Seminal UK punks Subhumans wrapped up their US tour this Saturday at Knitting Factory Brooklyn to a sold out crowd -- a crowd that exploded with frenzied energy from the instant the first raucous song began and didn’t let up all the way through a blistering set of well-loved punk classics. The band ripped through over 20 songs, with the audience hitting a fever pitch during anthems “Mickey Mouse Is Dead” and “No,” both from the band’s 1983 debut album The Day The Country Died. These songs may date back to the early 80s, but they remain relevant as ever in the cultural and political climate of 2018.

They were joined by local NYC punx Escasos Recursos and All Torn Up, with showgoers treated to a special last minute addition, Baltimore’s feminist hardcore ragers War On Women, whose Asbury Park show with Jawbreaker for that same night had been postponed, and who had done several tour dates already on the Subhumans tour. The air crackled with visceral electricity as fans and bands alike fired on all cylinders for a hard hitting night of political punk fury, proving what everyone there already knew -- that punk will never ever die.

Pictures of the show are in the gallery above.


photos by Kate Hoos

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