Contact Us

Despise You, Magrudergrind, Defeatist, Backslider & The Communion played Shea Stadium (pics)

by BBG

Despise You
Despise You
Despise You

“He couldn’t get through an entire set without fucking up once,” Despise You‘s Chris Elder quipped while looking at Phil Vera before the final song of the Despise You set at Shea Stadium last night (9/11). It was a minor speedbump in an otherwise excellent set from the band and a stark contrast from Phil Vera’s appearance with Crom in NYC in 2008. At that show, the protagonist and his cohorts were so obliterated, they barely got through a single song. Both were beyond entertaining albeit in entirely different ways. Ancient history aside, Despise You made recent history with their first-ever NYC appearance at Shea Stadium, blasting through a mix of classics and material from their recent split with Agoraphobic Nosebleed.

Sunday night’s bill was completely dedicated to speed-arts in varying levels of popularity and venom. Despise you’s tour-mates Magrudergrind and Defeatist represent the two ends of the grind spectrum, with the former being the most talked about and the latter being one of the most underrated. Both bands delivered excellent sets with the room at 1/2 – 2/3 capacity by the time Defeatist opened the show, and a moshing, crowd-surfing crowd by the time Magrudergrind hit the stage for their set (greeted, appropriately, by side one of Mobb Deep’s The Infamous LP). Backslider and The Communion filled out the remainder of the bill.

Defeatist recently released a new song from their Tyranny of Decay LP, but now you can stream the ENTIRE LP below. Order a copy.

More pictures from the show and all Despise You/Magrudergrind tour dates are also below…


Defeatist

Defeatist

Defeatist

Defeatist

Defeatist

Defeatist

Defeatist

Defeatist

Defeatist

Defeatist

Defeatist

Defeatist

Defeatist

Defeatist

Defeatist

Defeatist

Defeatist

Defeatist

Defeatist

Defeatist

Defeatist

The Communion

The Communion

The Communion

The Communion

The Communion

The Communion

The Communion

The Communion

The Communion

The Communion

The Communion

The Communion

The Communion

The Communion

The Communion

The Communion

Backslider

Backslider

Backslider

Backslider

Backslider

Backslider

Backslider

Backslider

Backslider

Backslider

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind

Despise You

Despise You

Despise You

Despise You

Despise You

Despise You

Despise You

Despise You

Despise You

Despise You

Despise You

Despise You

Despise You

Despise You

Despise You

Despise You

Despise You

Despise You

Despise You

Despise You

Despise You

Despise You

Despise You

Despise You

Despise You

Despise You

Despise You

Despise You

Despise You

Despise You

Despise You

Despise You

Despise You

Check It Out

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://www.brooklynvegan.com using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for BrooklynVegan quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!