Posted in metal | music | pictures on May 28, 2010

by BBG

P.L.F. at Bushwick Bikes
P.L.F.

Buskwick Bikes was ablaze, as Czech grind badasses Gride and Gulf Coast terrorizers P.L.F. played the sticky-hot store on Tuesday (5/25) with support from Powercup and Unmen. Gride and P.L.F. were coming to the end of a tour together that terminated at the Maryland Deathfest Pre-Party (with Iron Lung, Birdflesh, General Surgery, and many notable others).

Unmen kicked the show off with a bang. The New Jersey band's style of grind had a few decent riffs and plenty of energy to boot. Canadian grind duo Powercup followed and impressed me much less despite their humor/dedication to home repair. "Thanks guys, this one's called 'From Enslavement to Renovation'"

Gride was my main attraction, and the Czech grind combo did not disappoint, despite a close to fully-naked man in the pit (johnson-a-flappin) and another that slammed into the bassist, almost causing a premature end to the show. (The bass player muttered something in broken English, handed his instrument to the overeager dancer and gestured, "here, you do it"). Gride's recorded material whizzes by at an incredible pace, but in the live setting those songs go waaay into the red - blasting away at a seemingly impossible rate. Brutality is an understatement.

Pretty Little Flower headlined the evening and impressed as well; the "Gulf Coast Hardcore" duo toils in a thrashier brand of grind that clearly was well-executed and fun. Whereas Gride were lightning fast and precise with their riffage, P.L.F. valued the bigger tones in addition to their intense blasts (drummer Frank served time in the now much-revered Insect Warfare). Newly converted fan, I am.

A few pics from the show and a pair of (somewhat blown-out) videos are below...

Gride

Gride

Unmen

Unmen

Powercup

Powercup

Gride

Gride

Gride

Gride

Gride

Gride

P.L.F.

P.L.F.

P.L.F.

P.L.F.

P.L.F.

P.L.F.

P.L.F.

Gride at Bushwick Bikes 5/25/10

P.L.F. at Buskwick Bikes 5/25/10

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Comments (10)

Jewish guys have huge cocks.

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2010 10:05 AM

The leader singer of Gride is a fucking giant. Dude is like 6'6"

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2010 10:42 AM

Glad I didn't need to buy a reflector for my bike that day. What a rude awakening that would be.

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2010 11:13 AM

A Marshall amp is a great addition to ANY Bike shop.

In other bike news (link) NY Post last weekend proclaimed the Williamsbug Bridge as, "the hipster highway of horrors"

Posted by hipster highway of horrors | May 28, 2010 12:31 PM

I can smell the B.O. just looking at that lead picture. Being crust punk is so 1990.

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2010 12:32 PM

He who boasts, lies about his wee wee.

Posted by pejorative goy | May 28, 2010 10:14 PM

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR Bed bugs.

Posted by Anonymous | May 28, 2010 10:17 PM

That guy holding the 40 oz. looks like he has jaundice.

Posted by LKJ | June 2, 2010 5:49 PM

the kid who hit the bass player in gride was my friend, and he was not an overeager fan, people from the pit were shoving him into band. i think its kinda silly to think someone would actually purposfully throw themselves at the band out of excitement.

Posted by objective truth | June 9, 2010 3:28 PM

Coupla things.

First, gutter punks are just the worst. Yeah, you're broke. So broke you always manage to have plenty of money for booze, tats and drugs.

Second, those videos above... incomprehensible noise. Absolutely useless.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2013 3:02 PM

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