Culture Abuse and Drug Church @ Saint Vitus Bar 10/26/16

Last Wednesday, I went to Saint Vitus to see Culture Abuse and Drug Church. Culture Abuse were on tour with Touche Amore and Tiny Moving Parts. This was an one off show that featured Drug Church. This was not a sold out show but there was a lot of people at the venue. There was an opening band and unfortunately I missed them due to the fact I got the show after 9. I thought the show was not going to start until 9. The band was Neaux and I heard some really good things about them. I was upset that I missed them.

So the first band I saw was Drug Church. They are from Albany, New York. This was my first time seeing them and I have been wanting to see them since their latest record came out titled Hit Your Head on No Sleep Records. The band took the stage and they rocked. Drug Church has a unique style to them. The vocals are somewhat like Hardcore but instrumental they sound like a 90’s Alternative rock band. I really enjoyed their live performance. Drug Church was really good and they had a good reaction from them. There were a lot of people singing along to them. Also a pit form for them. I was glad I got a chance to see them. If you never heard of Drug Church I recommend checking out their latest album and to go see them live.

The headliner was Culture Abuse. This was my third time seeing this San Francisco Punk band. Culture Abuse has been taken the scene by storm since the release of their debut album Peach on 6131 Recording. Peach is on my AOTY list and when I saw them twice in July they were amazing. The band started to play and the crowd was quiet at first and then people after the first song started to go off. Culture Abuse sound is so sick. They are like Wavves meets Hardcore. They had people singing along to them and the crowd was going off for them. This was a lot better the time I saw them back in July. I was upset that Touche Amore tour did not hit NYC or Long Island. I was not able to make it to any of the out of state shows but seeing Culture Abuse last Wednesday made up for it. What I love about seeing about this band live is that they do not care how sloppy or loose they are playing. The lead singer said he was high and enjoying life. The last time I saw them the band was just drunk it was great. To me this is real Punk Rock and Culture Abuse proved that last week. Overall Culture Abuse is really good and if you not check them out go do so.

Culture Abuse and Drug Church @ Saint Vitus Bar 10/26/16

Ceremony, Pink Wash, Blank Spell, and Olor A Muerte @ Brooklyn Bazaar 10/22/16

Last Saturday, I finally attended a show at the new Brooklyn Bazaar. The new Bazaar is a about a few blocks away from the old one. The new one is located on Greenpoint Ave in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The venue is in a Polish catering hall. This was something else. It was smaller than the original but they had vendors and big bar area with a place to eat. The venue was two floors and I had to go upstairs to see the show. The room was small but there was a pretty big stage. I could not believe I was going to see Ceremony in a catering hall.

The opening act of the night was Olor A Murete. I was curious upon the bands who would open for them. The bands either were Punk or Indie. Just like the old Bazaar the first band got on at 9pm when doors were 7pm. Olor A Murete started to play and they are a Punk band. The band was from New York and all of their songs were in Spanish which I thought was pretty cool. The last time I have seen something like this was when I saw the band Cojobea at ABC No Rio in 2013. The band was pretty straight forward with their music. Fast songs and very Punk rock. The band played a little sloppy but overall they were a good openers. They even had a pit for them which was good.

Followed by Olor A Muerte was Blank Spell. Blank Spell are a three piece band from Philly. There was a lot of people upfront for them. Once they started to play I was somewhat surprised by their music. I was expecting a generic Indie band but they were different. It sounded like a mix between Post Punk and Hardcore Punk from the 1980’s. I felt like it was Black Flag meets Joy Division. Fast songs but filled with over drive. The guitar and bass sounded like machines playing. I really liked what I saw last Saturday. The band played a pretty good set. The set seemed pretty short but the band just played through their entire set. The one thing I did not like about this band was that they did not talk to the crowd at all. They were very quiet on stage but overall Blank Spell was sick. They were prefect for opening up for Ceremony.

Pink Wash was up next. Once they took the stage I was in shock because the band was a duo plus they set facing each other. I love when guitar and drum duo set up facing each other. Pink Wash is from Philly. Once they started to play they claimed that they were “Fake Punk.” I had no idea what that means but I was excited to see what was going to happened. Once they started to play I was blown away. The sounded similar to early White Stripes and ’68. The band had a strong Blues influences but the band was noisy and dirty. I was not expecting like this to play this show. At one point during their set they had people moshing for them which I kind of felt weird about. They were not fast or heavy but you could rock out to them. Overall I enjoyed this band I would like to see them again possibly in a basement or a house.

Ceremony took the stage. This was my third time seeing this band. They are from Rohnert Park, California. The last time I saw them play was in a random bar in Brooklyn back in March 2015. Where they played a majority of their new album The L Shaped Man. Ceremony is a Punk/Hardcore band. Every album they released they have changed their sound. Ceremony songs could sound like Black Flag or Minor Threat and then can sound like The Stooges or Joy Division. I always love the way they created their music. Ceremony was a playing this one off. Once they started to play the place went off. People were moshing, Stage diving, and grabbing the mic. The set they played was crazy. Ceremony played a lot of songs I wanted to hear. I have not seen this band in a year and half and this set made up for it. If you not seen Ceremony you should go seem them. I can not wait for the next time they come to the NYC/LI area hopefully they play a Long Island soon.


Ceremony, Pink Wash, Blank Spell, and Olor A Muerte @ Brooklyn Bazaar 10/22/16

Upcoming Shows October 28th, 2016 – November 3rd, 2016

Here’s another week of upcoming shows that I would like you to check out. Please note that these shows are in the tri-state area.

October 28th 

  1. Playstation Theater- Streetlight Manifesto, Potthast, Sycamore.
  2. Saint Vitus Bar- Skeletonwitch, Iron Reagan, Oathbreaker, Homewrecker.
  3. The Chance- Hatebreed, DevilDriver, Devil You Know.
  4. The Knitting Factory- Japandroids, Greys.
  5. The Silent Barn- Ovlov, Bad History Month, J & L Deferm Tall Friend.
  6. The Space At Westbury- The B-52’s, Mother Feather.
  7. Gamechanger World- My Ticket Home, Illusionist.
  8. Shea Stadium- Nicole Dollanganger, Joy Again, Teen Body.
  9. The Bowery Electric- The Dickies.
  10. Fitzies Irish Pub- Fuck You Pay me, Pissing Match, Hate Face, Deciide Today, Escuela, Human Diseention, Human Overdose, Street Fight.
  11. Warsaw- Hinds, Cold Front, Navy Gangs.
  12. The Stanhope House- The Pietasters, Mephiskapeles, Subcommittee, Disposable, Sweet Lucy, Sideswiped.

October 29th

  1. House of Vans- GWAR, Darkest Hour, Mutoid Man.
  2. The Gramercy Theatre- The Damned.
  3. The Knitting Factory- Japandroids, Greys.
  4. Starland Ballroom- Streetlight Manifesto, Potthast, Sycamore.
  5. Rough Trade NYC- Black Kids, Mass Gothic.
  6. Webtser Hall- The B-52’s, Hallow Screen.
  7. Saint Vitus Bar- Uniform, Statiqbloom, Wetware, Cienfuegos.
  8. Aviv- Fucking Invincible, Congenital Death, Sunrot, Escuela, Human Overdose.
  9. Brighton Bar- Garrett Klahn (Texas is The Reason), High Discple, Burning The Undertow, Faulknero.

October 30th

  1. AMH- Knocked Loose, Sanction, Silenus, Ferocious Tasmanian, I Disappear.
  2. The Gramercy Theatre- The Damned.
  3. Baby’s All Right- White Fang, No Parents, The Birth Defects, Surfboat.
  4. Le Poisson Rouge- Gorguts, Intronaunt, Brain Tentacles.
  5. Stone Pony- Beartooth, Every Time I Die, Fit For A King, Old Wounds.

October 31st 

  1. Fuze Box- Trash Talk, Antwon, Black Noise.
  2. Berlin NYC- The Dickies, The Carvalls, Gillan, Karla Rose, Maalty.
  3. Toad’s Place- GWAR, Zombie, Revenge Against God, PUS.
  4. Baby’s All Right- White Fang, No Parents, The Birth Defects, Surfboat.
  5. Irving Plaza- Beartooth, Everytime I Die, Fit For An King, Old Wounds.
  6. The Knitting Factory- Shonen Knife, Narc Twain, Human People.
  7. Don Pedro- Murphy’s Law, The Brass, Breaking Sounds, The Minutes.

November 1st

  1. Brooklyn Bazaar- Trash Talk, Antwon, Black Noise.
  2. Wamleg- Sorority Noise, Free Throw, Ratboys, Queen Moo.
  3. Shea Stadium- Soft Fangs, Wildpink, Mom and Dad, Active Bird Community.

November 2nd

  1. Baby’s All Right- The Orwells, The Symposium.
  2. Warsaw- Primal Scream.
  3. Gamechanger World- Vanna, To The Wind, Ghost Key, To Live As Wolves, Collapse Unconscious.

November 3rd 

  1. Warsaw- Porches.
  2. Shea Stadium- Sorority Noise, Free Throw, Ratboys.
  3. Saint Vitus Bar- Girls Against Boys, Savak.
  4. Kings Theatre- Beach House.
  5. Playstation Theater- Meshuggah, High on Fire.
  6. AMH- Vanna, To The Wind, Ghost Key, Zoume, I Dream The Sea, Critical Era.
Upcoming Shows October 28th, 2016 – November 3rd, 2016

The Fest 2016

This upcoming weekend is the annual Punk Festival The Fest. From Friday through Sunday see some of the best Punk bands playing in Gainesville, Florida. From Punk to Hardcore to Indie, to Emo, to Pop-Punk and to Ska over 100’s of bands are playing this festival. This is right after the Pre Fest that is taking place in Tampa Bay, Florida. For everyone who is going have a great time and enjoy yourself.

Day One October 28, 2016

The Atlantic: Mystery Band, Army of Ponch, Dead Tropics, Empty Vessles, Tired From Now On, Machinst!, Thunderclap, Gouge Away, Ordinary Lives, Widow and Children.

Bo Diddley Plaza: Propagandhi, The Ergs! (Reunion), Latterman (Reunion), Off With Their Heads.

Boca Fiesta: Mystery Band, Toys That Kill, Audacity.

Palomino: Gateway District, Pretty Boy Thorson & The Falling Angels, Basement Benders, Sunshine States, Birthday Suits.

Civic Media Center: Ian Graham, Pat Graham, Brightr, Walter Etc, Andrew Paley, Small Brown Bike (Mike Reed Acoustic), War on Women (Acoustic), Signals Midwest (Max Stern Acoustic).

Cowboys: Strike Anywhere, Tim Barry, Lemuria, Red City Radio, PEARS, toyGuitar.

Durty Nelly’s: Dead Broke (Against Me! Cover Set), Russian Girlfriends, Fire In The Radio, The Gunshy, Edmonton, Almost People, fk mt., Loki Danger, Up For Nothing.

High Drive: Mustard Plug, Big D and The Kids Table, The Unlovables, We Are The Union, The Duppies, Just Friends, Mystery Band.

Loosey’s: Mystery Band, Somnia, BOYS, City Mouse, Alright, Nato Coles & The Blue Diamond (The Replacements Cover Set), Long Knives, Kowabunga Kid, Better Now, The Stupid Daikini.

Market Street Pub: Hospital Job, Young Ladies, Awkward Age, MakeWar, Dan Webb and the Spiders, Adult Magic, Empty Lungs, Tens, Panther Camp, Guerrilla Poubelle.

Mother’s Pub: Bike Tuff, Debt Neglector, Crit, Melted, Smoke Break.

Rocky’s Piano Bar: Annabel, Lifted Bells, Save Ends, Broadcaster, Meridian, Options, Sinai Vessel, Everyone Leaves, Emilyn Brodsky, The Island of Misfits Toys.

Whisky House: Shellshag (Acoustic), Lincoln Le Ferve, Jeff Shepherd, The Swindlin’ Hearts, Lauris Vidal, Tim Holehouse, Grey Goose, Fire Next Time.

The Wooly’s: Mystery Band, Ship Thieves, Success, Arms Aloft, Elway, Captain We’re Sinking, Mystert Band.

Wyndham Garden (Paramount Plaza) Pool Party: Keep Flying, The Mermers, Zach Quinn, Jason Guy Smiley.

Day Two October 29, 2016

The Atlantic: Mystery Band, Reverse The Curse, ROBES, Sea of Storms, UT-TV, All Eyes West, The Obsessives, Spill, Dead Broke, Ornaments, Deadaires, Veery, Bodyfather, Cicada Radio, Sleeptalker.

Bo Diddley Plaza: Dillinger Four, Samiam, The Menzingers, Braid, The Flatliners, Small Brown Bike, Iron Chic, Dead to Me.

Boca Fiesta: Underground Railroad to Candyland, Sonic Advenues, Tiltwheel, The Brokedowns, Shellshag, Vacation, Shallow Cuts.

Palomino: Too Many Daves, Worthwhile Way, Dead Bars, Stressface, The Tim Version, The Slow Death.

Civic Media Center: Erica Freas, Chris Farren, Chris Stowe, Roger Harvey, Anika Pyle, Georgia Maq (Camp Cope), Hodera (Acoustic), Bobby’s Oar, Jake and The Jellyfish (Acoustic), Scarp Kids, I Came From Earth.

Cowboys: Knapsack, Hard Girls, You Blew It!, Dikembe, Signals Midwest, Prawn, Cheap Girls, Slingshot Dakota, Rozwell Kid, Free Throw, Antarctigo Vespucci, Microwave.

Durty Nelly’s: Campaign, The Gusto, Nightmares For A Week, BARONS, Jon Creeden and the Flying Hellfish, Not Half Bad, New Junk City, Hot Knife, Old Vices, Nostradogums, Lonesome Town Drifters, The Scutches,  Dead on a Friday, Divided Heaven.

First Magnitude Brewery: Thin Skins, Blood on The Harp, Jeff Shephard, The Gunshy (Matt Arbogast), Tim Holehouse, Jake and The Jellyfish.

Hardback Cafe: As Is, Copper Bones, Crystal Balls, Electro Maggot, Orbiter, Liquid Limbs, Pohgoh, Clairmel, King Friday, Shakers, No More, Pyre, Flat Stanley, Brown Palace, Alexander & The Grapes, Anchor Fast, Broken Things.

High Dive: The Copyrights, Chixdiggit, Broadway Calls, Direct Hit, Wonk Unit, Western Settings, Worship This, Raging Nathans, No Weather Talks, Worries, Tender Defender, The Max Levine Ensemble, Digger, Mystery Band.

Loosey’s: Guided By Voices Tribute Band, Old Flings (Final Show), Late Bloomer, The Fake Boys, Adult Dude, Typesetter, Totallty Slow, Dog and Wolf, Teen Agers, Sister Kisser, Binary Heart, Jabber, Hiccup, Aspiga, Off With Thier Heads (Acotusic), Chris Cresswell, Jason Guy Smiley.

Market Street Pub: Mystery Band, Mystery Band, After The Fall, Wolf-Face, Pkew Pkew Pkew, The Pauses, Nervous Triggers, Hatrabbits, Caffiends, Mental Boy, The Handsome Scoundrels, Prince Daddy and The Hyena, Northbound, Boyfriend Material, MeanGirls, Insignificant Other.

The Midnight: Lincoln Le Ferve, Ducking Punches (Acoustic), Ghouls (Acoustic), Billy Liar (Acoustic), SteveO and The Crippling Addictions, Typesetter (Acoustic), Family Friend.

Rockey’s Piano Bar: Whiskey & Co, The Blacklist Royals, Nato Coles & The Blue Diamond Band, Timeshares, Arliss Nancy, Joe McMahon (Full Band), Matt Woods, Reconciler.

Tall Paul’s: Just Friends (Red Hot Chili Peppers Cover Set), Boardroom Heroes (Bad Religion Cover Set), Caskit (AFI Cover Set), DRUG (Dead Kennedys Cover Set), Runaway Brother (Nada Surf Cover Set), Rozwell Kid & AJJ (Tom Petty Cover Set).

Whiskey Home: Sal Fiteni, Andrew Paley, Sinai Vessel (Caleb Acoustic), Mike From Sunshine State (Lemonheads Cover set), Same Old Steve.

The Wooly: Negative Approach, Floor, War on Women, Drug Church, Ex-Breathers, Ghostlimb, Coke Bust, Post Teens, Night Birds, Mystery Band.

Day Three October 30th, 2016 

The Atlantic: Super Unison, Night Witch, Amygdala, House of Lightning, Meatwound, Department of Correction, Die Choking, Dredger, Bitemarks, Kids.

Big Lou’s: Scott Reynolds, $2 Cheech, KJ Jansen (Chixdiggit), Kepi Ghoulie, Jonathan Coody, Jason Guy Smily, Coffee Project.

Bo Diddley Plaza: Less Than Jake, Masked Intruder, A Wilhelm Scream, PUP, AJJ, The Smith Street Band, RVIVR, Jeff Rosenstock, Cayetana.

Boca Fiesta: Mystery Band, Oso Oso, Dowsing.

Palomino: Recreational Drugs, All People, Alaska, The Otis Wolves, Bong Mountain, Pictures of Vernon, Ratboys, What Gives, Friendship Commanders, You Vandal.

Cowboys: Mac Sabbath, The Randy Savages.

Durty Nelly’s: Heat Rash, Amanda X, DRUG, Pity Party, Partial Traces, Musuem Mouth, Ceramicists, La Peche, Mannequin Pussy, Vasudeva, Hodera, sports., I’m Glad It’s You, Walter Etc.

High Dive: Mystery Band, F.Y.P., The Copyrights, Big Eyes, Tenement, Radon, Gunmoll, Pink Razors, Mean Jeans, Wet Nurse, Sonic Adventures, Golden Pelicans.

Loosey’s: Aerial Salad, Traverese, Andrew Cream, No Fun, Ghouls, Irish Handcuffs, Hughes and The Saturation, Ducking Punches, Jake and The Jellyfish, Kamikaze Girls, The Winter Passing, Daria, Lemmiwinks, Billy Liar, Holy Pinto, The Caulfield Cult, DFMK.

Market Street Pub: Jeff Rosenstock (Minor Threat Cover Set), Damage Done, World’s Scariest Police Chases, Caskitt, Get Dead, Keep Flying, Mikey Erg, Horrible Things, Remainders, The Decline, Boardroom Heroes, Protagonist, Kid You Not, Sarchasm, Hideout.

Rockey’s Piano Bar: Hold Tight! (Last Show), Sundials, Katie Ellen, Warren Franklin & The Founding Fathers, Look Mexico, Coaster, Runaway Brother, Jabber (Spice Girl Cover Set), Henrietta.

Tall Paul’s: Have Gun Will Travel, The Enablers, The Ones to Blame, Rivernecks, The Right Here, Everymen, Fire Next Time, Sinners and Saints, Hard Luck Society.

Whiskey House: Lauren Denitizo, Better Now (Acoustic), Mitchell, Keep Flying (Acoustic), MakeWar (Acoustic), Not Half Bad (Acoustic), Alone in Dead Bars, Dead Broke (Acoustic), Andrew Paley.

The Wooly: Torche, Planes Mistaken Stars For Planes, J.Robbins, United Nations, Twelve Hour Turn, Creepoid, Such Gold, Choke Up, Frameworks.




The Fest 2016

Big Pre-Fest In Little YBOR 4

This is upcoming weekend is the annual Punk festival The Fest but tomorrow and Thursday is the annual Pre-Fest titled Big Pre-Fest in Little YBOR 4. This two day festival is taking place in Tampa Bay, Florida. This Pre Fest takes place in multiple venues across the city. Just like the Fest the bands are mostly Punk but there are some Indie, Emo, Pop-Punk, Ska, and Hardcore bands playing. Some of the bands playing this festival will be playing this weekend in Gainesville for the fest. October 26th and October 27th is the Pre-Fest while October 28th till 30th is the Fest. For everyone who is going have a great time and enjoy yourself.

Day One October 26th, 2016 

Crowbar: Worthwhile Way, The Slow Death, Too Many Daves, The Tim Version, Nato Coles & The The Blue Diamond Band, Shallow Cuts, Ducking Punches, Underground Railroad to Candyland, Tiltwheel.

New World Brewery: Jason Guy Smiley (Julien Baker Cover Set), Empty Lungs, Western Settings, Alexander & The Grapes, Raging Nathans, Wonk Unit, No Fun, No Weather Talks, Awkward Age.

The Orpheum: Less Than Jake, Dead To Me, The Flatliners, Off With Their Heads, Gunmoll (Board of Rejection set), Red City Radio, PEARS, Elway.

Tequila’s: Prawn, Annabel, Slingshot Dakota, Free Throw, Dowsing, Microwave, Prince Daddy & The Hyena, and Ratboys.

Day Two October 27th, 2016

Crowbar: Mystery Band, Masked Intruder (S/T LP Front to Back), Mustard Plug, Tim Barry, Pink Razors, War on Women, Lemuria, Broadway Calls, Captain We’re Sinking, Save Ends, The Island of Misfits Toys.

New World Brewery: Old Vices, Timeshares (Bearable Set), The Brokedowns, MakeWar (Developing A Theory of Integrity), Wolf-Face, Kamikaze Girls, Success, Coaster, RVIVR, After The Fall, Dead Tropics, DFMK, Caffiends.

The Orpheum: Propagandhi, Strike Anywhere, A Wilhelm Scream, Knapsack, Samiam, Small Brown Bike.

Tequila’s Inside: Mean Jeans, Toys That Kill, Shellshag, Big Eyes, Tenement, Sonic Avenues, Audacity, Hosptial Job, toyGuitar, Vacation.

Tequila’s Outside: Scott Reynolds, Chris Cresswell, Erica Freas, Red City Radio (Acoustic), Lincoln Le Ferve.

Big Pre-Fest In Little YBOR 4

Death Metal Pope, Draw The Line, Sanction, Petal Head, and Heal @ Shakers Pub 10/19/16

Last Wednesday, Death Metal Pope played their Long Island date of their October tour. Death Metal Pope are a Long Island local Stoner/Doom Metal band that just recently released an EP titled Harvest. They had all local Long Island bands opening up for them at this show. The show was also a mix genre that featured Metalcore, Beatdown, Melodic Hardcore and Shoegaze band. A lot of people came out on a Wednesday for a mix genre show which was great for all of the bands.

The opening band of the night was Heal. This was the only band on the lineup that I have never seen before. I have been wanting to see  Heal for awhile ever since they released an EP/Demo almost a year ago. The band got on and started to play. Once they started to play I really liked what I heard. There were some Deftones influences and  I heard some Hum too. What I like about this band is that they do not sound like Melodic Hardcore bands like Counterparts or Hundredth. There are no breakdowns and the band focus more on their songs. Some of the audience seem to enjoy while others seems to be standing there. Overall Heal played a pretty good set. I would like to see this band again.

The next band was Petal head. This was my third time seeing this local Shoegaze band. I have not seen this band since they payed Incendiary’s holiday show back in December 2015. They recently released an EP on Dead Broke Records titled In My Head Dreams Melt. These guys are a three piece and they are very loud. Their sound is similar to both Nothing and Whirr. They a played a pretty good set. They were somewhat of the odd band out of the lineup. Overall if you like Shoegaze check these guys out.

Sanction was up next. This was my eighth time seeing this band. Sanction is a band that takes influences from the 90’s and early 2000’s Metalcore scene. They have these really intense riffs mixed with some great breakdowns. The last time i saw them was when they opened up for Ramallah back in August. Once they started to the play the crowd went off. Every song they played had a great reaction. This band always gets a good reaction and every time they sound so tight. Sanction has only been a band for over a year now and they sound like they been playing for over five years. Sanction is great and if you have never seen this band go see them. They played a great set last Wednesday and the next time they will playing is October 30th Amityville Music Hall opening up for Knocked Loose.

Draw The Line took the stage. This was my fourth time seeing this Long Island Beatdown band. I have not seen Draw The Line since the Separated record release show for Force Fed Misery last July. They released an EP Stake Your Claim back in June. Once they started to play they probably got the best reaction ever. This was also their best set they ever played. I was really surprised by how well the band played. I also was not expecting a good reaction for them. The band got a new drummer and I believe this was his first show with the band. Overall the band played a really good set. Their next show will be at Shakers Pub for Forced Out’s record release show End of Suffering with Hangman and Jab.

Death Metal Pope was the final band of the night. I just recently saw this band opening for Crowbar at AMH a few weeks ago in September. This was my third time seeing this band. I mention before that they are a Stoner/Sludge Metal band and they recently released an EP titled Harvest. The band started to play and everyone who stuck around moved up front for them. Death Metal Pope was so good on Wednesday and they played so tight. Three guys playing some real heavy music. I love the mix between the vocals. One was some really good clean vocals while the other one are close to growls. When they opened up for Crowbar I thought they were the best band of the night and even last Wednesday I felt the same. If you like Black Sabbath or Kyuss or even Pentagram check this band out because this band should be bigger. I can not wait to see their next Long Island show.

Death Metal Pope, Draw The Line, Sanction, Petal Head, and Heal @ Shakers Pub 10/19/16

Joyce Manor, The Hotelier, and Crying @ Music Hall of Williamsburg 10/18/16

Last Tuesday,  Joyce Manor Played a sold out show in Brooklyn. They are currently touring with The Hotelier and Crying. The venue for the show was Music Hall of Williamsburg. Music Hall of Williamsburg is a cool venue to see shows. The cap room is over 500 and this venue always has the best shows. Most of the shows I have been to here were sold out and a lot of fun. Also 5/6 shows I have attend here had no barricade. Last Tuesday show had no barricade and this was my first time seeing Joyce Manor without one so I knew this show was going to be crazy.

Crying was the opening band of the night. Crying are from Purchase, New York. This was my second time seeing this Chiptune band. For those who do not know what Chiptune means this is a sub-genre that mix between Punk, Indie, and Electronic music. The instruments are Guitar, Drums, and a plug in Gameboy. Sounds really crazy and it is really interesting to watch live. Personally I was not a fan of the band or their sound. The sound is different but without the Nintendo sound effects it is basically straight forward Indie Rock. The band played a good set and they were some people into them. As I mention before this band was not for me but if you like nerdy Indie Rock then check them out. I believe they just recently their first LP on Run For Cover Records so check that out if you like them.

The Hotelier was up next. This is my second time seeing this Massachusetts Emo band. The last time I saw was last fall playing a headline show at the Studio at Webster Hall. The Hotelier got on stage and started to play. They opened up with “An Introduction to the Album”and the crowd sang along. They were a lot of people there for The Hotelier but Joyce Manor had the majority of fans there. Most of the set they played was from the new album Goodness and the album before that Home, Like Noplace is There. The songs sounded great but the reaction from the crowd was very calm. I was somewhat surprised because the last time I saw them the lead singer wanted no one to stage dive and wanted everyone to be safe. That set was insane. This set was really laid back and but The Hotelier played great so I was not mad by this. Also it was Christian Holden (Lead singer) birthday so everyone was screaming Happy Birthday to him. Overall this was a great set from The Hotelier. They put on another great set and if you not seen them you have to. It is really hard to compare them to another band because they are very unique but if you like Punk mixed with some Indie go listen and support this band.

Joyce Manor took the stage at 10 pm. Joyce Manor are from Torrance, California This was my second time seeing this Indie/Pop Punk band. I saw them last Fall playing the Grand Ballroom. I was blown away from that set. I was really excited to see them again. They are currently on tour supporting their new album Cody which came out October 7 on Epitaph Records. They came on stage and they said, “Hey we’re Joyce Manor and this is “Heart Tattoo.” The crowd went berserk for this song. The entire the crowd never calm down at all until someone from the second level threw a folding chair down at the audience. The show actually stop and the general manager of the venue got on stage and wanted everyone to relax. This was first for me seeing someone actually throw a chair at a crowd for a big show. Besides this the crowd seemed to have a blast. When Joyce Manor played some of their new songs the crowd still was going off. People were singing along to them. Cody is really good record and the band took a step back from they fast pace emotional Punk music. Overall Joyce Manor played an fantastic set. Joyce Manor is a band I could see night after night. I could not believe how fast the set went. I have a love/hate relationships with bands that play short songs. I love that these bands will play long sets but I hate they rip threw their sets because of the short songs. Still I had a wonderful time during Tuesday’s night show seeing these great bands.


Joyce Manor, The Hotelier, and Crying @ Music Hall of Williamsburg 10/18/16