BBG’s guide to the heavy @ CMJ 2011
Kvelertak at Parkside in SF (more by Taylor Keahey)
While we couldn't be more excited about our own official showcase with Kvelertak, Skeletowitch, Tombs and Psychic Limb aboard the Jewel on 10/22 (tickets, the only boat show during CMJ and Tombs's only appearance), there are plenty of other noteworthy heavy events that go down this week.
CMJ isn't exactly thick with heavy music events, so we've taken the liberty of expanding a bit to accomodate for punk, hardcore, dark, and anything that experiments with the darker ends of the spectrum. Our guide is below. It encompasses all of the night shows (there are no day events for heavy music, sigh). Check it out....
Villains at Europa (more by BBG)
While BV faves Landmine Marathon are in town supporting Warbringer, and Death is at Music Hall of Williamsburg, the best top-to-bottom showcase goes to Villains, Occultation, Raspberry Bulbs, & Skull at Saint Vitus. Head there for a night of black metal inspired madness.
Trash Talk at BV Day Party in 2009 (more by Jacob Blickenstaff)
If there is one band that wins the "easiest to catch" award, it is definitely Trash Talk. The multi-BV showcase veteran will log FIVE shows in NYC over the course of their CMJ stay, but tonight is their first show at the will-be-wild-to-see-them-at Glasslands. This show and Cake Shop (the next night) will surely be their craziest of the bunch, although seeing Trash Talk in the New Museum on Saturday will definitely be a sight in itself (the show Atlas Sound was just added to).
No particular standout showcase for Wednesday, but favorites like A Place To Bury Strangers, Chelsea Wolfe, and even the new Ministry documentary are all going down that night. The full list of shows is at the end of this post.
Chelsea Wolfe at Saint Vitus (more by Amanda Hatfield)
You may feel the itch to get your spooky on with White Ring at Saint Vitus or head to Fontana's to catch Freshkills, but my pick for the evening definitely goes to Cake Shop, as the Life & Death PR showcase will feature Trash Talk, Chelsea Wolfe, and many more including a special guest.
Skeletonwitch at Best Buy Theater (more by Greg Cristman)
Pretty insane lineup at the Ballistic Missle showcase at Public Assembly, featuring names like 400 Blows, XDS, and many more, or you can head to Europa for a taste of Kvelertak and Skeletonwitch before they hit the boat the next evening. The Fucking Wrath and Hull will surely rule at Union Pool as well.
Youth of Today at Chaos in Tejas (more by BBG)
Outside of our own show on Saturday night, Converse is hosting a showcase featuring Youth of Today & Trash Talk plus a gang of Tee Pee-related bands and hip hop crews. If you don't head to either, make sure and check out Dysrhythmia at Union Pool with East of The Wall.
A full list of shows are below, see you out this week!
KVELERTAK Offernatt live @ SXSW 2011 (Full Metal Texas, BV/1000Knives stage)
KVELERTAK Blodtorst live @ SXSW 2011
Skeletonwitch @ The Southgate House 10-13-11
Tombs at SXSW BV/Profound Lore 2011
Psychic Limb | NYC @ Cake Shop | 12 Mar 2011
EVILLIVE (CMJ EDITION)
10/18 - Villains, Raspberry Bulbs, Occultation, Skull @ Saint Vitus
10/18 - Death, Cerebral Ballzy, Ninjasonik, Jersey Klan, Stack-Aly (DJ) @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/18 - Warbringer, Lazarus A.D., Landmine Marathon and Diamond Plate @ The Gramercy Theatre
10/19 - Descender, Bearface, Despite Everything, Unfun, Warm Needles @ The Charleston
10/19 - Hopewell, Weird Owl, The Main Street Gospel, Nordic Nomadic, Dead Stars @ Saint Vitus
10/19 - FIX: The Ministry Movie at Clearview Cinemas Chelsea, afterparty @ Mister H at Mondrian Soho
10/19 - Chelsea Wolfe, Religious To Damn, Hunters, The Love Butchers @ Europa
10/19 - A Place To Bury Strangers, Gauntlet Hair, Parts & Labor, Porcelain Raft, Exitmusic @ Union Pool
10/19 - Trash Talk, Tanlines, King Krule, Little Red, Teengirl Fantasy, Lemonade (DJ Set) @ Glasslands
10/20 - White Ring, Tearist, Nike7Up, Ritualz, Blissed Out @ Saint Vitus
10/20 - Freshkills, Dinowalrus, Cold Fronts, Ski Lodge, Joywave, Psychobuildings, Making Friendz @ Fontana's
10/20 - Special Guest, Trash Talk, Main Attrakionz, Wise Blood, Chrome Sparks, Psychic Ills, Chelsea Wolfe, Evan Voytas @ Cake Shop
10/20 - Dead To Me, The Flatliners, Banner Pilot, Old Man Markley, Arteries @ Union Hall
10/21 - BrooklynVegan day party @ Public Assembly w/ Chelsea Wolfe & more TBA
10/21 - 400 Blows, What Cheer? Brigade, XDS (formerly Experimental Dental School), Doomsday Student, Vaz, Ed Scharder's Music Beat, Whore Paint, Big Digits @ Public Assembly
10/21 - Psychic Ills, Led Er Est, Gary War, Amen Dunes @ Saint Vitus
10/21 - Kvelertak, Skeletonwitch, Barn Burner, Turbid North, Battlecross @ Europa
10/21 - Naam, Hull, The Fucking Wrath, Elks, Mirror Queen, Unstoppable Death Machines @ Union Pool
10/21 - Trash Talk, White Fence, Bleached, Colleen Green, Plateaus, Young Prisms @ Shea Stadium
10/21 - Tiger Flowers, Johnny Booth, Family, Colony, Gang Signs @ The Charleston
10/22 - Kvelertak, Skeletonwitch, Tombs, Psychic Limb @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise
10/22 - Dysrhythmia, East of the Wall, Meek is Murder, City of Ships @ Union Pool
10/22 - Youth of Today, AraabMUZIK, Kylesa, Trash Talk, Action Bronson, Mr. eXquire, Main, Attrakionz, Mouthpiece, T.F.W, Elks and Primitive Weapons @ Santos
10/22 - Friend Roulette, Right On Dynamite, Unicycle Loves You, Christopher Paul Stelling, Howth, Ghastly City Sleep, Adrienne Drake, HØLAS, The Sanctuaries @ Fontana's
10/22 - Ancient Sky, Bambara, Dead Stars & Such Hounds @ The Charleston
10/22 - AraabMUZIK, Trash Talk, Eric Copeland, Grimes, Light Asylum, Prince Rama, Xeno & Oaklander, Teengirl Fantasy, FORMA, Dive, Atlas Sound @ New Museum