Posted in metal | music | pictures on March 24, 2010

words & photos by BBG, Off! photos by Brian Reilly

Steve Brooks of Torche is all smiles
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OK, guilty as charged. Though there were a zillion other incredible bands all rockin across Austin at that exact same moment, but I chose to see Torche a SECOND time at Beerland on 3/18 (the first was at the BV Day party). The party was called Kill Your Idols and its lineup proved to be much more eclectic, featuring various strains of punk (old school, indie, bratty, garage, post) amongst the lineup with bands like Off! (featuring Keith Morris of Circle Jerks, Mario of Earthless & others), Gun Outfit (80s Sonic Youth-y style post-punk currently on Post Present Medium, owned by Allen Spunt of No Age), Audacity (super bratty punk featuring Damian Edwards of Crystal Antlers), and Charlie & The Moonhearts (garage-y melodic punk).

Off! (by Brian Reilly)
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Hey All!

Keith Morris has a new band.......OFF! which is made up of Steve McDonald from REDD KROSS on bass, Dimitri Coats from the BURNING BRIDES on guitar, Mario Rubalcaba formerly of HOT SNAKES,CLIKITAT IKATOWI,ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT and currently in EARTHLESS on drums, & Keith on vocals.

Add OFF! to your friends & check out their upcoming shows @ SXSW in Austin,Texas!

Thanks!
Circle Jerks

I missed Off! at this show (Brian was there though), but caught them later at MWTX (pics for the latter still to come). Their short blasts of riffy 80s punk rock bliss were awesome. Hopefully this band is real, and not just a one off project. I arrived at the show in time to see Gun Outfit who featured some excellent song-writing but lacked in the live show department; I'd be curious to hear their full-length. Audacity were unhinged with energy -almost irritatingly so. Charlie & The Moonhearts struck a balance between the two with both fun stage energy and catchy songs. Torche, well they whipped the crowd into a frenzy.

More pics and some video of Torche performing "Tarpit Carnivore" (my favorite Torche jam) are below...

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Torche - "Tarpit Carnivore" at Beerland 3/18/10

Torche - "Tarpit Carnivore" at Beerland 3/18/10
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Comments (14)

Clikitat!

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2010 11:39 AM

owner of this club seems like a completely unlikable douche. not hugged enough as a child?

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2010 11:49 AM

He actually sounds like a reasonable, well-adjusted individual who expects a certain level of manners and decency from his patrons and was completely fed up with the level of self-importance he was clearly dealing with. kudos to him

Torche ROCKS

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2010 12:20 PM

After reading that sign, I like the owner. Good for him. The Google analytics line had me rolling.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2010 1:05 PM

Keith Morris and Steve McDonald are awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2010 1:14 PM

He's right, bloggers are not real writers.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2010 1:28 PM

Very good, photo. Thanks for sharing !

Posted by Jeux de fille | March 24, 2010 2:05 PM

HEAVY!!!! That video of Tarpit reminds me of Dudefest 2 years ago:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDaflR4xsik

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2010 2:22 PM

who is a real writer?

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2010 3:54 PM

who is torche's new drummer? (why the replacement?) and why are you still talking about sxsw?

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2010 4:17 PM

He sat in cause Torche's Drummer got hurt while playing with other band Shitstorm

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2010 5:38 PM

Oh Steve McDonald, will you ever not be doable?

Posted by Jane | March 24, 2010 10:26 PM

After reading that sign, I like the owner. Good for him. The Google analytics line had me rolling.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2010 1:05 PM


Amen brother. Must be lollapajoke dealing with all the self important kids walking around that fest with their attitudes of entitlement.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2010 1:02 AM

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