Posted in metal | music | pictures | tour dates on June 20, 2011

by BBG

Deafheaven @ Cake Shop
Deafheaven

Sans KEN Mode (who was originally scheduled to play the show but changed their tour to go to Europe), Deafheaven ripped the basement of Cake Shop on Friday night (6/17) with the help of the one-man-black-metal-meets-Jesu of Planning for Burial (who I enjoyed thoroughly), as well as the impressive doomy post-hardcore boom of Gholas who also played with the band in Philadelphia and Connecticut (the shows surrounding NYC). The Cake Shop appearance is part of an ongoing tour for Deafheaven, who will link back up with KEN Mode in the coming days after KEN Mode returns from an appearance at Hellfest in France.

All three bands were impressive on Friday night. Planning for Burial combined black metal, shoegaze, clean vocals, and looping to create ethereal soundscapes before Gholas brought the shock and awe with their Isis-influenced hardcore nuggets featured on their current LP Загадка. Get that for FREE via via mediafire. Though Deafheaven is clearly derived from strains of black metal, the band's roots in hardcore show live as vocalist George gets into the crowds faces and provokes singalongs, shoving the microphone into members of the crowd's face. After the show, I was talking to George outside of Cake Shop when a fan approached him:

"Your lyrics are so inspiring to me. You are an English major right? So am I, I can definitely tell in your writing".

I've been to enough bullet-belted and nail-cuffed shows to know that this sort of interaction is a rarity amongst the corpse-painted set, but then again Deafheaven doesn't neatly fit into that or any category.

After the show, I headed to Public Assembly to catch Iceage and Prurient. More about that later.

More pictures from Cake Shop, all tour dates and a video of all of Planning for Burial's set, below...

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DEAFHEAVEN - 2011 TOUR DATES
6/21/11 - Cleveland, OH - Now That's Class*
6/22/11 - Chicago, IL - The Albion House*
6/24/11 - Cheyenne, WY - The Crawlspace
6/25/11 - Denver, CO - Blast-O-Mat
6/26/11 - Meatheads - Las Vegas, NV
6/27/11 - Vacation Vinyl w/ Special Guests - Los Angeles, CA
6/28/11 - The Cabin w/ Coliseum - Garden Grove, CA
* w/KEN Mode

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KEN MODE - 2011 TOUR DATES
Thur June 23 - Minneapolis @ Nick & Eddie Warehouse
Sat July 16 - Fargo, ND @ New Direction w/Batillus, Mutilation Rights, Sleeping in Gethsemane
Sun July 17 - Sioux Falls, SD - INIT FEST - @ The Vault
Wed July 27 - Madison, WI @ Project Lodge
Fri July 29 - Indianapolis, IN - DUDEFEST - @ The Hoosier Dome
Sun July 31 - Windsor, ON @ Coach & Horses
Mon Aug 1 - London, ON @ London Music Hall Lounge
Tues Aug 2 - Kitchener, ON @ Jamhole
Wed Aug 3 - Hamilton, ON @ Casbah w/This Hisses, Sex Beast
Thur Aug 4 - Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee's w/The Great Sabatini, Titan, Creeper
Fri Aug 5 - Ottawa, ON @ Cafe Dekcuf w/The Great Sabatini
Sat Aug 6 - Montreal, QC @ Club Lambi w/The Great Sabatini
Sun Aug 7 - Quebec City, QC @ L'Agitee w/The Great Sabatini

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Comments (16)

That bass player for Gholas needs to get over here and finish cleaning my bathroom

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2011 2:14 PM

are there any musicians left that don't look like total pussies? i don't know. i think some of these fools need a bitch slap, Chuck Norris style.

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2011 2:16 PM

Deafheaven was fucking intense! The singer was audible without a microphone at moments and the drummer is insanely talented (and looks like he's fuckin' 16!)

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2011 2:48 PM

Yellow teeth lol

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2011 2:52 PM

Fuck. So bummed I missed this. Hope they come back through in the fall sometime.

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2011 3:04 PM

Was anyone at this show actually old enough to drink?

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2011 3:05 PM

Yes, considering it was 21+

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2011 3:08 PM

Yeah, I'm sure that no one gets fake IDs anymore. That was just a 70s and 80s thing.

"Who are you gonna believe, me or my lying eyes?"

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2011 3:29 PM

Not one but TWO barefoot muthafuckas on that filthy Cake Shop floor. That shit should be outlawed.

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2011 5:07 PM

What??

Posted by Bass Player From Gholas | June 20, 2011 8:16 PM

They all look like they're having a nice time. Great!

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2011 9:25 PM

so glad the killers started playing black metal.

Posted by manbaby. | June 20, 2011 9:25 PM

cake shop is all ages. dont let them fool you. just put andys balls in your mouth and you're fine.

Posted by Anonymous | June 21, 2011 1:57 PM

you perma-negative BV readers are all a bunch of fucking hatewankers it's pathetic. who cares if there are young kids at a show?? aren't they supposed to be? i started going to shows in my early teens, is there something wrong with that? and while i'm at it, who cares if a metal show is a sausage fest? do you guys really expect there to be tons of super hot chicks at every metal show?? well, i've never been to one of YOUR band's shows, so i guess i don't know what it's all about, huh? i bet YOUR BAND brings ALL the hot chicks and 21+ year olds and it's a super rad perfect metal party where everyone is better than everyone else and everyone gets laid super hard!!

F.O.A.D.

Posted by adam | June 22, 2011 3:06 PM

+1... plus over 21 crowd usually are terrible at supporting the bands traveling threw.. younger crowds love to take merch off your hands

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

+1... plus over 21 crowd usually are terrible at supporting the bands traveling threw.. younger crowds love to take merch off your hands

Posted by Sara's Cooking Class Games | November 17, 2012 2:37 AM

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