Posted in music on October 18, 2013

Greys at Shea Stadium in July (more by Vladislav Grach)
Greys

The most intense band I had seen at CMJ so far was Joanna Gruesome, but after catching Greys at the Brixton Agency/MezzoForte showcase at Grand Victory last night (10/17), they give JG a run for their money. The noise punk band hails from Toronto and the most immediate comparison is their likeminded neighbors METZ (though both bands hearken back to the late '80s/early '90s), and like that band Greys are an utter force that you just have to see live. Greys set up with half of their members on the floor, encouraged the audience to tightly surround them, and were easily the loudest band on the bill. Especially if you're a heavy band, power and precision are pretty much requirements, not luxuries, but Greys have so much of both that I managed to get caught off guard by their tightness a few times. That could give a band some bragging rights, but they were humble for the whole set. No pics unfortunately (the one above is from their Shea show in July).

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Tags: CMJ, Greys

Comments (4)

That's the problem with new music these days--waaaaaay too much hearkening.

Posted by soysalami | October 18, 2013 10:44 AM

I actually listened some of their performance on youtube and it was insane, I will definitely not miss them next time.

Posted by We Bly | October 18, 2013 11:12 AM

Yeah this band rocked last night!

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2013 12:21 PM

they are playing cakeshop tomorrow

SATURDAY NIGHT OCTOBER 19th:
CMJ EVENING SHOWCASE:
STRAGGLERS FEST 2013
ZUUS MEDIA, INFLATED RECORD and CAPESHOK present:
12:am: *secret band* [hint: THIS VIDEO CLIP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkukCEncadc
11:30: GREYS [toronto]
10:50: ZULA (nyc)
10:10: EAGULLS [leeds UK]
9:30: LURVE [nyc]
8:45: GHOST WAVE [nz]
8pm: COBALT CRANES [l.a.]
$10, 7pm doors
21+, please bring your ID

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2013 2:30 PM

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