Entries tagged with: Rye Coalition
photo: Bouncing Souls at House of Vans in 2014 (more by Mimi Hong)
The first annual Asbury Park Music In Film Fest is set to take place April 10-12 across a handful of venues in the New Jersey city. The event features screenings of a handful of music films, including Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo's JACO, a documentary focusing on the life of the legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius; DC punk doc Salad Days; A Band Called Death, the story of Detroit proto-punk legends Death; Bouncing Souls doc Do You Remember? 15 Years Of The Bouncing Souls; Memphis music film Take Me To The River; Rye Coalition film Rye Coalition: The Story of the Hard Luck Five; City Gardens doc Riot on the Dance Floor; and more.
There's also a few afterparties, including the "punk band after party" at Asbury Lanes on Friday, April 10 which you can get into with the Friday Punk Pass Ticket Package, that also includes admission to the Salad Days and the Bouncing Souls doc screenings.
There's also Robby Krieger of The Doors at The Stone Pony on 4/10 (tickets); JACO-afterparty "Funk That Bass" superjam hosted by Bernie Worrell featuring Dean Ween, Bernard Fowler, Corey Glover and special guests on April 11; a Rye Coalition afterparty at Asbury Lanes on 4/11 with performances from members of the band; a Q&A with A Band Called Death's directors at BTII Gallery on 4/11 and more.
Full schedule and ticket options HERE. Check out trailers for Take Me To The River, Salad Days, Do You Remember?, and A Band Called Death below...
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
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...
Freshkills on a Rocks Off Boat Cruise (more by Keith Marlowe)
"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.
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.
Head below for a refresher course on Merel, done by way of video/streaming audio.
The Sonics @ Maxwell's, Nov. 2011 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
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.
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.