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Hate In The Box @ Port 41 (4/24/2010)

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Artist: Hate In The Box
Venue: Port 41 (New York, NY)
Opener: Saints Of Pain, September Mourning
Date: 4/24/2010
Label: Independent Artist

Captain’s Log, star date 20102404 – The planet was doomed and there was little else one could say about it but even in this grim case scenario, it didn’t mean that all hope was lost. “Attention Citizens of the Earth; our world is under attack and the aliens are already walking among you”. It is clear to me that the only feasible option is to mingle in with their number and hope to form some sort of understanding or detente before it is too late for mankind and the world upon which we wander. The Project Blue Book dossier that MIB headquarters had been handed specified about how it would be a good idea to investigate the happenings down at the Port 41 Bar, a place that was clearly a hive of scum and villainy if I ever saw one before. My mission while to observe and maintain the balance like one of Jack Kirby’s Watcher’s from the Fantastic Four comic books would not be easy if I was recognized as one of the Men In Black, but I would worry about that issue if it came to pass. Deep inside the caverns of the Port 41 Bar was an event listed as “Rock Attacks” and on the entertainment menu would be the Saints Of Pain, September Mourning and Hate In The Box. Here is how the evening took place according to witnesses.
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Otep @ Blender Theater at Gramercy (8/18/2009)

Otep was back in New York City, and celebrating the release of a brand new album on their new label. The band’s gig coincided with the Victory Records debut of their music on “Smash The Control Machine” and they would deliver a rousing set for their regional fans. The show also featured local Prog-Death artisans Hung, along with Seven Year Existence and Destrophy and we made sure to cover every single moment of the show.

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Artist: Otep
Venue: Blender Theater at Gramercy (New York, NY)
Opener: Destrophy, Seven Year Existence, Hung
Date: 8/18/2009
Label: Victory Records

It’s been awhile since I have caught Otep in concert, and I think that the last time that I did was when she and her band mates did a gig down at the now closed NYC Knitting Factory. I should actually correct myself and inform the readers about how the club now resides in Brooklyn as opposed to Manhattan for those who might have been alarmed by the statement. As a group I’ve generally found Otep to be intriguing based on the way that she delivers her Metal. She blends the absolute heaviest shit on earth with poetic verse and a strong social conscience and she takes a defiant stand on domestic abuse. Clearly there is a lot to absorb when it comes to this Metal lady and tonight she would be bringing all of this out in force to the Blender Theater with special guest openers Hung from NYC, Seven Year Existence from Champaign, IL and Destrophy. Having never seen any of these openers before I made sure to get inside the venue early enough to enjoy them all. Here is how the night transpired for those who might be curious. Hung would come up first and according to reports were a last minute, albeit pleasant addition to the proceedings.
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Suicide City @ Highline Ballroom (8/5/2009)

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Artist: Suicide City
Venue: Highline Ballroom (New York, NY)
Opener: Hate In The Box
Date: 8/5/2009
Label: The End Records

To celebrate their signing to The End Records and the release of their debut recording “Frenzy”, New York Punkers Suicide City would make a special appearance at the Highline Ballroom and this super affordable show would give their fans a night of music, sideshow antics and all sorts of other craziness all for under $15. There would be a total of four bands on this evening and while Suicide City was essentially the main attraction tonight they would go on second in order to take advantage of the night and get to mingle with their fans that had come out to help toast this brand new album. Before the music began, well the live stuff I mean, we found the talented folks who make up the Cirque Du Rock doing some of their things for a very curious crowd.
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