Entries tagged with: the Marked Men
by Bill Pearis
"because I hate hyperbole I'll simply say The Marked Men are the greatest." - @CSTB
"The Marked Men! Some things really do live up to their hype." - @BannedInJapan
"Marked Men was as close to a religious experience as it gets." - @carennerac
The Marked Men @ Saint Vitus 2/7/2014
Denton, TX punks The Marked Men just wrapped up a busy weekend in NYC, playing three sold-out shows in two days. As the band haven't released a new album since 2009 and have only ever played NYC a handful of times, there were some people who hit all three shows. I hit the Friday night (2/7) show and these Texans' ability to burn white-hot can make a full convert out of a casual fan like myself. The band, who spent the afternoon rehearsing at Vitus, packed in a lot of songs into their tight 45-minute, no-encore set, and it was a sing-a-long pretty much the entire time. Openers Tenement (fist-pumping, pedal-to-the-metal rock) who played the Don Giovanni showcase a day earlier and Future Punx (Oingo Boingo style new wave) were great too.
If you missed The Marked Men's shows, unARTig was there, video camera in hand and has full sets from Friday's show, plus Saturday's (2/8) matinee and night show.. You can watch those, and check out setlists for all three shows, below.
Future Punx have a couple NYC shows coming up: February 22 at Glasslands with Christines and Yvette (tix); and opening for La Femme at Glasslands on March 23.
Videos and setlists of all three The Marked Men shows below...
Garage punk greats The Marked Men already announced two NYC shows with some pretty great openers (their first shows here in eight years), and after selling out both almost instantly, they've now got a THIRD show happening as an early matinee before the Saturday (2/8) show at Saint Vitus. Doors for this one are at 1 PM, and openers include Pittsburgh punks Kim Phuc (who're reuniting for the show) plus special guests. Tickets will be available via Ticketfly on Wednesday (1/29).
Stream some Marked Men and Kim Phuc below...
by Andrew Sacher
Radiator Hospital at 285 Kent in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
As discussed, Denton punk greats The Marked Men are returning to NYC for two shows here at Saint Vitus on February 7 and 8, their first appearances here in eight years (presented by Noisey). The lineups have just been announced for both shows: the first night, which is sold out, will be opened by Future Punx and an unannounced guest, and the second night will be opened by Iron Chic, Radiator Hospital and Worriers. Tickets for that excellent four-band bill go on sale Friday (1/10) at noon.
You can also catch Radiator Hospital a few days after that show at the Double Double Whammy showcase at Shea Stadium on 2/12 with Generifus, Frankie Cosmos, Crying and Quarterbacks.
Worriers play NYC that weekend too at the Don Giovanni showcases. They play Music Hall of Williamsburg on 2/7 with Laura Stevenson, Shellshag, Upset and Nude Beach. Tickets for that show and the 2/8 MHOW show (including a 2-day pass option) are still available. Tickets for the DG showcase at DbA (2/6) are still available too.
Speaking of Chumped, they recently announced a tour with Brooklyn's Adult Dude which includes a local show on February 1 at Lulu's (113 Franklin St) with Jawbreaker Reunion and Island Twins. Admission is free and so is the pizza. All dates on that tour are listed, along with the Lulu's show flyer and tour flyer, below.
We've written about Chumped a few times, but if you haven't listened to Adult Dude yet, they're very worth checking out as well. They released an EP, simply titled EP, back in July and it brilliantly mixes Dinosaur Jr-isms (drawling vocals, big riffs) with melodic Superchunk/Thermals-style punk. For five tracks clocking in under ten minutes recorded by a band who had only been around for just over a year, there's some pretty big statements packed in there, and hopefully this only means more great material is to come. You can stream the EP in full below and download it (name your price) at bandcamp. You can also catch Adult Dude before the Chumped tour at Bowery Electric on 1/17 with The Tye Trybe, Twin Berlin and The Battery Electric.
All dates are listed, along with streams and flyers, below...
The Marked Men at Chaos in Tejas 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
As discussed, Denton garage punks The Marked Men are returning to NYC to play their first show here in eight years at Saint Vitus on February 7. That show has sold out, but they've added a second date happening at the same venue a day later (2/8). Stay tuned for ticket info and openers.
The Marked Men at Chaos in Tejas 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Denton garage punk greats The Marked Men have been rather quiet lately, instead spending time on other projects like Radioactivity, Mind Spiders, High Tension Wires and many others. They haven't released an album since 2009's excellent Ghosts, and they haven't played NYC since 2006, but the latter will change when the band comes over for a Noisey-presented show at Saint Vitus on February 7. Tickets for the show are on sale now. It's their only scheduled date at the moment.
Watched some Marked Men videos below...
Screaming Females at Bowery Ballroom in September (more by Amanda Hatfield)
We've been asking around for artists to tell us their favorite albums of 2013, and the people at NJ punk/indie rock label Don Giovanni Records sent over some lists from a few of their artists. At the bottom of this post, you can browse the lists from label co-founder Joe Steinhardt (also an artist on the label as Modern Hut), DC post-punks Priests, eclectic Brooklyn duo Shellshag, Amherst sludge rockers California X, Wisconsin punk rippers Tenement, Hilly Eye, Lauren Measure's new pop punk band Worriers, and Marissa Paternoster, the shredder/vocalist of Screaming Females (and also the brains behind Noun). One major trend on the lists is that the self-titled debut from Radioactivity (the new band of The Marked Men's Jeff Burke and Mark Ryan) appears more than any other album. If you haven't heard that one yet, you can stream it below.
As discussed, most of the bands mentioned will be playing the Don Giovanni showcases happening in Brooklyn on February 6 at 285 Kent and February 7 and 8 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for 285 Kent and MHOW (including a 2-day pass option) are still available.
Lists and streams 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.
Chaos in Tejas 2013 (5/30 - 6/2) expands yet again with some mammoth additions to their lineup! Among today's announcements are names like Framtid (from Japan, playing their first and only US show!), Infest (who are also playing MDF), Total Control, the Men, Iron Lung, the Marked Men, Effluxus, Absu, Mammoth Grinder, Mitochondrion, Screaming Females, Step Forward, UV Race, Wiccans and Wrathprayer.
Full lineup so far is below, with 100+ bands still TBA. The announcement comes on the heels of last month's batch of bands that included Bolt Thrower, Final Conflict, Abigail, Manilla Road, and more. Ticketing info for the weekend are forthcoming.
Check out the current Chaos lineup, as well as releated video, below.
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 & Harriet Roberts, words by BBG
While Tim and I were getting pummeled by riffs and falling audience members, Keith Marlowe and Harriet Roberts were avoiding stage-divers as well. Textbook Committee headlined a show at Red 7 on the second night of Chaos in Tejas, though it was a rare appearance from The Marked Men that had the community buzzing about. Textbook Committee and the Marked Men were joined by a reunited F.Y.P., This is My Fist, England's The Shitty Limits, Chinese Telephones, and Secret Prostitutes at the venue, and pictures of all but Textbook Committee and Secret Prostitutes are in this post.
Rorschach at The Charleston (more by Ryan Muir)
Last year's jaw-dropping lineup at Chaos In Tejas was sick, and 2010 is proving to be no different. For four days across four different Austin venues, May 27th to the 30th at Emo's, Mohawk, Red 7 and Beerland, the festival will offer some of the most impressive names in the independent/underground scene including the indestructible Rorschach, the first ever US appearance from Australian punk greats X, a one-time reunion of Japanese crust-core band Bastard, the quirky cutesy indie pop-punk of Grass Widow, Gehenna (who just played A389), Subhumans, Bastard Noise (who have a new record), Bone Awl, BV faves Jeff The Brotherhood, The Spits, Psychedelic Horseshit, Ty Segall, The Ponys, Iron Lung (who recently played Cake Shop), Poison Idea, Inquisition, and many many many others.
In addition to the obvious mayhem that will ensue over the four days, Chaos in Tejas will also showcase art from some of the scene's most interesting names including Tim Kerr (of Big Boys), Winston Smith (responsible for tons of collage work, including the Dead Kennedys best album art), and Bryan Ray Turcotte (best known for his book Fucked Up and Photocopied).
The full (and intimidating) list is below...