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photos by Konstantin Sergeyev

Stiff Little Fingers @ Gramercy
Stiff Little Fingers

Stiff Little Fingers played two NYC shows last week, tagging Europa on June 2nd and Gramercy Theater on June 3rd as part of their tour surrounding their appearance at Punk Rock Bowling:

How do I even begin to describe the degree of epic-ness for an event like the 13th Annual Punk Rock Bowling Tournament and Music Festival in Downtown Las Vegas? A lineup of rare punk bands from around the world? Sure! It takes place during a three-day weekend? Yes'm! A party venue? You bet your ass!

More than 24 bands performed at the yearly festival put together by BYO Records over the course of this past Memorial Day weekend. Bands included local greats such as the Descendents, as well as the forefathers of punk, Cock Sparrer...

The official first event of the festival didn't kick off until Saturday night, instead of Friday like last year's, but most attendees had rolled in Friday night, as several club shows with bonus bands were going on throughout the weekend. Saturday's diverse lineup included the '80s hardcore sounds of the Grim, the vintage tones of Stiff Little Fingers, and the comrade-like beats of Dropkick Murphys.

Stiff Little Fingers played most of their classics--"Wasted Life," "Barbwire Love," "Suspect Device," even their highly gratifying cover of the Specials "It Doesn't Make it Alright."-[OC Weekly]

Stiff Little Fingers, which features original members Jake Burns and Ali McMordie (in addition to Steve Grantley and Ian McCallum), are currently working on new material for a forthcoming LP and have three songs in the pipeline, all of which they have been known to play live: "Liars Club, "One Man Island" and "Full Steam Backwards". No word on when that album will be recorded/released as of now. Pictures from their NYC show at Gramercy Theatre with Kraut are in this post.

Descendents, who returned at Fun Fun Fun Fest in 2010, have since also played some Australia, European and California shows in addition to Punk Rock Bowling. Their upcoming reunion shows include NXNE (with Fucked Up and Off!) in Toronto, D-Tox Rock Fest (also in Canada), and Riot Fest in Chicago.

More pictures of the Stiff Little Fingers Gramercy show, video of one awkward moment, and videos of Descendents in Las Vegas too, below...

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STIFF LITTLE FINGERS @ Gramercy Theatre

Descendents Punk Rock Bowling 2011 - Silly Girl

Descendents - Punk Rock Bowling 2011 - I Don't Wanna Grow Up

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Comments (15)

Wow, Doug Holland ain't looking too hot.

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2011 12:13 PM

The opening band at Europa, local rock and roll heroes HEAP kicked ass that night as well. No mention?

Posted by Ron | June 8, 2011 1:18 PM

Stiff Little Fingers is a good performer, I like their performance in the show, I have watched it locally online, but really after watch that I feel that I have to purchase ticket for their next concert/show and watch them live.

Posted by Factrue | June 8, 2011 1:30 PM

^ English much?

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2011 2:06 PM

2:06--empathy much? Ever move to another country where you aren't a native speaker of the dominant language?

Posted by Brian | June 8, 2011 2:11 PM

i have something that is stiff and little but it is not my finger.

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2011 2:13 PM

^ Your sense of humor?

Posted by Ron | June 8, 2011 2:15 PM

Stiff Little Weiners

I'm here all week

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2011 2:16 PM

Ian McCallum is not on this tour with SLF due to an illness in his family. John Hagarty from Naked Raygun is filling in for the US tour.

Posted by Fortyver | June 8, 2011 3:47 PM

I also like their performance in the show and wish to purchase tickets for their next show using the popular web site ticketbots.com.

Posted by SeƱor | June 8, 2011 4:06 PM

SLF and HEAP need to play NYC more often.

Posted by Anonymous | June 8, 2011 5:37 PM

Doug Holland was Rocking his ass off! You should talk.......You,JEALLOUS basterd.you?
think your so HOT! HA! let me see you pull off a show that amazing!!!!

Posted by Nik | June 9, 2011 10:41 PM

That frist comment on KRAUT was some backstabbing shit! Get a life you unhuman
no life fucker!!!!!

Posted by the frist comment | June 11, 2011 5:11 AM

I don't know what that frist comment was talking about. Doug was in fine form that night. I cant wait for KRAUT to play again.

Posted by Jobe | July 5, 2011 7:40 AM

Thanks for the peeps...Pulling for the KRAUT mister Mr, Doug Holland..Far fro dead peeps..In fact..I feel better now then I did when I was 17..Thanks again..And I'd love to wrap my fingers around that first comment just to see eye ball erect-us!!! C.V.

Posted by Chuck Vanderlose | February 10, 2013 9:41 AM

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