by Bill Pearis

No Joy @ BKNB 8/30/2014 (via @brooklynvegan instagram)

No Joy were in NYC over the weekend, playing Brooklyn Night Bazaar on Saturday night as part of a lineup that included Black Pus (Brian Chippendale of Lightning Bolt), Cousin Brian, and Flagland. Set against projections of (the reunited) Blood Brothers live footage, the Montreal group peppered their set with new material -- it's been about a year and a half since Wait to Pleasure -- along with songs from their two albums and EPs. Volume has always been in their arsenal, but No Joy seemed extra vociferous on Saturday and was easily the loudest set I've personally heard at BKNB. Perhaps they're just gearing up to compete in the loudness wars with soon-to-be tourmates Deafheaven. That tour kicks off in Brooklyn at Music Hall of Williamsburg on September 14 (sold out).

New York will get yet another chance to see No Joy as they'll play Mercury Lounge on September 15, the day after the MHOW show. That one is with their MTL pals Tonstartssbandht and tickets for the Mercury Lounge show go on sale Wednesday (9/3) at noon. Updated tour dates are listed below...


No Joy - 2014 Tour Dates
Sun 09/14/14 Music Hall Of Williamsburg Brooklyn NY w/ Deafheaven, Indian Handcrafts
Mon 09/15/14 Mercury Lounge, NYC w/ Tonstartssbandht
Tue 09/16/14 The Ballroom at The Outer Space Hamden CT w/ Deafheaven, Indian Handcrafts
Wed 09/17/14 The Met Cafe Pawtucket RI w/ Deafheaven, Indian Handcrafts
Thu 09/18/14 Tralf Music Hall Buffalo NY w/ Deafheaven, Indian Handcrafts
Fri 09/19/14 Opera House Toronto ON w/ Deafheaven, Indian Handcrafts
Sat 09/20/14 Il Motore Montreal QC Pop Montreal Music Festival w/ Deafheaven, Indian Handcrafts
Sun 09/21/14 Higher Ground Showcase Lounge South Burlington VT w/ Deafheaven
Tue 09/23/14 Ottobar Baltimore MD w/ Deafheaven
Wed 09/24/14 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights OH w/ Deafheaven
Fri 09/26/14 The North Door Austin TX Shmu, Young Tongue
Fri 11/07/14 Hasslefest Somerville MA

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