Entries tagged with: Coliseum
photos by Mathieu Bredeau, words by Ian Chainey
Trap Them / Coliseum @ BK Bazaar - 7/19/14
Before heading off to Deathwish Fest, Trap Them and Coliseum dropped into Brooklyn Night Bazaar on July 19 for a free show that also featured White Widows Pact and Incendiary. Trap Them are gigging around in support of Blissfucker, their new album out on Prosthetic Records. In his Invisible Oranges review, Rhys Williams said of the album:
Blissfucker, however, is now eternal, a testament to a singular moment of discord and loathing writ large for hardcore kids to play while punching holes through their bedroom walls for years to come. That moment, that time, there was nothing but rage. Rage and the familiar sound of that buzzsaw guitar, dragging discordant riffs across your veins.And while punched-holes in the pics below are conspicuously absent, there's no doubt Brooklyn Night Bazaar patrons were hit with big buzzes of HM-2 rage.
Brooklyn's White Widows Pact opened the night with a blast of '90s-styled metalcore. They cut a self-titled EP in 2013, which they followed this year with a cover of "Negative Creep" that honored "...Nirvana's induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, their huge influence on our music, and our contemporaries." You can check that one out below. They were followed by Incendiary, whose style skews more towards tough guy hardcore. They're set to hit This Is Hardcore this weekend (7/27) and the Mongoloids' final show at Back to School Jam 2014 held at GameChanger World in Howell, New Jersey on August 23. Lastly, before Trap Them hit the stage, there was Coliseum. The Kentucky punks just put out a deluxe set of remasters that freshens up their self-titled debut full-length and eight bonus tracks culled from their many splits and singles. You can also check out the new-sounding "No Salvation" below.
The whole BK Bazaar show is available to be streamed. More pictures, with those streams we mentioned, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Gainesville, FL multi-venue punk festival The Fest just announced even more bands, including Melvins, United Nations, Coliseum, Small Brown Bike/Casket Lottery-related Able Baker Fox (who haven't played in a while), Whores, Vacation, Plow United's Brian McGee and more. Full list of additions below.
The new additions join Descendents, Lifetime, Paint It Black, The Marked Men, Modern Life Is War, Mineral, Hot Water Music, Screaming Females, Touche Amore, Into It Over It, Circle Takes the Square and many, many more. Passes are still available.
Meanwhile, Melvins singer Buzz Osborne, or King Buzzo, recently released another song from his upcoming acoustic solo album, This Machine Kills Artists, which is due out on June 3 via Ipecac. Like previous single "Dark Brown Teeth," it's acoustic but it's not like Buzzo is going singer/songwriter on us or anything. It's pretty much a drum-less, distortion-less metal song. Check out the new track, titled "Instrument of God," below.
And in more related news, United Nations singer Geoff Rickly (who also used to sing a band called Thursday) recently wrote for The Talkhouse on how he paid $2,000 on StubHub to attend one of The xx's 40-person shows at the Park Avenue Armory in March. Here's how he described the show:
As the set progresses, the room changes. The night turns magic. The lights drop and "Fiction" starts playing. Now the beat is booming somewhere behind us. It's becoming increasingly clear that this small room is a facade and we're in a massive space. The walls turn into screens that are being projected on from outside. The ceiling starts rising above us, first one story, then two, then three. Liza grabs my hand as the soundtrack to her loneliness throbs in the air around us.Read the rest of his interesting (and pricey) story about how and why he ended up forking over two grand for the show, at The Talkhouse.
The walls blow off the room and lights come streaming through the air from great distances. The band is slinking through one number after the other. Music has never been sexier or more vivid. It felt like being inside the record sleeve. The sound roaring in the void around us, the lights echoing the artwork -- this is the closest I've ever been to the realization of a musical vision.
Stream the new Buzzo song, with the full list of Fest additions, below...
by Wyatt Marshall
Converge at Saint Vitus, May 2013 (more by Lukas Hodge)
Deathwish Inc.'s inaugural Deathwish Fest announced that it will be switching venues, moving down the street from the Sinclair in Cambridge, MA to Cambridge go-to The Middle East Downstairs, a bigger venue that allows for the two-day event to be all ages. The hardcore/metal fest is still happening on July 22-23, and tickets already purchased will be honored at The Middle East. With the move comes fifty more tickets for each day and, unfortunately, Code Orange Kids' cancellation.
Filling the hole in the lineup on the fest's second day are Shipwreck AD and Coliseum (who just rejoined Deathwish), while Philadelphia's Blacklisted (whose singer George Hirsch's solo project Harm Wulf was already playing day two) will be added to day one for good measure. Both night's are headlined by Converge (whose Jake Bannon runs Deathwish) and Trap Them, so it should be a wild time whether you make it to one or both nights. Head below to see full lineups, which also include Modern Life Is War, Doomriders, Self Defense Family and more. Tickets go back on sale Wednesday (5/14) at noon.
Updated Deathwish Fest lineup below...
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.
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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.