After a nearly ten long year absence, New York punk rock icons The Dictators finally made a triumphant to San Francisco.

The Dictators have returned, long time members “Handsome” Dick Manitoba, Ross “The Boss” Friedman and J.P. “Thunderbolt” Patterson have reformed the seminal band (now known as the Dictators NYC). They recently wrapped up a West Coast run, before hitting the road again this year for a European tour. Support came from the Angry Samoans, Motor666, and the Screaming Bloody Marys.

National Rock Review photographer, Raymond Ahner captured the night.

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About The Author

Raymond Ahner is a professional freelance photographer residing in San Francisco, California. Growing up in the Bay Area, Raymond was lucky enough to witness both the Punk and Thrash Metal scene of the 1980's explode literally right in front of his eyes. It was a pretty special time in his life, and is what instilled his love for live music. Over the years Raymond has been fortunate enough to combine his passion for live music with his love of photography. And although he will always love shooting the big arena Rock show, it is in a tiny, packed to the rafters club were he his most at home with his gear.

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