by BBG

Wolvserpent at Acheron (more by BBG)

Let it be known that strength doesn't always lie in numbers. Wolserpent, the Idaho duo that absolutely floored me in their last outing at Acheron, will hit the road with A Story of Rats to play Acheron again on June 4th with a another show TBA. More details forthcoming, but if you aren't in NYC, make sure and catch this magnetic two piece on the road. They practice in ritualistic doom, and will rule that space in Bushwick that is turning 1 year old. All tour dates below.

Rosetta will team with Tidal Arms, Drummers, East of the Wall, and Don't Give a Fuck for a show at The Charleston on June 11th. The show is one of two dates on the band's calendar in the US. All dates are below.

Clouds are back in action, and will team with Disappearer to play new Brooklyn bar Saint Vitus on June 3rd. The show is one of two dates for the reactivated (?) band, with the second going down in their home base of Boston. All dates are below.

Coliseum are on tour in NYC for two shows this weekend. Enter to win a pair of tickets to either Public Assembly or Union Pool on the BrooklynVegan Facebook.

A rare and unmissable Black Flag tour documentary from 1986(!) was recently put on the Internet...

20 years ago I completed a one hour Super-8 sound film called "Reality 86'd". This film documented the last Black Flag tour in 1986, which I was a part of (I drummed and sang in Painted Willie). Greg Ginn signed us to his SST Records label and brought us on the road for six months that year, which turned out to be Black Flag's swan song. The tour and subsequent documentary also included Greg Ginn's Gone (who opened the show.) For reasons I will never really understand, SST Records owner / Black Flag guitarist and sole original member, Greg Ginn refused the film's release. Furthermore, he has held this film prisoner ever since.

So many years since I completed the documentary I continue to get messages from fans the world over asking me about the film. It's only music, and music needs to be shared, and it's for everybody. If you agree, feel free to share and pass this along.
-David Markey

Hostage no more, you can view Reality 86'd in its entirety on Vimeo. Kudos to Markey for preservation of such a crucial time capsule. A big list of upcoming NYC shows, below...

5/13 - Guitar Wolf, Cheap Time @ The Knitting Factory
5/13 - D.R.I. @ Gramercy Theatre
5/13 - Goes Cube, Descender, Primitive Weapons, Iron Tides @ St. Vitus
5/13 - Deftones, Funeral Party, The Dillinger Escape Plan @ Best Buy Theater
5/14 - Coliseum, Gods & Queens, Psychic Limb, Rise & Fall, Masakari @ Public Assembly
5/14 - Masakari, Black Kites, Grudges @ ABC No Rio
5/14 - Batillus, Mutant Supremacy, Mortals, Defeatist, Tournament, Bad Dream, Beer & Cable, +1TBA @ Acheron
5/14 - Coliseum, Rise & Fall, Masakari, Gods & Queens @ Public Assembly
5/14 - Danzig, Devildriver, 2cents @ Starland Ballroom
5/15 - Coliseum, The Austerity Program, The Year is One @ Union Pool
5/15 (day) - Misery Index, Suffocation, Mutant Supremacy, Humanity Falls, The Forrest Gump Mile High Marathon @ Santos
5/15 - A.N.S., Seasick, Sickoids, Long Pigs @ Acheron
5/18 - Fatality, Brohammer, Grotesque Euphoria, Winter's Thrall @ Acheron
5/19 - Cave In, Make Do, Mend, James Plotkin @ Santos Party House
5/20 - Defeated Sanity, Dysrhythmia, Andromorphus Rexalia @ Silent Barn
5/21 - The Kill, Noisear, Doubled Over, Copremesis, The Communion @ Shea Stadium
5/21 - Yo!Scunt, Retro Viral, Zombie Culture, Desensitized, Second Best @ Acheron
5/22 - Gypsyhawk, Natur, Hessian @ Acheron
5/22 - Internal Rot, Defeatist, Doubled Over, Grudges @ The Charleston
5/24 - Miasmal, Hatred Surge, Mammoth Grinder, Innumerable Forms, Internal Rot @ Acheron
5/24 - La Dispute, Defeater, Native, Former Thieves @ The Studio
5/25 - Cripple Bastards, Magrudergrind, The Kill, Noisear, Shitstorm @ Public Assembly
5/25 - Converge, Drop Dead, Trap Them, Burning Love @ Santos
5/27 - Across Tundras, Ominous Black, @ Union Pool
5/27 - Doom, Drop Dead, Teargas, Cross Stitched Eyes @ Europa
5/27 - Lead Stones, Plumerai @ The Charleston
5/28 - Orange Goblin, Gates of Slumber, Naam, Kings Destroy @ Santos
5/28 - Gorilla Biscuits, Agnostic Front, Sick of It All, Terror, Antidote, and many more @ Webster Hall
5/31 - Hooded Menace, Negative Plane, Anhedonist, Ilsa @ Union Pool
5/31 - Tragedy, Citizens Arrest, Teargas, Night Birds @ Europa
6/1 - Ghost, Sabbath Assembly, Natur @ The Studio
6/2 - Lie Still, Amputee, Artificial Brain @ The Charleston
6/2 - Liturgy @ Knitting Factory
6/3 - Marduk, Aura Noir, Black Anvil, Panzerfaust, HOD, Natur @ MHOW
6/3 - Clouds, Disappearer @ Saint Vitus
6/3 - Red City Radio, Captain, We're Sinking @ The Charleston
6/3 - Hellshot, Wrench, Misery, Open Denial @ The Production Lounge
6/3 - Boy Sets Fire, May 4th Massacre, Defeater @ The Studio
6/4 - Black Label Society @ Irving Plaza
6/4 - Wolvserpent, A Story of Rats @ Acheron
6/5 - Xerxes, Desensitized @ Party Xpo
6/6 - Melvins @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
6/6 - Melvins @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
6/9 - Omegas, Dry Spell, Mad World, DBCR @ Acheron
6/9 - Tombs, A Storm of Light, Panzerbastard, +1TBA @ The Studio
6/9 - Sensory Defect, Hypnoxia @ Europa
6/11 - Kieltolaki, Brain Killer, Nomad @ Acheron
6/11 - RZL DZL, Face Reality, Build and Destroy, DZL @ Acheron (early show)
6/11 - Rosetta, Tidal Arms, Drummers, East of the Wall, Don't Give a Fuck @ The Charleston
6/11 - skera, Death First, Curmudgeon, RVIVR, Knifey Spooney @ ABC No Rio
6/12 - TSOL, Shot Baker, and more @ Santos

Fri 5/13 in Portland, OR @ East End w/Witch Mountain
Tue 5/17 in SF, CA @ Thee Parkside w/Amber Asylum
Wed 5/18 in Oakland, CA @ Eli's Mile High Club w/Laudanum
Thu 5/19 in LA, CA @ Bordello Bar w/Wino (acoustic)
Fri 5/20 in Phoenix, AZ @ Sound Kontrol w/GOG, John Mannion, Rituals
Sat 5/21 in Santa Fe, NM @ Warehouse 21 Upstairs
Sun 5/22 in Las Cruces, NM @ The Trainyard w/Yazata, Ghost Icon
Mon 5/23 in Austin, TX @ Headhunters
Tue 5/24 in Dallas, TX @ Rubber Gloves
Wed 5/25 in Texarkana @ Dave's Skate Shop
Thu 5/26 in Shreveport, LA @ Dalzell
Fri 5/27 in Nashville, TN @ Little Hamilton
Sat 5/28 in Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge
Sun 5/29 in Columbia, SC @ One Unit Art Space
Mon 5/30 in Durham, NC @ Casbah w/MAKE
Tue 5/31 in Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/Wildildlife
Fri 6/3 in Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head
Sat 6/4 in Brooklyn, NY @ Acheron
Wed 6/8 in Milford, CT @ Daniel St w/Kayo Dot
Thu 6/9 in Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Arts w/Dwarf Fortress
Fri 6/10 in Columbus, OH @ Cafe Bourbon St
Sat 6/11 in Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar
Sun 6/12 in Chicago, IL @ Pancho's w/Tombs, A Storm of Light
Tue 6/14 in Milwaukee, WI @ Borg Ward
Wed 6/15 in Minneapolis, MN @ TBA
Thu 6/16 in Dubuque, IA @ Busted Lift
Fri 6/17 - TBA
Sat 6/18 - Denver, CO @ TBA

6/11-Brooklyn, NYC (Charleston) w/East of the Wall, DGAF
6/12-Philadelphia, PA (The Barbary) All Ages!!!!
6/21-GER - Mannheim @ Juz22.06 GER - Reutlingen @ Kulturzentrum Franz K

6/03 Greenpoint, NY @ St. Vitus Bar w/ Disappearer
6/04 Allston, MA @ Great Scott w/ 27, Disappearer, Lunglust

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