Posted in metal | music | pictures on October 10, 2011

by BBG

Thou @ ABC No Rio
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DIY mainstay ABC No Rio erupted on Saturday afternoon (10/8) when Thou played a cover of Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" (video below), though by the time they launched into said cover the packed and sold out room was already knee deep in great riffs. Kicking off with an awesome set from Argonauts, the show also featured an appearance from Thou tourmates The Body and locals Alkahest. The show is one of a select few remaining afternoon matinees at the space, with the building being torn down and rebuilt in 2012.

Argonauts, on their way to a Philadelphia show that night, opened the show. The band, comprised of John & Dave of Burnt By The Sun, Brett of East of The Wall, and Dimitri of ex-Dillinger Escpae Plan fame, had many elements in common with Burnt By The Sun; groovy, noise-dotted metal-core riffs are central to the band's sound. Argonauts have no recorded material thus far, but when those records do hit, I'll be on the hunt for them.

Alkahest's doom followed Argonauts who were followed up with booming two-piece doom juggernaut The Body. In the close quarters of ABC No Rio, my friend remarked to me that this was the first time that he could hear the vocals so clearly and I agreed; Chip's no-microphone screams are usually buried amongst the wash of vibrating 10-inch speakers. Another fun set from the band, who promised me that they'd be back soon with their collaboration with Braveyoung.

Its been quite a treat to see favorites Thou in NYC lately, and the swaying crowd definitely agreed. Said Beasties cover closed out Thou's set at ABC No Rio, which saw the crowd erupting into moshpits and swinging back and forth. Thou will be on the road a lot more in the coming months, so if you missed them, look for them on the road soon, and live vicariously through the video below.

More pictures and video from the show below...

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Argonauts | NYC @ Abc No Rio | 08 Oct 2011

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The Body | NYC @ Abc No Rio | 08 Oct 2011

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Thou | NYC @ Abc No Rio | 08 Oct 2011

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Comments (15)

yes, sausage.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 12:37 PM

how come providence hasn't discovered deodorant yet?

Posted by ME | October 10, 2011 12:57 PM

ABC looks alot nicer then when I used to hang there in the late 80's early 90's. Backyard still looks like a shithole. Bugout Society, Animal Crackers, GO! and Citizens Arrest shows were always a good time.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 1:09 PM

Horrible PA, bad body odor, but a great show nonetheless.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 1:43 PM

b

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 2:56 PM

the body plays the same tired set every time. bored.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 2:57 PM

I miss the days when there was actually something interesting going on at ABC. This sounds pretty awful.

Posted by Really? | October 10, 2011 3:25 PM

3:25- yet you took the time to post, moron

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 3:47 PM

Enjoy tonight's Lemonheads show 3:25

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 3:49 PM

it beats animal collective but i prefer the wretched ones, the pist, and violent society playing abc.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2011 4:32 PM

12:37 - Sausage? But I count... five women!! That has to be a record.

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2011 2:01 AM

How is it that everybody posting on here about metal shows is so concerned about the male to female ratio? Y'all were supposed to have learned by age 16 that you don't go to heavy shows to get laid. Either quit complaining or go see Kings of Leon.

Posted by Nasty Nate | October 11, 2011 10:36 PM

^sausage

Posted by Anonymous | October 11, 2011 11:02 PM

No one's complaining, dude. Just pointing out the facts. Half the chicks you do see at heavy shows are only there because of a guy, anyway. The other half legitimately like the music.

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2011 1:17 PM

VERY NICE THANKS


How is it that everybody posting on here about metal shows is so concerned about the male to female ratio? Y'all were supposed to have learned by age 16 that you don't go to heavy shows to get laid. Either quit complaining or go see Kings of Leon.

Posted by Dora | November 3, 2012 1:49 AM

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