Gang Activity

2/25/12- Sorrower, Dead canyon, Monger @ filthy French Pavilion, Tempe,AZ

2/27/12- Casualties, Toxic Holocaust, Landmine Marathon @ clubhouse, Tempe, AZ

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

hell hits the highway

Originally, Atriarch's tour kickoff was suppose to be at Branx, but was moved to the outdoor patio to Rotture. Beyond the patio you could see the skyline of downtown Portland. Kind off a rad view. If more shows were set up there it would be awesome, if it wasn't about to be freezing cold.
Great send off for Atriarch 9/21/10 @ Rotture in Portland,OR.

With ex and current members of Graves at Sea, Trees, Magick Daggers, Get Hustle, etc. You know there is a good chance these guys will be great. The drumming in this band is just stellar. Go see them play your town.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

old dogs, old tricks

Drunk, stoned and aged. Venomous Concept features members of Napalm Death and Brutal Truth. I caught some footage of Kill the Client as well. Show took place 9/18/10 @ Satyricon in Portland,OR.

I have seen them many times over the years, and each time they rip even more.

These guys were way more entertaining live than Brutal Truth, in my opinion. They really brought it live.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

We still don't give a shit about tomorrow

I love Screeching Weasel. As well as a bunch of goofy pop punk bands. It reminds me of being a kid and was the stepping stone for me to heavier independent music. This was the first time I had ever seen this band I first heard 15 years ago (maybe longer?). Ben Weasel's vocals were outstanding and the new band was completely on. The set was about 90 minutes including the encore and it felt like flew by in 15 minutes. The footage is shaky as I was up front rocking out with my friends having the time of my life. This is likely my favorite show this year.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Arizona's brutal past

I know there are a ton of bands that aren't posted on this short list, but this is a decent start. The southwest has something to offer.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

over the hump

So one of my favorite artists, zine maker, blogger, and overall rad guy Dennis Dread spins records every last Wednesday of the month at East End in Portland,OR.
If you are not familiar with him, you need crawl out from under that rock you've been hiding under, or click the above link. So now you have something to do, one day a month.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

shhhhhh don't tell

These guys played a secret show at a secret place in Portland,OR 9/14/10

Its ok to be punk when you're older

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

welcome to one hot orgy.....

On a 90 degree night, the venue was 130 inside. Drenched in sweat and dehydrated, but it didn't matter. Deviated Instinct finally came to Arizona on 9/8/10 and was well worth the wait.

Had never seen them but really like their split LP with TOAD. I recommend picking it up

These guys play out a lot and I never get to catch them. Good set.

Another reunited band that kills live.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Violently Impregnated

Everytime I come back to Phoenix, I hope there is a show at the Slurp. Easily my favorite show space/venue maybe anywhere. Violence of Humanity from Portland came through on tour and nearly got heatstroke on 9/5/10 in Tempe,AZ.

First time seeing these guys. One of my new favorite AZ bands

Great set again, they managed to make it through an Arizona summer warehouse show

Sunday, September 5, 2010

tour kickoff

since this is my band I won't write a long review (or any for that matter). this was our tour kickoff party at Jarrod and Mel's house. super good(drunk) times with friends. enjoy

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

High School Musical

Ok this is my first post thats relevant to the time I actually shot the video in a long time. Great show to start off with. Violence of Humanity is a Portland grindcore band with members of Abandon and Transient. This show was their kickoff at a little house in SE Portland that was full of veggie dogs, watermelon, and drunk teenagers. This show took place 8/29/10 at the Hobbit Hole in Portland, OR

usually when you see a band that the age of the members are around 14-16 years old, you can expect to hear pop punk, street punk, or even worse, metalcore. Luckily, instead of worshiping the Casualties or As I lay Dying, these kids listen to Engorged and Hirax and the likes. They are definitely young and not so polished, but seeing a 15 year old kid already writing riffs that make your head move is a great sign of things to come. Also brutal teenage female vocals doesn't hurt.

This band has two members from Arizona, but reside in Portland. Arizona seems to be invading that city

Fun drunk set from these guys. Will have more video of them when they play the Slurp on September 5.