Posted in metal | music | pictures on March 22, 2012

photos by Greg Cristman, Pallbearer photos & words by BBG

Alcest @ Lovejoys
BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

By the time that Hull hit the stage at around 2:20pm, the deal was sealed; intimate Austin bar/venue Lovejoys was officially one-in-one-out until we closed the doors. The Saturday BrooklynVegan day show during SXSW included the awesome lineup of Alcest (their only Austin show), Nachtmystium (with Will Lindsay and Sanford Parker in tow), The Atlas Moth, Pallbearer, Speedwolf, Hull, Bruce Lamont with Man's Gin (their only show), Mutilation Rites and Vestiges. All of the bands ruled and I can't thank them enough.

Vestiges opened the party at 12:15 to a relatively large crowd of people (considering the inevitable hangovers from the night prior), and proceeded to wake us all with their spacey hybrid of black metal, hardcore, doom, and crust. A truly amazing band that is definitely worth looking out for. Mutilation Rites followed with new bassist Ryan Jones (Wetnurse/Today is The Day) in tow, but seemed no worse for the changeover; the band's punk-y black-metal-thrash ripped as usual.

Bruce Lamont and Man's Gin collaborated next, using everything from guitar, sax, and bass ukelele in their renditions of Man's Gin songs. It was a special one-off collaboration during the festival, and one that I was grateful to be hosting in such a small space. Hats off to Erik, Josh & the Man's Gin crew, as well as Bruce Lamont.

After that relatively low-key set, of course Hull brought it up a few notches with their thundering post-metal stomp, the first of three shows for the band that day. The rattling doom power of Hull live cannot be denied, but neither can the Motorhead-y beer-swilling pummel of Speedwolf who followed directly after. Speedwolf is currently on a US tear, so look for them at a town near you (including NYC).

Pallbearer @ Lovejoys
BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

Pallbearer, one of my favorite bands from SXSW this year, are undeniably great and just destroyed after Speedwolf. Their melodic doom riffs and soaring vocals owe a lot to the doom-fathers of yesteryear but still reimagine some of those approaches on their stunner of an LP Sorrow & Extinction. Pick it up if you can, and don't miss them when they come to NYC with Loss!

The Atlas Moth and Nachtmystium, out on tour together, played the following two sets with the latter featuring Sanford Parker on keys and Will Lindsay (Indian, Middian, etc) on bass. The Atlas Moth was also in a different configuration, with Andrew Ragin out with medical issues and replaced with his brother-in-law and former member of Stabbing Westward Marcus Eliopulos. Despite configuration changes, both bands were fantastic.

Alcest, who in no way resembles a metal band other than in pedigree, closed out the night. The French quartet's focus is on shoegaze-influenced beauty and were a perfect way to end the hectic and brutal day at Lovejoys. Alcest are on the road in the US, and will play NYC at Public Assembly next week with another BV-SXSW-show-alumnus, Deafheaven (I'll be DJing).

Yet another successful year at Lovejoys in Austin, and I'd like to send a big thank you to the staff, Jester King for the free suds, all of the bands, and most importantly all of the fans who came for the day. Thank you so much, and I can't wait until next year!

More pictures from the whole day, below...

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BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

Vestiges

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

Mutilation Rites

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

Bruce Lamont with Man's Gin

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

Hull

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

Speedwolf

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

Pallbearer by BBG

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

The Atlas Moth

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

Nachtmystium

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

Alcest

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

BrooklynVegan Day Party at Lovejoys on 3/17

Alcest - Live in Austin TX 03/17/2012 (Full Set)

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Comments (23)

my highlight of sxsw

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 2:34 PM

HUMMUS

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 2:42 PM

i luv meth too

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 2:49 PM

Lot of sausage here.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 2:50 PM

Pallbearer and Lovejoy's rule

Thx for the show BBG

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 3:02 PM

I have never been so jealous. Next year you nbeed to get some sponsors to give away tix to us east coasters.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 3:08 PM

Nasty. I'm going to go take a shower now.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 3:12 PM

Your mom was there.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 3:27 PM

Better late than never, right 3:12? How was 2:50 last night?

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 4:00 PM

Free Jester King?!?! That makes it worth it alone...

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 4:49 PM

Ha, Thumbs up!

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 5:52 PM

Sort of a hipster metal heads version of bad 80's metal.

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2012 6:26 PM

Holy shit, no pink for Alcest?

Posted by Anusnymous | March 22, 2012 6:26 PM

I wish their t shirts would tell what bands & cute sayings they like.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 1:34 AM

Sausage sausage everywhere....

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2012 1:45 AM

god, you fuckers are lame. alcest is a great band, way more interesting then those flavor of the week hipster trash.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2012 1:22 PM

These pictures prove that this event defined Hipster Metal. This was Celery Sausage. This was safe sangre. Don't think so? Look again.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2012 2:18 PM

These pictures prove that this event defined Hipster Metal. This was Celery Sausage. This was safe sangre. Don't think so? Look again.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2012 2:24 PM

These pictures prove that this event defined Hipster Metal. This was Celery Sausage. This was safe sangre. Don't think so? Look again.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2012 2:25 PM

Lot of sausage here.

Posted by UAE Ads | March 29, 2012 11:44 AM

much warmth! I love it!

Posted by Casa Massagem SP | April 23, 2013 8:22 PM

Ha, Thumbs up!

Posted by RashadHolliday | May 15, 2013 5:11 AM

long hair on guys rules

Posted by jordon | August 4, 2013 2:35 PM

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