Entries tagged with: Supertouch
by Andrew Sacher
By the Grace of God (not a recent pic)
Louisville hardcore greats By the Grace of God put out two albums on Victory in the '90s, 1996's For the Love of Indie Rock and 1997's Perspective, and then recorded one final EP, Three Steps to a Better Democracy (released on local label Three Little Girls), before disbanding in 2000. They've reunited a few times since then, and they're going pretty strong right now. They've got a European tour with reunited Seattle metalcore band Trial coming up late this summer, and after that they'll play NYC.
The NYC show is
with local legends Supertouch, who put out a few essential releases on Revelation in the late '80s/early '90s and last played here with Strife in 2012. Newer Philly band Pulling Punches, who are probably influenced by both other bands on the bill, open the show. It all goes down September 5 at Saint VItus. Tickets are on sale now. All BTGOG dates are listed below.
UPDATE: Supertouch dropped off the Saint Vitus show.
BTGOG shared members with other great Louisville bands, including Guilt, Endpoint, Elliott, Falling Forward and more. Speaking of, Falling Forward (who broke up in 1995) recently launched a Facebook and uploaded a photo of the band. That's all the news we know so far, but could a reissue or a reunion show be on the way? Falling Forward singer Chris Higdon currently fronts the band Frontier(s) and drummer Ben Lord was in Sharon Van Etten's band for a bit not long ago. Ben was also in Killowatthours and Up the Empire, the latter of which also included his future SVE bandmate and solo artist Doug Keith.
Listen to some BTGOG, Supertouch and Falling Forward, with the list of BTGOG dates, below...
photos by Lukas Hodge, words by Lauren Jackson
Last night (12/3), reunited Cali crew Strife hit St. Vitus, supported by Supertouch, NJ's Suburban Scum and Crushed. And if you went to the concert thinking that a humid Monday evening might be mellow, you'd soon discover how wrong that assessment was. And discovery probably came in the form of a ricocheting elbow or rogue two-step.
But it wasn't just about the pit. The crowd's enthusiasm overflowed from start to finish, even people hanging on the fringes were singing along during the show. When Strife took the stage, the room exploded with cheers, applause, and some unidentified guttural noises coming from the select few already circling around in anticipation.
Their set was peppered with new material and favorites from their first two LPs like "Through and Through", "Blistered", and "To An End". And, as if they were worried there wasn't enough mosh material in there, Strife closed with Black Flag's "Rise Above," ending the night with gusto... and several blows to the head.
More pictures and video from Saint Vitus are below.
Strife's Witness a Rebirth is out now. Check out some full video sets of Strife and Supertouch below.
Thursday, October 11, 2012Revelation 25 happens October 11 - 14 at Irving Plaza in NYC. Tickets are currently on artist presale for all dates (day one, day two, day three, day four, four day pass), with regular sale hitting Friday (7/13) at 10AM. Anyone have the password? What do you think of the lineup?
Texas Is The Reason
On The Might Of Princes
Friday, October 12, 2012
Chain Of Strength
Curl Up And Die
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Chain Of Strength
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Youth Of Today
(Still waiting for that Quicksand show.)
Youth of Today at Acheroon, January 2012 (more by Jason House)
The East Coast version of the Revelation Records 25 lineup officially exploded with the announcement of 8 new bands (!) to their lineup which happens October 11 - 14 at Irving Plaza in NYC. Joining the previously discussed Chain of Strength, Into Another, Bold and Texas is The Reason will be appearances from Youth of Today, Supertouch, Underdog, Iceburn, Battery, Shai Hulud, Gameface, and Mouthpiece. No word on who else will be in the lineup, or when we can expect tickets to surface but we'll keep you informed.
Flyers for Revelation Records 25 are below.
Check out what West Village record store Generation Records has going on Saturday, below...
words & photos by BBG
In a new tradition of sorts (now three years running... pics from 2009 and 2010), Cro-Mags will play a holiday show, this time at Highline Ballroom on 12/30 with Supertouch, Subzero, and Sai Nam (mems Trapped Under Ice, Breakdown, Skarhead). Tickets are on sale.
Fans of Skarhead can also look towards Santos on 12/17 when they team with Murphy's Law, Lordz Of Brooklyn, Apathy + Reef The Lost Cauze + Slaine (performing as a group), Darkside NYC and others (tickets).
Cro-Mags are currently preparing to play some dates in Florida. All tour dates and a belated second set of pictures of Cro-Mags at the House of Vans this past summer (first set here) 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...
Tons of great hardcore and punk shows in the coming months!
Richmond hardcore rippers Government Warning will hit the road for a string of dates with Night Birds in late February, hitting NYC for a pair of shows on Feb 19th. The day of old-school hardcore madness begins at an early show at Cake Shop (5PM) with Perdition and Ex-Humans and continues into the wee hours at a late show (11PM) with 0megas at 538 Johnson, # 201. Full tour dates are below.
As previously mentioned, 108 teams up with Ensign, Incendiary, and Torchbearer at Cake Shop at 3PM on Saturday (1/08, yeah I know). Tickets are still available, but this 21+ show WILL sell out. As a result, 108 has added a second ALL AGES show at Death By Audio with Primitive Weapons, Heavy Breath and Black Kites that will kick off at 9PM. No advance tickets, and $10 gets you in.
And now for all of you who missed them on their first go around, you're in luck. Tear It Up have reunited and will play Europa on March 25th with Last in Line & The Cell Mates.
Since forming out of the ashes of Dead Nation in 2000, Tear It Up has become a mainstay of the American DIY hardcore scene. Their aggressive fast hardcore sound and intense live performance won over legions of fans from the start. Tear It Up toured the US and Europe constantly, and when not on tour still played as many as 4 shows a week anywhere within a days drive of their native New Jersey. Tear It Up survived several line up changes most notably Paul went on to form Cut the Shit and John was drafted from Down in Flames. Tear It Up broke up shortly before [their final record Taking You Down With Me] was released... Let it be known that Tear It Up went out at the top and never put out a weak record or put or a lame half hearted show.Tickets for the Brooklyn show are on sale.
Most Precious Blood are back, and will play Cake Shop on January 30th with Suburban Scum & Spectators. Advance tickets are available now.
The previously discussed 'Steve Ignorant plays Crass' show at Santos Party House on March 10 has added Leftover Crack and Thulsa Doom to it's ranks. Tickets are still available. Leftover Crack played Music Hall of Williamsburg on the day after Christmas 2010, but not with Bouncing Souls in Asbury Park that same week.
Reverend Horton Heat has a pretty impressive set of tour dates laid out for the first half of the year, and one of thise is scheduled for The Bell House on May 6th. Tickets are on sale. Full tour schedule is below.
Though Stiff Little Fingers still exists as a band, original guitar player Harry Cluney will play Europa to perform "Stiff Little Fingers Classics" on Feb 11th. Tickets are on sale.
Supertouch has reunited, and will play Santos on Feb 12th with Sweet Diesel. The show originally had 1.6 Band on the bill, but they have since been removed. Tickets are on sale.
Reagan Youth will team up with Yuppicide, Beer & Cable, and Agitator to play Europa on January 23rd. Tickets are on sale.
The Brooklyn venue will also host a monsterous hardcore lineup two months later featuring Urban Waste, Ultra Violence, Step 2 Far, Down Low NYHC, Darkside NYC, Kincaid, Fed Up, Caught In A Trap, Chesty Malone & The Slice Em Up's, Not Without A Fight, Sexual Suicide, Olde York, and Yo Scunt. The March 26th show will begin at 1PM and tickets are on sale.
Tour dates and some video below...