Entries tagged with: Gorilla Biscuits

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Walter Schreifels @ Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Walter Schreifels

We totally spaced this one, but at least there's still a bunch of hours before Walter Schreifels takes the stage at Webster Hall's new Studio space tonight, Tuesday November 11th. He usually plays a mix of songs from all of his bands/solo project(s).The full lineup for the night is The (International) Noise Conspiracy, Walter Schreifels, Young Lords and Freshkills. Full Studio schedule HERE. More pics from FFF Fest HERE.

by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: Rival Schools - "Take One For The Team" (MP3)

"So yeah, I draw the line at Quicksand". - Walter

RS

Walter Schreifels. Sam Siegler. Two names of a very select few who defined a sound and a movement in the late 80s and early 90s, New York Hardcore. Building upon the zen-like teachings of prophets with names like HR, MacKaye, and Raybeez, Walter Schreifels and Sammy Siegler cut their teeth in the blooming NYC scene with the legendary Gorilla Biscuits, Youth Of Today, and Judge, as well as Side By Side, and Project X.

Quicksand and CIV, as well as MTV support, multiple LPs and music videos followed, culminating in the reunion of the two Youth of Today bandmates in Rival Schools. Sam and Walter formed the band in 1999, with their lone LP United By Fate coming in 2001. The band split the following year, scrapping existing recordings that were believed to be the basis of the new album. Six years passed, and Walking Concert, Nightmare of You, Head Automatica, and solo work followed until early 2008, when Rival Schools announced their reformation. The announcement was followed by festival dates in Europe, ultimately leading to a handful of US shows.

Which leads us to NYC... The band have lined up a pair of shows at Maxwells and Mercury Lounge in early November which sold out quickly, but the band have also agreed to headline the free BrooklynVegan day party at Knitting Factory on Oct 25th! In part one of their first joint interview ever, we poked and prodded Sammy and Walter about their past & present projects, the old days, and blow-up dolls...

Continue reading "an interview w/ Rival Schools (Walter & Sammy) (part 1)"

Walter Schreifels of Rival Schools @ UCB (more by Tim Griffin)
Rival Schools

Made Out Of Babies
Made Out of Babies

Marnie Starn @ Silent Barn (more by Lori Baily)
MArnie STern

@ Knitting Factory in NYC, main stage, Saturday, October 25, 2008, FREE

all day: DJs Finger on the Pulse
12:00 Starfucker
12:45 The Carps
1:30 Little Boots
2:15 Shout Out Out Out
3:00 Marnie Stern
4:00 Made Out of Babies
5:00 Rival Schools
This show is actually two floors all day and then continues in the tap bar until 10pm. Full lineup coming any second.

This free show is the Rival Schools' first public NYC reunion show. Their first non-public NYC reunion show was this past Monday night at the invite-only Syndicate party. Their next 2 public NYC-area reunion shows are at Maxwell's and Mercury Lounge in November. They're both sold out.

Check out Made Out of Babies live videos below...

Continue reading "BV free day party @ Knitting Factory - main stage lineup "

Photos by Tim Griffin

DOWNLOAD: Valley Lodge - All of My Loving (MP3)

Dave Hill

Guided By Voices' Doug Gillard filled in as Dave Hill's "Paul Schaefer" at last night's 'Explosion' at the UCB Theater in NYC (Oct 16). Phil Costello who usually plays the part was off playing with his heavy metal Bee Gees tribute band Tragedy. Trivia time: Dave Hill (comedian AND musician) and Doug Gillard both played in the Ohio band Cobra Verde, but at different times. At last night's show, Doug and Dave played part of "Jessica" by the Allman Brothers (at the same time).

Dave Hill

Moby, complete with "cock saddle" moustache, was the first to join Dave and Doug on the stage. They chatted and then Moby played a version of "Dust in the Wind". Next up was Walter Schreifels of Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand and Rival Schools fame (P.S. Rival Schools are playing the BrooklynVegan party at Knitting Factory on October 25th). Walter spoke to Dave, Doug, and Moby. They all talked to each other and Walter played "Cats and Dogs" by Gorilla Biscuits.

There was a Chihuahua (which oddly wasn't the only dog in the room) (no cats though).

More pictures below...

Continue reading "Dave Hill, Walter Schreifels, Moby, Doug Gillard & abused chihuahua @ UCB, NYC - pics"

by Black Bubblegum

Rival Schools

Liskfest, aka the festival in Cali that Gorilla Biscuits was reuniting for, has been cancelled due to "poor ticket sales". Rival Schools were supposed to play the fest too. Check out a new/unreleased track streaming at their myspace...

"Sweet" was on the vinyl version of United By Fate. I'm not sure now why it didn't make the album because I really like it now (hindsight!). It's very poppy and has a New Order-ish feel that is only hinted at on the rest of the record. The lyrics are about hidden relationships, there's a lot of them, lyrics I mean. Anyhoo, while we're getting our new stuff together and gearing up for our US shows thought this might be interesting for the page.
Both NYC-area Rival Schools shows are now sold out. Updated tour dates below...

Continue reading "Lisk Fest cancelled, new Rival Schools song & dates"

by Black Bubblegum

The reunited Rival Schools
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Rival Schools have reunited, this much we knew. But now, the band is announcing that they will work on a follow-up to United By Fate and plan to play "a few choice autumnal shows". The only announced US show so far is Lisk Fest in Irvine, CA (tickets here). This fest which will see Walter working double time because Gorilla Biscuits are also playing that show. To quote the band, "our stokeage level is high".

*cough*Quicksand*cough*

by Black Bubblegum

Gorilla Biscuits Live in Stockholm 2007 (gilllikespixels)
GB in Stockholm 2007

The mighty Gorilla Biscuits have announced a show at Lisk Fest in Irvine, CA on October 11th. Ticket info is currently unavailable. The current confirmed lineup for Lisk Fest includes Pennywise, Ignite, Death By Stereo, the newly label-less Every Time I Die, Aquabats, Bleeding Through, Dear Hearts, and Dead Sara.

Walter also recently reformed Rival Schools. No NYC GB dates yet. Lisk fest flyer below...

Continue reading "Gorilla Biscuits playing Lisk Fest in CA"

by Black Bubblegum

Rival Schools

Walter Schriefels' short-lived post-Quicksand project, Rival Schools, have reunited to record some new tunes and lined up a seven date tour of the UK leading up to an appearance at the Hove Festival in Norway. Here's Walter from an interview posted @ RockSound:

"We have got this June tour and we still want to play some shows in the States. Especially if we are writing new songs it would be good to live in them a little onstage before we come to record anything. Whether the album is out first part of the year or spring we are not yet sure but we want to play out with new material to test it all out so expect a few more dates to be announced."
Awesome..... US dates are comin'! Full tour dates, most history and videos below.....

Continue reading "Rival Schools - reunited, recording & touring (dates)"

GB/CIV @ CBGB (more)
GB @ CBGB

I almost forgot to mention that that the special guests at the Black and Blue Ball happening at Studio B in Brooklyn this weekend are/were supposed to be CIV and Gorilla Biscuits.....which is probably a good thing becuse when I first saw it, tt was 100% confirmed in a Black n Blue Productions MySpace blog post, but that has since been deleted and Punk News is now reporting that Gorilla Biscuits are probably NOT playing. It is suspicious that the Black n Blue Ball still has Gorilla Biscuits listed as one of their top friends though. Either way, tix at the door (and Agnostic Front)

J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. plays a CBGB benefit show on September 11th. (guests & ticket info. TBA)

Old Skull is reuniting at the Exploited show on September 8th.

September 3rd is listed like this..."HARLEY'S WAR Featuring Harley Flanagan and Hard core Allstars and special cromag guests!!! Playing ALL "ORIGINAL CRO-MAGS AND HARLEY'S WAR SONGS!!!!"

We're all Broken and BlackoutPack are are opening for Thursday on August 25th.

All benefit shows below...

Continue reading "J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr, Cro-Mags & other CBGB Benefit Updates"