Entries tagged with: Sheer Terror
by Rob Sperry-Fromm
Boston Strangler at Acheron in 2012 (more by Sarja Hasan)
As is generally the case, there's a whole bunch of cool hardcore/punk shows in NYC in the coming months. Here's a rundown of upcoming local shows and tours passing through NYC that you might want to check out:
The excellent UK sludgy hardcore outfit Shrapnel are touring the US and will be landing in NYC for a matinee show at The Acheron on December 6 with their tourmates, DC's Red Death, and New Jersey mainstays Razorheads. It starts at 3 PM and Tickets for the all ages show will be $10 at the door. All dates are listed below.
The following Saturday (12/13), the Acheron will play host to a loaded Massachusetts-centric hardcore bill that will bring appropriately-named Boston-based HC rippers Boston Strangler to town. They'll be joined by fellow Massholes Waste Management, Peacebreakers, Oblivionation, Jock's Blood and Moron. Despite everyone being from the same state, this is actually a pretty varied bill as these things go, with the classicist approach of Boston Strangler, Waste Management's slower chug, and the surprisingly rangy (dare we say poppy) sound of Moron providing some great contrast. Tickets for that one are on sale now.
Just one week later, there will be yet another stacked hardcore show at Acheron on December 20. This one will feature Spain's Orden Mundial, who are also playing that previously-discussed Puce Mary show at Palisades a day earlier (tickets). They'll be joined by Philly crew Blank Spell, as well as locals Mommy and Pox. Tickets are on sale now. Both shows are part of the Spanish band's tour, and those dates are all listed below.
After you flip your calendar to 2015, head to Saint Vitus for more HC on January 1. This show will bring the great Austin band Glue together with local ragers Warthog and the post-punkish Gainesville crew Allergy. The lineup will be filled out by locals Nandas, and tickets are on sale now. Glue have that great, sludgy, groovy Texas sound on lock, Warthog's local reputation speaks for itself, and this should be a great show.
On January 4 at Palisades Montreal post-punk inflected band Proxy will take the stage with Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, who put out the great Stay Home LP earlier this year. They'll be joined by Pox, who are also playing that Orden Mundial show. Tickets for this show are not yet up, but they'll likely be available via Ticketfly.
Long Island's Backtrack will rep New York Hardcore at the Every Time I Die show at Webster Hall on December 12. Also on that show are The Ghost Inside, Architects UK and Hundredth. Tickets are still available.
Crime In Stereo @ BK Bazaar in October (via BV Instagram)
Long Island melodic hardcore crew Crime in Stereo are playing the mostly pop-punk Glamour Kills Holiday Fest at Webster Hall on December 16. Aside from them, that show features PA pop-punks The Wonder Years and a ton of other likeminded bands. Tickets are on sale now.
On a similar note, Comeback Kid will be back on their tour supporting Four Year Strong to play Irving Plaza on January 22. Expire, Handguns, and Heart To Heart are also on the bill. Tickets are on sale now.
This Saturday (12/6) is Madball's 20th anniversary celebration of their debut album Set It Off at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall. They'll be joined by Turnstile, Death Before Dishonor, Take Offense and Downpresser. Tickets are still available.
For something a little less hardcore and a little more street punk this Saturday, Blanks 77 are playing NYC at Grand Victory before they play the Bouncing Souls holiday shows in NJ later in the month. They'll be joined by Dead Tricks, Parasitix and Breaking Sounds. Tickets for that are on sale now.
That about does it for the coming weeks. Did we miss anything?
Check out a whole mess of song streams from these bands, as well as tour dates for Orden Mundial and Red Death/Shrapnel, below...
In news that is both very heavy and very late '80s, NYHC vets Sheer Terror are playing an NYC show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on December 27 with Boston hardcore legends Slapshot for a "30th Anniversary Bash." The show will also feature support from younger local hardcore crews Heavy Chains, Blind Justice and Vice. Sheer Terror, who are playing a few other shows in the coming months (including ones in NJ and Oneonta), released their first album in 18 years earlier this year, so one would expect plenty of material from that to be played, in addition to the career summation that "30th Anniversary" suggests. Tickets for the MHOW show will go on sale Friday (10/17) at noon.
All Sheer Terror dates are listed, along with live videos of Sheer Terror and Slapshot, below.
Sheer Terror (photo by Jammi Sloane York)
NYHC vets Sheer Terror put out Standing Up For Falling Down, their first album in 18 years, earlier this year, and not along ago played a hometown show at Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Since we last spoke, they've been added as an opener to another local show, the one UK vets Subhumans are headlining on July 27 at Le Poisson Rouge with White Collar Crime and Mischief Brew. Tickets for that show are still available, and we're also giving away a pair.
Contest details, with a full set video of Sheer Terror at BK Bazaar, below...
Reagan Youth pit @ Punk Island 2014 (via the_alouth_band)
From the crustiest of street punks, to the tamest of ska fans -- all punk appetites were met at the 2014 Punk Island music festival.Punk Island 2014 went down in Staten Island Saturday. Who were your highlights? Check out some videos from the free 'Make Music' event below.
Thousands of music fans flocked to the "Coast Guard" pier, a space located 100 yards from the ferry terminal in St. George, to take in the all-day festival. Starting at 11 a.m., 90 bands from across the country performed among seven stages.
All punk genres and variants were accounted for, including ska, grunge, hardcore (and all its subgenres), pop punk and early emo. It sounds overwhelming, but the stages were positioned close to one another and each served as its own genre hub. [Staten Island Advance]
Reagan Youth have had a busy two weeks touring the east coast, playing Punk Island, opening for the Dead Kennedys at Irving Plaza, and playing a show at Grand Victory in Brooklyn. Today, 6/27, tickets go on sale for another Brooklyn show, this time at Saint Vitus on 9/27 with fellow 70s punk band Angry Samoans who they also play at least one other show with that week: 9/26 at TT The Bear's in MA.
Meanwhile, speaking of Dead Kennedys, Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine's tour with the legendary Negative Approach (who played Punk Island in 2010) hits Highline Ballroom in NYC TONIGHT (6/27) with All Torn Up! (who played Punk Island this year, recently opened for Sheer Terror at Brooklyn Night Bazaar, and shared a bill with Reagan Youth at the Rock Shop).
Negative Approach and Jello is a pretty early show, so you might have time to head from there to see the first of two shows Infest is playing in NYC this weekend.
Speaking of Sheer Terror, they just dropped another new track from their forthcoming LP (their first in 18 years). You can listen to that with the Punk Island videos and dates below...
by Ian Chainey
Standing Up For Falling Down cover art and limited edition pink/blue vinyl
NYHC vets Sheer Terror are set to release their first full-length since 1995's Love Songs For The Unloved. Titled Standing Up For Falling Down (I see what you did there), the album promises a continuation of Sheer Terror's raging metallic hardcore, laugh-in-the-face-of-adversity humor, and, of course, more Paul Bearer. Standing Up For Falling Down is scheduled to hit the streets through Reaper Records on June 15 (preorder), the same label that released the band's "Spite" single in 2011.
At first glance, the long-player passes the eye test, complete with quotable song titles aplenty (too late to give a Poetry Society award for "Cigarettes and Farts"?) that skew towards Bearer's too-old-for-this-shit mindset. And the newly-shared song, "Ain't Alright," doesn't do anything to diminish expectations, finding Bearer in full roar. Say what you will, the man has a knack for somehow making world weariness come off as anthemic, not to mention his ability to absolutely lose it to drive a song home. This iteration of Sheer Terror -- Mike Delorenzo (guitar), Jason Carter (bass), and Anthony Corallo (drums) -- have been together since 2010 and sound quite cohesive. It may not be the unholy Hellhammering buzz of prior fight inciters, though it doesn't lack pep, speeding along with a stone-cold progression. Another cut, "Did You Just Meet Me?" was recently debuted on EVR's (pours one out) Black N' Blue Takeover (their last show is this Tuesday [5/20] at 8 PM, right before Invisible Oranges' last broadcast).
Standing Up For Falling Down's fully detailed announcement comes a week after Sheer Terror marked down dates for upcoming shows, including a free set at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on Friday, May 23.
Speaking of Black and Blue, the Superbowl of Hardcore goes down in Brooklyn this weekend, with Ludichrist (who are reissuing some albums), Discharge, Agnostic Front, Incendiary, 7 Seconds, Power Trip and more included.
"Ain't Alright" stream and Standing Up For Falling Down's tracklist appear below...
by Ian Chainey
NYHC hardcore legends Sheer Terror will be playing a few shows this year, including a free show in their hometown at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on May 23. They'll be supported by Agitator and Cop Problem, the latter of which is also slated to play June's gigantic Punk Island. All dates are listed below.
While the word 'legend' is usually misused, applied to bands that don't actually have any legends propping up their mythos, it seems earned in Sheer Terror's case, if only due to singer Paul Bearer's patented, oft-recounted stage banter. Forming in 1984, Sheer Terror sought to amplify the aggression and heft of hardcore, upping the ante for a new breed pulling influences directly from the world of metal. Their breakthrough, 1989's Just Can't Hate Enough, discharged a thick, buzzing guitar tone that was more indebted to thrashers/proto-deathers like Martin Ain (Hellhammer/Celtic Frost) than those listed on the typical punk's template. No big deal? Well, the reason that sentence doesn't read oddly today is largely because of Sheer Terror and their likeminded scenemates' widespread influence.
Through numerous break-ups, Paul Bearer has kept the Sheer Terror torch lit, producing a total of seven LPs with a rotating cast of members. Their last, 2011's Spite, came after a 13 year long hiatus. (Not counting the few reunion dates in between.) But, the band's home is on the stage, allowing the confrontational and charismatic Bearer to let loose torrents of verbal abuse.
To get you prepared, check out two live sets from YouTube's large library of Sheer Terror documentation, with the list of dates, below...
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
It will truly be sheer terror on a boat when the NYHC band of the same name sets sail on a Rocks off Cruise this summer. Paul Bearer and crew will join The Templars for what is being billed as a night of "Boats and Braces and Angry Faces," and tickets for this show aboard the Jewel on July 28 go on sale Friday (4/19) at 11:55AM.
Speaking of classic NYHC, John Joseph of Cro-Mags will return with his walking tour, "The History of Art, Crime, Drugs and Punk Rock on the Lower East Side" starting next week (April 21). Tickets for additional events, which happen weekly, are also on sale.
After problems with the case surfaced earlier this year, charges against Harley Flanagan have been dismissed according to a report via New York Natives. Harley Flanagan was charged with attacking two current members of his former band Cro-Mags at a July show, weilding a knife and stabbing them both. Check out a video statement from Harley Flanagan below.
Head below for Harley's statement.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
It is clear that Sheer Terror live up to the creedo "just can't hate enough", and I can totally respect that. Look for the NYHC favorites to team with Cro-Mags for what is somewhat of a tradition for Jon Joseph and crew, an end of the year show. This time, look for those two to team with Rude Awakening, Brain Slug, and Born Annoying at Highline Ballroom on December 30th. Tickets are on sale.
The show will be the first hometown appearance for Jon Joseph and the boys since the ill-fated incident at Webster Hall this past summer. Jon Joseph has made the odd appearance since then, including performing a song with Refused at Europa. Harley Flanagan, Joseph's former bandmate and the accused in the assault, is awaiting trial in early December.
Man of Steel no match for Hurricane Sandy (via @stephie_jae)
Likewise, Pat Kiernan's Halloween triva night at The Bell House didn't happen either and has now been rescheduled for November 13 and is being billed as "Anything But Politics." Tickets are now on sale.
Youth of Today at Acheron (more by Jason House)
Black & Blue Bowl 2012 has been announced and includes appearances from Sheer Terror, Youth of Today, Outburst, The Mob (who are also playing Chaos in Tejas), DYS (who we recently interviewed), A Tribute to Raybeez (with mems of Warzone and other NYHC all-stars) and much more. Tickets for the May 19th show at Webster Hall "will be announced within the next week."
The current Black & Blue lineup, with more bands to be announced, is below.
Sheer Terror were supposed to play a special matinee record release show at Bowery Electric in NYC on August 28th with special guests Supertouch and Suburban Scum, but Irene got in the way. The makeup date, with the same lineup, is today, 9/11/11. The 2pm show is all ages, and the 200 cap room will most likely fill-up quickly. Flyer below...
photos by Konstantin Sergeyev
Hard Skin at Bruar Falls on 10/25/10
There are few punk/hardcore shows on the way in the next few weeks, but we'd be remiss without mentioning the surprise Hard Skin show that took place at Bruar Falls on 10/25/10. The show was one of two NYC shows for the comedic UK Oi band, as they also played Europa with Forgetters on Friday, 10/22 with The Rival Mob.
"Fat Bob had mentioned at the forgetters show on Friday that Hard Skin were playing on Monday night before they skipped back across the pond. Given the the rarity of their shows and the proximity to Drew's place, it seemed prudent to make it across the water to Colonial Williamsburg....Pictures from the Bruar Falls show adorn this post. Forgetters will play Bruar Falls TONIGHT (11/2) with Younger Lovers and Little Victory.
...The Hard Skin boys took the stage around the 11 o'clock hour and stirred the room up with a whole lot of Oi! Bruar may be a little small to contain such friskiness, but it was a pretty polite crowd despite the large drunk punk contingent and truth be told, the JS-NYC/ab rock Voltron was no paragon of sobriety by this point either. I had a good time, even given the curious tire deflations I returned to find on my iron steed when we got outside. Luckily, they were deflated and not punctured and Drew had a pump, so the good guys lived to ride another day. Good times all around. Not sure where/if HS are maintaining the web presence in this day and age, but you would do well to spend your weak American dollar on some of their swag and bring them back. Set to Googling, fresh-cut, and remember Hard Skin are good clean-cut fun." [Jaded Scenester]
Madball will play The Studio at Webster Hall on 12/13 with Lionheart, Bitter End as part of a string of dates for the trio. Incendiary will join them as local support. Ticket info is forthcoming, but full tour dates are below. Madball recently dropped their new LP Empire and parted ways with drummer Jay Weinberg (son of Max Weinberg).
Easy Action, featuring John Brannon of Negative Approach, will team up with The Men to play The Acheron on 11/15. The all ages show kicks off at 8PM. Easy Action tour dates are below.
The Queers will play Mercury Lounge on Jan 22nd. Tickets are on sale. The show is part of a short string of East Coast dates in 2011 that also includes Maxwell's one day before NYC; additional dates are below.
In a show dubbed "Brooklyn's Finest" (though BBG would beg to differ), Life of Agony will team up with Biohazard and Vision of Disorder to play Best Buy Theater on 12/16. Tickets are on sale.
And finally, LA's Youth Brigade (not the DC one with releases on Dischord) will play Mercury Lounge on 11/14. The show will be proceeded by a documentary on BYO Records and the band. Tickets are on sale.
All tour dates and more pictures of Hard Skin at Bruar Falls are below...
Starkweather at ABC No Rio
This Is Hardcore Fest 2010 details are officially in the open, and the three day Philly festival will feature appearances from Sheer Terror, Ink & Dagger (with Geoff Rickly of Thursday filling in on vocals), Kid Dynamite, Cro-Mags, Nails, Ringworm, Starkweather, Trapped Under Ice, Seraphim, and many others. The full list is below. Tickets are on sale for the full weekend, or each individual day (Fri, Sat) though Sunday (with Kid Dynamite and Ink & Dagger) is sold out.
One of the This is Hardcore bands, Starkweather, played ABC No Rio on Saturday (May 29) with Rosetta and Shell Shock, one of TWO Rosetta shows for the weekend (the second was the BV/1000 Knives production with Ken Mode). I ducked out before the headliner Shell Shock, and missed a good portion of Rosetta's set due to beverage consumption across the street, but Starkweather were as good (better?) than I had remembered, playing a mix of metal and hardcore all anchored by vocalist weighty and powerful Rennie Resmini's voice. The band's material from their new LP This Sheltering Night sounded fantastic live as well (cop that). More pictures from their appearance are below.
Another This is Hardcore band, Seraphim, is also on board to play SATURDAY at Cake Shop alongside Altered State, Voyager, and Monolith as part of a BV/1000 Knives/Science of Silence production. The show kicks off at 5PM!
Some pics and video of Starkweather at ABC No Rio, and the full This is Hardcore fest lineup are below...
L.C.H.C - Liberty City HardcoreThat's just the hardcore channel. Justice, Les Savy Fav, !!!, LCD Soundsystem and even Cheeseburger are among those who made it on the new video game soundtrack too.
Liberty City HardcoreDJ: Jimmy Gestapo
Genre: Hardcore Punk
Murphy's Law - "A Day In The Life"
Maximum Penalty - "All Your Boyz"
Underdog - "Back to Back"
Leeway - "Enforcer"
Sick Of It All - "Injustice System"
Cro-Mags - "It's The Limit"
Sheer Terror - "Just Can't Hate Enough"
Bad Brains - "Right Brigade"
Killing Time - "Tell Tale"
Agnostic Front - "Victim in Pain"