Posted in metal | music | pictures on February 22, 2010

words by BBG, photos by Wilfredo Suarez

Tiger Flowers
Tiger Flowers

Twas a late night, but a successful one. Meek Is Murder intersected with the ongoing Tiger Flowers/March of Echoes tour, adding in Flourishing (mem-Wetnurse) and the great My America for a show at The Charleston on 2/19. I unfortunately had to skip out before Meek Is Murder played their set, but caught all of the stellar support....


Flourishing opened the show with their dissonant, experimental deathgrind featuring Garett Bussanick of Wetnurse. Although his guitar parts with Wetnurse arent exactly a walk-in-the-park, I had no idea of the unbelieveable prowess of Bussanick on guitar and was even more suprised at his awesome voice. Intense blasting grind from these local badasses. Look out for their debut EP A Momentary Sense of the Immediate World due out on The Path Less Traveled on 3/30 and also look for them to play the 1000 Knives/BrooklynVegan presentation of Javelina, Howl, and Sea of Bones on 3/25 at Cake Shop. Full tour dates are below.

The award for my favorite new discovery though goes to My America for their scorching rendition of Louisville punk ala Breather Resist. Conjuring up Am-Rep punk with hardcore, the band was heavy, tight, and just plain incredible. Hopefully these guys will gig more in the future.

Norway's March of Echoes followed, and although I am a sucker for the post-metal blueprint (see Cult of Luna, Mouth of The Architect, Neurosis, Rosetta, etc), I will admit that the band did not blow me away. There were some riffs that I found undeniable, and their volume was unmatched that night.

Tiger Flowers are still one of NYC's best kept secrets, but hopefully, the band made some more converts with their blistering, chaotic, and dissonant hardcore. Gone were the nerves that I saw at Union Pool, replaced with heaps of confidence and sheer brutality. Intense performance, and intensely enjoyable. Seem them for yourself when they support Blacklisted at Union Pool as part of a BV/1000 Knives production (tickets).

A few more pics and some videos from the show, as well as some tour dates, continue below....

Flourishing @ The Charleston

My America @ The Charleston

Tiger Flowers @ The Charleston

My America...

My America

March of Echoes...

March of Echoes

Tiger Flowers...

Tiger Flowers

Meek Is Murder...

Meek is Murder

Meek is Murder

Meek is Murder

Meek is Murder

Mar 18 2010 The Charleston Brooklyn, New York
Mar 25 2010 Cake Shop - EP Release Show! New York, New York
Apr 5 2010 Lit New York, New York



Comments (11)

maybe less of the shadow reducer in photoshop?

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2010 3:51 PM

Love these pics!

Posted by Anonymous | February 22, 2010 5:34 PM

cool pix. you could be a professional photog

Posted by richard avadon | February 22, 2010 8:44 PM

Nice picture. Thanks for sharing the videos of Tiger Flower performance. I enjoyed it very much. Keep it up the good work.

Posted by Rose | February 22, 2010 9:19 PM

these photographs are epic.

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2010 1:49 AM

These are great pics.Go suck one 3:51

Posted by Anonymous | February 23, 2010 9:35 AM

there are only 9 photos here...uh, what.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 11:02 PM

Love the video of My America @ The Charleston - I think I actually attented this concert, but somehow I can't remember the evening that well. Pic Number 3 is also great, what is he searching on the ground :-)?

Posted by Reisegutscheine | August 15, 2010 2:30 PM

Tiger Flowers rock, this was one of the best concerts I have seen from them

Posted by schmuck ratgeber | December 23, 2010 6:26 AM

Oh, and what about those question marks on Sunday's text in the concert poster below? No, that isn't saving a spot for a Smiths reunion or U2 debut on the Coachella stage, it's the way that Yorke presents himself as a solo star, the marquee at his Orpheum concert had the same punctuational flourish.

Posted by منتديات | January 12, 2011 2:19 PM

This lineup happens to be very good. Pavement and Deerhunter are playing on the same day. It doesn't get much better than that.Anyone who wonders why LCD Soundsystem has the second billing has obviously not seen them live. They are probably the best band i've ever seen at a festival (Lollapalooza 2007).

Posted by لاين سبورت | January 13, 2011 10:43 AM

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