Entries tagged with: Pissed Jeans
photos by Matt Schiels, words by Andrew Sacher
Pissed Jeans @ Knitting Factory - 10/18/12
Between Pissed Jeans, METZ, and King Tuff, half of this year's Sub Pop CMJ showcase was basically a punk show, a pretty awesome move in 2012 for the label that over two decades ago brought us Mudhoney and a pre-major label Nirvana. The lineup was rounded out by the less punk but still great Daughn Gibson (who we also caught at Villain), Poor Moon and Debo Band. It went down on the Thursday (10/18) of CMJ at Knitting Factory, and we stopped by for headliners Pissed Jeans, who you can see pictures of in this post.
METZ, who we missed at that show but saw when they slayed at our Friday day party, are continuing to tour (they play Chicago this weekend) and will be back in NYC for amazingly-not-sold-out shows on November 19 at Mercury Lounge with Hunters and November 20 at Knitting Factory. Tickets for the Mercury Lounge show and the Knitting Factory show are still available. If you missed these guys during CMJ (and even if you didn't), these shows are highly recommended.
More pics of Pissed Jeans from the Sub Pop showcase, a video of METZ from the Pitchfork showcase, and an updated list of METZ dates are below.
Pissed Jeans at House of Vans, November 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Pissed Jeans will headline a stacked Sub Pop CMJ showcase joined by appearances from King Tuff, METZ, Poor Moon, Daughn Gibson and Debo Band at Knitting Factory on October 18. Tickets are on sale or you can get in with your CMJ badge. The show is an uncharacteristic third NYC show for Pissed Jeans this year, whose last appearance was with Ceremony at LPR earlier this year (pics/video) and just a few weeks before that, at MHoW.
Meanwhile, newish Sub Pop signees Poor Moon released their debut album at the end of August (download a couple MP3s above) and will be touring most of August opening for Beach House. (No NYC show.) Their tour dates are below, along with videos from some of the rest of the Sub Pop showcase line-up.
The full list of artists confirmed for the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon so far is below...
photos by Kellyann Petry
Idle Warship at Culture Shock 4/28/12
The 20th annual Culture Shock festival went down at SUNY Puchase from April 27-28. Day 1 (4/27) kicked off with the Stooges-meets-Jesus Lizard punk of Pissed Jeans, followed by California rapper Casey Veggies, who played SOBs a few days earlier. Day 1 of main stage wrapped up with an entrancing live-band IDM set from Tycho followed by Islands, both of whom played unexpected, crowd-demanded encores. Afterwards, Big Freedia packed Purchase's student center (The Stood) for an ass-shakin' afterparty, complete with nonstop dancing both on and off stage, and one of the biggest/craziest shows The Stood has seen in years.
Day 2 began with Cleveland rockers Cloud Nothings, who played almost the entirety of their powerful January LP Attack on Memory. Up next were two completely opposite sides of the folk spectrum; the foot-stomping Felice Brothers and the melancholic, distortion-drenched EMA. Day 2 ended with a headlining set from Idle Warship, the project of Talib Kweli and Res in full rock band mode. Idle Warship drew the largest crowd of the entire fest, and delivered an unfaltering set of Idle Warship originals, Talib classics, and a few covers (including the Stooges' "Search and Destroy").
More pics from the fest (excluding Pissed Jeans and Casey Veggies) below...
Pittsburgh's Slices returns with another wrecking ball of noise-infested nihilism on Still Cruising, the band's latest offering via Iron Lung Records, follow-up to last year's Kemado-released Modern Bride / Chump Change 7", and sequel to their 2010 debut LP Cruising on Iron Lung. For the unfamiliar, Slices utilize a mix of razor-sharp hardcore and noise-punk that recalls favorites like Brainbombs or Pissed Jeans. Clocking in at a taut 20-minutes, Slices' compelling new offering never outwears its welcome and cements the band's vitriolic virtuosity.
Look for the record soon via Iron Lung Records, and stream five tracks from the LP and a song from their Kemado 7", below...
photos by Sarah Coulter
Ceremony @ Le Poisson Rouge
As previously discussed, Ceremony headlined Le Poisson Rouge on 2/4 with a staggering lineup of support from Pissed Jeans, Rival Mob, Kim Phuc, Hoax, and Gods & Queens. Pictures and video from this show adorn this post.
Ceremony also swung by WNYU to play a live set as part of The New Afternoon Show. Stream that appearance in its entirety at WNYU.
Reminder: Hoax teams with Veins, Raw Nerve and Chain Wallet on April 8th.
Ceremony tour dates and more pictures and video from LPR, below...
DOWNLOAD: Ceremony - "Hysteria" (MP3)
Ceremony at LPR (via)
In the wake of their sold-out mega show at LPR, Ceremony have announced a US tour in support of their forthcoming effort Zoo due on Matador. The dates do not include an NYC date so far, but will stop in Austin for SXSW at Red 7 on March 17th. More details are forthcoming, but tour dates are below.
As discussed, Ceremony played a packed out LPR with Rival Mob, Hoax, Kim Phuc (who also played a late show) and Gods & Queens. Pictures from the show are on the way but until then, check out video below.
In related news, the great Hoax will also join on another upcoming NYC bill, this time with the mighty Veins and Raw Nerve, as well as Chain Wallet at 538 Johnson on April 8th. More details are available at the Facebook event page. The band, who will release a new EP via Youth Attack this year, will prepare for an upcoming tour with SQRM in the coming days and will play Chaos in Tejas this year.
All tour dates and videos, below..
Pissed Jeans at House of Vans (more by Chris La Putt)
Pissed Jeans, who haven't been very busy lately due to having kids, scheduled some shows this month including one in Brooklyn at Music Hall of Williamsburg last night (1/22), joined by Protect-U and Pop.1280. The show was another one-off for the punk band, but one of a few dates for Pop.1280, who are welcoming their new LP The Horror (stream the LP in full at SPIN). Did you go last night? How was it? blogTo was at the Toronto show:
"Beyond the onstage antics, the band played an incredible set. The crowd's favourite seemed to be the official last song of the night, "False Jesii Part 2." As soon as the band started playing it the intensity in the room skyrocketed and the structural soundness of the floor was tested to the max as the crowd bounced to the high paced rhythm. As the last song came to an end, fans were left wanting for more.If you missed Pissed Jeans, here's some BIG news that should ease your mind. Pissed Jeans have been added to the now RIDICULOUS lineup of Ceremony/Rival Mob/Kim Phuc/Hoax/Gods & Queens at LPR on Feb 4th. Tickets are still available and only $5 in advance.
Pissed Jeans were happy to oblige, on one condition: "a rousing clap" was needed, at the request of Korvette. The crowd complied and the band played on. Ending their encore, the drummer, Sean McGuinness, leapt over his kit and into the crowd."
Kim Phuc will ALSO play an after-party with the new-look Night Birds & Nuclear Spring (ex-Nomos) later that night.
A short video from a recent Pissed Jeans show in Philly, below...
Pop 1280 mine the dark chasms of punk and no-wave on their new LP The Horror, due on Sacred Bones on January 24th. The band previously released the song "Bodies In The Dunes" from that album, and we are now proud to premiere another track today called "New Electronix". Stream both below.
Pop 1280 have THREE NYC shows scheduled for the next couple of months. Most imminently, the band will play Sunday at Music Hall of Williamsburg (1/22) with Pissed Jeans & Protect-U. Tickets are still available. The band will ALSO play a record release show that week at the WIERD party at Home Sweet Home on January 25th with DJs Caleb Braaten (of Sacred Bones) + Glenn Maryansky (of Cult of Youth), more details are available at the Facebook invite. Last but not least, look for Pop 1280 at Saint Vitus on March 3rd with Velvet Condom and Bootblacks. Tickets are on sale.
Speaking of Cult of Youth, vocalist/guitarist Sean Ragon will re-open his record store Heaven Street on Friday (1/20). The opening of the new location (184 Noll St, near Flushing Ave, off the Morgan L) will be accompanied by free beer, and DJ sets from Glenn Maryansky, Sybil Disobedience, Chris Prorock, Ning Nong and Gasface. The grand re-opening kicks off at 4PM and more details are available at the Facebook invite.
All streams and some video is below.
Though they appeared at House of Vans over the summer, Pissed Jeans have kept a relatively low profile in 2011. They played very few shows and three were in Philadelphia. The new year is just around the corner though, and Pissed Jeans have already announced a pair of dates, both East Coast. Look for the band to play January 14th at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia and Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg on January 22nd. Tickets for MHoW go on sale at noon on Friday (12/2).
While we wait for those shows and hope for more, check out another set of Pissed Jeans pictures from House of Vans. They continue below...
Cro-Mags headlined a hot, sweaty, and rain-drenched House of Vans with a supporting cast of Fucked Up, Screaming Females, and Pissed Jeans on Friday night (7/29). Doors to the venue opened at 7PM as the masses in line (the line touched the neighboring They Might Be Giants line down the block) were getting drenched in the downpour. Those entering were wringing out their shirts in the ultra-humid and wet warehouse.
Pissed Jeans opened the show with authority, pounding out favorites like "False Jesii pt 2" while the "moshing" crowd fell victim to the slick sheen of water on the venue floor; I saw my share of slips in mid-mosh. After a crew mopped the floors (seriously), Screaming Females followed with an energetic set that got the crowds back moving, though nothing comparable to what was to come.
There were a lot of discussion/rumors regarding who would be the headliner for the show, partially due to the crowd looking like they skewed on the Fucked Up side and partially due to the House of Vans site listing "Cro-Mags / Fucked Up" in the top billing spot. Ends up it was Fucked Up who supported. Damian & co riled up the sweat-drenched crowd indoors & outdoors, on stage & off, causing crowdsurfing and singalongs, though clearly confusing the security guards ("I'm OK, dont worry about it"). Excellent set.
Cro-Mags was the main event though, and the band covered material from their classic Age of Quarrel ("Show You No Mercy", 'We Gotta Know") in addition to covers by Bad Brains ("Attitude") while the crowd went apeshit. Stage dives off of the PA, crowdsurfing, floor-punching, and more were all in abundance, as the Cro-Mags gave an energetic set despite the barrier between the band and crowd (unfortunate for a Cro-Mags show in my opinion).
More pictures from show below...
Man Man at Metro (more by Grant Macallister)
As promised the July 29th free House of Vans show will feature sets by Fucked Up & Cro-Mags (who just played Bowery), but that has also expanded to include both Screaming Females and Pissed Jeans. RSVP is open for this mindblowing FREE show. Screaming Females also play a FREE show with Ted Leo this weekend.
The August 4th lineup has also been revealed and it is Man Man, Glass Candy, and Crystal Antlers. RSVP is also open for that free Brooklyn show.
Details on the final two shows at House of Vans, August 18th and 25th, are still forthcoming, but we hear Big Freedia is a strong possibility for one of them. Meanwhile catch Superchunk, Off! and Lemuria there on Thursday, July 14.
The new flyer and more Man Man, Glass Candy & Screaming Females dates below...
Sonic Youth at Prospect Park (more by Lori Baily)
We are truly thrilled to announce that Other Music will be hosting a record release party for Thurston Moore's fantastic new solo joint, Demolished Thoughts, produced by Beck Hansen for Matador Records. Thurston and his band will be performing at the shop at 8 p.m. on Monday, May 23, and signing records after. Please join us -- and, need we say, get here early! - Other MusicThe Other Music appearance goes down three days before Thurston Moore is scheduled to headline Music Hall of Williamsburg (on 5/20) with support from poet Eileen Myles and I Feel Tractor. Tickets are still available.
Kurt Vile & The Violators will play a sold out Bowery Ballroom on June 11th with Purling Hiss & Meg Baird, but NOT with Pissed Jeans who had to drop off the bill less than a day after it was announced.
All Kurt & Thurston dates, and the new video for Thurston Moore's "Benediction" from Demolished Thoughts, below...
J Mascis at a BV Day Party during SXSW (more by Chris Gersbeck)
"Midway through J Mascis' set, the seasoned headliner invited Kurt Vile, opener and contributor to the former's most recent acoustic album, Several Shades of Why, to accompany on the song "Make it Right." As they shared the stage, a sense of mutual respect pervaded the room...J Mascis played a solo show at Mercury Lounge last night (3/24) and does it again tonight/Friday at a sold-out Music Hall of Williamsburg again with Kurt Vile. Earlier today J dropped a new video for "Not Enough", off his Sub Pop solo album, and you can watch that below.
...From a seated position, [Mascis] occasionally glanced at a music stand holding a lyric book, but, most often, known guitar riffs took precedence over words. The live performance combined elements of Dinosaur Jr.'s sound, grungy distortion and piercing solos, parsed out of Several Shades of Why. But, with Vile's help, Mascis colored the solo work, exploring the depths of each other's songwriting and talent." [Playtonic Dialogues]
As previously mentioned. Kurt Vile will also be back in NYC on June 11th to take on Bowery Ballroom. Ends up that Pissed Jeans is also playing that show. Tickets go on AmEx presale on Wed 3/30 and regular sale on Friday. Like J, Kurt Vile released a new LP this month.
Check out J's video for "Not Enough", along with a SXSW interview with Ted Leo (sweet Om shirt J!) and all tour dates below.
photos by Chris Gersbeck,
Mudhoney @ Bowery Ballroom Saturday
[Mudhoney's] set on Friday night [at ATP] was the perfect dichotomy of punk energy and lackadaisical sludge. The set built in energy from the grinding early tracks like the invincible 'Sweet Young Thing...' and 'Mudride' to the punk riot marathon of 'In-N-Out of Grace'. The ATP NY main-stage is in this great, tiered, Borscht Belt ballroom and when Mudhoney launched into the body of 'In-N-Out of Grace' the crowd went so ballistic that it seemed like bodies were crowd surfing from the highest tier all the way down to the floor. One of the many things I love about ATP NY is that the crowd is mostly composed of true die-hard music nuts, so when a band is lighting it up on-stage that crowd reacts in whatever way their genre demands. -[We Love DC]The above review refers to Mudhoney's performance of Superfuzz BigMuff + Early Singles at Kutsher's Friday night, part of ATP's Don't Look Back series . The next day, Mudhoney teamed up with Pissed Jeans and White Hills (who would play ATP NY on Sunday) for a show at Bowery Ballroom....
"During songs like "Suck You Dry" people would try to climb on stage to crowd surf.. there was a roadie pushing everyone back into the crowd-or if they made it on stage walking them off stage.. So the jumpers would have to be quick.. when they dove, they were rarely caught.. I saw some chick get up there (not the thinnest of women) and take a jump and disappear into the floor quickly-there was nothing pretty about it: The essence of grunge. She didn't care that she looked like an Asshole-she's rocking out. And we all salute her (and chuckle)." [The Jay Porks Experience]Pics and video from that NYC show adorn this post.
BEAK> played Bowery Ballroom one night earlier, and ATP NY one day later.
No more US tour dates for Mudhoney for now, but the band will play a string of dates in Europe at the tail-end of this month and into next. Those dates, as well as the rest of the Bowery pics, some videos, and Mudhoney's setlist, are below...
photos by Harriet Roberts, Negative Approach photos by Keith Marlowe
"I walk back in and Tesco Vee is showing off his Jeffrey Dahmer apron and his Traci Lords ''That Time of the Month'' pillowcase. Amazing." - Matt Ciquera
"Negative Approach @ Santos! Brannon's scowl, scream are as strong as ever. Pit chock full of floor punching and chicken fighting" - Daniel Finkler
Saturday was classic hardcore day in NYC and especially at Santos Party House where Negative Approach headlined a show with other sets by Tesco Vee (Meatmen), Pissed Jeans, Mind Eraser, and Hellmouth. More pictures from that show below...
"Oh hey, just me and Britt Daniel, checking out Pissed Jeans and Eddy Current Suppression Ring at Death By Audio. Whatevs. #itshotinhere" - rachelcperry
photos by Diana Wong
Eddy Current Suppression Ring...
Eddy Current Suppression Ring and Pissed Jeans played two shows in NYC over the weekend. The first of those sweaty shows was Friday night (6/18) at the Cake Shop with Home Blitz and Bloody Gears. The pictures here are from that hot and sweaty gig. The second was the next night at Death By Audio which is referenced in the above tweet.
More pictures and video of Pissed Jeans at Cake Shop are below...
Pissed Jeans at WFMU (more by Chloe Rice)
Tickets are still on sale for Pissed Jeans at Knitting Factory in April and now the band have added two more NYC shows in June, both of which are opening slots for Australian punks Eddy Current Suppression Ring:
If you were looking for a day job that would reinforce the credibility of your garage punk band, you could hardly do better than to follow the example of Eddy Current Suppression Ring -- the four members of the group met when they were working at a vinyl pressing plant in Ormond, Victoria, Australia. Inspired by hard-edged, primitive rock in the manner of the Troggs, the Pagans. and X (the Aussie band, not the California punks of the same name), Eddy Current Suppression Ring got its start in late 2003 [and] ...after lots of local gigging and a handful of 7"s and EPs, the band issued their self-titled debut LP on Dropkick Records in 2006. ...The group formed their own label, Aarght Records, to release their second full-length album, 2008's Primary Colours. The album became an unexpected crossover success, rising to number six on the Australian charts and earning ECSR a nomination for Best Rock Album of 2008 at the Australian Music Industry Awards.ECSR and PJ will play Cake Shop (!) on 6/18 with Home Blitz and Bloody Gears (advance ticket sale info is on the way) and then do it again the next night (6/19) at Market Hotel with Population 1280. Both shows are part of the ongoing Hardcore Gig Volume series.
ECSR is readying a new 7" for Mexican Summer, "Wet Cement" b/w "Hey Mum" + "Through The Trees", due this week. In addition, the band rill release Rush To Relax on Goner in March, dig on one of those tracks, "anxiety", above.
Dig on full ECSR and Pissed Jeans dates, as well as a few videos, below.
Pissed Jeans at Mercury Lounge (more by Jake Forney)
Though I'm starting to look forward to SXSW 2010 in March, I'm also currently pondering the great Pissed Jeans who released one of my favorite LPs of 2009. They were last seen in NYC around Halloween, not long after destroying the tiny Mercury Lounge during CMJ. The noisy punks will return in April as part of a short tour. Tickets are on sale for the Brooklyn show at Knitting Factory on April 9th. No word on support so far.
If you can't wait that long, the band is also playing in Asbury Park on March 12th. All dates below...
Elvis Perkins @ Clearwater Fest this summer (more by Chris La Putt)
tonight in NYC
* Phish @ MSG
* The Besties @ Asbury Lanes
* Ian McCulloch @ The Studio
* Crystal Antlers @ Cameo
* Nitzer Ebb @ Gramercy Theatre
* Darmstadt @ Issue Project Room
* Mew, Bear in Heaven @ Webster Hall
* Quest For Fire, Naam & Weird Owl @ Pianos
* Espers, Azita, Doug Paisley @ Drom
* The Sights, The Figgs @ Cake Shop
* A Prairie Home Companion @ Town Hall
* Sloan, Magneta Lane @ The Bell House
* Raphael Saadiq, Anjulie @ Terminal 5
* The Wrens, Palomar @ Maxwell's (early)
* The Wrens, Bob Fields @ Maxwell's (late)
* Sebastien Schuller, Hoferlanz @ Sycamore
* Alicia Hall Moran, Gordon Voidwell @ The Kitchen
* Brendan Benson, Cory Chisel @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* The Beets @ the Degenerate Craft Fair @ Silent Barn
* Woods, Real Estate, Cloud Nothings @ Market Hotel
* Red Mass & Golden Triangle @ Live With Animals Gallery
* The Big Pink, Crystal Antlers, Von Haze @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Bowerbirds, Dave Godowsky @ Bowery Ballroom
* Terra Nova: Sinfonia Antarctica w/ DJ Spooky & ICE @ BAM Howard Gilman Opera
* Mike Yaniro benefit w/ Sightings, Pink Reason, York Factory Complaint (w/ Genesis P-orridge), White Suns @ Death By Audio
* Pissed Jeans, Yellow Tears, Old Men @ Columbia U's Lerner Party Space
Details on the Pissed Jeans show below...
The Wrens' first set tonight will be Meadowlands in full; the second, all new songs.
Elvis Perkins is in town for two shows. Tonight at Bowery and then Saturday at Music Hall. His video for "Chains, Chains, Chains" below...
The Beets plays the Degenerate Craft Fair.
Bowerbirds open for Elvis tonight, but not tomorrow. Instead they're at Union Pool on Saturday with Sharon Van Etten.
Brendan Benson is at LPR tonight and Maxwell's on Saturday. His new video for "A Whole Lot Better" below.
Jack White recorded two new songs with the band Smoke Fairies.
Amazon's 25 days of free Christmas songs continues. They also have Diana Krall's Christmas album on sale for $2.99 and a compilation of 99 songs for $5.00, one of many albums they're selling for that price now.
Ornette Coleman tops Amazon's list of "100 Greatest Jazz Albums of All Time".
Richard Buckner plays Mercury Lounge on Saturday.
Black Sheep play Santos Party House on Saturday.
Rihanna got inappropriate with a mannequin last night at Hammerstein Ballroom. Video below...
Amanda Palmer does Tegan & Sara. Video below...
a new Lightspeed Champion video, below...
DOWNLOAD: The Moondogies - Changing (MP3)
photos by Jake Forney
Sub Pop/Hardley Art held their CMJ showcase at Mercury Lounge on Saturday night. Among those on the lineup was the Dum Dum Girls, in what was their second show that day. They since played again last night (10/17) at Bruar Falls and they'll open for the King Khan & BBQ Show this week. At that Monday show, Bill Pearis took a video of their song "Hey Sis" (posted below). After Saturday's, he wrote:
This was the first day of Dum Dum Girls existence as a live band, but clearly they spent a lot of time working out the details, from the look -- bangs, gorgeous Silvertone guitars and bass, extremely short black dresses and stockings -- to the sound, which is somewhere between the Velvet Underground and '60s girl groups. It was an impressive debut, hot and cool at the same time. I kept thinking, "this is what the Velvet Underground might sound like if all the members were Nico."As Bill pointed out, it was their first "day" because they had also performed at Music Hall of Williamsburg that afternoon.
Now technically Dum Dum Girls played before Saturday, at the Woodsist / Captured Festival, and some West Coast dates, each with different line-ups. Which could happen again. But this felt like the first real version.
London garage punks Male Bonding, who played NYC shows all week, held down the absolute last slot of the night, while The Dutchess & the Duke (who also played earlier in the week at the BrooklynVegan loft party) warmed the crowd up for Pissed Jeans (who play "NYU Halloween Hardcore Fest" on October 30th at LPR) ...
[The Dutchess and the Duke's] Lortz and Morrison make a good musical pair, trading off guitar leads and contrasting his grainy bark with her smoother harmonies. That's apparent enough on their two albums, but onstage, their chemistry keeps their music from dissolving into Dylan pastiche. In fact, in their best moments-- particularly "Scorpio", whose downhearted call-and-response seemed especially emotionally alienated-- they made an audacious effort not simply to re-create old sounds, but to mold those influences to suit their own modern ends. [Pitchfork]The Moondoggies were also on the Mercury Lounge bill and had performed in flannel at the BrooklynVegan Bowery Presents show at Pianos earlier that day.
Easily categorized as "Americana," The Moondoggies marry alt-country with 1970's folk, but Quick's twinkling keyboard brings the band immediately into the 21st century. [KEXP]The Mercury lineup also included Unnatural Helpers, Obits and Golden Triangle. Pictures of all the bands plus the above-mentioned Dum Dum Girls video and more, below...
Pissed Jeans at MHOW (more by Chloe Rice)
Including their recent appearance at WFMU Fest, Pissed Jeans have booked three shows in NYC in the month of October. The first is part of the Sub Pop/Hardly Art showcase at Mercury Lounge which will include a stellar lineup of Male Bonding, Obits, Golden Triangle, The Dutchess & The Duke, Moondoggies, Dum Dum Girls, and Unnatural Helpers. $12 to get in and there are no advance tickets.
Compare/contrast that lineup, which covers a wide spectrum of styles, with Pissed Jeans' show on 10/30 at Le Poisson Rouge billed as "NYU Halloween Punk/Hardcore Fest". Pissed Jeans will headline with support coming from Awesome Color, Drunkdriver, My Mind, The Sleepies, and Ex-Wife. Tickets are only $2 if you have an NYU ID and $5 without and, um, costumes are highly encouraged.
Sub Pop CMJ set times, and a live video of Pissed Jeans below...
photos by Chloe Rice
"The Pissed Jeans live experience in a word? Sexy. Undeniably sexy, almost erotic. Singer Matt Korvette does everything that we--ladies, the world--are not meant to find attractive: rubbing his sweaty chest, awkwardly dancing, gyrating his hips, eating his foot, doing high kicks, wearing Cheap Mondays--but it works. These are all things I knew before but seeing it, and his crotch, in your face reaffirms them. His onstage swagger, for that it is what it is because he must know the effect he has, stands in stark contrast to the stunted machismo that happens in the pit during most of their shows. This time, a shirtless young man stage dived only to meet nothing but empty floor as the band continued to thrash and hash out its thoughts on the banal minutiae of everyday life. Guitarist Bradley Fry and bassist Randy Huth pushed the group's brand of undulating, harried, and sludgy hardcore forward while Korvette interjected with humorous tales of ennui ("Half Jesii Part 2") and the nine-to-five world ("Dream Smotherer.") Drummer Sean McGuinness yakked all over the stage. Sorry man, but that's all I can say about you. They stormed through songs from their excellent new album, King of Jeans, and indulged in their own mix of fleshy, visceral raunch. Korvette came onstage, asked the crowd if there were any pregnant women in the audience, and then proclaimed that they might be his, followed by a few swishes of his hips. After that show, there probably were." [FADER]Pissed Jeans headlined the second night of the three-night WFMU Fest at Music Hall of Williamsburg over the weekend. Their next NYC show is later this month when they appear at Mercury Lounge for the official Sub Pop CMJ showcase. More pictures from MHOW below...
by Black Bubblegum
Charles Maggio of Rorschach
June 1993 at ABC No Rio with Assuck & Scrog.
That's the last time that the mighty Rorschach blessed NYC. The band called it quits shortly after, splintering into projects like Gern Blandsten Records, Beautiful Skin, Deadguy, Kiss It Goodbye, and tons more, but those great successes only highlighted an undeniable fact: Rorschach were innovative and before their time.
After deciding to reunite earlier this year in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Remain Sedate LP, Rorschach announced a short east coast tour. The band is currently in the midst of that tour, which impacts Asbury Park in their native New Jersey tonight (9/24) and Santos Party House TOMORROW (9/25, tix here).
We spoke with the mighty Charles Maggio (Vocals, owner Gern Blandsten Records) to get to the bottom of the reunion and what we can expect going forward....
Teenage Jesus & the Jerks @ KF in 2008 (more by Lori Baily)
WFMU will be putting on a three-day Brooklyn festival at the Music Hall of Williamsburg from October 1st-3rd. Its Thursday and Saturday night bills will be headlined by two classic acts, German krautrock-ers Faust and NYC No Wave punks Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, respectively, while Friday night will feature Philly's Pissed Jeans (who have a new record out) in the top spot.
Tickets for all three WFMU days go on sale Thursday, September 3rd at noon. Pissed Jeans is only $12 advanced. The other two are $20 each.
The station writes, "These shows will not be broadcast over the air/net." Full lineup and poster below...