Some of these shows are waiting to confirm with locations and locals, so if any of you have great ideas for them, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or facebook.com/iraramone . If there are any of them that you would like to help with, just request so, and we'll have a really awesome summertime in Raleigh!
SUNDAY MAY 1- STRIPMINES / SHOPPERS / PANZRAM / BURMA @ King's Barcade
ALL AGES HARDCORE SHOW
Doors at 8PM, Show starts promptly at 9:00PM
$6 at the door ($8 under 21)
SHOPPERS (Syracuse, NY)- Infectious girlfriend punk fused with the cut-throat decibal charged guitar styles of VOID and SONIC YOUTH. Probably the best indie-punk trio around nowadays. If any of you caught their gig last year at the almighty DREGG'S GROTTO, then it should be clear that these ladies don't fuck around.
PANZRAM (Fort Mill, FL)- Hardcore/Noise literally coming out of hell. Since MERKIT slowed down, these dudes started a new full time band that sounds twice as intense as their old band. This demo absolutely blows me away. This band an absolute force, reigning the canned up destructive sounds of HEROIN mixed with Double Negative's SATURATION TANK, and the aggressive blasting of DARKTHRONE. I've literally never heard anything like this in my life.
SUNDAY MAY 8- MUNICIPAL WASTE / MAN WILL DESTROY HIMSELF / SALVACION @ King's Barcade
Doors at 9PM
Show at 9:30PM
$10 at the door
MUNICIPAL WASTE- Richmond's almighty punk/thrash quartet put on a totally insane live show. From The WASTE 'EM ALL 12" from Six Weeks Records all the way to 3 solid releases on Earache Records such as HAZARDOUS MUTATION 12" and THE ART OF PARTYING 12", this band has consistently held together a strong formula that will make you stage dive over and over until you end up in a hospital. Definitely not a show to be missed.
MAN WILL DESTROY HIMSELF- Raleigh's most burly hardcore band bring it for the first time at the new King's Barcade. These vets fucking kill it, and their new stuff is an absolute massive force...
SALVACION- From Wilmington, NC. Maiden shirts, and flawless instrumental sections with a vocalist who runs all over the place and actually uses the microphone stand. This band plays no bullshit old-school metal before metal.
FRIDAY MAY 13- DEATHRATS / THE FUSS @ TBA
(Deathrats are a furious hardcore band from DC; most of you from Raleigh will remember them from the insane D/R shows in 2010)
MONDAY JUNE 6- CHAROGNE STONE @ TBA
(killer power-violence from France, TLAL records)
TUESDAY JUNE 14- WHITE LUNG / NU SENSEI / DOUBLE NEGATIVE @ TBA
FRIDAY JUNE 17- EZTORBO / GORILLA PUSSY @ TBA
THURSDAY JUNE 23- MAD WORLD / DRY SPELL @ TBA
TUESDAY JUNE 28- ZERO PROGRESS @ TBA
MONDAY JULY 4- NIGHT FEVER / SECRET POLICE @ TBA
fast hxc punk from denmark and new jersey
THURSDAY JULY 14- CURMUDGEON @ TBA
SATURDAY JULY 16- COUGHING FIT @ TBA
SUNDAY JULY 31- GOWL / STONE TITAN @ TBA
grind hardcore pv / sludge
TUESDAY AUGUST 16- LEATHER