Automotive Rhythms VW Jetta Summertime Ride & Rhythms Event – Saturday June 9, 2012
This Saturday I had the pleasure of attending my second Automotive Rhythms event at the Longview Gallery in Downtown DC. This event was the VW Jetta Summertime Ride & Rhythms event. It was such a good vibe with folks enjoying themselves, taking in the very sleek Volkswagen vehicles displayed in the gallery as well as the Reebok shoes displayed in conjunction with each vehicle. One of the highlights of the event was the outrageously dope performance from Black Alley. As much as I tried to conservatively nod to the music, Kacey, the lead singer and the band made it hard to chill. Black Alley had amazing energy and synergy in their performance and it got the crowd moving, grooving and singing along. They've also just released a new project, Soul.Swagger.Rock.Sneakers available on Itunes. Trust me, you NEED this in your summer music rotation !
I also got a chance to check out the live painting of a very talented artist, Demont Peekaso. Demont's painting seemed to just appear on the canvas with ease. It was pretty cool watching a master at work and being able to see the finished product as well. Kimatni Rawlings of Automotive Rhythms has obviously worked very hard in these past 10 years to bring his brand to this celebratory place. I was honored to be able to celebrate with him and the other guests that attended. You can check out Automotive Rhythms at www.automotiverhythms.com/.
My photographer, Derrick Jackson, snapped a few shots...check them out below