Posted in metal | music | pictures on September 15, 2011

Weedeater words by Lindsay Maharry, photos & Oxbow words by BBG

Weedeater
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Weedeater headlined Europa Saturday night (9/10), playing alongside Oxbow, Bison BC, and Fight Amp as part of a larger tour for Weedeater & co. It was a rare one-off for Oxbow.

Weedeater as a band, and as people, are completely unaffected, giving their live show a remarkable jolt of undeniable authenticity. Beloved frontman "Dixie" Dave Collins' collision of dirty Southern grit and seemingly effortless talent is mesmerizing. Collins started the show off with a back pocket full of salami cold cuts and an arm full of American flag Budweiser. After riffing Sleep for the sound test, the band exploded into "God Luck and Good Speed". The room shook.

Cross-eyed madman Collins is also a jack of many trades. One minute he's knocking himself in the head, while the next he's straight-faced and seamlessly manipulating feedback in perfect sync with the rest of the band. Between growled lyrics, Collins shot strands of mucus in and out of his mouth, but not without casualties; spit strung through his beard for the rest of the set. He didn't wipe it away.

At one point, early on, he found a bottle of water on the stage. "What the fuck is this for? washin' clothes or something?," he muttered to himself, then threw the bottle over his shoulder and pounded the rest of his beer. He never missed a beat. - LM

Oxbow
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Oxbow (my favorite band of the night) vocalist Eugene Robinson's well-documented knowledge of the combative arts translates to his moves on stage, punctuating big bang moments from the songs with uppercuts and downward fist strikes. Slithering to the band's bluesy-avant-jazz-meets-Am-Rep backing, Robinson would disrobe piece by piece- eventually grabbing, fondling and thrusting himself in his skivvies and a black leather vest. To say Robinson's performance is confrontational is an understatement, but also to discount Oxbow as a band with a novelty frontman would be a travesty. The trio of Dan Adams, Greg Davis, and Niko Wenner are exceptional musicians that write incredibly compelling tunes regardless of the vocal situation. David Yow knows it, so take notes young folk... this is how it should be done: raw, in your face, soulful, brutal and excellent.

Fight Amp and Bison BC also delivered my favorite performances yet. Bison are at the top of their live game. More pictures from the show, below...

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Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 11:54 AM

lol@ the guy pouring beer nowhere near his mouth

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 11:57 AM

jesus...what a scene. Hillbillies & S&M dudes. It looks like the ninth circle of hell....wtf is wrong w/ people?

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 11:58 AM

That black guy is something out of my worst nightmares, next to chris brown flying

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 12:00 PM

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Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 12:11 PM

seems like a great time
if your half a retard

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 12:13 PM

Modern day metalheads are a weird bunch. So confused.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 12:39 PM

this is the dregs of society :(

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 12:41 PM

12:13 "you are...you're" come on retard, get with the program.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 12:41 PM

did the audience at this show buy their PBR's with food stamps?

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 12:56 PM

If my half a retard?

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 12:58 PM

12:41 = adding no substantive value to internet conversations since 2005.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 1:00 PM

this was in Brooklyn? What a disgrace! Hey hillbillies, please keep your clown shit out of my hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 1:01 PM

Wha da Shizzle my NIGGUH why u gotz tapez on yo eerrzz?

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 1:03 PM

so this is what happens when your mom smokes crack when she's pregnant with you

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 1:08 PM

yeah, there were a lot of alcohol fetal syndrome kids both performing and in attendance at this show.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 1:15 PM

I dunno. I think that frontman to weedeater is rather photogenic.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 1:20 PM

^yeah if you were a photojournalist doing a story on Appalachia

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 1:24 PM

It's just shock value theatrics. Quit being such a pussy.

Of course it's going to evolve over time as people become desensitized to shock tactics of the generation before.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 1:27 PM

everyone in the audience ought to be ashamed of themselves. Especially the pudgy white boy in the dashiki.

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 1:31 PM

9/17 Sammy Sweetheart and Radiohead (?)

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 1:35 PM

Eugene Robinson travels around the country fucking married white women

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 5:19 PM

All y'all are pussies. Weedeater are more worldy, emotionally centered, cultured, artistic and intelligent than all you Seinfeld wannabe bitches combined. And they get laid more too.

Posted by Nasty Nate | September 15, 2011 7:53 PM

These hillbillies are not fit to clean the lenses of my wire-frame Ray Bans, nor tie the little leather laces of my LL Bean dock-siders.
For shame!

Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2011 8:33 PM

The Hillbilly comments are hilarious when 90% of the Brooklyn indie bands look and sound like country tinged soft rock from the 70s. This is the same shit only with a lot more passion and fun. What a bunch of pussies the current generation of "indie rockers" are! I can't wait for the next wave of indie music to come and save us from all the boring shit we are all swimming in. At least the "metal" bands are putting in some effort.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 2:31 AM

did the photographer just dump the entire contents of his or her SD card into this post? it was a bitch scrolling through the 100 or so photos to post this

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 2:47 AM

Oxbow is amazing. They are no hillbillies.

Posted by KyleHL | September 16, 2011 10:00 AM

@12:13 Calling people retards without a clue of what a contraction is or how it is used just about sums up the intelligence of the hummus joke making Brooklyn Vegan / Bowery Presents audience.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2011 12:34 PM

Oxbow are great, Weedeater are a bit annoying. What's with all the snooty class elitism? Vice magazine irreverence or just ignorance? People who are revolted by the diversity in humanity why are you living in NYC?

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2011 4:48 PM

I wish I lived in nyc.

Posted by Jake | February 10, 2014 6:17 PM

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