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photos by Greg Cristman

"The f***in' SONICS! Tacoma's gift to rock n' roll, live at Brooklyn's own Bell House. They did not disappoint." - Tony Sachs

"What can I hear? None of the things. The Sonics rocked the Bell House tonight." - Ian Smile

"Holy hell! I just saw the god damn Sonics tear the roof off the Bell House! #Boom @ The Bell House " - Kevin Bannon

The Sonics @ the Bell House
The Sonics

Tacoma, WA garage rock legends The Sonics were last in NYC to play Norton Records' 25th Anniversary in 2011, and they returned over the weekend for a Norton Records benefit to help the label's continuing recovery from Hurricane Sandy damages. The show took place on Saturday (4/13) at The Bell House with long-running New Jersey rock n' roll true believers, Rye Coalition. The Sonics ripped through a number of their classics like "Psycho," "Strychnine," "The Witch," their cover of "Louie Louie," and more.

Check out more pictures and the setlist from the show below...

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Freshkills on a Rocks Off Boat Cruise (more by Keith Marlowe)
Freshkills

"See you in hell, world." - Freshkills

And with that statement, post-punk favorites and BV-SXSW veterans Freshkills are throwing in the towel. No acrimony or malice though, so help send the Brooklyn band into the sunset with one final party on Friday (3/1) at Union Pool. Violent Bullshit and Chron Turbine will play support and $8 gets you in at the door.

Chron Turbine also features members of Rye Coalition, who will play with The Sonics at the upcoming Norton Records benefit on April 13 at Bell House (tickets). Members of Rye Coaltion will also play as part of the upcoming Merel reunion at Grand Victory on April 5 which ALSO features Freshkills vocalist Zachary Lipez behind the wheels (tickets). Oh what a tangled web...

RIP Freshkills. Check out some tracks from the band below to salute them one last time.

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Merel

Add Merel to the growing list of hardcore bands that have risen from the grave...

Featuring a rhythm section who went on to help form New Jersey's brilliant Rye Coalition, Merel played chaotic, abrasive, and quite loud experimental hardcore that separated itself from the norm with its unlikely musical creativity. Fierce vocals lead the way, and they are actually relatively understandable while still being quite aggressively screamed. The band toys with both straight-ahead hardcore and a much more explosive style comparable to a completely untamed Rye Coalition.-[Last.FM]
New Jersey's Merel wil return for their first show in 20 years at Grand Victory on April 5. Life Eaters (ex-Rye Coalition) and Entartete (ex Orphan) will join on as support and DJ Zachary Lipez will be on the wheels. Tickets are on sale.

As mentioned, Rye Colation will support The Sonics at Bell House on April 13, a Norton Records benefit show (tickets).

Head below for a refresher course on Merel, done by way of video/streaming audio.

Continue reading "'90s hardcore/emo band Merel reuniting, playing NYC show at Grand Victory"

The Sonics @ Maxwell's, Nov. 2011 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Sonics

The folks at Dig Deeper do an amazing job of shedding light on lost musical treasures from the '60s and '70s. They're presenting a couple cool ones coming up this spring. The first of which is a tribute to Marva Whitney (who played Dig Deeper not that long ago and died in December) featuring Renaldo Domino w/ the Brooklyn Rhythm Band which will happen at Littlefield on March 23. Tickets are $15 and will be on sale soon.

The second show falls outside of Dig Deeper's usually soul milleiu, but fits in with their crate-digging spirit. Seattle garage rock legends The Sonics will play The Bell House on April 13 with Rye Coallition (whose members have a new project, Cold Fur). The show is a benefit for Norton Records who are still struggling to regain their footing after their Red Hook offices and warehouse were flooded during Hurricane Sandy. You may remember that The Sonics last played NYC at the Norton Records 25th Anniversary in 2011. Tickets ($25) will be on sale soon.

Flyers for both shows are below.

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Cold Fur

Members of The Want and Rye Coalition have joined forces to become Cold Fur. The NJ quartet's clean-tone guitar takes front-and-center, mixing angular math-rock, post-hardcore and spazzy punk on the band's new LP Altamont Every Night. Look for this Albini-produced effort to hit digitally on March 5 via Cold Fur Records and later this spring in hard formats. A few songs from the LP have already hit the internet, but we've got the premiere of "Pigs On Holiday" which which you can stream below.

Continue reading "Cold Fur announce new LP (stream a new track)"