Posted in metal | music | pictures on August 5, 2009

words by Black Bubblegum, photos by Justina Villanueva

Keelhaul
Keelhaul

"...I am a huge fan. Keelhaul is a very esoteric band, and an only sporadically active one at that. But still, more people should know them. This is because they are simply outstanding at playing rock & roll. The show of theirs I caught last December--a warm-up for the recording of their latest album, Keelhaul's Triumphant Return to Obscurity (two tracks stream here), which comes out August 18 on Hydra Head--was solid, but this was much better. They'd been on the road for a few days, and their performance had that bullish energy that can only come from consecutive gigs..."
[Hank Shteamer of STATS]
The BV-BBG Show No Mercy event was a success, thanks in part to killer performances by Keelhaul, Minsk, Unearthly Trance, Defeatist, and STATS, but mostly due the people who made it out on a Sunday night! Thanks to everyone who was involved, especially the guys in Keelhaul who were stuck in the car for eight hours just before arriving/setting Public Assembly ablaze.

The next TWO Show No Mercy events are already mapped out! September will showcase the first EVER show for GNAW featuring Alan Dubin of Khanate (we profiled them here), as well as a solo Mick Barr, and Castevet with one more TBA. As discussed, the October edition will take place at Market Hotel and will feature Mt Eerie, Liturgy, and the recently added Malkuth.

More pictures from Sunday below...

STATS...

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Defeatist...

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Unearthly Trance....

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Minsk...

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Keelhaul...

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Pictures from Friday's Repulsion show HERE.

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Comments (22)

Show No Mercy continues its streak of not booking a single worthwhile show.

Eclectic lineups only work when the bands are good. One good band and a bunch of random garbage doesn't make an interesting bill.

Stop giving Liturgy shows.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2009 3:58 PM

Who is the good band and who is the random garbage?

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2009 4:07 PM

is the band with crew-cut jerry garcia good?

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2009 4:19 PM

on this show? Defeatist. Keelhaul would be tolerable if they didn't have vocals. fuck the rest.

all the shows seem to follow the same idea of adding a bunch of shitty fake/trendy black metal/sludgy bands for all the dumb hipsters to go drink to.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2009 4:20 PM

you're a fucking moron. grow up and stop being such a dick. is metal only for idiots?

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2009 4:24 PM

maybe we should all stay home fucking our dogs and listening to shitty grindcore. loser.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2009 4:36 PM

or just go to shows that aren't sponsored by pitchfork once and awhile

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2009 4:54 PM

the show was not sponsored by pitchfork.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2009 5:18 PM

"or just go to shows that aren't sponsored by pitchfork once and awhile"

Who exactly are you talking to? Show No Mercy happens once a month. And it happens to NOT be "sponsored by Pitchfork". You are a moron.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2009 5:19 PM

anonymous jealous promoter is back!

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2009 5:20 PM

last i checked, "show no mercy" is put on by the clueless retard who writes for pitchfork. brandon whatever.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2009 5:25 PM

So wait... because Brandon writes for Pitchfork, does that automatically mean that it is sponsored by Pitchfork? Does that mean that your comments are sponsored by McDonalds?

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2009 5:34 PM

much love and respect to Keelhaul. saw them perform many years ago and they slayed. i still see they're selling their "air jordans for pitbull" classified ad t-shirts.

ps- brandon stosuy and pitchfork can eat a big fat dick.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2009 5:58 PM

when he uses the name of his column for pitchfork as the name of his shows, yeah. though maybe even pitchfork aren't dumb enough to support shows with black anvil.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2009 6:00 PM

I don't care how socially acceptable it has become and what an elderly fuddy duddy this makes me, but anonymous shit talking is still a cowardly act. It just is.
The show was fun. Met Brandon and he was interesting and enthusiastic.
The notion of someone's character being determined by the bands they like is not wicked smart.

And there was free stuff at the door.

Posted by Zachary | August 5, 2009 6:11 PM

i remember waking up at 9am a couple of decembers ago in ATL and STATS was sleeping in my living room. we went shopping and got some food. then i went to the show that night and they slayed. also, we watched some Richard Gere movie on VHS. Unfaithful i believe.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2009 6:42 PM

the guy in the center of that crowd shot is the noisecreep and buzzgrinder dude, i think.

Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2009 7:27 PM

come on.. UT trendy black sludge??? last time i checked they started in 2000. wayyyy before this gravy train came into town.

show was a good time. even drinking free colt45s listening to mob deep in the other room during some down time.

Posted by r | August 5, 2009 10:29 PM

mobb deep beer and metal sounds good to me.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2009 11:47 PM

iNMaTes!

Posted by cleveland! | August 6, 2009 9:25 AM

Speed

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2009 9:31 AM

Mobb Deep and Colt 45 beats the shit out of any the stuff listed above, any day. It's like mixin' vodka and milk...

Posted by Anonymous | August 6, 2009 10:16 AM

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