Sunday, November 21, 2010

Youth Brigade @ Jasmine rock bar,Athens (19/11/2010)

I don't usually like to go to clubs to see punk bands as the ticket prices are way too expensive and most of the times the show sucks but it was Youth Brigade and decided to give it a shot.
I had seen some reunion shows from old punk bands and 90% of them just left me thinking that I could spent my money on alcohol than go to the show,the worst of them being Misfits and Buzzcocks back in 2004. So I had the right to be suspicious for this show! Thankfully I was proven totaly wrong as Youth Brigade were awesome in every aspect,
their set lasted for about an hour and played all their classics driving the crowd crazy!
What I liked most was that between songs the singer said a few words for the next song and interacted with the people unlike most of these old fuckers that think they're rockstars and don't talk to anyone besides their bandmates! Highlight of the show for me was when he asked the crowd: "Are you grown-ups? Well,I'm not! I mean...I'm in a band called Youth Brigade man!"
I left the show motivated and inspired that I should start a punk band right fuckin' now,something that no band had managed to do before!
Unfortunately no photos from the show 'cause I was bored to carry the camera around hehe.
Now leave this blog and go start a punk band you fuck!

Go Filth Go,Antimob,Crude @ Katarameno Syndromo,Athens (15/11/2010)

Go Filth GoThat was one hell of a show,no doubt about it!
Go Filth Go from Thessaloniki kicked in first dropping a noise punk dis-truction A-bomb heavily influenced by Disclose and got everyone moving and swinging fists in the air! They added a delay pedal in the vocals for the first time and in my humble opinion their sound is now 100% complete.If you're into bands like Disclose (duh!),Kuro,Confuse etc then you need to check'em out for sure!
Antimob from Athens took over the stage next and blew the brains out of everyone in the room with their loud-as-fuck "burning spirits" influenced hc/punk! Hard-hitting songs with a political edge and non-stop guitar solos! Fuck yeah!
After two greek bands that are solely influenced from Japanese bands of the past two decades it was time for the masters! Crude started off with a rock-ish intro and confused most people who weren't familiar with their sound and expected to hear plain hc/punk!
Anyway,their set was amazing and got everyone pleased,the highlight was when they played "Stand and Fight" and turned the crowd in a pile of flying bodies! This show definitely goes in my all-time top 5! As a side note to guitar players,if you missed the show then you missed one of the best guitarists around these days!! He may not speaked a word of english but when on stage he talked through his guitar! Fuckin' A!
All photos by Asthma.