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Magrudergrind, Defeatist, Ramps, Psychic Limb & Black Kites @ Cake Shop – pics & video

words by BBG, photos by Samantha Marble

Avi of Magrudergrind avec dudes going apey
Magrudergrind

Few genres of extreme music necessitate the technical proficiency and stamina required to play grindcore music. It features brief, violent bursts of blast-beat drumming accompanied by chugging, down-tuned guitars and vocals that are screeched, barked, growled, and always incomprehensible. The differences between acts are indecipherable to the uninitiated (twelve-tone music and Corsican polyphony present the same problem), but for the masochistic grind enthusiast, few groups reach the brutal purity of the Washington, D.C., band Magrudergrind. -[The New Yorker]

Magrudergrind headlined Sunday’s early show at Cake Shop along with local grind faves Defeatist, Ramps, special guests Psychic Limb, and Black Kites. It was the first of two BV/1000 Knives productions over the weekend. The first was Tombs + Rosetta @ Union Pool one night earlier.

Magrudergrind and Defeatist delivered positively blistering sets (as expected – they both destroy), but the biggest surprise to me was Psychic Limb. Fronted by NYC artist Brian Montouri, the band played a spazzy-pummeling grind that was beyond fun, though a little on the way-too-short side (10ish minutes). Catch them if you get the chance, but don’t blink.

PL shares a member with Ramps, who was sandwiched in between them and Defeatist. If you missed Ramps, then you’re in luck; the band will hit The Charleston on 2/6 with Sourvein (but not Bezoar).

Magrudergrind will be back in NYC on 2/20 with Misery Index at Union Pool (tix), one show of a greater tour between the pair. Magrudergrind is also confirmed for MDF 2010.

Tons of pics, and some must-see Magrudergrind and Psychic Limb video below…

Black Kites….

Black Kites

Black Kites

Black Kites

Black Kites

Black Kites

Black Kites

Psychic Limb…

Psychic Limb

Psychic Limb

Psychic Limb

Psychic Limb

Psychic Limb

Psychic Limb

Psychic Limb

Psychic Limb

Ramps…

Psychic Limb

Psychic Limb

Psychic Limb

Psychic Limb

Psychic Limb

Psychic Limb

Psychic Limb

Psychic Limb

Psychic Limb

Defeatist…

Defeatist

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Defeatist

Defeatist

Magrudergrind…

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind

Magrudergrind at Cake Shop, 1/23/10

Psychic Limb at Cake Shop 1/23/10

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