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

words by BBG, photos by Samantha Marble

"Just drove three hours to get to Brooklyn in time to watch a forty minute set. Now were driving back. Floor was amazing #worthit" - MarkFMichael

Floor at Europa
Floor

Though a shade under a sell-out crowd, Europa was packed with grins on June 26th for one of only two East Coast reunion shows for stoner/doom greats Floor. There was a good bit of people who came into town specifically for the show, as Steve Brooks remarked on stage and in between bouts of crowd-surfing. ("I see a lot of friendly faces from far far away").

Support for Floor came from a trio of misanthropes: the incredible Unearthly Trance, Javelina and Hot Graves. Florida's Hot Graves specialize in a particularly playful (due to great on-stage banter) blackened thrash with heavy nods to Celtic Frost and Bathory. Meanwhile, Javelina killed the crowd with their sludge-punk sprinkled with killer dual-leads. I cornered one of the band members after the show, who said that they are three songs into a new LP. More on that soon.

Unearthly Trance directly supported Floor, which was somewhat appropro considering that bassist Jay Newman booked their last NYC show many years ago. Their set was peppered with tracks from the forthcoming V, and killed the crowd with spot-on stops and massive riffs. V is currently on pre-order via Relapse, but the band recently dropped a new split with The Endless Blockade on Chrome Peeler. Order a copy.

Unearthly Trance was recently added (along with Natur) as support for High On Fire at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets are still available for the July 27th show.

Currently, Floor has only one tour date on the calendar. They will re-emerge on August 3rd of this year to play Gainesville for the second time in a year.

Tons of pics and a video from Europa are below...

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Hot Graves

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Javelina

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Unearthly Trance

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Floor

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Floor - "Scimitar" @ Europa - Brooklyn 6/26/10

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Comments (9)

Great show, me and my friends had a blast. Thx BBG!

Posted by JT | June 28, 2010 6:08 PM

Floor, along with Load, is one of the best bands to come out of 90's Florida. Seeing this show reminded me why dude had to form Torche. Early Floor was my preference with super heavy sludge. If there were any vocals they were super reverbed and background. Then the vocal element became more pronounced and it started going rock band. And now dude likes to pump his guitar like a penis extension and stick his tounge out. This was a super good vibe show. I just have a preference to down tuned sludge as opposed to, verging on, standard issue rock styles.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 7:24 PM

First time I actually saw Floor play. Considering they rocked my living room from 93-98, they always played with a smoke machine. Was excellent.

Posted by Big J | June 28, 2010 7:57 PM

this was a GREAT show. fuckin' everyone in the crowd sang along with EVERY song.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2010 9:15 PM

Fantastic show. Great to finally get a chance to see Floor, but every band on the bill was in top form.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2010 8:55 AM

great show! floor destroyed!

Posted by R | June 29, 2010 10:10 AM

Floor is not playing that August 3rd show in Gainesville. The show that night is on the floor instead of the stage. That's what "On the Floor" means on the Common Grounds page. Believe me, I WISH Floor was playing there that often!

Posted by Jana Miller | June 30, 2010 1:35 PM

that show was rad, but y'all NYC folk are too damn tame. i mean, this was fuckin' FLOOR coming to play for you, and no one wanted to party down with some good friendly violent fun. at least Spinach was there (and that one bald jock guy) for some rowdiness. AMAZING show tho, guest appearances and all. it was an honor.

Posted by Myk | July 2, 2010 9:25 PM

Great show, me and my friends had a blast!

Posted by boots | September 6, 2011 4:56 AM

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