Posted in metal | music | pictures on August 10, 2010

words by Kim Kelly, photos by BBG

Mel has a few choice words with the audience
Fuck The Facts

Summertime is the perfect time of year to crawl into a dingy, poorly-ventilated basement, shove up against a couple dozen long-haired dudes, and take in the aural splendor of a down'n'dirty grindcore show. Spend too much money on beer (or sneak in some forties), forget your earplugs, scream along, then leave slightly sore and soaked in a sure-to-be-unhealthy amount of other peoples' sweat. At least, that's what the fine folks of 1000 Knives and Brooklyn Vegan thought when they summoned up this unholy lineup and unleashed it upon the Lower East Side on Saturday (Aug 7th).

Hometown hellraisers Atakke stormed the stage with a characteristically furious thrash/death assault, battling through some slight technical difficulties and bringing the mosh, hard.

I've somehow never seen Defeatist before, but am kicking myself for not making a point of doing so earlier. They absolutely slayed, dealing out raw, chaotic grindcore interlaced with shards of noise and broken glass, seething with hate, and buried by grime and crust. Do not miss their next show (w/ Black Army Jacket at the Cake Shop on Sept. 4th).

Magrudergrind were on their grind as usual, busting out a short'n'nasty collection of up-tempo, bottom-heavy punk rock beatdowns. Their music is a thrashing crusty filthy mess, and god do kids love it - the entire venue erupted into chaos upon every manic exhortation and wicked bass drop. Killer.

Fuck The Facts are a strange, unruly collective, and a force to be reckoned with in a live setting. As the crowd collectively lost its shit, the Canadian quartet sweated through a head-spinning set of twisted, off-kilter grind. Frontwoman Mel Mongeon stalked the stage like a caged lion, guttural roars and all. She also showed herself to be much cleverer than the average metalhead, as her summery ensemble of tank top and paisley skirt was undoubtedly a sight more comfortable than the filthy black t-shirts and jeans the rest of us were stewing in. The sound at the Cake Shop did the band plenty of justice, and Fuck The Facts played just long enough to drive their point home. Fucking rad.

Tons more pics and some videos below...

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Fuck The Facts at Cake Shop, 8/7/10

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Comments (25)

DRI hat at every show?

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2010 12:50 PM

Oh shit! Is that Sean from the Metal Injection Livecast making out with Rich Hall in that 1 photo? Scandalous!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2010 1:08 PM

Show was sick. Fuck the Facts are the heaviest band out there right now, seriously. So explosive.

Posted by melnick | August 10, 2010 1:10 PM

The DRI kid was at both the Ceremony and FTF show. Same guy. There were a few that came over from that show.

Posted by BBG | August 10, 2010 1:32 PM

mehTAL

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2010 1:37 PM

Girl from Lemuria in the crowd ruins it. Signing to Bridge Nine changed her.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2010 1:57 PM

MEHgrudergrind. Sorry, never even heard the band. I had to.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2010 2:01 PM

Fuck the Facts is probably the best band name i've heard in a long time. Music was horrible though, could not wait for it to end.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2010 2:35 PM

Nice John Waters stache, Avi.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2010 2:40 PM

Girls!?! Where were all the girls when I went to Metal shows..? And I don't mean the fat ones with bad skin, horrible dye jobs, and Marilyn Manson shirts and fishnets. Must be a fad.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2010 2:43 PM

I hear they play as Make Love to the Facts but only on their anniversary.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2010 3:38 PM

kid in the DRI hat acts like he's never been to a show before... ALWAYS

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2010 3:53 PM

DOES SOMEONE NEED TO GO TO THE BATHROOM? - DAVID SANDERSON

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2010 7:36 PM

Is she the metal Tune-Yards?

Posted by LKJ | August 10, 2010 10:31 PM

This show whet my appetite for the brutal grind of Wormrot from Singapore Sept 2 @ Santos Party House.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2010 11:49 PM

There will be a second Wormrot show in Oct. No giant stage this time.

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2010 12:20 AM

The Wormrot show at Santos is in the basement on a small stage and will be sick!

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2010 12:41 AM

that is an obnoxious amount of pictures.

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2010 1:12 AM

Could have been a few more shots of yuppie condo dwellers trying to get by the sidewalk in the wacky city.

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2010 4:57 AM

Drew Carey's band rocked.

Posted by Les Moonves | August 11, 2010 6:17 AM

who are those two dudes getting intimate outside the club?

Posted by Devin | August 11, 2010 11:11 AM

There is only one Wormrot show for NYC. It's on Sept 2 @ Santos Party House with Order of Ennead (members of Deicide).

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2010 12:54 PM

looks like it was a sick show.

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2010 1:16 PM

12:54 is definitely 100% wrong. There will be another and it will be on a much smaller stage. No garbage bands either I hear

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2010 10:56 PM

^^
Oh, "you hear," huh?

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2010 12:02 AM

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