Entries tagged with: Quicksand
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.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
In the wake of tickets disappearing at the speed of light from their Bowery Ballroom show, Quicksand will reportedly add another NYC date before they split to the West Coast to play FYF. Details on said show are on the way, but I wouldn't be shocked at a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg or another date with Bowery.
Quicksand live at Rev 25 (via)
Quicksand have made good on their promise to play NYC before FYF in Los Angeles! The legendary NYC band WILL reunite to play NYC at Bowery Ballroom on August 24, their first NYC date since the band's dissolution more than thirteen years ago! Tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 1 at noon.
Check out the entire Quicksand performance from Pomona, CA's Glass House in June below, alongside some classic Quicksand videos.
King Khan at The Bell House, Nov. 2011 (more by Keith Marlowe)
The full House of Vans 2012 free show schedule is up. The Greenpoint/Williamsburg space has already housed The Rapture and Tanlines this year, and we knew about the 7/12 show with H20, 7 Seconds and Tournament, but here's the rest of the summer's line-up, brought to you by the folks at FYF and the sneaker people:
July 12: H20, 7 Seconds, TournamentThe parties are free with RSVP (which hasn't been posted yet).
July 26: King Khan & The Shrines, Nicky Da B, The Everymen
Aug 2: Washed Out, Chairlift, Lemonade
Aug 16: Cursive, Titus Andronicus, Love As Laughter, Joyce Maynor
Aug 29: Turbonegro, Baroness, Doomriders, Nightbirds
One thing you notice not on this list is Quicksand which was one of the big rumors of this year's VANS schedule. That either means that Quicksand will play somewhere else, or like the upcoming free Dum Dum Girls/Widowspeak show, it won't be part of this series of "House Parties."
The July 26 show is one of many local dates from NJ's Everymen who are also playing Pianos this Friday, July 6 as part of the CBGB Festival. (Advance tickets are on sale.) After the House of Vans show, the band will go on a short East Coast tour while putting the finishing touches on their new album New Jersey Hardcore which will come out in October on Killing Horse Records. All Everymen dates are below.
The previously discussed dates (10/11 - 10/14) for the Revelation Records 25h Anniversary show have been confirmed publicly by the label who has now released a second flyer. The first was the one with the "X" that we posted about 6/17 (which went up on the Revelation site the next day) and now we have this second flyer which clearly points out the state of Texas. Can we look forward to Chain of Strength with Texas is The Reason? Seems alot more likely than Quicksand.
UPDATE: Looks like Into Another is on board, from the looks of the flyer below (that came from the Revelation Records website).
According to a source close to the festival, the previously rumored Chain of Strength will indeed headline two of the four nights of the Revelation Records East Coast four-day celebration. The band will appear at both the October 12th and 13th shows, though still no word on additional bands slated for the gala. We do know that Quicksand isn't one of them though (at the moment anyway). Ticketing info is still forthcoming.
Chain of Strength split 21 years ago, leaving a lasting impression with their True Till Death 7" and The One Thing That Still Holds True full length, both of which hit via Revelation Records. The LP's catalog number was REV-010, could that (and a straight edge reference) be the significance of the "X" in the flyer?
Check out some video of Chain of Strength in the 90s below, alongside a video of Mouthpiece covering the band's "True Til Death" in Pomona for Revelation Records West Coast Anniversary show....
Walter of Quicksand at Union Pool (more by Redboy)
According to trusted sources, NYC post-hardcore greats Quicksand will return to NYC to play a "free or cheap" show at the end of this summer and will NOT play the discussed Revelation Anniversary shows in NYC as previously speculated and rumored (though those shows are happening with other bands). The yet-to-be-announced NYC date will take place in the days leading up to their already confirmed appearance at FYF in Los Angeles. The band feels the need to make their return in their hometown before making the trek to LA, to ensure that they can "give back" to the city they call home.
It's probably worth noting that FYF, who are hosting Quicksand in LA, are also the presenters of the House of Vans shows in NYC, and that House of Vans still has four TBA lineups to announce (nothing is confirmed at the moment though). (The first House of Vans 2012 show happens this week with the Rapture).
Quicksand, which contains all original members (Walter Schreifels, Tom Capone, Alan Cage and Sergio Vega) has changed their band status from inactive to active after they made their return at Revelation Records' 25th anniversary spectacular on the West Coast. So far no additional plans are known, but reportedly the show went well enough that the band is considering additional dates through the end of 2012, schedule permitting.
More on this story as it develops, but I've already blocked off the month of August as "busy."
Reminder, Sergio of Quicksand is currently serving as bassist for Deftones, who'll tour this summer and play the NYC area twice.
FYF Fest. September 1st and 2nd, 2012WOW.
At the LA State Historic Park, Los Angeles, CA
Tickets are $77 and go on sale Friday June 22nd.
American Nightmare has two shows coming up at Webster Hall.
Full FYF lineup, in alphabetical order, below...
Is this flyer real?
The above flyer recently popped up on Facebook and though there is not any concrete confirmation on the dates, it seems to go along with recent reports of a set of NYC shows to counter-balance the 25th Anniversary spectacular on the West Coast. No word on who may play the event, the significance of the "X" (other than the obvious straight-edge connection), but rumors have names like Quicksand (who reunited for the celebration), Chain of Strength, and some of the other usual suspects from the recent Pomona shows. Fingers crossed.
Check out some recently surfaced video of full sets by Sick of it All, Youth of Today and Quicksand from the California shows below alongside an old Chain of Strength set from the 90s.