Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on July 5, 2011

photos by Deneka Peniston, words by BBG

Cro-Mags @ Bowery Ballroom
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The venue was packed and it was a tattoo convention of NYC born and bred punks. You could tell the band was beloved by the hometown crowd and John Joseph's patter with the crowd was on cue. He got a message across (it's the food not the pharmaceuticals that can save us) along with some humor "you need to watch some soul train clips before you come back up here with that stuff" to one rhythmically challanged stage diver...

NYHC is a genre unto itself, with bands like Agnostic Front, Murphy's Law, Madball and of course the Cro-Mags doing the heavy lifting to get it where it is today, which is, I assure you from my travels abroad, very international and still growing. -[Punk Outlaw]

That review refers to Cro-Mags' headlining appearance at Bowery Ballroom on July 1st. Support came from Wisdom in Chains, Death Threat, and RazorBlade HandGranade. Pictures are in this post.

If, like me, you spent your July 4th weekend out of town and half-wishing you didn't miss the show, you're in luck: Cro-Mags will play a FREE show at House of Vans on July 29th and with Fucked Up! (thanks Sean). The Friday night date is one of the four unannounced House of Vans lineups. NO RSVP yet, but RSVP is still open for the next House of Vans event on July 14th with Superchunk, OFF! and Lemuria.

Meanwhile find Jon Joseph on one of his historic Rocks Off walking tours. He and Jake Szufnarowski (whose band 'Tragedy' is in residency at Brooklyn Bowl this month) take groups out every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Fucked Up and Cro-Mags also both recently played Chaos in Tejas. Fucked Up was also just in NYC to play Terminal 5 and 285 Kent.

More pictures of Cro-Mags (none of the support) and a video from Bowery, below...

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Cro-Mags Concert in NYC July 2011

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Comments (30)

Life's tough for Cro-Mags since the government raised the retirement age.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 3:48 PM

Man, I love seeing shows at Bowery Ballroom

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 3:49 PM

Meh, tatooed sausage

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 3:52 PM

Great pictures!!

(3:52 likes goat cock)

Posted by Jim | July 5, 2011 4:00 PM

Hey now! Just what is wrong with goat cock?

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 4:04 PM

I wanted to post this anonymously here because my boyfriend never reads this site's comments anymore and I figured there would be enough guys around to give me their take.

Me and my boyfriend have been together for four years now. He's smart, attractive, successful, a great lover and has always treated me great, been there for me and me likewise but lately I've been having the urge to try something different before he asks me to marry him. I definitely plan on saying yes when he does, but I also think this may be my last opportunity to experience being a single woman before we get fully, fully committed.

Is it selfish of me to ask this of him or am I being completely reasonable? Really what I want is one last wild fling with a well hung guy just to feel what it's like.

Please be as critical or helpful as you wish! Thanks :)

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 4:08 PM

Can't wait to see Fucked Up again!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 4:11 PM

Lolz @ "Wisdom in China"

Posted by KL | July 5, 2011 4:29 PM

lunkhead rock

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 4:42 PM

4:42, go back to listening to Bright Eyes bitch.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 4:43 PM

^said lunkhead

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 4:54 PM

4:54 only makes $70k a year. Loser.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 5:02 PM

Sweet tatoos, knuckle draggers...

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 5:17 PM

ahh the weekly Fucked Up post...

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 5:40 PM

These are fantastic pictures!

Posted by JT | July 5, 2011 7:02 PM

5:17's too stupid to spell. In turn, stay in Kansas City and punch yourself in the face.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 7:41 PM

Bloodclot is the man. Real OG......Been down since before these hipster dudes were born...

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 11:24 PM

Oh man these Van's shows are shaping up to be BEAST! Fucked Up and Cro-Mags? Superchunck and OFF!? Also Converge has very strongly hinted they are one of the unannounced bands!

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 1:21 AM

Yeah, all of these hateful comments about the Van's shows when really, they're probably the best top to bottom lineups with great punk/hardcore bands new and old. It's like we're living in the prime of 80s hardcore all over again and I love it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 8:19 AM

Remember when SNL did that skit with William Shatner where he goes to the Star Trek convention and tells them all to go home and get a life, that the show was cancelled 30 years ago?

Well, consider this your William Shatner moment Cro-Mag fans.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 9:24 AM

"Remember when SNL did that skit with William Shatner where he goes to the Star Trek convention and tells them all to go home and get a life?

That applies to you also, typical BV commenters."

I agree.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 9:34 AM

9:24 quickly went to youtube at 9:29 to listen to a cro mags song as he never heard one before.

Chump.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 11:45 AM

Stop hating on cro-mags. They are boss.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 1:10 PM

Sell outs.

True punks do not play Bowery shows.

Boycott the Bowery.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 1:55 PM

who cares about playing shitty shows in basements?

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 4:30 PM

11:45
suck ma shit yo
Cro-Mags take the moose cock real deep
and so do you, Slurpy

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 11:05 PM

Old guy rock post
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Sausage post (TV time out)
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Brooze Cruize post
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Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2011 11:08 PM

UCB clone aspiring comedy conventional guy\gal doesn't realize 4:08 PM is spam. But then again Moshe Kasher and Comedy Meltdown are really not funny with their mock the crowd of 20 people act.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 1:53 AM

Remember when SNL did that skit with William Shatner where he goes to the Star Trek convention and tells them all to go home and get a life, that the show was cancelled 30 years ago?

Star Trek continued for a long time after ego man Shatner wasnt on anymore which it made it a much more interesting series especially with better quality writing also.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2011 2:01 AM

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