Posted in metal | music | pictures on September 12, 2011

by BBG

Despise You
Despise You
Despise You

"He couldn't get through an entire set without fucking up once," Despise You's Chris Elder quipped while looking at Phil Vera before the final song of the Despise You set at Shea Stadium last night (9/11). It was a minor speedbump in an otherwise excellent set from the band and a stark contrast from Phil Vera's appearance with Crom in NYC in 2008. At that show, the protagonist and his cohorts were so obliterated, they barely got through a single song. Both were beyond entertaining albeit in entirely different ways. Ancient history aside, Despise You made recent history with their first-ever NYC appearance at Shea Stadium, blasting through a mix of classics and material from their recent split with Agoraphobic Nosebleed.

Sunday night's bill was completely dedicated to speed-arts in varying levels of popularity and venom. Despise you's tour-mates Magrudergrind and Defeatist represent the two ends of the grind spectrum, with the former being the most talked about and the latter being one of the most underrated. Both bands delivered excellent sets with the room at 1/2 - 2/3 capacity by the time Defeatist opened the show, and a moshing, crowd-surfing crowd by the time Magrudergrind hit the stage for their set (greeted, appropriately, by side one of Mobb Deep's The Infamous LP). Backslider and The Communion filled out the remainder of the bill.

Defeatist recently released a new song from their Tyranny of Decay LP, but now you can stream the ENTIRE LP below. Order a copy.

More pictures from the show and all Despise You/Magrudergrind tour dates are also below...

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Comments (24)

Who's the cholla?

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 4:13 PM

the show had to have smelt like ballz

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 4:13 PM

show of the year? thx Catbomb

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 4:22 PM

why is that man in the second photo doing sit ups?

cool photos, bbg.

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 4:31 PM

Despise You is what Dengue Fever would like if they went hardcore.

Posted by donn | September 12, 2011 4:38 PM

Hyperhidrosis rock --- pass

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 4:40 PM

@4:31

That guy was moshing for most of the show and during Despise You decided he wanted to rest.... in the middle of the floor.

Thx for reading!

Posted by BBG | September 12, 2011 4:40 PM

@4:22 definitely show of the year

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 4:48 PM

Disgusting show at an unbearable venue. How has this place not be shut down?

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 5:55 PM

100 photos of complete and utter ugly-ness

yuck

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 5:56 PM

One fashion faux pas too many for some. One day metal folk will understand what swarmy hipsters have known for years: nobody goes to a show for the tunes, it's all about how you look and dress.

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 6:05 PM

FUCK !!!!
Now I'm really pissed I missed this show..

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 6:11 PM

Where's Frohawk?

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 6:26 PM

haven't been to a show like that in a while- was great to see Chris Dodge rocking out! But what's with all the journalists in the front row taking pictures literally every three seconds? Just enjoy it!

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 6:47 PM

Venue was hot as fuck, but DY killed it.

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 8:35 PM

4:13: I'm sure you are quite familiar with that smell.

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 9:21 PM

girls vocals for DY is SO bad but everyone has to pretend they aren't.

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 9:26 PM

Lost my shit during DY. I'm bringing Cook's champagne to every punk show from now on.

GRINDPAGNE!

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 11:55 PM

Lucas Lee is a bro

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2011 1:37 AM

Would have liked to have seen a few of these bands but I definitely would have left before Despise You.

Couldnt have been overwhelming hot in there too bad. Magik Makers played there in July during the heat wave and no band played for very long that night because it was unbearable in that damn place.

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2011 3:07 AM

Fuck photographers at hardcore shows. You're getting moshed if you get in my fucking way

Posted by Anonymous | September 14, 2011 6:29 PM

Despise You came out from the westside and killed the eastcoast!!! Thanks again for the awesome show.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2011 4:07 PM

Fever would like if they went hardcore.

Posted by Aeronaves | January 26, 2012 8:55 PM

whats the finger mean

Posted by Greg | February 10, 2014 6:36 PM

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