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Wathana Lim ditched her date to photograph a Tuesday night at the Echo

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Cole Alexander of Black Lips

I become an honorary member of New York band Adam Franklin; their drummer and me share almost the same name (his is Than). Made awkward conversation with Robert Rejnisson (guitarist of the Icelandic band Benni Hemm Hemm) about Icelandic film stars and the weather in Phoenix.

I got shoved and rushed by young whipper-snappers making their way to be front at center for the Black Lips. And I stayed out way past my bedtime- and enjoyed every moment of it.

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Josh and Lee of Adam Franklin

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Benni Hemm Hemm

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Adam of Adam Franklin

All photos by Wathana Lim