Entries tagged with: Sad Boys
by Ian Chainey
No man is an island. A punk fest? Yeah, we'll allow it.
The colossal Punk Island show spanning various stages in Staten Island on June 21 still requires your support. Last Thursday, the free, all-ages fest presented by MMNY and a Bunch of Punx hit its Kickstarter goal of $9,000. However, this only covers the "bare essentials," per the organizers. Thus, additional support has been requested, along with the news that benefit shows will also be scheduled to help lighten the financial load.
As it currently stands, Punk Island will feature a bill of nearly 100 bands and will encompass seven stages. Beginning in April, Punk Island's Facebook page has announced sets of 14 bands every Monday. Both the stages and currently confirmed bands are listed below. Needless to say, there's a ton more to come.
In other NYC punk news, Sad Boys have scheduled one last Brooklyn date before leaving to tour Japan. The Ground Zero compilation contributors will be joined by Survival, Creeping Dose, and Closet Case at Lulu's on May 8. Tickets are $7 at the door. The show description also mentions, ". . .a fucking balls to the wall 90s ass dance party," following the event in case you weren't sold already.
Find below the announced-so-far roster for Punk Island, a list of stages, and a particularly infectious Sad Boys set recorded for KBOO in 2013.
Tickets for the Kanye West shows at Prudential Center, Mohegan Sun, Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall, and Nassau Coliseum go on AmEx/VIP package presale today at 10 AM. (The Atlantic City show actually says AmEx presale starts Friday at 10 AM, but that's also the general on-sale start time.)
4AD-signed art pop artist Lo-Fang has been added as an opener to the three sold-out Lorde shows at Roseland Ballroom, and he'll also play his own NYC show on January 22 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
oOoOO is playing Glasslands on February 20. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Nomad, who were just announced for New York's Alright 2014, are also playing local shows on 2/21 at Acheron with Sad Boys, EEL, Mueco and Scab Eaters; and 3/8 at Acheron with System Fucker and Aspects of War. Tickets for both of those shows are on sale now.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
by Wyatt Marshall
Black Tusk at the Studio at Webster Hall, in May (more by Keith Marlowe)
East Williamsburg's metal and hardcore venue of record, the Acheron, is heading down to Mexico to host a two day festival, the first annual Acheron D-Fest on February 14 and 15 at Club Bombay in Mexico City. The festival will feature thrashers Toxic Holocaust and Black Tusk at the top of the nearly twenty band bill that includes psych punks Lecherous Gaze and death/grind specialists Skullshitter. If you're more into metal than love, this could be a good way to skip out on Valentine's Day. Head over to D-Fest's Facebook page for more details. Full lineup below.
Toxic Holocaust kick off their previously discussed tour with Ramming Speed in NJ on Saturday (11/16). That tour hits NYC at Saint Vitus on November 29 with In Defence. Tickets for that show are still available.
Toxic Holocaust's new album, Chemistry of Consciousness, is out now, and you can stream it, along with the video for "Acid Fuzz" below. They're also contributing the new track "Life Is a Lie" to Decibel's flexi-disc series, and you can stream that track here.
Also playing D-Fest is Trenchgrinder, who are playing with Eyehategod and Syphilitic Lust at the actual Acheron Saturday night (11/16). The show was recently officially announced after being a "secret," and tickets are still available, but they may not be for much longer considering Eyehategod sold out Saint Vitus last night (11/14).
Check out the full D-Fest lineup, along with all Toxic Holocaust dates, video and LP stream, below...
photos by Greg Cristman
Wolf Eyes @ Saint Vitus, 7/6/2013
Antagonistic noise gang Wolf Eyes headlined a sold-out show at Saint Vitus on Saturday (7/6), joined by Hubble (Ben Greenberg, also of The Men), Foreplay (mem Warthog) and Soren (mem Rosenkopf) for a night of experimentalism and noise. Pictures from the show are in this post.
If you missed Saint Vitus, you can still get your Wolf Eyes fix by heading to Nothing Changes on Wednesday (July 10) when Nate Young (Wolf Eyes) hits Home Sweet Home for a late night appearance. The party will also host upcoming appearances from Bestial Mouths / Bootblacks on July 17th, La Urss / Sad Boys on July 24th and last but certainly not least, Lost Tribe / Anasazi on July 31st.
More pictures from a packed out (and superbly air-conditioned!) Saint Vitus on Saturday are below.
photos by Tod Seelie; words by Fred Pessaro // BBG
On the verge of a string of dates with Goatwhore, NYC punk crew The Casualties played a rare small show at punk rock venue The Acheron on Friday (2/15), joined by support from Nomad (who replaced Perdition), Agitator and Sad Boys. The enthusiastic crowd included raging punks, PA hangers-on, sing-alongs, and much that you would expect from a riotous punk rock crowd. More pics from The Acheron, though unfortunately none of Sad Boys, are below.
The Casualties at Ottobar, Feb 2012 (more by Chris Boarts-Larson)
The Casualties will liven up Acheron on Feb 15 when the band joins Perdition, Agitator and Sad Boys for a show at the space. Look for utter insanity. Tickets are on sale. The band is also scheduled to do select dates with Goatwhore, though not scheduled to play Saint Vitus when the band hits with 3 Inches of Blood on April 29 (tix). Casualties dates are below.
Speaking of Perdition & Sad Boys, don't forge... they play tonight with Who Killed Spikey Jacket?, Goosebumps and Murderer.
All Casualties dates, plus Casualties and Perdition video, are below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
DC's Damaged City Fest has been announced for middle April, with some overlap of bands scheduled for NYC's punk fiesta New York's Alright. Look for names like Culo, Coke Bust, Double Negative, Dropdead, No Tolerance (who's members play with Rival Mob soon), Negative Approach, Night Birds, Prisoner Abuse, Tenement and many many more. Full lineup for the festival, scheduled to take place at long-time DIY space St. Stephen's Church on April 12 and 13, is below. Tickets are on sale.
Speaking of Wisconsin band Tenement, look for them to hit Grand Victory on April 11 with touring partners Night Birds, Marvin Berry & The New Sound and Dipers. Tickets are on sale. Stream a few Tenement songs, including their split with Culo, below.
In other news, Night Birds are prepping a new split for Fat Wreck Chords. Look for the four-song EP Maimed for the Masses via the label on May 7, with the title track providing a primer for the band's forthcoming LP Born To Die In Suburbia due on Grave Mistake this summer.
In more punk news, for a taste of what' you're in for at New York's Alright 2013, head to 285 Kent tonight (2/1) where Who Killed Spikey Jacket? will team with Sad Boys, Perdition, Goosebumps and Murderer. Four of the five bands scheduled for tonight will perform at the festival which happens in April.
Check out the DCFest lineup, as well as song streams, below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Homewrecker at A389 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Ohio hardcore crew Homewrecker are currently out on a short string of winter dates, but will head down to NYC to play a show at Death By Audio on Jan 30. Look for the band to be joined by Death First and Trenchgrinder. In related news, Trenchgrinder and Mutant Supremacy share a drummer, and you can catch them at Acheron on Saturday (1/26) with Organ Donor and Flaming Tusk. Other Homewrecker dates are below.
Punk crew Who Killed Spikey Jacket? will headline a Sad Boys record release show, alongside appearances from Perdition, Goosebumps and Murderer at 285 Kent on Friday, February 1.
And last but certainly not least, Rhode Island doomers Pilgrim will team with Occultation, Insect Ark and Balam for a show at Bowery Electric on February 6.
All EVILLIVE-approved shows for the next two weeks, plus video from the A389 anniversary, are below.
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The Damned at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Chaos in Tejas has announced yet another round of bands, including The Damned, Gehenna (who play next weekend in NYC with Catharsis), Tragedy, Rotten Sound, Rival Mob, New Zealand's The Bats, Andy Stott, Power Trip, Hoax (who play NYC this weekend), Iceage (who have a new song/tour coming), Anhedonist, Akitsa, Parquet Courts and many more. Full list of names are below, which join the previously announced names like Bolt Thrower, Infest, Abigail, Integrity, Iron Lung (who play DBA soon), Final Conflict, Manilla Road, Merchandise, Milk Music, Total Control, and many many more.
The announcement comes on the same day that passes for the Austin festival, which happens May 30 - June 2, go on sale. Passes are on sale.
Dawn of Humans at 285 Kent, December 2012 (more by Lukas Hodge)
After teasing us with a promise of an "international punk and hardcore" fest in NYC, organizers have announced New York's Alright 2013. The festival will happen April 18 - 21 in NYC and will feature everything from local favorites like Perdition, Goosebumps, Crazy Spirit, Dawn of Humans, Hank Wood & The Hammerheads, to names like Double Negative, Culo, Who Killed Spikey Jacket?, Stagnation, The Rival Mob, Hoax, and many many more. Full lineup announcement is below, individual show lineups and venues are still TBA.
Both Hoax and Warthog, who are on board for the NYC fest, play with Inmates at Acheron on January 12.
Full statement regarding New York's Alright is below.
Perdition at Acheron, Oct 2012 (more by Sarja Hasan)
Everyone knows that NYC's punk scene is brimming with great bands and hospitable venues. Now all of these will converge for a single weekend of madness in April in NYC.
I'm incredibly excited to make the first announcement for NYC's Spring 2013 International punk and hardcore fest. The dates will be Thursday April 18th to Sunday the 21st. There will be more band confirmations, venue and ticket information, lineups, and plenty more news in the next couple of weeks/months.The first round of bands have been announced, and you can check the first additions, which include names like Atentado, Perdition, Drapetomania, Aspects of War, Goosebumps, and many, many more below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Portland's deathrock/gothic post-punk band Bellicose Minds are on their way up to Montreal for the punk festival Varning (more on that in a sec), but will spend their Halloween in NYC. Joining DJs Gabby, Caleb and Pre Op Trans, look for Bellicose Minds to hit Home Sweet Home on 10/31 as part of the weekly WIERD party and their first visit to NYC.
For the unfamiliar, Montreal's Varning Festival (11/1 - 11/3) goes down at Katacombes. Featuring punk rock in many different incarnations, the fest will feature appearances from Zyanose, Belgrado (Spain), Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, Spectres, Aspects of War, Zatsuon, Sad Boys and many more, including the final Peligro Social show. Full lineup is below.
Speaking of, as discussed, Japanese noise-punks Zyanose play Acheron on 11/10. Spectres and Crimson Scarlet, who also bless the Varning lineup, both play Acheron on Friday (10/26).
And in related news, NYC's Sad Boys have joined on to a bill with Perdition, Austin's Criaturas, Bortgang, Spine, and La Misma at 177 Stockholm tomorrow (10/25). Should be a fun night of raging punk.
Tonight (10/24), meanwhile, look for WIERD to host the great gothic synth-pop of Martial Canterel.
The Varning lineup, video of Bellicose Minds, Criaturas and Zyanose are below.
photos by Sarja Hasan
D-Clone at Acheron, 10/5/2012
Wild Japanese noise-punks D-Clone played NYC twice over the weekend: the previously discussed Acheron show on Saturday (10/6) with Hoax, Zatsuon, Aspects of War, Sad Boys and Dead Reich, and another unnannounced show the night before (10/5) at 177 Stockholm with Perdition and Afrika. Pictures of D-Clone from 177 Stockhom and D-Clone and Zatsuon from Acheron are below, along with pics of Zatsuon and video from Acheron.
If you missed it, the band will once again destroy NYC at Lulu's in Greenpoint on Thursday (10/11) with support from Perdition, Nomad, Bortgang, and one more TBA.
More pics and video from 177 Stockholm and Acheron are below.
Hard Skin at Acheron, 8/13/2012
One part hilarious comedy act and one part damn good oi band, Hard Skin played Acheron to a sold-out house last night (8/13) as part of a short string of dates surrounding their tour around This is Hardcore. Hard Skin was joined by appearances from the fantastic metallic d-beat crew Murderess, NYC punks Sad Boys, Family Fun and Coffin Fit. Pictures from the show are below.
Hard Skin spent half of their set playing uber-catchy Oi and the other half making fun of the crowd, but it was all in the name of a good time. Fat Bob, who you may recognize from the Record Store Dude series (and who is also reportedly an A&R man at Rough Trade), quipped:
"We've come to take your shit American dollars. We've done that so you can all leave."
"Hello New York, the place so shit you had to name it twice."
After a short set (30+ minutes?), the band announced their last song to the grumble of the crowd. Fat Bob responded:
"Shut the fuck up. You pay peanuts, and you get monkeys."
Fat Bob, I disagree.
If you missed Murderess, make sure to get out to Acheron on August 20 where they'll team with Trenchgrinder and Death First to put a cap on their East Coast tour. Dates are below, along with a stream of one track, "For What?" Probably the biggest surprise of the evening and a fantastic live band.
Pictures from last night's Acheron show, that Murderess stream and all Murderess dates are listed below.
Hard Skin during CMJ 2010 (more by Konstantin Sergeyev)
Hard Skin will bring their UK oi comedy show back to US shores this summer when they kick off a round of dates with their previously discussed appearance at This is Hardcore. From there, the band will play one more East Coast show (in Brooklyn at Acheron on August 13th with Murderess, Sad Boys & Coffin Fit) before skipping around the country to play shows on the West Coast and in Texas. Full tour schedule and some audio below...
Terrible Feelings @ Death By Audio
Sweden's Terrible Feelings kicked off their US tour with a show at Death by Audio last night (6/19), playing alongside Death First, Plastic Cross and These Days. From the melodic indie of These Days, the night got steadily more punk as the clocked ticked on and surprisingly didn't change wholly in temperament when the Swedes hit the stage. Though their shiny and slickly produced new LP Shadows suggests polish, Terrible Feelings's live show is much more raw, energetic and primitive in all of the best ways. Comparisons to Masshysteri seem appropriate. Shame on me for not knowing better, considering some of the punk rock company they keep.
If you missed the show, make sure and catch this highly-energetic punk-garage/power-pop band at Acheron on June 30th with another punk-leaning bill: Mutant Genes, Nuclear Spring and Sad Boys.
Mor eictures from Death By Audio are below.
DOWNLOAD: Terrible Feelings - "Intruders" (MP3)
After a string of 7" and EP releases, Terrible Feelings are preparing to release their debut LP Shadows via Deranged Records/Double Sun Recordings. The Swedish band, which toils in garage punk-infused power pop, have released a new video for "Intruders" from the effort and you can view that clip below. Look for Shadows in the US in mid-April via Deranged on vinyl and on CD via Double Sun.
Catch Terrible Feelings on the road on the East Coast this summer including TWO NYC dates: Death By Audio on June 19th with Death First and Acheron on June 30th with Sad Boys, Nuclear Spring and Mutant Genes.
More details on both shows are on the way and their full tour routing is listed below, but they need more help. If you can help with a show, send an email to freewheelbooking at gmail. All current tour dates, that "Intruders" video and streams of previous material. below....
D-Clone at Emo's (more by BBG)
D-Clone and their "wall of noise" are hitting the East Coast for a string of dates in October. So far the entire itinerary hasn't surfaced, but the band will join Zatsuon, Sad Boys, Dead Reich and two more TBA for a show at Acheron on October 6th. Not to be missed.
D-Clone's last US outing was at Chaos in Tejas 2011. They shared the stage with Veins that night, who will also play NYC in the coming weeks at 538 Johnson on April 8th with Raw Nerve (reportedly their last NYC show), Divine Right, Hoax, and Chain Wallet....