by Andrew Sacher
Gun Outfit in Chicago last month (more by Sara Pieper)
As mentioned, Olympia's Gun Outfit are on a tour this year and it hits NYC for two shows this week. The first show is TONIGHT (5/2) at Cake Shop with Piano Movers, and the second show is Friday (5/3) at Union Pool with Pampers, Big Ups, and Ornament (flyer below). Their new album, Hard Coming Down is a nice dose of psychedelic slowcore recorded with a punk/DIY approach. It kinda sounds like Hole when the girl sings and like latter-day Thurston Moore when the guy sings. If you haven't heard it yet, streams of two songs and a spotify widget of the album are below. Updated tour dates are listed below too.
NYC punks Big Ups, who open Gun Outfit's Union Pool show, have other local shows this month too. They play Silent Barn on May 9 with Gravies and the Main Dish Sauce, Very Rare and Bluffing; and Big Snow on May 22 with another solid local punk band, Low Fat Getting High, Brooklyn indie rockers Radical Dads (for whom the show is a release party for their new album, Rapid Reality), and Miniboone. Big Ups also play during Northside. Stream their sludgy, sarcastic, post-hardcore half of their split 7" with Flagland at the bottom of this post.
UPDATE: Big Ups also play May 30 at FUZZ and July 18 at Shea Stadium with Low Fat Getting High (EP release), Flagland, and Vulture Shit.
All dates are listed, along with all song streams and the Union Pool show flyer, below...
Gun Outfit - "Flyin' Low, Maria"
Gun Outfit - "Lau Blues"
Gun Outfit - Hard Coming Down
Big Ups - "Fresh Meat" & "Wrong"
Gun Outfit -- 2013 Tour Dates
5/2 New York, NY - Cake Shop w/ Piano Movers, Thank You G0odnight
5/3 Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool w/ Pampers, Big Ups, Ornament
5/5 Montreal, QC - O Patro Vys
5/6 Ottawa, CA - Zaphod Beeblebrox
5/7 TORONTO, CA The Silver Dollar
5/10 Fargo, ND - The Aquarium w/ UV Race
5/13 Calgary, CA - Lux Laundromat
Big Ups -- 2013 Tour Dates
5/3 Brooklyn, NY - Union Pool w/ Gun Outfit, Pampers, Ornament
5/9 Brooklyn, NY - Silent Barn w/ Gravies and the Main Dish Sauce, Very Rare, Bluffing
5/22 Brooklyn, NY - Big Snow w/ Low Fat Getting High, Radical Dads, Miniboone
5/30 New York NY - FUZZ
6/8 Minneapolis, MN Palmer's Bar w/ Up Jumped the Devil, Karma Kicks, The Magikatz
7/18 Brooklyn, NY - Shea Stadium w/ Low Fat Getting High, Flagland, Vulture Shit