Entries tagged with: Brain Slug
Power Trip at Acheron last night (more by Lukas Hodge)
Crossver thrash crew Power Trip (with drummer Chris Ulsh in tow) played a late night show at Acheron last night (4/19), with support from Brain Slug and Altered Boys. The show was a stop on the incendiary live band's current tour, one that will take the Texas residents to the New England Metal and Hardcore Fest this weekend. More pictures from the Acheron are available at InvisibleOranges.
Speaking of impending NEMHCF related shows, don't miss Black Breath with Mutilation Rites and White Widows at Knitting Factory on Saturday (4/20), part of a weekend of dates. Tickets are still available.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Power Trip at Show No Mercy showcase, SXSW 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Fresh off of a zillion shows at SXSW, Power Trip will head north to play dates on their way to and from the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival. Of couse that includes a show in NYC at Acheron on April 18 with Brain Slug and Altered Boys. Tickets are on sale and the show is not to be missed.
All Power Trip dates are listed, along with a video, below.
photos by Keith Marlowe, words by Fred Pessaro
Iron Lung at DbA, 3/30/2013
Seattle powerviolence duo Iron Lung have been out on the road for close to a month now, playing dates with Dream Decay including Saturday at Death by Audio (3/30) in Brooklyn, NY. Support at the show came from the trio of Brain Slug, the always amazing Shoxx (now with a pair of guitarists) and the crusty No Tomorrow. The show was one of the first NYC dates for Shoxx since drummer Elsner Nino departed to join Merchandise.
One of the biggest disappointments of the evening was amplifier hum on Jon Kortland's guitar, not so much that it hindered the Iron Lung's performance, but that the first half wasn't peppered with drummer Jensen Ward's dry & sarcastic jokes in between songs. That changed as the evening rolled on, and the band's start-stops and thundering blasts surpassed the razor-sharp onstage wit.
Dream Decay was the most surprising act of the evening, channelling noise rock and Swans-y no-wave into a single slithering, feedback drenched pummel. Drummer/vocals are at the center of this Seattle band's sound, which also featured a saxophone to add Contortion-y squeals over top of it all. Fans of Pissed Jeans and Swans, take note.
Iron Lung are touring in support of White Glove Test, the band's new LP that comes in three versions: the regular LP, a companion noise LP and a combination of the two. Dream Decay also has a new LP, N V N V N V, out now via Iron Lung Records. Stream both below and get hard copies on the road, or snag a digital of both LPs at the Iron Lung bandcamp.
More pics from Saturday's show at DbA are below.
photos by Lukas Hodge
Rival Mob @ 285 Kent, 2/23/2013
It got a little incestuous at 285 Kent on Saturday (2/23), when Massachusetts band The Rival Mob played their record release show with special guests Stick Together, Give, Waste Management, WW4, Prisoner Abuse and Brain Slug (NY's Inside Out cancelled). Members of Rival Mob also serve in Prisoner Abuse and WW4 (with members of Floorpunch), while Waste Management contains members of some of Rival Mob's related projects, so it was definitely a show that kept it "family" for the duration.
Rival Mob's new LP Mob Justice is out now, and definitely worth a listen for fans of brutal, late 80s-style hardcore. More pics from the wild straight-edge show at 285 Kent are below.
Rival Mob at LPR, Feb 2012 (more by Sarah Coulter)
The Rival Mob are readying the release of their Revelation Records debut, Mob Justice, which is due on February 26. As such, the Boston hardcore crew has assembled a whopper of a show to celebrate the occasion, with Stick Together, Inside Out (NY), Give, Waste Management, World War 4, Prisoner Abuse and Brain Slug also on thisa mega-bill which goes down at 285 Kent on Feb 23. Tickets are on sale for this all ages, must see show.
A list of all Rival Mob dates, plus a great live video, are below.
Jensen with Walls at Acheron, August 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Iron Lung will team with Dreamdecay, Brain Slug and Shoxx as part a rager set for March 30 at Death by Audio. $8 gets you in.
So far additional dates have not been announced, though Jensen of Iron Lung is confirmed to serve as a member of Society Nurse (with members of his other project Walls and others), when the band plays with Vile Gash, Slices and more at Acheron on January 19. Tickets are on sale, or you can buy them with a limited bundle with Catharsis ticket for later that night.
In other news, Shoxx, who you might have seen at 285 Kent over the weekend, play Acheron on January 5 with No Power Swaath and In School. The band's drummer Elsner Nino played with Merchandise on both nights of their 285 Kent shows (New Year's Eve included) as their newly-appointed member.
Head below for new Iron Lung streams, as well as a Society Nurse video.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
It is clear that Sheer Terror live up to the creedo "just can't hate enough", and I can totally respect that. Look for the NYHC favorites to team with Cro-Mags for what is somewhat of a tradition for Jon Joseph and crew, an end of the year show. This time, look for those two to team with Rude Awakening, Brain Slug, and Born Annoying at Highline Ballroom on December 30th. Tickets are on sale.
The show will be the first hometown appearance for Jon Joseph and the boys since the ill-fated incident at Webster Hall this past summer. Jon Joseph has made the odd appearance since then, including performing a song with Refused at Europa. Harley Flanagan, Joseph's former bandmate and the accused in the assault, is awaiting trial in early December.
photos by BBG, words by Sally Secret
"See you soon. MDF Thursday, I don't know how many shows in NYC on Saturday and Sunday in NJ." - Rorschach
Rorschach @ Maryland Deathfest - 5/24/2012
The Rorschach show at LPR this Saturday (5/26), that Converge was added to, is now sold out, but if you don't have a ticket, don't dispair. There are plenty of other ways to roar on Saturday courtesy of Black God who are now on an east coast tour. As previously mentioned, the Kentucky band that features members of Coliseum, Young Widows and By The Grace Of God, will play TWO NYC shows on Saturday, and both are sort of a mystery. The first, which was just finally listed on the venue's website with a "secret guest", is a matinee at ABC No Rio. The second is still just listed as "Sa 5/26 (night) - Brooklyn, NY @ Announced Day of Show!". Stay tuned!
Rorschach also play a show at Warehouse Motor Club in Middlesex, NJ on Sunday with Torchbearer, Too Many Voices, and Brain Slug (5pm, $10). They played Maryland Deathfest last night (Thursday). Review coming soon. That's one picture above. More below...
Converge at MHoW (more by Johnathan McPhail)
Converge frontman Jacob Bannon has announced plans to release a split under the moniker Wear Your Wounds with Revelator (Ben Chisholm of Chelsea Wolfe's backing band) on the other side.
We've already mentioned how Converge has been added to a monumental show with Rorschach and Xaddax (who are throwing a record release show on Tuesday at DBA).
It might be cause of today's status as an unofficial holiday of sorts, but there are a hefty amount of shows going on in the next few days... one bigger show that has seemingly flown under the radar is sweep-picking death-metal lunatics Origin with Cattle Decapitation, Decrepit Birth, Aborted, Rings of Saturn, Battlecross, Face of Ruin at Europa on April 24th. Tickets are still available, OR you can try and win a pair. Details are below. The show is part of a larger tour for the band and dates are also below.
On their way to Chaos in Tejas, The Mob (UK) will stop into Brooklyn to play Death By Audio on May 29th. The UK anarcho-punk band will be joined by Sickoids, Nomad, and Anasazi at the venue, and it'll set you back $10 at the door.
Speaking of release parties, Levil Uniform, the skater/extreme music zine, will be throwing a shownext friday at the Grand Victory for their fifteenth issue with local crew Syphilitic Lust and others playing through out the night. That same night, the great Hank Wood & The Hammerheads will bless Don Pedro's.. details are below.
Obnoxiously fun punk band Beer & Cable will officially christen the recently relaunched Acheron on May 5th as part of a show with The Regressives, Agitator, ZTs and Trepanning.
Some interesting additions to some May shows also happened this week. Meek Is Murder was tacked onto the coming Tournament show at Acheron on 5/4, while the supporting bill for the previously discussed Power Trip bill was fleshed out to include Crushed and Brain Slug.
More suggested shows, a stream of the new Rwake 7" (which only be available at their merch booth for Maryland Deathfest X, don't forget about their NYC show), a Code Orange Kids video, Homewrecker featuring Dylan Walker from Full of Hell, and a Black Breath video from their latest LP is below (don't forget about their NYC show). What did I miss?
photos by Sarah Coulter, words by BBG
The parade of post-Chaos-in-Tejas touring brought Origin of M to The Charleston on Friday night (6/17). The Japanese hardcore band played their final East Coast show before shipping to Portland for two final US dates. Pictures from their appearance in NYC with Brain Slug and Agitator adorn this post.
Friday was a busy one in NYC for fans of punk and heavy music. While Origin of M was bloodying themselves, Deafheaven was at Cake Shop, Iceage/Prurient was at Public Assembly, Clean Teeth, Colossus & Wizardry played Acheron all while Northside Festival and a normal Friday in NYC was going on.
Speaking of Wizardry, they play again today (6/21) as part of Make Music NY.
More pictrues from The Charleston are below.