Posted in metal | music | pictures on April 11, 2011

by BBG

"Last time we were in New York was in 1993 and we were supposed to play ABC No Rio. We got there and were told the show was cancelled" - Rob Moran of Unbroken

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Santos was definitely not cancelled, and was packed to the brim with Unbroken fans on Saturday 4/9, as the band played one of two remaining gigs left on their schedule (the other being Chaos in Tejas). The two floor extravaganza was also marked by an appearance from Indecision, a reunion of Jesuit, a reunion of Damnation AD, and appearances from Portland's Unrestrained and NYC's Psychic Limb.

Psychic Limb opened the show in the basement of Santos at the clockstrike of 5:45, playing material from their new LP Queens in addition to a cover of Youth of Today's "Wake Up and Live". Mixing fierce grind with hardcore, the packed basement saw singer Brian Montouri thrash about during his unhinged performance... throwing drums & cases, swinging around the monitors, hanging upside down from railings, and whipping around the crowd to incite some movement. Though the audience was mostly stoic (a somewhat deer-in-the-headlights look prevailed) the band delivered a dependably good set.

Unrestrained followed on the bottom floor and was also met with a mostly stoic reaction, though the band's cover of Inside Out's "Burning Fight" provoked the crowd into momentary floorpunching mayhem. The Portland band was clearly tight and well-rehearsed, but we would have to wait until Damnation AD to come on stage before the lid came off.

Damnation AD got the pit moving quickly - there was crowdsurfing, sing-alongs, and movement galore. Vocalist Mike McTernan bloodied himself, bashing the microphone into his head repeatedly until a trickle of crimson started to drip all over the stage. The DC band's hardcore peppered with noise punk was tight and energetic, and featured a return from Colin of Most Precious Blood/Indecision on drums.

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After Damnation AD, the show moved to the larger space upstairs for a one-time reunion of Jesuit. The Virginia Beach hardcore band might be (unfairly) known as Nate Newton of Converge/Brian Benoit of Dillinger Escape Plan's previous project. Jesuit was hands-down the most jaw-dropping performance of the night, mixing booming sludge-metal riffs and hardcore with pinpoint accuracy. As usual, Nate Newton was as energetic as ever on stage, but the masses were not as batshit crazy as they were for Damnation AD. Or maybe, hopefully, they were too much in awe. Make sure and pick up the Jesuit discography out tomorrow via Magic Bullet Records and featuring art from Florian Betmer. And if you can make it, try and check out Jesuit at Best Friends Day 2011... it'll be worth the trip.

Indecision was next on the main stage, and followed by Unbroken who tore the place apart by the time they got to their second song "Blanket" from Life. Love. Regret.. Energy and intensity were on full-display from both the band & the crowd. The packed Santos folk brimmed with excitement. Excellent work from the defunct San Diego crew, but to me the night belonged to Jesuit, despite what the moshing masses said to the contrary.

More pictures and some setlists from the whole show, below...

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Comments (39)

Fuck Yeah!

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2011 11:49 AM

Indecision should have decided on lo-cal dressing for their pre-show salads.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2011 11:50 AM

Mehtal

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2011 12:00 PM

Indecision should have decided on lo-cal dressing for their pre-show salads.

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lol. they are huge!

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2011 12:02 PM

^HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2011 12:02 PM

yeah! more internet shit talking!

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2011 12:03 PM

Indecision was incredible

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2011 12:23 PM

Indecision set list:
Hello Cruel Donut
Hallowed Be Thy Donut
Most Precious Donut
Release the Donut
Burning Donuts

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2011 12:25 PM

I didn't think Brian Benoit could play guitar anymore after his wrist injury?

Posted by JT | April 11, 2011 12:28 PM

Jesuit video please.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2011 12:32 PM

@12:28 he can't play guitar they way DEP would require him too. Wish is got to see this!

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2011 12:33 PM

lol @ saying Jesuit stole the show

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2011 12:37 PM

Jesuit was definitely the better band that night, but Unbroken had the kids going nuts.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2011 12:46 PM

OH I GET IT. YOU TOOK THEIR SONG TITLES AND REPLACED SOME WORDS WITH "DONUTS".

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2011 12:49 PM

Looks like they were cavorting around with wild abandon.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2011 12:52 PM

Way to have like zero pics of unbroken. I'll wait for the hate5six video

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2011 12:55 PM

fat has-been hardcore guys, awesome.

Psychic Limb is better than all of these bands were when they were relevant.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2011 1:16 PM

Psychic limb was the worst band of the whole night, poser.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2011 1:23 PM

12:49 - you seem angry.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2011 1:28 PM

3/4ths of Unbroken cannot play their instruments. Generally the case with XVX bands. Still enjoyed them though.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2011 1:29 PM

Say what you will about hardcore, it has always accepted fatties with open arms.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2011 1:35 PM

Unbroken can play their instruments you dumb fuck. One of the best hardcore bands ever. Who gives a shit how much Indecision weighs. Great music, great people. You cant blame them for being a bit chub. The food in Brooklyn is so fucking good. They put on a great show as always. Great show. from start to finish.

Posted by CrazyTim | April 11, 2011 1:43 PM

I think it's been pretty obvious for some time that this site doesn't like hardcore. Must it still be necessary to post ridiculous stuff like Psychic Limb was the best band, etc? We get it, you used to listen to hardcore when you were younger and now it's just an easy thing to make fun of. Give it a rest on here

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2011 2:22 PM

god damn, sensitive people! 2;22. 1:43. 12:49. relax!

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2011 2:28 PM

The whole show was great, everybody had fun there. I missed them play, but Psychic Limb's Chain of Strength shirts were absolutely brilliant.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2011 2:46 PM

DO)))NUT

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2011 3:05 PM

i wish doughnuts would have played.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2011 3:15 PM

poison idea could have totally eaten indecision under the table. pussies.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2011 3:19 PM

MOAR FAT JOKES PLEASE

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2011 4:44 PM

Since when did Unbroken become a hipster band? I could not believe the amount of ironic mustaches in the crowd! It was hella cool because I saw like three dudes I had partied with at Tegan and Sara a few months ago. Plus I got to wear my Michael Kors leather jacket with no shirt underneath which is like hella cool. I also scored an extra ticket to the show because my bud couldn't go. He caught bed bugs from an old mattress he found on Driggs and repurposed for an art installation. So like I gave my ticket to this chick I met at Boneshakers and we got our mustache on. I hope they spin some sick jams at St. Vitus, too. Pulled pork and black metal - thats my kinda bar. hahaha chillz

Posted by Kingsland Keith LOLz | April 11, 2011 4:57 PM

RT @ This Guy:

I think it's been pretty obvious for some time that this site doesn't like hardcore. Must it still be necessary to post ridiculous stuff like Psychic Limb was the best band, etc? We get it, you used to listen to hardcore when you were younger and now it's just an easy thing to make fun of. Give it a rest on here

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2011 5:12 PM

Psychic Limb opened the show in the basement of Santos at the cockstroke of 5:45.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2011 5:14 PM

fat people!

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2011 5:26 PM

"brooklyn has good food." hahaha

Posted by The Real Real Yup. PERIOD | April 11, 2011 5:58 PM

I am an former hardcore kid, one who hasn't listened to this kind of music in years. Not because I think it's stupid or I'm too good for it any of that crap, it's just not my cup of tea anymore. But wow, this show was SO MUCH FUN. It was great to see old faces together again, listen to music that really meant a lot to me when I was younger and just let loose and have some fun. I enjoyed the whole day, and Rich Hall did a great job making it all come together. Thanks to anyone reading this who was involved - you reminded me why this music meant so much to me back in the day. Cheers.

Posted by Anonymous | April 11, 2011 7:04 PM

When did Dave Grohl and Larry the Cable Guy join Jesuit? Sweet!

P.S. -- Anybody know a good spot to grab some bone marrow sliders near Berry & Wythe?

Posted by Brunch Crew | April 12, 2011 3:04 PM

The fog is getting thicker and Jesuit's bass player is getting LARGER...

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2011 3:51 PM

When I saw Jesuit way back when I think they were a 3 piece?

Nice Grindcore House shirt Mike DC's wearing- it's a coffee shop in Philly.

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2011 7:40 PM

lotso fat fucks

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2011 9:25 PM

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