Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on August 8, 2011

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

Cold Cave @ Bowery Ballroom
Cold Cave
Cold Cave

After much speculation about who the "xxxx xxxx" was in the previously announced Converge/All Pigs Must Die House of Vans lineup, Converge has confirmed that the two word, eight letter mystery band is in fact Cold Cave (and strangely not Trap Them). What's more, according to Converge, the August 25th show has been moved to August 24th. The RSVP for the new date, unconfirmed by the Vans website at the moment, is still open.

Oh, and if you do RSVP, you might notice that the confirmation email spits out the following lineup: "Converge, **** **** (SPECIAL GUEST), ***** (SPECIAL GUEST) and All Pigs Must Die". Is there one more five letter band still to be announced? .

RSVP is also still open for the previously discussed Tokyo Police Club / Against Me! / Big Freedia / Japanther / Team Robespierre show happening at House of Vans on 8/18.

Cold Cave played Bowery Ballroom over the weekend with Austra and Cult of Youth...

Before Cold Cave was ready to melt faces, Canadian new wavers Austra opened the show, pleasing the crowd with their stellar chops. Led by singer songwriter Katie Stelmanis, the band's sound could be described as beautifully haunting and catchy. We stood in awe as Stelmanis began to belt out the lyrics to "Lose It," the song that will end up being their break out hit....

When the clock struck the witching hour, Cold Cave took the stage to a massive roar of applause. The show started with Eisold tossing sunflowers into the crowd to the pleasure of fans of both sexes...

The capacity crowd hung on each note and each hardcore synth beat. The front of the house was literally shaking, as concert goers jumped in unison. The tight three piece, all dressed in black, flawlessly recreated songs like "Love Comes Close" and "Confetti" for a live audience, while at the same time extending them into danceable jams. Our only complaint about the show, was the duration of the set as it only clocked in at a touch over an hour. The next time the band returns, we need a two plus hour blistering set. -[Local Bozo]

Pictures are on this post.

The Bowery show, the end of a month-long tour for Cold Cave, was also Austra's second NYC show in a month after their appearance at Pier 54.

Cult of Youth plays NYC again on August 17th at Saint Vitus along with the NYC debut of Chelsea Wolfe, and Planning for Burial. Tickets are on sale.

More pictures from Bowery Ballroom and the Cold Cave set list, below...

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Cold Cave at Bowery Ballroom, 8/6/11 SETLISt
Icons of Summer
Youth and Lust
Confetti
Love Comes Close
Theme From Tomorrowland
Villains of the Moon
I've Seen the Future and It's No Place for Me
Burning Sage
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The Laurels of Erotomania
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Comments (41)

Special Guest = Botch

Posted by Takk | August 8, 2011 11:30 AM

What happend to you Wes?

I remember you going apeshit during American Nightmare/Give up the Ghost days....

now you're playing pop songs.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 11:31 AM

People who enjoy Cold Cave probably don't even know that Wes was fronting hardcore band back in the day....

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 11:36 AM

Special Guest of five letters: NKOTB

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 11:38 AM

11:31: Throwing sunflowers is the new going apeshit.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 11:40 AM

Dude makes fucking bank though because Pete Wentz ripped off all of his lyrics.

An AN show here would be awesome.

But are you serious? Botch?

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 11:42 AM

Could this have possibly been any good?

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 11:43 AM

^11:43 Yes, it was great, actually.

Also, didn't they play three songs during the encore?

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 11:46 AM

Austra has got to seriously be the worst band I've ever heard on BV, and that's saying a lot. Zombie-Slutwave?

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 11:47 AM

1142 lol i forgot about that lawsuit again pete wentz. how much $$$ do you think he got?!

and no i was just joking about botch. although it would be wonderful. they wouldn't be billed before cold cave anyway....

it's probably CULTS!

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 11:47 AM

did cold cave do any AN/GUTH covers?

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 11:51 AM

lol whoops..GUTG

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 11:54 AM

special guest: SLUNT

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 11:57 AM

Theres nothing wrong with branching out, just like Dennis did from
refused. Most people just eventually grow out of hardcore music. I loved it when I was fifteen and hated my parents but now just watching some dude scream incoherent nonesense on stage for forty-five minutes is just embarassing. Cold cave unfortunately, um, isn't that great really but I admire people for maturing and trying new things.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 12:03 PM

Why the fuck is cold cave playing with Converge. That doesn't make sense. I really hope the special guest is pg.99

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 12:04 PM

KEN Mode should be in the lineup with Converge on 8/24.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 12:09 PM

Yep, this is BS. American Nightmare were totally in the "fag" bashing hardcore scene. Ulta alpha male garbage.. What a change.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 12:44 PM

Special Guest = Gibby

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 1:04 PM

panic broke up?

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 1:08 PM

it was Austra's show they pull it off with ease it just flows out of them naturally hypnotic and effortless cool,,they won't be opening shows like this much longer . Cold Cave were good but it just seems like they were trying to "make show" with all the strobes and new-wave posturing since there is very little live playing as a three piece ,, i think they kind of went down a couple notches since Caralee McElroy left.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 2:17 PM

Special Guest = Panic

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 2:22 PM

Special Guest = ZZ Top

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 2:29 PM

botch would be amazing plz.

American Nightmere> GiveUpTheGhost

coldcave > American Nightmere

some girls > coldcave

suck my dick

Posted by bonerface | August 8, 2011 3:15 PM

cold cave sucks

Posted by bonerface | August 8, 2011 3:16 PM

wes should chop off his other hand, then his dick, than his head

Posted by bonerface | August 8, 2011 3:17 PM

Jethro Tull > Dream Theater > 24-7 Spyz > Cold Cave > Mayhem

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 3:28 PM

YES!!!!!! GREAT NEWS!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 3:46 PM

Panic is definitely playing now. Confirmed.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 3:53 PM

Cold Cave > Converge

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 3:55 PM

3:53: Send us the link, then.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 4:14 PM

American Nightmare was never a "fag" bashing band.....what the fuck? Where do people come up with these things....

Also, the reason Cold Cave is playing with Converge is pretty obvious in my opinion if Converge picked the bands they wanted to play with them, which it seems is the case.

Regardless, I am stoked to see a diverse gig with both Converge and Cold Cave on the same bill. Sometimes, it's pretty fucking boring watching Converge play with bands that all sound similar to them whenever they play a show in the Northeast region.

Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2011 4:29 PM

Ray & Porcell 7in > EPMD > Lenny Kravitz > Cold Cave > Napalm Death

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 4:38 PM

What kind of music do BV readers actually like?

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 5:17 PM

We like all sorts of music. The only common element that all of us BV'ers share is our love for the hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 5:29 PM

Actually we don't like any music, we just come here to mock and ridicule obscure bands in order to feel superior.

oh, and the only thing we hate more than music is hummus guy. And frohawk guy.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 5:35 PM

Cold Cave fans are going to roundhoused at this show. Right in their stupid faces.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 6:20 PM

"What kind of music do BV readers actually like?"

See how you don't get an answer? It's because BVers don't want bands that they like revealed since they fear their precious bands getting slagged, thus ruining their sense of entitlement that keeps them alive during the day.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 6:48 PM

i like they might be giants. :)

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2011 11:17 PM

Is that a Rose McDowall impersonator in Cult Of Youth?

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 3:13 AM

Cold Cave is kareoke.

Posted by Anonymous | August 9, 2011 11:41 AM

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