Posted in music | tour dates on April 23, 2007

"Negative Approach (commonly called “NA”) were one of the first hardcore punk bands. They are considered one of the pioneers of this genre, along with bands like Minor Threat, Bad Brains and Black Flag. Like most hardcore bands, they were almost completely unknown in their day. They are now idolized in hardcore subculture, considered to be one of the elite bands of the 'old school' era, and continue to be a very influential band." [Wikipedia]

Negative Approach

"It was announced in May 2006 that Brannon and Moore would play a Negative Approach reunion show, of sorts, for Touch & Go's 25th Anniversary show on September 9, 2006, as well as two later shows in the UK - London on December 7 and at All Tomorrow's Parties on December 10. Despite repeated efforts by Rob and Graham McCulloch to be a part of the reunion and have the classic NA lineup play, John refused; it was instead announced that Harold Richardson (of Brannon's current band Easy Action) and Ron Sakowski (formerly of Easy Action, Laughing Hyenas, and Necros) would complete the lineup. Rob and Graham maintain that the appearance shouldn't be labeled as Negative Approach without the classic NA lineup. The whole affair has generated considerable controversy, and there is little agreement as to exactly who is in the right and for what reasons" [Wikipedia]

The "reunion" continues. Details below....

Superbowl of Hardcore

Negative Approach - 2007 Tour Dates
May 12 - Hof ter Lo Antwerp, Belgium
May 19 - Studio B Brooklyn, New York (Superbowl of Hardcore) w/ H2O
May 26 - St. Andrew's Hall Detroit, MI w/ The Meatmen

Previously
* Touch & Go 25th Anniversary Block Party | Day Two
* Touch & Go 25th Anniversary Block Party | Day One

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Comments (15)

That was ALMOST the greatest news ever. Then I kept reading. No full band, no worth my fucking time!

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2007 5:21 PM

how were they in Chicago?

Posted by Anonymous | April 23, 2007 5:24 PM

check the youtube clips...they look awesome. too bad ill be in london.

Posted by sam | April 23, 2007 6:57 PM

they ruled at touch and go fest. kids went nuts and they played everything! dunno if paying $25 to see them play a terrible tough guy mosh metal show at studio b is worth it but damn i'd like to see them play belgium w/ Discharge!

Posted by PDiddy | April 24, 2007 12:48 AM

that show will be terrifying

Posted by d | April 24, 2007 1:03 AM

I saw them at the T&G Fest in Chicago and they were fantastic. Even though it's only half the original band, it doesn't really matter. By the end of the original NA in 1984, Jon Brannon was the only original member left.

For anyone who has seen Laughing Hyenas or recently Easy Action, you know that this dude's voice is still FEROCIOUS. He is still legitimately scary. They played almost every NA song they knew (entire LP, 7in, etc) and kids were definitely circle pitting and getting kicked out by security.

The rest of that fest was great as well (Seam, Big Black, Scratch Acid, Monorchid, Calexico, Ted Leo, etc) and I could understand people being hesitant about skipping the NYC show. I haven't heard most of those bands but it sounds like the worst bunch of mosh metal garbage EVER. Oh well. They should be opening up for the Stooges or Radio Birdman.

Posted by heinrich | April 24, 2007 12:03 PM

I saw them at the T&G Fest in Chicago and they were fantastic. Even though it's only half the original band, it doesn't really matter. By the end of the original NA in 1984, Jon Brannon was the only original member left.

For anyone who has seen Laughing Hyenas or recently Easy Action, you know that this dude's voice is still FEROCIOUS. He is still legitimately scary. They played almost every NA song they knew (entire LP, 7in, etc) and kids were definitely circle pitting and getting kicked out by security.

The rest of that fest was great as well (Seam, Big Black, Scratch Acid, Monorchid, Calexico, Ted Leo, etc) and I could understand people being hesitant about skipping the NYC show. I haven't heard most of those bands but it sounds like the worst bunch of mosh metal garbage EVER. Oh well. NA should be opening up for the Stooges or Radio Birdman.

Posted by heinrich | April 24, 2007 12:03 PM

"I haven't heard most of those bands but it sounds like the worst bunch of mosh metal garbage EVER."

Umm..if you haven't heard most of the bands, how can you label it garbage or even label it at all? That's pretty closed-minded. Give it a chance. There's bands from NYC, Detroit, Japan..it's gonna be a good show. Try to have some fun.

And I can assure you, my band DarksideNYC is nothing close to "mosh-metal".

Posted by matt | April 24, 2007 12:16 PM

You beat me to it Matt. Ignore the trolls and let him listen to his Superchunk records.

Posted by shodan | April 24, 2007 10:41 PM

May 26th NA plays with the Meat Men in Detroit!!!

Posted by Cowboy Mark | April 26, 2007 6:34 PM

Brannon send me an e-mail goldsberry here !!!!! rjgold82@yahoo.com

Posted by Goldsberry | September 22, 2007 3:20 PM

john brannon is the real deal.

Posted by steve | November 5, 2007 3:29 PM

soy de madrid españa y bueno llevo dos años que he estado en la superbowl y me parace alucinante este año seguramente que vaya otra vez las dos veces he ido solo y bueno me lo he pasado genial alucino con los grupos que tocan y la gente que hay se lo pasa bien es totalmente diferente aunque hay tambien buenos conciertos por aqui pero no tan espectaculares como la superbowl este año espero veros por alli y disfrutar con los grupos que vengan un abrazo y nos vemos en la superbowl bye

Posted by juan carlos gutierrez | January 17, 2008 7:28 PM

soy de madrid españa y bueno llevo dos años que he estado en la superbowl y me parace alucinante este año seguramente que vaya otra vez las dos veces he ido solo y bueno me lo he pasado genial alucino con los grupos que tocan y la gente que hay se lo pasa bien es totalmente diferente aunque hay tambien buenos conciertos por aqui pero no tan espectaculares como la superbowl este año espero veros por alli y disfrutar con los grupos que vengan un abrazo y nos vemos en la superbowl bye

Posted by juan carlos gutierrez | January 17, 2008 7:28 PM

These Guys were awesome. I love these guys. Great Post!

Posted by andy bolton | October 25, 2010 2:58 PM

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