Posted in music | pictures on November 10, 2009

by BBG

Mind Eraser is PISSED.
Mind Eraser

Seattle's Iron Lung swung by Cake Shop on 11/8 to put the finishing touches on a tour that included dates at The Fest 8 in Florida (not to be confused with Festival 8 in California) a few weeks prior, and Fucked Up's Fucked Up Weekend 2009 with fellow Cake Shop performers Mind Eraser and Nomos (other FU performers included Cro-Mags (jam), Burning Love, Career Suicide, and even Metric). Pittsburgh's Brain Handle also came in to batter the Sunday matinee at Cake Shop that was part of Hardcore Gig Volume's on going series.

I missed Nomos completely, but caught all of Brain Handle, and though the vocalist was beyond wasted and spent literally half of his time either toppling monitors, stumbling or just plain on the floor, great performance from this quintet. Well executed old school 80s style hardcore with a special appearance from Jesse Gasface on vox for one song.

If there was ever a good thing about the whole Chuck Biscuits debacle, is it got me listening to Black Flag again. Mind Eraser's vocalist reminded me of (what was great about) Henry Rollins in Black Flag with his frumpled brow and searing intensity. As usual, Mind Eraser juggled between grind, sludge and hardcore, punishing the crowd with another excellent set. These Boston boys are a definite must see.

Powerviolence duo Iron Lung finished Cake Shop off in fine form, pummeling the early crowd with their incredible thundering down-tuned riffs and 1000 MPH blasts. Between song banter fell somewhere between joking crowd insults, and discussion about the past tour. It was my first time seeing Iron Lung, and as a fan of Sexless/No Sex, and it was good to see that LP as well as new material (!) represented. Look for Iron Lung's new one sided 7", Exposed, which the band did not have on hand at the show (but I did score a Pig Heart Transplant cassette).

More Iron Lung, Mind Eraser, and Brain Handle pics are below...

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Comments (18)

Iron Lung & Mind Eraser are definitely two of the most intense live bands around!

Great post. Keep up the good work.

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2009 4:08 PM

i like that gasface gets bolded.

Posted by buu | November 10, 2009 4:11 PM

Mind Eraser are a bunch of babies. At the Death By Audio show with Iron Age they stopped playing because the crowd was "too violent". They walked off stage mid-set. I guess they are more of a beard and flannel kind of crowd.

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2009 4:28 PM

what happend to iron lung from scissorfight?

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2009 5:25 PM

now that look on that dudes face says it all.

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2009 5:30 PM

4:28-sounds like Mind Eraser are a bunch of babies by walking off stage. they should have appreciated the violence and fed off it. more violence and intensity the better. they probably should hang out with the bearded and flannel wearing indie peeps originally from the midwest. they should get along famously.

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2009 5:37 PM

Mind Eraser and Iron Lung were INSANE!!!!!!! @ Dude Fest in Indiana last summer.

The pits during Mind Eraser: faster than the Indy 500.

Posted by Chicago Carm | November 10, 2009 7:31 PM

tons of chicks at this show

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2009 8:20 PM

Mind Eraser refused to shoot up baby crap on stage and give each other tattoos while bumping heads like violent rockers. Thanks 5:37 PM for keeping the gene pool alive with those fabulous east coast testosterone filled reptile brains.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2009 3:08 AM

how come everyone acts like they just heard iron lung? they've been around since like 2000 or 2001. whats with the sudden love for "powerviolence" and ugly music in general? where were you all 10 years ago?

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2009 8:54 AM

POWERVIOLENCE!!! that's hilarious!

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2009 10:08 AM

They did have the Exposed 7" on hand. I took a copy home.

Mind Eraser needs a second guitarist live.

Posted by Anonymous | November 11, 2009 10:47 AM

This is a great post, keep up the great coverage of matinee shows. If you look closely at a couple of the photos you'll see me in the background filming. Mind Eraser RULES!!!

Posted by Stefan Sonic | November 11, 2009 5:13 PM

Who won the mean face a thon off?? Tuff call.

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2009 2:34 AM

who's that faggot in the drunkdriver tshirt!?

Posted by Anonymous | November 12, 2009 2:57 PM

nice photos. iron lung is the best shit. so intense.

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2009 12:13 PM

8:54 is right! what's with the sudden "powerviolence" love? it's just fast hardcore you fags!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 27, 2009 8:00 PM

Yo...
I'm the faggot in the Drunkdriver shirt.
At least I'm handsome enough to be photographed.
Faggot.

Posted by diet333 | January 13, 2013 12:10 AM

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