photos by Jason Walker, words by Black Bubblegum
Call me greedy, but when I recently posted the Show No Mercy/BV-BBG lineup of Keelhaul, Minsk, and STATS, followed by that lonely "+1 TBA"... I got a little sad. Why just one? Luckily, Brandon Stosuy & I (we came up with the lineup together) were on the same page, so that +1 TBA is now +2, AND we are proud to announce the addition of Unearthly Trance and Defeatist to the August 2nd lineup at Public Assembly!
Defeatist, which contains members of the much lamented Anodyne (with Mike Hill of Tombs), recently dropped Sharp Blade Sinks Deep Into Dull Minds on Willowtip. The LP is actually a compilation of previously released EPs and splits that will have to sate us while we await the arrival of Sixth Extinction, featuring 19 new tracks recorded by Colin Marston. The band is scheduled to take on the destructive Texas duo of Mammoth Grinder (who we profiled here) and Hatred Surge (who I loved at SXSW) on July 17th at The Charleston.
Unearthly Trance recently played the BV-BBG bash at Europa, and are scheduled to take on Lit Lounge on Monday (7/13) with the mighty Harpoon, one of two dates for Harpoon (they headline The Charleston on 7/14). Full Unearthly Trance & Harpoon dates are below.
In possibly related news, Pollution, a band that may or may not contain members of Unearthly Trance and/or Villains, has been added to the kick-ass Harvey Milk/Torche shindig at Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 26. Tickets are still available. The band is also scheduled to play Don Pedro's on Saturday (7/11) with The Choke and Bukkake Boys. Pollution dropped the nasty.DNA cassette, which will reportedly surface on LP via Feast of Tentacles. Check out "Tiny Black Burns" from that release above. Feast of Tentacles is responsible for the recent 2LP of another fave, Cough.
More pics and some thoughts on Unearthly Trance, Cough, Howl, Javelina, Doomriders, Sourvein, and Clouds at the BV-BBG at Europa on 6/14, as well as tour dates for Pollution and Harpoon are below....
The latter portion (here are some pics of the earlier) of the BV-BBG showcase at Europa on 6/14 closed up the evening with some fantastic performances by Doomriders, Sourvein, Clouds, Unearthly Trance, and Javelina. Though timing issues prevailed, manuevering between stages was simple and I managed to watch at least half of every band on the bill. Some highlights from that second half:
- Unearthly Trance and Sourvein ordering beers from the first floor "stage" (pics below)
- Sourvein blowing their bass amp and being generally drunk and crazy.
- Nate Newton (Doomriders): "That band downstairs is heeeeeavy" (Referring to Sourvein, who were sans bass by then)
- Clouds and Doomriders for being generally fun and energetic
The rest of thee pics from this show are HERE.
POLLUTION - 2009 TOUR DATES
Jul 11 2009 don pedros Brooklyn, New York*
Jul 26 2009 Williamsburg Music Hall Brooklyn, New York**
Aug 15 2009 TBA Brooklyn, New York***
* w/ bukkake boys, the choke
** w/ Harvey Milk, Torche
*** w/ Daily Void, School Jerks
HARPOON - 2009 TOUR DATES
Jul 10 2009 House Cafe Dekalb, Illinois*
Jul 12 2009 O'Brien's Boston, Massachusetts**
Jul 13 2009 Lit Lounge New York, New York***
Jul 14 2009 The Charleston Brooklyn, New York^
Jul 15 2009 The Smiling Moose Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania^^
Jul 16 2009 Now That's Class Cleveland, Ohio^^^
Jul 17 2009 DudeFest After-Party @ Zanies Too Indianapolis, Indiana%
Aug 1 2009 The Mutiny Chicago, Illinois%%
* w/ Sunn O))) & Eagle Twin
** w/ To The Wolves, In The Shit, & Mast
*** w/ Unearthly Trance & Casket Architects
^ w/ We Are All Savages, Hunter/Gatherer, & 1 More TBA
^^ w/ Microwaves, The Human Quena Orchestra, & 1 More tba
^^^ w/ Total Abuse
% w/ 7000 Dying Rats, Lair of the Minotaur & Christ Beheaded
%% w/ Lord Mantis & Czar