After three years of photographing and months of preparation, my first monograph, Sound Kapital, finally launched at the powerHouse Arena in New York this past Thursday. Hundreds of people showed up and the prints looked wonderful in the large space. The real show, though, were the bands who flew in from Beijing to kick off their first USA tour. I was honored that P.K. 14, Carsick Cars, and Xiao He played short sets at the opening. These performers provided a great deal of inspiration to commit to the Sound Kapital portrait series. They are easily making some of the best music coming out of China. You can see videos of their performance thanks to Punkcast.