BV-BBG day party @ Fontana’s (during CMJ 2009) – pics of Ume, Goes Cube, Crystal Antlers, Nebula & Naam
words by BBG, photos by Paul Birman
Goes Cube outside Fontana's
Goes Cube has scheduled a headlining show for TONIGHT (10/29) at Southpaw with Rumanian Buck, The Unawares, and Elyas Khan. The show is one of two that the band has scheduled in the next week, the second being with Outbreak, Hour Of The Wolf, Violent Bullshit, & Descender at Cake Shop on 11/3. More dates at the bottom of our pre-CMJ interview with the band.
Goes Cube was one of five bands that played the eclectic lineup at the BrooklynVegan Day Party on 10/23 at Fontana's (part of a full day which continued on at the same venue). From tribal psychedelic punk (Crystal Antlers) to full-on stoner riffery (Nebula, Naam) to post-hardcore thunder (Goes Cube) to the punky and spunky (Ume), the day was chock full of killer performances.
Ume started the day with their poppy and suprisingly heavy take on 90s post-punk that is both powerful and charming. Outside of her devilish coo, Lauren is an enigmatic guitarist; all flailing hair, swinging arms, and wild movements. If this band didn't have such catchy songs, you'd probably be content just watching.
Goes Cube was next on the bill, and as semi-old hands in the NYC scene, it's to be expected that this band delivered a heavy and passionate performance. Kudos to Goes Cube, and make sure and get out to see the local boys soon at one of their many upcoming dates.
Naam followed, balancing stoner riffery, psychedelia, and punishing power- there's a reason why they get attached to so many great bills in our city. Nebula headlined the day, playing their take on cali- psych with a new drummer Adam Kriney (La Otracina) in tow following the recent departure of Rob Oswald back to Karma To Burn. If you dig bluesy psychedelia delivered with power, Naam and Nebula are both for you.
Crystal Antlers are veterans of our Day Show, so we knew that catchy songs and punk bombast would be as great as ever. The show of one of THREE that day for Crystal Antlers, so our heartfelt thanks goes out to this hardworking band.
More pictures from the show below...