Posted in music | tour dates on September 27, 2010

by BBG

Ted Leo of CITIZENS ARREST (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
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Citizens ArrestAfter months of talk (and practice sessions), the word is finally out via Hardcore Gig Volume: "Citizens Arrest (reunion) / Mind Eraser @ Knitting Factory, Brooklyn on Friday December 17th. Ticket info coming soon." For the unaware, Citizens Arrest was....

...a New York-based band that existed from 1989 to 1991 and reformed in 2010. The group often blended hardcore punk, Grindcore and Powerviolence styles. Their main inspiration in the early days of the band were from Boston area hardcore from the 1980s like DYS and SSD. They also derived influence from early Powerviolence pioneers - [Wiki]
The reunion will include the original lineup of: DARYL KAHAN, JANIS CHAKARS, JOSEPH MARTIN, PATRICK WINTER, and TED LEO. Yes, that is Ted Leo of Ted Leo & The Phramacists fame and Daryl Kahan of Born Against/Funebrarum/Disma fame. Not sure whether Ted Leo will sing this time around. The band explains the past and present lineups like this:
1988-1990:
VOCALS: DARYL KAHAN (DRUMS ON DEMO)
GUITAR: JANIS CAKARS
VOCALS: TED LEO (DEMO)
BASS: JOSEPH MARTIN
DRUMS: PATRICK WINTER

2010:
VOCALS: DARYL KAHAN
GUITAR: JANIS CHAKARS
GUITAR: TED LEO
BASS: JOSEPH MARTIN
DRUMS: PATRICK WINTER

Stay tuned for more info, dates, etc.

Speaking of the supremely BRUTAL Disma, the new-ish five piece has joined on as support for the previously announced Hour of 13 / The Gates of Slumber show happening 10/16 at Union Pool . As previously discussed, the show will be Hour of 13's North American debut. Disma supported Immolation at The Studio at Webster Hall in July. The band is currently working on material for release on Profound Lore, but have a Limited Edition 7" in The Manifestation on the way via Necroharmonic Productions.

Citizen Arrest

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Comments (42)

What is this now? The forty fourth Ted Leo stop in New York this year?

Posted by CNC | September 27, 2010 7:17 PM

"What is this now? The forty fourth Ted Leo stop in New York this year?"

ignorant

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 7:19 PM

read, you fucking dumbshit

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 7:29 PM

Obviously. He is not singing. But still, how many times has he come to this city alone this year. I find the abundance funny - we get him in some way or form.

Posted by CNC | September 27, 2010 7:31 PM

cha chingggg

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 7:32 PM

I guys lets all calm down and eat some hummus!

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 7:36 PM

"cha chingggg"

yeah cause they're gonna get rich off a show at Knitting Factory. RICH!

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 7:36 PM

so stoked for this! awesome band!

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 7:50 PM

lol at the cha ching guy. yeah this band is making millions from a short tour of small venues. you're a fucking idiot. sometimes bands get back together for fun. crazy concept, i know.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 7:50 PM

I used to have that 7", but them some straight edge kid scratched it up during a party I had at my place, saying something about how it wasn't hardcore.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 7:58 PM

Cha-ching? A $10 show at knitting factory can't make that much dough dudes.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 8:16 PM

but its enough to buy lots of hummus

cha-chickpea

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 9:10 PM

Searching for something
It hurts to lose the past
Cracks in the foundation
Times remembered at last

Blindness as your guide
It's hard to see through
The snow is falling now
And no one can see through to you
TO YOU

--

CAN NOT WAIT!

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 9:20 PM

Complaints about a musician who's from the area playing in NYC 4 times in a year (with two different bands)?
I'd love to have your life where that's something to complain about.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 10:37 PM

faggot hipster hummus jokes need to stop

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 11:14 PM

^ don't be so narrow minded... People from all walks of life enjoy hummus, not just hipsters.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 11:52 PM

Is this really happening?!!

Posted by Frank Allen | September 28, 2010 12:03 AM

Hummus knows no race gender or sexual preference. Hummus is for everyone! All praise the hummus!

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 8:36 AM

there seriously needs to be a ban of the word "hummus"

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 8:46 AM

THROUGH THE MIIIISSSSSSST! fuck yeah, daryl on vocals!!!!!! wish i could go!

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 9:05 AM

I missed when the hummus jokes started. Please fill me in on how to make a proper one, as I'd like to join in as well.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 10:26 AM

^ no.... dear god, no. PLEASE NO.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 10:33 AM

This will be awesome. Get a Animal Crackers reunion on this as well.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 11:04 AM

Is there more to the 'sXe kid scratching my CA record on purpose' story? If someone did that to one of my records I might literally kill them. What a d-bag thing to do.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 12:24 PM

Holy shit this is going to be insane!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 12:27 PM

I'm waiting for a chisel reunion!

Posted by starslight | September 28, 2010 12:50 PM

do hipsters even know what hardcore is?

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 1:16 PM

Hummus rules
Citizens Arrest rule
Hipster girls are way better than hardcore girls.
This is the best news of the year.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 2:22 PM

They don't sound anything like SSD or DYS.

Who writes Wikipedia pages?

Posted by Johnson | September 28, 2010 4:19 PM

Obviously some people don't read Wikipedia pages, especially the ones they're complaining abut...It says "influenced" by SSD and DYS. Also 'influenced' by INFEST. I personally think that makes sense in terms of the combination of sounds. Also, listen to the demo.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 4:35 PM

Can't the Manacled open instead of Mind Eraser?

Posted by bleach | September 28, 2010 6:00 PM

Some people maybe but I for one have read the wiki page, seems like all Daryl to me. A Red C cover does not a SSD make.

Posted by johnson | September 28, 2010 6:51 PM

I would think the band knows who their influences are. Whether or not you think they sound like their influences doesn't change the reality.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 10:54 PM

the 2 times I saw this band back in the day they were awful. Great 7" though top 5 US HC records of early 90s.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 12:48 AM

Best news!! I am there.

Posted by Hiro | September 29, 2010 3:59 PM

Who's reality? What some one claims or the real thing? One person or three? Hmmm…

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 11:08 PM

Who need influences when you have the real deal! Citizens Arrest!

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 11:30 PM

YES!

Posted by pj | September 30, 2010 12:41 PM

CITIZENS ARREST will also be appearing at MDF IX May 27-29, 2011

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2010 11:06 AM

This saturday CA in long island?

Posted by hoho | December 1, 2010 10:52 PM

"who do you think you're fooling"
"you're not fooling anybody else"
"You're not fooling anyone"
"You only make fools out of yourselves"

Is there any band that just let's it go and bows out with grace and dignity anymore without the constant flip flopping and cash ins, and guises?

OLD bands please stop exploiting a scene you used to try to keep grassroots and actually believed in at the time. ONE show is good enough if it really is for FUN like someone said.


I read this on Ted's page and almost puked! Screaming for attention? Dunno, but there's cash involved. There ALWAYS IS with stuff like this. One show or a bunch. 21 years later, WAKE UP FOLKS!

The Maryland DEATHFEST with band's like Coroner?!?!? and all those other cheese death and thrash metal bands???? How was Citizens Arrest remotely attached to any of that crap?


REFORM CHISEL!!!!!

Posted by No Fool | March 13, 2011 9:34 AM

Hummus is considered currency in parts of Brooklyn, especially Williamsburg! :)

Posted by Humming for Hummus | March 13, 2011 10:37 AM

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