Posted in MP3 | metal | music | tour dates on June 11, 2010

by BBG

Unsane at Union Pool (more by Paul Birman)
Unsane

So far there have been a few contenders for my favorite show of 2010, but definitely on that short list was the return of the gods of NYC noise rock, Unsane, to Union Pool earlier this year (with a stellar supporting cast in Made Out of Babies, United Nations, and Dark Vibe).

Now I am pleased to announce that Unsane will return again, and this time the band will perform ALL of their landmark Am-Rep classic Scattered Smothered & Covered for one set, before returning to play a second set of material from their other releases. Supporting them will be none other than the Cleveland madmen Keelhaul (who played a BV show almost exactly a year before), Pigs (featuring Dave Curran of Unsane), and Disappearer. The whole shindig goes down at Santos Party House on August 5th (the day BEFORE Boris/Torche/Russian Circles at MHOW) . Tickets are on sale.

The NYC gig is one of eight shows where Unsane will perform the full album in August...

"We're really looking forward to the Unsane shows in August," Chris Spencer comments. "The idea of performing "Scattered, Smothered and Covered" in its entirety is something that I have wanted to do for a very long time. To do an album that I like that much from start to finish is going to be incredible. We've never done this before, and it's going to be both challenging and very exciting. The thought of being able to also do this at the AmRep anniversary show really kicks it up a notch!"
The AmRep anniversary show is August 27th at Grumpy's Bar in Minneapolis, MN. All dates (most of which Keelhaul is also playing), the NYC show flyer, video from Union Pool, and some classic Unsane videos are below...

Unsane

Unsane | NYC @ Union Pool | 12 Feb 2010

Unsane - "Scrape"

Unsane - "Alleged"

Unsane - "Against The Grain"

UNSANE - 2010 TOUR DATES
August 5 New York, NY Santos Party House (Keelhaul and Pigs support)
August 7 Baltimore, MD Otto Bar (Keelhaul supports)
August 22 Toronto, ON Sneaky Dee's (Today is the Day and Keelhaul support)
August 23 Akron, OH Backstage Concert Club (Today is the Day and Keelhaul support)
August 24 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle (Today is the Day and Keelhaul support)
August 26 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon (Today is the Day and Keelhaul support)
August 27 Minneapolis, MN Grumpy's Bar (* As part of Amphetamine Reptile Records' 25th Anniversary Art Show)

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Comments (12)

The Red Cross should set up a plasma donation area at the show, as Unsane is one of the few bands that I've seen play loud enough to make people bleed out of their ears.

Posted by Brian Farrelly | June 11, 2010 1:00 PM

"The common way we think about the nature of human mind is that it is either sane or insane. LSD hints to us that there is a... an area of the mind which could be called “unsane” – beyond sanity, and yet not insane. Think of a circle with a fine split in it - at one end is insanity, you go around the circle to sanity, and on the other end of the circle close to insanity, but not insanity, is “unsanity”. This is perhaps where all the superlative effects of humanity come from. Not only of art but of science. And it may be that we are... we could approach it by a thoughtful wise study of LSD." Lester Grinspoon, as spoken in the documentary "LSD: The Beyond Within." Have a conscious day.

Posted by Tumbleweed | June 11, 2010 1:04 PM

I played a show with Unsane in 2003 at Mac's in Lansing and they were so loud that one of the monitors burst into flames!

Posted by wingwalker77 | June 11, 2010 1:10 PM

I saw Unsane in 2003. Weakest show ever!

Posted by joel | June 11, 2010 1:17 PM

@1:17 You were about ten years too late.

I can't believe they didn't choose Total Destruction or the S/T for this show.

Posted by nsfw | June 11, 2010 1:46 PM

Good, they are not playing with Made Out of Babies this time. Silliest, stupidest shit I've ever seen (and heard).

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2010 2:08 PM

@2:08 Agreed.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2010 2:14 PM

Seen UNSANE and Cutthroats 9 many times. They should play Total Destruction.

Posted by greasesicle | June 11, 2010 3:04 PM

THIS IS WONDERFUL NEWS THAT I GET TO READ ABOUT ON MY I PHONE SURROUNDED BY ALL RACES OF PEOPLE ALSO ENGAGING THEIR DAYS FREE OF THE OPPRESSIVE HAND OF THE JESUS DRUG- DAVID SANDERSON

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2010 3:36 PM

PLEASE come to Austin

Posted by TXn | June 11, 2010 4:36 PM

unsane at union pool earlier this year was fucking great!

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2010 10:40 PM

They should do their first self titled album on Matador.

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2010 3:39 PM

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