Entries tagged with: Raw Meat
by Fred Pessaro / BBG
The Boston Strangler at LPR, 2012 (more by Keith Marlowe)
Not Dead Yet is a Toronto-based festival that features some of the best current punk/hardcore bands in existence right now. The six-day festival will feature photography, matinees, night and day shows across various venues in the Canadian city and will features the likes of Grass Widow, Leather (who recently played Acheron), The Inmates (who last played NYC with Systematic Death), Hoax, Crazy Spirit, Pick Your Side, The Men (who recently played Pitchfork), Give, Burning Love (who recently played Acheron), Creem, Omegas, Waste Management, Vile Gash, Magrudergrind, Iron Lung, Walls (who recently played Acheron), Vaccine, Raw Meat, Rival Mob, Boston Strangler (who played LPR with Tragedy), Urban Blight, Death Evocation (who recently played Acheron), Hounds of Hate and so many more. Full festival details are below. Tickets for Not Dead Yet go on sale Saturday, September 1.
As I just mentioned them, Hoax are scheduled to play the first night of Power of The Riff East, joining Pentagram (playing Relentless in full!), Agnostic Front (playing Victim in Pain/United Blood in full!), Xibalba and many esteemed others. Tickets are still available for 9/1 and 9/2 separately (with a free screened poster) or for a two-day passes with a Southern Lord vinyl pack.
Full NDY fest details are below.
Leather at Acheron - 6/9/12
I spent my Saturday night (6/9) split across two venues, spending the early part of the evening at Saint Vitus catching Ramming Speed, Full of Hell and Skullshitter and the tail end of the evening watching Leather with Shoxx at Acheron. After the predominantly doom-oriented evening the night before, lightning-fast speed was a welcome change.
Skullshitter opened Saint Vitus that night as part of a five-band bill that also included Phobia and Strong Intention. The band, which features a member of Mutant Supremacy/Trenchgrinder, play death-metal tinged grind which was plagued by technical diffuculties throughout the set. Falling drumkits caused many an audience member to run on stage to make sure the set was secure, with the drummer's sibling eventually settling on stage to make sure it didnt move. Despite the equipment issues, Skullshitter were great. Catch them Tuesday (6/12) at Acheron with Whitehorse.
Full of Hell followed Skullshitter, playing a hardcore/grind set peppered with noise while the crowd warmed up and started a circle pit. Vocalist Dylan is an instigator, driving the kids nuts by performing on the floor and pushing his way through the crowd. I've enjoyed these guys for a while and though Full of Hell is young, they have a bright future ahead.
Boston's Ramming Speed followed, and these boys know how to play a live show. Though primarily a thrash band, Ramming Speed knows that the genre's roots are in punk rock and their live show reflects that. Super-high energy set that, even if I didn't already like them, would be endlessly entertaining to watch.
After a few songs from Ramming Speed, I hightailed it over to Acheron knowing that I had missed sets from Raw Meat and Dipers as part of that evening's punk bonanza. Shoxx had already taken the stage by the time I had arrived, ripping out noise-punk inflected hardcore riffs while the crowd raised their fists. With ex-members of Nomos, Pollution & Battletorn amongst them, there was no way that Shoxx could be anything less than interesting and they definitely didnt disappoint. Great band.
Philadelphia's Leather, who recently released a new 7" and is working on a new LP closed out both the Acheron and my evening with a punk rock set that dipped into their current three seven inches (one of which is the pressing of their demo). The crowd moved for the duration of their set and much like Full of Hell, their vocalist performed the entire set from the floor.
More pictures from Saint Vitus and Acheron are below, alongside video of the entire Saint Vitus show with Phobia and Strong Intention included.
Pallbearer at Rites of Darkness (more by BBG)
Pallbearer and Ringworm are doing all kinds of killing down here in Texas, and I was out super late last night and do it again for 14 hours straight at Scoot Inn today, so I'll keep it short and sweet this time. My suggested shows for the week are below, but first....
One of Texas's most furious young hardcore/crossover bands, Power Trip, are preparing to release their self-titled EP. Download the release for free via Mediafire and get your copy via Lockin' Out Records.
Check out a great interview with Dale Crover of Melvins over at Metalsucks. The band has a new EP and a new video.
The weekly list of suggested NYC shows is below... what did I miss?