SHK has teamed up with photographer Kelsey Bennett in this ongoing portrait series, featured in SHK Mag with continuous profiles here on the blog, capturing the most creative influencers roaming NYC this year. Here, we spotlight NYC-based band SKATERS and their SXSW 2014 shows, portraits taken by Kelsey Bennett.

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Skate or don’t, you won’t want to miss out on this band. SKATERS, a popular city-based trio, just dropped their debut album Manhattan. With some sick singles like “I Wanna Dance (But I Don’t Know How)” and “Miss Teen Massachusetts” this group has been power-housing it’s way through the world and it’s time everyone catch the live show for themselves.

Join us in checking out SKATERS at SXSW:

MAR 12 / HOLY MOUNTAIN

MAR 12 / EMPIRE CONTROL ROOM & GARAGE

MAR 12 / PARADIGM / MIDDLE WEST SHOWCASE

MAR 13/ CEDAR STREET

MAR 13 / BAR 96

MAR 14 / THE MARKET

MAR 15 / WATERLOO RECORDS

DAN BURKE / DANO

portrait of dano from skaters band

Dan plays bass for NYC-based band, SKATERS.

“I dropped out of football and started listening to rap. Now life is one big orgy.”

JOSH HUBBARD / JJ HUB

portrait of josh from skaters band by kelsey bennett

Josh is a guitarist for NYC-based band, SKATERS. Could have been a world-class athlete, but drugs are fun.

“What would Joe Strummer do?”

MICHAEL CUMMINGS / MIC

michael cummings from skaters band

Michael is the lead singer for NYC-based band, SKATERS.

“I’m so thankful for the education I’ve received and that I’m going to major in philosophy… Not major in drugs like my brother Dave.”

NOAH RUBIN / NoNo

noah rubin from skaters band

Noah is the drummer of NYC-based band, SKATERS.

“People think I’m just a drummer, but I also play the bongos.

 “The acronym of Have A Good Summer, H.A.G.S — a sentiment scrawled across the pages of yearbooks — is the title of my ongoing series of portraits, resembling what the kids of my dream High School would look like. They’re the artists, musicians, writers, outcasts, rebels, or just members of a rad gang.”  — Kelsey Bennett #SHKhags

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