Posted in music | pictures on January 30, 2009

photos by Justina Villanueva

Amebix
Amebix

Mercifully, singer/bassist Rob "the Baron" Miller and guitarist Stig didn't look the least bit punk - just two skinny, older, well-preserved British guys with long hair, dudes you might see poking around the sci-fi section of a used book store or teaching high school physics.

But they delivered utterly, playing deceptively simple songs about the apocalypse and what comes next, powered with precision tooled fury by drummer Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour). Mayorga made everything pulse, roll and move while the Baron was still doing his best Lemmy vocal impression.

It reminded you that Amebix wasn't just a punk band, but was strongly in the tradition of such heavy British psychedelic rockers as Hawkwind and could match Joy Division mopey vision for mopey vision.

Punks wandered in from as far away as Denver and Minneapolis for this show; locals who usually look angry at everything that moves were sporting massive smiles. The sound of the end times will do that. [Austin 360]

That review comes from the show Amebix played in Austin the other day. Last night (1/29) was their sold out show at Bowery Ballroom with Kylesa and Thought Crime. All you need to do is look at the rest of the pictures (below) to know it must have also been a good time (kicking myself for not going)...

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Kylesa also played a show at the Charleston one night earlier, and is now on tour.

Amebix plays a couple more shows on this reunion tour.

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Comments (13)

wish there was more pics -- one of the best shows i've seen in a while

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2009 1:48 PM

There's your precious crowd pics now shut up already peeeps.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2009 1:58 PM

who cares

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2009 2:13 PM

2 white t shirts at the whole show. Cheers to diversity.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2009 3:00 PM

sweet pics

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2009 3:29 PM

nice photos which must have been taken under rough conditions.

Posted by Anonymous | January 30, 2009 11:33 PM

needs more javier!

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2009 3:02 AM

B&W FTL

Posted by Anonymous | January 31, 2009 3:46 AM

javier!

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2009 1:13 AM

WE WANT THE HARVENATOR!!!! GRRRAAAAGGGGHH!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2009 6:53 PM

apparently you got there to late to see the first band, atakke.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2009 4:59 PM

The Amebix are quite clearly the Spinal Tap of punk rock

Posted by whatdafugdoiknow | June 14, 2009 1:10 PM

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