Posted in music | pictures on July 14, 2014

photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis

Future Punx / hoola hooping / Final Bloom @ RBSC 7/13/2014
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Sunday (7/13) was our party we threw with the good folks at Dull Tools out at Rockaway Beach Surf Club. Fruity drinks were consumed (with specially-made koozies), people danced and hoola-hooped, and four vaguely post-punk style bands of varying specifics played. It was a real good time. Pictures from the festivities are in this post.

Future Punx have become a very tight party machine, wearing their 1980 influences on their Hawaiian shirts but they do it so well. The also pulled off something not all bands could -- working in a big chunk of The Ramones' "Rockaway Beach" while in the titular neighborhood, just a few days after the death of Tommy Ramone. People cheered and sang along, it worked. Super fun set. You can catch them Saturday (7/19) at Glasslands with Donovan Blanc and headlners Cymbals (tickets).

The rest of the evening's entertainment was enjoyable too: Eaters cranked out old arpeggiated synth lines and had custom-made kites for lucky members of the audience; Final Bloom looked like Suicide but were probably a little closer to Front 242 with frontman John Falvo's entertainingly confrontational style; and wildcards of the day Royal Garde probably had the most NYC rock vibe of the day, a hodgepodge of styles (visually and musically).

There was a threat of rain (it never did), so the bands were moved indoors but there were DJs outside (myself and DeeFrance2000 [aka Reuben who used to be in Coconut Coolouts]) providing tunes all night. I wasn't quite sure how the whole thing was gonna turn out, but it ended up being a blast and felt like a million miles from the city. (Actually, it felt kinda SXSW-y.) More pics from the BV/Dull Tools beach party below...

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Comments (9)

***Final Bloom, not Royal Bloom btw

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 7:12 PM

I'm going to assume the person wearing a Linkin Park cap is being ironic, which is far worse that wearing a Linkin Park cap sincerely.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 7:15 PM

"It felt sxsw-y"

Using that phrase as a compliment sums up how BV and Brooklyn itself has now become deplorable and vacant.

Fucking nailed it. Dude.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 7:58 PM

What the hell is this crap?

Posted by BE | July 14, 2014 8:56 PM

@7:58: Last we checked, Rockaway is still in Queens. Dude.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2014 9:09 PM

When I wipe my ass I smell my shit on the toilet paper before I throw it down in the bowl.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2014 12:31 AM

Of course you do.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2014 8:00 AM

This was a lot of fun!

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2014 9:48 AM

this should be an annual thing, such a rad time

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2014 12:32 PM

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