Entries tagged with: Crown of Thornz
by Fred Pessaro
Rancid @ T5, 6/21/2013
Celebrating 20 years as a band, Bay area punk favorites Rancid brought their ska-inflected pop songs to Terminal 5 last night (6/20), the first of a sold-out two night stay at the venue. The dates include support from Tim Armstrong side project Transplants, as well as Traditionals. I missed Traditionals entirely and the bulk of the Transplants set, but did manage to catch them covering the Crass classic "Do They Owe Us A Living?," something that should be outlawed for that band.
The show was a fun trip down memory lane for me, as it had been 15 years since I last saw Rancid in a field in the UK (Reading 1998). This time around was just as good, and fun, as I remembered. Matt Freeman (who, for a short time, I was convinced was the greatest bass player in the world) laid down his signature low-end grooves while Lars' guitarwork set the foundation for the songs. Tim Armstrong on the other hand, is a beast unto himself. Though he has a guitar strapped around his neck, I highly doubt he is even playing it, instead adding snarl-y obnoxious-ness to their live show and having the entire crowd eat it up. Fun set of old songs I havent heard in many years.
Rancid's performance leaned heavily on their three earliest offerings, their self-titled debut, Let's Go and ...And Out Come the Wolves, with stops along the way to shout out recent material and even a new song from a forthcoming LP (full set list is below).
The band plays Terminal 5 again tonight (6/21) with Transplants and special guests Crown of Thornz. More pictures from last night are below.
One year after playing Black & Blue Bowl and issuing their 20th anniversary boxset, Rancid will return for dates in NYC and beyond! The Bay Area punk band will embark on a string of dates with related band Transplants and Crown of Thornz for a string of dates that will include two stops at Terminal 5 on June 20 & 21. Tickets go on sale at 10AM on Saturday (4/6).
Still no sign of new Rancid material, as the band havent released anything since dropping the "Fuck You" single last year. Meanwhile, check out Rancid's classic And Out Come The Wolves, along with their full tour schedule and the tour flyer.
After selling out immediately and hearing the roar of outrage at not being able to get tickets, thankfully there will be quiet. Reunited NYHC greats Judge have added a second show at Webster Hall on May 19, this time with Madball, Crown of Thornz, Strength Approach, Coldside and more TBA. Tickets go on sale Friday (3/1) at 10 AM at Webster Hall or Pitchfork NY, with additional tickets available at NYHC Tattoos, Generation and Lotus Tattoo.
As discussed, Judge's first show is now sold-out but includes names like Breakdown, Bane, Altercation and more.
Negative Approach at Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by BBG)
This is Hardcore returns to Philadelphia, PA for four days in August at Union Transfer (on 8/9) and Electric Factory (8/10 - 8/12). Both shows will have no barricades for you headwalkers/divers and in the case of Electric Factory, the venue will actually construct a stage in front of their usual stage (!) to get around the existing barricade. Now thats dedication/brutality.
As for the lineup, as usual the cast of hooligans gracing the stages of TIHC are a cast of notables, including Cro-Mags, Negative Approach, Gorilla Biscuits, Breakdown, Blacklisted, Killing Time, Nails, Ringworm, Gehenna and many many more. Full lineup is below and tickets go on sale on May 17th at noon.
Power Trip is part of said lineup, and reminder, the band will hit Acheron on May 15th as part of a string of East Coast dates. All tour dates are below.