Obits played BK Bazaar, playing Acheron on New Year’s Eve; Brooklyn Rock Lottery expanded lineup
Obits @ BK Bazaar - 11/22/14 (via Kyle Page)
Brooklyn garage punk greats Obits played a one-off in their hometown this past Saturday (11/22) at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with Survival Knife, Hungry Ghost and Pink Avalanche. Anyone catch that? How was it? You can check out a video of them from that show, below.
Obits have now announced their next hometown show which happens New Year's Eve at Acheron, which is a pretty small venue and it sounds like this will be one of the rowdier NYE options in NYC. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Obits frontman Rick Froberg is also one of the many Brooklyn artists taking part in this year's Brooklyn Rock Lottery which also includes members of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Parquet Courts, Dismemberment Plan and more. Plus, since we last spoke, members of Girls Against Boys, Mutilation Rites, St. Lucia and more were added, as well as MC Tim Harrington (Les Savy Fav). Updated lineup below.
Rick Froberg's Drive Like Jehu/Hot Snakes bandmate John Reis also has a collaborative surf rock album and tour planned with The Blind Shake.
Obits video and Rock Lottery lineup below...
Brooklyn Rock Lottery - December 6 at Baby's All Right
Julia Kent (Antony and the Johnsons)
Annie Hart (Au Revoir Simone)
Carter Yatsutake (Bad Credit No Credit / Midnight Magic)
Drew Citron (Beverly)
Brandon Welchez (Crocodiles)
Josh Sinton (Darcy James Argue's Secret Society / Ideal Bread / Nate Wooley Quintet)
Travis Morrison (Dismemberment Plan)
Rick Froberg (Drive Like Jehu / Hot Snakes / Obits)
Mauro Refosco (Forro In the Dark / David Byrne's Band)
Olly Peacock (Gomez)
Jesse Kristin (Jukebox the Ghost)
Ryan Jones (Mutilation Rites)
Sean Yeaton (Parquet Courts)
Bob D'Amico (Sebadoh / Fiery Furnaces)
Eli Janney (Seth Meyers 8G Band / Girls Against Boys)
Maggie Carson (Spirit Family Reunion)
Ross Clark (St. Lucia)
Teeny Lieberson (TEEN)
Rob Pallotta (Tragedy: A Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond)
Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs / Drums & Drones)
MC'd by Tim Harrington (Les Savy Fav)