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Jay Reatard

As first pointed out in the comments last week (and again), Jay Reatard has been captured on tape physically abusing fans that get too close, and things got crazy recently in Toronto. Did he abuse anyone last night at Bowery Ballroom? Will he hurt anyone at Europa in Brooklyn tonight (April 22, 2008)?

Violent videos below.....

Jay Reatard punching kid at the Silver Dollar

"Last night's show in Toronto got completely fucked up. The Silver Dollar holds 190 people but Craig Laskey the promoter let 350 people in there. That's cool if there's some sort of security or crowd control - we don't need people getting so wild they jump on stage and smash our gear - but that's exactly what happened. Right when we started playing someone pushed the monitors right on top of Stephen and on to his pedals - breaking them, people were throwing beer bottles at us, a someone jumped onstage and smashed my pedals, another guy took a full pitcher of beer and dumped it all over the rest of my pedals, and then threw it right at my Flying V, breaking the pickup and the input electronics. After three songs all our gear was smashed and unusable. Even when shit gets that crazy at Circle Jerks show there's at least some security but when I asked Craig Laskey about it before the show he told me "I thought you guys were a garage band." When we couldn't play anymore I hung out and talked to people, refunded people's money out of my own pocket, and tried to borrow gear and finish the set a bit later but Dan Burke wouldn't get off the stage, too busy talking trash about me.

I'm getting really sick of shit like this happening. We'll come back in Toronto soon and do a free show to make it up to the real fans in Toronto. And we'll steer away from greedy promoters who don't have any control of their shows and who don't care about doing right by the audience." [Jay Reatard]


Jay Reatard - Kicks a dude in the face in Vegas!

Jay is playing Prospect Park with Spoon and the Constantines this summer.

BONUS: VERY NOT SAFE FOR WORK

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Comments (53)

Devo show was confirmed for McCarren Park Pool. Tom Tom club and....Dan Deacon are opening. $52.

Why the hell is Dan Deacon allowed to play with Devo? He's terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 10:23 AM

I liked punk better when it was safe:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4uahL_tQWc

That dude totally should've fought Jay back. That guy's a fucking faux punk indie rock prima donna.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 10:26 AM

I love how people think that Jay Reatard is crazy because he "kicks a dude in the face" or "beats people up". Go see a fucking Candy Snatchers show, you'll hear better music and see true maniacs in action.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 10:28 AM

you mean i can pay money to get kicked in the face?!?!!? where and when? i'm in!

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 10:34 AM

I agree, the music is not very good. Jay Reatard wouldnt last 10 seconds at a real hardcore show.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 10:40 AM

btw-the rollins footage, you can see the guy is laughing and not really punching rollins. also when rollins punches back he is punching his arm and clearly not the dudes face. that was all in good clean fun.

unlike Jay Reatard. I dont advocate violence usually but it looks like this guy needs to be thought a lesson.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 10:44 AM

I would make a Delishuz ice cream cone with 8 scoops of ice cream and nuts and jimmies on a delishuz waffle cone and take it to the show and

shove it down his fuckin throat if he kicked me in the face even if it was good ice cream he sux!

Posted by Taco Time For Mom & Dad | April 22, 2008 10:47 AM

If what he says in that quote is true, I don't blame him for getting pissed and punching a guy. pedals cost money

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 10:49 AM

what a douche nozzle

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 11:00 AM

Haha, The Candy Snatchers? Really? You can light your bass on fire all you want, but you still write muddled and boring songs and play The Continental. Thanks for the hot tip!


No one got punched or kicked last night; just a typically amazing burner of a show. One kid did stage dive but all of the 20 year olds weaned on Blink and myspace parted pretty hastily. He bounced back up admirably but i'm sure he's feeling it today.


Posted by dola | April 22, 2008 11:08 AM

great show. I dont care if he's an asshole, Jay writes hooks and I like to sing along.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 11:14 AM

How long was his set?

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 11:22 AM

A response from the Toronto promoters:

http://www.chartattack.com/damn/2008/04/2104.cfm

Posted by frank | April 22, 2008 11:44 AM

set was 25 minutes

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 11:45 AM

I feel like tickets should be half price for a 25 minute set.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 11:58 AM

Re: Taco Time's URL

Why the hell are our tax dollars paying for the State Department to host a photo of the Eiffel Tower on its Web site?

Posted by John McCain | April 22, 2008 11:59 AM

If you can't hang with the looming threat of a smackdown then go back to the Matt & Kim or fucking Stephen Malkmus show. No one needs you to sanitize fucking punk. If you fuck with a band's gear risk a beat down. If you're too thick skulled to realize it then you deserve your teeth kicked in anyways. PUNK FUCKING ROCK.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 12:28 PM

'smackdown' how old are you? 11 and still watching wrestling. this band sucks, they're not real punk, and jay is a big pussy - its not tough to be hard with security there to have your back.

Posted by tim duncan | April 22, 2008 12:35 PM

Awesome three pointer the other night tim!

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 12:39 PM

nobody is a bigger pussy than Tim Duncan! That is for sure.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 1:36 PM

jay reatard is awful. no wonder people dumped beer on his shit.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 2:57 PM

i'd be pretty fucking pissed if i paid $13 for a 25 minute show...get/play some more songs or dont go on tour

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 3:04 PM

he plays 16-20 songs in 25 minutes you ignorant fuck.


Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 3:10 PM

^I don't care if it's 45 songs...it's still 25 minutes

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 3:24 PM

time trumps song count

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 3:28 PM

you guys are really missing the point if you think that time trumps song count for jay reatard

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 3:38 PM

if this is the shit people want to pay money to see, i should really get my old middle school band back together

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 3:55 PM

Mr. Play-Some-More must be a fan of prog rock.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 3:56 PM

yea, not many people are bigger pussies than myself, BUT this guy is.
and his music is terrible.

Posted by tim duncan | April 22, 2008 4:10 PM

i just think a 25 minute "show" is lame...i've had shits last longer than that...but if people dig it, to each their own

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 4:14 PM

more bands should play 25 minute sets.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 4:24 PM

damn, harsh words from t-dunc

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 4:34 PM

sorry, i apologize to my fans. the playoffs stress me out. and jay's shitty music pisses me off.

Posted by tim duncan | April 22, 2008 5:50 PM

Candy Snatchers > Gay Reatard all day long

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 6:34 PM

first of all, the music sucks. it's derivative and just plain and awful.

secondly, this motherfucker would be better off playing football or joining the fucking military, if he's that aggro. he's a fucking redneck with a guitar, let's face it.

from seeing this asshole's violent tendencies, it's obvious that just because you make music doesn't mean you've completely hidden you inner high school jock.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2008 7:10 PM

i want the suns to win now

Posted by Tim Hardaway | April 22, 2008 7:15 PM

anybody seen lil penny?

Posted by Penny Hardaway | April 22, 2008 7:27 PM

he's playing street ball in Bushwick with Mars Blackmon and Mugsy Bogues

Posted by Jerome Kersey | April 22, 2008 7:53 PM

people should bum rush the door staff at Jay Reatard shows and throw bricks and used needles and this dude.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2008 2:05 PM

this guy's career will totally nosedive if clubs & promoters start associating him with "people will show up, not pay, rush past security, and throw heavy / pointy / contaminated things at the stage."

let's make it happen people! we can do it!

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2008 2:14 PM

THROW THINGS AT JAY REATARD!

let's get some tshirts and buttons printed up.

Posted by Anonymous | April 24, 2008 2:18 PM

If he ever comes back to Boise, he will be in for a big surprise. I hate that little fucking poseur prick.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2008 5:33 PM

pedals do cost money but isn't he on matador? his gear is paid for. he has no reason to a jackass. punching, kicking fans...it's a really foolish egotrip for someone with almost no distinctive talent. he'll kick his way out of a label contract in no time.

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2008 5:20 PM

Last night in San Francisco he threw a girl off stage for trying to break his guitar... She was tossed about 5 people deep.


Posted by handstamp | January 26, 2009 5:31 PM

throw bottles at this guy

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2009 7:43 PM

Fuck you people. "throw bottles at him"? you fucking pussy.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2009 10:41 AM

you're an idiot. labels don't pay for gear. that shit is expensive. when a promoter maxes out a club with a bunch of drunken douche bags who are there to climb on the stage with no regard for the bands equipment...well...they deserve a punch in the face. don't blame jay reatard for a problem that the promoter created.

Posted by aaron | July 15, 2009 11:28 AM

his gear is paid for because he's making bank. that dude is right. matador has his pedals covered.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2009 1:34 PM

LOL, faux punk prima donna... what is punk? Good luck defining that one, ass.

Posted by Anonymous | July 31, 2009 2:53 AM

Punk music is all shitty anyways. That's why only 20 people ever show up to these retarded little shows. Welcome to 2012, assholes.

Posted by God | June 3, 2012 4:36 PM

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