‘Body of War’
Tomas Young, an Iraq war veteran paralyzed after being shot only five days into his stint overseas, addresses the crowd at Stubbs Bar-B-Q in Austin, Texas, which had gathered to honor Young, who was promoting the documentary film Body of War. It details his evolution from solider to antiwar activist. The March 13 event was part of the South by Southwest Music Festival.
Read the story: A war vet’s unlikely seat in the spotlight (Mark Matson / For The Times)
Musician Billy Bragg, an English-born artist who blends elements of folk music, punk and protest songs, performs at the Body of War concert in Austin. (Mark Matson / For The Times)
Ben Harper performs a short set of his music at the March 13 concert honoring Young. (Mark Matson / For The Times)
Serj Tankian, lead singer of the band System of a Down, performs as a solo artist at the Body of War show. (Mark Matson / For The Times)
The musicians at the Body of War concert take to the stage with antiwar activist Young to thank the audience for coming out to Stubbs Bar-B-Q in Austin to honor Young and help promote the documentary of Youngs struggles since returning from Iraq. (Mark Matson / For The Times)
Young, right, chats with musician Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine backstage at the Stubbs show after Morellos solo performance. (Mark Matson / For The Times)