Learning to ride, falling down, getting back on
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Michael Galinsky is a filmmaker, photographer, and musician who lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Jackie Arthur behind the bar at the Snake Snatch Lodge in Knoxville, Tennessee. After the show she would help the bands find a place to sleep.
Sleepyhead has an official band fight in Houston, Texas, on the band’s first cross-country tour. The photographer can be seen in the reflection, sitting in the van.
While on tour, Sleepyhead spends the night in a former frat house in East Lansing, Michigan.
Backstage at CBGB in New York City during a Dungbeetle show. Dungbeetle played with the photographer’s band, Sleepyhead, many times over the years.
Sonic Youth performs for an abortion-rights benefit concert at the Paradise in Boston, 1990.
Stereolab plays at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, New Jersey, on their first visit to the U.S., 1992.
The Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 at CBGB, circa 1991.
Nation of Ulysses at the International Pop Underground Convention in Olympia, Washington, in 1991.
In the early 1990s the photographer shared a 450-square-foot New York City apartment with two friends. The bathroom had no sink, so they hung a mirror above the stove.
Chris O’Rourke of Sleepyhead warms up for a show in the mid-1990s.