Entries tagged with: Tragedy
Brooklyn Night Bazaar will be back for a third year of weekend shopping, eating and live music. They're in a new space -- 165 Banker in Greenpoint -- that's permanent and will now not just be the holidays. Starting in November it will happen every Friday and Saturday night. The initial announced music line-up is this:
11/1 Spank Rock, Dope BodyYou read that right, two nights of Psychic TV (!!!) just before New Year's. That's more like a Night Bizarre. Like last year, Brooklyn Night Bazaar is free and open to the public. There will also be ping pong and a 9-hole minigolf course.
11/2 Frankie Rose
11/15 Tragedy (BeeGees tribute) / Guns n' Hoses
11/16 Slow Knights
11/22 Bear Hands
11/23 Kitty Pryde
12/13 Small Black
12/27 Psychic TV
12/28 Psychic TV
Ceremony at Warsaw in 2012 (more by Joe McCabe)
As mentioned, ever-evolving punks Ceremony are set to play this year's This Is Hardcore festival in Philly (they play on 8/10) alongside Kid Dynamite, The Suicide File, Modern Life Is War, Judge, Blacklisted, Tragedy, 7 Seconds, Paint It Black, Code Orange Kids, Nails, Defeater, No Redeeming Social Value, Gwar, and more. Head to TiH's site for tickets. Updated lineup and schedule below.
Around the time of that festival, they'll be doing some other East Coast shows with Baltimore post-punk duo Ed Schrader's Music Beat. Those shows include one in Brooklyn on August 17 at 285 Kent, one in NJ on August 14 at Asbury Lanes, and a little farther out from NYC, they'll also play The El 'n' Gee on August 16 in New London, CT, but it might be worth the drive considering Joyce Manor and Glocca Morra are on that bill too. (It's also a day after Joyce Manor play a free NYC show at House of Vans with Kid Dynamite, Red Hare, and Swearin'). Tickets for the 285 Kent and El 'n' Gee shows go on sale Friday (6/21) at noon, and tickets for the Asbury Lanes show are on sale now.
You can also catch Ed Schrader's Music Beat in NYC even sooner at Death by Audio on June 28 with The Hussy, Barkley's Barnyard Critters (feat. Brian Gibson of Lightning Bolt), and Shark Muffin. Admission for that show is $7 at the door.
Ceremony have a few other coming shows, like one of those free Converse shows in San Francisco, which they'll play on June 27 with Suicidal Tendencies, Rocket from the Crypt, The Bronx, and the Shrine. All dates are listed, along with a few videos, below.
The Boston hardcore and metal scene has banded together in the wake of the marathon attack, forming a benefit show for the victims of the tragedy. The lineup is nothing less than stellar, featuring a headlining appearance from Slapshot along with Converge (who will play MDF), Dropdead (who recently played NYC), Wrecking Crew, Doomriders, New Lows, The Revilers, For the Worse, Insult & Sexcrement. The show goes down at South Shore Music Hall in May 6 in Quincy, MA. Tickets are still available.
Tragedy at Le Poisson Rouge (Keith Marlowe)
Tragedy are confirmed for Chaos in Tejas (with Los Crudos) and Maryland Deathfest this year, but now comes word that the Portland d-beat heroes will play NYC too! Look for Tragedy to take 285 Kent on May 27, snagging support from the great Shoxx and Altered Boys. Ticketing information is on the way.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
This is Hardcore have announced their initial 2013 lineup which, for the most part, doesn't have many uber-shocking additions unless you count a headlining set by Gwar (?). It includes names like Kid Dynamite, Tragedy, 7 Seconds, Panic, Trapped Under Ice and more. Full lineup is below. Tickets for the festival pass and the weekend pass go on sale at noon.
The one interesting addition is the reemergence of Modern Life is War, who called it quits in 2008. Though some are viewing the band's reunion as part of an April Fool's joke, the reunion is in fact real according to a valued source. The band issued the following statement regarding their return:
"Modern Life Is War is an active band again. In September of last year, we wrote an album in John's basement in Marshalltown, which will be recorded at God City in May and released on Deathwish in September. The original lineup of Chris Honeck, Matt Hoffman, Jeffrey Eaton, Tyler Oleson and John Eich will be in place. For what it's worth, we are not approaching this as a 'reunion' but rather as a band with a new record that will be working to contribute something worthwhile. Extensive touring is not in the cards for us at this point. Our first show back will be at This Is Hardcore Fest in August, followed by a record release show in Iowa. We will announce an official release date as well as specific show dates and locations as soon as they are confirmed."Keep your fingers crossed for more dates.
According to local authorities, the soundproofing foam in the nightclub's ceiling was ignited by fireworks set off by the live entertainment.At least 233 people died inside the club in Brazil on Sunday.
Many of the victims died of smoke inhalation inside the club's bathrooms, where investigators believe patrons ended up after mistaking them for exits.
Three people have been arrested in connection with the fire, including one of the club's owners and the band's lead singer. Early reports claimed the club had its safety documents in order, but new testimony suggests that might not be the case.
A video of the band in question (Gurizada Fandangueira), who all escaped the fire except for an accordian player, below...
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.
Though things are certainly getting a little better, much of NYC is still devastated by Hurricane Sandy (like Staten Island and Coney Island). Lots of people still don't have power and transportation is limited. Here's the list of shows that are and aren't happening in town tonight (11/2/2012).
The Grouplove show at Terminal 5, which MS MR opens is still on for tonight, but due to complications caused by Hurricane Sandy, the show will no longer be livestreamed on the Bowery Presents YouTube page.
The Hospitality and TEEN show at Bowery Ballroom tonight has been postponed due to lack of power. A new date TBA.
Crooked Fingers and John Vanderslice at The Bell House is happening.
Grass Widow, Royal Baths & Habibi at 285 Kent is happening.
For those with bored kids (as in real kids, not, like "the kids") in Williamsburg, Brooklyn Bowl is having a Family Day as we speak, with free brownies for bowlers.
At 6 PM, Brooklyn Bowl goes back to being 21+ with Particle playing at 8 PM and a late night dance-a-thon featuring The Fort Knox Five and the Funk Hunters starting at 11:30 PM.
Over at Cameo you can see strong>Apollo Heights, Backwords, and Fan-Tan. $10, more info here.
Tonight's Chris Isaak show at Beacon Theater has been postponed to November 11. All tickets will be honored.
The Sonar Fest Tour with Die Antwoord, Azari and III, and others was scheduled to hit Roseland Ballroom tonight, but that show has been cancelled.
Meanwhile, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Future of the Left, and Jeff Rosenstock (of Bomb the Music Industry) were supposed to play Le Poisson Rouge tonight, but that show has been moved to Europa. Tickets are available.
LPR, still without power, also cancelled tonight's Draleta Music presents: "Picking Up the Pieces" show.
Tragedy (the tribute band) at Merury Lounge has been rescheduled for 1/5. Hollis Brown at Mercury Lounge will have a "new date soon."
Lincoln Center says "Friday's White Light Festival performance of The Spirit of the Body is postponed. New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center Theater, Chamber Music Society, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Film Society, and Metropolitan Opera performances will go on as scheduled. For further information, please contact the presenting organization. The David Rubenstein Atrium and New York Public Library are open."
The Adam Green and Binki Shapiro show at Maxwell's has been cancelled due to no electricity at the venue. Adam and Binki are still supposed to play Le Poisson Rouge on Monday (11/5).
Highline Ballroom had to cancel both of their shows tonight. The early show, David Choi and Clara C has been postponed to Sunday (11/4), and the late show, Maya Jane Coles, has been relocated to SRB Brooklyn (177 2nd Ave).
Our Miami Connection screenings are postponed.
The Bloody Beetroots show at Webster Hall has been cancelled.
The STS9 shows at Best Buy Theater for tonight and tomorrow both appear to still be on.
The Pearl Jam/Joseph Arthur side project RNDM show at Music Hall of Williamsburg is still on for tonight. David Garza opens all dates on the tour.
Union Hall is open for Hoots & Hellmouth.
Your 33 Black Angels and The Archive play Zebulon.
The Smashing Pumpkins show at Susquehanna Bank Center would have happened tonight, but that show was one of the shows the band was forced to postpone.
UCB Chelsea is open but UCB East is still closed.
Fontana's opened with a generator last night (just as a bar, no show) and probably will do the same tonight.
Rockwood Music Hall is closed, and says "All tickets for tonight's Jaymay show will be honored at one of her upcoming two shows (11/9 or 11/16). Alternatively refunds are available by contacting MusicToday customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-594-TIXX (8499)."
Pianos is still closed, so no Luke Rathborne, Mon Khemer, Little Rader or Chris Bathgate, but Pianos promises they will open as soon as power goes on.
Cake Shop is still closed.
The Living Room is closed.
Joe's Pub is closed.
Santos Party House is closed.
Sunshine Cinema is closed.
more updates to this post coming...
If you're at home., watch the telethon with Bruce Springsteen and many others.
Aerosmith still played the 'Today Show' this morning and Steven Tyler dropped the F-bomb. Video below...
photos by Keith Marlowe, words by BBG
Tragedy headlined the swanky Le Poisson Rouge on Saturday (5/12), part of a string of shows in celebration of their new LP Darker Days Ahead. The record, which was available in test press form at the venue, marks a bit of a departure towards sludgier pastures, and slower tempos. The Bill-Anderson produced effort is currently only available via the band but will soon surface at distros around the world via their own Tragedy imprint.
Boston Strangler provided direct support for Tragedy, ripping a set of Boston-straight-edge style favorites to the insanely receptive crowd. The dependably great Perdition and the impressive Philadelphia punks Sickoids opened the evening, both delivering powerful sets which were an excellent primer for the rest of the night's troublemakers.
The show was the same day as the Decibel Magazine tour at Irving Plaza, which featured Behemoth, Watain, The Devil's Blood, In Solitude and Evoken (pictures on the way), and Assymmetry with Grafvolluth at Acheron.
More pictures from the packed Le Poisson Rouge are below...
Tragedy at Red 7 last week (more by Tim Griffin)
Portland d-beat favorites Tragedy return to NYC with a whallop of a supporting cast in The Boston Strangler, Sickoids and Perdition at Le Poisson Rouge Saturday (5/12). Tickets are still available. The band is touring in support of their new sludge-infested LP Darker Days Ahead out now at their shows and available via a distro near you in the near future. Check out more pictures from their recent Austin show HERE.
In case you were curious, no Portland's Tragedy will NOT be opening for a screening of Saturday Night Fever at Prospect Park on 7/14 but Tragedy, the "all metal tribute to the Bee Gees" will. The full Celebrate Brooklyn Prospect Park concert schedule was announced earlier this week and also includes a Mission of Burma show among many others.
Check out some live video of the Portland Tragedy in action below.
Tragedy at Emo's during Chaos in Tejas (more by Keith Marlowe)
Tragedy will release their new Billy-Anderson-produced LP Darker Days Ahead officially next week, but the band has been dropping copies of the release at shows on their current tour. Look for that release at a merch table near you at the dates below, including the NYC show at Le Poisson Rouge on 5/12 with Boston Strangler, Sickoids and Perdition. Tickets are still available for that one.
Tragedy played the Echoplex in LA last week and you can watch all of their set which includes a fair number of new tunes, below.
Tragedy's Louisville show is with Shaved Women (who play will NYC too), and Coliseum who will be without long-time bassist Mike Pascal who, as discussed on BV Chicago, has left the band.
Speaking of Coliseum, Ryan Patterson (of Coliseum)'s band, Black God, will be hitting the road for a string of tour dates including TWO in NYC, and both on May 26th. The first, a day show, will go down at ABC No Rio while the second, a night show, will be "announced day of show!" No word on exactly what or where that show might be, but stay tuned.
All tour dates, streams, and that Tragedy video, below...
Screaming Females @ Bar 96 in Austin (more by Tim Griffin)
As previously announced before SXSW where they played a show at Beerland and a BV showcase which we just posted new pictures from, Screaming Females are going on a tour that starts with shows at Maxwell's (tonight) and The Bell House (Friday). That tour contines for over a month, passing through Chicago and ends not long after they're back in Austin where they'll open for Tragedy who play NYC on May 12 at Le Poisson Rouge, a show that as previously mentioned, is on sale.
A few of those Screaming Females dates are with Toys That Kill who just premiered a new song at Alternative Press. All of their dates are listed below.
Screaming Females released Noun via Don Giovanni this week. All of their dates are also listed below....
photos by Greg Cristman, words by BBG
Natur @ Public Assembly
Thrashy Brooklyn crew Natur headlined a mostly doom bill at Public Assembly on March 1st, featuring appearances from Richmond's Windhand, Providence's Pilgrim and Boston newcomers Magic Circle. The show, part of a larger tour for Natur & Pilgrim, was the first of a set of dates before both hit SXSW and a sort of celebration for Pilgrim's well-executed Misery Wizard LP.
For Magic Circle, which features members of Rival Mob, Boston Strangler, Innumerable Forms, Mind Eraser, and more, the Public Assembly date was their live debut. So far the band has nothing more than a demo to speak of, but we'll keep an eye out. In the meantime, keep on the lookout for Boston Strangler's debut LP Primitive (out now via Fun with Smack Records) and catch them live with Tragedy, Perdition & Sickoids. Tickets are on sale for this 5/12 show at Le Poisson Rouge.
Windhand tour dates and pictures from Public Assembly are below.
Tragedy at Chaos in Tejas more by Keith Marlowe
Tragedy, who are also scheduled to play Hellfest in France this summer, will return to NYC for a show on May 12th at a venue TBA with support almost as impressive as the headliner; The Boston Strangler, Perdition, and Sickoids will all support the Portland melodic crust heroes. More details are to come. For now check out some live video below.
Boston Strangler's new LP Primitive is out now via Fun With Smack Records. Stream the title track below. Catch Boston Strangler member Justin Detore perform on March 1st with Magic Circle alongside Pilgrim, Natur, and Windhand at Public Assembly.
Dates, videos and some streams are below.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. at ACL 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. announced a tour a while back which includes a NYC show happening on April 1 at Bowery Ballroom. They've since added a Brooklyn show happening one day earlier at Brooklyn Bowl (3/31). Tickets for the Brooklyn Bowl show and the Bowery Ballroom show are on sale now.
Speaking of wacky bands playing Brooklyn Bowl, all-metal tribute to the Bee Gees, Tragedy, complete their February residency at the club this Friday (2/24). A more serious Led Zeppelin tribute band (Zoso) plays there one night later.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. are also playing Bonnaroo. An updated list of their dates is below...
by Bill Pearis
2011 is winding down, holidays are on the horizon and bands, for the most part, stop touring till the new year. Not quite yet, but things are starting to slow down significantly. Which is a good chance to check out local acts if you're still itching to go see some live music this weekend.
Quilt are not local but it's a short trip down from Boston they're making to play Glasslands tonight (11/9), the record release party for their debut LP which came out on Mexican Summer this week. Like a lot of music on the label, there's a laid-back psych quality to the music and, as Andrew Sacher noted previously, Quilt have an undeniable late '60s Haight-Ashbury vibe. Maybe a few less flowers in their hair, but it's there. This kind of stuff also evokes New Zealand comparisons too whether they've ever listened to the Clean or Tall Dwarves before or not. It's a terrific record and you can download two tracks off it at the top of this post and the whole thing is up on Spotify. I heard good things about Quilt's shows at CMJ too.
It's a pretty stacked bill tonight at Glasslands. Also playing are San Francisco's Lilac who appear to be jetting in just for this show. They've also got a psych-rock thing going on, but it's filtered more through '80s UK acts like Primal Scream, the Bunnymen and the Stone Roses. (Some Velocity Girl in there too maybe.) Organ-heavy and danceable. Lilac released their first EP over the summer which is pretty damn good and you can download the single "So Young" at the top of this post and watch the video below.
Also playing are instrument-destroying, '90s-loving locals Total Slacker who released their debut album, Thrashin', not too long ago. It's a little too '90s at times -- I'm surprised they don't have an Angelfire website -- but I can't deny it's a pretty fun record. The band they remind me the most of, and this is an obscure reference, is late '80s band Christmas who later morphed into Combustible Edison. There's a similar melodic and harmony style to what they did and Total Slacker do, not to mention a love of psychedelics. You can download album cut "Secret VHS Collection" at the top of this post (and watch the video below).
I'm Turning Into
Tomorrow night (11/10) at Union Hall is a band who doesn't get enough attention. I'm Turning Into have been around for a couple years, having moved up from the DC area and quickly ingratiating themselves into the Bushwick indie community. (Two of them became My Teenage Stride's rhythm section what seemed like almost immediately.) The band's Parcel of Marbles was released on cassette (and digitally) this summer and is appropriately low-fi given the release format. More in a Robert Pollard kind of way, than the more recent garage scene that people associate with the low-fi tag. I'm Turning Into have plenty of pop smarts and its eminently likeable. You can stream the whole of Parcel of Marbles at the bottom of this post.
ARMS released their new album Summer Skills this week and they play a record release party for it this Friday (11/11) at Glasslands. Earlier this year, Todd Goldstein described the record as a "sort of sci-fi breakup album" and that comes through, I think, even without focusing on the lyrics. The fat synths give the record an epic, widescreen quality. You can download three tracks from Summer Skills via ARMS' Bandcamp site and get the whole record from your digital retailer of choice. Physical release is still TBD.
Moonmen on the Moon, Man
And finally, Friday is November 11 which makes it 11/11/11 which is kinda cool and might "mean something" to numerologists. (Though not as much as November 11, 1111 did. That was a party.) To the folks at Cake Shop, it's an excuse to have 11 bands play in one night. You might expect an appropriate cover charge, but it's actually half that. Yes $5.50 gets you in, probably the first time ever the door will have had to deal with coins which should make the door person real happy. Amongst the bands playing are Cake Shop house band Moonmen on the Moon, Man who have been gigging around a lot lately and have become pretty good. If you like early '90s indie like Eleventh Dream Day or Madder Rose, check 'em out. There's a whole bunch of songs up on their Bandcamp page to listen to.
Cake Shop is still looking for that 11th band (or maybe its a surprise guest?) but the rest of the line-up is American Darlings, Celestial Shore, Mainland, Birdhand, Young Heel, Corsair, Edelweiss, Night Manager and Normally Important.
That's it for this week. A few day-by-day picks follow for shows not covered above.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10
It's week two of Miniboone's Thursday's in November residency. If you go tonight you get a free copy of their just-released debut album, On Miniboone Mountain. You can download a couple tracks right now at their Bandcamp.
Georgia band Dead Confederate will take on Neil Young's "Tonight's The Night"... tonight (9/22) at Brooklyn Bowl. FREE before 7pm, though note there are two opening bands and the whole show starts at 8pm. If you want to win a free pair of tickets, email your first and last name to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject "I want free Dead Confederate tickets". You'll be notified if you win. Dead Confederate play Poppped! Fest in Philly tomorrow.
The B Street Band celebrates Bruce Springsteen's birthday
on a Rocks Off boat at BB KIng's tonight.
Tragedy: A Heavy Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees, who have played Brooklyn Bowl many times, and who have a member who runs Rocks Off, will play Bowery Ballroom on 11/12. Tickets are on AmEx presale now and go on general sale Friday.
Start Making Sense: Talking Heads Tribute play Mercury Lounge on 11/18. Tickets are on sale now.
The Indiana State Fair reopened Monday with a public memorial service for five people killed when a concert stage collapsed during a storm.Video of the tragic stage collapse, and of the press conference that happened on Sunday, below...
The fairgrounds were closed Saturday night following the accident, which occurred shortly before the country music duo Sugarland was to take the stage before an audience of about 12,000.
"While we will never forget this horrific event and those who perished, may we Hoosiers find the courage to unify, rebuild and re-emerge with a stronger heart," said Indiana first lady Cheri Daniels, who attended Saturday's concert and was one of several speakers at Monday's ceremony.
Audience members at the service honored victims with a moment of silence and later sang "Amazing Grace."
Officials Monday were focusing on grieving with victims and beginning repairs to get the fair back underway, Gov. Mitch Daniels told CNN.
"Our first instinct in Indiana is not to go rushing around, looking for scapegoats. It's to take care of business, take care of those who've been hurt and then, of course ... study to see if something could have done better and learn any necessary lessons," he said.
On Sunday he described the stage's collapse as a "freakish accident."
"I'm not saying that we're not going to find many things that could have been done differently," Daniels told CNN Monday. "I'm only saying that I know the people who run this operation. They think safety all the time, and I know that their hearts are broken that, in this case, this event took place as it did." [CNN]
Just wanted to take a second to also say that our thoughts and condolences are with the people of Norway today.
The above is a selection of tweets from Norwegian musicians that have graced the pages (and stages) of BrooklynVegan in the past. Blabbermouth has a list of reactions from more in the metal community (from Norway and elsewhere), including the above-pictured message from Enslaved who said, "Our deepest condolences and thoughts go out to everybody touched by the fathomless tragedy that struck Norway yesterday. This is indeed a day for afterthought."
photos by Keith Marlowe and Harriet Roberts, words by BBG
"I have just returned from seeing Guitar Wolf, the legendary jet rock and rollers from Japan. I have wanted to see this band since I first bought one of their albums at the seminal Wax Trax record store in Boulder, Colorado in 1998.(I think it was the first thing I ever got there oddly enough, along with a Motorhead compilation) So needless to say I was excited. I mean the thundering Link Wray riffs that made you ready to rumble with some Socs, the frenzied two to three minutes of every carnage filled song, and of course the amount of aliens killed in their cult film Wild Zero made me excited to see the men in black this evening.Saturday (AKA day three) had a few options during the day at Chaos in Tejas. Keith & Harriet took full advantage of those. First they caught sets by Tragedy with Mind Eraser (they missed Omegas) at a sold-out Emo's indoors before heading to Beerland to catch The Marked Men (again) with Night Birds. After a lull, the duo went back out to catch a show at Red 7 outdoors, where Guitar Wolf (who the above reviewer didn't enjoy) was playing with Off With Their Heads, Underground Railroad to Candyland, the Mind Spiders, Cheap Time, and the Hex Dispensers (who they missed). Pictures from their whole day are in this post.
And you know what...it wasn't that awesome." [nomoretvparty]
photos by Keith Marlowe and Harriet Roberts, words by BBG
While I was going hardcore at Emo's, metal and garage were well represented at Red 7 on Thursday. Split across the venue's two stages, the outdoor patio was reserved as a Garage stage with The Spits, The Arrivals, Shellshag, TV Ghost (who are on tour with The Spits), High Tension Wires, and OBN III's, while the indoor stage housed metal from Hooded Menace (who played Union Pool before Texas), Undergang, Acephalix, Bone Sickness, and Mammoth Grinder. Pictures of many of the bands from from both stages at Red 7 are below.
Origin of M
After the show, I met up with Keith and Harriet to trek over to The Broken Neck, a DIY venue hosting an afterparty with Tragedy (who played Europa before Texas) and Origin of M. We arrived just in time, as they were letting one in and one out due to capacity issues. We were able to slide in after a short wait. Origin of M played a crusty hardcore set with some rock style leads (ala Thin Lizzy) and sounded good, though the singer's drunken ranting in Japanese was a bit off-putting/odd. Slamming beer after beer, he loved to crowdsurf almost as much as loved to rip beer-cans apart in his mouth and chew on the aluminum. Yum. Tragedy, as usual, were unbelievable despite a PA system that was clearly DIY (and on the brink of toppling over).
Tragedy fan at Europa (more by Konstantin Sergeyev)
No rest for the wicked. After a grueling weekend of heavy music at Maryland Deathfest (pictures of day 1 HERE, day two HERE, day three HERE, and day four HERE), I am looking forward to a mix of punk, hardcore, metal, crust, d-beat, and indie at Chaos in Tejas in Austin this week! Kicking off on Thursday (June 2nd) the four day festival features appearances from tons notables, day shows, after parties, and in-stores, some for free. Swing down for a blow by blow breakdown of what you should look for every day at the multi-venue music fest.
Thursday, June 2
Ah the start of the festival.... fresh legs and feet, and a hunger for tons of good bands. Thursday will sate your hunger too, as there are tons of great hardcore/metal shows to choose from. Shows tonight happen on both stages at Emo's, both stages at Red 7, at the Mohawk, Beauty Bar, Beerland and the Broken Neck.
Despite the high profile cancellation of Killing Joke at Emo's outdoor, CIT bounced back and added Cro-Mags to an already awesome lineup of rare appearances from strong>Asta Kask (Swedish d-beat), D-Clone (a rare show from these Japanese hardcore monsters), Veins (featuring Mark McCoy from Charles Bronson/Das Oath as well as Ian from Copremesis/Castevet), Double Negative (North Carolinian hardcore greats who released the awesome Daydreamnation last year), Vile Gash (brutal hardcore on Youth Attack), Japan'sThe Slowmotions, and NYC's Cult of Youth (dark folk with a great new LP on Sacred Bones) and Crazy Spirit (excellent hardcore with members of Perdition).
Thankfully, I can use my wristband from Emo's to hit up Red 7, right around the corner, where an awesome metal show will clash with an awesome garage show on the two stages. Finnish doomers Hooded Menace will headline on stage with Denmark's Undergang, crusty death metallers Acephalix (mems of the amazing Vastum), more death metal from Bone Sickness, and local death and rollers Mammoth Grinder. Meanwhile, the second stage will feature The Spits, the Arrivals, Shellshag, TV Ghost, and others. All of this means that I'll probably miss Converge/Title Fight/Touche Amore/Trap Them/Burning Love/the Menzingers at Mohawk and How I Quit Crack/The Indicator Dogs at Beauty Bar. At least I can end the night right with Tragedy and Origin of M at Broken Neck as part of an after-party. Yikes!
the rest of Thursday's schedule and what to do on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, below...
Tragedy by Konstantin Sergeyev
Tragedy (not to be confused with the Bee Gees cover band who just announced a residency at Brooklyn Bowl) completed a round of dates, Maryland Deathfest included, at Europa in Brooklyn Tuesday night with fellow MDF-ers Citizens Arrest, Night Birds, and Teargas (who played Europa a few days earlier with Doom). Pictures from the Tuesday show adorn this post.
Citizens Arrest by Konstantin Sergeyev
Tragedy, Citizens Arrest, and Teargas fly down to Austin to play Chaos in Tejas this week. There they share a lineup with Autopsy, Mind Eraser, Omegas, Capitalist Casualties, and many others. Tickets for some shows are still available.
More pics from Europa below...
words & photos by BBG
Tragedy @ MDF
There's four days of this?
Maryland Deathfest 2011 (May 26-29 at Club Sonar) kicked off at the early hour of 4:45PM Thursday with a set from Witchaven, an LA thrash four piece that is currently on the road with Nocturnal (who play the 2nd outdoor stage today, 5/27). The band was followed by the blasting grind of Shitstorm, a fantastic side project featuring 2/3 of Torche and Eric from Capsule. Noisear followed Shitstorm. The New Mexico quintet played pieces from their recent Subvert The Dominant Paradigm (out now on Relapse). Miasmal (who have a new LP) was next, and their throwback nod to Swedish Death Metal of yesteryear was a good palette cleansing after two sets of grind destruction.
One of my favorite sets of the day followed. LA's Lack of Interest killed the stage with their lightning fast hardcore. The show was the band's first on the East Coast, and the crowd responded appropriately with singalongs. Flesh Parade followed LOI with a set of brutal grindcore while the MDF Party Brigade tore up the pit with inflatable items and costumes (like Teletubbies, Ketchup outfits, a shack boy and more).
Next was Extortion's speedy hardcore which represented well live, though the band had some technical difficulties... though no where near as many as Buzzov-en. Buzzov-en fried a bass head before they could even start, and took a little while to set up. I don't know how K.Lloyd could function on stage (he seemed a bit, um, impaired) but regardless they ripped a killer set.
Tragedy, as usual, was amazing. The band's crusty d-beat incited pits and stage dives. Between them and LOI, I would have been content with an excellent day of shows. Cathedral's last-ever US show closed out the evening. I have always like Cathedral, but was never as mad about them as some.... but Sonar's soundsystem did them right last night. They sounded amazing.
Today is Neurosis! More pictures from Day 1 are below...
Tragedy at Studio B in 2009 (photo by Konstantin Sergeyev)
Tragedy will return to NYC, their first show since playing the now-defunct Studio B in 2009, to play Europa on May 31st with the recently reunited Citizens Arrest, Teargas (who also play Europa with Doom/Drop Dead), and Night Birds. Tickets are on sale.
Citizens Arrest meanhile is in the studio recording new songs, Ted Leo included. They've been posting videos to prove it (here and here). The Brooklyn gig is their only upcoming show at the moment. They were supposed to be heading to Canada this week, but then they posted this:
"Unfortunately, Citizens Arrest will not be playing in Toronto on March 12 due to circumstances beyond our control. Sincere apologies to our fans in Canada who purchased tickets. We look forward to playing in Toronto and Montreal later this year if possible."Check out some live Tragedy videos below...