Entries tagged with: Coliseum
by Wyatt Marshall
Andrew Hock with Castevet at Saint Vitus in 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Psalm Zero, the Brooklyn experimental metal duo comprised of Andrew Hock (Castevet) and Charlie Looker (Dax Riggs, ex-Zs/Extra Life), just finished prepping their debut album, The Drain, due out on March 4 on Profound Lore. It's an album to look forward to--Psalm Zero's material so far has managed to uniquely blend industrial, metal and a clean/harsh vocal mix to strange and compelling effect. Listen to the album's title track, and watch a video of them performing it at the soon-to-be-closed 285 Kent, below.
Psalm Zero's playing a show on February 9th at the Acheron with Yautja, Geryon (also featuring a member of Castevet) and Kevin Hufnagel (Dysrhythmia, Vaura, Gorguts). Tickets are on sale for what's sure to be an interesting evening--between Psalm Zero, Yautja's grind, Geryon's bass-guitar-only death metal and Kevin Hufnagel's chilled-out experimental wizardry, things are gonna get weird. Flyer below.
Psalm Zero will also be playing down at SXSW. Stay tuned for more details on that.
Meanwhile, Yautja, whose lineup includes members of Coliseum, Gnarwhal, and Nameless Cults, have a few EPs and splits out and they'll release their debut album, Songs of Descent, in February via Forcefield Records. You can stream its single, "Concrete Tongue" (via Lambgoat), along with the tracklist below.
All streams, video and flyer below...
by Doug Moore
Coliseum @ the Acheron, 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
A few days later on 2/4, Coliseum will be releasing a digital-only live album via their Bandcamp. The recording captures their 2013 Fun Fun Fun Fest Nites set at Red 7 alongside True Widow and Pelican, whose guitarist Trevor de Brauw joined the band onstage for their rendition of "Fuzzbang" from their 2013 LP, Sister Faith (out now on Temporary Residence).
Speaking of Temporary Residence and Saint Vitus, Young Widows just announced a two-night stand happening at the venue just a few days before the Coliseum show.
Get a sense of what to expect by checking out some live video of Coliseum's BK show at Acheron from 2013 below...
Decibel Magazine is back with its annual top 40 albums of the year list. Two of the top three (including the #1 spot) are reunion albums from death metal veterans, though many younger bands place highly as well. And the one metal album we can safely expect on many non-metal lists, Deafheaven, makes it on there too.
Check out the full list below...
Red Hare at House of Vans in August (more by David Andrako)
Post-hardcore supergroup Red Hare, whose lineup features three members of DC hardcore band Swiz (including original Dag Nasty vocalist Shawn Brown), released their debut LP, Nites of Midnite, earlier this year via Dischord. The first pressing of that LP has since sold out, but it's being re-pressed on blue vinyl with updated cover art (below). The band also just made a video for its single "Be Half," which features live footage from the Baltimore stop of their spring tour with Coliseum. The video makes its premiere in this post, and you can check it out below.
Red Hare just kicked off another tour with Coliseum in LA last night (10/6), which continues on the west coast through next Monday (10/14). All of those dates are listed, along with the new video and cover art, below...
"girls against boys. last time i saw these dudes i was 15 years old. @ Bowery Ballroom" - @silenziosa
Girls Against Boys w/ David Yow at Bowery Ballroom - 9/11/13 (via Irene Tien)
Post-hardcore veterans Girls Against Boys came back in action earlier this year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Venus Luxure No 1 Baby, but they're not just doing the nostalgia thing. They've now got a new EP on the way, and they're continuing to tour even with the Venus Luxure No 1 Baby tour behind them. Last night (9/11) they headlined a NYC show at Bowery Ballroom, and were joined on stage by Jesus Lizard/Scratch Acid frontman David Yow, as you can see above. A newer band carrying the post-hardcore torch, Coliseum opened the show. Did you go? How was it?
DOWNLOAD: Girls Against Boys - "It's a Diamond Life" (MP3)
Girls Against Boys - 'The Ghost Life'
As discussed, post-hardcore vets Girls Against Boys are touring again and will be playing NYC on September 11 at Bowery Ballroom. It's already been announced that newer (and also great) post-hardcore band Coliseum will open that show (and a few others), and since we last spoke, the shows got even more exciting. The Jesus Lizard/Scratch Acid frontman David Yow (who released his first solo LP this year) will be making a special appearance at all of GVSB's September shows, including the MHOW one and DC's Black Cat 20th Anniversary, which includes Ted Leo and others. Tickets for the MHOW show are still available.
In addition to touring again, GVSB are also releasing new music this year. Their new EP, The Ghost List, will come out on September 24 via Epitonic. That's the artwork above. You can download one of its tracks, "It's a Diamond Life," above, and stream another, "60 Is Greater Than 15," along with the album tracklist and the list of all tour dates, below...
by Fred Pessaro
A 24-hour layover lead to a free show at Acheron last night (August 5), when Louisville punk outfit Coliseum made a stop to team with instrumental post-rock/metal trio Sannhet and Am-Rep/hardcore trio My America. The InvisibleOranges show was spurred on by the band's return from a string of European dates, and featured material from their new effort, Sister Faith, as well as House with a Curse and even earlier efforts like Goddamage. Pictures and video from Acheron are in this post.
All dates are listed, along with more pics and some video from their Acheron show, below.
Coliseum at Knitting Factory, May 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Invisible Oranges and BrooklynVegan's FREE Summer Thunder show at Union Pool last month featuring Inter Arma, Anicon and Pyrrhon was so much fun that we've devised a plan for another FREE show, this time scheduled for Monday August 5 at The Acheron! Look for "black magic punks" Coliseum to team with with post-metal/post-rock instrumental trio Sannhet and post-hardcore/noise-rock trio My America for a FREE show at 9PM, for those 21+.
Coliseum recently released a video for "Doing Time" from their new LP, Sister Faith. Check out that video below.
How many Neko Case bandmembers can you squeeze into a dressing room?
We've already posted a bunch of videos this week like The Weeknd's Portishead-nicking new song, Earl Sweatshirt, Titus Andronicus covering "Glory Days", David Bowie, and more. But unfortunately we don't get to all the cool videos that come out during the week (or weeks), so here's our attempt at playing catch-up. Check out videos from FIDLAR (featuring more of Nick Offerman than you may be ready for), Johnny Marr, Braids, CocoRosie, Coliseum, Mikal Cronin, The Flaming Lips, Neko Case, one of Vampire Weekend giving advice to teenage girls, and more, below.
Coliseum at Knitting Factory last month (more by Greg Cristman)
Coliseum's Sister Faith is garnering a bit of attention lately, and the Louisville punk band will stay out on the road in continued celebration/plugging of the release, including, as mentioned, for the the reunited Girls Against Boys at Bowery Ballroom on 9/11 (tickets). New dates have been added to their tour and those are listed below.
While the band was in NYC, Coliseum stoped into Braund Sound to record a video session which surfaces for the first time here. Check out Coliseum running through "Late Night Trains" and "Doing Time" below.
Coliseum at Knitting Factory earlier this month (more by Greg Cristman)
Post-hardcore rippers Coliseum just brought their tour through NYC earlier this month for a headlining gig at Knitting Factory, and they've since announced that they'll make their return to NYC later this year. They'll be here to open the previously discussed Girls Against Boys show on September 11 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for that show are still available. Updated Coliseum dates are listed below.
Coliseum released their very solid new album, Sister Faith, this past April. You can stream that album via a Spotify widget, along with the video for its single "Black Magic Punks," and a Girls Against Boys track that we recently premiered, below...
Photos by Greg Cristman
The Pere Ubu and Eddie Money-covering Coliseum toured throuch NYC this week and played a show at Kniting Factory in Brooklyn with Red Hare (mems. Swiz, Bluetip, Garden Variety) and Pampers on Tuesday night (5/21). Here are some pictures. They continue below...
Coliseum's Sister Faith is clearly too big to be contained in a single release. As such, the new album (out now via TRL) has spawned a companion piece in Sister Chance, a new 7" available from No Idea or via the band driectly. Stream the b-side, a cover of the Pere Ubu favorite "Final Solution" (also famously covered by The Dead Boys), below for the first time. Speaking of, Pere Ubu play NYC in September.
As mentioned, Coliseum is on the road starting Friday, and will play Knitting Factory on May 21 (tickets) with Red Hare (who also have a new LP). All forthcoming dates are listed, along with streams/video from Sister Faith, below.
GOAT / Splashh
today in NYC
* Megan Hilty @ Joe's Pub
* Maceo Parker @ Blue Note
* Slavic Soul Party @ Barbes
* Ben Holmes Quartet @ Barbes
* Furthur @ The Capitol Theatre
* Generationals, Future of What @ Rock Shop
* Bleached, Hunters, Ex Cops @ Bowery Ballroom
* Splashh, Beverly, Prissy Clerks @ Shea Stadium
* Steve Coleman and Five Elements @ The Stone
* Barren Girls, Sleepies, Advaeta @ Death By Audio
* White Prism, Home Video, Desert Stars @ Glasslands
* Oberhofer (Les Yeux), Carmen Villain, Splashh @ Pianos
* The Gantry, The Wilderness of Manitoba @ Mercury Lounge
* The Warlocks, Cosmonaut, The Vandelles @ Mercury Lounge
* Goat, Holy Wave, Bear in Heaven (DJ) @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Jay & Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie @ Best Buy Theater
* Leif Vollebekk, My Name is You, Caroline Rose @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Brazos, Friend Roulette, Doug Keith, Boyd Shropshire @ Cameo Gallery
* A Brief Comedy About Death, Peopling, Sam Mickens, Enforcer @ Silent Barn
* The Mean Season, Dan Abraham, Crime and Punishment w/ Kate Berlant @ Cake Shop
* O'Death, The Hungry March Band, Wild Yaks, Amour Obscur @ Le Poisson Rouge
* The Black Furs, Owen McCarthy, Pink Mexico, Chris Ahkao, Nice Apartment @ Pianos
* The Hollows, Alana Amram and The Rough Gems, Rocket and the Ghost, Balthrop, Alabama @ Brooklyn Bowl
Snoop Lion is doing an in-store signing of his new album and film, both titled Reincarnated, at VP Records retail store (170-21 Jamaica Avenue) in Jamaica Queens today from 5 - 7 PM.
Splashh, who opened for Generationals at Bowery Ballroom last night, play two NYC shows tonight. One is a BV-presented show with Oberhofer and Carmen Villain at Pianos (tickets), and the other is at Shea Stadium with Prissy Clerks and Beverly (whose lineup includes Frankie Rose on drums).
Meanwhile, Generationals also play again tonight at The Rock Shop with Future of What. Tickets for that show are still available.
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Coliseum are streaming their ripping new post-hardcore LP Sister Faith, a week ahead of its April 30 release date. Check it out over at Pitchfork. Coliseum's tour hits NYC on May 21 at Knitting Factory (tickets).
Shout Out Louds made a video for "Illusions" off their 2013 album, Optica. Check it out below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Coliseum Metro, October 2011 (more by Grant MacAllister)
Louisville punk crew Coliseum have released the new video for "Bad Will" from their forthcoming LP Sister Faith. Check that out below. As discussed, look for the band to hit the road for a string of dates. Watch that below.
Busy week at Invisible Oranges and beyond. NPR is currently hosting a new Altar of Plagues track; IO streamed the new Enabler EP; we got ready for a Los Crudos reunion; streamed the new Cough/Windhand split; announced the new Full of Hell/Seven Sisters of Sleep tour; reviewed the new Ghost BC; were freaked out by the new video by The Body; checked out a review from Cathedral of the Black Goat; and streamed the new track by Satan.
All Evillive-approved shows for the next two weeks, and a new single from The Devil's Blood (RIP), are below.
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Coliseum are preparing to release their latest LP, Sister Faith, on April 30, and have been trickling out bits of the effort along the way. Check out the latest entry from the LP, relatively sunny punk burner "Fuzzbang," below.
Coliseum will team with bands as varied as Baroness (who have a full scale US assault planned), with California X and US Christmas joining them separately along the way. Red Hare will also joing the band too, and that combo hits NYC at Knitting Factory on May 21. Tickets are on sale. Tour dates are below
Red Hare, which features members of Swiz, Bluetip, Dag Nasty, Garden Variety and more, will release their debut LP Nites of Midnite via Dischord on May 21 Check out a new track from that effort below.
John Baizley at Invisible Oranges 2013 SXSW showcase (more by Greg Cristman)
When Baroness, who suffered from a tragic bus crash last year, were announced for Bonnaroo and Chaos in Tejas this year, the signs looked pretty good that the band would finally tour again. Then frontman John Baizley issued a statement that their bassist and drummer would no longer be touring with the band (and they found musicians to take their places), and now Baroness have finally announced a full tour surrounding those festival dates!
There's no NYC date scheduled yet, but the tour kicks off in John Baizely's "adopted hometown" of Philly on May 24 at Union Transfer and continues through their slot at Bonnaroo in June. Support on select dates comes from Inter Arma (who play NYC soon), True Widow, and Coliseum. Hopefully a NYC date will be added to the tour (maybe House of Vans, where they would have played last summer?).
All dates are listed, along with the "Take My Bones Away" video, below...
John Baizley at Union Transfer (more by Maclyn Bean)
Baroness, Bitter End, Coliseum, Culo, Cut Hands, Soul Search and Waste Management are the latest batch of additions to the 2013 iteration of Chaos in Tejas, joining names as varied as Bolt Thrower, Manilla Road, Terveet Kadet, Framtid, Andy Stott, The Marked Men, The Damned, The Bats, Iceage and many more. The fest happens May 30 - June 2. Full lineup is below and tickets are still available.
In addition to the festival, Chaos in Tejas will ALSO host at least a pair of shows during SXSW including an unofficial show at Beerland on Thursday night with Blundertown (3/14) featuring Wiccans, The Spits (who play the BV day party on Thurs), Off with their Heads, Waxahachee, Meat Market, Virals and Rough Francis (who also play a BV day party). Then look for Chaos in Tejas to split Red 7 along with Relapse on Saturday 3/16, bringing along another eclectic lineup that includes Iron Lung and Big Freedia. Wow. Flyers are below.
As mentioned, John Baizley of Baroness plays his ONLY solo show at North Door on 3/16, part of the Invisible Oranges/BrooklynVegan official SXSW showcase.
Chaos line-up and SXSW flyers below...
Coliseum have returned with a new video for "Black Magic Punks" from their forthcoming Sister Faith LP due on Temporary Residence Limited. The video features the band ripping through the new single in a church, while accompanied by gallons of blood, rosaries and all sorts of dark imagery. Check it out below.
Screaming Females at La Zona Rosa, 10/10/2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Our pals at Mercy, who are sponsoring the BrooklynVegan CMJ parties this year, are giving away two CMJ badges, exclusive access to CMJ shows, a week's worth of Mercy hangover prevention beverage and a chance to be Mercy's CMJ Reporter. To enter, visit their Facebook.
Off!, who are heading out on tour with the Spits soon, have a new video for "Wrong" featuring Jack Black. Check out the clip below... sweet Sonny Chiba reference in there guys.
UPDATE: Did you watch the debate tonight? Marlarkey!
Listen to Jarvis Cocker rate new records by Adele, Flying Lotus and more on BBC 6Music's "Roundtable" which is live from the man's hometown of Sheffield, England.
Coliseum (with new bassist) have entered the studio with J. Robbins to begin tracking. They are keeping detailed reports of their progress on Facebook.
Swedes Peter Bjorn and John wrote a song, "I Wish I Was a Spy," for Yo Gabba Gabba! that you can check out over at NPR. It's on the new volume of the Music Is Awesome! series which also features tracks from Metric, Belle & Sebastian, CSS, Cut Copy, The Roots, The Bird And The Bee and more.
Lots more stuff below...
Tragedy at Emo's during Chaos in Tejas (more by Keith Marlowe)
Tragedy will release their new Billy-Anderson-produced LP Darker Days Ahead officially next week, but the band has been dropping copies of the release at shows on their current tour. Look for that release at a merch table near you at the dates below, including the NYC show at Le Poisson Rouge on 5/12 with Boston Strangler, Sickoids and Perdition. Tickets are still available for that one.
Tragedy played the Echoplex in LA last week and you can watch all of their set which includes a fair number of new tunes, below.
Tragedy's Louisville show is with Shaved Women (who play will NYC too), and Coliseum who will be without long-time bassist Mike Pascal who, as discussed on BV Chicago, has left the band.
Speaking of Coliseum, Ryan Patterson (of Coliseum)'s band, Black God, will be hitting the road for a string of tour dates including TWO in NYC, and both on May 26th. The first, a day show, will go down at ABC No Rio while the second, a night show, will be "announced day of show!" No word on exactly what or where that show might be, but stay tuned.
All tour dates, streams, and that Tragedy video, below...
The Fest is back for round 11 (!) adding bands from across the spectrum of punk rock for the multi-day Gainesville, Florida extravaganza. The Fest announced its initial lineup earlier this month but has doubled that number, bringing the total tally to a whopping 217, and there are more to go! The lineup includes Lagwagon, Naked Raygun, Baroness, Red Fang, Off with Their Heads, Torche, Valient Thorr, 7 Seconds, F.Y.P., Braid, Titus Andronicus, Toys That Kill, Underground Railroad to Candyland, Frank Turner and many more (see below). Tickets are now on sale (and sold out quick last year).
Full lineup is below, expect to see some surprises at The Fest as well; Sleepytime Trio reunited there last year.
Revival Tour-mates (photo by daveysaurusrex)
At some point the Chuck Ragan-led Revival Tour added a 2nd NYC show, which still has tickets available, happening after the sold out first one tonight (3/30). Playing the late show is: Chuck Ragan (of Hot Water Music), Dan Andriano (of Alkaline Trio), Tommy Gabel (of Against Me!), Cory Branan, and Jenny Owen Youngs who plays Mercury Lounge earlier in the evening.
Some may see Louisville punk band Black God as a continuation of the mighty Black Cross, but with songs like these, they definitely should stand on their own. Black God, made up of BC members Ryan Patterson (also Coliseum) and Rob Pennington (also Endpoint/By The Grace of God) as well as Nick Thieneman (Young Widows/Breather Resist), and Ben Sears (Mountain Asleep), is welcoming their second seven-inch via No Idea TODAY and are streaming that in full for the first time below.
We asked Rob Pennington and Ryan Patterson a few questions about the Black God project, the comparisons to Black Cross, the current status of Coliseum and Endpoint, and more in an interview that you can read, along with the 7" stream and a full live show video, below...
Drew of Regents/Sleepytime Trio (more by BBG)
Minneapolis hardcore band Threadbare have announced their return to the stage with an NYC date at Saint Vitus on May 12th (tickets). The show, their first since 2009, will also mark the record release party for All About Friends Forever, a compilation of tracks from various hardcore-and-related bands including Botch, Coalesce, CR, Steve Brodsky, Regents/Ladder Devils with J.Robbins, Helms Alee, and many others.
Double LP limited vinyl release of 1000 (333 on colored vinyl) on silkscreened, hand-made covers (art shown is not final) with a 12 page full color booklet.That's if it ever sees the light of day.... AAFF is currently being funded via Kickstarter and is about 20% toward their full goal, which ends in two weeks.
Regents (mems Frodus, Sleepytime Trio, Thursday) is currently recording their debut LP for Lovitt Records and will play Austin as part of a string of SXSW dates that will include an appearance at the Lovitt/Slip show at Club 1808 on March 15th with the reunited Sleepytime Trio. Full details on the show are below.
Regents will also play the Shirts for a Cure 10th anniversary show at Red 7 (flyer below) with Hot Water Music, Braid, DYS, Darkest Hour, Comeback Kid, Coliseum, Tim Barry on Friday (3/16) and an official SXSW showcase with Braid, Forever The Sickest Kids, Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room, Zookeeper, and The Life and Times at Dirty Dog on Saturday (3/17).
Another band on the Lovitt/Slip/Artist Growth show is Narrows, the supergroup featuring members of Unbroken, Botch, and many others. As discussed, Narrows will play the BrooklynVegan/POTR/Thrasher/Southern Lord Official Showcase on 3/16 at Scoot Inn as well as Knitting Factory on March 9th with All Pigs Must Die (who is also on board at Scoot Inn). Narrows is also preparing to release their new LP Painted via Deathwish, and you can stream a track alongside all tour dates and details on the Slip/Lovitt/Artist Growth show below.