Posted in metal | music | pictures on November 23, 2010

by BBG

Gaza

Gaza headlined Cake Shop on November 21st with Tiger Flowers, Meek is Murder, and Elitist, the first stop after their stint with The Red Chord on the "To Catch a PredaTOUR". In their first ever NYC appearance, Gaza's atonal and punishing riffs caused a ruckus on the floor of the venue as the band pummeled the moshing masses with tracks like "Calf", "Windowless House", and a new and unreleased track written since their mammoth 2009 release He is Never Coming Back. Fantastic live band.

Support was similarly impressive. Much like Gaza, Tiger Flowers also trotted out new material in their appearance but also relied on standards like "Last Horse" and "The Weight". Meek is Murder's tech-y screamo was highly energetic and powerful in the live setting, featuring a moshing bass player and a spastic frontman. Their Mosquito Eater EP is available for purchase or for free. Of the support, Elitist was the biggest surprise. The Portland band's gale force destruction reminded me of Trap Them, Clinging To The Trees of A Forest Fire, and a host of other bands that blend the intensity of hardcore, sludge, and grind with a blackened aesthetic. Look for their new material to be released on Season of Mist.

More pictures from the show are below...

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Comments (9)

I think I see the chacham of metal in one of those photos. Crazy.

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2010 12:55 PM

Elitist is one of the best metal bands I've seen live. Saw 'em in Austin at a record store

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2010 1:44 PM

Sweaty dudes a plenty.

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2010 2:51 PM

Nothing beats a small venue Gaza show

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2010 4:50 PM

who is that super buff black dude? dude's got charisma for days.

Posted by Anonymous | November 23, 2010 6:27 PM

Tattoo flowers ruled.

Posted by Anonymous | November 24, 2010 2:50 AM

yea, I see the chacham of metal in one of those photos

Posted by Massagem Tântrica | December 4, 2010 8:08 AM

Wonderful post and the location is beautiful and elegant in design and information and everything>>> to Favorites
i hear there's a show at shea stadium with so so glos, static jacks, and shapes.
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Posted by Elkema | January 19, 2011 8:50 PM

Can't wait till they have a completely new set so I don't have to hear them play the shit I wrote alone in my room anymore.

Posted by Luke Sorenson | March 10, 2011 6:34 PM

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