Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on July 26, 2010

words by Kim Kelly, photos by Samantha Marble

The Body

The Body

Now that it's opened its doors and begun to regularly unleash a formidably awesome show schedule unto the unwashed masses, the Acheron may very well be one of Brooklyn's coolest new venues. Last Thursday, the Bushwick practice space-turned-DIY stronghold hosted a wicked lineup that brought locals Curandera, Bad Dream, and Atakke together with Providence's heaviest export, The Body.

Curandera started things off to a crawl with their black'n'white (fast'n'slow) grinding sludge violence, as Justin Ennis (also of NYC black metal horde Mutilation Rites) pounded his drums like they owed him money [ED: the band also features Monty of the much lamented ASRA]. Bad Dream came floating straight out of 1975 with their hypnotic, psych-tinged doom (think Pentagram with two clean-cut dudes on bass/guitar, a killer female drummer, and lots of delay). It may be 2010, but this power trio sure hasn't noticed! Thrash/death ragers Atakke brought the energy levels up about a billion percent, whipping up a perfect storm of headbanging, moshing, beer-soaked fury overseen and egged on by formidable frontwoman Chloe Puke (who recently got back from a touring adventure with me & some sweet bands - part 1 and part 2).

I'd personally never had the pleasure of seeing The Body before, so was stoked to join them as they kicked off an extensive US tour tonight. The burly two-man wrecking crew hauled out a collection of mammoth doom riffs from their new album (the viciously excellent All the Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood, out now on At A Loss), sweating buckets all the while. The Acheron rules, but god DAMN does it get hot in there! The Body's drummer Lee looked about ready to sweat his beard off, but plowed through their set with manic determination anyway. After laying down almost forty minutes of unsettlingly heavy, desolate, feedback-worshipping doom, the two men looked about ready to escape the heat - but were persuaded by the rabid heshers down the front to sit back down and bang out an encore (which totally ruled!).

Check out the rest of their tour dates below, look for them in NYC again on September 16th (more details on the way!), and go buy their goddamn record...

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Curandera....

Curandera

Curandera

Curandera

Curandera

Curandera

Curandera

Bad Dream

Bad Dream

Bad Dream

Bad Dream

Bad Dream

Bad Dream

Bad Dream

Atakke

Atakke

Atakke

Atakke

Atakke

Atakke

Atakke

Atakke

Atakke

Atakke

Atakke

Atakke

Attake @ The Acheron July 22nd, 2010

The Body

The Body

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The Body

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The Body

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The Body

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The Body @ The Acheron, July 22, 2010

THE BODY - 2010 TOUR DATES
JULY 25th-bloomington @TBA
JULY 26th-chicago @ Metal Shaker
JULY 27th-milwaukee @ The Borg Ward
JULY 28th-minneapolis @ The Bedlam Theater
JULY 29th-lincoln @ House Show
JULY 30th-salt lake city
JULY 31st-spokane @TBA
AUGUST 1st-seattle @The Morgue part of the HUNTING PARTIES FEST
AUGUST 2nd-olympia @TBA
AUGUST 3rd-portland @plan B
AUGUST 4th-portland @ the know
AUGUST 5th-sacramento
AUGUST 6th-san francisco
AUGUST 7th-lwob's wedding!
AUGUST 8th-oakland
AUGUST 9th-monterrey@TBA
AUGUST 10th-los angeles
AUGUST 11th-las vegas
AUGUST 12th-los angeles
AUGUST 13th-san diego
AUGUST 14th-phoenix @TBA
AUGUST 15th-flagstaff
AUGUST 16th-albuquerque
AUGUST 17th-denver @TBA
AUGUST 18th-kansas city @ the studded bird
AUGUST 19th-oklahoma city @ the conservatory
AUGUST 20th-tulsa @TBA
AUGUST 21st-fayetteville
AUGUST 22nd-baton rouge @TBA
AUGUST 23rd-new orleans @TBA
AUGUST 24th-little rock
AUGUST 25th-little rock
AUGUST 26th-little rock
AUGUST 27th-memphis
AUGUST 28th-tallahasee @ farside
AUGUST 29th-pensacola @ sluggos
AUGUST 30th-gainesville @ TBA
AUGUST 31st-tampa @ transitions
SEPTEMBER 1st-sarasoto
SEPTEMBER 2nd-miami
SEPTEMBER 3rd-jacksonville @ TBA
SEPTEMBER 4th-atlanta @ the drunken unicorn
SEPTEMBER 5th-asheville @ Static Age Records w/ Enoch, US Christmas
SEPTEMBER 6th-greensboro @LEGIT BIZ
SEPTEMBER 7th-nashville
SEPTEMBER 8th-st.louis @ APOP records
SEPTEMBER 9th-louisville
SEPTEMBER 10th-cincinatti
SEPTEMBER 11th-columbus
SEPTEMBER 12th-charleston
SEPTEMBER 13th-richmond @TBA
SEPTEMBER 14th-d.c.
SEPTEMBER 15th-baltimore
SEPTEMBER 16th-new york
SEPTEMBER 17th-western mass @TBA

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Comments (12)

where is the DC show? nice pics, cool shirts from the body...

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 2:48 PM

Marbleous Pictures, Sam!

Posted by torsten | July 26, 2010 3:08 PM

the headline for this listing seems like an accidental arrangement of letters, but i can't find any words there.

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 3:14 PM

the encore was awesome.. sometimes bands do an "encore" and you can tell it is pre planned... but this one the crowd really demanded it and they delivered... fuck yes

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 4:15 PM

Chloe Puke is a babe

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 4:43 PM

No Tejas?

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Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 5:36 PM

what kind of drum kit is that? that rack tom is nuts!

Posted by Anonymous | July 26, 2010 6:49 PM

NORTH drum set. sickest band ever. love these guys.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2010 9:42 AM

I think I just saw Kim Kelly.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2010 4:55 PM

i think you meant that justin ennis pounded his skins like he owed them money, since he probably does

Posted by douche | February 17, 2011 3:50 PM

i think you meant that justin ennis pounded his skins like he owed them money, since he probably does

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