Entries tagged with: forgetters
by Andrew Sacher
As discussed, Portland punks The Red Dons are going on a tour this month which kicks off in Brooklyn on 7/17 at Death by Audio with Blake Schwarzenbach, Nuclear Spring, and Ylajali. The tour also includes three NYC-area shows with Night Birds: New Brunswick at The Alamo on 7/24, Manhattan at Cake Shop on 7/25 with Livids, and Long Island at No Fun Club on 7/26.
The band have now just announced that after the tour is done, they'll release a new EP, Notes on the Underground, in mid-August via Grave Mistake (Night Birds, Big Eyes). The first taste of the EP is the new track "Dead Ender," which is a real ripper indebted to late '70s/early '80s down-strummed punk, and with some classic "Oh-Aye-Oh"s thrown in there too. That track makes its premiere in this post, and you can stream it below. That's the EP's cover art above.
Regarding the band's Death by Audio show, Nude Beach were initially announced as part of that bill, but were quickly removed from their show, and Jawbreaker/Jets to Brazil/Forgetters frontman Blake Schwarzenbach has since taken their spot. You can also catch Blake in Brooklyn on Friday (7/12) at Acheron with Fever Dream, Shady Hawkins, and Little Waist (tickets), and he was just announced for this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin.
Red Dons song stream below...
Forgetters at Knitting Factory in 2010 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
As mentioned, Brooklyn's Brain Cave Festival is returning this year and it begins TONIGHT (4/11), continuing through Sunday (4/14). Most shows happen at Europa, and there's also a free day show on Saturday at the Greenpointers.com Market. When we first posted the lineup, there was a "Surprise Special Guest TBA" listed for Saturday's show, and we've since learned that it's Forgetters, the currently project of Jawbreaker/Jets to Brazil frontman Blake Schwarzenbach, who released their self titled album in late 2012.
The Forgetters show is with Monogold, Clouder, and Quiet Loudly. Other bands playing other days of the festival include Peelander-Z, The Suzan, Eula, Cat Martino, Lemonade, and more. Tickets for individual nights and 4-day passes are still available. Updated lineup below.
Forgetters are also playing a Record Store Day (4/20) in-store at Generation Records with Swearin' (who have other local shows with Shellshag coming up), Doug Gillard (Guided by Voices, Nada Surf), and Livids (whose lineup includes New Bomb Turks singer Eric Davidson, and who just opened for The Hives). Blake Schwarzenbach will be DJing, along with Tom Scharpling and others.
Meanwhile, in other Brain Cave Festival related news, Lemonade have been added as an opener to the previously discussed John Talabot tour, including his NYC show on May 28 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with FIXED DJs JDH & Dave P. Tickets for that show are still available.
All Lemonade dates are listed, along with the updated Brain Cave lineup, below...
Brooklyn indie rock trio Radical Dads are busy working on their sophomore album, but in the meantime they've contributed a track to a four-way split 7" single titled Torrential Zen which pits them and another Brooklyn band, Dinosaur Feathers, against two band from Milwaukee: The Fatty Acids, and Sat. Nite Duets, You can stream RD's contribution, "Holidays Underwater," below.
The single is out Friday (11/9) and you can buy one from the band directly that night when they open for Forgetters at Death by Audio. Radical Dads and Dinosaur Feathers will both play an official Torrential Zen release party happening November 16 at Big Snow Buffalo Lodge with Laser Background and Dead Stars. The only other show on RD's horizon is January 18 at Glasslands with Georgia garage rockers Gringo Star and Backwords. Advance tickets for that one are available.
Speaking of Forgetters (the project of Jawbreaker/Jets to Brazil's Blake Schwarzenbach and Against Me!'s Kevin Mahon), they recently announced their new bassist, following the departure of former bassist, Caroline Paquita. The duo will now be joined by Michelle Proffit, frontwoman of Hiretsukan. You can also catch Forgetters opening for Bouncing Souls at one of their holiday shows at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park (12/29).
Radical Dads track stream is below.
Late '70s UK Oi! originators Cockney Rejects and '80s LA punks Youth Brigade are teaming up for a North American tour this February. The tour hits NYC on February 22 at Music Hall of Williamsburg with long-running NYC punk band Murphy's Law and Long Island's The Templars. Tickets for the MHOW show go on AmEx presale today (10/31) at noon with a general on-sale starting Friday (11/2) at noon. All tour dates are listed below.
Speaking of long running punk bands, as mentioned, the Bouncing Souls are doing their annual holiday shows at The Stone Pony (which survived Hurricane Sandy) from December 26 to 29. Since we last spoke, the openers for those shows have been announced. On 12/26 it's Paint It Black, The Curse, and Go! for the Throat; on 12/27 it's Man Overboard, Trapped Under Ice, and Born Annoying; on 12/28 it's The Casualties, Grey Area, and Team Vibes; and on 12/29 it's Barstool Prophets, Forgetters (who also have a new album and a Brooklyn show on the way), Make Do and Mend, and Wet Witch. Tickets for those shows are on sale now.
A list of all Cockney Rejects/Youth Brigade tour dates, the tour flyer, and some videos below.
Brooklyn's Forgetters (the current project of Blake Schwarzenbach, who previously fronted Jawbreaker and Jets to Brazil, and Kevin Mahon, formerly of Against Me!) are set to release their new self titled album on November 13 via their own Too Small To Fail label. The album was produced by J. Robbins (of Jawbox, Government Issue, Office of Future Plans, etc), who also worked on all three Jets to Brazil albums and Jawbreaker's Dear You. You can stream some clips and pre-order the album HERE. The cover art and tracklist is below.
They haven't announced a full tour in support of the album yet, but they'll play a local show just before its release at Death by Audio on November 9 with Radical Dads (ex-Clap Your Hands Say Yeah), Tiny Tusks, and The Weird Fantasy Band. No advance tickets for this show.
The cover art for the new album and a video of Forgetters at Death by Audio in 2010 are below.
The Homewreckers @ Cake Shop (pre-bust) - 1/8/2010 (by Shawn Scallen)
Forgetters were scheduled to play a late show at Cake Shop on Saturday night, but the cops shut down the venue for being over capacity before they went on. That's a picture of the Homewreckers playing right before the cops burst in and people made their way out to the frigid street. The LES venue has since reopened.
108 played Cake Shop earlier on Saturday. More on that show soon.
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Violens - Acid Reign (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Violens - Violent Sensation Descends (MP3)
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DOWNLOAD: Warm Ghost - Open the Wormhole In Your Heart (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Weed Hounds - Beach Bummed 7" (ZIP)
DOWNLOAD: Acylics - Nightwatch (MP3)
We'll start of this week with a giveaway. Violens play Santos this Saturday and if you'd like to win a pair of tickets to the show as well as a copy of the band's new album, Amoral, just send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with "VIOLENS" as the subject and we'll pick a winner at random.
I think Violens' debut is a pretty sweet slice of glossy goth pop, heavily in debt to bombastic '80s UK mope but with a modern sheen. If it's out-of-step with what's currently in favor in Brooklyn, it's all the more distinctive for it. It also sounds really good loud. Amoral may hold up pretty well down the line, too, as songs like "Violent Sensation Descends," "Acid Reign" (both downloadable above) and "The Dawn Of Your Happiness Is Rising" are cleverly-produced and catchy-as-hell.
What else is going on this week? MOJO Album of 2010 recipient John Grant plays two shows this week: an early show tonight (12/8) at Mercury Lounge and then Saturday (12/11) at The Rock Shop. If you haven't checked out the former Czars frontman's solo debut -- produced and backed by Midlake -- you should really do so. From MOJO's year-end review:
[Midlake]'s intervention supplied confidence, empathy and a meticulous '70s soft rock sound, allowing Grant to channel a life's worth of vitriol and self-flagellation into songs of spiritual hunger, emotional fireworks and bile-black humour that always searched for self-improvement and atonement. Here were tales of alcohol and cocaine dependency, self-hate and destructive love affairs that raised the twin ghosts of Patsy Cline and Karen Carpenter. The result was in an intensely bittersweet pop record, that, like a couple of similar MOJO classics before it -- Antony's I Am a Bird Now and Bon Iver's For Emma... -- sounded like it's creator had been waiting his whole life to make.You can listen to the whole shebang via a widget at the bottom of this post. Unfortunately, Midlake won't be backing him on these shows so we won't get Queen of Denmark is it's truly epic glory but I have a feeling that Grant, with help from multi-instrumentalist Casey Chandler, will do just fine on a smaller scale.
Trip hop pioneer Tricky is here this week as well, with shows at Le Poisson Rouge tomorrow (12/9) and Brooklyn Bowl on Friday (12/10). Here's one of those artists that even that despite a string of lackluster records, I always give the new album a chance. While there are more than a few regrettable moments on Mixed Race (I don't think anybody could make a Peter Gun sample work in 2010), there's also some of the best we've heard from him in ages that drip that paranoid, slow-burn cool that made his first two albums classics.
Atlas Sound, Feb 2010 @ the Bell House (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
While Deerhunter's terrific Halcyon Digest is finding its way into many's Top Ten of 2010 lists (maybe mine, we'll see), Bradford Cox stays busy as Atlas Sound who play an Maxwell's on Friday (12/10) and The Bell House on Saturday (12/11). Has any other artist been on such a creative hot streak as Cox since 2008? The guy releases at least one "official" album a year in one of his two guises, with regular demo dumps via his blog that are almost always worth downloading. Like the four-part Bedroom Databank series we got in the last two weeks. May this ride never end.
And a few more picks, day-by-day, for shows not covered above.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8
It's the 30th anniversary of John Lennon's death, and Glasslands pays tribute tonight with a cavalcade of indie names, including: Acrylics, Amazing Baby, Nicole Atkins, Here We Go Magic, Eytan & The Embassy, Psychic, Teen, The Royal Chains, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, Bizi Gara, Class Actress, and Brian Harding. Proceeds go to Arts Education International.
Over at Death by Audio, you can catch a rock-solid bill featuring bash-pop duo Sisters, Total Slacker offshoot Web Dating, indie rock quartet Shark?, sleazoid garage rockin' X-Ray Eyeballs, and Philly duo Slutever.
photos by Andrew St. Clair
Obits @ Knitting Factory
Obits played two hometown nights in a row at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn over the weekend. On Friday, November 12th, the packed show was with Shark? and Jawbreaker frontman Blake Schwarzenbach's band forgetters. Saturday night was with Bottomless Pit (ex-Silkworm) and Black Helicopter. Pictures from Friday are in this post, as is a full video stream of Obits' performance, captured by the Knitting Factory livestream, from that night (below in two parts).
Obits are now resting for the holidays, but will head out on a proper, albeit short, Southeastern tour in the new year with Gentleman Jesse and His Men who meanwhile have New Years Eve and New Years Day shows scheduled at the Earl in Atlanta with Gringo Star and Noot d' Noot. Gentleman Jesse and His Men played a show at Knitting Factory back on 10/22 (CMJ), and Knitting Factory taped that, and you can watch that in full below too.
Tour dates and more pictures and those videos, 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...
Forgetters at Generation Records (cred)
Lest we... um, fail to remember... Forgetters have a ton of shows on the horizon with bands as varied as Hard Skin and The Rival Mob (tickets), Obits (at Knitting Factory 11/12, tickets), and a show TONIGHT (9/28) where the band will team up with Shellshag and Ververitse to play Death By Audio.
Shellshag has a few other shows coming up too. The band will play another FOUR NYC shows in the coming month. On 10/9 look for the band to play ABC No Rio with Homeowners, Aye Nako, & Mirrors and Wires and on 10/15 they'll be back at Death By Audio with The Measure [sa], Bridge and Tunnel, The New Dress, & Zombie Dogs. The next day (10/16) look for Shellshag at Lulu's with Landlord, The Fish, and Marvin Berry and The New Sound (excellent Back To The Future reference), and 10/28 will see the Brooklyn band play Bruar Falls with Hartwell & Dirty Excuse.
"Quite different, post-rock and instrumental beat tones involved four men from the Bells. Two Guitars interweaving into one another, accurate drums, a driving bass and the knowledge of the history of two members of bands such as Jawbox and the 2009 resolution, most recently at SubPop domiciled Oxford Collapse, provide a spellbound end and enthusiastic audience. Bells maintain a remarkable own blog, which also contains beautiful photos of this gig can be found further on."BELLS≥ have a new coming up in the very near future.. at Bruar Falls in Brooklyn on 10/8 with The Carribean, Video Daughters, and Y/Y.
Blake Schwarzenbach of Jawbreaker's new band Forgetters play Cake Shop tonight (9/10). It's one of their many upcoming shows, and while that's already a good enough reason to head to the Manhattan venue, there's also another: BELLS≥ play as direct support in what will be their first show ever.
So who the hell is BELLS≥? Zac Barocas of Jawbox sits in behind the kit, with Adam Rizer (Oxford Collapse) on bass, and Chris Ernst/Steve Shodin on guitars. The instrumental band has a new LP due in October entitled There are Crashers (not sure what label, but that's it pictured above).
One member of Jawbreaker. One member of Jawbox. Together again (for one night at least).
It's one of two shows that BELLS≥, no relation to BEAK>, will play this weekend. The second is Saturday in Maryland, and features yet another new Jaw-member band on the bill...
"If you're not familiar with them yet, OFFICE OF FUTURE PLANS is the new band from J ROBBINS (of such legendary bands as Government Issue, Jawbox and Burning Airlines). OOFP has been playing around the Baltimore/D.C. area for the past year or so, and has recently been in the studio working on their debut record. This will be the band's second-to-last show of 2010 so that J can focus on the upcoming Government Issue reunion and the band can finish recording. Don't miss this chance to see them!"That chance to see them, and BELLS≥, takes place at Windup Space in Baltimore
Videos and more info below...
Forgetters at Red 7 in Austin (more here)
Few hardcore and punk shows to put on your radar....
Forgetters will team with Oi band Hard Skin and Boston hardcore The Rival Mob for a killer three-way at Europa on Oct 22nd. Tickets are on sale. The show is one of three on Blake Schrazenbach's horizon. Forgetters will also play Cake Shop with Pregnant, These Days, and Bells on 9/10 and support Obits at Knitting Factory on 11/12. Their first 7" is out on September 21st.
Word is that Veins (with Mark McCoy of Das Oath, Charles Bronson, etc) was originally on the Hard Skin bill, but had to drop off, and speaking of Mark McCoy, his other project Failures has another show coming up. Australia's Straightjacket Nation will headline 538 Johnson with Failures, Vile Gash, Scapegoat, and Confines on 10/2. Veins, which also features members of Drunkdriver, Das Oath, and Castevet, recently pressed their great cassette on 7" vinyl. Pick up a copy via Youth Attack, it rules.
Speaking of Youth Attack, Brutal Chicago hardcore band Raw Nerve released their incredible self-titled LP on the label earlier this year. Though copies of that are long gone, you can still catch the band when they headline Acheron on 10/16 along with Manipulation, Perdition, and Concrete Cross (members Disnihil/Celebrity Murders).
And last but certainly not least, look for a double dose of Danish Hardcore punk from Hjertestop when they play NYC twice in early November. On 11/8, look for the band to play The Charleston with Night Birds, Nomos, and Crazy Spirit while 11/9 gets Acheron with Swedes Fy Fan! and Crazy Spirit.
A video of forgetters playing Generation Records in 2009, below...
DOWNLOAD: Bottomless Pit - "38 Souls" (MP3)
Obits at a Pool Party (more by Chris LaPutt)
I know it's easy to get riled up about the recent impromptu Hot Snakes reunion, but the bands that spawned from that are also great. Obits have lined up a pair of NYC dates in the coming months. Tickets go on sale on Saturday, 8/21, at 10AM for a pair of Obits shows at Knitting Factory: November 12th with forgetters and Shark? & November 13th with Bottomless Pit (ex-Silkworm) and Black Helicopter.
Bottomless Pit (ex-Silkworm) have just released their new LP, Blood Under The Bridge, via Comedy Minus One. Spanning nine tracks, the LP is the band's second full-length, and features "38 Souls" available for download above.
Full Obits and Bottomless Pit dates, Forgetters album art/tracklisting, and more below..
The new Skippy-booked, Bowery-associated, Park Slope music venue is selling tickets for (two) shows on Ticketfly.
UPDATE: They just added a bunch more shows to Ticketfly. The current July schedule is listed below...
Two final NYC Voxtrot shows are now on sale.
Forgetters are playing The Bell House on May 27th with Holopaw and Callers. Tickets are on sale.
Tickets are on sale for the 2nd Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros show at Webster Hall.
DEADMAU5 are playing the Wellmont Theatre on July 27th. Tickets are on sale.
Katzenjammer are playing Mercury Lounge on July 6th. Tickets are on sale.
Tickets are on sale for two Fiery Furnaces shows happening in NYC in June (one is a Northside show).
Three of the four Northside Festival shows happening at Music Hall of Williamsburg are on sale (Thao & Mirah, Woodsist Fest, and Islands). The BrooklynVegan show is NOT on sale until Saturday now because it couldn't get into Ticketmaster in time.
Northside Festival badges are also on sale.
by Andrew Frisicano
DOWNLOAD: Don Giovanni Records sampler (ZIP)
forgetters @ Bowery Ballroom (twipic)
Don Giovanni Records hosted a seven-band showcase at Bowery Ballroom on Saturday, February 6th. The lineup for that included Shellshag, forgetters, Screaming Females, JEFF the Brotherhood, The Measure (SA), Black Wine and Groucho Marxists - all of which, minus JEFF and forgetters, are represented in the compilation linked above.
Videos from the Bowery Ballroom show are posted below. One clip captures JEFF starting off their set with a pitch-dark solo guitar intro to their album-opening rocker "Heavy Days." JEFF the Brotherhood and Screaming Females have added a Brooklyn show to their upcoming tour dates together. They'll be at Death By Audio on February 23rd with Stupid Party. A show flyer is below
Other video highlights include a look at forgetters, Blake Schwarzenbach's newish trio who have yet to release a proper recording (song intro: "this is a psychedelic odyssey...to Southern California"). forgetter's only other upcoming show is a certain festival down South: Harvest of Hope Fest, taking place March 12th-14th in St. Augustine, FL. The massive, impressive lineup for the fest (which hosted the National, Broken Social Scene, Girl Talk, the Faint & more last year) includes Billy Bragg, The Mountain Goats, Dr. Dog, Anvil, Rogue Wave, Strike Anywhere, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Man Man, Dead Prez, Japanther, Freelance Whales and many more. Tickets are on sale. The full list of bands is below. (As for that other upcoming festival, we hope forgetters make it to SXSW, but it should be noted that they did just play Austin in November.)
The Bowery show was a release party for Shallshag's new Rumors in Disguise and Screaming Females' self-explanatory Singles, both of which come out February 9th on Don Giovani. The video for Shellshag's "Resilient Bastard," off that, is below.
More videos of guitar shredding, pop-punk, crowdsurfing, etc. are below...
tonight in NYC
* Kevin Shea @ The Stone
* Death Vessel @ Sycamore
* Keren Ann @ City Winery
* Terry Karydes benefit @ Maxwell's
* Matisyahu, Dub Trio @ Webster Hall
* Reggie Watts, Locksley @ The Bell House
* Claudia Quintet @ Douglass Street Music Collective
* GWAR, Job for a Cowboy, The Red Chord @ Irving Plaza
* Love Like Deloreans, New Prosthetics, Mazing Vids @ Glasslands
* Lee "Scratch" Perry, Popo, Pace Won & Mr. Green @ Highline Ballroom
* Toro y Moi, Lunar Youth, Drawlings, Rifle Recoil @ Cake Shop
* Yellow Fever, Slingshot Dakota, Shellshag, Stolen Parts @ Silent Barn
* Led Er Est, Blank Dogs, Tickley Feather, Silk Flowers @ Monster Island Basement
* A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Casino Versus Japan, Tycho, Shigeto @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
Galaxy of NJ Musicians: Concert to Help Terry Karydes Beat Parkinson's Disease feat. Freedy Johnston / The Individuals / Dennis Diken with Bell Sound / Tammy Faye Starlite / Kate Jacobs Band / The Schramms / Demolition String Band / The Guitar Bar All-Stars / George Usher / Karen Kuhl Band / Antietam + DJ Selector 6 p.m. Suggested Donation $15Tickets are still on sale.
Today's Bell House show is the first of three Reggie Watts shows in a row that are being taped for a CD & DVD.
"Casino Versus Japan is the recording name for Erik Kowalski, a United States-based electronic musician who produces intelligent dance music (IDM for short)." He makes a rare appearance at Le Poisson Rouge tonight with A Sunny Day in Glasgow.
forgetters played Market Hotel on Friday night. Video below...
Screaming Females @ Terminal 5 last night (more by Chris La Putt)
Screaming Females are in midst of their two night run opening up for Arctic Monkeys at Terminal 5. The second of those is tonight (12/11). Also playing a NYC show tonight are Blake Schwarzenbach & forgetters, who kick off their tour at Market Hotel (with Humanbeast and Chastity Wig).
forgetters and Screaming Females play a NYC show together on February 6th for a Don Giovanni Records showcase show with Shellshag JEFF The Brotherhood, The Measure (SA), Black Wine(ex-Ergs) and Groucho Marxists at Bowery Ballroom (note: forgetters & JEFF are not actually on the label). Tickets are on sale.
Don Giovanni is putting out a new 7" collection from Screaming Females, Singles, on February 9th. The Bowery show is the first date in Screaming Females' tour with JEFF the Brotherhood, which runs through February (best. tour. ever.).
JEFF just opened for Ted Leo at Bowery Ballroom on Sunday and played Mercury Lounge the night after.
Show flyer, more dates & stuff below...
forgetters @ Red 7 (Fun Fun Fun Fest afterparty) in Austin - 11/8/09
forgetters, the newish trio fronted by Jawbreaker's Blake Schwarzenbach (a punk rock poet and a scholar), have scheduled a short tour down the East Coast that kicks off with a Brooklyn show at Market Hotel on Friday, December 11th with Humanbeast and Chastity Wig.
forgetters made an appearance at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin this year. Actually they played one of the fest's official afterparties at Red 7 on Sunday, November 8th. The two pictures here are from that stelllar and surprisingly tight show where Blake introduced and closed the set by reminding the Texas crowd that they were "forgetters from Brooklyn, NY". Two weeks earlier the group played one of their only other shows ever, an in-store at NYC's Generation Record (10/25). A video from the in-store show and all tour dates below...
forgetters @ Lit Lounge (photo by Bill Shouldis)
"forgetters were the reason for the season for me. Seven songs in just under a half-hour, with no retreads from the Thorns material. They all sounded like fast Blake Schwarzenbach songs, so if you've liked any of his musical projects, you will not find forgetters to be a drastic departure. I recorded the show. If you'd like it, and you're not going to sell it or otherwise rankle them, e-mail me and I'll send you a link. forgetters actually have a collective web presence, so keep track of their upcoming shows (and Blake's political leanings) here." [Jaded Scenester]forgetters (aka Blake Schwarzenbach's new project with Caroline Paquita. from Bitchin' & Kevin Mahon who used to drum in Against Me!) and The Bomb have scheduled an in-store appearance during the day at NYC's Generation Records on Sunday, 10/25. The show starts at 1PM and is FREE, while space is available. Videos from the Lit show below.
The show is one of two NYC shows for Chicago's The Bomb, who are also scheduled to play Europa on 10/24 with Used Kids & Basement Black. The Bomb is currently touring off of their new LP, Speed is Everything , which is out NOW via No Idea Records.
In semi-related news, the previously mentioned Iron Age day show at Generation Records is cancelled. Iron Age IS scheduled to make a pair of appearances in NYC though, including at Cake Shop on 10/16 with Mother of Mercy, War Hungry, and Thriller and at The Charleston on 10/17 with a killer diverse bill of Naam, The Banner, Brain Killer , Descender, and Dustheads. Flyer for The Charleston is below.
Naam was recently added to the FREE BrooklynVegan-BBG day party at Fontana's on 10/23.
Descender recently released their S/T EP for FREE download. Get that here, and get out to see them support Iron Age and/OR with Raise The Red Lantern/God's Revolver at Lit Lounge on 10/19.
Full tour dates for The Bomb, the Iron Age flyer and forgetters videos, below...
Blake Schwarzenbach of Jawbreaker debuted a new band, Thorns of Life with Aaron Cometbus and Daniela Sea, late last year. That band has broken up and Schwarzenbach's new trio, forgetters (who may continue playing Thorns of Life songs), with bassist Caroline Paquita and Kevin Mahon (the first drummer for Against Me!) is already slated to play a string of shows. The first of those will be this Friday, September 18th at Lit Lounge with Golden City (Eric Richter of Christie Front Drive), Solar Powered Sun Destroyer and Thought & Memory. All tour dates are below...