Posted in music | pictures on September 26, 2011

photos by Keith Marlowe

Descendents

Time Out NY: These days, the Descendents seem to play more one-off festival gigs than full-on tours. How do you decide when to fire up the band again?

We go through periods of just blatant inactivity, and then we fairly whimsically just decide to start doing some shows. But because of the logistics of getting the four of us together, we seem to have bettter luck doing little weekends. You know, several of us have, quote, "real jobs"--Milo's job being very, very real, he's a biochemist at DuPont. And I guess in a way my day job, as it were, has become fairly real. I seem to have begun to lean on record producing quite a bit, although I still definitely do my fair share of drumming and songwriting. And so you throw those jobs into a pot of logistic stew along with everyone having wives and families and also the fact that we live in three different states... The bottom line is, we just get together whenever it's convenient for all of us, and as long as we continue to do it that way, then it's always fun.

Its been a long time comin', but the Descendents made it right at a sold-out Roseland Ballroom on Friday night with H2O and the recently reunited Suicide Machines. How was it? Their November set at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2010 was great (they've also since played NXNE and FYF Fest).

The show was one of a pair for Milo & co. this past weekend. The Descendents also swung by Philadelphia to play RiotFest East on 9/24 alongside Dead Milkmen, X (who are on their way towards NYC), Plow United, Hot Water Music, and many others. Descendents will next head to RiotFest in Chicago, their last scheduled US show for now. There they'll again share a bill with Suicide Machines as well as names like Weezer, Danzig Legacy (also coming to NYC and Fun Fun Fun Fest), ALL, Social Distortion (who play Izod Center with Foo Fighters tonight), and many others.

In somewhat related news, one of the Descendents' labels, Fat Wreck Chords (home of 2004's Cool To Be You), is having a CMJ showcase on 10/20 at Union Hall with: Dead To Me / The Flatliners / Banner Pilot / Old Man Markley / The Arteries. Tickets are on sale.

More Roseland pictures and the Descendents setlist is below.

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Suicide Machines

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DESCENDENTS at ROSELAND SETLIST 9/23/11 (via)
Descendants
Hope
Rotting out
Silly girl
I wanna be a bear
Sour Grapes
Pervert
I'm the one
I don't wanna grow up
Van
Talking
I like food
Myage
All-o-gistics
Everything sux
Clean Sheets
Nothing with you
When I get old
Suburban home
Weinerschnitzel
Get the time
Coffee mug
I'm not a loser
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Bikeage
Thank you
Coolidge
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Comments (23)

Holy shit, THAT's what the Suicide Machines singer looks like now? Dayummm....

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 1:09 PM

that's a great setlist

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 1:11 PM

fuck, I can't believe I blew it and didn't go to this. I blame being broke!

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 1:17 PM

1:09 totally beat me to it.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 1:22 PM

i remember suicide machines at irving in 97...they sucked then too.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 1:25 PM

I feel like the audience for the openers and the headliner would be completely different crowds.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 1:26 PM

They were as great on Friday as they have been every other time I have seen them live. Amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 1:31 PM

lots of sausage at this festival

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 1:35 PM

So I guess all of the girls up front have cocks? God, are you are fucking moron. Use the meme if it is appropriate. There are a TON of girls at a Descendents show.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 1:38 PM

H2O were great, Toby's a super solid dude. Descendents were absolutely amazing, smiles all around.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 1:47 PM

^exactly. Ran into Toby after not seeing him for awhile. Great guy. Great night all around.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 2:08 PM

2:08, he's come a loooong way from his SOIA roadie days. He was definitley one of the more 'violent' dancers at Killing Time, SOIA shows.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 2:13 PM

Whole night was awesome. Maybe because they are locals H2O seemed to have a small edge on crowd engagement.

Worth mentioning Civ and the singer of Madball both made guest appearances during the H2O set.

And holy crap Milo is still a killer frontman!

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 2:16 PM

Descendants = gig of the year.....fantastic.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 2:22 PM

I REALLY WISH I WENT TO THIS. Hopefully theyll play again

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 2:24 PM

Glad to see the Descendents still bringing it after all of these years. Wish I could've been there. My Two Things At Once cassette probably has more plays than any other in my collection. Myage!

Posted by Jason | September 26, 2011 2:27 PM

Social D isn't playing with the Foo Fighters tonight, Rise Against and Mariachi El Bronx are. Social Distortion is playing the MSG show in November.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 2:37 PM

R.I.P. Frank Navetta

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 2:45 PM


we're so fortunate to still have bill stevenson.

Posted by mechanic | September 26, 2011 3:43 PM

show of the year so far. suicide machines were suprisingly good. they had the crowd going early. H2O amped it up a bit and had the home crowd moving. descendents capped off a beautiful night with a stellar setlist. if you missed out on this, you fucked up.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 8:36 PM

@2:16 weirder that scott vogel is actually the singer for terror, not madball. Although madballs guitarist played for h20 and hoya was walking around moving people aside. That show was so tight.

Posted by Anonymous | September 26, 2011 9:30 PM

9:30 wow, he really knows his stuff. Bet he's like friends with band and has pics of him posing with all of them on his iPhone. So cool.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 7:18 AM

their tats rule.

Posted by tim | August 18, 2013 8:21 PM

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