Dax Riggs at the Kung Fu Necktie

A Brooklyn e-zine calls his music “swampy dark-blues.” Living music legend Henry Rollins calls his work “re-defining Blues music.” And Dax Rigg’s own website declares: “It sounds like voodoo, feels like redemption and puts off heat like a burning oil rig.”

Philadelphia music fans had a chance to define it for themselves when the Louisiana native and long-time rocker Dax Riggs visited the Kung Fu Necktie–a popular Fishtown music venue–as part of his most recent tour. Previously a member of 90’s sludge metal band Acid Bath, Riggs’s other musical endeavors have included Agents of Oblivion and Deadboy and the Elephantmen.

Following are a few select images from in and around the April 13th show.

Dax Riggs Tuning His Guitar Pre-Show

Rockin' Out

Green Light Chuck Taylors

Dax Disco

Kung Fu Necktie Bar

Dax L

Outside The Venue

Food Truck Directly Outside The Venue . . . Brilliant

Dax Venue

Surreal Scene Near The Elevated Line On Front Street

Meanwhile, Outside . . .

At The Merch Table
Images © 2014 by Gina Marie. All rights reserved.

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2 comments

  1. What beautifully engaging photos from the show, Gina! The green-lit portrait of the band member with the Paul McCartney-style bass is so interesting to me. Maybe it’s because of the expression of serenity and clear enjoyment on his face. What a great highlight on one of Philly’s coolest neighborhoods you’ve shared w/ us!

    • Patricia, thanks for your thoughtful comment! I love the comparison to Paul McCartney; I wouldn’t have thought of that till you mentioned it but I totally agree.

      Both musicians were totally in the zone that night. Jeff, my Nikon, and I were all happy witnesses to that fact. And how awesome to finally see some live music again!

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