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Mobb Deep

Maryland Deathfest is less than a month away (May 21-24), and the lineup was already stacked with Neurosis, Napalm Death, Yob, Triptykon, Primordial, Inter Arma, Tombs, D.R.I., Conan, Ufomammut, Sodom and so many more. Yet MDF still felt the need to sweeten the deal, so they went ahead and added one more to the lineup: Mobb Deep.

You didn't read that wrong, and it's not some foreign metal band with a lawsuit ahead of them. The legendary Queensbridge hip hop duo Mobb Deep are playing at 11:30 PM on the Thursday of MDF (5/21) at Baltimore Soundstage, amongst this otherwise metal, hardcore, and metal-related lineup. It's not crazy -- it's not like Slayer wasn't on Def Jam, Anthrax never collaborated with Public Enemy, and metal and hip hop haven't had a crossover fan base for years -- but it should be interesting to see how this goes down. Tickets for just the Mobb Deep show are on sale, and anyone with an MDF 4-day pass or a Thursday Soundstage ticket can get in too.

Mobb Deep also have several other dates including a hometown NYC show this weekend at BB King's on Sunday (4/26) with Funkmaster Flex, Alchemist and Smif-N-Wessun. Tickets for Sunday's show are still available.

Meanwhile, their seminal 1995 album, The Infamous, turns 20 tomorrow (4/25). Listen to "Shook Ones Pt. II" from that record, with their tour dates and the updated MDF schedule, below...

Continue reading "Mobb Deep added to Maryland Deathfest (seriously), playing other shows too (including NYC this Sunday)"

photo: The Casualties at Acheron in 2013 (more by Tod Seelie)

Not long ago, we mentioned that NYC street punk vets The Casualties have a NJ show with D.R.I. happening 5/31 at Starland (tickets), and it turns out that show is part of a longer tour for The Casualties. It also includes a Brooklyn show happening June 5 at Acheron with I.R.A., Iron Force and Agitator. Tickets are on sale now. All dates, including a Long Island show, another NJ show, and a Spain festival with Bad Religion and Jello Biafra, are listed below.

That's not the only old school punk show happening in NYC in the next few months. Agent Orange (or at least frontman Mike Palm and the newer members he's playing with now) recently announced a Brooklyn show to take place May 14 at Saint Vitus with In the Whale. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Two days earlier at Saint Vitus (5/12) is Punk Rock Karaoke with members of Social Distortion, the Adolescents, Bad Religion, Circle Jerks and The Dickies (tickets). That's the same lineup doing the karaoke pre-party for Atlanta's Wrecking Ball fest in August. And that fest has its own dose of old school punk from Descendents and Judge.

Speaking of Judge, they're the subject of a new Noisey documentary that's gradually being rolled out. You can watch part 1 and part 2 below.

Judge also shared a member with Gorilla Biscuits, whose guitarist Walter Schreifels plays NYC soon with his garage/psych band Dead Heavens. They would have played Vitus last night (4/16) but that was cancelled, but they have two Bowery Electric shows: May 14 with Slonk Donkerson and May 21 with Slavve. Tickets for both are still available.

Into Another

Judge also featured members of Youth of Today, who also had a member in Into Another, who put out their Omens EP this week, their first release since the '90s. You can pick yours up here and listen to an Rdio stream of it below.

And a few previously-mentioned NYC shows in this realm: Black N' Blue Bowl happens in May with Burn, Crumbsuckers, Sick Of It All, Madball, Dave Smalley, The Regulators (mems Bad Brains/Cro-Mags) and more.

Adolescents and The Weirdos are touring, and playing NYC on June 26 at Gramercy Theatre (tickets).

Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys), The Split Squad (members of Blondie, Plimsouls & more) and the fabulous Fleshtones play Bowery Electric on April 25 (tickets). Blondie also open for Morrissey at MSG.

Buzzcocks played NYC last night (4/16), will hit NJ tonight (4/17), and they're doing a signing at Rough Trade on Record Store Day.

Bad Religion, who we just caught at Coachella, bring their tour to NYC for four dates in June.

Former Misfit Doyle will be here soon too.

This weekend, Boston vets Gang Green hit Grand Victory on Saturday (4/18) with Antagonizers ATL, Drug Shock and Gozer. Tickets are still available.

What else?

Continue reading "new Judge documentary and Into Another EP out now +++++ The Casualties, Agent Orange & more NYC punk shows"

photo: Portal at Knitting Factory in 2010 (more by Samantha Marble)

Australian death metallers Portal are coming over to the US for Maryland Deathfest in May, and not long after that they'll play an MDF-presented NYC show on May 27 at Saint Vitus with MDF-mates and related band Impetuous Ritual, plus Negative Plane. Tickets are on sale now. It's their only other US date we're currently aware of.

Since we last spoke, there's been some lineup updates to MDF. The day-by-day schedules can be viewed below and they include new additions Gnaw Their Tongues (also playing Apex Fest at NYC's Trans-Pecos and California Deathfest) and Blood Red Throne. Those are in place of Dragged Into Sunlight and Metal Church, who both dropped off. Certain shows are sold out, but all available ticket options are HERE.

Continue reading "Portal playing NYC w/ Impetuous Ritual after Maryland Death Fest, which added Gnaw Their Tongues & Blood Red Throne"

photo: D.R.I. at Saint Vitus in 2013 (more by Sarja Hasan)

Crossover thrash pioneers D.R.I. parted ways with longtime drummer Rob Ramy last fall due to his injury, but they're trekking on with replacement drummer Brandon Karns and have a slew of tour dates lined up for this year. The tour includes a run in May surrounding their Maryland Deathfest appearance that hits NYC at Queens rock club Blackthorn 51 on May 30. Ticket info and other bands TBA.

They've also got a NJ show the next day at Starland Ballroom (5/31) with fellow veterans The Casualties, Blanks 77 and Enrage, plus local NJ bands No Risk, Gravity Well and The Holy Terror. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

D.R.I. haven't released an album since 1995, but they've been saying they'll change that. Meanwhile, watch a recent live video, with their list of dates, below...

Continue reading "D.R.I. touring, including a show w/ The Casualties & more"

Napalm Death at Hardcore Activity In Progress (more by Greg Cristman)
Napalm Death

Maryland Deathfest 2015 recently announced its initial lineup, and now more bands have been added, including Sodom, Demlich, Napalm Death, Anaal Nathrakh, Primordial, Martyrdod, P.L.F., Noxa, Water Torture, Early Graves, Fulgora, Mother Brain and Pizzahifive.

The first lineup announcement, which Invisible Oranges dissected, included Neurosis, D.R.I., Tripykton, Bulldozer, Melt-Banana, Portal and more. Early bird tickets are sold out but the regular ticket sale begins in a few months.

UPDATE: IO dissected the new lineup announcement too.

Full list of confirmed bands below...

Continue reading "Maryland Deathfest 2015 adds more bands (Napalm Death, Anaal Nathrakh, Sodom, Martyrdod, Mother Brain, more)"

by Ian Chainey

MDF 2014 (via Invisible Oranges Instagram)

Maryland Deathfest XIII happens May 21 - 24, 2015, and today the first round of confirmed bands were announced. 32 in total were listed to whet the appetites of early birds interested in snatching up their tickets when they become available on Saturday, July 19 at 3 PM EST through the Maryland Deathfest website. The bands include such heavyweights as Neurosis, D.R.I., and Triptykon, who missed this year's fest due to the passing of H.R. Giger. Triptykon leads a number of bands who will be making MDF their exclusive US appearance in 2015. Others include Australia's Portal, Sweden's Wolfbrigade, and Norway's Arcturus. The full list that's full of pleasant surprises -- Hello, Bulldozer! Hello, Melt-Banana! -- appears below.

So, while the bill will look different, the venues will remain the same. Per the promoters:

We were satisfied with the venue situation this year, so we've decided to use the same set up again next year. What does this mean? We will use the Edison Lot (located at 545 N. High St) for our 2 main stages, Rams Head (located at 20 Market Pl) will be used each night and will host death/black metal bands, and Soundstage (located at 124 Market Pl) will be used each day/night for grind/hardcore/punk bands. On Thursday, only Rams Head will be used.
The full list of bands along with the trailer for Welcome to Deathfest that documents the 2013 event and screens in NYC soon, below...

Continue reading "Maryland Deathfest 2015 initial lineup announced (Neurosis, DRI, Triptykon, Bulldozer, Melt-Banana, Portal and more)"

by Ian Chainey


Bat, the speed metal super-sideproject from members/ex-members of Municipal Waste, DRI, and Volture, are hitting the road in late August for a short run of Eastern dates. Says Ryan Waste, "After an insane response from our first gigs with Satan and the Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze Fest, we have been itching to hit the road for real." Bat will bring along Chainbreaker on the tour. The two will stop into the Acheron on August 22, along with Iron Force. Tickets are available now.

Bat released a demo in 2013, Primitive Age, that created a buzz, bringing together retro NWOBHM flavors like Venom and Aragorn. Toronto's Chainbreaker, featuring members of Cauldron, released the Constant Graving EP in January, mining much the same territory. Both releases are available for 'name your price' on their respective Bandcamps.

All of the dates are listed, along with streams from Bat and Chainbreaker, below.

Continue reading "Bat (members of Municipal Waste, DRI, Volture) touring with Chainbreaker, playing NYC (dates and streams)"

D.R.I. at Saint Vitus in February (more by Sarja Hasan)

Crossover thrash vets DRI and Mucky Pup, who are no strangers to playing shows together, were supposed to do so again at The Studio at Webster Hall this month, but due to DRI's Spike Cassidy's extreme tendinitis in his left hand, that show (along with a few others) has been postponed. The two bands will now team up on March 14 at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show are on sale now. DRI are also set to tour South America in December and they have a few other North American shows in 2014. All of their dates are listed below.

Mucky Pup's only show of 2013 is a pre-Thanksgiving show in their home state of NJ on November 27 at The Blue Room in Seacaucus with Marc Rizzo of Soulfly, and more. Full lineup and more info on the show flyer below.

Continue reading "DRI postpones dates, playing NYC w/ Mucky Pup in 2014"

photos by Keith Marlowe and Harriet Roberts

Flag / The Damned / the pit @ Punk Rock Bowling 2013
Punk Rock Bowling
Punk Rock Bowling
Punk Rock Bowling

Under the blazing Nevada sun, Punk Rock Bowling festival went down in Las Vegas last week (May 24 - 27) featuring headlining appearances from names like The Damned, Devo, Bad Religion, Turbonegro, Flag, DRI, Subhumans and more. BV photographers Harriet Roberts and Keith Marlowe were there, the latter of whom commented on his experience:

The crowds were pretty sparse in the beginning of the days because lots of people were bowling, and the people that were there wisely took shelter under the tents in the back. Once night fell the place reached it's sold-out capacity. The headliners of the first night were Devo and the Damned. The Damned sounded great, but Devo really stole the show. They had an incredible video/light show and several costume changes.

Bad Religion and Turbonegro headlined the second night.  There was a ton of Turbojugend there, and they made their presence known with their jackets and sailor hats, and it seemed like the whole crowd was singing along when singer Tony Sylvester directed them on 'oh.oh.oh.....I Got Erection' to close out their set. A surprising amount of people left during Bad Religion's set, I think they were worried about the capacity of the clubs for the after shows, which we missed for just that reason.

The last night closed out with the Subhumans, DRI, and Flag. People seem to have an opinion about the various Flag reunions, but i decided hold off on mine until i saw how they were live, and those dudes came to play. People went craaaaaaaaazy. Holy shit. There were bodies everywhere. I hope the Black Flag band is this intense when I see them.

Pictures of those bands and more below...

Continue reading "Punk Rock Bowling 2013 in pics: Flag, Devo, The Damned, Turbonegro, DRI, Subhumans & more"

photos by Sarja Hasan

Goosebumps @ Saint Vitus, 2/26/2013

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.

Continue reading "Goosebumps added to White Lung show at Acheron + belated pics from their Saint Vitus show with D.R.I. and Deathcycle"

Suicidal Tendencies at Orion 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Suicideal Tendencies

Suicidal Tendencies will hit the road for a full US tour in this spring, happily promoting their newest LP, which is due soon. Dates for the "Slam City" tour kick off in San Francisco and head eastbound, and include DRI (who also play Saint Vitus next week) and Sick of it All on select dates. Look for both to join ST at Best Buy Theater on April 20. Ticketing info is on the way.

All tour dates, plus a couple videos, are below.

Continue reading "Suicidal Tendencies touring with Sick of it All & DRI, including NYC (dates)"

Devo in Austin in 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)

Punk Rock Bowling is returning to downtown Las Vegas for its 15th year from May 25 - 27 with a lineup of Devo, FLAG (one of two Black Flag reunions taking place this year), Bad Religion (who are touring soon), The Damned, Turbonegro, DRI, Bouncing Souls, The Casualties, Subhumans, Swingin' Utters, US Bombs, The Weirdos, and more. Three-day passes are on sale now and single day tickets go on sale Monday, February 11.

Flyer and full lineup below...

Continue reading "Punk Rock Bowling 2013 lineup & tickets (Devo, FLAG, Bad Religion, The Damned, Turbonegro, Bouncing Souls, more)"

by Fred Pessaro // BBG

Vektor at Saint Vitus, Aug 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)

Always something up their sleeve, Saint Vitus has rolled out another set of bangers for the new year. We already discussed shows with Torche, Deafheaven/Sannhet, Yob and Woe, but here's a few more shows to help wipe away your paycheck.

Vektor will expertly unleash their razor-sharp progressive thrash on the crowds at Saint Vitus on a special Valentines Day (2/14), when they team with Behold... the Arctopus for a show at the venue. Tickets are on sale. The show is one of only a few dates scheduled for the now-Philadelphia thrash crew, check out all other dates below.

Brutal Truth, Total Fucking Destruction, Psychic Limb and one band still TBA will play Saint Vitus on March 16. Tickets are on sale. The dates are the only shows scheduled for all three presently.

Crossover thrash legends DRI will hit the road for a string of dates in February, touring the US and eventually making it to Saint Vitus on 2/26. Tickets are on sale, and the full slate of dates is below.

All tour dates -- plus video -- are below.

Continue reading "Saint Vitus hosting shows with D.R.I. (who are touring), Vektor and Brutal Truth"

Cheetah Chrome w/ RFTT at Maxwell's in 2011 (more by Greg Cristman)
Cheetah Chrome

The CBGB Festival kicks off on Thursday (7/5) and continues through Sunday (7/8). We've mentioned a bunch of the festival's shows like the free Central Park show with Guided by Voices, The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, Cloud Nothings, and the War on Drugs, the Webster Hall show with Agnostic Front, Madball, and Murphy's Law (who also play a Rocks Off Cruise), Fishbone at Brooklyn Bowl, the Webster Hall show with Cro-Mags and Sick of it All, and many others. However, if you're looking for others artists that helped define punk and/or make CBGB the legendary venue it is, there are plenty of options for that too.

On Thursday (7/5), The Bowery Electric is hosting a huge show with Tommy Ramone (who drummed on and co-produced the first three Ramones albums), Cheetah Chrome (of Dead Boys/Rocket from the Tombs), The Waldos (ft. Walter Lure of Johnny Thunders' Heartbreakers), Bear 54 (ft. Ernie Brooks of The Modern Lovers), Andy Shernoff (of The Dictators), Richard Lloyd (of Television), The Miamis, The Sic Fucks, and many more. Tickets for that show are available.

That same day (7/5), David Johansen (of New York Dolls) will be playing Sullivan Hall with Daddy Long Legs, Liza Colby & The Sound Machine, Andy & the Rattles, and a late night set by Strawberry Jam. Tickets for that show are available.

Also on Thursday (7/5), you can catch Glen Matlock (of The Sex Pistols) at, wait for it... singer-songwrter mainstay The Living Room with California, Jaymay, Lou-is, and Aurical.

Check the CBGB Festival site for more.

Hilly Kristal entering CBGB on its final night (more)
Hilly Kristal

The CBGB Festival isn't the only place to catch CBGB legends though. Like they've done in the past, Bowery Electric (a venue very close to where CBGB was) will host Johnny Thunders Birthday Bash, a celebration of the late musician, on July 15, when he would have turned 60 (he passed away in 1991). That show features Walter Lure, Alison Gordy, Andy Shernoff, and many more. Tickets are on sale.

Patti Smith will be touring with Neil Young later this year, which hits NYC for two shows (MSG on 11/27 and Barclays Center on 12/3). Patti also plays a sold out show at the Met, on September 28 (a tribute to Andy Warhol).

Blondie will be touring with Devo later this year. Unfortunately, that tour does not come to NYC.

But enough about NYC punks -- California's late 70s/early 80s hardcore scene is getting some pretty solid representation in NYC this summer too. The current version of Dead Kennedys (who no longer count frontman Jello Biafra as a member) will be playing a show at Santos Party House on July 31 with Cerebral Ballzy. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Cali punks Agent Orange will be heading out on an east coast tour with The Queers, which comes to NYC for a Rocks Off Cruise on August 18. Tickets for that show are available. All dates on this tour are listed below.

Greg Ginn at Issue Project Room in 2010 (more by Lori Bally)
Greg Ginn

Black Flag founder/guitarist and SST Records founder Greg Ginn will be in NYC for two shows (early and late) with his new project Greg Ginn and the Royal We at The Iridium on July 29, and two more shows at the venue the next night (7/30) with the Les Paul Trio. Tickets for all four Iridium shows are on sale now.

Long-running Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins is heading out on a spoken word tour which hits the capitals of all 50 states. That means the NY show is in Albany and not too close to NYC, but you might have better luck checking out the Trenton, NJ show. The Trenton show is at the Jersey State Museum Auditorium and unfortunately not City Gardens, which is now closed, but during its existence had seen tons of great tours come through including multiple Henry Rollins appearances. A City Gardens documentary is in the works and due in 2013. The other tri-state area date on Henry's tour is Hartford, CT's Webster Theater.

Meanwhile, Keith Morris, who was a Black Flag frontman before Rollins joined, will be in NYC with his band OFF!, when their tour with Refused comes to Williamsburg Park on July 18. Tickets for that show are still available.

While we're on the topic of punk shows in Williamsburg Park, as mentioned, Riot Fest Brooklyn goes down at the outdoor venue on September 8 with Descendents, Hot Water Music, Gogol Bordello, The Bronx, Screaming Females, The Menzingers, and Larry and His Flask. Tickets for Riot Fest Brooklyn are still available.

Speaking of The Menzingers, they have a new live acoustic video for "Ava House" off their 2012 LP, On the Impossible Past, which you can check out below. You can catch them on their tour with The Bouncing Souls, which hits NYC for a show at Brooklyn Bowl on August 5. Tickets for that show are still available.

In other punk news, as mentioned, H2O, 7 Seconds, and Tournament play House of Vans on July 12. 7 Seconds frontman Kevin Seconds is working on a new album which is due out this year. You can check out the album's closing track, "Oh, Rhonda," at the bottom of this post. The entire 2012 House of Vans schedule was also just announced, Turbonegro included. UPDATE: you can also now RSVP for the 7 Seconds show.

Street Dogs will be in NYC for a show at Highline Ballroom on September 15 with Koffin Kats and special guests. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

As mentioned, the Fat Wreck/Rocks Off CMJ showcase happens on October 19 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with Lagwagon, Dead To Me, Flatliners, and Useless ID. Tickets for that show are still available. That same lineup also plays a Rocks Off Cruise the next day (10/20). Tickets for the boat show are available. And Lagwagon are also one of the bands currently announced for this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest.

As mentioned, Leftover Crack plays Warsaw on Sunday (7/8) with Crackbox and more TBA. That show appears to now be sold out (though we are waiting on confirmation of that). UPDATE: this is CANCELLED.

Another anarcho-punk option for Williamsburg this weekend is NYHC band Reagan Youth who are playing The Grand Victory (245 Grand St.) on Friday (7/6) with Dust Angel (ft. Reagan Youth guitarist Paul Cripple), Geek Skull, Lords of Death, and Empty Vessel.

As mentioned, crossover thrashers D.R.I. and Mucky Pup are teaming up for a tour which hits NYC on December 8 at The Studio at Webster Hall with support from No Redeeming Social Value, Undivided, and Blackout Shoppers. TIckets for that show are still available.

There's also a number of punk shows at Acheron this week.

Before we wrap this up, a bit more about classic UK punk making its way to NYC this summer/early fall. In addition to Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, who's here this week for CBGB Fest, The Vibrators will be in NYC for a show at The Bowery Electric on September 29. Tickets for that are on sale now.

Wreckless Eric, who veers a bit more on the new wave/power pop side of punk, will play Bowery Electric on September 7 as part of a duo with his wife Amy Rigby. They also play September 13 at The Saint in Asbury Park, NJ. If the name doesn't ring a bell, his song "(I'd Go) The Whole Wide World" probably does. It's seen some revived popularity in recent years due to Will Ferrell singing it in Stranger than Fiction. Tickets for both NYC area shows are on sale now.

Did we miss anything good?

Videos and lists of tour dates below...

Continue reading "punk roundup: CBGB Fest, Greg Ginn, Rollins, Off!, Dead Kennedys, Menzingers, Vibrators, Wreckless Eric & more"

by BBG

DRI at Emo's in 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)

DRI played Best Buy Theater over the weekend with Overkill, and after touring internationally this summer and doing a West Coast run in the fall, the crossover favorites will return to NYC with a show on December 8th at The Studio at Webster Hall with Mucky Pup and more TBA. Tickets for that show go on sale on Saturday (5/19) at 10 AM.
So far, no other word on additional East Coast dates to go with that NYC show but odds are there will be some.

All currently known dates are listed below...

Continue reading "D.R.I. announce fall tour, including NYC show with Mucky Pup"

Spike of DRI at Emo's (more by Tim Griffin)

Founding member and guitarist Spike Cassidy of hardcore/metal crossover pioneers D.R.I. (DIRTY ROTTEN IMBECILES) is in the hospital recovering from complications -- including infection -- that arose after he underwent total colectomy surgery (having his entire colon removed) earlier this month. Doctors have pinpointed the infection and he is expected to be released from the hospital within the next few days.

Spike's rehabilitation will likely have some effect on the band's touring schedule in early 2012. -[Blabbermouth]

Get well soon Spike!

So far no word on how his recovery will affect upcoming dates including Starland Ballroom on 3/24 and Best Buy on 5/12 (supporting Overkill), but we'll keep you informed. Tickets for both shows are still available.

All current tour dates are below, along with some video.

Continue reading "Spike Cassidy of D.R.I. in hospital recovering from surgery & complications (all 2012 tour dates on for now)"

photos by Tim Griffin, words by BBG


Nearing 30 years in the industry, D.R.I. took the stage shortly before midnight and played till 1:37 a.m., setting off a flurry of bodysurfing from the pent-up teenage-and 20-somethings in the crowd seconds before the first song even began... No matter the viewing point, songs such as "The Application" and "Slumlord" were enjoyed by the youngsters with a fury of moshing angst, and by the older crowd with relaxed appreciation. After original singer Kurt Brecht pointed out that D.R.I. played its first show in 1982, he and original guitarist Spike Cassidy, longtime drummer Rob Rampy and bassist Harald Oimoen also delivered the goods on "Suit and Tie Guy" and closers "The Five-Year Plan" and "Violent Pacification" -[Examiner]
That review comes from D.R.I.'s San Antonio date at White Rabbit, the day after they got all romantic with an Austin crowd at Emo's (on 2/14 aka Valentine's Day). With the lights dimmed and turned red, the Austin crowd swayed to the sexy sounds of the Houston crossover legends alongside Death Angel, Lazarus A.D. & Bonded By Blood, and with Before Dishonor & Southern Front adding a little hometown sensuality.

Austin & San Antonio were rare dates that converged two tours, D.R.I. and Death Angel/Lazarus A.D./Bonded By Blood. The D.R.I. tour continues on and the band will play Starland Ballroom on 2/27 with Mucky Pup before looping back afer European and South American tours to play Gramercy on 5/13 with Apathy & Horrifier. Death Angel's tour does not include an NYC date, but it does include a show at Scion Rock Fest (no BbB or LAD).

All tour dates and more pictures from Austin are below.

Continue reading "D.R.I., Death Angel, Lazarus A.D., Bonded By Blood, Before Dishonor & Southern Front played Emo's, touring (pics & dates)"

D.R.I. @ Scion Rock Fest (more by BBG)

D.R.I. plan on spending a bunch of time on the road in 2011, stopping back in the NYC-area twice along the way. NJ's Starland Ballroom gets the look on 2/27 with Mucky Pup, Dept. of Coreuption, Strychnia, Razorblade Handgrenade, The Dirty Stayouts, and Mirrors and Wires (tickets are on sale), and Gramercy Theatre does on 5/13 (tickets go on sale 12/30 at noon). All dates below...

All dates below...

Continue reading "D.R.I. touring more in 2011 (dates)"

words by BBG, photos by Keith Marlowe

Capitalist Casualties
Capitalist Casualties

The trail to Maryland Deathfest is blazed by a ton of bands, four of which populated the Europa show on Saturday night (5/22). Fang headlined Europa with an assist from hardcore old schoolers Verbal Abuse, powerviolencers Capitalist Casualties, the killer Magrudergrind, and Strong Intention part of an overall campaign that will see the bands (not SI) crash land at MDF 2010.

Speaking of MDF bands in NYC, Europa will ALSO host MDF'er DRI on Sunday 5/30. Tickets are still on sale, or you can try you hand at winning one of TWO pairs. Details on how are at the bottom of this post.

Sunday at Europa was the Inquisition & Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult show. More pics from Saturday's show are below...

Continue reading "Fang, Verbal Abuse, Capitalist Casualties, Magrudergrind & Strong Intention played Europa (pics) (+ win tix to D.R.I.) "

photos by Jessie Barber, Christopher Mumma

Matt Martinez of Landmine Marathon belts it out (by Jessie Barber)
Landmine Marathon

While BBG and Kim Kelly were trolling about the blackened stage at Bernie's, getting southern-fried by the Louisiana frighteners Thou, and checking out the thundergods known as YOB, Chris and Jessie were on the case at the other Scion Rock Fest on 3/13 in Columbus, Ohio. Pictures from their travels which include some (more) shots of Landmine Marathon, as well as Shrinebuilder (right before they played NYU), Pelican, D.R.I., Black Tusk, Voivod (who then made their way to SXSW), Magrudergrind, Saviours, and so much more, below....

Continue reading "Scion Rock Fest pics (part 2) - Cannibal Corpse, Voivod, Black Tusk, Magrudergrind, Pelican, Shrinebuilder, Deadsea & more"

words by Kim Kelly, intro by BBG, photos by Christopher Mumma & BBG


SXSW was a blast, but days before that the Scion Rock Fest shook the college town of Columbus, Ohio (March 13th) with it's mix of metal gods of the past (DRI, Cannibal Corpse, Voivod, Shrinebuilder, etc) and killers of today (Ludicra, Landmine Marathon, Yob, Thou, etc). The one-day fest was spread throughout four of the town's venue, meaning any one person could only see a limited amount of the full lineup. Luckily I went to Columbus with my own camera, two other photographers (Jessie Barber and Christopher Mumma), and crossed paths with writer Kim Kelly along the way. If there is a metal show worth a damn within hundreds (thousands?) of miles from Kim, she'll be there. Her version of the story along with half of the pictures from the day (the rest HERE), below...

Continue reading "Scion Rock Fest in pics & review (part 1) - Ludicra, Liturgy, D.R.I., Yob, Thou, Lightning Swords of Death & more "

photos by Chloe Rice, words by BBG


They sped through an hour and change long set that featured journeys into most of their familiar terrain. It was nice to see them after all these years.
They bespoke of a simpler pre-Guiliani time, one of scuzz and sleaze. The Taxi Driver New York. -[Trashman Reader]
The kings of crossover prevaled, as DRI played an NYC show on 1/17 at Gramercy with Inhuman and Rumplestiltskin Grinder.

Rumplestiltskin Grinder is reporting two MAJOR upcoming shows in NYC in the coming months, including 5/30 at Europa with DRI and 5/28 at Gramercy with German thrash metal greats Sodom! Tickets for Europa are on sale, and Sodom goes on sale 2/7. Both DRI and Sodom are scheduled to play MDF 2010, and DRI will be at Scion Rock Fest in March.

Across town, Pentagram was getting down at BB King's on the same night.

More pics from the show and complete Rumplestiltskin Grinder dates are below....

Continue reading "D.R.I. played Gramercy w/ Rumplestiltskin Grinder (pics, setlist) - both bands add show @ Europa ++ Sodom is coming!"

by BBG

Shrinebuilder at LPR (more here)

Atlanta no more! Scion Rock Fest 2010 will take place in Columbus, Ohio on March 13, 2010. The show will officially expand its reach from one to FOUR venues in Columbus: Circus, Newport Music Hall, Skully's, and Bernie's Distillery. 2010's lineup contains zero return bands from the 2009 festival but does contain sets from bands that released my favorite albums of last year (namely Magrudergrind, Yob, Absu) and played my favorite shows of last year (Lightning Swords of Death, Landmine Marathon, Trap Them, Black Tusk, Ludicra) in addition to sets from headliners Cannibal Corpse, Voivod, Shrinebuilder, Brutal Truth.

The rest of the lineup, the show flyer, and RSVP info is below...

Continue reading "Scion Rock Fest 2010 (March 13 in Ohio) - lineup announced"

by BBG

Sourvein at BV-BBG/Northside (more by Jason Walker)

Sourvein has scheduled a new NYC show for 2/6 at The Charleston with Bezoar. The band is currently working on new material, and recently announced a new split 7" with Japanese greats Coffins on Forcefield Records.

Coffins are one of many who are signed up for Maryland Deathfest 2010, a lineup which was recently finalized (D.R.I. were the final band added on December 15th). Dig on the flyer below, and make sure to get your tickets for MDF.

Continue reading "Sourvein schedules a show, announces a split w/ Coffins ++ Maryland Deathfest's final lineup (dates)"

by BBG

Priestess in NYC. Sigh. (more by Toby Tenenbaum)

Alas, twas not meant to be.... Priestess were pummeled by the recent snows in the midwest, and as a result, will not be able to make it to Brooklyn on Saturday (12/12). Early Man and Naam, however, WILL be battling the elements to hit The Charleston with a night of psychedelia, and full-on thrashin' fury, bringing along La Otracina for the ride.

Early Man, Priestess, and all of the aforementioned rockers seem like they are some of the few who haven't collabo'd with GZA, but maybe that will change (or maybe not) by the time GZA plays Gramercy Theatre on Jan 9th. Tickets go on sale Saturday (12/12) at noon here. For some Wu sooner, check out Raekwon who is on tour now.

In barely related news, DRI's mysteriously gone-missing NYC show at Gramercy Theatre on 1/17 has re-appeared. Tickets go (back) on sale Saturday at noon. More dates HERE.