THE BIKER PORTRAIT SERIES, PART II

Discover the latest installment in our photography series featuring New York's most exciting new bands, wearing men's and women's ALLSAINTS bikers and discussing the most memorable live gig they've ever attended.
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Haunted Hearts

Brandon Welchez

The Cramps

4Th and B, San Diego, 2003

"Lux was wearing vinyl pants, no shirt, women's stilettos, downing a bottle of red wine per song, pouring half of it over himself. Half way through he climbed up the speaker stack, smashed a bottle, cut the crotch of his pants and performed the rest of the gig with his cock hanging out. They just don't make 'em like that anymore."

Dee Dee Penny

Stone Roses

Optimus Alive festival, Portugal, 2012

"My band Dum Dum Girls played this festival, then we met Ian Brown backstage who was like, the loveliest guy. We then listened to them soundtracking, before running out into the pit to get right to the front row for the show. I can honestly say it was so good I cried. "

Brandon wears: Cargo Leather Biker. Dee Dee wears: Lands Leather Biker.

IO ECHO

Ionna Gika

Lydia Lunch

O2 Academy 2, Islington, London, 2012

"Lydia arrived dressed in all black, and performed frothing and stomping. At one point a rosy-cheeked, corporate looking man in a suit holding a Martini climbed onstage, swaying back and forth, and grinning ear to ear. Lydia asked him to leave, and when he didn't she punched him square in the face. He'd seemed so out of place, this man with the suit and Martini. But as the blood from his nose began to pool in and around his grin, I realized that it was almost as if he wanted it to happen, as some sort of punishment for his corporate ways."

DROWNERS

Lakis E. Pavlou

Refused

Terminal5, 2012

"They're a Swedish punk band; the last time they played here in New York was in a basement 12 years ago and it resulted in them breaking up. They got back together for a couple of gigs, which were totally sold out. Phenomenal, like a total fucking assault."

Jack Ridley III

Radiohead

Boston, 1997

"It was on their OK Computer tour, and they were enjoying playing songs from their first album, The Bends and OK Computer, something they obviously haven't repeated since, and probably never will."

Erik Lee Snyder

Cro-Mags

CBGB, 2001

"A classic New York punk band in a classic New York venue. They'd just reunited but you could still sense there was tension between the singer and the bass player. It was the most high energy show I've ever seen, it blew my mind."

Matthew Hitt

Morrisey

Brixton Academy, 2011

"It was August, and the riots in London were going down. I remember leaving this beautiful Morrissey gig and we were suddenly confronted by a bunch of hoodies going through recycling bins in search of bottles to chuck at the police. I moved to New York the following day."

Left to right

Lakis wears: Griffin Leather Biker, Jack wears: Griffin Leather Biker, Erik wears: Hemsley Leather Biker, Matthew wears: Dial Leather Biker.

DROWNERS

Matthew Hitt

The Strokes

Madison Square garden, New York, 2011

"I was male modeling in a former life, that's how I got my visa, and I was here on a job when they played. Brilliant band, brilliant atmosphere, total New York."

Matthew wears: Dial Leather Biker.

SKATERS

Noah Rubin

The Lost Six

Boston University, 2001

"It was an all-ages punk show that Mike and I went to see when we were still in high school. Dan was their bass player and he later joined our band. Every member of The Lot Six and every song they played that night was just perfect and meant a lot to me at the time."

Michael Ian Cummings

Weezer

Wellfleet Baechcomber, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 2001

"They'd just gotten back together, and they invited about 100 people to get on a bus from Boston to drive an hour and a half out to Cape Cod to watch them play in this tiny club. They played for like 30 minutes, only playing the hits, and then drove us all back. For a young impressionable kid, it was an insane experience."

Dan Burke

Wu-Tang Clan

Ya Festival, oslo, 2013

"I grew up listening to hip hop with my older brothers, and the wu-Tang were always my favourites. So watching them from the side of the stage in Oslo at a huge festival at sunset in front of tens of thousands of kids meant so much to me."

Josh Hubbard

Phil Collins

The Nynex Arena, manchester, 1997

"Just purely coz he played in a circle in the middle of the venue and everyone was sat around him. Phil was there his on his massive drum riser and he had one of those Madonna mics strapped round his face."

Left to right

Noah wears: Griffin Leather Biker, Michael wears: Kushiro Leather Biker, Dan wears: Manson Leather Biker, Josh wears: Conroy leather biker.

SKATERS

Noah Rubin

The Lot Six

Boston University, 2001

"It was an all-ages punk show that Mike and I went to see when we were still in high school. Dan was their bass player and he later joined our band. Every member of The Lot Six and every song they played that night was just perfect and meant a lot to me at the time."

Michael Ian Cummings

Weezer

Wellfleet Beachcomber, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, 2001

"They'd just gotten back together, and they invited about 100 people to get on a bus from Boston to drive an hour and a half out to Cape Cod to watch them play in this tiny club. They played for like 30 minutes, only playing the hits, and then drove us all back. For a young impressionable kid, it was an insane experience."

Dan Burke

Wu-Tang Clan

Ya Festival, Oslo, 2013

"I grew up listening to hip hop with my older brothers, and the wu-Tang were always my favourites. So watching them from the side of the stage in Oslo at a huge festival at sunset in front of tens of thousands of kids meant so much to me."

Josh Hubbard

Phil Collins

The Nynex Arena, Manchester, 1997

"Just purely coz he played in a circle in the middle of the venue and everyone was sat around him. Phil was there his on his massive drum riser and he had one of those Madonna mics strapped round his face."

Left to right

Noah wears: Griffin Leather Biker, Michael wears: Kushiro Leather, Dan wears: Manson Leather Biker, Josh wears: Conroy leather biker.

Skaters

Josh Hubbard

Phil Collins

The Nynex Arena, Manchester, 1997

"Just purely coz he played in a circle in the middle of the venue and everyone was sat around him. Phil was there his on his massive drum riser and he had one of those Madonna mics strapped round his face."

Josh wears: Conroy leather biker.

Skaters

NOAH RUBIN

The Lot Six

Boston University, 2001

"It was an all-ages punk show that Mike and I went to see when we were still in high school. Dan was their bass player and he later joined our band. Every member of The Lot Six and every song they played that night was just perfect and meant a lot to me at the time."

Noah wears: Griffin Leather Biker.

ASTR

Adam Pallin

Prince

Madison Square Garden, 2011

"My friend got me free tickets in the Fox executive box, which was soulless and corporate. I went straight home and bought $500 tickets sitting in the main audience for the following day. Prince walked through the audience right by my seat, it was the best ever."

Zoe Silverman

Rudimental

Rose Bar, 2013

"The bar's on the top of the Gramercy Park Hotel and most of the crowd was just businessmen getting on with their meetings. Meanwhile on a tiny stage was this amazing variety show vibe, like with trumpets and singers, and my friends and I right up the front dancing like wild."

Adam wears: Cargo Leather Biker, Zoe wears: Lands Leather Biker.

WET

Kelly Zutrau

Kayne West

Brooklyn Barclay Center, 2013

"For pure spectacle Kanye surpasses everyone and everything. Fireworks, the was stage on fire, Kanye doing his thing, the whole works."

Kelly wears: Almere Leather Biker Jacket.