Posted in To Do | music | tour dates on October 17, 2009

by Bill Pearis

Male Bonding

New Sub Pop signees Male Bonding are in from London for a string of New York shows, starting tonight (10/17) where they'll play with No Age, Soft Circle and Hot Box at a Todd P-related venue that, for now, is being called Above the Auto Parts Store. (Details on that at the bottom of this post.) Who are Male Bonding? Here's what Sub Pop says:

Made up of Robin Silas Christian (drums), John Arthur Webb (guitar & vocals) and Kevin Hendrick (bass and vocals), and rising from a flourishing DIY scene in their adopted hometown of Dalston, London, Male Bonding became a very real thing in May, 2008, with their first show, at an insane house party called "RAGE!" Male Bonding was born raging and it's been non-stop ever since. That party evolved in to a split 7" release with PENS on Male Bonding's own label Paradise Vendors Inc. (which sold out in a week). To date, Male Bonding has dispatched seven releases including a Flipper tribute 7" (on Domino Records) alongside PPM Allstars, Lovvers and Ponytail. The band has toured the UK with Brooklyn's Vivian Girls and played shows with Lovvers, HEALTH, Fucked Up, Graffiti Island, Mika Miko, These are Powers, NISENNENMONDAI, Magik Markers, and Finally Punk among others. We are excited by, about and for Male Bonding. You should be too.
Apart from tonight's show, the rest of Male Bonding's shows will fall during CMJ, playing six shows, finishing with the official Sub Pop/Hardly Art showcase on Friday (10/24) that also features Obits, Pissed Jeans, Golden Triangle, Duchess & the Duke, Moondoggies, Dum Dum Girls and Unnatural Helpers. All Male Bonding dates are at the bottom of this post.

As for that Above the Auto Parts Store venue, here's what Todd P's website says:

ABOVE THE AUTO PARTS STORE is a rad Brooklyn raw loft space, it's heated & has a stage & we're renting a monster sound system for the night! Entrance is via an awesome ramp all the way to the 2nd floor, & the bands play in front of a wall of windows looking out onto the streets of Brooklyn!

====| SATURDAY 10/17 @ ABOVE THE AUTO PARTS STORE |====
:: NO AGE
:::: Male Bonding
:::::: Soft Circle
:::::::: Hot Box --- x the Good Good

| ABOVE THE AUTO PARTS STORE |
600 Bushwick Ave @ Jefferson St | Bushwick, Brooklyn
JMZ-Myrtle/Broadway, L-Jefferson | 8pm | $12 | all ages

All dates for Male Bonding, plus video, below.

Male Bonding - "Pumpkin"

Male Bonding - 2009 NYC Dates
Oct 17 w/ NO AGE & SOFT CIRCLE - ABOVE THE AUTO PARTS STORE
Oct 20 Cake Shop w/ Best Coast/The Moi Non Plus/zZz/Surf City/Blondes/Hospital Bombers
Oct 21 All ages show! at Silent Barn w/GERMAN MEASLES/UNNATURAL HELPERS/UZI RASH
Oct 22 Windish showcase at Pianos
Oct 22 NME show at Delancey
Oct 23 FYF/Video Thing @ Cake Shop
Oct 24 SUB POP showcase at The Mercury Lounge

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Comments (16)

PRE was way better

Posted by Anonymous | October 17, 2009 2:05 PM

Is Above the Auto Parts Store just down the street from Market Hotel?

Posted by Anonymous | October 17, 2009 2:07 PM

yes, its in the blue brick building above Napa.

Posted by Anonymous | October 17, 2009 2:36 PM

is there a place for me to chain my fixie?

Posted by Anonymous | October 17, 2009 2:50 PM

the line is going down bushwick ave. and up myrtle already...

Posted by Anonymous | October 17, 2009 5:25 PM

Anyone know set times?

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Posted by lv | October 17, 2009 9:38 PM

what time did the cops come?

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2009 12:38 AM

cops showed up around 10:30. however after a massive headache and some quick thinking they moved the show to this new DIY art space called Infront of the Gas Station and it was amazing

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2009 2:53 AM

these guys were pretty good. check out one of the upcoming shows. btw last night's brooklyn No Age show was 1000% more fun than the manhattan one.

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2009 4:17 PM

No Age completely excellent and crazy set. Its always a plus when the show ends because someone is bleeding on stage.

Male Bonding, on the other hand, was kind of a yawn. I was actually more impressive with Soft Circle, the second band, who had this really excellent ambient kraut-noise thing going.

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2009 4:41 PM

it didn't end then! they came back and played an encore after the girl with the scratch got some ice

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