Entries tagged with: In School
by Wyatt Marshall
Sadly, tonight's (6/6) Fucked Up show at NYC's Bowery Ballroom with Big Ups is sold out, but if you are going, you might want to make sure you show up in time for openers In School (who also opened for Priests at Cake Shop earlier this week).
In School are a local NYC hardcore punk band with a demo and an EP, Praxis of Hate, to their name, one that is a reference to the fact that all four members of the band are (were?) in school at the time of its formation. Among the band's members are bassist Talya Cooper who sang for the now-defunct Household, and drummer Golnar Nikpour who was a one time coordinator at Maximum RockNRoll (she now edits B|ta'arof Magazine, an Iranian cultural magazine). Nikpour spoke with Fix My Head Zine last year about In School, and here's a bit from her interview (edited a bit for space), in which she talks about the band and its inspiration:
FMH: In School is an all-female hardcore band with queer and people of color members. Where do you find yourself located in New York? Within the predominantly white hardcore scene? With other people of color, queer or female-fronted bands? Or all of the above? Is that an issue at all?Musically, a few things things really stand out here--pretty killer guitar leads and distinct, sneering and PO'd, up-front-in-the-mix vocal delivery that sounds like it comes from the other side of the Atlantic. It doesn't hurt that all six songs on Praxis of Hate are catchy as hell. Give the EP a listen below.
GN: In School came together as a band because there was something natural and obvious about playing music together, not only because we are friends, but because I think we all feel some degree of insider/outsider-ness vis-a-vis the punk scene, even though we've all been involved with punk for a long time. That has to do with things like gender/queerness/race, etc. It also -- for me anyway, at this point in time -- has to do with being a bit older than a lot of the current hardcore/punk kids in NYC.
In truth, I think In School is a bit of an awkward fit in a NYC scene that is divided into a raw/crust punk scene that is younger and more drug-lovin' than we are, a largely whitestraightboy hardcore scene, some scattered emo kids, grrrl bands that are cool but not at all HC, garage & indie rock bands that are a world away from us in terms of DIY ethics, etc. When we show up to gigs all brown and kind of old and holding hands and wearing floor length dresses and shit (well, some of us to all of the above) but then play raging, angry hardcore, I think we confuse some people! It's no surprise (to me at least) that, while we have some great friends and supporters in these various NYC scenes, we've also garnered much of our support from outside of New York.
Stream Praxis of Hate below...
Priests at DbA in April (more by Amanda Hatfield)
You've already heard the midtempo "Right Wing" from DC post-punks Priests' new album Bodies and Control and Money and Power (due out 6/3 via Don Giovanni) and since we last spoke the more abrasive "Doctor" was released. Check that out below.
Priests also recently announced a tour which kicks off in DC the day before the new record comes out and comes to NYC for two shows on release day (6/3). First they play an early show at ABC No Rio with In Circles and Pour the Pirate Sherry, and then a late show at Cake Shop with In School and Sediment Club.
All dates are listed, with the "Doctor" song stream, below...
Fucked Up at Terminal 5 in 2011 (more by Tamara Porras)
As you may know, Fucked Up have a new album, Glass Boys, coming out June 3 via Matador and multiple tour dates including a release show in NYC happening on June 6 at Bowery Ballroom with Big Ups and In School, which is now sold out.
Even if you didn't get tickets to the release show, you'll still get a chance to see Fucked Up in NYC. They also play Irving Plaza on September 6. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (5/9) with a BrooklynVegan presale starting on Wednesday (5/7) at 10 AM. Check back here Wednesday morning for the password.
UPDATE: Password HERE.
Since we last spoke, they were also added to day 2 (5/18) of NJ's Skate & Surf Festival that also features Pianos Become the Teeth, United Nations, Tiny Moving Parts and more (tickets). Updated tour dates are listed below.
Fucked Up also recently released a new track from Glass Boys called "Led By Hand" which features vocals from J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr, who Fucked Up opened for when Dino Jr played Bug in full at Terminal 5. You can stream that, with the list of dates, below...
Screaming Females at 92YTribeca in 2012 (more by Chris La Putt)
Ladyfest, which has taken place in various cities over the past few years, is returning to Philly for the first time since 2003 from June 7 - 9 at the Rotunda and other locations in West Philadelphia. The festival's mission statement reads:
Ladyfest Philadelphia is a grassroots event dedicated to the artistic, organizational, and political work of women, trans, genderqueer, intersex, and queer people, and their allies. Ladyfest combats substantive, cultural, and structural inequalities by building upon the existing Philadelphia community of artists, musicians, and activists. It aims to foster a more inclusive and safe environment through performances, workshops, panels, opportunities for collaboration, and more.This year's lineup includes sets from Screaming Females (who play Maxwell's soon), Potty Mouth, US Girls, Aye Nako (who play with Speedy Ortiz soon), Priests, Black Wine (who play Death by Audio soon), Trophy Wife, Kate Ferencz, Mindtroll, Whore Paint, Shady Hawkins, Parasol, Void Vision, and others. Ticket info is TBA but all proceeds will go to Women in Transition and SAFE Home
Full lineup and list of workshops below...
Jensen with Walls at Acheron, August 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Iron Lung will team with Dreamdecay, Brain Slug and Shoxx as part a rager set for March 30 at Death by Audio. $8 gets you in.
So far additional dates have not been announced, though Jensen of Iron Lung is confirmed to serve as a member of Society Nurse (with members of his other project Walls and others), when the band plays with Vile Gash, Slices and more at Acheron on January 19. Tickets are on sale, or you can buy them with a limited bundle with Catharsis ticket for later that night.
In other news, Shoxx, who you might have seen at 285 Kent over the weekend, play Acheron on January 5 with No Power Swaath and In School. The band's drummer Elsner Nino played with Merchandise on both nights of their 285 Kent shows (New Year's Eve included) as their newly-appointed member.
Head below for new Iron Lung streams, as well as a Society Nurse video.
Vancouver punks White Lung will release Sorry, the band's new LP via Deranged and follow-up to their well-received It's The Evil LP from 2010. Though the record won't see the public eye until May 29th, White Lung is scheduling a few dates on the East Coast in celebration, including a pair of shows in NYC at 538 Johnson on April 20th and Acheron on April 21st. Support at both shows will be stellar, with Brain F≠, Shoxx (mems Pollution, Nomos, Battletorn), Nuclear Spring (mems Natural Law, CREEM, Nomos), and In School heading up the 538 bill while Crazy Spirit, Rational Animals, Deformity, and Putrida join the Acheron bill.
Full tour schedule is below along with a stream of "Take The Mirror", the first song to appear from the new record, and some video....
Don't confuse Balaclavas with another similarly-named band that played our Deathmatch day party in Austin recently. The Houston band with the plural name, who dabble in Birthday-Party like post-punk, are currently on the road after a round of dates surrounding SXSW, and will team with In School (ex-Household), Herzog Rising, and Rutilated Powerhaus (mem of Rosenkopf) to play Death By Audio TONIGHT (3/27). The shows are in support of the band's Second Sight EP, which is streamable in full below.
As discussed, Herzog Rising is also scheduled to play a second show at Death By Audio soon (on April 7th), this time with Kim Phuc, Pop 1280 and Family Curse.
Stream the new Balaclavas EP and the Herzog Rising Demo below alongside all tour dates and some video....