tisdag 20 augusti 2013


Smaller crowd this time than to DEVENDRA BANHART. People have bad taste. But I like a smaller crowd anyway, so...

CLOUD NOTHINGS even more of a Nirvana/grunge vibe to it than on record...and of 90's indie rock of course. Well played. Good songs and all. But it felt that they were just doing their job and that they were bored to death by it. Liked the drummer though, he was "there".


torsdag 15 augusti 2013

Let me do what NAS did and tell this shit in reverse. DISGUISE ended the night in a great manner. The most furious and raging band I've heard from Ireland. I'm definitely into this. Like the reverby vocals as well, which made me think of Japanese hardcore for sure. They were just...awesome. Good closer for the night. Wish I was more drunk. Wish I could've got more d-beat banged into my head. This is the first dose of real d-beat bliss I've got since arriving here in Dublin. Thanks.



Loved how a "gay hardcore band", STRONG BOYS, is playing at something as "macho" as a football club and hang their banner over some football-photographies like "this is the new era!" or something. Like a political statement. Although it probably wasn't. Loved how one in the crowd had a leather bondage mask on and had to hold it in place on his face while he was moshing away. Again, this was really good, and I'm sad that FUCKED UP cancelled their show so I couldn't catch this band again.



This is my new favorite band from Ireland. Without a doubt. I love when bands, just like this one, manages to do raw 4-beat punk without sounding too hardcore or macho but just sound nihilistic and bleak but still angry, of course. The band which they reminded me most of was CONDOMINUM, who are among my absolute favorites. Looking forward to hear a lot more from this quartet called OVERBITE.



Sadly got to the venue late enough to just miss the first band - NEW GODS. So I obviously, and luckily I guess, haven't anything to say about them. The event stated "Poison Idea meets Dead Boys", which could be good. Another time I guess. Overall: very, very good night. Obviously there is good punk going on on Ireland, which I was afraid there wasn't. Enjoyed the venue as well, hope for more gigs there.

torsdag 8 augusti 2013

TODAY:
MIDWEEK HARDCORE PUNK (https://www.facebook.com/events/148693818658581/?ref=2)

DISGUISE
http://disguise.bandcamp.com/

STRONG BOYS
http://strongboys.bandcamp.com/

OVERBITE
http://overbitehc.bandcamp.com/album/overbite-demo-2013

NEW GODS
Poison Idea meets Dead Boys!

Bohs Phoenix Bar
Phibsboro
€5 before 8
€7 after 8


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SATURDAY:



Benefit gig for the Dublin 12 Domestic Violence Service (https://www.facebook.com/events/319837391480010/?ref=2)

August 10th in the Pint

DRAINLAND. First gig since who knows (https://www.facebook.com/drainland?fref=ts)

FERN FLOOR. Melodic harmonious dark folkiness (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fern-Floor/185585118185216)

COALINGA. Grind/Hardcore

CAT PISS BRAIN ROT. 'Sparse, minimal sludge drone'

GAZE. Raw punk quartet with members of bands you more than likely enjoy

7€

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SUNDAY:



CLOUD NOTHINGS, BOUTS & SO COW

11 Aug 2013

The Button Factory

Cleveland, Ohio indie-rock four-piece CLOUD NOTHINGS are set for a Button Factory date on 11th August 2013, when the band will play their debut Irish headline show.

The brainchild of vocalist Dylan Baldi, Cloud Nothings came on the scene in 2009, and were quickly signed to Washington, D.C.-based Carpark Records. Their third album “Attack On Memory” was released last year to universal acclaim. The follow-up is slated for release later this year.

Delighted to announce that Bouts & So Cow will join Cloud Nothings when they headline The Button Factory on August 11th. Tickets for this show are €14 (+ fees)

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MONDAY:

!!!CANCELLED!!!
FUCKED UP at Whelan's
(http://www.whelanslive.com/index.php/fucked-up/)

"Right from the start this Toronto band has been pushing musical and conceptual boundaries. Forming ostensibly as a punk band, they swiftly took on hardcore and twisted it into their own version, with a psychedelic edge, unexpected instrumentation like flute and keyboards, and songs stretched to perverse lengths."

Whelan's, 25 Wexford St.
Doors: 7:30pm
Tickets: €16.50