Posted in metal | music | pictures on December 4, 2012

photos by Lukas Hodge, words by Lauren Jackson

Strife

Last night (12/3), reunited Cali crew Strife hit St. Vitus, supported by Supertouch, NJ's Suburban Scum and Crushed. And if you went to the concert thinking that a humid Monday evening might be mellow, you'd soon discover how wrong that assessment was. And discovery probably came in the form of a ricocheting elbow or rogue two-step.

But it wasn't just about the pit. The crowd's enthusiasm overflowed from start to finish, even people hanging on the fringes were singing along during the show. When Strife took the stage, the room exploded with cheers, applause, and some unidentified guttural noises coming from the select few already circling around in anticipation.

Their set was peppered with new material and favorites from their first two LPs like "Through and Through", "Blistered", and "To An End". And, as if they were worried there wasn't enough mosh material in there, Strife closed with Black Flag's "Rise Above," ending the night with gusto... and several blows to the head.

More pictures and video from Saint Vitus are below.

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Comments (25)

Imagine that guy at the other end of the glory hole.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2012 1:41 PM

West Ham!

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2012 1:43 PM

such a sick show! Monday Night Hardcore should be a thing

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2012 1:47 PM

fun fun fun fun fun

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2012 1:48 PM

Hey BV, thanks for doing some blocking. It was almost at the tipping point of not bothering to read the site due to stupid comments.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2012 1:48 PM

i had a shot w/ homeboy from Strife last year in NY. it felt like hanging out w/ an ex gf turned porn star

Posted by M4Mikey | December 4, 2012 1:49 PM

The singer from Strife wants a prosthetic forehead on his real head.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2012 1:53 PM

@1:48 so it's fair to say you were a bit steamed?

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2012 1:54 PM

^ nah - i wasn't that guy. in fact, i used to instigate too. it just got boring.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2012 1:55 PM

Suburban Sausage?

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2012 1:55 PM

Last night was fucking SICK! Every band sounded great. Tons of energy. Such a nice space.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2012 1:57 PM

The only thing that would have made it better would be if Incendiary played.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2012 1:58 PM

40 year old hardcore dues are creepy.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2012 2:43 PM

great show, strife and suburban scum were on point. Incendiary would have been a perfect addition.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2012 3:03 PM

saw Strife at CMJ last year...walked out after 2 songs...sounded/looked like shit...i was embarrassed for them...

Posted by anonymouse | December 4, 2012 3:16 PM

3:16: I was worried about that as well, which is why I avoided the cmj show. They were phenomenal last night.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2012 3:24 PM

Who wrote that review? Sounds like a 15 year old chick nerdy girl writing about her first experience at a hardcore show for her school paper.

"But it wasn't just about the pit".....puke.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2012 3:49 PM

"And discovery probably came in the form of a ricocheting elbow or rogue taint."

^correction

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2012 4:19 PM

I was mostly going for Strife and Suburban Scum, and never really was crazy about Supertouch, but I gotta say, I was really surprised and blown away by how great they sounded last night.

The only other time I saw them was at black n blue bowl in 2010 and I thought they sounded kinda weak then.

Last night they were killing it

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2012 4:27 PM

Come for the chuga chuga, stay for the taints.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2012 5:09 PM

damn, good quality sound on the videos

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2012 5:11 PM

Hey you guys, I've got this sweet pair of cargo pants. Green, Old Navy, hang past the knee--like I said, they're sweet. I'm thinking of cutting them off so I'll have another pair of concert shorts for the winter, but I'm a little nervous I'm going to miss wearing them as pants. I just feel like wearing them as pants doesn't do my white ankle socks justice. And when I wear them to work, my legs get really hot when I stand by the oven. I'm thinking they should be shorts, but I'm nervous. Has anyone faced a similar struggle?

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2012 12:23 AM

That Black Flag Rise Above cover sounds too metal.

"Brooklyn show us what cha got"
OK. What is it a pep rally.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2012 2:16 AM

12:23: I have. I was homeless for 4 years.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2012 2:09 PM

I get it, being an intolerant prick and hating a thoughtful man is the new not being an intolerant prick and hating a thoughtful man.

Posted by kntaky | March 27, 2013 12:27 PM

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