Posted in metal | music | pictures on October 20, 2010

photos by Jason House

Agnostic Front @ Santos Party House
Agnostic Front

Agnostic Front headlined Santos on 10/16 as part of their Victim In Pain anniversary tour, the same occasion that brought them to The Bell House in late February. Inhuman, Mother of Mercy, Product of Waste, and Our Gang supported the NYHC legends, and along with the standard post-stage-dive bruising, pit scarring, and hurt feelings, the show went off without a hitch. Unlike the DC9 show in Washington DC just days earlier:

Hardcore punk band Agnostic Front played at nightclub DC9 on October 14 as part of their "Victim in Pain Tour." The title of their tour would take on dark irony at about 2:30 a.m., when, following their performance, police found Ali Ahmed Mohammed splayed on the sidewalk just down the street. Five men who work at DC9 are accused of putting him there, after Mohammed threw a brick through one of DC9's windows. Metropolitan Police chief Cathy Lanier called the alleged violence "savage" and "vigilante justice."

...[Skip Coburn of the D.C. Nightlife Association is] careful to say everyone will have to wait for the facts to emerge, but Coburn repeats some of the rumors that have circulated within the pro-DC9 crowd: That the five men who chased Mohammed--Spieler and employees Darryl Carter, Reginald Phillips, Evan Preller, and Arthur Zaloga--after he shattered the club's window in retaliation for not being let in had merely tackled him. That they let him go after, and Mohammed walked away unharmed. That police arrived on the scene to arrest a conscious and alert Mohammed who somehow, later on, died in police custody. And, most importantly, that a recording of a 911 call placed to police that night would exonerate the defendants. The defendants' attorneys also say their clients are innocent of the charges the police originally made, and that once the facts are out, that'll be clear to everyone.

But a police source involved in the investigation into Mohammed's death says those rumors are likely wishful thoughts on the part of DC9 fans. (The source spoke on condition of anonymity because he's not authorized to talk publicly about the case.) He says it's unlikely that Mohammed died merely of a tackle, and that he would bet that a least one of the five arrested will face murder charges. He also claims, as do recently filed charging documents, that the first officer on the scene began administering CPR to Mohammed... -[Washington City Paper]

Shitty. More details on the investigation as they arise. More pictures from the NYC Show are below...

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Comments (21)

not enough shaved heads in these photos

Posted by Anonymous | October 20, 2010 8:52 AM

great fucking pics! looks like 1987!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 20, 2010 8:55 AM

I heard Roger Miret explaining the unfortunate situation to former guitarist Steve Martin after the Santos set. Apparently the show was completely over and the band was gone by midnite- long before the tragedy at 2:30am. The 2 things were completely unrelated. Of course, people hear "Hardcore show" and "beatdown" and jump to conclusions.

Posted by Jason House | October 20, 2010 9:06 AM

dude on dude action

Posted by Anonymous | October 20, 2010 9:13 AM

Wouldn't surprise me if the DC cops are trying to use this as an excuse to either sut down or extort money from the club - hey is former guitarist Steve Martin the same Martin that used to play in StrawDogs?

Posted by nygrump | October 20, 2010 10:23 AM

Skinhead BBQ

Posted by Anonymous | October 20, 2010 10:25 AM

there's no justice it's just us
blind justice screwed all of us

Posted by vinnie | October 20, 2010 10:51 AM

Are those Vinnie Stigma's kids? That's a super cute moment!

Posted by Anonymous | October 20, 2010 11:08 AM

hey is former guitarist Steve Martin the same Martin who used to play banjo on SNL?

Posted by Anonymous | October 20, 2010 11:19 AM

Actually, I guess that is the guitarist from Straw Dogs, he played on "Liberty and Justice For..."

Posted by Jason House | October 20, 2010 12:43 PM

What...no pictures of Rat Bones? Don't tell me he actually missed a NYC Hardcore show.

Posted by anonypus | October 20, 2010 1:27 PM

the incident in DC had nothing to do with agnostic front.
what it did have to do, was a drunk asshole starting shit, and fell and hit his head to hard and is now dead.
dont be a dick. dont get killed. simple enough.

Posted by Anonymous | October 20, 2010 1:54 PM

I attended and reviewed the show in DC.

http://www.welovedc.com/2010/10/18/we-love-music-agnostic-front-dc9-101410/

The show was a very positive, good time. It was over by 11pm. The incident on 9th street happened hours later.

Things are getting pretty crazy in DC over this incident. Vigil last night took on more of a angry mob tone as it dragged on.

Posted by darpino | October 20, 2010 2:02 PM

This was actually the first time I've seen them and this was definitely one of the most positive and friendly shows I've been to since I've been in NY. I was hoping to get shots of everyone and catch all of those familiar names and faces. I don't think Rat Bones was there though.

Posted by Jason House | October 20, 2010 2:47 PM

positive and friendly for white skinheads

Posted by Anonymous | October 20, 2010 2:49 PM

fuck DMS

Posted by Anonymous | October 20, 2010 5:28 PM

ratbones was there, he was in the back most of the time with tank. soke to him for a few mins out side while having a smoke.

@ jason :house: is there a site that has the pics in there entirety?? cant find any pic or videos yet

Posted by Raoul Hevesi | October 20, 2010 11:00 PM

Some old hardcore is so inclusive and too macho for its own good.
Even most shows and bands on the documentary Another State of Mind, some I saw years ago live, were less rough with in the crazy pits.

Posted by Anonymous | October 21, 2010 1:02 AM

It was actually a really mellow and fun vibe. Of course, like I said- I don't know everyone. I think the pits at the recent Dead Kennedys and Bad Religion shows were much more negatively aggressive and dangerous than this show.

Posted by Jason House | October 21, 2010 10:07 AM

Fucking dms blows!

Posted by Chucky | January 30, 2011 9:39 AM

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