Posted in metal | music | pictures on June 13, 2011

photos by Keith Marlowe, Harriet Roberts, and Tim Griffin, words by Keith Marlowe

While I was polishing off my night at Emo's and Red 7 during the fourth night of Chaos in Tejas, Keith Marlowe and Harriet Roberts were checking out an awesome punk show at Mohawk. His report is below. - BBG

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Night Birds played a song about their friend Dave, the singer for Tear It Up, who broke his arm in a motorcycle accident. It was called "Dave's Only Got One Arm" which was also the song's only lyrics. I think it's gonna be a big, big hit. Dave confided to me that the week before Chaos in Tejas is a bad time to break an arm, especially if you're planning to get in the pit for Cro-Mags. He still managed to sell merch for the Night Birds, even with only one arm.

The members of Toys That Kill had a lot of energy, considering that members also played as FYP and in Underground Railroad to Candyland this weekend. The Slowmotions also played multiple shows this weekend, and left Texas for a west coast tour before heading back to Japan.

During their first song, Damian, the singer for Fucked Up jumped off stage and immediately began giving everyone in the audience, sweaty, meaty hugs. He started a circle pit that swirled around him and a guy on the speaker stack kept the mic cord elevated above the fray. Damian told the crowd how Austin, and Chaos in Tejas specifically, was the first place he had the self-confidence to take his shirt off, inspiring dudes in the audience, fat and skinny, to take theirs off too. After climbing up to the second story he pretended to stage dive off the railing, and laughed "What are you, crazy? We'd all die..." at the people who got ready to catch him. He got back in the crowd and impressively managed to keep singing while multiple people bounced off him simultaneously.

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Dillinger 4 ended the night at Mohawk with a set that kept everybody in the crowd moving after Fucked Up. The singer claimed to have a contact buzz from weed smoke in the crowd, and told the audience, "If we turn into a jam band tonight, it's your fault." He also called out to Mike from the Night Birds, to see if he was still in the crowd, and when he got no response, he urged everyone to get on twitter after the show and claim Mike was a white power supporter.

[ED: Keith then caught some of Capitalist Casualties -- pictures are HERE.]

The last show I caught was Career Suicide at Beerland, it was at the end of the night the place was beyond packed and I had to crush my way up to the front. It was really dark and so sweaty my lens kept steaming up, but luckily there was plenty of beer flying around to wash it off with. The atmosphere reminded me of a scene from Fight Club, especially after one guy hit the ground with a broken nose, and the guy next to me who resembled the Thing kept smashing his bloody forehead into mine. Markus, the singer from the Boston band Brain Killer, was up front screaming along. After the show I saw the dude with the busted nose out front and he asked me to take a photo and show it to him, so he could see if his nose was straight. I told him it was straight enough and he probably didn't need to hit the emergency room. He thanked me and blew a bunch of blood on the ground. It was a fitting end to Chaos and Tejas.

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If you missed it, you can check out all of our previous coverage from Chaos in Tejas (pictures from day 1 HERE and HERE, day 2 HERE and HERE, day 3 HERE and HERE, and the rest of day 4 here). More pictures from Keith, Harriet, and the rest of Tim's night at Mohawk/Beerland are below...

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Comments (17)

i can only hope the BV crew stayed at an Aloft

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 2:23 PM

Part 8? Geezus christ, make it stop.

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 2:39 PM

"i can only hope the BV crew stayed at an Aloft"

not on $70k a year they won't. Unless Colin P. Fitz it with them to help the cause.

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 2:46 PM

seriously, who gives a fuck? this shit reached overkill after the 1st post about it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 2:54 PM

is that guy doing a cannonball / stage dive combo?

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 3:01 PM

Colin P Fitz was home eating honey nut cheerios.

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 3:19 PM

"Look at me, I'm a BV crustpunk living off a $70k salary. I have mommy issues and when I get home at night from hanging out with my brunchcore friends from Park Slope, I bicuriously jack off with guys on cam4. Wah wah wah, every post here sucks. Wah wah wah, I'm too cool for this place but I still insist on posting here." - Every BV poster commenting on Chaos in Tejas

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 3:40 PM

"Seriously, who gives a fuck? this shit reached overkill after the 1st post about it."

No one is holding a gun to your head and making you read the posts/look at the pictures. Just skip over them. Is it really that big of a deal to you?

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 3:51 PM

How many shirtless dudes with tattoos do I need to see on this blog til it gets to be ridiculous?

Posted by Badger | June 13, 2011 4:11 PM

woah, this chaos in tejas thing looks cool. is there more coverage of it somewhere? wish i could have been there, its hard getting a feel for a show without any pictures.

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 5:48 PM

Haha, more bait for you losers. Keep it comin'!

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 6:18 PM

Yo fuck BV for their always half assed short sighted FU coverage - Fucked Up isn't just Pink Eyes and friends - in fact, that guy's antics are the least interesting thing about the band - 10,000 Marbles is King

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 8:57 PM

Pink Eyes = Billy Milano-lite

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2011 9:31 PM

gross

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2011 12:09 AM

billy milano=no talent, coattail riding nazi

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2011 5:07 PM

I would luv to sleep with the big, bearded hairy singer, and the bearded, big and stocky bass player in that other band.

I love big, hairy, bearded big guys! They make my juicy bush wett!

Posted by GYNNA | June 27, 2011 10:58 AM

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