Entries tagged with: Whores
by Doug Moore, Wyatt Marshall, Zach Pollack and Andrew Sacher
Black Tusk at Saint Vitus in 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
SXSW may be all about catching the hippest bands--check out the SXSW schedule for a lowdown on what's going on (or browse our "SXSW" tag for some highlights) -- including three BV day parties and the BV official showcase -- but there's no shortage of metal to bang your head to, either. Our metal blog, Invisible Oranges, is putting on a showcase on Thursday, March 13 at the Quantum Lounge (303 W. 5th St.) with Black Tusk, Mutoid Man (members Converge/Cave In), Kayo Dot, Yautja, Wild Throne and Venemous Maximus, and there are a number of other showcases and parties bringing heavy vibes. Here's a rundown of those events (with flyers and more details below).
On Tuesday night (3/12), Pitchfork's Show No Mercy showcase goes down at House of Vans at Mohawk (912 Red River) with Indian, Kylesa, Power Trip, Christian Mistress, Windhand and Iron Reagan outside; and Youth Code, Gnaw, Primitive Man, Psalm Zero, Sannhet and Yautja inside.
On Wednesday (3/13), it's the first of four Converse x Thrasher Death Match day parties at the Scoot Inn (1308 E 4th St) from noon to 6 across two stages with heavy representation from Earthless and The Shrine, plus some fun non-metal like Black Lips, Trash Talk (who also play the free Thursday BV party at Red 7), Cherry Glazerr and more. Free to the public.
Stereofly is also throwing a free party at Javelina Bar (69 Rainey St) with Yautja, Primitive Man, Gnarwhal and more.
There's also a not-free Heavy Metal Parking Lot day-into-night party at The Lost Well (2421 Webberville Rd) with Wino's reformed Spirit Caravan, The Shrine, Kylesa, Lazer/Wulf, Truckfighters and more. You can get advance tickets to that one.
Wednesday night, Relapse Records (who signed Iron Reagan, who do play SXSW but not this show) throws their showcase at The Dirty Dog (505 E. 6th St) with Windhand, Christian Mistress, Nothing, Obliteration, Primitive Man and Pyrrhon. You can also catch Nothing for free at the Thursday BV party at Red 7 which Trash Talk is also playing.
Not far from there, Roadhouse Management / Nuclear Blast Records will be presenting their showcase inside at Red 7 (611 E. 7th St) with Orchid, Kadavar, Scropion Child, BP Fallon & the Bandits, Mothership, Sweat Lodge and The Well. (Not metal, but outside at that same venue on the same night is our BrooklynVegan showcase. And hey, there are some heavier bands like Touche Amore and Frameworks on the bill.)
Also on Wednesday night, you can catch Wrekmeister Harmonies at Remedy (209B W. 5th St) with a non-metal lineup of Sean Nicholas Savage, Audacity, Tyvek and more.
Thursday (3/13), the free Converse x Thrasher Death Match parties continue with Windhand, Nothing and not exactly metal (not that Nothing is really metal either), but certainly loud bands Fucked Up, Destruction Unit, together PANGEA and Dirty Fences.
Then at night, it's our previously mentioned Invisible Oranges showcase at the Quantum Lounge with Black Tusk, Mutoid Man, Kayo Dot, Yautja, Wild Throne and Venemous Maximus.
We do of course hope you come, but you can also catch Scale the Summit, The Ocean, Rivers of Nihil, Felix Martin, Vattnet Viskar, The Atlas Moth and Silver Snakes at the Metal Injection showcase at the Dirty Dog (505 E. 6th St).
It's the free Converse x Thrasher Death Match parties again on Friday (3/14) with the recently reunited NYHC band Judge, the recently reunited '80s-era SST vets Bl'ast, plus quality newer bands like Kylesa, Power Trip, Black Tusk, Sannhet, Lecherous Gaze, Iron Reagan, Southern Lord-signed LA band Obliterations (not to be confused with Relapse-signed Norwegian band Obliteration), Youth Code and more.
During the day on Friday, New England Metal & Hardcore Fest also has a free party at G Pen Annex (corner of 6th and Red River) with Xibalba, Alpha & Omega, Comeback Kid, Backtrack, Counterparts, Downpresser and more.
That night, MetalSucks puts on their showcase at The Dirty Dog (505 E. 6th St), headlined by Animals as Leaders, and also featuring sets by After the Burial, Ringworm, Iron Reagan, Mutoid Man, Whores and East of the Wall.
The last day of the free Converse x Thrasher Death Match parties happens on Saturday (3/15), and though there's no metal at all on this one, you can still rage to Perfect Pussy and Diarrhea Planet.
Then, Saturday night, Tone Deaf Touring's showcase is at Red Eyed Fly (715 Red River) with Spirit Caravan, Iron Reagan, King Parrot, Vattnet Viskar, Lazer/Wulf, Pilgrim and Vaporizer.
And if you've got a badge, you can check out some of the metal panels during the day, including From Riffs to Bits with James Williamson (The Stooges) and Buzz Osborne (Melvins) on Friday at 12:30 PM, and Has Metal Lost Its Edge? with Brandon Stosuy (Pitchfork), Chris Gigg (Woe), Emilie Friedlander (The Fader), former BrooklynVegan contributor Fred Pessaro (Noisey), and Kim Kelly (Pitchfork) on Thursday at 3:30 PM.
That's a good amount of choices of the heavy persuasion for this year's SXSW, but if you're trying to narrow down the things you want to catch, we've put together a list of 11 metal bands we're looking forward to seeing. Check out that list (in alphabetical order) and along with flyers and set times for the above-mentioned shows, below...
by Andrew Sacher
When you hear a band name like Creepoid and hear that they're on No Idea Records, you probably think you know what you're getting: a punk band. But this Philly band are anything but. Their self-titled sophomore LP (due out on 3/4) has more in common with '90s slowcore bands like Red House Painters or Low than it does with most of their labelmates. They can still get intense, but in a different way. Clean guitars and dreamy vocals make up most of the album, pulling you in via entrancement rather than full-throttle attack. And though they can pile on the distortion in some parts (like the psychedelic-sludge drone at the end of "Tired Eyes"), it's more of a rare secret weapon than their main tool to fall back on.
They don't pile on the distortion at all on the new record's single, "Sunday," which is all strummy acoustic guitars and a twangy electric lead. The black and white video for that song makes its premiere in this post, and you can watch it below.
Creepoid also have a number of dates coming up, including SXSW and two NYC shows. The first is the NYC stop of the Graveface Roadshow at Shea Stadium on February 17, which we already knew The Casket Girls were playing, and since we last spoke, The Stargazer Lillies and Dreamend were added too. Tickets for that show are on sale now. They also open the NYC stop of the Whores / Fight Amp tour, which happens on March 28 at Saint Vitus with No Way. Tickets for that show are still available.
All dates are listed, along with the new video, below...
By Doug Moore
Whores at Union Pool, 2012 (more by Markus Shaffer)
Fresh off the successful release of their second EP Clean and a sold-out show at Saint Vitus in November, Atlanta's Whores are already gearing up for 2014. On February 11, they'll participate in Brutal Panda's latest series of covers-driven split 7"s; their side features a sludgified version of The Cure's "Jumping Someone Else's Train." (The other side features Rabbits, who cover "Give It to Me" and "A Reflection" on their side.) Preorder the split here and stream the Whores cover below.
The band will also embark on a North American tour in March and April. Lo-Pan and Fight Amp will join them on certain dates (which are listed below). The tour will hit both SXSW and Spillover Fest in Texas; the Fight Amp leg will stop in NYC at Saint Vitus on March 28. Keep an eye out for tickets.
Check out the Whores/Cure cover tune, the cover art for the split 7" with Rabbits, and their full run of tour dates below.
The 2014 SXSW Festival is coming up soon -- March 11 - 16 in Austin, Texas -- and they've just announced the third round of showcasing bands which is a massive update. That includes Mary Timony's Ex Hex (who we just speculated about), Dum Dum Girls, Natural Child, Ratking, Buffalo Daughter, Action Bronson, Perfect Pussy, Nothing, Windhand, Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten, Vic Mensa, Deniro Farrar, Roosevelt, Pure Bathing Culture and a whole lot more. Full list of third round bands is listed below.
by Doug Moore
Whores at Union Pool in 2012 (more by Markus Shaffer)
A few weeks back, we debuted a new Whores song over at Invisible Oranges. Yesterday, a second song from their new EP Clean popped up over at Noisey. The song, "Last Looks," is pretty much what you'd expect from the band: gnarled, grinding noise rock, equipped with metal-esque muscle and guided by smart songwriting. Sometimes it's nice to have your expectations satisfied. You can preorder Clean on Brutal Panda's Bandcamp. We also played the new jam on our East Village Radio show last night; check out the archived stream if you missed it.
Whores have also announced a couple shows, including one in their hometown of Atlana and another in Brooklyn happening on on November 22 at Saint Vitus. No other bands have been added to the bill yet, but Whores are a good enough live band to make the date worth saving by themselves. Keep an eye out for tickets.
All dates are listed, along with both song streams, below...
by Doug Moore
Whores @ Union Pool, June 1012 (more by Markus Shaffer)
Whores are one of the most promising members of a North American noise rock scene that seems to expand with each passing year. They've built a substantial following on the strength of single EP and plenty of touring already, despite having only been around for a few years. Their second EP, Clean, sounds even better than the first. We've debuted the first song from that effort, "Baby Bird," over at Invisible Oranges. From our writeup:
"At first glance, the band is all big, dumb noise rock tropes, like a happier Unsane or a more direct Melvins... But considerable brains hide beneath the lunkish exterior..."Baby Bird" sounds like a wall of dopey blues riffs at first, but the tune relies on a masterful series of tension-and-release setpieces."Read the whole writeup over at IO, and stream "Baby Bird" (plus the whole Ruiner EP) below.
photos by Markus Shaffer
Ben Verellen of Harkonen
Harkonen reunited for a trio of shows on the East Coast, including a stop in NYC at Union Pool on June 15th as part of a BV-BBG/Brutal Panda Northside Festival showcase. Though the Tacoma band had technical difficulties, they nonetheless sounded amazing in the packed out room.
Harkonen was joined by The Atlas Moth, Fight Amp and Whores, the latter of which played Saint Vitus two days prior with Primitive Weapons. Pictures from Union Pool are below.
Ladder Devils, which features members of The Minor Times, have teased us with a few tastes of their Am-Rep style post-hardcore, but it wasn't until recently that the band had ventured into the studio to knock out a full exhibition. Enter Nowhere Plans, the band's debut LP for Brutal Panda which is due June 26th and available for preorder now. Limited to 500 pieces of vinyl, the album spans nine tracks, one of which, "Good Enough Methodology," is available for streaming for the first time below.
Ladder Devils are on board to support Harkonen (as part of their East Coast jaunt) at Philly's Kung Fu Necktie with Whores and The Atlas Moth. The day before, look for Harkonen to play the BrooklynVegan/Brutal Panda Northside showcase which is happening June 15 at Union Pool. Tickets to the Brooklyn are still available (or use your Northside badge). Tickets to the Philadelphia show are still available too.
Stream that new Ladder Devils track below, along with some previously-available material.
Art for Shiner's The Egg
Shiner was a band from Kansas City, Missouri that was active from 1992 to 2003. The group formed in 1992, and quickly found wide exposure, releasing a vinyl EP in 1993 and touring with acts such as Sunny Day Real Estate, Chore, Jawbox, Season to Risk, The Jesus Lizard, and Girls Against Boys. The group released their first LP, Splay (recorded at Steve Albini's Chicago studio) in 1996, and a second album, Lula Divinia the next year. Sub Pop took notice, and released a 7" single of the group's songs "Sleep it Off" and "Half Empty". Following this the band toured with Hum in 1998. A third full-length, Starless, was released on a label run by members of The Descendents, Owned and Operated, in 2000. A fourth LP, The Egg, would follow before the group broke up in 2002.Shiner called it quits with a show in their native Kansas City in January of 2003, with its members taking to projects like Every Time I Die, The Damned Things, The Life & Times, With Knives, and many others.
Close to ten years later, the band is back for a quintet of reunion shows in the US in celebrate of The Egg's reissue, due on August 7th. The dates include stops in Lawrence, Kansas, Chicago, LA and NYC at Irving Plaza on August 11th with Errortype:11. Tickets are on sale.
In related news, Errortype:11 shares members of Primitive Weapons, who will team with Whores, Family, and Tiger Flowers at Saint Vitus on June 13th. Tickets are on sale. As previously mentioned, Whores will also play Union Pool on June 15th with Harkonen, The Atlas Moth, and Fight Amp as part of a Brutal Panda/BV-BBG Northside event. Tickets are still available, or get in with your Northside badge.
A listing of all Shiner tour dates and a teaser video for The Egg reissue are below.
Ben Verellen with Helms Alee at The Charleston (more by Markus Shaffer)
Stoked to announce that BrooklynVegan and Brutal Panda have teamed up to present a rare reunion of Harkonen who will head out on a short string of East Coast dates! The shows will be their first on the east side since their dissolution in 2005, and feature supporting appearances from The Atlas Moth and Whores on all dates. The tour kicks off in Boston at Middle East on June 14th (with special guest Zozobra) before moving to NYC at Union Pool on June 15th with a special guest (TBA). The tour concludes the next day in Philadelphia (on 6/16) as part of a show with Ladder Devils.
The NYC date is an official BrooklynVegan/Brutal Panda Northside Festival showcase. Tickets are on sale OR you can get in with your Northside badge (details forthcoming). Stay tuned for other BV Northside events too.
Tour flyer and some video below....
words by BBG, photos by Greg Cristman
Javelina @ Saint Vitus
Javelina, Tiger Flowers, and Psychic Teens hopped on for the Brooklyn date of noise-rock team Whores' East Coast tour at Saint Vitus on Wednesday (1/4). Pictures from the show are in this post.
Tiger Flowers, who also played ABC No Rio on Saturday, play again at Lit Lounge with Enabler and Brickeater on Monday (1/9).
More pictures from Saint Vitus and a few album streams below...
DOWNLOAD: Whores - "Fake Life" (MP3)
The new Whores LP is another in a long string of wins for Brutal Panda, who will release the band's sludgy noise-core debut Ruiner on December 20th. Stream two songs by Whores below including the new track "Fake Life" (which makes its debut here) and check out other tracks that recently surfaced on Decibel and Metalsucks. Pre-order your copy at the Brutal Panda site - for fans of Unsane, Today is The Day, and latter favorites like Fight Amp.
The trio will follow-up the release with a string of dates that will include New Year's Eve at The Earl with Kylesa and Royal Thunder in their hometown of Atlanta, as well as Saint Vitus in Brooklyn on January 4th with sludge-monsters Javelina (!), the always amazing Tiger Flowers and recent gothic punk favorites Psychic Teens. Ticketing info is forthcoming, but $10 gets you in the door for this 8PM show.
All streams, the tour poster and dates are below.