Posted in music | pictures on June 28, 2013

photos by Maclyn Bean, words by Andrew Sacher

Fucked Up / Title Fight
Fucked Up
Title Fight

This summer's free House of Vans concert series kicked off last night with a stacked triple billing of Fucked Up, Title Fight, and Hop Along. Despite a bit of rain over the outdoor drink/food area (which was actually kinda nice considering how hot it was inside), it was a great start to this year's HoV season. The line was pretty long even an hour before doors, but getting inside went pretty smoothly and the lines for the free beer weren't much trouble either. All the bands were great too.

Hop Along kicked things off around 7:45, and though they were the calmest band on the bill, they were no less intense to watch. Frances Quinlan is seriously such a powerhouse singer, wailing away with no interest in taming her voice, which she wouldn't need to do anyway. Frances opened the show with one song solo, and then was joined by her band for the rest of the set, which was pretty similar to their recent Bowery Ballroom show. It included a bunch of Get Disowned standouts and their recently released single, "Sister Cities."

Next up was Title Fight, who had the biggest and wildest crowd of the night, and they wasted no time making that happen. With little to no introduction the band tore right into their first song with Ned Russin swinging his bass and jumping around on stage while screaming into his mic. The crowd was packed with devoted fans yelling every word and starting all kinds of raucous pits throughout the show. The set was heavy on last year's excellent Floral Green album, but included a couple early cuts for the longtime fans (who, as you may have guessed, went totally apeshit for them).

Finally, Fucked Up closed out the night, and though the place had cleared out a bit after Title Fight, Fucked Up were excellent as always and had themselves a fairly wild crowd too. Damien was characteristically funny on stage (he debuted his 4 year old son's new song, whose lyrics consisted only of "I love the word 'penis'" repeatedly), and of course, he spent about 80% of the show in the crowd. They played a couple new ones, in addition to their usual trek through the David Comes to Life material and some other live staples like "I Hate Summer" and "Son The Father."

The next House of Vans show is Toro y Moi, Shlohmo, and Jonwayne on 7/11 (RSVP is maxed out). More pictures and videos (via (((unartig)))) of all three bands from last night's show below...

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Hop Along

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Fucked Up

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Fucked Up at House of Vans - 6/27/13

Title Fight at House of Vans - 6/27/13

Hop Along at House of Vans - 6/22/13

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Comments (14)

This guy is fat as fuck. Just a hideous human being. WHAT UP TWITTER WOOOOORLD!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2013 4:45 PM

what andrew neglects 2 mention is that they ran outta beer at 8:30 and the event security were assholes and the sound was terrible cuz its in a skatepark.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2013 5:04 PM

Did they really run out of beer at 8:30? Nice job Vans. The first year and last year they had the beer flowing right up until the last band went on.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2013 5:15 PM

Yeah, those total assholes opened doors early so no one would get rained on so they rain out of free beer early at the free show. What dicks. Boo-hoo.

What an entitled asshole.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2013 5:22 PM

Looks like he lost some weight. Was their set really only 20ish minutes?

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2013 5:35 PM

Their set was closer to an hour, that video is not the full set

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2013 5:37 PM

was anyone with RSVP turned away or did everyone get in?

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2013 6:32 PM

This should be a ticketed event - I hate this free shit. Hopefully Kid Dynamite will play another venue - BK Bowl? It's a shame about Maxwell's - would have been great if they could have played there.

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2013 7:14 PM

Such a killer set!!! sadly not in fucked up's pictures this time

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2013 7:52 PM

Anyone else tired of looking at that guy?

Posted by Anonymous | June 28, 2013 7:56 PM

^ I like fat dudes with beards

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2013 12:33 AM

*5:22 they didnt open doors early, if anything they were slow to get people in. and if id rather GIVE THEM MONEY for this shit to run smoother, does that really make me an entitled asshole? free for frees sake isnt always the most logical/pragmatic setup if yr planning an event.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2013 12:47 PM

I was told at the door the RSVPs were the tickets (they were QR codes) and people would get turned away without an RSVP. Earlier on they were strict. I know some who were able to get in around 10 without a ticket after people were leaving.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2013 11:28 AM

lifestyles of the morbidly obese

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2013 11:29 AM

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