When I was a little girl, I heard the sound of my father’s Fender Stratocaster and I instantly fell in love with its sound. He’d mess around for awhile trying to figure out how to play some Metallica song by ear and it fascinated me. I’ll always find comfort in the sound of rock music. Years later, music transformed from a learning experience to a passion as I personalized my music tastes. I discovered bands like Every Time I Die, Underoath, Norma Jean, He Is Legend, and Circa Survive, and it was then that something clicked. Later on, I became the ultimate metalhead with some of my favorites being Mutoid Man, Kvelertak, Ghost, Gojira, Trivium, Megadeth, and Baroness. Music has and always will be my first love.
That passion inspired me to create Currently Streaming, a honest, unbiased music news site. It was there that I really started to grow as a writer. I've been writing poetry, novels, etc. since I was in the first grade. Writing has always been one of my favorite things, but I didn't realize I had another passion until I accidentally stumbled upon it in the summer of 2016. Even though I just got started with photography, I’ve always been immersed in it. My mother is a fantastic photographer. She inspired me to chase my dreams and showed me first hand that hard work and tenacity can take you far.
These three passions—music, writing, and photography—have fueled me over the years. I’ve never felt more at home than when I’m immersed in these worlds, and when they combine, nothing compares. So, I decided to bring them together by becoming a music writer and photographer. Overall, my ultimate goal is to showcase the passion that bands have for their music through the passion I have for theirs!
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'68, The 1975, After The Burial, Alestorm, The Amity Affliction, Amon Amarth, Anthrax, Architects, Atreyu, August Burns Red, As It Is, Basement, Battle Beast, Bayside, Being As An Ocean, Blessthefall, Born of Osiris, Capsize, Carnifex, Chevelle, Chevy Metal, Chon, CKY, Code Orange, Coheed and Cambria, The Color Morale, Counterparts, Creeper, Crowbar, Darkest Hour, Deafheaven, The Dear Hunter, Death Angel, Deftones, DevilDriver, The Devil Wears Prada, Devin Townsend Project, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Eagles of Death Metal, Emma Ruth Rundle, Enter Shikari, Every Time I Die, Four Year Strong, Frank Iero and the Patience, Good Charlotte, Ghost, Goatwhore, Gojira, Gwar, Hands Like Houses, Hatebreed, Hawthorne Heights, Havok, He Is Legend, Hundredth, Huntress, In Hearts Wake, Khemmis, Killswitch Engage, Like Pacific, The Maine, Mastodon, Mayhem, Movements, Municipal Waste, Mutoid Man, Norma Jean, Opeth, Our Last Night, Parkway Drive, Periphery, Pierce The Veil, Protest the Hero, Rise Against, Russian Circles, Sabaton, Senses Fail, SikTh, Silverstein, Simple Plan, Slayer, State Champs, Stick To Your Guns, Stray from the Path, Strung Out, Suicidal Tendencies, Sum 41, The Story So Far, TesseracT, This Will Destroy You, Thrice, Thursday, Toothgrinder, Touché Amoré, Trivium, Underoath, The Word Alive, The Used, Unwritten Law, Volumes, Yellowcard, Zakk Sabbath
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IMAGE USE & COPYRIGHT STATEMENT:
© 2017 Kristin Kesterson. All images are owned by me and are allowed only for editorial use by Currently Streaming unless given permission to do so. For editorial use, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not edit my photos, put any sort of watermark or writing on them, or use them for promotion of your own social or fan accounts (unless you are the band in the photo!). Do not use my photos on social without giving credit! For Instagram, @kristinkestersonphoto. For Facebook, @Kristin Kesterson. For Twitter, @crntlystreaming. This is how I make my living, so please be considerate! Thanks so much!