Entries tagged with: Night Birds
DOWNLOAD: King Louie's Missing Monuments - The Girl of the Nite (MP3)
King Louie Bankston
King Louie Bankston (born Louis Paul Bankston) is a prolific garage punk musician from Harahan, Louisiana. He is best known for his work in The Royal Pendletons, The Persuaders, The Exploding Hearts, and The King Louie One Man Band.King Louie Bankston will bring his band Missing Monuments to NYC for a show at Cake Shop TONIGHT (11/28). They'll lead a bill that will also include appearances from Night Birds, Ex Humans and Pretty Quick. The show is part of a round of dates in celebration of Missing Monuments' new LP Painted White, which is streaming in full at Facebook and out now via Douchemaster Records.
The show is one of TWO dates in NYC scheduled for Night Birds, who will also play ABC No Rio with Citizens Arrest, Mind Eraser, The Inflatable Children and Death First on December 17th.
12/17 is turning out to be an insanely busy day with ABC No Rio during the day time and night shows from both the sunsetting Defeatist at Death by Audio and a just announced show with Montreal's Omegas, The Boston Strangler, Mauser, and Creem at 538 Johnson.
Night Birds at Acheron (more by Keith Marlowe)
The New Brunswick band is scheduled to play a few dates in the coming weeks including TWO NYC shows. Night Birds will play Tommy's Tavern on 12/9 with Manipulation, Sickoids & Crazy Spirit while a little more than a week later (12/17) they'll hop on to the previously mentioned Citizen's Arrest/Mind Eraser show at ABC No Rio (a benefit for the venue).
All tour dates and that EU tour video is below...
Citizens Arrest at Europa (more by Keith Marlowe)
"Joe Martin, who played in Citizens Arrest during ABC No Rio's early days, remembers the space as offering a second chance. "For me, I had made the promise to myself that I would stop going to hardcore shows the day I got beat up. And then it happened to me, at one of the hardcore matinees they had--Judge, Born Against, and Affirmative Action. Some skinhead picked a fight with me and maybe I didn't get beat up, but I did get punched. So I said, that was it, no more, because I knew everytime I would go to a show from then on, I'd see this guy and panic and run away. But then ABC started, and right then and there, that feeling stopped. Every week I'd go there, I didn't care who was playing--I'd go support any band, and I guess for a while a lot of other people did too. There'd be a solid 50 people for every show."" [ABC No Rio history]Citizens Arrest will play ABC No Rio again on 12/17/2011, their first time since 1991! Joining them is the all-star lineup of Mind Eraser, Night Birds, The Inflatable Children and Death First at what will one of the last shows in the old ABC No Rio space. It's also a benefit for the the organization which will get a new building in 2012 (we don't have an exact close date yet). $10 gets you in the door. No advanced tickets.
Other upcoming shows at ABC No Rio include Japanther with The Homewreckers, Devestation Wagon, TitFit on 10/29, Boom Boom Kid, Wud Link, Ilegales Sin Fronteras, and Mi Culpa on 11/5, Wound, Skelptarsis, Kama Rupa, and (A)Truth on 11/12,Miscegnator, Coke Bust, DBCR, Sick Fix on 11/19 (Coke Bust play later that night with Masakari at Acheron), Tombs & Inhuman on 12/3, and Mischief Brew, The Swaggerin' Growlers and more TBA on 12/10.
Japanther, who played CMJ last week at Party Xpo and DROM on 10/21, has one other date scheduled before the end of the year, on 12/2 in Troy, NY at EMPAC as part of a "commissioned performance piece."
As previously mentioned, members of Mind Eraser will hit Acheron next week (on 11/3) as part of The Rival Mob, with appearances from Young Offenders, Give, and Airfix Kits.
Check out a video of Citizens Arrest and other bands playing ABC No Rio in the early 90s, below...
photos by Keith Marlowe, words by BBG
Night Birds @ Acheron
Expect the unexpected, like male nudity, at a show with Night Birds. The New Jersey/Brooklyn band, who teamed with Give, Devotion and Wet Witch, played the Acheron on 9/9, a one-off for the band who are preparing to head across the pond for a batch of EU dates. Night Birds recently released their new LP The Other Side of Darkness via Grave Mistake, and you can stream it in its entirety.
Tour dates and more pictures from Acheron (sans Wet Witch), including shots of NSFW behavior at the venue on Friday, below...
Night Birds at Europa (more by Keith Marlowe)
Night Birds are readying their debut LP The Other Side of Darkness for release on September 13th (preorder it now!). The New Jersey four piece's hooky song-writing updates sounds from the old guard of surf/hardcore (Adolescents, Dead Kennedys, etc) and channels their fun and snotty live show into the new record. That record is streaming in its entirety for the first time below. Check it out
Night Birds have been added to Friday's (9/9) Give/Devotion/Wet Witch show at Acheron in the wake of Too Many Voices' cancellation. It's Night Birds' only current US date. Get out to the Brooklyn gig if you can. If you can't, live vicariously through videos and the streaming LP below...
From Ashes Rise
From Ashes Rise returned to NYC on Monday night (8/15), their first NYC date since their reunion and since playing BB King's in 2005 with Subhumans and Leftover Crack. The show was one of three East Coast dates (two were in Philly with one as part of 'This is Hardcore'). The band plays Power Of The Riff in Seattle on 8/20.
I was fortunate enough to catch From Ashes Rise in their first go around, and Monday was probably my favorite performance by the Portland band. Taut, focused and fantastic, the crusty neg-hardcore band played favorites from Nightmares and beyond, including new material. No word on when/where that will surface, but keep your fingers crossed.
Support at Public Assembly came from a diverse cast that included Canadian thrash/grind favorites Fuck The Facts, surf-punks Night Birds, and brutal hardcore from Full of Hell. Fuck The Facts is always impressive live, with Monday's focus being on their upcoming LP Die Miserable with some stops to deliver older material like "Wake". Night Birds musically falls in the groove between Dead Kennedys, Adolescents and Agent Orange, and their live show is similarly energetic. Full of Hell may not be old enough to drink, but the band definitely knows how to rage; negative, fierce hardcore with black metal, powerviolence, and grind touches. Look for their new record on A389 soon.
More pictures from the show, including setlists, below...
DOWNLOAD: Full of Hell - "Endless Drone" (MP3)
Fuck The Facts at Cake Shop (more by BBG)
Fuck The Facts will now join Night Birds (who have a new LP) and Full of Hell at the previous discussed From Ashes Rise show on August 15th at Public Assembly! The show will be Fuck The Facts first since completing their new LP, Die Miserable, due on Relapse this fall. Details are forthcoming.
Meanwhile, Full of Hell are also preparing an LP of their own, Roots Of Earth Are Consuming My Home. The long-player, the band's first, will be released via A389 Records and features "Endless Drone" which is available for download above/streaming below. Look for it in mid-August.
Check out that Full of Hell track and some Fuck The Facts songs below alongside all tour dates.
Night Birds at Chaos in Tejas (more by Keith Marlowe)
Quite a few were left blue when the much loved NJ band The Ergs called it quits. Luckily, members of The Ergs are back with a new project in Night Birds, a punk/garage/surf hybrid that rips as much on record as it does live. After a series of 7"s, the band is welcoming their debut LP The Other Side of Darkness on Grave Mistake on 9/13. Stream the title track and all of their older songs below.
Night Birds are scheduled to play NYC at Public Assembly on August 15th with From Ashes Rise, and Full of Hell, one of two US shows scheduled with the other being an appearance at Best Friends Day. They tour Europe in September. All dates and songs below.
From Ashes Rise (photo by Christine Boarts Larson)
Save the date. After playing This is Hardcore a few days prior, NYC will be blessed with the return of From Ashes Rise (!), their first NYC date since their reunion in 2009! The August 15th show at Public Assembly show will see support from Maine's Full of Hell and NJ's own Night Birds, with one more to be announced in the coming days. $10 will get you in, and ticketing details are forthcoming.
After PA & NYC, From Ashes Rise will head back to their home turf of the Pacific Northwest to play a Seattle date of The Power of The Riff on August 20th at The Highline with Black Breath, Trap Them, Baptists and more to be announced.
The Seattle show is one of five confirmed 'Power of the Riff' shows on the West Coast, including Los Angeles, two in San Francisco, and another Seattle date with Winter/Pelican/Noothgrush. Other dates include appearances from Eyehategod, Masakari (who have a new split), All Pigs Must Die (who have a new album), Winter (who just played Terminal 5), Pentagram (whose vocalist/mastermind is the subject of a new film and who play LPR on 8/19), Noothgrush (who are back together!), Early Graves (who have a new vocalist in John from The Funeral Pyre), Seven Sisters of Sleep, and many notable others.
All From Ashes Rise tour dates and some videos below.
While I was polishing off my night at Emo's and Red 7 during the fourth night of Chaos in Tejas, Keith Marlowe and Harriet Roberts were checking out an awesome punk show at Mohawk. His report is below. - BBG
Night Birds played a song about their friend Dave, the singer for Tear It Up, who broke his arm in a motorcycle accident. It was called "Dave's Only Got One Arm" which was also the song's only lyrics. I think it's gonna be a big, big hit. Dave confided to me that the week before Chaos in Tejas is a bad time to break an arm, especially if you're planning to get in the pit for Cro-Mags. He still managed to sell merch for the Night Birds, even with only one arm.
The members of Toys That Kill had a lot of energy, considering that members also played as FYP and in Underground Railroad to Candyland this weekend. The Slowmotions also played multiple shows this weekend, and left Texas for a west coast tour before heading back to Japan.
During their first song, Damian, the singer for Fucked Up jumped off stage and immediately began giving everyone in the audience, sweaty, meaty hugs. He started a circle pit that swirled around him and a guy on the speaker stack kept the mic cord elevated above the fray. Damian told the crowd how Austin, and Chaos in Tejas specifically, was the first place he had the self-confidence to take his shirt off, inspiring dudes in the audience, fat and skinny, to take theirs off too. After climbing up to the second story he pretended to stage dive off the railing, and laughed "What are you, crazy? We'd all die..." at the people who got ready to catch him. He got back in the crowd and impressively managed to keep singing while multiple people bounced off him simultaneously.
Dillinger 4 ended the night at Mohawk with a set that kept everybody in the crowd moving after Fucked Up. The singer claimed to have a contact buzz from weed smoke in the crowd, and told the audience, "If we turn into a jam band tonight, it's your fault." He also called out to Mike from the Night Birds, to see if he was still in the crowd, and when he got no response, he urged everyone to get on twitter after the show and claim Mike was a white power supporter.
[ED: Keith then caught some of Capitalist Casualties -- pictures are HERE.]
The last show I caught was Career Suicide at Beerland, it was at the end of the night the place was beyond packed and I had to crush my way up to the front. It was really dark and so sweaty my lens kept steaming up, but luckily there was plenty of beer flying around to wash it off with. The atmosphere reminded me of a scene from Fight Club, especially after one guy hit the ground with a broken nose, and the guy next to me who resembled the Thing kept smashing his bloody forehead into mine. Markus, the singer from the Boston band Brain Killer, was up front screaming along. After the show I saw the dude with the busted nose out front and he asked me to take a photo and show it to him, so he could see if his nose was straight. I told him it was straight enough and he probably didn't need to hit the emergency room. He thanked me and blew a bunch of blood on the ground. It was a fitting end to Chaos and Tejas.
If you missed it, you can check out all of our previous coverage from Chaos in Tejas (pictures from day 1 HERE and HERE, day 2 HERE and HERE, day 3 HERE and HERE, and the rest of day 4 here). More pictures from Keith, Harriet, and the rest of Tim's night at Mohawk/Beerland are below...
photos by Keith Marlowe and Harriet Roberts, words by BBG
"I have just returned from seeing Guitar Wolf, the legendary jet rock and rollers from Japan. I have wanted to see this band since I first bought one of their albums at the seminal Wax Trax record store in Boulder, Colorado in 1998.(I think it was the first thing I ever got there oddly enough, along with a Motorhead compilation) So needless to say I was excited. I mean the thundering Link Wray riffs that made you ready to rumble with some Socs, the frenzied two to three minutes of every carnage filled song, and of course the amount of aliens killed in their cult film Wild Zero made me excited to see the men in black this evening.Saturday (AKA day three) had a few options during the day at Chaos in Tejas. Keith & Harriet took full advantage of those. First they caught sets by Tragedy with Mind Eraser (they missed Omegas) at a sold-out Emo's indoors before heading to Beerland to catch The Marked Men (again) with Night Birds. After a lull, the duo went back out to catch a show at Red 7 outdoors, where Guitar Wolf (who the above reviewer didn't enjoy) was playing with Off With Their Heads, Underground Railroad to Candyland, the Mind Spiders, Cheap Time, and the Hex Dispensers (who they missed). Pictures from their whole day are in this post.
And you know what...it wasn't that awesome." [nomoretvparty]
Tragedy by Konstantin Sergeyev
Tragedy (not to be confused with the Bee Gees cover band who just announced a residency at Brooklyn Bowl) completed a round of dates, Maryland Deathfest included, at Europa in Brooklyn Tuesday night with fellow MDF-ers Citizens Arrest, Night Birds, and Teargas (who played Europa a few days earlier with Doom). Pictures from the Tuesday show adorn this post.
Citizens Arrest by Konstantin Sergeyev
Tragedy, Citizens Arrest, and Teargas fly down to Austin to play Chaos in Tejas this week. There they share a lineup with Autopsy, Mind Eraser, Omegas, Capitalist Casualties, and many others. Tickets for some shows are still available.
More pics from Europa below...
There was a packed house Friday night (3/27) at Europa. People were hungry to see Tear It Up at one of the two reunion shows they were playing (the Irish in Kearney was the next night, with Night Birds). Tear It Up's motto is "Play to Destroy", and the original line-up, Dave, Paul, Andy, Doug, and Matt did just that, playing a setlist taken mostly from their crushing 2002 EP Nothing to Nothing. It was an impressive display from a group that hasn't played together for eight years. From the first note of "Don't Call Me Tonight" until "It's the End" people catapulted off the stage and each other. It's one thing to play a reunion set, another to get the songs out while people are constantly slamming into you and the singer keeps disappearing beneath a crush of bodies.
Singer Dave Ackerman dove into audience again and again, surrounded by a sea of faces screaming along with him. The crowd was pushed up onstage, getting closer to the band with every song, while people leapt over Dave. After the show he told me, "I got hit in the neck really hard." I thought, "Yeah, I bet you did."
Boston's Last in Line also reformed to play this and a few more gigs, and Cell Mates from Maryland opened the Brooklyn show. More pictures (setlist included) from Europa (though none of Cell Mates unfortunately) and videos from both shows, below....
Tragedy at Studio B in 2009 (photo by Konstantin Sergeyev)
Tragedy will return to NYC, their first show since playing the now-defunct Studio B in 2009, to play Europa on May 31st with the recently reunited Citizens Arrest, Teargas (who also play Europa with Doom/Drop Dead), and Night Birds. Tickets are on sale.
Citizens Arrest meanhile is in the studio recording new songs, Ted Leo included. They've been posting videos to prove it (here and here). The Brooklyn gig is their only upcoming show at the moment. They were supposed to be heading to Canada this week, but then they posted this:
"Unfortunately, Citizens Arrest will not be playing in Toronto on March 12 due to circumstances beyond our control. Sincere apologies to our fans in Canada who purchased tickets. We look forward to playing in Toronto and Montreal later this year if possible."Check out some live Tragedy videos below...
photos by Keith Marlowe
Richmond's Government Warning played their final two NYC shows back on 2/19 - first at Cake Shop (which we already posted a set of pictures from), and then at 538 Johnson later that night. Both were with Night Birds (ex-The Ergs). 538 Johnson also had Omegas.
A second set of pictures from Cake Shop (with Ex-Humans & Perdition), a first set of 538 pictures, and a new streaming Omegas song from their forthcoming Blasts of Lunacy, below...
photos by Jason House, words by BBG
Richmond's Government Warning have officially called it quits. The hardcore band looped through NYC on Saturday as part of a final run of dates with Night Birds (ex-The Ergs). The two bands played 538 Johnson on Saturday night (2/19) with Omegas, and a show earlier that same day at Cake Shop with Perdition and Ex-Humans.
More pictures from Cake Shop (538 pictures are on the way), below...
Tragedy fan at Chaos in Tejas 2008 (photo by joecurry666)
After an initial lineup was announced earlier this year, Chaos in Tejas is back for more with another set of bands confirmed for the June 2nd - 5th Austin festival. Get to booking your ticket if you're interested in seeing Kriegshog (from Japan, their last show ever), a Youth of Today reunion (Ray Cappo, Porcell, Ken Olden + a drummer who isn't Sammy), Low Threat Profile, Omar Souleyman, Hooded Menace, Lower Dens, Double Negative, FYP, Oneohtrix Point Never, Veins (their only show ever), Universal Order of Armageddon, and many many others. Oh, and by the way, the previously discussed Autopsy appearance will be their only US show of the year. Full list of bands playing the multi-venue party is below.
In related news, Low Threat Profile (members of Lack Of Interest/Infest/No Comment) released their debut LP via Deep Six Records before the new year. Pick it up at your favorite distro/webstore, like Tankcrimes or Phantom City.
Universal Order of Armageddon play NYC TWICE soon; on 1/21 at Cake Shop with Trophy Wife (and more TBA) and 1/22 at Death By Audio with The Body, Orphan, and (according to Youth Attack) Salvation. Take note, the lineups have changed since we first posted, and differ from what Kill Rock Stars has posted (click the link for Baltimore and Philly date info too).
Current Chaos in Tejas lineup (more announcements are due soon), below...
Tons of great hardcore and punk shows in the coming months!
Richmond hardcore rippers Government Warning will hit the road for a string of dates with Night Birds in late February, hitting NYC for a pair of shows on Feb 19th. The day of old-school hardcore madness begins at an early show at Cake Shop (5PM) with Perdition and Ex-Humans and continues into the wee hours at a late show (11PM) with 0megas at 538 Johnson, # 201. Full tour dates are below.
As previously mentioned, 108 teams up with Ensign, Incendiary, and Torchbearer at Cake Shop at 3PM on Saturday (1/08, yeah I know). Tickets are still available, but this 21+ show WILL sell out. As a result, 108 has added a second ALL AGES show at Death By Audio with Primitive Weapons, Heavy Breath and Black Kites that will kick off at 9PM. No advance tickets, and $10 gets you in.
And now for all of you who missed them on their first go around, you're in luck. Tear It Up have reunited and will play Europa on March 25th with Last in Line & The Cell Mates.
Since forming out of the ashes of Dead Nation in 2000, Tear It Up has become a mainstay of the American DIY hardcore scene. Their aggressive fast hardcore sound and intense live performance won over legions of fans from the start. Tear It Up toured the US and Europe constantly, and when not on tour still played as many as 4 shows a week anywhere within a days drive of their native New Jersey. Tear It Up survived several line up changes most notably Paul went on to form Cut the Shit and John was drafted from Down in Flames. Tear It Up broke up shortly before [their final record Taking You Down With Me] was released... Let it be known that Tear It Up went out at the top and never put out a weak record or put or a lame half hearted show.Tickets for the Brooklyn show are on sale.
Most Precious Blood are back, and will play Cake Shop on January 30th with Suburban Scum & Spectators. Advance tickets are available now.
The previously discussed 'Steve Ignorant plays Crass' show at Santos Party House on March 10 has added Leftover Crack and Thulsa Doom to it's ranks. Tickets are still available. Leftover Crack played Music Hall of Williamsburg on the day after Christmas 2010, but not with Bouncing Souls in Asbury Park that same week.
Reverend Horton Heat has a pretty impressive set of tour dates laid out for the first half of the year, and one of thise is scheduled for The Bell House on May 6th. Tickets are on sale. Full tour schedule is below.
Though Stiff Little Fingers still exists as a band, original guitar player Harry Cluney will play Europa to perform "Stiff Little Fingers Classics" on Feb 11th. Tickets are on sale.
Supertouch has reunited, and will play Santos on Feb 12th with Sweet Diesel. The show originally had 1.6 Band on the bill, but they have since been removed. Tickets are on sale.
Reagan Youth will team up with Yuppicide, Beer & Cable, and Agitator to play Europa on January 23rd. Tickets are on sale.
The Brooklyn venue will also host a monsterous hardcore lineup two months later featuring Urban Waste, Ultra Violence, Step 2 Far, Down Low NYHC, Darkside NYC, Kincaid, Fed Up, Caught In A Trap, Chesty Malone & The Slice Em Up's, Not Without A Fight, Sexual Suicide, Olde York, and Yo Scunt. The March 26th show will begin at 1PM and tickets are on sale.
Tour dates and some video below...