photos by Keith Marlowe, words by BBG
Systematic Death @ 538 Johnson
While dodging a string of lit Black Cats, half of an orange, warm Pabst Blue Ribbon spray, not to mention an entire room of swarming and rabid hardcore fans, Inmates played 538 Johnson on 9/18 as support for Japanese hardcore killers Systematic Death. The show was one of two for the pair and one of three overall dates for Systematic Death, with an earlier shindig at Europa with infamous Rhode Island band Dropdead taking place a few hours prior, and a third show happening in Philly the day before. I unfortunately missed Dropdead and Inmates at Europa but caught Systematic Death there. Later, I would catch Inmates at 538 Johnson.
And yes that's Keelhaul guitarist Chris Smith with Inmates. Keelhaul will be back in NYC on 10/10 with COC and Today Is The Day (tickets are still on sale).
Video from Dropdead's appearance in Philly on Friday (9/17) as well as pics from 538 Johnson are below.
Dropdead @ Millcreek Tavern | 9-17-10