Montreal’s Varning Fest returning; many bands playing NYC first (Hank Wood & the Hammerheads, La Misma & more)
Hank Wood & the Hammerheads
Montreal punk/hardcore festival Varning is returning for its seventh year from November 7-9 at MTL venue Katacombes. A bunch of NYC bands will be there, like Hank Wood & the Hammerheads, Nuclear Spring, La Misma and more, plus Sweden’s Institution, Portland’s Criminal Damage, San Francisco’s Ruleta Rusa (ex-Born/Dead and Peligro Social whose last show was Varning VI), Boston bands Bloodkrow Butcher and Koward, and many more. Full lineup and flyer below. Advance tickets will be available through 10/28 via paypal with the firstname.lastname@example.org email address. More info here.
A number of those bands have NYC shows coming up ahead of the fest too. Nuclear Spring don’t at the moment, but related band Failed States are playing with two Bloodkrow Butcher-related bands, The Combat Zone and Lude Boys, on Friday (10/25) at Fitness (1196 Myrtle Ave). NYC’s MIssionary and dark W Mass mid-tempo punks Longings are on the bill too.
The actual Bloodkrow Butcher team up with Ruleta Rusa and La Misma, plus two Canadian bands that aren’t billed for this year’s Varning Fest — Montreal’s Omegas and Toronto’s S.H.I.T. — for a show at Acheron on November 2. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
The super-fun, Farfisa-loving punks Hank Wood & the Hammerheads team up with Koward and NYC goths Anasazi for a show on November 7 at 538 Johnson.
And speaking of Anasazi, they play another local show on 11/20 at Acheron with Green Beret, Condition, Rank and The Three Muskateers (mem. of Perdition and Nomad). Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Full Varning lineup and flyer, along with some live videos and streams, below…
Hank Wood & the Hammerheads – Go Home! Full Album
La Misma at Le Poisson Rouge – 4/19/13
Ruleta Rusa – “La Ley” Official Video
Bloodkrow Butcher — 2012 Demo
Institution – From Domen Ar Satt 12”
Koward – 2012 EP
A Varning From Montreal Festival VII Lineup
Institution (Sweden – Jallo and Pöffen from TotalitärRush-Meanwhile)
Criminal Damage (PDX)
HANK WOOD AND THE HAMMERHEADS (NYC)
Ruleta Rusa (S.F. – José from Peligro Social/ Josh from Born/Dead)
Bloodkrow Butcher (MA)
Drunken Rampage (NYC – Simon Trolley)
Nuclear Spring (NYC)
Primitive Pact (NY)
GASH (MA) TBC
La Misma (NYC)
Rotten U.K. (Rochester)
Dark Circles (Mtl)
Total War (B.C. – Mr. Foat)
SexFace (Mtl – x-Danger/Truncheons)
Septimo Contiente (Mtl)
Silent Order (Ottawa)
Whiskey Shits (Ottawa-Mtl)