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The Metalliance tour hits NYC tonight, Whitehorse is coming soon (here are pics from both at SXSW)

Metalliance photos by Samantha Marble, Whitehorse photos & words by BBG

Helmet @ Dirty Dog
Helmet

Metalliance swoops in on NYC TONIGHT (3/25) at Irving Plaza (tickets still available). The tour moves into its East Coast leg after hitting SXSW and the south last week. Pictures of Saint Vitus, Helmet, Crowbar, Kylesa, Red Fang, Howl, The Atlas Moth and more from the Austin stop adorn this post.

A friday night during SXSW is always nuts, but nothing could compare to the scene at Dirty Dog which was packed to the gills on 3/18. With a line snaking down the block through the already heavily trafficked 6th Street, Dirty Dog was clearly beyond capacity (and then some) with people itching to see the traveling festival to the riff, as well as the SXSW addition of the almighty Weedeater (the show also featured Witchburn, who I/we missed). Dirty Dog was the place to be that night for metal fans in the area and it showed; during Kylesa’s set the venue frantically removed tables to add extra capacity and even reportedly/unfortunately told a few bands that they had to remove their merch table as well. Venue issues aside, the bands sounded great and there was a reason why everyone wanted in; Metalliance is stacked with killer bands and performances.

Saint Vitus @ Dirty Dog
Saint Vitus

It may sound blasphemous, but knowing I would see Saint Vitus tonight in NYC, I left halfway through their set to head to the WFMU showcase down the street. It was there in a relatively light Barbarella that I caught one of my favorite performances at SXSW, Australians Whitehorse who tore the place down with their crushing death-doom punctuated with noise. Absolutely sick band that deserves to be playing to the hessian masses, and luckily for NYCers, you’ll be able to catch them with The Body at Acheron on 4/1.

More pictures from Metalliance and Whitehorse at WFMU, and tour dates, below.


The Atlas Moth by Samantha Marble

Atlas Moth

Atlas Moth

Atlas Moth

Atlas Moth

Atlas Moth

Atlas Moth

Atlas Moth

Atlas Moth

Howl by Samantha Marble

Howl

Howl

Howl

Howl

Howl

Howl

Howl

Howl

Howl

Red Fang by Samantha Marble

Red Fang

Red Fang

Red Fang

Red Fang

Red Fang

Red Fang

Red Fang

Weedeater by Samantha Marble

Weedeater

Weedeater

Weedeater

Weedeater

Weedeater

Weedeater

Weedeater

Weedeater

Weedeater

Kylesa by Samantha Marble

Kylesa

Kylesa

Kylesa

Kylesa

Kylesa

Kylesa

Kylesa

Kylesa

Kylesa

Crowbar by Samantha Marble

Crowbar

Crowbar

Crowbar

Crowbar

Crowbar

Crowbar

Crowbar

Crowbar

Crowbar

Crowbar

Helmet by Samantha Marble

Helmet

Helmet

Helmet

Helmet

Helmet

Helmet

Helmet

Saint Vitus by Samantha Marble

Saint Vitus

Saint Vitus

Saint Vitus

Saint Vitus

Saint Vitus

Saint Vitus

Saint Vitus

Saint Vitus

Saint Vitus

Saint Vitus

Whitehorse by BBG

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Whitehorse

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Whitehorse

Whitehorse

METALLIANCE – 2011 TOUR DATES
03/25/11 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
03/26/11 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
03/27/11 Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
03/28/11 Merriam, KS @ Aftershock (No Helmet)
03/29/11 Denver, CO @ The Summit
03/31/11 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
04/01/11 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
04/03/11 San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
04/04/11 San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
04/05/11 Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues


Whitehorse & the Body – 2011 Tour Dates
March 25th: ATLANTA at Local 529
March 26th: RALEIGH at Motorco Music Hall
March 27th: RICHMOND at Strange Matter w. Windhand & Druglord
March 28th: BALTIMORE at Golden West w. Oak
March 29th: DC
March 30th: PHILADELPHIA at The Barbary (afternoon show) w. James Plotkin
April 1st: BROOKLYN at The Acheron w. Unearthly Trance
April 2nd PROVIDENCE at Machines with Magnets

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