No downloads here tonight, just some pictures from the Negative Approach NYC show tonight at Southpaw in Brooklyn.
The Dustheads opened the show, and reminded me of RKL's rock n roll nightmare LP. Young kids from NYC playing cool sounding, rock n roll hardcore.
Next up were Sharky and his band Clockcleaner. Noise rock played with a punk rock edge. They did a 20 minute version of ready to fight. I'm shocked the boneheads at this show didn't kick sharky's ass, or at least unplug them. I loved it.
The almighty NA took to the stage next. By this time it was about 10:30, and the crowd was drunken and growing restless. Saw a bunch of friends in the pit (Ron G, Artie, Pat West, Ryan V, Paul Hanly, etc). The band was looking pretty old, but still looking pretty hard and pissed. The vocals were spot on, angry as hell with the quality Brannon howls and screams. The band featured the original drummer and vocalist. The bass player was in the band the Effegies in the early 80's.
The crowd was going nuts for this shit, with stage divers, and pit mongers bouncing off the walls... totally raging hardcore from start to finish. This show helped me in remembering what it is that made me fall in love with hardcore in the 80's. Anyone that gets the chance to witness these dudes playing the classic LP, and 7" should put down whatever it is that they are doing, and go witness balls out, real hardcore with no fluff.
More pictures of this show on my flickr site