photos by Markus Shaffer, words by BBG
Ben of Helms Alee, gettin' rowdy-rowdy
Sleep? Who's that? While some band was filling the Brooklyn Masonic Temple with riffs and indo smoke on Monday (9/6), Young Widows, Helms Alee, and Marching Teeth were playing at a packed Cake Shop and earning beaucoup raves. Although NYCers are no strangers to Young Widows and they surely earned their own accolades from the night, Helms Alee featuring Ben Verellen of ex-(current?) Harkonen seemed to be the clear winner of the "OMG-I-didn't-know-they-ruled-so-hard" award. Cake Shop marked their debut performance in NYC and first East Coast tour since the release of Night Terror via Hydra Head in 2008.
The Young Widows/Helms Alee train has come to an end, with the Louisville boys currently at home and Helms Alee working a few dates in the Northwest on the way back out to their native Seattle. Current Helms Alee dates are below with more pictures from the Cake Shop show...
HELMS ALEE - 2010 TOUR DATES
Sep 10 2010 BIG V'S ST PAUL, MN
Sep 11 2010 Project Noise - Bismarck, ND Bismarck, North Dako, US
Sep 13 2010 BSMT Missoula, MT