Entries tagged with: Quicksand
by Andrew Sacher
photo by Cecilia Alejandra
Earlier today we mentioned that post-hardcore veteran Walter Schreifels (Gorilla Biscuits, Youth of Today, Quicksand, Rival Schools, etc) would be playing the Iron Pier CMJ showcase (BV co-presents) with his new band The Dead Heavens, along with Self Defense Family and Dee Pockets. That's not the only new band Walter has though. He's also fronting Vanshing Life, for which he's joined by two Trail of Dead members, Jamie Miller and Autry Fulbright, and Rise Against's Zach Blair. Their debut 7", "People Running" b/w "Vanishing Life," is due out October 14 via Collect Records, the label Thursday/United Nations' Geoff Rickly runs with Texas is the Reason's Norman Brannon. Walter's produced a variety of sounds over the years, but so far Vanishing Life is sounding pretty in line with his '90s post-hardcore stuff. Hear it for yourself by streaming the a-side of the new single below.
The band are set to make their live debut on October 18 in New York with two in-stores that day: one at 2 PM at Generation Records in NYC and another at 6 PM at Looney Tunes Records in West Babylon. They'll be playing a brief set and doing a signing at each.
Song stream below...
Photos by Greg Cristman
Stop & Frisk / UNICORN CHOICE @ 2013 Rock Lottery
The 2013 edition of the annual Brooklyn Rock Lottery took place on Saturday (12/7) at Knitting Factory where members of various local bands -- including Walter Schreifels, "Delicate" Steve Marion, and Maria Minerva -- were thrown together randomly to form new groups, and then write and perfors new songs all in the course of 12 hours. Proceeds went to the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls, a non-profit music and mentoring program that empowers girls and women through music education.
The bands met at 10 AM and were divvied up as follows:
Stop & Frisk: Maria Minerva, Jeff Curtin (Small Black), Steve Myers (The Afghan Whigs / Mighty Fine), Peter Hess (Balkan Beat Box / Slavic Soul Party / Barbez), Mauro Remiddi (Porcelain Raft)In addition to original songs, the bands threw in some covers as well. Stop & Frisk covered Prince's "Darling Nikki" and Black Purple covered the Beastie Boys "Sabotage." Pictures from the 2014 Rock Lottery are in this post.
Black Purple: Zach Jaeger (Chron Turbine), Awkwafina, Brian Viglione (Dresden Dolls / Violent Femmes), Stephen Brodsky (Cave In / Mutoid Man), Deron Pulley (Les Bonhommes)
UNICORN CHOICE: Andrew Keoghan (Lawrence Arabia / Lips), Christopher Todd (Sannhet), Steve Marion (Delicate Steve), Walter Schreifels (Quicksand / Rival Schools)
U.W.I: James Canty (The Make-Up / Ted Leo / Nation of Ulysses), Angus Tarnawsky (Apache Beat / Devin / Ef Es VII/2), John Stanesco (Friend Roulette), Corey Zaloom (Riverwild), Oliver Ackerman (A Place To Bury Strangers)
HXMXN PXXPLX: (L to R): William Kuehn (Rainer Maria / Shining Mirrors / The Prosaics), Alyson Greenfield, Christian Owens (Bad Girlfriend), Stuart Bogie (Superhuman Happiness / Antibalas / Fela! The Musical), Hanoi Jane (Onieda)
by Wyatt Marshall
"Hardcore Lørd" at Brooklyn Rock Lottery 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
The fourth annual Brooklyn Rock Lottery, which happens on 12/7 at Knitting Factory and randomly puts various members of different bands into new bands for just that day, has expanded upon the previously announced list of participants. Lineup additions include members of Quicksand, Afghan Whigs, DIIV, A Place to Bury Strangers, Dresden Dolls, Antibalas, Sannhet and more. There's still five more artists TBA and one "Very Special Guest," who, like everyone else, will be suject to the following:
The premise is simple, but effective. Twenty-five hand picked musicians meet at 10:00AM at the evenings performance venue. These volunteers are organized into five groups through a lottery-based chance selection. The five separate groups are then released to practice at different locations. The musicians have twelve hours to create a band name and three to five songs (with a one cover-song limit). The groups will then perform what they have created that evening in front of a waiting audience.Previously announced participants include members of The Make-Up/Nation of Ulysses, Cave In, Oneida, Rainer Maria, and more. Full lineup, as it currently stands, below.
Tickets for the Rock Lottery are on sale now, and all proceeds go to the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls, a non-profit music and mentoring program that empowers girls and women through music education. There will also be a raffle at the Rock Lottery giving away some not-too-shabby swag including first class tickets from Delta and badges to next year's Northside Festival. Check out pics & a recap from last year's Rock Lottery. A video of last year's (via Animal) below.
As discussed, Sannhet, whose drummer Christopher Todd is participating in this year's Rock Lottery, just put out a new EP titled Lions Eye. If you haven't heard it yet, you can stream it below.
A Place to Bury Strangers's Oliver Ackerman is also participating, and as discussed, his band is scheduled to play Brooklyn Night Bazaar on Friday, November 29 with Dawn of Midi, Pontiak and Woodsman, so check that out if you want to get your grub on and catch a free show or if you need an activity to get you out of your Thanksgiving food coma.
Check out the list of participants, video from last year's Rock Lottery, and Sannhet EP stream, below...
photos by Tim Griffin
Slayer/Glass Candy/Polyphonic Spree/Slayer surfer @ FFF Fest 2013
Closing Fun Fun Fun Fest, Slayer treated Austin to greatest hits and then some: "Raining Blood," "South of Heaven," "Dead Skin Mask," "Seasons in the Abyss," etc. They also dug out the aforementioned "Die by the Sword," a high point off their 1983 debut LP, Show No Mercy.The eighth Fun Fun Fun Fest happened last weekend (11/8 - 11/10) at Austin's Auditorium Shores, hosting three days of music and fun (fun fun), with such acts as MIA, Deerhunter, Slayer, Television, Thee Oh Sees, Kurt Vile, Cut Copy. Johnny Marr, The Walkmen, Jurassic 5, Killer Mike and loads more. Many of them played again as part of the FFF Nites shows, including shows presented by BrooklynVegan and Invisible Oranges.
After fooling no one with a false ending of "South of Heaven," the third backdrop of the night unfurled at the back of the stage: a parody of the Heineken logo reading "Hanneman" and bearing his life dates. The top read "Angel of Death." Reign in Blood's terrifying opening track - and closing number on Auditorium Shores - now serves as an epitaph for Slayer's fallen co-founder. - [Austin Chronicle]
We were there in the thick of it and, as mentioned above, you can check out pics from Day 1 HERE and HERE, pics from Day 2 pics HERE and HERE; and pics from Day 3 are HERE and HERE. See you again in 2014 Austin.
Walter w/ Quicksand at Bowery Ballroom in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Walter Schreifels is man of many bands (Quicksand, Gorilla Biscuits, and Rival Schools, to name a few), and this December he'll be taking the solo route for a holiday acoustic tour with Saves the Day and Jon Simmons of Balance & Composure. That tour hits NYC on December 19 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Wednesday (10/30) at noon, and there are presale tickets on sale now for all dates.
All dates are listed, along with the tour flyer and a live video, below...
photos by Cory Dewald
The Replacements / Pixies
For a band that thrived on an anything-goes approach to performing, the Riot Fest show ran with relative precision, with barely a pause between songs. Despite tossing the clock, [Paul] Westerberg and the boys finished precisely at 10:30 p.m. Everything on the set list was at least 23 years old. But the 25-song, 75-minute performance brimmed with energy and heart. Nostalgia it was, but there was nothing formulaic or phoned-in about it.Chicago's Riot Fest (the second of three Riot Fests happening this year) wrapped up this past Sunday (9/15) with sets from The Replacements, Pixies, Rocket From the Crypt, Bob Mould, Mission of Burma, Quicksand, Touche Amore, Peelander-Z, Brand New, Best Coast and more. One set of pictures from that day is in this post, and a second set with more bands
Looking like thrift-shop dandies with their splashy mismatched clothes and spiky hair, Westerberg and Stinson cracked jokes, blew a few lyrics, and laughed like they were just banging out tunes in their garage. They stayed loose but kept the pace brisk, with plenty of help from Freese's dynamic drumming and the bow-tied Minehan's concise lead guitar.
Westerberg's voice sounded appropriately rough and gritty on the opening "Takin' a Ride," the first song on the first Replacements album, "Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take out the Trash" (1981), and the sneering "Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out." But he also found the tenderness in a song ("Androgynous") that rhymes "kewpie dolls" with "urine stalls." [Chicago Tribune]
Earlier this afternoon, Quicksand posted and removed the above photo which clearly shows some sort of studio activity. Is Quicksand recording a new LP? 7-inch? Anything? Maybe it was something the band laid down while at Rubber Tracks?
In the meantime, Quicksand is confirmed for Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013, joining names like the reunion of The Locust, Slayer (or what's left of them), Judge, Television, M.I.A. and more. Tickets are on sale.
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 (more by Keith Marlowe)
As discussed, Fun Fun Fun Fest is returning to Austin's Auditorium Shores from November 8-10, and now the full lineup was finally announced. It includes Television, Slayer (again!), Quicksand, Descendents, The Dismemberment Plan, Body Count, Jurassic 5, MIA, MGMT, Death Grips, Kurt Vile, Cloud Nothings, Snoop Dogg/Lion, The Locust, Subhumans (performing Cradle to the Grave), The Men, Title Fight, White Lung, Retox, Chromatics, XXYYXX, Mykki Blanco, Cut Copy, Washed Out, Merchandise, Lemuria, and many more.
Tickets for the festival go on sale today (7/10) at 10 AM CST.
Full lineup and flyer below...
Quicksand @ Webster Hall recently (more by Rebecca Reed)
We get a lot of great free shows here in NYC (like The Walkmen and Solange as part of Northside this weekend) but we have to admit this week of free all-ages shows Converse has lined up at San Francisco club Slim's later this month is pretty crazy (though they may be pretty hard to get into). We'd happily spend the whole week there if we could. The line-ups are:
Converse Represent series in San FranciscoThe only way to go is to fill out the entry form before June 18 and "winning ticket holders will be notified via email soon after with instructions on how and when to retrieve their tickets." All events, "which lead up to the grand opening of the Converse San Francisco retail store on June 28", will take place at Slim's in San Francisco.
Jun 23 - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, DIIV, Metz, Tamaryn, The She's
JUN 24 -Deltron 3030, Juicy J, Blackalicious, Angel Haze, Special Guest
JUN 25 - Hot Chip, Tycho, Blackbird Blackbird, Social Studies
JUN 26 - Quicksand, Mastodon, High On Fire, Saviours, Hot Lunch
JUN 27 - Suicidal Tendencies, Rocket From The Crypt, Ceremony, Special Guests
photos by Rebecca Reed; words by Fred Pessaro // BBG
What's next for reunited post-hardcore heroes Quicksand? After finishing their second of two NYC dates at Webster Hall last night (1/31, the first was 1/30), which was the final date of a larger reunion tour, it's hard to know what this crew will do. I do know this, Walter & co still put on one hell of a live show on on Wednesday, plowing through favorite after favorite like a well-oiled machine at Webster Hall. Cymbals Eat Guitars had the unenviable task of direct support but held their own in clearly hostile territory.
If you missed Cymbals Eat Guitars at either date at Webster, you're in luck. Look for the band to hit Shea Stadium on March 2 with Grooms, Pretty & Nice and Maquina Supervium. Tickets are on sale. If you happen to be allergic to Bushwick, live vicariously through the pictures/setlists from Wednesday's Webster Hall show below.
Quicksand at Bowery Ballroom in August (more by Fred Pessaro)
As mentioned, Quicksand are going on a full reunion tour this month which culminates in the band's hometown of NYC on January 30 and 31 at Webster Hall. Quicksand have tapped some pretty great bands to support them on the tour. Single Mothers will open the first leg, followed Title FIght joining Quicksand for a number of dates, and Cymbals Eat Guitars will open the last four dates, including both NYC shows. The first NYC show is long sold out but tickets for the second night are still available.
An updated list of dates with openers below...
Deftones at MSG, Sept 2010 (more by Matthew Eisman)
Deftones have announced a round of dates for the new year that fall directly after bassist Sergio returns from a stint with Quicksand. The shows include a trio of NYC-area dates as part of their campaign to spread the gospel of Koi No Yokan, the band's new LP. Look for Deftones to play March 9 at Terminal 5 a make-up show for their previously cancelled date due to Sandy. The T5 date falls in between two newly-announced shows: The Paramount on March 6 and Wellmont Theare in Monclair, NJ on March 10. Tickets for Terminal 5 are on sale now (and previously-purchased tickets will be honored), while tickets for Wellmont and The Paramount go on sale on Friday (12/21) at noon.
Deftones's new LP Koi No Yokan is out now. Stream that in full below alongside a list of all tour dates.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Its been quite a ride for me personally and as a photographer in 2012. I've had the distinct honor to cover some of my favorite bands in the world this year, including legends and favorites that vary as widely as Morrissey (HERE), New Order (HERE), Autopsy (HERE and HERE), Godflesh (HERE), Dead Can Dance (HERE), Swans (HERE), Jesus & Mary Chain (HERE), Chain of Strength (HERE) and many many more.
But I'm also very interested in the new, and 2012 afforded me the ability to shoot great younger bands like Terrible Feelings (HERE), Whitehorse (HERE), White Lung (HERE), Milk Music (HERE), Nude Beach (HERE) and loads more. Its been a great year, and though I still have some shooting left in the tank for 2012, here are my favorites as of right now along with brief blurbs on why . We'll start with the above photo....
Quicksand at Bowery Ballroom in August (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
As mentioned, Quicksand are going on a full reunion tour in January which culminate in NYC on January 30 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show went on sale today and sold right out, but the band have added a second show happening at the same venue a day later (1/31). Tickets for the new show go on sale today (11/30) at 3 PM.
In related news, the previously discussed Walter Schreifels show is tonight (11/30) at Matchless in Brooklyn with Dave Hill, Census, Belgrade, and DJs Nick Cain and Mike Spinella.
Updated dates are listed below.
Quicksand at Bowery Ballroom, Aug 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
As hypothesized, those just-announced Quicksand shows are, in fact, part of an actual tour. The reunited band will hit the road for a string of dates in the new year, with more details emerging by the hour. The dates come to a close in NYC at Webster Hall on 1/30, and include shows with Title Fight, who play a sold-out Bowery Ballroom on Thursday (11/29) as part of a larger tour.
UPDATE: a tour has been announced and pre-sale tickets are on sale now. Check out all tour dates along with live video from their MHoW show in August below.
Quicksand at MHoW, August 2012 (more by Rebecca Reed)
Quicksand's recent reunion shows in NYC and LA (at Bowery & MHoW, and FYFest respectively), left the crowds itching for more. Now comes word that the post-hardcore heroes have added another pair of Northeastern dates in January, including Paradise Rock Club in Boston on January 7 and Webster Hall in NYC on January 30. Tickets for the latter go on sale on Friday (11/30) at noon. So far, no word of any additional dates... could that be the start and ending of a tour?
UPDATE: A Philadelphia show on Jan 28 at Union Transfer has emerged.
Walter Schreifels at Bowery Ballroom in 2009 (more by Nicole Kibert)
Walter Schreifels has been reunited with a number of his old bands in the past couple years, like Gorilla Biscuits, Rival Schools, and Quicksand, but he's still found time to squeeze in solo shows too. He just played one at Saint Vitus (11/10) for a Hurricane Sandy Relief benefit with Neon Indian (DJ), Buke and Gase, Bloodyminded, and Believer/Law. At the show, he performed the Quicksand track, "Delusional," which you can watch a video of below.
As mentioned, his next solo show happens in NYC on November 30 at Matchless. Show flyer is below.
If you're in the Chicago area, you can catch Walter playing as a member of Gorilla Biscuits at the Revelation Records 25th anniversary in January with Youth of Today, Shelter, Texas is the Reason, Into Another, and more. Revelation 25 NYC went down this past October.
Show flyer, live video, and two recent song streams, are below.
Sergio of Deftones, on stage with Quicksand, 2012 (more by Rebecca Reed)
With Quicksand (who just played Bowery and MHoW) gearing up to play their last show in the forseeable future at FYF in LA, Deftones are gearing up for what looks to be a string of US dates this fall. In addition to dates in Cali and Colorado, an NYC show at Terminal 5 on 10/30 with Scars on Broadway has also emerged. Tickets go on AMEX presale on September 5 at noon, with regular sale hitting Friday, September 7 at noon. Tour dates are below.
In related news, Deftones members have intermingled with members of Isis to form Palms. Now comes word that Isis will release Temporal, a rarities compilation featuring audio and video and packaged in a 2CD/DVD box. Full details on that are below, look for it on November 6.
Speaking of rarites comps, Kylesa have also produced one of their own titled From The Vault, Vol.1. Look for that in November via Season of Mist. Tracklisting for that is below.
Kylesa and Isis LP details and all Deftones dates are listed below.
photos by Rebecca Reed
Quicksand at MHOW 8/25/2012
Quicksand completed their pair of NYC dates with a Saturday night show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (8/25), joined by Bowery Ballroom opener Italian Horn and special surprise guest Reggie Watts. The show, which sold-out almost instantaneously, reportedly saw the band much more relaxed as they tore through the identical set from the Bowery show (pictures/review) with an addition of the instrumental track "Baphomet" from their classic Slip. Setlist is below.
In a conversation with Walter Schreifels following the Music Hall show, he indicated that Quicksand were open to future dates depending on scheduling. But more importantly, he and the band enjoyed themselves and that the currently scheduled dates are far from the end of the road. Fingers crossed.
Until more dates surface, your last shot to catch Quicksand goes down at FYF in Los Angeles this weekend.
Pictures and video from MHoW are below.
Atlanta, Georgia in March of 1995. Quicksand played an amazing set that drove me so batshit-crazy that my keys were lost in the mosh pit. I previously had no intention of sticking around to see the headliners Offspring that night, but now I was forced to wait until the crowd cleared to find the car keys. After the closing notes of "Come Out and Play", I scoured the floor for the key ring, kicking away cups and single shoes to no avail. It was then that a guy approached me
"What did you lose?"
I looked up to see that it was Quicksand bassist Sergio Vega. I told him about the keys and we both looked through the filthy floor, talking about the new record Manic Compression until finally I gave up. Though I never found those keys, between the show and a moment with a member of one of my then-favorite bands, I gained something far more precious: a memory I'd never forget.
This was my favorite memory of Quicksand, a hard one to beat. But somehow the reunited post-hardcore heroes topped that at Bowery Ballroom last night (8/24). Looking greyer and balder, Walter Schreifels and co. were every bit as good as that night close to 20 years ago. Sure, Walter's pogo isn't quite as frequent and spastic stage moves have been replaced by creaking bones, but everything else was still balls-on accurate: start-stops, left turns and dynamics were all handled with precision. Not to mention the fact that their setlist was basically my personal wish list of favorites.
Great performance aside, the crowd responded to the post-hardcore heroes with an unexpected fervor for a crowd that skewed towards more Burn shirts than Expire. Old farts flexed their aching stage-dive muscles. Moshing from the greying set was bountiful. Bowery Ballroom was a singalong, and there was a moment when I realized that I had sung every word to a song that I hadn't heard in more than a decade. Fun night, and I am sure tonight will be similarly amazing.
Italian Horn's Guided by Voices style pop opened the evening, and will do so again tonight at Music Hall of Williamsburg (8/25). Pictures from the melee that was Bowery Ballroom are below, along with a picture of the setlist.
Quicksand last night on 'Jimmy Fallon'
Quicksand has two sold-out shows scheduled for this week, Friday (8/24) at Bowery Ballroom and Saturday (8/25) at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Both feature support from Italian Horn. The band scoots out to LA to play FYF the following weekend.
If you missed it, FYF recently made some lineup changes to reflect the loss of Baroness and Wild Flag, adding Glass Candy, King Tuff, The Faint (who are hitting the road in the late Fall and reissuing material) The Orwells).
Video is below.
Baroness at Terminal 5 in May (more by Joe McCabe)
Earlier this week, we posted an update from Baroness showing that things were looking upwards for the band. Unfortunately though, with two members having broken vertebrae and frontman John Baizely having a broken arm and leg, it doesn't come as much of a surprise that Baroness have in fact cancelled some of their upcoming North American tour dates, including their NYC show at House of Vans and LA's FYF Fest. They will not be replaced on the House of Vans lineup, which happens on August 29 and now just includes Turbonegro, Doomriders, and Nightbirds. This is a bummer but it makes sense that the band takes the time they need to recover, and we wish them a speedy and successful recovery!
Meanwhile, FYF Fest, which Wild Flag also dropped off of, recently expanded its lineup. It now features The Faint (who just announced they'll be reissuing Danse Macabre and touring the album), Glass Candy, King Tuff, and newcomers The Orwells. Tickets for FYF Fest are still available. The updated lineup and flier are below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Project X was a short-lived hardcore punk/youth crew band from New York City, and also the name of their only release, being a five-track EP. The band consisted of members of other prominent NYC hardcore bands Gorilla Biscuits, Youth of Today, Side by Side and Judge.
Project X contains Alex Brown, Porcell, Walter Schreifels and Sammy Siegler, and the band is confirmed to join on for the Revelation 25 Festival scheduled for October 11 - 14 at Irving Plaza. So far no word on which day their show will be, but in the meantime you can get your tickets for all nights HERE.
Sammy's other band CIV will play NYC soon with Sick of it All.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Walter of Quicksand at Bowery Ballroom (more by Nicole Kibert)
Just a gentle nudge, for all of you Slip worshippers. Tickets for Quicksand's second NYC show (August 25 at Music Hall of Williamsburg) go on sale at noon TODAY (8/10) at noon. The show is the day after the band takes to the stage at Bowery Ballroom (8/24) and a week before they jet to the West Coast to take on FYF. Ladies and gentlemen, get your browsers ready.
If you don't snag a ticket (the band has implemented a will-call-only policy to help ward off the ne'er-do-wells) or even if you do, luckily you can catch Quicksand BEFORE that when the band plays Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on August 22nd.
Quicksand at Rev 25 (via)
We warned you, and now it's official. Quicksand have added ANOTHER NYC show in addition to the now-sold-out Bowery Ballroom date, this time at Music Hall of Williamsburg on August 25 (the day after the Bowery show). Tickets go on sale Friday (8/10) at noon. The show is will call only, and no tickets will be offered at the box office.
Quicksand will also play one other show after the NYC dates, at FYF in Los Angeles.