Posted in metal | music | pictures on March 22, 2011

photos by Jonathan McPhail & BBG, words by BBG

Ringworm @ Lovejoys (by BBG)
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Ringworm headlined the BrooklynVegan/1000Knives Day Show at Lovejoys on 3/18, the third of four BV-BBG metal shows at SXSW this year. Kicking off a little after noon, the show featured nine bands that mostly were of the hardcore/grind ilk, with the exception of doom overlords Cough.

Owen Hart was the first band of the day and could have been the band of the day. Their furious riffy hard-grind was an excellent way to kick things off, and was one of my favorite sets of the week. Owen Hart fucking rules, so get out and catch 'em at a local house show before they start playing bigger stages.

Salvation left the Lovejoys floor bloodied and battered with their furious hardcore, and were followed up by the always incredible Kill The Client. Vocalist Morgan spent as much time shredding his throat as he did crowdsurfing during the Dallas grinders' killer set. They're an incredible live band propelled by the great Bryan Fajardo (Phobia, Noisear, etc) behind the kit.

KEN Mode's set mirrored the set they played two days earlier at Emo's in intensity and power, and slowed things up a bit before Richmond's 10-ton doom monster Cough. Primarily focused on their latter material, Cough is never anything less than impressive, and the walls shook outside the venue with their high volume doom riffery. Magrudergrind was on tour with Cough and sharing backline, so their slower parts packed an extra umph on Cough's (considerable) gear. Another quick and ballsy set from the always awesome Magrudergrind.

Gaza arrived a bit later than the rest of the gang due to their set at New England Metal & Hardcore Fest, and their off-time, dissonant hardcore was a big hit to the capacity Lovejoys crowd. Inciting gang chants of "He! Is! Never! Coming! BACCCCK!", vocalist Jon Parkin paced back and forth in front of the crowd as his Salt Lake City backing band concentrated their set on latter material.

Wormrot is one of the hardest touring and most impressive grind bands on the scene, and for good reason. Drummer Fit and his lightning fast feet clobber the bass drum and propel the tunes forward with unbelieveable precision and velocity. Meanwhile, guitarist Syid matches Fit's pummeling timing, but does so with a calm/collected manner; at these speeds you'd think Syid would be huffing, puffing and drenched in sweat. Amazing live set.

Ringworm's setlist was focused on Birth is Pain, the band's LP released in 2001 and were every bit as blistering as they were a few months earlier at Fun Fun Fun Fest. Pitting began, Human Furnace's drenched hair whipped about, and the band bruised the crowd past the 7pm curfew playing on an awesome full set. Cleveland's finest, indeed.

In all, I'd like to thank Lovejoys for being so accomodating, Left Hand Brewing for fueling the mayhem, all of the incredible bands, Andy, Merrick, Ron, my partner 1000Knives, and most importantly, everyone who came out to the show! More pictures & some videos, below...

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Owen Hart by Jonathan McPhail

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Salvation by Jonathan McPhail

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Kill The Client by Jonathan McPhail

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Kill The Client at Lovejoys 3/18/11

KEN Mode, KEN Mode portrait, additional shots by Jonathan McPhail

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Cough by Jonathan McPhail

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Magrudergrind by BBG

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Gaza by BBG

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Wormrot by BBG

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Wormrot at Lovejoys 3/18/11

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Thanks again for making 3/18 such a hit, and thanks for coming... there were a lot of great shows that day, so your attendance was appreciated.

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Comments (41)

Damn, you guys are writing about some good music lately.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2011 11:33 PM

Damn, you guys are writing about some shitty music lately.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2011 11:33 PM

there, fix'd it for ya

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2011 11:40 PM

/sarcasm

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2011 11:51 PM

Meh Tal

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2011 11:59 PM

cool Thin Lizzy shirt.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 3:07 AM

Ken rips off Unsane Mode.

And the last bands album is called Birth is Pain?
Did it take two seconds to think of that silly Spinal Tap meets doom ridiculous crap title.

Oh well at least Wormrot redeemed it a bit with the more hardcore music.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 3:12 AM

Not into the music anymore but metal/hardcore bands always seem to make for great concert photography. I assume you're in the middle of the scrum when you snap these?

Posted by Keath | March 23, 2011 7:40 AM

3:12 AM: The fact that you refer to Ringworm as "the last band" instead of by name, implying you have never heard of them prior to this report, removes absolutely any relevance you have. Even if you are new this type of music, you will have heard of them. It's funny, if you TRIED you couldn't have sounded any more ignorant. Spinal Tap? Wow, are YOU an ass.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 9:35 AM

Brooklyn Vegan is a great site yet seems to attract the scummiest of people.

Posted by Lucas Lee | March 23, 2011 10:51 AM

Aside from asinine youtube warrior styled comments, this looked amazing, and I wish I was there!

Posted by Lucas Lee | March 23, 2011 10:51 AM

first pick, dude's hands are tiny!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 11:27 AM

this show destroyed, save your bullshit comments for MySpace or wherever the tweens hang these days

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 11:49 AM

Seriously, this site is great for music news but would FAR better with comments disabled. It's become exactly like Lambgoat or Bridge9, except more repetitive.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 11:56 AM

^^ and yet, here you are posting comments (like a bitch). And Lucas Lee >> guess you're calling yourself scummy 'cause you're here too.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 12:01 PM

Ringworm rules! Worm-rot wears flip-flops like they're still in Asia. The girl in Ken Mode is cute, too bad her band kinda sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 12:18 PM

March 23, 2011 9:35 AM

Oh we have heard them before and they sound like average metal typical garbage. No ones new to this type of "music" either. It's just rehash and whats worse is the 80's style horrible metal music wrapped up in tattoos like Merciful fate.
Ha I mean Ringworm.
I guess its just mind over matter.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 12:53 PM

Ringworm rules! Worm-rot wears flip-flops like they're still in Asia. The girl in Ken Mode is cute, too bad her band kinda sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 12:18 PM

Did you write that on your high school note book also. Keep on ruling Bevis.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 12:59 PM

Noun

sausage fest (plural sausage fests)

1.(slang) A party or gathering where the vast majority of people are boys or men.

This party is a total sausage fest! Let's call Sarah and have her bring some of her girlfriends over.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 1:21 PM

Dude in the 2nd to last pic haha. How embarrassing. Nice boxers.

And I'm sure all of these bands really care what Interpol fans think of them. Especially Ringworm, because clearly they have been playing for over 10 years to satisfy hipsters.

Posted by GregBX | March 23, 2011 1:52 PM

its called inkcore

Posted by nygrump | March 23, 2011 1:54 PM

12:01:
1)Thank you for falling into that little trap. Exactly how was I supposed to respond to indiotic comments without posting a comment? Smoke signals? If there were no comments section, I wouldn't have felt the need to respond in the first place. Pretty simple logic, actually.
2) You're a cunt.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 2:16 PM

"idiotic"

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 2:17 PM

12:53: "we"? I didn't realize ignorant twats had elected you as their spokesperson. You should be proud.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 2:18 PM

YAWN

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 2:33 PM

these guys look fucking tough and cool will all their tattoos. rarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 2:36 PM

BV. It's not just for faggots anymore...

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 4:36 PM

@2:16 - you are such a pussy you smell like tuna

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 4:44 PM

it's the Gay Men's Tattoo Club! join around back!

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 4:51 PM

Assworm or is it Ringdisease tattoo off contest or chess tournament with Interpol.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 5:20 PM

this show destroyed, save your bullshit comments for MySpace or wherever the tweens hang these days

It "destroyed" Butthead? Or is just MySpace capitalized rather than the first word of the sentence.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 5:27 PM

BV. It's not just for faggots anymore...4:36 PM


Said the meat head metal head moron.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 5:29 PM

people who talk shit about bands on the internet are clearly just jealous because they don't have enough ambition or talent to be out there doing it themselves.

Posted by bmd216 | March 23, 2011 5:41 PM

"Said the meat head metal head moron."

Whatever you say, faggot.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 5:49 PM

@4:44: I'm actually embarrassed for you after that comment.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 11:08 PM

"people who talk shit about bands on the internet are clearly just jealous because they don't have enough ambition or talent to be out there doing it themselves."

Or, the bands just suck. That's a possibility too, chuckles. I'd say that other option is apropos here.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 11:19 PM

Somebody needs to tell the Ringworm dude to put down the mic, that Aragorn and Legolas need him to help Frodo bring the ring to Mordor

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 11:26 PM

2011 – RINGWORM – MIKE LARE – BLIND MAN – 1991
FREAKIN' PIZZA FOREVER

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 11:29 PM

Whatever you say, faggot.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 5:49 PM

And the tattooed tough guy metal head is a closet gay man.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2011 11:54 PM

more electronic music. less metal faggotry please.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2011 1:02 AM

remember when metal was good, and took talent, and was fun? yeah, me neither.

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