Entries tagged with: Hank III
photos by Chris La Putt, words by Kelly Kettering
Hank III @ Gramercy Theatre - 6/17/14
Hillbillies and hillbetties sure were "tore up and loud" on Tuesday (6/17) night at Gramercy Theatre, where Hank Williams III made a New York City appearance on his current tour and a four-hour set ensued. The badass Kid Rock wishes he could be, Hank kicked things off with country tracks that stayed true to his rebellious tendencies but also prominently featured fiddle, banjo and stand-up bass licks that would make the famous patriarchs of his family proud.
Things slowly took a heavier turn as the stand-up bass player started to contribute screaming, growling voices to tracks like "P.F.F. (Punch Fight Fuck)" and "Dick in Dixie" before Hank decided to ditch his cowboy hat altogether and break into a 30 min set of straight-up punk. Suddenly, large men in the audience seemed to be losing their shirts - was I at a Fucked Up show, or had the three Brooklyn Lager tall boys I had just plain ol' fucked me up?
As the night came to a close, Hank changed into all black, his hair came out of its braid and instead hung long around his face. Then a projector careened down behind him, anti-establishment images filled the screen, and doom metal began to emit from his guitar as he broke into songs from Assjack, his punk/metal album from 2009. As if that didn't get weird enough, it all finally closed down with tracks from 3 Bar Ranch, a speed metal album featuring cattle calls. With barely a five minute break between sets and an overall show that went on for four hours, I don't quite now how Hank III does it - but I'm really, really glad he does.
Pictures of the show are in this post. More, with a video, below...
Hillbilly hellion, descendent of country royalty, genre juggler and pigeonhole eschewer Hank III released two albums last year -- the punkish Fiendish Threat and the trad-country Brothers of the 4x4 -- and has recently released new videos from both. Watch "Different From The Rest" and "Loners 4 Life" below.
Nothing beats seeing Hank III live though, and he and his band will be on tour next month, including a NYC show at Gramercy Theatre on June 17. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All tour dates are listed below...
Hank III at Music Hall of Williamsburg (more by Justina Villaneuva)
On March 17, Hank 3's Attention Deficit Domination and 3 Bar Ranch will be playing a FREE show at NYC's Gramercy Theatre as part of the launch of Metal Wreckage Night in association with Hank3 Records... The show will be streamed live worldwide - details to follow. Entry at the show is first come first serve.Entry into the show requires RSVP, and it is part of a string of dates in promotion of his 2011 releases Attention Deficit Domination and 3 Bar Ranch Cattle Callin' which collectively featured Tom Waits, Les Claypool (Primus), Troy Medlin (Sourvein, who played NYC on Friday), Dave Sherman (Earthride) and Williams' dog, Trooper among others.
All tour dates and some video from a few nights ago is below.
Deafheaven last night @ Bowery (more by BBG)
today in NYC
* Marika Hughes @ Barbes
* Ideal Bread @ The Stone
* Slavic Soul Party @ Barbes
* Hank III @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Fucked Up, Titus Andronicus @ Warsaw
* Roswell Rudd, Ideal Bread @ The Stone
* Youth Lagoon, Young Magic @ Mercury Lounge
* Russian Circles, Deafheaven, The Men @ Maxwell's
* Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds @ Beacon Theatre
* Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter, The Sadies @ Bowery Ballroom
* Kria Brekkan, Julianna Barwick, Aaron Roche @ Church of Advent Hope
* Beacon, Redaelli, Todd Sines, Heathered Pearls (DJ set) @ Glasslands
* Elliot Bergman's Metal Tongues, Ben Vida, Greg Saunier (of Deerhoof) @ Zebulon
* Fu Manchu Honky (J.D. Pinkus of Butthole Surfers), Shrine @ Santos Party House
* The Jewish, Regal Degal, Joe Blossom, Gemma Gracewood, The Mad Scene (Flying Nun 30th Anniversary party) @ Cake Shop
* Memories of the Space Age, Chron Turbine, Poor Lily, Alarms & Controls @ Trash Bar
* Web We Wove, Borbetomagus, Don Deitrich/Jim Sauter/Donald Miller, Josh Wildman, Raft @ Union Pool
* Paul Giallorenzo, Brian Labcyz, Hex Breaker Quartet, Twistycat, Opponents, Human Relief @ Death By Audio
We're giving away tickets to tonight's Bowery Ballroom show right now on Facebook.
We're also giving away tickets to see Mastodon on Terminal 5 via Facebook.
Hank III at MHOW (more by Justina Villanueva)
If for some godforsaken reason you won't be across town rocking to the rifflords Sleep at Brooklyn Masonic Temple (tickets are disappearing), "Hellbilly" hellraiser Hank III and AssJack will be ready and willing to serenade you across town at Music Hall of Williamsburg. September 8th is the date and tickets go on AmEx presale today (7/28) at noon with regular sale going up on Friday (7/30). Beware, the last time Hank III played NYC it was a bloody affair.
Hank III released his new LP, The Rebel Within, in May. Spanning 11 tracks, the LP is third in three years counting 2009's Assjack and 2008's Damn Right - Rebel Proud.
Full tour dates and some video below...
Joey Ramone's annual birthday party is happening at Irving Plaza on Wednesday, May 19th. The lineup has been announced and acts in attendance include Hank III, Ronnie Spector,Batusis (NY Dolls' Sylvain Sylvain and Cheetah Chrome of Rocket From the Tombs/Dead Boys), Sic F*ucks, ex-Voidoid Ivan Julian and The Independents, Heap. Tickets are on sale (the show is a benefit for lymphoma research).
Sylvain Sylvain also has a show coming up with the Dolls in Brooklyn in May. David Johansen plays a solo one in June.
Videos of those acts, the Ramones and Adam West's original Batusi are below...
photos by Justina Villanueva, words by Black Bubblegum
one of the tamer pictures in this set
"There are many artists clamoring for the now-vacant title of Hardest Working Man in Show Business, but my vote goes unquestionably to Hank Williams III. The reason is simple: I've never seen another performer play three completely different (yet equally raucous) sets without taking a break in between... Starting off with a traditional country set, ...Williams took the audience on a musical tour of the American South, churning out both original and classic yarns based on tales from West Virginia, Georgia, Texas, and Tennessee. ...From there, he [went] into the Hellbilly part of the night with Assjack, bringing out singer Gary Lindsay to help belt out rockers like "Six-Pack of Beer," "Country Heroes" and "Life of Sin."... [and] It really wouldn't be a Hank III show without a final punk rock set, paying particular homage to GG Allin and the Murder Junkies (GG's brother Merle and drummer Dino took the stage for a song), the band went through several hellacious, industrial-strength tracks and... after much sound and fury--not to mention equal parts spilled beer and blood--the show came to a frenzied, sweaty end." - [Zena Metal]Those who don't know have probably guessed by now... yes, Hank III is the grandson of Hank Williams and son of Hank Jr. Interestingly enough, Hank was not the only kin to country royalty at Music Hall of Williamsburg that night (6/24). Lucky Tubb, who is serving as the opener on the Hank III/Assjack tour, is the great nephew of Ernest Tubb, considered a pioneer of country music.
The Hank III tour soldiers on, with a couple weeks left in the US, and a European tour after that. All tour dates and more pics from MHOW show (some NSFW?) on 6/24 are below. And, yes, that is real blood. And yes, vocalist Gary Lindsay did wash off the gushing blood (which gushed heavier while he choked himself with a mic cord) with cans of Guinness...
by Black Bubblegum
EyehateAnselmo: Mike "IX" Williams and Phil Anselmo at Hellfest in France (vivosi8)
They should call this tour Eyehatebigbusinesspornconformity with a crowbar, ritually.... As discussed, Down is hitting the road with the Melvins. That tour will hit NYC on September 11th with a show at the Nokia Theater in Times Square. Tickets go on AMEX presale today/Wednesday 6/24 at 10am, with regular Joes/Janes gettin' theirs on Friday at noon. All dates, with more likely to be announced, below.
Although there is no official indication that the Down tour will also feature long-rumored touring partner Weedeater, their merch company (which also happens to be Ryan Patterson of Coliseum) writes that "WEEDEATER joins MELVINS and DOWN for an incredible package tour in July". Maybe they meant September. We'll let you know when we get official word!
In the meantime, Weedeater is playing NYC on July 9th at Cake Shop (CANCELLED), one of a few confirmed dates that the band has laid out for the coming months. All dates below.
In related news, Phil Anselmo's ex-bandmate in Superjoint Ritual and Arson Anthem, Hank III, is currently on the road with his band Assjack and will be at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Wed 6/24. Tickets are still available. Assjack (Hank III's death metal band) is touring to promote their upcoming debut album due via Curb Records on Aug 4th. All dates below.
Just one day after Melvins play the stages of Nokia, the band will play to an entirely different crowd up at Kutscher's for ATP New York. ATP New York's lineup also includes Autolux and Sleepy Sun, as well as Boredoms, Boss Hog, Deerhunter, No Age, and many more. Tickets are available here.
Down recently played Hellfest in Clisson, France along with Eyehategod, Torche, Amebix, and many many others. Phil Anselmo (of Down, Pantera) joined Eyehategod on stage to perform "Sisterfucker" from their classic LP Take As Needed For Pain.
Kylesa also played Hellfest SANS founder/guitarist Philip Cope, who is having passport issues and will join the band by next week. Video of that Cope-less performance is below.
Torche are coming to NYC soon too, and with Harvey Milk. Tickets are still available for their show at Music Hall Of Williamsburg on July 26th.
All tour dates and live videos of Weedeater and Down below...
APTBS @ Coachella 2009 (more by Darren Kim)
"[A Place to Bury Strangers] opened with a sonic beat down, heavy guitar with effects unlike anything I have ever heard before; like My Bloody Valentine except with a drummer from Deerhunter. The drums were infectious, rolling into one another with blissful osculations of the cymbals being smashed. Playing behind the band were videos of 16 seconds loops of something from a snuff video. Notably a shot of pale woman with black lingerie and a hand (maybe her own) rubbing the outside of her thighs. The moments that transpired have been what I see when I blink from that day to this. It was psychedelic drums, with My Bloody Valentine layered guitars, and vocals of Joy Division." [Truer Sources of Sound]Tickets are on sale for the Mark Kozelek show at Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Hank III and Assjack are playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 24th. Tickets are on sale.
Tickets are on sale for the Patterson Hood (Drive by Truckers) shows at Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Especially of interest in the May 27th Shilpa show where "Secret Toy Surprise" is also on the bill.
Speaking of... special guests, don't forget that A Place to Bury Strangers are playing Less Artists More Condos on May 1st.
by Black Bubblegum
Anselmo, Keenan, Windstein, Bower & Brown are totally Down
Tennessee thrashers Evil Army are reporting that they will open for Down,
Hank III and Weedeater during tour in the middle of Feb through March, including a date in Sayreville, NJ on March 2nd. Ticket info for the Starland Ballroom show is currently unavailable.
UPDATE: Now the word is that Hank III is not on this tour anymore
UPDATE 2: This whole tour has been postponed.
Down is a crew of southern metal all-stars, including Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Superjoint Ritual, Arson Anthem, etc), Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, Kingdom of Sorrow), Rex Brown (Pantera), Pepper Keenan (Corrosion Of Conformity), and Jimmy Bower (eyehategod).
In semi-related news, Jimmy Bower is the only member of eyehategod not to participate in Outlaw Order, who released their superfantabulous Dragging Down The Enforcer in late Nov 2008. Vocalist Mike IX Williams recently told Decibel that Outlaw Order will tour in 2009, so we'll also watch out for that.
Down opened for Metallica at a few dates in 2008, but won't be in the house when Metallica play sold-out shows at Nassau Coliseum (Jan 29th) and Prudential Center in Newark (Jan 31st & Feb 1st). Openers for those shows are Machine Head and The Sword (who still have tix available for their show at Bowery on Jan 30th).
All Down/Weedeater/Evil tour dates below...
by Black Bubblegum
Pentagram circa 1981
Ask any doom metal fan about the true pioneers of the genre and two bands will be mentioned: Black Sabbath and Pentagram. One of those bands is to take the stage on March 6, 2009 for a rare show at Webster Hall. It's the legendary Pentagram and tickets go on sale Friday at noon!
Pentagram... was quite prolific in the underground scene of the 1970s, producing many demos and rehearsal tapes, but did not release a full-length album until reforming in the early 1980s with an almost completely new lineup. Throughout the band's history the only constant member has been vocalist Bobby Liebling. The revolving lineup of Pentagram has featured many well respected musicians in the local doom metal scene... -[Wikipedia]That "local" doom scene is in Maryland, which spawned MANY great doom-y bands including Clutch, Monster Magnet, Wino and his projects The Obsessed and Place Of Skulls (with a member of Pentagram), Earthride, and many many others.
Cult rock legend Bobby Liebling has been churning out genre defining and highly admired hard rock / doom metal for over 36 yrs. Drug addiction, band break ups, bad record deals, jail terms, chronic illness, Satanic blood sacrifices and various acts of self destruction haven't haulted him as he continues to claw his way to the top. This film in progress will highlight the triumphs and downfalls of the life of an underground icon. Experience his daily struggle as he attempts to not only succeed but to survive.In related Maryland doom news, Wino's new album Punctuated Equilibrium is out on Southern Lord on 2009 and features Jean-Paul Gaster of Clutch. Wino is also reforming his legendary doom band Saint Vitus at Roadburn.
I actually started this post thinking how weird it was that Hank Williams' grandson was playing the Charleston, Maxwell's and Cake Shop, but then I went to Hank IV's website and read, "No relation whatsoever to the Hank Williams clan, San Francisco quintet Hank IV's hard-charging and visceral dual-guitar rock punk...", and realized that this is a band calling themselves Hank FOUR, and not Hank III. WFMU has a whole bunch of Hank IV live MP3's from SXSW. Dusted points out that "singer Bob McDonald was in the hardcore band Bum Kon, whose entire body of work was just unleashed on the public." All dates below...