Before i talk about the shows next Weekend, I just want to take a moment to thank all the people who given NYC/Brooklyn punk a place to live for the past few years. I definetly would not be able to have done all the shows with out all of these people's help. Mike and all the residents of all the 538 Lofts (#201, #210 & Stolen Sleeves), Bill at the Acheron, Andy at Cake Shop & Bruar Falls , Edan at Death By Audio, Robert at Scenic, Zach at Knitting Factory & Cenk at The Charleston. And i appreciate all the hard work that the ABC NO RIO volunteers have given over the years. That is seriously one of the most thankless jobs anyone could ever have. R.I.P. CREWTONZ & CBGB's
Ok so SATURDAY at 538 the almighty DOUBLE NEGATIVE from North Carolina will be up here to play. These guys don't get out much so don't even think about missing this show. The New Lp is next level from their first Ripper. A mature sophomore album, I can't stop listening to it. KIM PHUC from Pittsburgh will be here, hopefully the Penguins pull this series out against the Lightning or they will be in a grumpy ass mood. This band is great, featuring our old friend Cory from Caustic Christ on bass. POLLUTION downright slayed the other night. Loud Noisy angry punk. NOMOS are opening the gig. I'm going to suggest they do more funny covers. Not that "smell the bacon" is funny, it is a Hard Ass song, but i dig the vibe. I will suggest "You gotta fight for your right to party" by the Beasty Boys for Saturday. Its fits. Check out the sick flyer Sam from Crazy Spirit made for the show.
538 Collective Present:
HARDCORE GIG VOLUME # 158
DOUBLE NEGATIVE - Killer Crossover Punk from Raleigh, NC
KIM PHUC - From Pittsburgh
POLLUTION - Brooklyn
NOMOS - Brooklyn
Saturday, April 30th - 8pm - All Ages
@ 538 Johnson Ave, # 201
and Lastly...don't forget about the Hardcore show at Europa on Sunday. It starts at 3pm. I know the place seems a little big for the show, but frankly, I didn't book it. Not my show, but you should all go check it out. Hoodrack and STICK TOGETHER will be hanging out with Doylestown's Finest MOTHER OF MERCY . Oh yeah and THE RIVAL MOB is playing, so you have to go to the show. A few other locals are playing as well. Show starts at 3pm.
Like i said it ain't my show, so i don't know if this is the band order. But come hang out.
THE RIVAL MOB - Boston Hardcore
MOTHER OF MERCY - New LP on Bridge 9
STICK TOGETHER - SXE Hardcore from Wilkes Berre
LINE OF SCRIMMAGE
DON'T GIVE A FUCK
Sunday, May 1st - 3pm - $10
98 Meserole Ave @ Manhattan