DudeFest 2010 in pics & video (Arab on Radar, Municipal Waste, Landmine Marathon, Phoenix Bodies, Failures & more)
words by BBG, photos by Kris Arnold
Arab on Radar
Indianapolis was ablaze this weekend (July 9th & 10th), as Arab on Radar and Municipal Waste headlined Dudefest in Indianapolis, Indiana as part of a two day event in that city. The event also featured many other luminaries from the hardcore/underground metal scenes which also featured Voetsek (coming to NYC), Capsule, Get Rad (profiled here), Coffinworm (coming to NYC), Failures & Vaccine (who played NYC last night, pics coming soon), Landmine Marathon (who play NYC TWICE this week, with Salome), Trap Them (their new EP is out now), Phoenix Bodies, Pollution (who have a new 12"), and many others. Our photographer sent in his notes...
Dudefest, Day 1: The evening started off fairly sparse with a few crowding to the front to watch the bands and the occasional minipit. The hall was packed densely with merch booths and the bathroom supplying the Emerson Theater classic carnival game, piss on the cockroach in the urinal until he drowns. The crowd seemed to pick up by the time Landmine Marathon took stage, but it was the full force rage of Municipal Waste that really brought things into a fury.
Day 2: Irony-a-plenty at the ES Jungle. For those that don't know its a church and you can only chuckle when bands like Black Arrows of Filth and Impurity are on the bill and you're staring down a line of people wearing t-shirts depicting bloodied carcasses atop a pentagram. This day was a bit more rough and by the end of the night it turned into a photography war zone, just replace bombs with people, feet, and elbows.
Twitter reports confirm the reign of terror brought forth by Arab on Radar at Dudefest, their second show in a week as the band also played AS220 in their native Rhode Island on July 3rd. The band is currently working on a new record with no release date set yet.
Videos from both Arab on Radar shows and more pictures from Dudefest (Capsule, Failures, Municipal Waste, Landmine Marathon, Phoenix Bodies, and more... WARNING: don't look on an empty stomach), below...
Dudefest, July 9, 2010 Lineup
10:15 Municipal Waste
8:45 Landmine Marathon
8:00 Suis La Lune
6:30 Get Rad
5:50 Disciples of Christ
Dudefest, July 10, 2010 Lineup
10:15 Arab on Radar
8:45 Trap Them
8:00 Phoenix Bodies
5:45 Weekend Nachos
5:00 Black Arrows of Filth and Impurity
3:30 Mammoth Grinder
Arab on Radar
Arab on Radar at Dudefest 2010
Arab on Radar at AS220 in Providence, RI, July 3rd, 2010