by Black Bubblegum

HR @ Crash Mansion, CMJ night 1 (by Mark Iantosca for Free Williamsburg)

Bad Brains have announced the opening bands for their previously discussed pair of shows at Irving Plaza. Re-reuniting NYHC heavyweights Killing Time and crazies No Redeeming Social Value are playing the first, and heavier, night (11/5). Trouble Andrew and a little band that you may have heard a little about around here, Rival Schools, are playing night two (11/6)! Tickets are still available for both 11/5 (here) and 11/6 (here).

Rival Schools play (a longer set) at Mercury Lounge later that SAME NIGHT. They also play Maxwell's two days earlier. Both of those are sold out.

Rival Schools recently played the BrooklynVegan Day Party at The Knitting Factory during CMJ while HR of Bad Brains played a CMJ show of his own. I got the chance to interview Walter Schreifels & Sammy Siegler of Rival Schools, and you can check out part one here. Part two is coming soon.

Speaking of Bad Brains... former drummer Chuck Treece and his skatepunk band McRad (see Powell/Peralta videos from the 80s) have a few area shows this week, including tonight (10/27) at Europa (tickets here) and 10/29 in the Old Office at the Knitting Factory (tickets here).

All Bad Brains dates below...

Bad Brains - 2008 Tour Dates
Nov 4 Washington, DC 930 Club
Nov 5 New York City Fillmore (Irving Plaza)
Nov 6 New York City Fillmore (Irving Plaza)
Nov 9 Austin, Tx Waterloo Park (Fun Fun Fun Fest)
Dec 6 - Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles CA
Dec 7 - House Of Blues, San Diego CA

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