Posted in metal | music | pictures on October 13, 2011

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin, words by BBG

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Without the mega-firepower of the Metalliance lineup with Saint Vitus, Crowbar, Kylesa (who play NYC on 10/22), Red Fang (who support Mastodon), Howl (who plays the Metal Suckfest) and The Atlas Moth (who recently played NYC) backing them, Helmet headlined a different kind of show at Bowery Ballroom on Tuesday (10/11), with support from Skeleton Key. This time the focus was NOT on their classic LP Meantime but quite the opposite; Helmet pretty much avoided the LP entirely save for a performance of "Give It". Full set-list is below along with more pictures from the show.

In semi-related news, the Metal Suckfest has completed its lineup for the the two-day festival (and pre-game with Mayhem), adding appearances from All Pigs Must Die, This is Hell, 3, and Last Chance to Reason. Tickets are still available.

For Bowery Ballroom, this Helmet show came right after a two-night run by the Lemonheads and before the Rosebuds headlined the stage.

More Helmet pictures and all tour dates are below.

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HELMET - 2011 TOUR DATES
13 Oct 2011 The Black Cat Washington DC
14 Oct 2011 Neighborhood Charlotte, NC
15 Oct 2011 Sickboyz Lounge Daytona Beach, FL
16 Oct 2011 Brewster's Pit Jacksonville, FL
18 Oct 2011 Double Down Gainsville, FL
19 Oct 2011 Smithe's Old Bar Atlanta, GA
20 Oct 2011 Zydeco Birmingham, AL
21 Oct 2011 Soul Kitchen Mobile, AL
22 Oct 2011 One Eyed Jack's New Orleans, LA
23 Oct 2011 Juanita's Little Rock, AR
25 Oct 2011 Riot Room Kansas City, MO
26 Oct 2011 MoJo's Columbia, MO
27 Oct 2011 The End Nashville, TN
28 Oct 2011 Phoenix Hill Tavern Louisville, KY
29 Oct 2011 Frankie's Toledo, OH

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Comments (23)

Never mind that Lemonheads farce, now this was a great show!

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2011 11:59 AM

no stanier = not helmet

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2011 12:01 PM

helMEHt

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2011 12:02 PM

Page Hamilton is helmet.

No page = no helmet

page in the band = helmet

don't be an idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2011 12:58 PM

Just have a Helmet/Battles tour next time. Problem solved!

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2011 1:00 PM

I didn't even know skeleton Key was still a band. You have to love the junk drum set, always fun to watch.

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2011 1:11 PM

I went to a brawl and a Helmet show broke out.

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2011 2:05 PM

I love hummus, I mean Helmet

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2011 2:30 PM

poor Skeleton Key. I saw them open for Morphine like 20 years ago... they're still an opening act. too bad, they are a very good band.

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2011 2:46 PM

the set list is wrong 8-B

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2011 2:53 PM

Helmet still tear it up live! They were great with saint vitus when I saw them.

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2011 3:57 PM

2:05: I take it you didn't go then? The moshing at this show was way milder than the ones last year.

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2011 4:13 PM

should change their name to Page Hamilton

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2011 4:22 PM

Skeleton Key...still keeping the old school industrial percussion spirit alive ala Z'ev and SPK...electric drilling slabs of sheet metal no less!

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2011 4:27 PM

i moshed the fuckin shit out of that show. i pushed and shoved. i wanted to go up to the balcony and jump off but the bouncer wouldnt let me.

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2011 4:33 PM

4:22: Page Hamilton has done solo material under his name already. Why change Helmet to Page Hamilton, when the songs are by Helmet?

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2011 4:42 PM

HelMEHt

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2011 5:25 PM

dudes rule

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2011 6:04 PM

I wish I had gone to this! They're one of the few heavy bands from the 90's that I still listen to. No one compares!

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2011 12:59 PM

Great show, great pics! The guy holding the set list against his belly is the son of a bitch that groped my wife and my friend's girlfriend. Of course the girls just told us after the bum left, which was actually good to his face. Page Hamilton is great!!!

Posted by Ed | October 14, 2011 2:40 PM

Helmet sucks compared the single greatest band in music history, the SPinnn DoCCCTORSS!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2011 3:22 PM

^ Go do some more coke please.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2011 3:28 PM

Helmet fucking destroys!

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2011 3:48 PM

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