Posted in music | pictures on March 29, 2011

by Keith Marlowe

Tear It Up

There was a packed house Friday night (3/27) at Europa. People were hungry to see Tear It Up at one of the two reunion shows they were playing (the Irish in Kearney was the next night, with Night Birds). Tear It Up's motto is "Play to Destroy", and the original line-up, Dave, Paul, Andy, Doug, and Matt did just that, playing a setlist taken mostly from their crushing 2002 EP Nothing to Nothing. It was an impressive display from a group that hasn't played together for eight years. From the first note of "Don't Call Me Tonight" until "It's the End" people catapulted off the stage and each other. It's one thing to play a reunion set, another to get the songs out while people are constantly slamming into you and the singer keeps disappearing beneath a crush of bodies.

Singer Dave Ackerman dove into audience again and again, surrounded by a sea of faces screaming along with him. The crowd was pushed up onstage, getting closer to the band with every song, while people leapt over Dave. After the show he told me, "I got hit in the neck really hard." I thought, "Yeah, I bet you did."

Boston's Last in Line also reformed to play this and a few more gigs, and Cell Mates from Maryland opened the Brooklyn show. More pictures (setlist included) from Europa (though none of Cell Mates unfortunately) and videos from both shows, below....

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Last In Line

Last In Line

Last In Line

Last In Line

Last in Line @ Europa 3/25/11

Tear It Up

Tear It Up

Tear It Up

Tear It Up

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Tear It Up

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Tear It Up

Tear It Up

Tear It Up

Tear It Up

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Tear It Up @ Europa 3/25/11

Full Speed Ahead @ The Irish 3/26/11

Night Birds- Midnight Movies @ The Irish 3/26/11

Tear It Up @ The Irish 3/26/11

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Comments (17)

this show was sponsored by Jimmy Dean & Bob Evans

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2011 8:00 PM

Last In Line: Boston Pride

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2011 8:01 PM

Is that Rollins in the second picture?

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2011 8:08 PM

"White Mr T" guy is pretty awesome

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2011 8:08 PM

I don't get why dudes would want to beb that close to one another. Bet it stinks like balls in there

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2011 8:24 PM

Bet it smelled like kielbasa.

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2011 8:32 PM

who?

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2011 8:59 PM

I wouldn't say it was a total sausage fest, I'm pretty sure I saw some Cooch.

Posted by Anonymous | March 29, 2011 9:31 PM

@ 8:24 if yr balls stink you and your mom should see a doctor..could be a sexually transmitted infection. get dad checked too.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 8:56 AM

anddd NO FEMALES were present.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 9:21 AM

Nothing to Nothing was an LP, not an EP.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 10:09 AM

what a buncha sissies with tattoos. freakin' stupid music, freakin' stupid fans. total waste of protoplasm that could go to poor cancer children.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 10:34 AM

Nothing to Nothing, what a great 7".
Boston, wmass, what the difference?

FAIL.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 11:22 AM

Herpes central.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 12:58 PM

Who is that handsome man in the first picture? The guy wearing the green jacket. He must be hot pitting with a jacket on. I bet he loves the Ramones and FYP.

Posted by Anonymous | March 30, 2011 2:10 PM

So many songs about dying, yet youre still alive.

Posted by Massachusetts | March 31, 2011 8:48 AM

^^ that's because they're posers
all talk

Posted by Anonymous | March 31, 2011 9:30 AM

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