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Concert Recap: The Crinn, Zebulon Pike, The Body Beneath, Ambassador Gun @ Triple Rock Social Club

Posted in Concert Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Friday, July 3, 2009 by Ryan Buege

The Crinn(The Crinn)

Zebulon Pike live @ Triple Rock Social Club(Zebulon Pike)

The Body Beneath live @ Triple Rock Social Club(The Body Beneath)

Ambassador Gun live @ Triple Rock Social Club(Ambassador Gun)

Our exclusive photo coverage of the The Crinn’s must see return show and their equally awesome local support continues after the jump. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Finch makes self-titled EP available for free download

Posted in Downloads with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Friday, June 5, 2009 by Ryan Buege

To the satisfaction of many and ire of few, Finch regrouped last year and released a self titled EP to followup on their 2005 opus Say Hello to the Sunshine. If you missed the release the Cali-based post-hardcore-rock-prog-punk-psychedelic-whatever quintet has now made the album available for free download via their newly relaunched official website. Those who are interested, head over here to download one of the four file formats for the enire 2008 EP for free (including a few “goodies”, as well).

DOWNLOAD: Finch, Finch EP

Concert Recap: Victims, Trap Them, and Black Breath @ the Triple Rock Social Club

Posted in Concert Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Tuesday, June 2, 2009 by Ryan Buege

Victims live at the Triple Rock

Victims, Trap Them, and Black Breath stormed through Minneapolis yesterday evening with what could easily be called the most vicious hardcore tour making rounds in the U.S. early this summer, and all bands displayed an overwhelming presence despite the underwhelming crowd size (..for better or worse, I’m speculating that a local concert calendar that is more saturated than usual with hardcore shows courtesy of the ENR 15th Anniversary and tightening working class budgets are to blame..). However simply put, Victims were on top of their game, Trap Them proved to be more than worthy of the praise that has been thrown of them by some of extreme noise music’s most respected names (these days Napalm Death and Disfear even cite them as influences, to give you an idea), and Black Breath, while young, introduced the crusty part of my evening with a heavy swagger rocking through their dirty modern hardcore. Personally, I just felt lucky to be one of the few who got to pit it up to the live tornado of chaos contained within the cavernous club in west bank Minneapolis for one night; and lucky for you lazy punks, I brought my camera and captured some guerilla style videos and photos from the show which follow below:

VIDEO: Victims, Live at the Triple Rock Social Club, 6/1/09

Victims live at the Triple Rock(Victims)

Victims live at the Triple Rock(Victims)

Trap Them live at the Triple Rock(Trap Them)

Trap Them live at the Triple Rock(Trap Them)

Black Breath live at the Triple Rock(Black Breath)

More videos from Trap Them and Black Breath and photos from all the sets I attended last night available for you after the jump… Continue reading

Concert Recap: Amebix, Misery, and War//Plague @ the Triple Rock Social Club

Posted in Concert Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Thursday, May 28, 2009 by Ryan Buege

Amebix live at the Triple Rock Social Club

Last night (Wednesday, May 27, 2009), the legendary crust-punk innovators in Amebix played to an enthusiastic crowd of local Minneapolis punks, many of whom at been waiting to see the band for nearly 25 years. Suffice to say, it was the perfect choice to help celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Extreme Noise Records.

The Minneapolis natives and all around cool dudes in War//Plague and Misery kicked off the festivities with some straightforward crust-punk; both bands acknowledged that Amebix was now fulfilling a lifetime dream. I couldn’t agree with them more; it was simply an honor to be able to rock out with such influential musicians as a person who has grown to adore what they first pioneered. Even after 25 years apart, there’s no signs of age or inadequacy, as the songs were breathing with new life in front of the overly joyous packed house of crusties. And just to give credit where credits due, I believe Roy Mayorga (ex-Nausea, Thorn, Soulfly, Sepultura, etc.) must be commended for the thunderous backdrop he lays down for the band, as well; it was completely unexpected to see him behind the kit, but as the flying bodies proved, he definitely belonged there.

Additionally, I recorded an epic video of Amebix’s “Chain Reaction” (No Gods… No masters!!!!) that can be viewed directly below. Keep reading the whole post to catch the photos that I captured, as well as a live video from Misery.

VIDEO: Amebix, “Chain Reaction”, Live at the Triple Rock, 5/27/09

Amebix live at the Triple Rock Social Club(Amebix)

Amebix live at the Triple Rock Social Club(Amebix)

Amebix live at the Triple Rock Social Club(Amebix)

Amebix live at the Triple Rock Social Club(Amebix)

Amebix live at the Triple Rock Social Club(Amebix)

Amebix live at the Triple Rock Social Club(Amebix)

Amebix live at the Triple Rock Social Club(Amebix)

VIDEO: Misery, Live at the Triple Rock, 5/27/09

Misery live at the Triple Rock Social Club(Misery)

Misery live at the Triple Rock Social Club(Misery)

Misery live at the Triple Rock Social Club(Misery)

Misery live at the Triple Rock Social Club(Misery)

Misery live at the Triple Rock Social Club(Misery)

War//Plague live at the Triple Rock Social Club(War//Plague)

War//Plague live at the Triple Rock Social Club(War//Plague)

War//Plague live at the Triple Rock Social Club(War//Plague)

Like always, Mind Inversion has you covered if you weren’t able to make it to the show. Many more crusty photos of this show are featured on the next page… Continue reading

Vivian Girls supporting 7-inch with “Moped Girls” video

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , , , , on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 by Ryan Buege

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You know, I don’t know why I’m on such a music video kick this week, but maybe it’s just that there’s where more music videos coming out this summer that are worthy of my attention than usual. While I’m reminsicing of my time spent in front of the TV as a youth, absorbing any and all videos coming for late night MTV2, I won’t slow down; Vivian Girls have posted a video for the new track “Moped Girls” from their new 7 inch on Rough Trade (the same cats who are also peddling the new “Get Over It” 7-inch from our local favorites in Solid Gold) which is limited to 1000 copies; grab it now while they’re still cheap. Additionally, the vinyl will contain a b-side track called “Death”, and you can pick this up over at Rough Trade’s website.

MUSIC VIDEO: Vivian Girls, “Moped Girls”

Destroy Destroy Destroy’s “The Wretched Forest” music video is intense

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 by Ryan Buege

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Nashville’s Destroy Destroy Destroy just premiered their new video for “The Wretched Forest” from their second album, the brilliantly named Battle Sluts, and I have just one word: INTENSE!!

Honestly, I have no idea how to categorize this band beyond ‘metal’ and that brings a huge smile to my face. In any case, I believe I have finally found my fun high-speed driving record for the summer!

MUSIC VIDEO: Destroy Destroy Destroy, “The Wretched Forest”

Anti-Flag premieres “When The Lights Go Out” music video, the fire still burns

Posted in Video with tags , , , , , on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 by Ryan Buege

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What the fuck is up with all these punk bands from the 90s rearing their heads this year to show that they’re still on the ball?? Propagandhi started 2009 off with the fantastically abrasive new album that is Supporting Caste (ps. they’re also playing at the Triple Rock in two weeks), Green Day is proving that they’re never going to go away with 21st Century Breakdown, Rancid is ready to deal out their first LP in 6 years on June 2nd, and Anti Flag continues the trend with their newest The People or the Gun on June 9th. It’s like these bands looked at all they happened since they slowed down and realized that it was finally time to use their elder knowledge and teach some people some lessons about how to play punk rock ‘n’ roll.

Really, though, I shouldn’t even be including Anti-Flag in this group; they’ve consistently been pumping out albums roughly every two years for more than a decade, and haven’t noticeably slowed down, to say the least. Last year when I saw their set at the Ripple Effect during the RNC (alongside such other diverse acts as Michael Franti, Dead Prez, .. and RATM..), it was obvious that they still have just as much passion for their cause as ever. As such, this video for “When the Lights Go Out” is a beautiful representation of them at this point in their career; never forget, Anti-Flag’s passionate fire for justice and prevailing against what holds you down is forever burning strong.

VIDEO: Anti-Flag, “When All the Lights Go Out”