Friday, September 15, 2017

Photos from Hopscotch 2017







 













I did a little less Hopscotching this year than in years past, but still saw quite a few good shows. Asheville's Bask released one of my favorite albums this year, so I was looking forward to finally seeing them live. They more than exceeded expectations, as did Pallbearer, whom I haven't seen since Hopscotch 2012. Best surprise of the weekend was King Woman. I admit I wasn't taken with their latest release, but the live antics of singer Kristina Esfandiari made for an enthralling show. 


Saturday, January 21, 2017

Suppressive Fire and Noctomb photos and video




















Suppressive Fire has released a killer new album of Teutonic-style thrash, which I reviewed for Metal Bandcamp. They held an album release party on Jan. 14, 2017 at the Maywood with a selection of openers from across the metal spectrum, including sludgy doom (Raleigh's Noctomb), black metal (Greensboro's Dreaded) and straight-up death metal (Richmond's Deathcrown). Check out the videos below.
 


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Wrapping up Hopscotch 2016

I've already posted my photo sets on my Facebook page, but thought I'd post some of my favorites here. This year was by far my favorite for Hopscotch, both for day parties and official shows. Tribulation absolutely ruled the weekend for me, with Yob and Cobalt as close seconds.

Thursday: Primitive Ways Day Party at Hopscotch (Pour House)











Thursday: Hopscotch 2016 Night One


The Hell No at Slim's


Mutoid Man at Lincoln Theatre


Vhol at Lincoln Theatre


Friday: Hopscotch Night Two




MAKE at Pour House




Occultist at Pour House



Cobalt at Pour House


Saturday: Schoolkids Record Day Party


Horseskull


Gross Reality



Toke



Wailin Storms


Saturday: Hopscotch 2016 Night Three


Earthling

Tribulation

Tribulation

Monday, August 22, 2016

Helgamite with Fin'amor, Hercyn and Bvnnies

 Bvnnies

  Bvnnies


Bvnnies

Hercyn

Hercyn 

 Fin'amor

Fin'amor

Helgamite

Helgamite

A few photos from the Helgamite/Fin'amor/Hercyn/Bvnnies show at Slim's on Aug. 19, 2016. Helgamite have been friends for a while, but it was my first time seeing the other bands. See more photos