Posted in music | pictures on May 14, 2012

photos by Keith Marlowe, words by BBG

Tragedy

Tragedy headlined the swanky Le Poisson Rouge on Saturday (5/12), part of a string of shows in celebration of their new LP Darker Days Ahead. The record, which was available in test press form at the venue, marks a bit of a departure towards sludgier pastures, and slower tempos. The Bill-Anderson produced effort is currently only available via the band but will soon surface at distros around the world via their own Tragedy imprint.

Boston Strangler provided direct support for Tragedy, ripping a set of Boston-straight-edge style favorites to the insanely receptive crowd. The dependably great Perdition and the impressive Philadelphia punks Sickoids opened the evening, both delivering powerful sets which were an excellent primer for the rest of the night's troublemakers.

The show was the same day as the Decibel Magazine tour at Irving Plaza, which featured Behemoth, Watain, The Devil's Blood, In Solitude and Evoken (pictures on the way), and Assymmetry with Grafvolluth at Acheron.

More pictures from the packed Le Poisson Rouge are below...

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Sickoids

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Perdition

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The Boston Strangler

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Boston Strangler

Tragedy

Tragedy

Tragedy

Tragedy

Tragedy

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Comments (23)

Not sure how I feel about the framing of these pictures. It's cool, but meh.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2012 10:37 AM

I feel like it de-personalizes the bands, no? Makes them all look alike?

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2012 10:44 AM

8===============D

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2012 10:56 AM

Just being a dick... but I have to say it. If you didn't shoot the picture on film, don't dress it up like a film shot. So pretentious and completely unnecessary

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2012 10:59 AM

Not to turn this thread into a rant against Keith's photos but a few crowd and pit shots would have been nice. You get no real sense of what this event was actually like from these pics.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2012 11:01 AM

the pics look great, framing included. good job, Keith!

Posted by (((unartig))) | May 14, 2012 11:08 AM

photos look like something my little sister posted on facebook

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2012 11:17 AM

3 pics of boston strangler? wack.

wah wah wah wah wah. piss and moan.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2012 11:20 AM

Pics of a hardcore show, in which the viewer has no indication that there is any crowd interaction at all. Boring as shit.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2012 11:20 AM

I think it's kinda neat. B&W FTW.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2012 11:31 AM

11:20's grumpy because his blog only got 3 hits today.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2012 11:33 AM

LOL if The Boston Strangler catches any shit in the Boston Globe and/or Boston Herald for their name if someone runs across a flier of a show they're playing in Boston. I wouldn't be surprised if it happened.


Posted by D | May 14, 2012 11:57 AM

A test press is a test press. You're supposed to print a handful and have band/label/producer listen to them to see if it's ok to press. If you're selling it at a show it's no longer a test press.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2012 11:57 AM

Huh? It's still a test press, only now it's a test press being sold at a show.

Posted by D | May 14, 2012 12:29 PM

who cares if it was shot digitally vs on film...the aesthetic is the same.

i think the style captures the rawness of the music being played. and it happens to look good.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2012 1:38 PM

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Posted by JH | May 14, 2012 3:36 PM

^^
best comment ever

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2012 5:49 PM

yo #onsomerealshit that guy in the first pic looks like the guy from the food network #deadass

Posted by frustrated with haters | May 14, 2012 7:33 PM

i like these pictures, it could have been worse

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2012 9:17 AM

1:38: Yep. I agree.

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2012 10:42 AM

The photos look great and Tragedy rules. Shut up, all you pseudo expert jerkoffs. Go whine and pose on Bedford Ave

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2012 9:16 PM

They were selling proper records with labels, insert and covers at the show. Not a test press.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 3:40 AM

tragedy vocalist is a multi-millionaire

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2012 3:47 AM

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