Posted in metal | music | pictures | tour dates on March 25, 2011

Metalliance photos by Samantha Marble, Whitehorse photos & words by BBG

Helmet @ Dirty Dog
Helmet

Metalliance swoops in on NYC TONIGHT (3/25) at Irving Plaza (tickets still available). The tour moves into its East Coast leg after hitting SXSW and the south last week. Pictures of Saint Vitus, Helmet, Crowbar, Kylesa, Red Fang, Howl, The Atlas Moth and more from the Austin stop adorn this post.

A friday night during SXSW is always nuts, but nothing could compare to the scene at Dirty Dog which was packed to the gills on 3/18. With a line snaking down the block through the already heavily trafficked 6th Street, Dirty Dog was clearly beyond capacity (and then some) with people itching to see the traveling festival to the riff, as well as the SXSW addition of the almighty Weedeater (the show also featured Witchburn, who I/we missed). Dirty Dog was the place to be that night for metal fans in the area and it showed; during Kylesa's set the venue frantically removed tables to add extra capacity and even reportedly/unfortunately told a few bands that they had to remove their merch table as well. Venue issues aside, the bands sounded great and there was a reason why everyone wanted in; Metalliance is stacked with killer bands and performances.

Saint Vitus @ Dirty Dog
Saint Vitus

It may sound blasphemous, but knowing I would see Saint Vitus tonight in NYC, I left halfway through their set to head to the WFMU showcase down the street. It was there in a relatively light Barbarella that I caught one of my favorite performances at SXSW, Australians Whitehorse who tore the place down with their crushing death-doom punctuated with noise. Absolutely sick band that deserves to be playing to the hessian masses, and luckily for NYCers, you'll be able to catch them with The Body at Acheron on 4/1.

More pictures from Metalliance and Whitehorse at WFMU, and tour dates, below.

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The Atlas Moth by Samantha Marble

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Howl by Samantha Marble

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Red Fang by Samantha Marble

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Weedeater by Samantha Marble

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Kylesa by Samantha Marble

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Crowbar by Samantha Marble

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Helmet by Samantha Marble

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Saint Vitus by Samantha Marble

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Whitehorse by BBG

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METALLIANCE - 2011 TOUR DATES
03/25/11 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
03/26/11 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
03/27/11 Joliet, IL @ Mojoe's
03/28/11 Merriam, KS @ Aftershock (No Helmet)
03/29/11 Denver, CO @ The Summit
03/31/11 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
04/01/11 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
04/03/11 San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
04/04/11 San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
04/05/11 Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues

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Whitehorse & the Body - 2011 Tour Dates
March 25th: ATLANTA at Local 529
March 26th: RALEIGH at Motorco Music Hall
March 27th: RICHMOND at Strange Matter w. Windhand & Druglord
March 28th: BALTIMORE at Golden West w. Oak
March 29th: DC
March 30th: PHILADELPHIA at The Barbary (afternoon show) w. James Plotkin
April 1st: BROOKLYN at The Acheron w. Unearthly Trance
April 2nd PROVIDENCE at Machines with Magnets

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Comments (39)

I would be interested in getting last minute tickets *IF* I can find the settimes. Too many bands, seems like a clusterfuck. Will call Irving Plaza later.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 12:38 PM

haven't seen kylesa in like five years... looks like the dude singer got a massive makeover.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 12:40 PM

mediocrefest

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 12:43 PM

st vitus should do their set smeared in human excrement. That would be apropos.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 12:49 PM

YEs, I was wondering the set times as well. LIveNation says 6pm... is that doors? Box Office phone has no info

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 12:51 PM

Yeah, keep checking 12:38. They're bound to update it.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 12:53 PM

@12:40, i saw Kylesa last year w/ HoF and Phillip didn't have that short hair then.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 1:16 PM

two drummers playing the same thing, one keeping-time with his mouth. boring.

tonite come find out why static tensions was an amazing record

CAPSULE (ex kylesa) BLACK KITES, DIVORCE MONEY, CLOSED//MOUTH

Fri March 25th 2011 8pm
The Acheron
57 waterbury
brooklyn (L train montrose)

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 1:22 PM

The Joliet, IL leg of Metalliance got moved to Bada Brew in Crest Hill, IL due to gang violence in the area surrounding the club.

Posted by Carm | March 25, 2011 1:22 PM

This scares me. I'm scared. No thank you. I'll wait for Phish tour to come along.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 1:23 PM

The first band goes on at 6:30 according to message. Helmet goes on shortly after 11:00, done by midnight.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 1:33 PM

Via Irving box office:

Didn't catch Atlas Moth or Howl (but music starts at 630)

Reg Fang 740
Kyelsa 825
St. Vitus 910
Crowbar 1005
Helmet 11-ish

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 1:45 PM

Helmet was Strap It On, not this revolving metal lineup of members.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 3:26 PM

In a world of constant change, it's good to know that there are some constants.

Helmet, st vitus, the rest .... they sucked in 1991, and they still suck in 2011.

Remember when Helmet was totally awesome, and sounded killer and we all liked them? Yeah, me neither.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 3:47 PM

"Helmet was Strap It On, not this revolving metal lineup of members."

Strap It On was awesome, but it was fairly constant (save for the one change) until they first broke up (which was after Aftertaste).

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 3:50 PM

this shit is goofy

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 3:59 PM

3:47 PM : Of course you don't remember it, you were 2 years old.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 4:12 PM

What happened to the girl in Howl?
Now its justs a sausage fest.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 4:17 PM

^ Never mind 3:47, let's hear what bands he (or she) likes.

But then again, it's probably a hit-and-run post.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 4:20 PM

Please note 4:12 >> typical Helmet fan ... given no time limit, and the entire interwebz to draw from, the best chumsley could come up with is a step shy of "I know you are but what am I"

Dude, I sincerely doubt that you were even born in 1991. Not that there's anything wrong with that, just that these guys sucked then and they haven't changed yet.

You may think that it's cool cause it's retro, but it's just shit.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 4:24 PM

^ So how's your Friday night going?

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 4:32 PM

fucking awesome, son.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 4:36 PM

4:24 use of the word 'chumsley' aside, i have to agree. everything sucked after Strap It On, even the 7"s between it and meantime.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 4:43 PM

4:24: Actually, I do have a time limit, it's called a job. also, I didn't feel the comment warranted an exhaustive search of the interwebz (interwebz-are you retarded?)to find the pefect Oscar Wildeian response. I wasn't born in 1991?Swing and a miss. I was at the record relaese for In the Meantime at the Marquee (Quicksand opened). Keep trying.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 4:45 PM

"release"

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 4:46 PM

that was right when quicksand started to suck too! there must have been something in the water that year.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 4:48 PM

You fucking idiots. Take Helmet of the roster and the line up is still worth the price of admission.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 5:08 PM

who is this band Dirty Dog?

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 5:13 PM

Will Sabra hummus be served? If not, then I'm out.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 5:18 PM

It contains canola so thats pseudo food.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2011 7:03 PM

Red Fang were really good.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2011 11:18 AM

i like helmet fuck the rest

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2011 3:16 PM

^ good to know. i prefer vagina to helmet, but that's what makes the world go round.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2011 3:36 PM

Helmet killed. That is all.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2011 4:21 PM

Dirty Dog is the venue where the show was in Austin, TX - pay attention!

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2011 8:00 PM

got to meet the Whitehorse dudes when they played Tempe. Their 2nd show was cancelled so they ended up playing at a big warehouse-style practice space. One of the best times of my life. Great dudes.

Posted by Anonymous | March 28, 2011 9:31 PM

They seem to be a pretty cool band. I've always wonder if their voices hurt after a show because of all the screaming. I like how the quality of the pictures though.

Posted by promotional products | April 7, 2011 9:33 PM

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Posted by Pharmaceutical Themed Stress Balls | May 16, 2012 3:35 AM

that was right when quicksand started to suck too! there must have been something in the water that year.

Posted by gegica | November 11, 2012 2:15 PM

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