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White Lung @ Beerland - 4/6/2013

Vancouver punks White Lung are in NYC, and will play Acheron tonight (April 15) as part of a surprise appearance with Goosebumps, Syphilitic Lust and Boca Raton. Tickets are still available for this BV-presented, $8 show, a one-off from their current trek with Iceage (that hits a sold-out Bowery on Saturday [4/20]).

Syphilitic Lust, which feature members of the similarly great Shoxx, joined Dropdead last night at Acheron. Pictures are available at InvisibleOranges.

White Lung went absolutely wild with shows at SXSW 2013 (including one of our day parties), and played Austin again at Beerland last week (4/6) with Feral Future. More pictures from that show are below.

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Tragedy at Le Poisson Rouge (Keith Marlowe)
Tragedy

Tragedy are confirmed for Chaos in Tejas (with Los Crudos) and Maryland Deathfest this year, but now comes word that the Portland d-beat heroes will play NYC too! Look for Tragedy to take 285 Kent on May 27, snagging support from the great Shoxx and Altered Boys. Ticketing information is on the way.

Meanwhile, Members of Shoxx also serve in Syphilitic Lust, and you can look for that band to hit Acheron on April 15 with White Lung, Goosebumps and Boca Raton. Tickets are still available.

photos by Sarja Hasan

Goosebumps @ Saint Vitus, 2/26/2013
Goosebumps

Acheron just got a little bit wilder. New York punk crew Goosebumps have been added to the previously discussed White Lung suprise show at Acheron on April 15. Tickets for the Brooklyn-Vegan co-presented show, which also features appearances from Syphilitic Lust and Boca Raton, are still available. White Lung's other area appearance, supporting Iceage at Bowery Ballroom, is sold out.

Goosebumps, meanwhile, joined D.R.I., Deathcycle and Concrete Cross for a show at Saint Vitus on February 26. Belated pictures and video (plus a bonus Goosebumps video), minus Concrete Cross (who our photographer missed), are below.

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White Lung at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Bruno Simoes)
White Lung

White Lung's appearance with Iceage at Bowery Ballroom on April 20 is now officially sold out, but that's not gonna stop them from playing to their fans. Word's just come that White Lung has added another show on April 15 at Acheron, snagging support from Syphylitic Lust and Boca Raton. Tickets are on sale.

The band are also making appearances at at Pitchfork 2013 in Chicago and NXNE. All dates are listed, along with a few videos, below.

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photos by Lukas Hodge, words by Lauren Jackson

Cult of Youth @ Union Pool, 12/9/2012
Cult of Youth

On Sunday night (12/10), Brooklyn's Cult of Youth played a sold out show at Union Pool, with support from Seattle's King Dude (who also played Europa), and new band Boca Raton (playing their first show ever).

After going through shifts in line-up throughout the year, Cult of Youth has settled comfortably as a four-piece and, though frontman Sean Ragon's creative vision remains the same, their live performance has transformed, too. With fewer members onstage, the natural assumption would be that the band's performance lacked some element of its previous manifestation. The presence of fewer members, however, did not come off as something lost, but something gained. The quartet had room to breathe, and not just literally. The stripping away made each member's contribution more vital, and turned the focus entirely on what makes Cult of Youth's music so awesome--the unrelenting, battle march quality of their songs, wrapped up with Ragon's snarling lyrical delivery. No matter what stage they take, CoY marries American folk and American disillusionment perfectly, and now--in their new, less cluttered form--that's clearer than ever.

Supporting band King Dude helped to solidify that sentiment, too. If the Johnny Cash crooning and folk-drenched guitar playing didn't make it clear enough, the tattered American flag washed in black certainly did: this was a band singing about the America found in sad, small towns off highways in the middle of endless plains or desert. When asked what the flag meant to him, frontman TJ Cowgill aptly replied, "Well, we're an American band." In spite of the questions their aesthetic (black clothes, slicked back hair, Perkins and Cash Xeroxes) may call up, there really is very little to wonder about King Dude... a band with a simple name, singing beautifully sad songs about simple things, simple people and a simple way of life.

More pictures from CoY/King Dude below.

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