Entries tagged with: zombies
by Bill Pearis
Dum Dum Girls played a Devil's Night show at Brooklyn Bowl last night (10/31) and, as a band that clearly enjoys Halloween, Dee Dee, Jules, Sandy and Malia played as flesh-eating zombies. It was also one of the last dates on their Too True tour, and as such began the show by playing the album front to back. Having seen DDGs at various points from throughout the year, this was definitely the best I've heard these Too True songs sounding live, and Dee Dee's voice in particular was in great form. The band then took a little break and came back for a second set of older songs, including a few that they don't play very often, like their lovely cover of Strawberry Switchblade's "Trees and Flowers" from the End of Daze EP. They finished off the night, appropriately, with a cover of The Cranberries' "Zombies." A short video clip of that, Dum Dum Girls' Brooklyn Bowl setlist, plus more instagrams and a few cellphone pics, below.
The night also included sets from Ex Cops who also dressed up (Amalie was in zombie mode too) and played a set comprised of all new songs, save for maybe one, from the just-released Daggers. Christines did not get in the Halloween spirit but their Swervedriver/MBV brand of shoegaze sounded good (and loud) nonetheless.
DDGs pics and video below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
photos by Chris La Putt
King Hippo come to life - Saturday @ NY Comic Con
and just in time for tonight's Walking Dead premiere...
More pictures from this weekend's New York Comic Con at the Javits Center, below...
Gwar at MHoW (more by Chris La Putt)
This is a zombie event like no other!! Irving Plaza will be full of the undead!! Booze, Blood & GWAR!!In addition, to all of those prizes for costumes, you can also win prizes like "an original drawing of a full page from THE WALKING DEAD comic books". All of this insanity is for a good cause too; proceeds from the show will go toward The Smoot Family Fund, in honor of fallen Gwar member Cory Smoot. Tickets are on sale for this 21+ event.
...Take your official prom photo. Receive your official prom pin.
The Zombie King and Zombie Queen of the prom will receive special prizes...
There will be a "Pageant of the Undead" - Zombies don't do beauty pageants...they do gore pageants!
There will be a crowning of the King and Queen of the prom. Yes, there are prizes!
The grand finale is when the sickest band in metal history...Hark to the hideous majesty of your MASTERS, rulers of Earth, the MIGHTY GWAR will take the stage.
In related news, Ghoul recently returned from a tour with Gwar, will head out on the road for some dates on their campaign toward Maryland Deathfest and Chaos in Tejas. Look for that tour to hit Saint Vitus on May 23rd with Nashgul, Occultist, and Pizza Hi Five. Tickets are still available.
All tour dates and some video is below.
photos by Kurt Christensen
Speaking of bloody, BrooklynVegan photographer Kurt Christensen happened to be walking through Times Square on Tuesday when he was suddenly surrounded by zombies. Naturally he pulled out his camera. His shots are in this post.
AMC and FOX international networks are planning to stage a worldwide stunt that will begin at daybreak in Taipei and Hong Kong on Tuesday, October 26th. Taking direction from "The Walking Dead's" legendary make-up artist Greg Nicotero, hundreds of zombies will consecutively take over major cities worldwide during a 24-hour period. The planned global outbreaks will center in and around the world's major landmarks, including the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., Big Ben in London, the Prado Museum in Madrid, the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, the Acropolis in Athens and more.It was all just a publicity stunt to promote AMC's The Walking Dead - not quite as legendary as the recent Zombiecon event, but we like zombies and it's almost our favorite holiday Halloween, so what the heck. Pictures continue below...
photos by Chris La Putt
As many of you zombies know, this year our theme is brainless politics and zombie protest. This weekend we encourage you to interpret creatively, in that any way you want. We especially hope that you'll make and bring some zombie protest signs for something big we have planned..... to get you started, here are some slogan ideas for your sign...Zombies, some with signs, roamed the streets of NYC on Saturday afternoon. A whole bunch of pictures from the 2010 Zombiecon event, below....
"Eat the Poor"
"Repeal the Death Tax!"
"The Socialist Obama Nation is no place to live"
"Blood For Oil!"
"Yes I once dabbled in Witchcraft, but I am still a viable candidate" -Christine O'Donnell
"Yes We Can EAT YOUR BRAINS"
"Necrophilia is a Lifestyle Choice!"
"Death Panel of One"
"I'll give you my gun when you take it from my *cold*, *dead hands*!" -Charlton Heston
"In Brains We Trust"
"Die Free or Live!"
"Drill Baby Drill: A hole in your head"
"Just because I look like an Abortion doesn't mean I support them"
"End World Hunger - Eat Babies"
"Read my Rotting Skull: No New Taxes"
"You think these burns look bad? You should see my Koran"
"Socialism is for the living"
"These Colors Don't Ooze"
"Die now and avoid the Death Tax."
"Thank God I am a Zombie"
"Give me Brains or Give me Death"
"This Mamma Grizzly gonna eat your brains"
"The Obama Nation Is an Abomination, now prepare for Zombification"
"Gay Marriage is unnatural"
"My Momma voted for Obama, so I ate her brains"
"Lazarus, come out! The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with
strips of linen, and a cloth around his face."
Jesus said to them, "Take off the grave clothes and let him go." -John
today in NYC
* recovering from CMJ
* a benefit @ Cake Shop
* Coldplay @ the Izod Center
* Minus the Bear @ Starland Ballroom
* World Zombie Day @ Knitting Factory
* Young Widows, Tombs, Gods & Queens @ Europa
* The Muslims, The Browns, The Sundelles @ Union Pool
* Jay Reatard, Vivian Girls, Cola Freaks @ Santos House Party
* Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, No Kids, Katie Eastburn @ Maxwell's
well, it looked cooler at least....