OFF!, Cerebral Ballzy & NASA Space Universe played Bowery Ballroom (pics & setlist)
photos by Amanda Hatfield
OFF! @ Bowery Ballroom - 5/17/14
Before they even played a single note, the mood inside Bowery Ballroom was pretty unruly as cups of beer were projected at the stage as the punk vets in the supergroup OFF! took the stage. Singer Keith Morris, who used to front Black Flag and Circle Jerks, took his mic and said, "Don't throw your beer! Drink your beer! Don't be a fucking moron!" He then went on to introduce the band which features Dimitri Coats from Burning Brides, Redd Kross bassist Steven Shane McDonald, and Rocket from the Crypt drummer Mario Rubalcaba, and as they started their engines Morris shouted, "...and we are OFF!" The band went into their high-octane old-school garage punk sound that has had fans around the world thrilled for bringing the sound that made them infamous in their respective previous band back to a new generation who have really only heard that type of sound on records.
As circle pits broke out, stage divers launched into the crowd-- including Coats, and fists were punching the air, OFF! turned Bowery Ballroom into another legendary Bowery venue, CBGB's which was up the street from where everyone was letting loose on Saturday night. With a mix of old and new school punks, it was a chance to relive the glory days of a genre that in its purest form was its rawest. [Officially A Yuppie]
Hardcore punk supergroup OFF! brought their tour to NYC over the weekend for a Bowery Ballroom show on Saturday (5/17). The tour is in support of their new album, Wasted Years, and included plenty off that, plus older favorites like "Black Thoughts" and "Jeffrey Lee Pierce." Opening the show were their similarly punk tourmates, NYC's Cerebral Ballzy and Santa Ana's NASA Space Universe whose singer spent the show on the floor. Pictures of the whole show are in this post.
They continue, with OFF!'s setlist, below...
NASA Space Universe
OFF! at Bowery Ballroom - 5/17/14 Setlist: (via)
Void You Out
Borrow and Bomb
Now I'm Pissed
No Easy Escape
King Kong Brigade
Red White and Black
I Got News for You
Legion of Evil
Over Our Heads
Jeffrey Lee Pierce
I Don't Belong