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"Infest shredded tonight - the Acheron crowd went ballistic and it was a steam bath - it ruled." - Matthew Melnick
"INFEST at the Wick last night holy hell. Also Paint It Black and Replica rocked every sock off" - Terry Hope Romero
Infest at The Wick (via Terry Hope Romero)
The legendary Infest had a highly influential run in the '80s and '90s where they helped pioneer what eventually became known as powerviolence. The band first reunited in 2013 for a few one-offs including one in LA, another in Miami, Maryland Deathfest and Chaos In Tejas. This year, they played A389's 10th Anniversary, Damaged City, and over the weekend came to NYC for their first two shows here ever.
The band hit Acheron on Friday (6/27) with Magrudergrind, Hounds of Hate and Chain Rank, and The Wick on Saturday (6/28) with Paint It Black, Replica and Ajax. You can watch full set videos of their sets from both shows, along with their 31-song setlist and a video of Paint It Black's set, below...
We were just saying Jade Tree Records is back (though they say don't call it a comeback). The label has now uploaded their entire catalog to bandcamp with full streams of all the albums and downloads available for $5 or less.
That means if your iTunes is missing say, The Promise Ring's Nothing Feels Good, Lifetime's Jersey's Best Dancers, Jets to Brazil's Orange Rhyming Dictionary, Pedro the Lion's Control, Cap'n Jazz's Analphabetapolothology, Owls' self-titled, Fucked Up's Hidden World, Joan of Arc's How Memory Works, Avail's 4AM Friday, New End Original's Thriller, Paint It Black's Paradise, Kid Dynamite's self-titled, or Young Widows' Settle Down City, you can now easily remedy that. Plus there's tons more, including new releases like the upcoming Dark Blue single.
In related news, Owls are touring and hitting NYC on July 11 at Bowery Ballroom with Hop Along and Glocca Morra (tickets). And you can hear Pedro the Lion frontman David Bazan reworking some of that band's material on his new album and tour with the Passenger String Quartet.
Check out their bandcamp here and stream a few of the classics below...
Paint It Black in Philly in 2013 (more by Alyssa Tanchajja)
We mentioned earlier today that the reunited Mineral would be playing Gainesville, FL multi-venue punk festival The Fest (10/31 - 11/2), and since then even more artists have been announced. Those include Paint It Black, Iron Chic, Treasure Fleet, The City on Film (full band), Sundials, Hard Girls, American Sharks, Glocca Morra, Adventures, Creepoid, Football Etc., Old Lines, State Faults, PUP, Toys That Kill and more.
Tickets, including 3-day passes, Pre-Fest passes, and Fest + Pre-Fest 5-day passes, are on sale now.
Full list of lineup additions below...
by Doug Moore
Infest in Miami, 2013 (more by Kris Alan Carter)
Since reforming after a 22-year hiatus last year, West Coast powerviolence pioneers Infest have been gradually working their way up the East Coast via a series of one-off dates: their first East Coast show was in Miami last March; the band followed it up with an appearance at the Invisible Oranges-sponsored A389 Bash this January, and put in an appearance at Damaged City Fest this past weekend. They will finally put in their first-ever NYC appearance on June 28 at the Wick, with support from Paint It Black, Replica, and Ajax. Tickets are on sale now.
Infest will also be venturing near the East Coast for an August 22 show in Cleveland. Warm up for the NYC date with their now-classic Live At KXLU session below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Paint It Black / Hop Along
Philly hardcore greats Paint It Black hadn't played NYC in years but that finally changed over the weekend when they returned for a free Brooklyn Night Bazaar show on Saturday (3/8). The crowd was clearly excited and as you'd expect, there was tons of moshing and stage diving going on. There was excellent support on the bill too, including another great Philly band, Hop Along, local skate/surf punks Night Birds, and Bad Canoes, another of Marissa Paternoster's (Screaming Females, Noun) bands, though for this one Marissa puts down the axe and just sings. Pictures of all four bands are in this post. They continue below...
by Andrew Sacher
We talked about Dark Blue, the new Philly trio from John Sharkey III (Clockcleaner, Puerto Rico Flowers), Andy Nelson (Ceremony, Paint It Black) and Mike Sneeringer (Purling Hiss) back in early January when they came to NYC for a Nothing Changes party. At that point, the band had still yet to release any music, but they've since announced that their debut 7" will soon come out on Katorga Works with "Subterranean Man" on the a-side backed by "Skinhead Wedding In Canberra." Sharkey has talked about the UK ''77 Punk influence on this project, which you can totally hear in the music -- those choppy power chords are pretty poppy for Katorga Works. But like a past Katorga Works band, Merchandise, the vocals embrace the gothy baritone of the '80s, and there's even a little Jim Morrison on that repeated line, "Death in the city/death in the city above." You can stream the a-side of the 7" below.
Dark Blue will play a release party for the new 7" in Philly this March, and they'll be back in NYC to open the previously discussed Saint Vitus show (3/20) on fellow Philly band Nothing's tour. Brooklyn post-black metal specialists Sannhet were added to that show as well. Tickets are on sale now.
Song stream below...
Paint It Black in Philly in 2013 (more by Alyssa Tanchajja)
It's been years since Philly hardcore greats Paint It Black (fronted by Dan Yemin, also of Lifetime and Kid Dynamite) have played NYC (Songkick says not since 2011) but fortunately that will finally change this year. They'll come back for a Noisey-presented show on March 8 at Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Like all Night Bazaar shows, it's totally FREE, and making it even better there's a great support lineup of fellow Philly faves Hop Along, NJ/Brooklyn surf/skate punks Night Birds, and Bad Canoes, who are fronted by Marissa Paternoster of Screaming Females/Noun. Like we said, it's free, and like all nights at Night Bazaar there's shopping, food, and more.
Hop Along play NYC sooner as an opener on the first of two final Bomb the Music Industry! shows, which is now sold out.
Night Birds also play sooner at the Don Giovanni showcase on February 6 at Death by Audio with Tenement, Vacation, Nuclear Santa Calust and The Groucho Marxists (tickets); and Marissa Paternoster plays the DG showcase with Screaming Females at MHOW on 2/8 with California X, Brick Mower, Priests and Black Wine (tickets).
Flyer for the Night Bazaar show and streams from all four bands below...
by Andrew Sacher
Circle Takes the Square (photo by Danin Drahos)
As discussed, Gainesville's The Fest is returning this year from October 31 to November 3, and they've just expanded their lineup to include more artists. Additions includes post-hardcore/screamo giants Circle Takes The Square, who have been reunited for a bit but still only rarely play US shows; Geoff Rickly's United Nations, who are also back, but have not been as active as Geoff's solo project; punk vets ALL; Titus Andronicus (who have multiple NYC-area appearances coming up); Fake Problems and more.
Those recent additions join previously announced names like Torche, White Lung, Bouncing Souls, Ceremony, Braid, Paint It Black, Samiam, Knapsack (reunion), The Draft (reunion), The Menzingers, The Lawrence Arms, Hop Along, Code Orange Kids, Creative Adult, Pity Sex, Mean Jeans, Retox, Lemuria, Greys, Tenement, Tim Barry, Toys That Kill, The Night Marchers and more. Tickets for The Fest are on sale now.
Circle Takes The Square returned in December, 2012 with Decompositions Volume Number One, their first album of new material since reuniting and second overall. It's not the instant masterpiece that their 2004 debut, As the Roots Undo, is, but it's still damn good. Download it in its entirety at bandcamp (name your price) or stream it in its entirety, along with the updated The Fest lineup, below.
Ceremony at Warsaw in 2012 (more by Joe McCabe)
As mentioned, ever-evolving punks Ceremony are set to play this year's This Is Hardcore festival in Philly (they play on 8/10) alongside Kid Dynamite, The Suicide File, Modern Life Is War, Judge, Blacklisted, Tragedy, 7 Seconds, Paint It Black, Code Orange Kids, Nails, Defeater, No Redeeming Social Value, Gwar, and more. Head to TiH's site for tickets. Updated lineup and schedule below.
Around the time of that festival, they'll be doing some other East Coast shows with Baltimore post-punk duo Ed Schrader's Music Beat. Those shows include one in Brooklyn on August 17 at 285 Kent, one in NJ on August 14 at Asbury Lanes, and a little farther out from NYC, they'll also play The El 'n' Gee on August 16 in New London, CT, but it might be worth the drive considering Joyce Manor and Glocca Morra are on that bill too. (It's also a day after Joyce Manor play a free NYC show at House of Vans with Kid Dynamite, Red Hare, and Swearin'). Tickets for the 285 Kent and El 'n' Gee shows go on sale Friday (6/21) at noon, and tickets for the Asbury Lanes show are on sale now.
You can also catch Ed Schrader's Music Beat in NYC even sooner at Death by Audio on June 28 with The Hussy, Barkley's Barnyard Critters (feat. Brian Gibson of Lightning Bolt), and Shark Muffin. Admission for that show is $7 at the door.
Ceremony have a few other coming shows, like one of those free Converse shows in San Francisco, which they'll play on June 27 with Suicidal Tendencies, Rocket from the Crypt, The Bronx, and the Shrine. All dates are listed, along with a few videos, below.
photos by Alyssa Tanchajja
Paint it Black / Loma Prieta @ First Unitarian Church 3/31/2013
Paint it Black celebrated the release of their new 7", Invisible, with a release show at First Unitarian Church in their native Philadelphia this past Sunday (3/31). The show also featured appearances from Joyce Manor, Loma Prieta, Congenital Death and Badside, and pictures/video from the wld event are below.
The Philadelphia show was Loma Prieta's stop on their current US trek, one that will take the Bay Area band to Saint Vitus tonight (4/2). Tickets are still available. Support will come from Goodtime Boys and Descender, who also played the venue last night with Russian Circles.
More pictures from First Unitarian Church are below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Paint it Black at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Pennsylvania's Paint it Black have returned with a new 7" due on No Idea Records, Invisible, which is available for preorder now. It marks the melodic hardcore band's first effort in four years, and they've has offered a pair of tracks for streaming in anticipation of its mid-April release. Check out "Greetings, Fellow Insomniacs" and "Headfirst", the latter of which makes its debut here today.
In celebration of PiB's righteous return to the studio, we cornered frontman Dan Yemin (also Lifetime, Kid Dynamite, etc) and bassist Andy Nelson (also Ceremony, etc) about the new release, being an elder statesman in punk and what the future holds. The results of that conversation, those song streams are below.
Efterklang @ The Met, 9/24/2012 (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Jacco Gardner @ BVSXSW (photo by Amanda Hatfield)
today in NYC
* DJ Spooky @ The Met
* Jose Conde @ Barbes
* Yuki Numata @ The Stone
* Erik Satie Quartet @ Barbes
* Justin Vivian Bond @ Joe's Pub
* Jacco Gardner, Mmoss @ Mercury Lounge
* Zs, Mivos Quartet @ Issue Project Room
* Efterklang, Nightlands @ Bowery Ballroom
* Dennis Sullivan & Levy Lorenzo @ The Stone
* Hundred Waters, Salt Cathedral @ Glasslands
* Les Sans Culottes, Kenny Warren @ Spike Hill
* Chalk & Numbers, Deidre & The Dark, The Hairs
* Moon Hooch, Dubious Luxury @ Knitting Factory
* NinjaSonik, DJ Dirty Finger @ Bushwick Church
* Dumpstaphunk, The London Souls @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Free Time, White Bike, Liam Betson @ 252 Norman
* Tyler, The Creator @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* FELL VOICES, Ashencult, Anicon @ Saint Vitus Bar
* Brandi Carlile, The Lone Bellow @ Beacon Theater
* Esben And The Witch, Heliotropes @ Knitting Factory
* Something in Spanish, Tippy Toes, Robert Cop @ Cameo Gallery
* Black Marble, Weeknight, LODRO, Night Visions @ Shea Stadium
* Sinkane, Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band @ Mercury Lounge
* Planetarium (Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Murphy) @ BAM
* House Party, Internet Xplorer, Rud Dudley @ Glasslands Gallery
* Samora Pinderhughes presents The Transformations Suite @ Joe's Pub
* Caitlin Marie Bell, Rue Snider, Jenna Smith @ Pete's Candy Store
* Doc Daneeka, Arca, M.E.S.H., Terekke, Doctor Jeep @ Ran Tea House
* Bad Religion, Against Me!, Polar Bear Club @ The Wellmont Theatre
* EULA, Squarehead, Krill, Shark?, Butter The Children @ Silent Barn
* Incendiary, Bottom Out, White Widows, Skullshitter, Hasj @ The Acheron
* Black Wine, Hilly Eye, Nuclear Santa Claust, Lauren Measure @ Cake Shop
* K-X-P, The Funeral Suits, Dalton, Starnes & Shah, Mike McFadden @ Pianos
* The Weird Fantasy Band, Mannequin Pussy, Marvin Berry and The New Sound, Chandeli'ers @ Death By Audio
Brooklyn's Chalk and Numbers headline a solid night of indiepop at Union Pool this evening that also features The Hairs and Deidre & the Dark. It's the record release party for Chalk & Numbers' charming new EP, Parade, and you can stream the whole thing below.
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Philly punks Paint It Black are releasing a new EP, Invisible, on April 2 via No Idea. Check out the first single, "Greetings, Fellow Insomniacs," below.
Ceremony at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 (more by Keith Marlowe)
Andy Nelson of Ceremony / Paint it Black took time out from his string of dates with Titus Andronicus (which included Webster Hall this past weekend) to fork over his favorite records of 2012. Andy actually gave us two lists -- favorite LPs and EPs/singles. They include Frank Ocean, Merchandise, Savages, Julia Holter and... well see for yourself. His lists are below.
Late '70s UK Oi! originators Cockney Rejects and '80s LA punks Youth Brigade are teaming up for a North American tour this February. The tour hits NYC on February 22 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with long-running NYC punk band Murphy's Law and Long Island's The Templars. Tickets for the MHOW show go on AmEx presale today (10/31) at noon with a general on-sale starting Friday (11/2) at noon. All tour dates are listed below.
Speaking of long running punk bands, as mentioned, the Bouncing Souls are doing their annual holiday shows at The Stone Pony (which survived Hurricane Sandy) from December 26 to 29. Since we last spoke, the openers for those shows have been announced. On 12/26 it's Paint It Black, The Curse, and Go! for the Throat; on 12/27 it's Man Overboard, Trapped Under Ice, and Born Annoying; on 12/28 it's The Casualties, Grey Area, and Team Vibes; and on 12/29 it's Barstool Prophets, Forgetters (who also have a new album and a Brooklyn show on the way), Make Do and Mend, and Wet Witch. Tickets for those shows are on sale now.
A list of all Cockney Rejects/Youth Brigade tour dates, the tour flyer, and some videos below.
If you missed out on tickets for the previous two shows in Philadelphia and Boston, then you're in luck: Cock Sparrer has added ANOTHER Philly show, this time on 5/17 at Starlight Ballroom in Philadelphia with Street Dogs and Paint it Black. Tickets are on sale. Still no word on an NYC show, though we are told that NYC won't happen in these set of dates. - BBG
All tour dates are below...
Andy Nelson with Paint it Black at Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by BBG)
Mamiffer, Tombs, Locrian, Thou, Fuck The Facts, The Atlas Moth and many more contribute to the second part of our continuing series where we asked some of our favorite artists about their 2011 highlights. Part One HERE. Part Two below...
photos by Tim Griffin
Tedzig @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
Speaking of Ted Leo, who just announced some shows.....
After some wondering and hinting, it actually happened... Glenn Danzig, who didn't have enough time to play his full Misfits set Friday night, showed up during Ted Leo's set at Fun Fun Fun Fest on Sunday! (sort of)
First Ted & the Pharmacists played their regular set, but it ended 10 minutes early and abruptly because Ted said he was cold (like Danzig was on Friday night). Ted quickly reappeared on stage though, but in a black wig complete with devil's lock, and full band including Andy Nelson (who was in town with both Ceremony and Paint it Black) on bass. Misfits (aka Misfits tribute band TV Casualty, 3/5th of them anyway) were in effect!
The tribute band played four Misfits tunes: "Where Eagles Dare," "Bullet," "Angelfuck", and "Skulls" which Tedzig preceded by saying he reads Facebook a lot and he knew some people at the fest really wanted to hear it. Check out the video of that one below.
TV Casualty, who have played live shows before, now also have a release (what perfect timing for all that to go down at the Austin Fest...)...
On October 31st, Matador [released] a charity 7" from Philadelphia's TV Casualty.Order your copy via Matador. Check out Ted's tour dates HERE. See more pictures and a video of the Misfits tribute, below...
This is the first recorded document to be released by a collective made up of Brian Sokel (Franklin, AM/FM), Andy Nelson (Ceremony, Paint It Black), Atom Goren (Atom and His Package) & Chris Wilson (Ted Leo & the Pharmacists). Over the past few years the group has played out in and around Philly for different charitable events, assembling as The Ramones (with Rodney Anonymous), Black Flag (with Dan Yemin) and Minor Threat (with Mike McKee). Here, Ted Leo joins the band as Glen Danzig, in what else but their take on The Misfits (watch some past performances here)!
As part of Matador's famed ELO- catalogue series (confused? consult the discography), this blood-red 7" features covers of Children In Heat, Angelfuck, Teenagers From Mars, We Bite, Who Killed Marilyn, Some Kinda Hate. All proceeds collected on sales of this release will be donated on behalf of TV Casualty & Matador to The Attic Youth Center, Philadelphia's only LGBTQ Youth Center.
The Damned @ F F F Fest
Day two of Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 was definitely more taxing than day one (pics here and here), in part due to the unrelenting dust storms. But despite a case of brown lung and some fatigue, it was still a blast and I managed to catch most of the sets at the Black Stage, as well as select shows at the Blue Stage and even popped over to checkout M83 at Orange for a bit. Highlights for the day included the Death Grips, the crowd going bat-shit crazy and creating human launch ramps during Paint it Black, Cold Cave blasting out destructive white noise, the return of Hot Snakes and watching The Damned rip through favorites like "New Rose" and "Smash It Up" from their first two albums while making jokes about Danzig (who played a notorious set the night before on the same stage at the same time). Completely different vibe from the night prior (and not the only time a Danzig joke was heard).
The rest of my pictures from Saturday (with more to come) are below...
Slayer at Izod Center (photos by Samantha Marble)
Slayer, Thee Oh Sees, Public Enemy, Girls, Danzig Legacy, (Danzig + Doyle von Frankenstein playing Misfits, Samhain & Danzig), Hot Snakes, Diplo, Major Lazer, Henry Rollins, Ted Leo & The Phramacists, Spank Rock, Murder City Devils, Hum, Lykke Li, Passion Pit, Four Tet, Rakim, The Damned, Austra, Purity Ring, and Flynt Flossy are just a few of the acts announced today as part of the Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 lineup. Another amazing year! Check out the full lineup below and stay tuned for more announcements coming in August and September.
The new additions to the Austin, Texas festival, which takes place from 11/4 - 11/6, are in addition to the the previous "lineup leaks" that included Brian Posehn, Odd Future, Okkervil River, M83, X (performing "Los Angeles"), Reggie Watts, Flying Lotus, Tune-Yards, Ra Ra Riot, Kid Dynamite and others
2011 is the festival's sixth year, but first at its new home Auditorium Shores (no more Waterloo Park). Tickets are on sale now.
Fun Fun Fun 2011 flyer and almost-full lineup is below.
Sick Of It All at Gramercy (more by Chris Roque)
Sick Of It All have announced: "OK NYC! March 26th @ Webster Hall, Our 25th Anniversary Show with very special guests SNAPCASE!!! Brooklyn's finest MERAUDER and N.J.'s RAZORBLADE HANDGRENADE! Tickets go on sale Feb. 11th! Spread the word!!!" This show comes after Sick Of It All return from a string of dates in South America. It is currently Snapcase's only date, so make sure and jump on that... they ruled Fun Fun Fun Fest.
In other punk news, veterans Subhumans and MDC will team up to play Santos Party House on April 1st. Tickets go on sale at noon on 2/4. Citizen Fish, which features members of Subhumans, will welcome their new LP Goods via Alternative Tentacles on 3/1/11.
Three weeks prior, the venue will host Samiam with I Hate Our Freedom and I'm With Cupid. Tickets are on sale for the March 11th show.
All SOIA dates, and some video is below.
Paint It Black at Highline (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
Paint it Black is back in action and playing a handful of shows in February and March. Dan Yemin and crew will hit Death By Audio on March 4th bringing along Punch, Iron Chic, Vaccine, and Zombie Dogs. $10 gets you in the door, and as the Facebook RSVP can attest, this show will sell-out, so get there early! All dates below.
On a punk-related note, Tim Barry of Avail fame is touring and scheduled to play Mercury Lounge on Apr 16. Tickets are on sale. The show is one of a few scheduled dates on the East Coast following an Australian/New Zealand tour with Chris Wollard and Addison Burns. All dates below.
Rival Schools are touring in March.
The Bouncing Souls had to reschedule their 'Home for the Holidays' shows happening in Asbury Park due to the snow in December (the same snow that still keeps getting higher). The new dates are still on for February. Check Ticketmaster for tickets to the new dates entitled "the Snowout Blowout."
Meanwhile, head over to ABC No Rio and catch a HC and Punk matinee.
Speaking of Asbury Park, another multi-day festival will be happening in that town this fall. Full linuep of "I'll Be Your Mirror" still TBA, but tickets go on sale Friday for the events that will feature at a minimum Portishead and Jeff Mangum.
Tour dates and some video is below.
"In the course of talking about the reissue I brought up the idea of playing some shows because I was like well look, if we were ever going to do this, if we were ever going to play again, you know, now would be the time to do it." - J Robbins
Jawbox was one of a few who defined the sound of the 90's underground. After releasing records on respected uber-indie Dischord, the band dropped their masterpiece For Your Own Special Sweetheart as their major label debut for Atlantic. Razor sharp post-hardcore riffage collided with tense emotional songwriting to create one of the greatest, yet most unsung LPs of the era. The band followed up Sweetheart with a self-titled LP before calling it quits in 1997.
Recently Jawbox celebrated reissued Sweetheart and celebrated with a performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. We cornered vocalist/guitarist J Robbins before that performance to talk about the band, their future, his production work, and the Baltimore/DC music scene...
photos by Tim Griffin
"By the time Naked Raygun took the [Music Hall of Williamsburg] stage on Saturday night,] the crowd was packed in, amped up and ready to go once more. I'm sorry to say that I only own two Naked Raygun albums, "Jettison" and "Basement Screams". After reading "American Hardcore" they were one of the bands I sought out and thanks to a couple reader reviews on Amazon I went with "Jettison". I've since ordered "All Rise" on vinyl but am still waiting for it to come in the mail. Truthfully I probably should've started there first as it was the obvious crowd favorite of the night. Naked Raygun were awesome. They proved that you can have the snottiness of early hardcore while still taking your music in unexpected directions. As mentioned previously these Chicago natives had their whoah oh ohs in fucking order. I'm pretty sure I saw the dude from the cover of the Circle Jerks albums in the pit too. Although he had gone gray and put on a couple pounds. But seriously they played a hell of a set. They were funny guys too, mocking Brooklyn before even starting their first track. Like I said I only own a couple of their albums but from what I remember the highlights of their set included Home of the Brave, Knock Me Down, I Lie (2nd encore), Peacemaker, Backlash Jack, Soldier's Requiem, Walk In Cold, Surf Combat, and my favorite of the night Treason."Shot Baker and Paint it Black opened the Saturday night show (9/12) at Music Hall of Williamsburg which was part of a 5-date tour. They also played Maxwell's on Sunday (9/13), and The Ottobar in Baltimore on Friday (9/11)...
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"Paint it Black nearly stole the show... and Naked Raygun's John Pezzazi even stepped out with them for their closing number, a moment which Paint it Black's Dan Yemin noted before leaving the stage as being "the greatest moment of my adult life."" [vBoogieman]Paint it Black also played Highline Ballroom with Propagandhi in March. Video from the NJ Naked Raygun show and more pictures from Brooklyn, below...
"Naked Raygun is a Chicago-based punk rock group. Initially active from 1980 to about 1992, Naked Raygun had several short-lived reunions afterwards and a full-time reformation in 2006." [Wikipedia]Since playing their first reunion show at Riot Fest in Chicago, the band has have toured the West Coast, played more shows in Chicago, released a DVD, and even written some new songs. Naked Raygun have NOT yet been east. That changes in September when they'll visit Boston, Philly, Baltimore, Hoboken, and Brooklyn for five reunion shows. Shot Baker opens all of the shows. Paint it Black opens four of them. Tickets for both NYC-area shows go on sale Friday at noon. All dates below...
photos by Toby Tenenbaum
Dan Yemin of Paint It Black...
Propagandhi and Paint It Black played NYC's Highline Ballroom on March 12th and Music Hall of Williamsburg March 13th. The pictures below are from Highline. Here's a review from the Brooklyn show...
A mixed but sociable crowd at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Punks in their 30s shouted along from staid positions around the venue while others slam-danced in a frenzy (we're talking Prop's set here, of course).After this weekend's Canadian gigs, Propagandhi spend the second half of April in Europe, continuing on their Supporting Caste tour. More pictures from Highline Ballroom below...
I've seen Paint It Black in a few places as big as this, but the MHOW is still pretty big for them. Thankfully, there was no barricade....Per the usual, the band's set was a pleasant mix of all three full-lengths, though two new jams were included: the short, sharp burst of "Cipher" and one other mind-bogglingly long composition. It spans four to five minutes and, when released on the band's upcoming Bridge Nine EP, should be their longest song yet recorded. Yeems said it regarded bicyclists and the risks they run using such a transportive mode, as well as the horrible tragedies that tend to ensue for pedallers. It's got this one refrain that just pushes the song to epic proportions, but it sounds great and the band seem to be incorporating ever-newer textures... ....Fun times.- [full review @ PunkNews]