Entries tagged with: Leatherface
Japanese hardcore hits the US shores when Slang crash lands at Chaos In Tejas 2010. Luckily for the rest of us, these headcases will hit the road for a string of dates including NYC twice as part of the ongoing Hardcore Gig Volume series! First up, Slang will team up with faves Mind Eraser, Nomos and The Rival Mob for a show at Death By Audio on June 9th. Three days later, Slang will join Perdition to support World Burns To Death (!) when the band plays Cake Shop on June 12th, their first NYC show in close to three years. Full tour dates and Slang tour flyer below.
Ceremony have a new album Rohnert Park due via Bridge Nine Records, and the band will be hitting the road hard over the summer as a result, doing their first pass at NYC with Blacklisted, Skin Like Iron, and The Men at Cake Shop on June 19th. The show will be an early show, and ending in time so that you can catch the previously scheduled Eddy Current Supression Ring/Pissed Jeans show at its new venue, Death By Audio (was Market Hotel). Ceremony will also be back in NYC with Punch for a pair of shows on August 7th and 8th at ABC No Rio and Death By Audio respectively.
Finland's Kyklooppien Sukupuutto are playing a pair of NYC dates as part of a larger tour for the Finnish band. Block off May 14th (Friday - TONIGHT) or May 15th (Saturday) to catch them at The Charleston (with Dry Spell, The Ominous Order of Flithy Mongrels, & Pollution) or ABC No Rio (with Acid Reflux, Staring Problem, & Crazy Spirit) respectively to catch this band before they scoot down to Chaos in Tejas 2010. Full dates are below...
In related Chaos in Tejas news, the Leatherface cancellation at Knitting Factory was just the beginning! The UK band has also cancelled their US tour including their appearance at Chaos in Tejas.
In other awesome festival news, the onslaught of post-MDF tours continue, as Mass Grave will play June 4th at new venue The Acheron (57 Waterbury St.) in Brooklyn alongside Atakke, HOG, Disma. The show originally included Bay Area d-beaters Stormcrow (and was at Rock Star Bar), who have since cancelled their appearance. Stormcrow will, however, team up with another MDF band, Coffins, for a split on 20 Buck Spin. The label doesn't have a release date, but is "hoping" to have it out by the time MDF rolls around.
Another pair of MDF'ers Jesus Crost and Rompeprop will hit the road for a tour as well, tagging Fontana's on May 26th with Ingrowing (who are also playing The Charleston on May 21st), before the festival. The show is the only other US date for the pair so far. Jesus Crost is currently streaming three new songs from their LP 010 at their myspace. Pick up that record via Bones Brigade. JC will also record a few songs later this year for a split with Phobia.
Texas terrors PLF have also scheduled an NYC show with Czech grinders Gride as part of a larger tour for the pair surrounding their MDF appearance. Power Cup, Unmen, and InTheShit will support the pair on the May 25th show at Bushwick Bike Shop.
Slang tour flyer, tons o' tour dates, and the Stormcrow/Coffins art is below
Leatherface @ Knitting Factory in March (more by Chloe Rice)
"Very sorry to announce that LEATHERFACE has been denied admitence to the country and will not be able to perform what would have been a fucking bad ass show a the knitting factory in brooklyn tonight. however, all of the support will still be here to rip your face off so come down and jump in the pit! Ninja Gun, 2 Man Advantage, Iron Chic"Tonight was supposed to be Leatherface's 2nd show at the venue in less than 3 months. bummer.
words by BBG, photos by Chloe Rice
Leatherface at Knitting Factory in March
Leatherface... blew the doors off a sold out -- and then some -- performance at Brooklyn's Knitting Factory...Two months and seven days after playing Knitting Factory (March 5th), Leatherface is back for a second helping on May 12th as part of a larger US tour that includes an appearance at Chaos in Tejas. Tickets are on sale.
The crowd, far younger than I expected, was filled with fans in their twenties and thirties who were fully supportive of Stubbs & Co.... Stubbs, looking near 50, probably seemed far more fascinating to this crowd of young'uns precisely because he was not another twenty-something from Brooklyn. He was exotic.
Stubbs belted out songs like "Springtime" (arguably the group's best song), "I Want the Moon" (the one that made the venue positively erupt) and "Never Say Goodbye" (the "single" and a superb one at that from the new album) with conviction and pathos.
The group also played, among others, "Isn't Life Just Sweet?," "Broken," and "Diego Garcia" from Stormy Petrel. Leatherface's epochal Mush (1992) also gained plenty of attention with the spine-tingling "Not Superstitious," "Dead Industrial Atmosphere," "Not a Day Goes By," "How Lonely" and "Message in a Bottle," by THE POLICE, all getting a hearing. - [The Big Takeover]
Pics, video and the setlist from Leatherface's last appearance at Knitting Factory, and their full tour sked is below...
Leatherface at Chaos in Tejas 2008 (juarezma)
Leatherface is a British punk rock band from Sunderland fronted by Frankie Stubbs. The band is known for an eclectic style spanning American folk music, hardcore punk and post-hardcore. Formed in August 1988, ...Leatherface's music has been described as a cross between Hüsker Dü and Motörhead, a notable element being Stubbs' rasping, "gravelly" vocals.Leatherface is working on their new LP for Big Ugly Fish Recordings, a twelve track effort due in Feb 2010. Stefan Mush, Graeme Philliskirk, Dickie Hammond and Frankie Stubbs will hit the road in the tail end of that month for a East Coast tour starting in Canada, hitting Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on 3/5 (tickets) and concluding in Florida ten days later. Support will come from Yesterday's Ring on all dates, with Sinkin Ships, Bridge & Tunnel (that's who NYC gets), and Riot Before rotating in throughout the trek. Just two months later, the band will ship down to Austin to play Chaos in Tejas again alongside Rorschach, Bastard Noise, Jeff The Brotherhood, The Marked Men, and many others.
Though never attaining much more than a cult following outside their native country, the band has been cited as an influence by higher-profile punk acts such as Hot Water Music and Dillinger Four. [Some have] ...listed Leatherface's 1991 release Mush as one of the fifty greatest punk albums of all time. -[Wiki]
Full Leatherface dates and a few videos are below.
Rorschach at The Charleston (more by Ryan Muir)
Last year's jaw-dropping lineup at Chaos In Tejas was sick, and 2010 is proving to be no different. For four days across four different Austin venues, May 27th to the 30th at Emo's, Mohawk, Red 7 and Beerland, the festival will offer some of the most impressive names in the independent/underground scene including the indestructible Rorschach, the first ever US appearance from Australian punk greats X, a one-time reunion of Japanese crust-core band Bastard, the quirky cutesy indie pop-punk of Grass Widow, Gehenna (who just played A389), Subhumans, Bastard Noise (who have a new record), Bone Awl, BV faves Jeff The Brotherhood, The Spits, Psychedelic Horseshit, Ty Segall, The Ponys, Iron Lung (who recently played Cake Shop), Poison Idea, Inquisition, and many many many others.
In addition to the obvious mayhem that will ensue over the four days, Chaos in Tejas will also showcase art from some of the scene's most interesting names including Tim Kerr (of Big Boys), Winston Smith (responsible for tons of collage work, including the Dead Kennedys best album art), and Bryan Ray Turcotte (best known for his book Fucked Up and Photocopied).
The full (and intimidating) list is below...