Posted in metal | music | pictures on February 15, 2010

words by BBG, photos by Paul Birman

Unsane are KILLING it dead. -[MetalSucks]

Made Out Of Babies rrrarrrr!!! Julie rockin' amazing Blade Runner makeup - [terryhope]

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Unsane played their first show in two years to a packed packed packed Union Pool with Made Out of Babies, United Nations and Dark Vibe on 2/12 (a BV/Osiris production). Besides a few bumps and bruises, blown eardrums, a chunk of eyebrow missing (sorry Julie Christmas), and the fact that some folks couldn't get in, the show was a huge success.

If you have never seen Unsane, these NYC noise rock legends are an absolute MUST SEE. Chris's jangly guitars cut through the mix like a razor blade while Vinny's big drums and Dave's distorted bass punch up the low end. To me, this band should be mentioned in the same breath as pioneers like The Jesus Lizard, Shellac, Helmet, and others... their live show is just pummeling! Essential.

Made Out of Babies were destructive as usual - with their instruments and to themselves. Part way through one of the bands' songs, Julie Christmas cut her eyebrow (presambly in her flailing around) and was GUSHING blood (the squeamish shouldn't look at the pics below). The band are currently working on new material and opened with one massive new jam devised in the past week.

My main beef with United Nations is that although I enjoy the individual projects of it's members in varying degrees (Converge, Thursday, HopeCon, Acid Tiger), I wish United Nations were a full-time endeavor. Incredible live show! UN is a must see, just wish it happened more often!

Bear in Heaven side project Dark Vibe opened the show. More pictures, setlists and videos below...

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Unsane | NYC @ Union Pool | 12 Feb 2010

Made Out Of Babies - How To Get Bigger | NYC @ Union Pool | 12 Feb 2010

United Nations | NYC @ Union Pool | 12 Feb 2010

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Comments (21)

cant fucking beat the UNSANE

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2010 4:28 PM

killer show. UN-FUCKING SANE!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2010 4:37 PM

That black tele is BAD ASS!!

Posted by A G | February 15, 2010 4:40 PM

Paul, Awesome photos!

Posted by Brian Reilly | February 15, 2010 4:47 PM

agreed on putting unsane up with helmet and melvins and the cows...maybe not the lizard...but i agree.

SCRAPE!

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2010 5:58 PM

fucking fantastic show!

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2010 6:16 PM

Best show this year SO FAR

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2010 8:09 PM

Awesome photos

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2010 8:37 PM

great pics. kick-ass show.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2010 9:54 PM

julie christmas is hot

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2010 10:08 PM

fuck yea she is!

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2010 11:13 PM

TOO BAD THERE WEREN"T MORE PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ACTION IN THE MOSHING PIT AREA BECAUSE DAVID SANDERSON WAS REALLY IN THERE HOLDING HIS OWN.

Posted by Anonymous | February 15, 2010 11:52 PM

yeah cool..pit..that's what we want to see..pit pix..awesome..mosh it up..

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 12:31 AM

Was David just high-kicking or was he thrashing?

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 12:56 PM

david is gay

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 1:43 PM

Was David Sanderson wearing a tutu while moshing? That's what I'd expect from that guy.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 1:45 PM

wow. all these commenta about me are really great.

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 2:06 PM

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLLLLLLLLLL \m/

Posted by Anonymous | February 16, 2010 2:09 PM

Ummm....an original Burned Up, Bled Dry shirt?

That's a fucking deep cut if I ever saw one.

Posted by teh past | February 16, 2010 4:09 PM

Wow from one of the greatest bands in modern history to one of the worst female singers ever..all in the same night.

Posted by Anonymous | February 17, 2010 8:08 AM

^^^^IDIOT^^^^^

Julie has an amazing voice..go listen to Tegan and Sarah..fuckface

Posted by Anonymous | February 21, 2010 6:50 PM

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