Art Rock

Shot In The Dark: How The Whole Mess Started

Just a couple of days now before Rocks Off - the person and the blog - proudly presents Shot In the Dark: Houston Press Concert Photography, our first-ever exhibit of live pics we've collected in about three and a half years of reviewing shows, curated by the people who shot them.

Details: The free show starts at 7 p.m. Thursday in Warehouse Live's Studio, with more than 40 printed and matted shots by 12 Rocks Off photographers on display and available for sale. DJ HLOHL, Twitter sensation, is putting together a special Rdio playlist full of as many artists featured in the show as he can squeeze on there. Plus food by Zilla Street Eats and a cash bar featuring $3 "Shot In the Dark" whiskey and cokes, because that's how we roll.

For this preview, Rocks Off asked the participants how and why they got into music photography. It makes us a little proud that so many of them started on our watch, something Rocks Off didn't realize until we read through all their answers yesterday and this morning.

And we've had our ups and downs with the band over the years, but Rocks Off guesses we ought to go ahead and thank Kings of Leon too - without them, apparently, the rest of our photo corps wouldn't be here.

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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