Entries tagged with: The Banner
words by BBG, photos by Chloe Rice,
Before any of this CMJ nonsense, Iron Age played (?) The Charleston along with Brain Killer, Naam, Dustheads, Descender, and The Banner, part of a two day stint that the Austin band was doing in NYC. Our photographer Chloe sent in the following report from the show:
"Iron Age took forever to set up, bragging about polishing off a bottle of scotch and making out with random ladies in between disappearances to a room behind a curtain. As they finally got ready to play, Iron Age realized they had not only drunkenly lost a guitar, but also guitar PLAYER. The crowd was getting more and more anxious while their tech searched for him, and once he was found, he was almost too wasted to stand, let alone play! Eventually, they started to play (borrowed Naam's guitar?) but took breaks to stumble through some bad jokes and to tell some PMS'ing broad to fuck off. The playing was shortlived; one guitar amp blew out, the second guitar player broke a string (and proceeded to restring mid-song), which left the drummer and bass player carrying the song. I think they played four songs within the hour or so that they were on."Yikes. Video and more photos from Iron Age & Co at The Charleston are below...
Naam played the BrooklynVegan Day Party on 10/23 along with Ume, Goes Cube, Crystal Antlers, and Nebula. Pics from that show will be posted very soon.
by Black Bubblegum
From Ashes Rise (photo by Nathan Baker)
Formed in Nashville in the mid-'90s, From Ashes Rise helped define the gloom-heavy thrash sound attributed to groups like His Hero is Gone, Systral and Tragedy... Representative of a staunchly underground breed of aggressive, basement punk, many heads devoted strictly to aesthetic were shocked at the band's hitching with Jade Tree Records. Drawing on obscure thrash bands from Scandinavia and Japan, as well as Discharge's venerated "D-beat," From Ashes Rise helped carry the aggro torch for Jade Tree. The band split up in Fall 2005 after doing a tour with the legendary UK band the Subhumans.From Ashes Rise have announced their resurrection after a five year hiatus with a new live show, at Satyricon in Portland, OR on February 21! Here's to hoping that the band will follow-up with a full US tour, or at least NYC. Members of From Ashes Rise have gone on to play in Tragedy, Deathreat, and World Burns To Death among many others.
Tragedy recently played Studio B in Brooklyn with Morne and Blacklisted. Blacklisted are scheduled to play the Deathwish / Chronic Youth day party along with Bane, Maximum Penalty, Cold World, The Banner, Foundation, and Incendiary at Santos Party House on 10/24.
Flyer for the Deathwish/CY show is below.