A city by another name.

There's water out there (Los Angeles), and there's water over there (New York), but what some forget is that there's also water right here! Chicago, or The Second City, has another lesser known moniker which is The Third Coast. (Truly I don't bother with either to describe this fine chunk of asphalt)

None-the-less, many take their own names from this reproach to The City of Broad Shoulders. Third Coast Percussion is one of them. They are a energetic and creative four piece percussion ensemble based in the Windy City. I may go so far as to call them Post Rock cut from the same cloth as bands like Tortoise and Explosions in the Sky.

I recently photographed Third Coast Percussion under threat of rain near their rehearsal space. They were clear not to be be shot playing, so my concept was to photograph them instead with their instruments magnetically raining down from above.

With the help of creative folks like these, today my Sweet Home is better known today for things like Oprah, Wilco and This American Life than being the Hog Butcher for the World and as far as I'm concerned, that's just fine with me.