Posted in music | tour dates on May 16, 2014

by Ian Chainey

The Virus

Fresh off of their West Coast tour, Philly street punks The Virus will soon be hitting the road again, accompanied by the complementary Who Killed Spikey Jacket? from Boston. Reformed in 2013 after a nine year break, The Virus' spirited smokers often incite sublime sing-a-longs. Led by the charismatic Mike Virus, also of Cheap Sex, the group continues to balance working-class muscle with anthemic songs that force their themes to stay bottled-up inside your head for days. After a proceeding Boston date, The Virus will infect NYC at The Acheron on June 9. (Tickets.) The bill includes the in-demand Creeping Dose, who are also playing the upcoming EU's Arse show at the same venue, plus other support slots to be announced.

If The Virus have got you in the mood to still fight for a future, the legendary Casualties are definitely worth the expended energy. The 24 year old NYC institution have some shows coming up this year, and though none in their hometown are announced at the moment, they'll be nearby for a Poughkeepsie show on July 11 at The Loft. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All of their dates are listed below.

Core more your score? If you missed Breakdown in its O.G., demo-days incarnation at the 2013 Black n' Blue Bowl (and, heads up, 2014's BNB Bowl is fast approaching), the Yonkers crew has two upcoming concerts on the horizon. The first is June 20 at Saint Vitus, opened by White Widows Pact, Manipulate, and Heavy Chains. (Tickets.) The second comes a day later in Asbury Park, New Jersey, subbing Manipulate for Born Annoying, No One Rules, and Altered Boys.

Speaking of the latter, Altered Boys' May 24 is looking busy. Not only will they be appearing at the Violent Reaction show at The Acheron, but they're included on a matinee bill that same Saturday at Saint Vitus with Left for Dead and Jukai. (Tickets.) Hey, if you're going to play one show, you might as well make a day of it, right? Still, to prove their van skills aren't rusty, the Boys will shoot out to sunny California in the beginning of June. Their dates are listed below.

UK crust vets Extinction of Mankind recently announced a North American tour, and though the venue was still TBA when we first posted, we now know the NYC show will be at Acheron on May 29. The rest of the bill includes Aspects of War, Trenchgrinder and The Brood. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Another hardcore band (and Black & Blue Bowl alumni) DYS, one of the many bands of Dave Smalley (Down By Law, All, Dag Nasty), are playing a Long Island one-off on May 25 at Even Flow with Live Fast Die Fast, Gutterlife, The Muckrakers and No Control. All (though not with Smalley) are also confirmed for this year's Riot Fests in Denver and Chicago.

Another punk band (who have more in common with All than DYS), The Queers, have scheduled a few shows with Italy's The Manges, including a small one in NYC happening on June 4 at Grand Victory. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

And last but not least, a much different kind of punk (but no doubt a legend), Cheetah Chrome of the pioneering Dead Boys and Rocket from the Tombs, will play a free NYC show on Saturday (5/17) at The Delancey with The Nuclears. Cheetah will be joined by Paul Burch for his set. They go on at 10 PM. Cheetah and Paul also play another free show the next night at The Treehouse at 2A (25 Ave A) with Kevn Kinney (of Drivin' N' Cryin'), Bethany Saint-Smith & The Gun Show and Cariad Harmon.

All lists of dates, with some song streams, below...


The Virus

Who Killed Spikey Jacket?

The Virus w/ Who Killed Spikey Jacket? -- 2014 Tour Dates
June 8 - Cambridge Elks - Boston, MA - w/ August Spies, Savageheads
June 9 - The Acheron - Brooklyn, NY - Creeping Dose, TBA

The Causalities

The Causalities -- 2014 Tour Dates
May 16 - Hits and Pits Festival - Adelaide, Australia
May 17 - Hits and Pits Festival - Melbourne, Australia
May 18 - Hits and Pits Festival - Perth, Australia
Jun 27 - Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH
Jun 28 - The Thompson House - Newport, KY
Jul 11 - The Loft - Poughkeepsie, NY
Jul 12 - Anchors Up - Haverhill, MA


Breakdown -- 2014 Tour Dates
June 20 - Saint Vitus - Brooklyn, NY - Breakdown (The 87' Lineup), White Widows Pact, Manipulate, Heavy Chains
June 21 - The Asbury Lanes - Asbury Park, NJ - Breakdown (The 87' Lineup), Altered Boys, Heavy Chains, White Widows Pact, Born Annoying, No One Rules, Altered Boys

Altered Boys

Altered Boys -- 2014 Tour Dates
May 27 - the Cooler Ranch, New Brunswick, NJ - BARGE, ALTERED BOYS, RAZORHEADS
June 6 - SAN DIEGO
June 8 - VENTURA
June 10 - FRESNO @ Chinatown Youth Center - Altered Boys, Wallflower, Gorilla Stomp, Chaos Tribe
June 11 - SAN JOSE
June 12 - BAY AREA
June 14 - SANTA ROSA

The Queers

The Queers -- 2014 Tour Dates
6/4 Grand Victory Brooklyn, NY w/ The Manges
6/6 Rocks On Concert Cruise Boston, MA w/ The Manges
6/8 Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA w/ Screeching Weasel, The Manges
6/20 Diamond Pub Concert Hall Louisville, KY w/ Sloppy Seconds, Vice Tricks, Be My Doppelganger
7/11 Dante's Portland, OR w/ The Dwarves, Masked Intruder, The Atom Age
7/12 Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, BC w/ The Dwarves, Masked Intruder, The Atom Age
7/13 El Corazon Seattle, WA w/ The Dwarves, Masked Intruder, The Atom Age
7/15 Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, CA w/ The Dwarves, Masked Intruder, The Atom Age
7/17 Yucca Tap Room Tempe, AZ w/ The Dwarves, Masked Intruder, The Atom Age
7/18 Soda Bar San Diego, CA w/ The Dwarves, Masked Intruder, The Atom Age
7/19 Soda Bar San Diego, CA w/ The Dwarves, Masked Intruder, The Atom Age
7/20 The Roxy Theatre West Hollywood, CA w/ The Dwarves, Masked Intruder, The Atom Age



Comments (17)

Breakdown is the only worthy band to see.

All those others need to go back home and live with their parents in Short Hills, NJ.

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2014 4:06 PM

those punks are all orbiting the dude in the middle

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2014 4:57 PM

how can you be a broke punk and be as fat as that guy in the middle? change that - how can you be a punk?

Posted by Anonymous | May 16, 2014 7:27 PM

They are a great band! The best I've see perform live before, I think they are really a great band! Thanks for sharing this video with us.

Posted by BrandStar Entertainment | May 16, 2014 11:45 PM

A 21+ Breakdown show - WEAK.

Isn't Jeff Perlin a little too old to be singing about how he's fooled, abused, cheated, and betrayed and now he's gonna go on a rampage cuz he's sick of shit thrown in his face he's gonna fight KICKBACK!

Breakdown - BREAK UP. It's over.

Posted by Anonymous | May 17, 2014 8:33 PM

DYS is a fucking joke. Hang it up. Fiftysomething year old men playing music they wrote in their late teens-early twenties.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 11:31 AM

You can't pretend to know anything about and not dig that Cheetah Chrome is playing on Avenue A. There's nothing fucking cooler than that.

Posted by Anonymous | May 18, 2014 5:09 PM

jesus guys, you're adults.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2014 1:56 AM

40 is the new 15, huh?

Posted by Rocky Turbo | May 19, 2014 12:29 PM

9:59pm So you stopped going to shows in 1993 at the latest?

Why are you posting on here if you've been out of hardcore for over two decades?

I hear ta though, Breakdown is ridiculous. Men in their mid-late 40s paying music and singing words they wrote in 1986 (as the demo was recorded on 5/26/87.)

They're not even playing to the kids as it's an ultra-lame-o anti-hardcore 21+ (their last show was 18+ so they're shutting out even more people this time.)

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2014 9:28 AM

way too old to dress like that

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2014 11:12 AM

Where's the new music Breakdown? Realized no one would care? Cuz it'd suck just like everything you did after the Running Scared demo save two songs out of six on Blacklisted?

Seriously, take away their debut demo and they're one good demo core.

Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 5:40 AM


Posted by Anonymous | May 21, 2014 10:33 AM

Altered Boys kill

Posted by Anonymous | May 22, 2014 2:36 AM

Altered Boys suck. So do Night Birds. And all wannabe SST/Minutemen/Black Flag bands. It's 2014, do something different. Stop pandering to the hipster/Vice crowd.

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 9:55 AM

The virus are taking over the world! Look what they did to Paul McCartney in Tokyo!

Posted by Anonymous | May 23, 2014 10:00 AM

awful. these posing guys spend so much time on their hair.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2016 1:49 PM

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