Entries tagged with: La Misma
by Rob Sperry-Fromm
photo: La Misma at Death By Audio in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
As always, there's a ton of metal and hardcore stuff happening in the NYC area. Here's a roundup of some of the latest.
As we get ready for the annual giant Decibel tour that this year features Abbath, High On Fire, Tribulation and Skeletonwitch, we recently found out that, following the sad departure of longtime Skeletonwitch frontman Chance Garnette, the new vocalist on this tour and beyond will be Adam Clemans of the great Wolvhammer. As we wait to see whether he can fill those shoes, here are some recently-announced shows you might be interested in.
'80s dudes Anvil are touring a ton in in 2016, including a show in NYC at Black Bear on May 14 and in Long Branch, NJ at Brighton Bar on May 13. Tickets for Black Bear are on sale now, while you can get the NJ tickets at the door.
Local punks Crazy Spirit and Warthog have a show coming up at Palisades on March 12 with Sadist, Savageheads, Mommy, Nandas, Murderer and Spitehouse. Tickets are on sale now.
Also at Palisades, hardcore band La Misma will be playing with Sadist, Green Beret, Pure Disgust and Blood Pressure on April 15, and tickets for that are on sale now. La Misma are also opening for Framtid when they play the Acheron on March 25.
LA powerviolence legends Despise You are playing a NYC show right before they hit Maryland Deathfest. They'll be playing a show at Saint Vitus on May 26 with Yacoepsae, Sanitys Dawn, Whoresnation, Six Brew Bantha and Backslider. Tickets for that are on sale now.
Over at the Acheron on March 14, you'll have a chance to see the killer double-bill of LA blackened thrashers Witchaven and like-minded Dallas rippers Steel-Bearing Hand. Tickets for that are on sale now.
You can always do well to scope out what's going on with our metal experts over at Invisible Oranges. Like this week they've plumbed the depths of bandcamp to find some great stuff that you probably have never heard of. And they reviewed the excellent new Ghostlimb album, which you can stream below.
Now on to some reminders. Since we last spoke, much has been announced, like Black Dahlia Murder, Nails, Magic Circle/Ecstatic Vision, Krieg, Lamb of God/Corrosion of Conformity/Clutch, Graves at Sea, and Royal Thunder.
There's also five Killswitch Engage shows, Amon Amarth/Entombed A.D., The Sword/Purson, Dylan Carlson, Weekend Nachos, Kvelertak/Torche/Wild Throne, Grim Reaper, Magrudergrind/Mutilation Rites, Cauldron, Tau Cross, Unearth/Ringworm, Dragged Into Sunlight/Primitive Man/Cult Leader/Churchburn, UXO/Primitive Weapons, Behemoth/Myrkur, Ghost, Cannabis Corpse and Pig Destroyer/Dropdead/Full of Hell.
Not to mention Dysrhthmia/Artificial Brain, Poison Idea/Child Bite/Iron Reagan AND Poison Idea/Child Bite/Sheer Terror, Rivers of Nihil Krallice/Sabbath Assembly/Gnaw, Coffins/Noisem/Ilsa, Bell Witch/Wrekmeister Harmonies, Black Tusk, Taake, Young and In the Way, Vattnet Viskar, and Bongzilla/Black Cobra.
Thought there wasn't more? Think again. Abbath/High on Fire/Skeletonwitch/Tribulation, Abigail Williams/Fleshgod Apocalypse, Melvins/Napalm Death/Melt Banana, Cannibal Corpse/Obituary/Cryptopsy, Megadeth/Suicidal Tendencies, Black Sabbath, Slayer/Testament/Carcass, AC/DC, and Iron Maiden.
That about does it. Check out music from Steel-Bearing Hand, Witchaven, Warthog, Rotten Sound, Ghostlimb, and tour dates for Anvil, below...
photo: Framtid at Chaos in Tejas 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
We mentioned that Japanese hardcore greats Framtid would be playing shows in 2016, including NYC on March 25. Now the venue for that show has been announced; it will be at The Acheron with support from Blazing Eye, Aspects of War, La Misma, Mommy and Indignation. Tickets go on sale Wednesday (1/20) at noon.
They also play Boston the next night. Stream Framtid's Defeat of Civilization below...
by Rob Sperry-Fromm
photo: Vattnet Viskar at SXSW 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
It's the holiday season, and what better way to give back than talking about a shit ton of metal. Our metal sister site Invisible Oranges is deep into top 10 season, with a number of individual writer lists posted (including one by yours truly) and still more to come. And for those of you in NYC, there's always a ton of metal tours passing through and other heavy shows happening here. We don't get to post about every single one, so here's a roundup of some cool stuff on the horizon that we've missed:
Abigail Williams, who released the great black metal album The Accuser this year, are touring with a band that they probably would've fit better with in their earlier days, classically-tinged tech-death band Fleshgod Apocalypse. The tour hits NYC at Gramercy Theatre on February 12, and also includes Carach Angren. Tickets are on sale, and all dates are listed below.
Fellow practitioners of technical death metal Rivers of Nihil are heading out on a tour of their own, with support from Black Fast and Dark Sermon. That tour will hit NYC for a show at Saint Vitus on February 19, and tickets are on sale now. Dates below.
Norwegian black metal band Taake is going on a loaded tour with crusty hardcore band Young and In the Way and USBMers Vattnet Viskar. That tour will stop in NYC for a show at Saint Vitus on March 5 with local support from Trenchgrinder. Tickets are on sale now. Dates below.
We already mentioned the Coffins show on February 15 at Saint Vitus, but since our last mention the great death/thrash band Noisem have been added as openers for that show, as were Ilsa. Tickets are still available. Noisem were also just announced for Decibel's Philly fest with Dying Fetus, Horrendous, and more.
Local rippers Meek is Murder have a show coming up at Saint Vitus February 4 with Moon Tooth, The Netherlands and Godmaker (tickets). And it's not exactly metal, but local noise/jazz/generally loud weirdos Zevious also play Saint Vitus on January 10 with Red Reiter and Needle Driver (tickets).
The Acheron is hosting a couple cool hardcore shows, including a show TONIGHT (12/18) with locals La Misma, No Time, S.L.I.P., The Brass and No Parole (tickets). Then Detroit hardcore band Freedom will stop by for a show on January 6 with Forced Order, NYC Headhunters, Manipulate and Impact (tickets).
Now on to the reminders. Baroness just started streaming their excellent new Purple LP, and they've got two NYC shows coming up on Sunday (12/20). They're playing an afternoon show at Rough Trade which you have to buy Purple at the Williamsburg Rough Trade store to get in to, and that evening they have a sold-out show at Saint Vitus with Earthling.
These are far from the only cool shows coming up at Saint Vitus. The Brooklyn venue also hosts two sold-out shows on January 8-9 by Russian Circles, Wildhoney, and Cloakroom. The "Aural Hellfire" tour of 1349, Tombs and Full of Hell stops by on January 11 (tickets). And then Bell Witch and Wrekmeister Harmonies will bring their slow, sad, scary live experience to Saint Vitus on February 23 (tickets).
Clutch are about to embark on their quick holiday tour with Valkyrie and Crobot that includes a NYC stop at Terminal 5 on December 29 (tickets). Tech-death crew Nile are coming through for a show at Gramercy Theatre on January 14 with Day of Doom (tickets).
Like your metal more from classics from the early '90s (or a little earlier)? Don't forget about that amazing Melvins, Napalm Death and Melt Banana tour; or the Abbath, High On Fire, Skeletonwitch and Tribulation tour; or the Cannibal Corpse, Obituary, Cryptopsy and Abysmal Dawn tour.
Prefer your metal even more classic? You're covered. Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Black Sabbath (not to mention Mac Sabbath), Slayer (with Testament and Carcass), AC/DC, Venom, Inc., and Anthrax* all have NYC dates coming up. What a time.
* - That Anthrax tour is with Lamb of God headlining, and most excitingly with Deafheaven and Power Trip opening. You can still get tickets for NYC.
Finally, and totally arbitrarily in its finality, there's that cool Voivod/Vektor/Eight Bells tour coming to Gramercy Theatre on February 7 (tickets), and on the lighter side there's the Sun Kil Moon & Jesu show at MHOW on February 26 (tickets).
Don't forget to check out those top 10 lists on IO. What else?
NYC's recurring party of all things dark, weird and dirty, Nothing Changes marches on and as always there are some cool things coming up on the schedule. Martial Canterel, aka one half of Xeno & Oaklander, plays 8/3 at Home Sweet Home. Then it's Flatliner and Xander Barris on 8/12 at HSH, percussive DFA-signed duo Ninos Du Brasil playing Over the Eight on 8/15 after Warm Up, and raw California punks Tozcoz at HSH on 8/19 (they also play Don Pedro on 8/22 with La Misma, Anasazi and Pox). Full upcoming schedule below.
Flatliner, the duo of Jesse Strait and Adam Fangsrud who hail from the same Austin synth scene as S U R V I V E, are releasing their Black Medicine EP on July 28 via Holodeck Records. You can get a taste of that from the darkwave-y "City Lights Receding," which premieres below. Nothing Changes is their only upcoming date at the moment.
We knew that Mark Burgess of famed post-punk outfit The Chameleons would be bringing his ChameleonsVOX project to North America for a tour this fall, playing 1983's The Script of the Bridge in full, and now we have details. Dates have shifted around a bit and the NYC show will be happening October 8 at The Wick, the last date of the tour. It's quite a lineup too, with goth punks Anasazi, Cleveland's Pleasure Leftists, Portugese language hardcore act La Misma, and post-punkers Survival (not Hunter Hunt-Hendrix from Liturgy's other band with the same name). Tickets for The Wick show are on sale now.
While this is being billed as a "Farewell Tour," Mark says he'll continue to play shows here and there, but this will be his last major tour. All dates are listed, along with a YouTube stream of Script of the Bridge, below.
Pleasure Leftists, who are also opening for ChameleonsVOX in Columbus and Baltimore (and maybe others?), are also finally ready to follow their impressive EPs with their first full length, The Woods of Heaven. It's due this August via Deranged, which also put out their 2013 self-titled EP and early releases from White Lung, Fucked Up and more. First single "You You" is up that same alley of driving post-punk/deathrock as their EPs, as you can hear below. They're doing a run of headlining shows in August too, and those dates are also listed below.
by Andrew Sacher
The UK's Violent Reaction recall old school straight edge hardcore and Oi!, and they're set to deliver another dose of that on their sophomore LP, Marching On. It's due March 31 via the legendary Revelation Records, which has been responsible for a handful of the band's straight edge influences. (For example, a recent press photo has singer Tom P wearing the shirt of Rev co-founder Ray Cappo's band Youth of Today.) Listen to the just-released "No Pride" (via Lambgoat) and three other rippers from the LP, below.
Violent Reaction were on our side of the pond with The Flex last year, and they'll return for another tour here this spring. The tour is leading up to DC's Damaged City Fest, and it hits NYC along the way at Acheron on April 3 with La Misma, Arms Race, Standoff and NYC Headhunters. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, with the four song streams, below...
photo: Dawn of Humans at 285 Kent in 2012 (more by Lukas Hodge)
Multi-venue NYC hardcore festival New York's Alright returns from April 16-19. Since we last spoke, the schedule was posted, and it includes shows at Acheron, Le Poisson Rouge, Saint Vitus, Palisades and The Wick. All shows (including the "unofficial" aftershows) this year will be ticketed, and tickets go on sale this Saturday (2/14). So far, only the link for The Wick's show is up, but tickets for LPR should be up son on their site, and the others should soon be on Ticketfly. Full schedule below.
Tickets are also on sale for a Kromosom / Aspects of War / Mommy show happening April 12 at Acheron, which isn't a NY's Alright show, but is a week earlier and entirely made up of bands playing the fest.
Brooklyn's Nancy Sinatra-covering noise artist Pharmakon has announced that she'll release a new album, Bestial Burden, the followup to 2013's excellent Abandon, on October 14 via Sacred Bones. It was produced by Cult of Youth's Sean Ragon, who also helmed Abandon. You can check out the LP's tracklist and the trailer video for it, directed by Jacqueline Castel, below. Artwork above.
Pharmakon will tour Europe with Swans this fall (who she's toured with before), but before she leaves home she'll play Death by Audio on August 29 with Una Bestia Incontrolable and Survival. $10 at the door gets you in.
That's the first of two NYC dates that week for Barcelona punks Una Bestia Incontrolable. They also play 538 Johnson on 8/30 with Dawn of Humans and La Misma. They just put out a new 7" on Iron Lung Records, which you can stream (via Noisey) below.
Also below is the list of Pharmakon dates, LP trailer and tracklist.
by Ian Chainey
Tokyo's Pinprick Punishment have been touring the US over the past month. The group is an interesting mix of hardcore and experimentalism, recalling the dissonance of later Black Flag and the choppy rhythms of Bl'ast, thus rightfully earning the 'weird' tag on their Bandcamp page for their 2013 EP Join My Army. On July 2, Pinprick Punishment join Future Primitive, Agitator, A Truth, and Geronimo (not this one or this one) at Brooklyn's Don Pedro Bar Lounge. Tickets are $8 at the door. You can find Pinprick Punishment's remaining tour schedule and a stream below.
Before Pinprick Punishment head out to Puerto Rico for two shows before flying back to Japan, they'll play Baltimore on July 3 with Oakland's Replica, who just shared the Acheron stage with Infest. Replica, featuring members of No Statik and Infect, recently released the EP Beast, a roaring burner of metallic hardcore which you can hear below. They will be dropping back into the Acheron on July 7 with La Misma, Razorheads, and Public Hex. Tickets for that show are available now.
Lists of dates for Replica and Pinprick Punishment, with streams of both bands, below...
by Ian Chainey
La Misma at Death By Audio, 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
The NYC Latino Punk Fest will take place from August 8 to August 10 at four different venues around the New York City area: the Acheron, C-Squat, The Swamp, and 538 Johnson. The lineup is eclectic in both the genre and geographical sense. Los Angeles' Generacion Suicida play the jangly, X-esque core of their city's first wave of punks. Chicago's Sin Orden speed through a thrashcore/powerviolence strain dubbed razacore. Panama's Juventud Podrida shake the ground with metallic d-beat. Other bands include South Korea's Konorrea, Chile's Anarkia, and Mexico's Crimen. A full lineup appears below.
Two of the fest's participants, La Misma and Anasazi, will also be playing 538 Johnson on July 12 with Goosebumps, Nomad, and Gowanus Mutant Komandos. Tickets are $10 at the door. The Empty Cages Collective sponsored show will be Goosebumps' last with Ray before he moves away.
The NYC Latino Punk Fest lineup along with streams aplenty appears below.
photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher
Priests / La Misma @ DbA - 4/5/14
DC's Priests kicked off their tour with London's Good Throb in NYC at Death by Audio on Saturday (4/5) with a show that also included locals La Misma and Nuclear Spring (who share a member), and Boston's Exit Order. Pictures of all five bands are in this post.
The show got off to a solid start with Nuclear Spring's catchy punk, which was followed by Exit Order, who were probably the heaviest band on the bill. Up next were Priests, whose set was interrupted multiple times by a faulty tuner, but when they were on, they were on. The music's structured by sturdy post-punk basslines, but singer Katie Alice Greer is closer to a punk singer, switching between passionate shouts and aggressive growls, and pretty much owning the stage. (Fun fact: Parquet Courts singer Andrew Savage could be seen rocking out in the front of the crowd.)
Their tourmates Good Throb followed with a similar mix of punk and post-punk, and NYC's La Misma wrapped up the show with their powerhouse singer who sings entirely in Portuguese and had possibly the night's wildest mosh pit.
Priests' tour with Good Throb treks on and returns to Death by Audio on April 18, this time with Household and Arm Candy. Their first album for Don Giovanni, Bodies and Control and Money and Power, will be out on June 3.
More pictures below...
by Doug Moore
Zyanose at the Acheron, 2012 (more by Sarja Hasan)
INSANE NOISE RAIDAs discussed, NYC will host the 2014 edition of the New York's Alright on the weekend of April 17-20 in various venues. The schedule was recently posted, and among the shows attached to the festival is an "aftershow" at Acheron on April 18 that stars brutal Japanese punks Zyanose, along with La Misma, Aspects of War, & Life Chain. It's a late show, with a 10pm door time, and -- oddly, given the existence of a Ticketfly page for the show -- no advance tickets are on sale. That means that you'll have to book it if you want to get to the gig from the other New York's Alright show at LPR that night.
We make NOISE NOT MUSIC!!!!
Unsurprisingly, Zyanose have booked some other North American dates after their NYC appearance, but all of them are on the West Coast. If you live in the East and want to catch Zyanose on this round of dates, NYC is your only option. Check those dates and some Zyanose recorded work, below...
By Doug Moore
Autopsy - Tourniquets, Hacksaws, and Graves cover
Welcome to another HLD. Lotsa cool live riffment options this weekend! Let's take care of that stuff first:
Tonight (2/21): OM & Zomes will play MHoW (tix), while Rivers of Nihill, So Hideous, Black Crown Initiate, and Torrential Downpour will hit Saint Vitus (tix). If you're out in Long Island, you can catch Deafheaven as part of the Between the Buried & Me / Intronaut tour (tix).
Tomorrow (2/22): Russian Circles, KEN mode, & Inter Arma are checking (back) into Saint Vitus for their second NYC show this week, which has been sold out for a while now. Anicon, Yellow Eyes, and Vorde are teaming up for a potent local black metal show at the Acheron (tix). Goosebumps, La Misma, Libyans, Mercenary, & Ajax are delivering the hardcore goods at 538 Johnson.
In other news:
Arkansan doomslingers Pallbearer are currently recording the follow-up to their critically adored 2012 effort Sorrow and Extinction. Hopefully their fans will be able to control their emotions. Prolific black/grinders Anaal Nathrakh are in the studio as well.
We mentioned yesterday that Gridlink's excellent swansong album is streaming in full. In a novel but almost certainly doomed effort to interfere with piracy of the album, their label Handshake Inc. has launched a campaign to flood illegal download hubs with unlistenable fake versions of it. Participants will (ironically) receive a free download code for the album, along with a chance to win a vinyl copy of the album. You can also win a test pressing of the album via Decibel's karaoke contest.
Death metal legends Autopsy will release Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves, their seventh studio album, on April 29.
Death metal kinda-legends Bloodbath announced that a) they still exist, b) they have ten new songs finished, and c) they have a new vocalist. Since their vocals slot has previously been occupied by Mike Akerfeldt of Opeth and Peter Tagtgren of Hypocrisy -- two of the best-regarded death metal vocalists ever -- the new guy has some big shoes to fill. The band has provided some oblique, birthdate-based hints as to his identity; journeyman vocalist Jörgen Sandström (Entombed, The Project Hate, etc.) is currently the metal blog world's best guess.
Motörhead are launching their own festival cruise in the vein of 70,000 Tons of Metal and such. Details are scant, but it will be called MOTÖRBOAT. The name alone should sell some tickets.
Local metallic hardcore stalwarts Tiger Flowers have released a great, First Blood-themed (that's Rambo-themed for you Philistines out there) video for "Cruisin' Til the Wheels Fall Off," the lead single from their upcoming full-length debut. You can stream it below. Frontman Jesse Madre told us an awesome story about the video shoot on our East Village Radio show last fall.
Speaking of which: this week's show was sponsored by the ongoing Children of Bodom / Tyr / Death Angel tour, which hits NYC on 3/28 and 3/29; we gave away tickets to the tour's San Francisco date during the show. Don't forget to tune in every Tuesday at 10pm EST to win more tickets to select dates of the tour.
Now, over to the Invisible Oranges corner: this week, we scoped out new music by Neige et Noirceur, Towers, Impetuous Ritual, Separatist, Hooded Menace, and the unpronounceable Kuolemanlaakso. Radio host and content editor Scab Casserole finished up his epic Babylon Whores career retrospective. And, as ever, we ran down all of the week's riffs fit to buy.
Oh, and one more thing: we debuted some awesome new songs from the upcoming Elemental Nightmares split-release series today, including new music from Vuyvr, Ashencult, Membaris, and Porta Nigra. You can stream those below too.
Whew! I think that's it. Anything missing?
Back in 2011, it was announced that new Brooklyn venue The Wick would open in a former brewery at 260 Meserole St (next to the barely-open outdoor venue The Well), and that venue is finally set to open this March.
Four shows have been announced so far. The first is experimental Japanese musician Keiji Haino on March 27 before he heads to Tennessee for the Big Ears Festival. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Then, as discussed, The Wick is one of the venues that NYC's experimental music festival Unsound happens in. That fest will have Porter Ricks, Vladislav Delay, Miles, Leisure Muffin, Ital & Halal and Le Petit Garcon on April 5. Tickets are on sale now.
The Wick will also be one of the venues used for hardcore/punk fest New York's Alright. That includes the Dawn of Humans, Contingent, Blotter, Asile and Goosebumps show on April 17 (tickets) and the Hank Wood & the Hammerheads, DiE, Savageheads, The Impalers and Razorheads show on April 20 (tickets). The other NY's Alright shows happen at Le Poisson Rouge, Acheron, and ABC No Rio. Updated schedule below.
by Doug Moore
California has a long history of deranged-sounding punk rock, and San Jose's Permanent Ruin uphold that tradition admirably. Their instrumental attack translates as undisciplined at first, but theirs is a studied messiness that benefits from stronger production values than most such bands tend to have; the vocals, by contrast, convincingly fly way off the handle. Their new San Jose EP is a hell of a shot to the arm. Stream it below.
Permanent Ruin will be hitting eastern North America for a two-week tour in March, including a leadoff NYC stop at the Acheron on March 15. They'll be joined by Ajax (mems of Creem, Nuclear Spring), Pleasure Industry and Public Hex. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates (most venues still TBA) are listed below.
The tour will wrap up with two stops at Cambridge, MA's Smash It Dead Fest, which describes itself thusly:
Smash It Dead Fest began in 2011 as a weekend-long benefit for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC). In addition to raising funds for this crucial organization, the Smash it Dead collective aspires to use punk music, workshops, and discussion as means for spreading awareness about sexual assault. We hope to open doors of communication within our community to deal with these issues in a better, more sustainable way.Other bands on the lineup include Margy Pepper, Downtown Boys, Neonates, La Misma, Homewreckers and many more. Full lineup below.
Full Smash It Dead Fest lineup, along with the Permanent Ruin EP stream and list of dates, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Priests (via Unruly Factions)
DC postpunks Priests have a few shows coming up this month, including opening the DC stop on the Pissed Jeans / Purling Hiss tour tonight (2/7), and as discussed, they come to NYC for the Don Giovanni showcases this weekend. Those showcases kicked off at DbA last night (2/6), and they continue at MHOW tonight with Laura Stevenson, Shellshag, Nude Beach, Upset and Worriers. Priests play Saturday (2/8) at MHOW with Screaming Females, California X, Brick Mower and Black Wine. Tickets for tonight and Saturday (including a 2-day pass option) are still available. Priests also return to NYC later in the month on February 16 at The End (94 Bogart St) with Lazyeyes, Truthers and more TBA.
Priests have also announced that they're planning an April tour with UK punks Good Throb. And that's with an emphasis on UK punks. Good Throb use a strong accent in the brash, crude way that the Sex Pistols did, though musically they're more of the dissonant '80s/'90s post-hardcore variety. It's great stuff, and though not too similar to Priests, if you're a fan of one band you'll likely dig the other. You can stream two recent 7"s below and download them for free at bandcamp.
Most dates for that tour are still tentative, but we do know the two bands will hit NYC together on April 5 at Death by Audio. And if you're into the kind of punk that Priests and Good Throb make, that DbA show has a great all around lineup. There's local support from Nuclear Spring, whose 2013 7" was one of my favorite punk records to come out of NYC last year (they haven't played a hometown show in a while either). There's also local support from the great La Misma, and Boston punks Exit Order round out the bill. Admission is $10 at the door.
If you haven't checked out Exit Order's 2013 7-song demo tape, the whole thing is a total ripper. Of the DbA bill, Exit Order are probably the most straight-ahead, in-your-face punk band. The singer sounds like she's literally putting everything she's got into it, with all kinds of pent up anger and aggression coming out in every word. She's matched in intensity by the mile-a-minute band, and as a whole this Boston crew is delivering the kind of power some bands never manage to recreate in the studio, let alone on a demo tape. You can download it (name your price) at bandcamp and stream it below.
All known Priests dates are listed, along with streams from each band on the DbA show, below...
by Wyatt Marshall
Crazy Spirit at New York's Alright 2013 (more by Tod Seelie)
Punk and hardcore festival New York's Alright is back for a second year and will run at various venues around the city from Thursday April 17th to Sunday April 20th. The line-up (which includes several bands that played the fest last year) features solid locals like Anasazi, Dawn of Humans, Goosebumps, Crazy Spirit, Nomad, Warthog, La Misma, Hank Wood & the Hammerheads and some select imports like Wiccans, Infernöh, Omegas, No, and Stoic Violence, to name a few, making for a strong bill. Full lineup below.
Here's what the fest organizers said in their announcement:
No one thought we would be foolish enough to do it again, but here we are, "proud" to present New York's Alright 2014. This festival will be taking place Thursday, April 17th through Sunday, April 20th, at various venues around the friendly city of New York. We will be bringing together some of the best bands in contemporary DIY punk and hardcore from different parts of the world for your enjoyment.Tickets go on sale on Valentine's Day, February 14---the same day the Acheron's D-fest kicks off in Mexico City. Love is very much in the air this year. Stay tuned to New York's Alright 2014's Facebook page for details on lineups and venues.
Several bands playing the fest have upcoming NYC shows even sooner. Goth punks Anasazi are teaming up with La Misma and Santa Ana's Damages on Friday (1/10) at Lulu's. The show is Damages' east coast tour kickoff and will also celebrate the release of a La Misma 7". All Damages dates are listed below, as well as a stream of their recent EP.
Sweden's Infernöh and Brooklyn's Nomad are teaming up for a tour before the fest, which includes a TBA Brooklyn show on April 12. Dates and an Infernöh stream below.
London's No and Long Beach's Stoic Violence will also be hitting the road together immediately after New York's Alright, which brings them back to NYC for a TBA Brooklyn show on May 1. Dates and streams below.
Pleasure Industry are also playing a hometown show at a TBA venue on February 8 with Asylum, Gowanus Mutant Kommandos and others TBA.
All lists of dates, streams, and the New York's Alright 2014 lineup, below...
by Doug Moore
Perfect Pussy at NYU, 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
We mentioned a few weeks ago that Syracuse-based noise punkers Perfect Pussy were slated to play a New Year's Eve party at Baby's All Right, along with DIIV, Nothing, Potty Mouth and Ratking. For reasons unknown (the band hasn't issued a statement), they've dropped off the Baby's bill, and instead hopped aboard the lineup for the previously mentioned NYE party at Acheron, which features No Statik, Nomad, Grudges, La Misma and Creeping Dose. Perfect Pussy took a lineup hit as part of the switch; they're billed fourth to last at the Acheron as opposed to second to last at Baby's All Right, but they arguably fit into Ach's lineup a little better.
by Andrew Sacher
Bay Area hardcore band No Statik released their debut album, Everywhere You Aren't Looking, back in 2012 via Prank Records, and now they're set to follow it with a new record, Unity and Fragmentation, on December 4 via Iron Lung Records (who also released their 2010 7"). Its first single, "The Owl," misleadingly starts as a mid-tempo punk song, until they fade out the recording and come back for a 90-ish second blast of raw hi-speed fury. Check out the song below.
No Statik will also be heading on an east coast/southeast tour in late December into January. Some of the venues are still TBA, but we do know that they'll come to NYC for a show on New Year's Eve (12/31) at Acheron with local punk openers Nomad, La Misma, and Grudges. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All dates are listed, along with the song stream and flyer for the NYC show, below...
Hank Wood & the Hammerheads
Montreal punk/hardcore festival Varning is returning for its seventh year from November 7-9 at MTL venue Katacombes. A bunch of NYC bands will be there, like Hank Wood & the Hammerheads, Nuclear Spring, La Misma and more, plus Sweden's Institution, Portland's Criminal Damage, San Francisco's Ruleta Rusa (ex-Born/Dead and Peligro Social whose last show was Varning VI), Boston bands Bloodkrow Butcher and Koward, and many more. Full lineup and flyer below. Advance tickets will be available through 10/28 via paypal with the email@example.com email address. More info here.
A number of those bands have NYC shows coming up ahead of the fest too. Nuclear Spring don't at the moment, but related band Failed States are playing with two Bloodkrow Butcher-related bands, The Combat Zone and Lude Boys, on Friday (10/25) at Fitness (1196 Myrtle Ave). NYC's MIssionary and dark W Mass mid-tempo punks Longings are on the bill too.
The actual Bloodkrow Butcher team up with Ruleta Rusa and La Misma, plus two Canadian bands that aren't billed for this year's Varning Fest -- Montreal's Omegas and Toronto's S.H.I.T. -- for a show at Acheron on November 2. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
The super-fun, Farfisa-loving punks Hank Wood & the Hammerheads team up with Koward and NYC goths Anasazi for a show on November 7 at 538 Johnson.
And speaking of Anasazi, they play another local show on 11/20 at Acheron with Green Beret, Condition, Rank and The Three Muskateers (mem. of Perdition and Nomad). Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Full Varning lineup and flyer, along with some live videos and streams, below...
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
J. Spaceman, Kid Millions, Eric Copeland @ Le Poisson Rouge
Spiritualized played Webster Hall last night and now here's your chance to catch frontman Jason Pierce in a much more intimate setting, with a little help from Oneida (and current Spiritualized) drummer Kid Millions. Eric Copeland of Black Dice opens.
Mountains, Date Palms, Goodwill Smith, Plankton Wat @ Union Pool
This bill is being presented by Thrill Jockey Records and features three of their artists (everyone on the bill except Goodwill Smith) that lean towards sparse post-rock. A must-see for any experimental music fans not going to J. Spaceman tonight.
Girls Against Boys, David Yow, Coliseum @ Bowery Ballroom
Post-hardcore vets Girls Against Boys are fully back in action, having celebrated the 20th anniversary of Venus Luxure No 1 Baby earlier this year, and continuing with more dates and an upcoming EP. Tonight they headline Bowery Ballroom with an excellent lineup that also includes Jesus Lizard/Scratch Acid frontman David Yow and post-hardcore new(er)comers Coliseum.
Big Terrific @ Cameo Gallery
Max Silvestri hosts the free weekly comedy show in the back of Williamsburg's Lovin' Cup. The line-up is usually held pretty close to the vest, but you can check his Twitter for the line-up. For more laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
Youth Code, Night Sins @ Home Sweet Home
Tonight's Nothing Changes party hosts a couple acts that recall the heyday of EBM and industrial (Youth Code) and gothy postpunk (Night Sins). Both have new albums too.
Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, Anasazi, Contingent, La Misma @ 285 Kent Avenue
Farfisa-fueled garage punks Hank Wood and the Hammerheads headline this show which is a benefit for the Sam Vincent Foundation, run by family of a good friend of the band's that passed away recently.
Kate Boy, ASTR @ Mercury Lounge
This Swedish outfit -- who channel Big '80s pop like Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush -- are in NYC for two shows, tonight being the second. ASTR open and it's an early show, doors at 6:30 PM.
Destruction Unit, Pharmakon, Ukiah Drag @ Mercury Lounge
If you like your shows noisy, Mercury Lounge is the place to be tonight. The bill's being headlined by Destruction Unit, who bring loud-as-fuck psych-punk and a killer live show, and it also features industrial-noise artist Pharmakon and the dark, minimal sounding Ukiah Drag.
blink-182, New Beat Fund, DIIV @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
blink-182 are on the third of three intimate NYC-area shows -- which inspired us to make the argument they're actually an important and influential band for some -- and tonight's is also a benefit. Proceeds benefit burn treatment centers, plus research for cancer, diabetes, and others life-threatening diseases. The show is being opened by Red Bull Records-signed New Beat Fund, whose t-shirt sales will support those charities as well, and Brooklyn indie rock band DIIV (who could probably headline MHOW themselves at this point). Sold out.
The Both (Ted Leo, Aimee Mann) @ The Bell House
Ted Leo and Aimee Mann went on a tour together last year which resulted in some on-stage collaboration, and now they've taken those collaborations a step further, by actually forming a band together. The band, called The Both, is on tour now and tonight is their first NYC show. Should be pretty interesting to see what they have in store.
Flume, Chet Faker, Touch Sensative @ Webster Hall
Australian producer Flume keeps getting bigger and bigger. Back in April he was here for a packed Music Hall of Williamsburg show, and tonight he's at the much larger (and also sold out) Webster Hall, where it's likely going to be a dance party all night.
Taking Back Sunday (performing TAYF), Bad Rabbits, Get Involved!, Lost In Society @ Starland Ballroom
Last year, Taking Back Sunday went on a tour performing Tell All Your Friends in its entirety, a record that left a pretty big impact on a whole generation of kids when it came out. If you missed your chance at seeing them play that record, or just need to see it again, you're in luck because they're doing TAYF again tonight and tomorrow at Starland Ballroom before heading to Chicago for Riot Fest.
Laura Marling @ St. Ann's Church
British folk singer Laura Marling's music may be highly indebted to the genre's early '70s period, but it's some of the most genuine material in that style being written today. She just did two sold-out nights at Music Hall of Williamsburg, and tonight she does a free (if you RSVPed and got in) intimate show at St. Ann's Church.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.
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Dawn of Humans at 285 Kent, December 2012 (more by Lukas Hodge)
After teasing us with a promise of an "international punk and hardcore" fest in NYC, organizers have announced New York's Alright 2013. The festival will happen April 18 - 21 in NYC and will feature everything from local favorites like Perdition, Goosebumps, Crazy Spirit, Dawn of Humans, Hank Wood & The Hammerheads, to names like Double Negative, Culo, Who Killed Spikey Jacket?, Stagnation, The Rival Mob, Hoax, and many many more. Full lineup announcement is below, individual show lineups and venues are still TBA.
Both Hoax and Warthog, who are on board for the NYC fest, play with Inmates at Acheron on January 12.
Full statement regarding New York's Alright is below.
photos by Lukas Hodge; words by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Dawn of Humans @ 285 Kent, 12/20/2012
Just in time for the holidays, antisocial punk crew Dawn of Humans headlined a set at 285 Kent last night (12/20) joined by incredible sets from Kremlin, Bloodkrow Butcher, Creem and La Misma (who I missed, as did our photographer). Packed to the gills and heaving with the pomaded, pit bosses and stringheads alike, the show was a fantastic evening of brutal punk that featured a fair share of nudity and a whole lot of moshing. More pics (slightly NSFW) from the show are below...
Perdition at Acheron, Oct 2012 (more by Sarja Hasan)
Everyone knows that NYC's punk scene is brimming with great bands and hospitable venues. Now all of these will converge for a single weekend of madness in April in NYC.
I'm incredibly excited to make the first announcement for NYC's Spring 2013 International punk and hardcore fest. The dates will be Thursday April 18th to Sunday the 21st. There will be more band confirmations, venue and ticket information, lineups, and plenty more news in the next couple of weeks/months.The first round of bands have been announced, and you can check the first additions, which include names like Atentado, Perdition, Drapetomania, Aspects of War, Goosebumps, and many, many more below.