos of the best of Pittsburgh’s underground parties and shows. She was inspired to start the site after moving to the city of steel in 2008 when she was still unfamiliar with the scene and wasn’t sure were to head to find a good time. “Living in Vegas and New York - you go to photo sites and you see these rad looking people - you want to be there with them,” Ryon says. “[Pittsburgh] didn’t have that here. I’m a bit of an entrepreneur – I get super excited to start projects and so I started it trying to discover what’s cool in the city.” In addition to indie parties and bar events – she has been busy shooting shows as well. Ryon has snagged images of bands such as Electric Six, The Flaming Lips, Municipal Waste, Valient Thorr, GWAR, The Bronx and Portugal the Man. Ryon’s first exposure to the party photography came when she was living in Baltimore and was frequenting shows at Sonar back when Diplo (half of DJ act Major Lazer) would play there regularly. At the shows, she noticed a photographer taking everyone’s picture, but thought little else of it until her mug popped up somewhere unexpected. “One day I find myself on a flyer for Sonar and I’m like ‘What the fuck is this?’”

Ryan Armbrust – Master of Lifestyle Photography

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Ryan ArmbrustHi Ryan! Tell us a little about yourself. I'm a self-taught, Louisville Kentucky based editorial photographer and a bit of a "Good-Time" Charlie. I collect Pez and Mr. Potato Heads. I actually have a whole room dedicated to my toy collection! I have a huge Rat Fink tattoo on my arm. Oh yeah, and I like to shoot people! What is your favorite style of photography? I would have to say classic pinup is my favorite genre of photography. Concert Photography is a close second. Explain what makes you an expert in the “Lifestyle Portrait” compared to other photojournalists. I have a studio, but shooting portraits of kids and families ...