Posted in music | pictures on May 11, 2009

photos by Ryan Muir, words By Black Bubblegum

Frodus

Cymbals smashed with an Epiphone Crestwood. Airborne pizza slices. That vein in your neck that bulges from screaming. Somersaults. An open microphone for the audience to scream out vocals, gang style. These were all present at Frodus's lone NYC date at Death By Audio on Sunday (May 11th), one of a trio for the band over the weekend.

Did I mention the songs? Vocalist/guitarist Shelby Cinca writhed around on the stage floor, banging out faves like "Lights On For Safety", "The Awesome Machine", and "Explosions" (full setlist below). Jason Hamacher (drums), channeling Dale Crover, seemed more energized than ever as his gloved hands bashed the shit out of the Frodus logo'd drumkit. Jason, you may want to have those drum heads checked out.

The madness continues in June, but without bassist Liam Wilson of Dillinger Escape Plan, as former Decahedron bassist Jake Brown will join them on their previously announced dates in June. Full tour dates are also below.

The slowly fading Die Hard obsessives (thats a guess) Nakatomi Plaza played right before Frodus. They hammered out an energetic set of Dischord influenced post-hardcore/punk which provided a great intro for the similarly influenced Frodus. I spoke with guitarist/vocalist Oscar after his set,and he assured me that the trio would play a few more local shows before they go kaput. Whoop it up at those dates NYC.... Yippee-kai-yay motherfucker!

Himalaya and Limbs opened the affair, though unfortunately I missed both due to a certain triple bill of metallic awesomeness at Music Hall of Williamsburg (more on that later). More Frodus pics and tour dates are below...

Himalaya...

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Nakatomi Plaza...

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FRODUS - 2009 TOUR DATES
6/18/09 - Redlight Redlight Orlando, FL
6/19/09 - Common Grounds Gainesville, FL
6/20/09 - Black Cat Washington, DC

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Comments (13)

Off topic, but did anyone hit up the Defiance, Ohio gig at DBA?

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2009 3:52 PM

These photos are absolutely incredible Ryan! DBA never looked so good and that B&W one of the drummer and bass player fourth from the bottom is downright framable!

Posted by blackhat | May 11, 2009 5:12 PM

this show was amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2009 5:19 PM

Tharrrr he blows!

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2009 5:33 PM

This show was nucking futs!!! Nice shots.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2009 5:36 PM

Liam Wilson of Dillinger Escape Plan on the bass! fuck yes!

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2009 1:04 AM

nice fucking green matamp

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2009 4:28 AM

whoever missed Limbs and Himalaya missed great sets. they were new to me before that night and I left a very big fan of both

Posted by abominablesnowburns | May 12, 2009 10:33 AM

Here are some photos from the Philly show if anyone went:
http://www.phrequency.com/blog/Frodus.html

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2009 10:26 AM

That was killer. Wish I hadn't missed Himalaya. Limbs could not have been more different than that Frodus sound yet were really goddamned rad.

Posted by anonymouse | May 14, 2009 12:42 PM

nakitomi is a very underrated band.

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2009 9:06 AM

i like your post.. thanks!

Posted by Blue Eyes | June 28, 2009 8:09 PM

Hello very interesting, great photos !!!

Posted by Online Pharmacy | October 30, 2009 12:59 PM

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