Posted in music | tour dates | venues on October 26, 2011

by BBG

Citizens Arrest at Europa (more by Keith Marlowe)
Citizens Arrest

"Joe Martin, who played in Citizens Arrest during ABC No Rio's early days, remembers the space as offering a second chance. "For me, I had made the promise to myself that I would stop going to hardcore shows the day I got beat up. And then it happened to me, at one of the hardcore matinees they had--Judge, Born Against, and Affirmative Action. Some skinhead picked a fight with me and maybe I didn't get beat up, but I did get punched. So I said, that was it, no more, because I knew everytime I would go to a show from then on, I'd see this guy and panic and run away. But then ABC started, and right then and there, that feeling stopped. Every week I'd go there, I didn't care who was playing--I'd go support any band, and I guess for a while a lot of other people did too. There'd be a solid 50 people for every show."" [ABC No Rio history]
Citizens Arrest will play ABC No Rio again on 12/17/2011, their first time since 1991! Joining them is the all-star lineup of Mind Eraser, Night Birds, The Inflatable Children and Death First at what will one of the last shows in the old ABC No Rio space. It's also a benefit for the the organization which will get a new building in 2012 (we don't have an exact close date yet). $10 gets you in the door. No advanced tickets.

Other upcoming shows at ABC No Rio include Japanther with The Homewreckers, Devestation Wagon, TitFit on 10/29, Boom Boom Kid, Wud Link, Ilegales Sin Fronteras, and Mi Culpa on 11/5, Wound, Skelptarsis, Kama Rupa, and (A)Truth on 11/12,Miscegnator, Coke Bust, DBCR, Sick Fix on 11/19 (Coke Bust play later that night with Masakari at Acheron), Tombs & Inhuman on 12/3, and Mischief Brew, The Swaggerin' Growlers and more TBA on 12/10.

Japanther, who played CMJ last week at Party Xpo and DROM on 10/21, has one other date scheduled before the end of the year, on 12/2 in Troy, NY at EMPAC as part of a "commissioned performance piece."

As previously mentioned, members of Mind Eraser will hit Acheron next week (on 11/3) as part of The Rival Mob, with appearances from Young Offenders, Give, and Airfix Kits.

Check out a video of Citizens Arrest and other bands playing ABC No Rio in the early 90s, below...

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Comments (27)

Animal Crackers, son.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2011 10:36 AM

"So I said, that was it, no more, because I knew everytime I would go to a show from then on, I'd see this guy and panic and run away."


lulz, what a little bitch

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2011 10:42 AM

10:42 lol

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2011 11:19 AM

@10:42 Anonymous, much?

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2011 12:00 PM

Animal Crackers- never gonna happen

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2011 12:07 PM

Always down for some Tombs.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2011 12:18 PM

About time this place is getting renovated. Any chance they can renovate the whole "Shows starting obscenely later than scheduled" thing?

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2011 12:41 PM

^ That doesn't just go for the ABC No Rio venue, either.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2011 12:59 PM

Is this vegan?

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2011 1:10 PM

12:00 get a sense of humour retard.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2011 1:24 PM

^ not funny

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2011 1:48 PM

1:24 spells things british-ly. 12:00 is fond of using little-girl isms.
you both suck.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2011 3:39 PM

^ the above douche is "fond" of pointing things out despite his arbitrary use of hyphens.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2011 3:58 PM

soon... not exactly.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2011 4:00 PM

Is 3:58 the humourist or is he the mall chick?

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2011 4:15 PM

People with egos behind a computer = people whose egos are reduced to shreds in real life.


Enjoy life!

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2011 4:28 PM

And people with eggos behind a computer are very happy and full! Enjoy eggos!

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2011 4:41 PM

^ now that is funny!

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2011 4:47 PM

Haha Joe Martin is a total pussy.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2011 5:40 PM

Always down yall for things british-ly.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2011 7:18 PM

leggo my eggo you hipster douche

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2011 4:12 PM

Leggo, much?

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2011 4:20 PM

I think Joe Martin is handsome!

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 7:10 PM

I think he is too!

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2011 9:27 PM

Always down yall for things british-ly.

Posted by forums | November 29, 2011 12:23 PM

If you watched more than 5 minutes of Four Tet you'd know it wasn't "knob turning". He wasn't pushing play and jumping around like a moron (looking at you John Maus). Of course, people are going to react initially to someone moving around on stage but after further inspection it's the MUSIC that matters, right?

Posted by l],km | January 18, 2012 2:21 PM

I agree with what that one person said enjoy life

Posted by jordon | August 12, 2013 7:59 PM

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