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Concert Recap & Video: Fucked Up, Bring That Shit, The Nina! The Pinta!, Totally Harsh @ the Triple Rock Social Club

Posted in Concert Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on Friday, April 10, 2009 by Ryan Buege

Fucked Up live @ the Triple Rock Social Club

Fucked Up played the Triple Rock Social Club on Wednesday, April 8, with local hardcore punks in Bring That Shit, post-hardcore band The Nina! The Pinta!, and crossover punks Totally Harsh supporting, and the show was nothing short of spectacular. Throughout their set, Canadian progressive hardcore punks in Fucked Up played with an untouchable fire, fueling the highly supportive crowd through one of most exciting and satisfying hardcore shows in recent memory. Truly, the refreshing nature of the set I saw on Wednesday night is hard to put into words; the band’s charismatic frontman Pink Eyes is a larger than life personality that had fans on the tip of their toes throughout their performance with his unpredictable antics, hilarious banter, and infectious enthusiasm while the three-guitar wall of hardcore noise provided the perfect soundtrack for the flying bodies and spontaneous mosh pits on the floor of the Triple Rock. While I had personally believed that the hardcore scene I once knew was dead and gone (and even though Fucked Up plays a much more adventurous style of hardcore than I’m used to), their performance proved that the passion for this kind of punk rock is still strong in the city of Minneapolis. Right now, I’d rank this as the best show I’ve seen this year, and it will be a hard one to top.

VIDEO: Fucked Up live @ Triple Rock Social Club on 4/8/09

**apologies for the long intro, but my iBook is horrible for editing and encoding videos and I wanted to get this post up before the weekend. Oh well; “Black Albino Bones” starts around 1:45**

Fucked Up live @ the Triple Rock Social Club(Fucked Up)

Fucked Up live @ the Triple Rock Social Club(Fucked Up)

Fucked Up live @ the Triple Rock Social Club(Fucked Up)

Fucked Up live @ the Triple Rock Social Club(Fucked Up)

Fucked Up live @ the Triple Rock Social Club(Fucked Up)

Fucked Up live @ the Triple Rock Social Club(Fucked Up)

Fucked Up live @ the Triple Rock Social Club(Fucked Up)

Fucked Up live @ the Triple Rock Social Club(Fucked Up)

Bring That Shit live @ the Triple Rock Social Club(Bring That Shit)

Bring That Shit live @ the Triple Rock Social Club(Bring That Shit)

The Nina! The Pinta! live @ the Triple Rock Social Club(The Nina! The Pinta!)

Totally Harsh live @ the Triple Rock Social Club(Totally Harsh)

Continue reading; I’ve got even more Fucked Up photos (and a video coming soon), after the jump! Continue reading

Grizzly Bear & Fucked Up plan tours to hit Minneapolis

Posted in Concert Dates with tags , , , , , on Thursday, March 5, 2009 by Ryan Buege

Fucked Up tour

Two bands we love have just made the announcement to come on tour through our great region this year. Fucked Up will be here in April and the guys in Grizzly Bear will make a visit in early June (right after the release of their new album Veckatimest). For me, the Fucked Up gig is an essential date to see. But I might actually end up on the road to Bonaroo myself when Grizzly Bear stops at the Cedar; in which case, I hope to see them either way.

Grizzly Bear tour

All of the important dates are listed after the jump! Continue reading

Video: Fucked Up and Jello Biafra perform “Blitzkrieg Bop”

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , , , , , on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 by Ryan Buege

Punk legend Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys came out to Fucked Up’s recent San Francisco show and they invited him onstage (as I’m sure many bands do when they find out Jello is in the club in SF) to play this Ramones cover of “Blitzkrieg Bop”. Brilliant stuff!

In other news, Fucked Up just started streaming the song “Year of the Rat” from their upcoming 12″ single that will be released on What’s Your Rupture. Check it here!

Video: The best show on Fox News interviews Fucked Up’s “Pinkeyes”

Posted in Video with tags , , , on Thursday, January 29, 2009 by Ryan Buege

Holy shit, what the fuck is this show? Red Eye? When did Fox News approve a show that would actually book this band for an interview – and what time does it air? Wow. How this band ended up on Fox News is beyond me. Great interview, amazing band: