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Kittie @ B.B. King Blues Club (9/27/2009)

Even though I was not all that into them when they started out, I have made up for lost time in supporting the albums of Kittie and the shows that they do when they pay a visit to NYC. I’ve come to realize just how hard the ladies work at both giving you a solid slab of Metal music along with an entertaining show so when they booked a gig at B.B. King Blues Club I was surely going to be there. This evening they would bring along Soil as the direct support and I had heard them before and also choose both Arkaea and Straight Line Stitch to do some opening band damage. We arrived nice and early to absorb and photograph the whole roster of bands and you can enjoy more by scrolling down.

Logo - Kittie

Artist: Kittie
Venue: B.B. King Blues Club (New York, NY)
Opener: Soil, Arkaea, Straight Line Stitch
Date: 9/27/2009
Label: E1 Entertainment

I’ve mentioned in the past that even though I was a little late in getting to the table in my appreciation for the girls in Kittie and how they deliver the Metal, that I have done the best possible these last few years by being on point to support their adventuring in our fair city. That being said tonight’s gig marks what amounts to my fourth time catching them perform and actually the third go round in B.B. King Blues Club in terms of gigs that I have attended. In my humble opinion this particular room works very well for the band at least as far as NYC is concerned as the way the club is spaced the fans can get right up close. Tonight there would be no photo barrier either and that meant they could even push themselves up to the front of the stage while the band performed. The show this evening would feature Straight Line Stitch, Arkaea and Soil and end up making this a three band bill from E1 Entertainment. With that many acts from one label it made this feel like something akin to a label showcase. SLS would come on first.
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HedPE & Mushroomhead @ Gramercy Theatre (8/20/2009)

This would be a different one for me, because I had never really followed Hed PE or Mushroomhead before but as with any show I like to take my chances and see what it offers the concert attending fan. The show also featured Straight Line Stitch and a band called Supe from Japan so we got there in time to see the whole shebang from the beginning. To learn more just scroll down.

Logo - HedPe

Artist: HedPE
Venue: Bowery Ballroom (New York, NY)
Opener: Mushroomhead, Supe, Straight Line Stitch
Date: 8/20/2009
Label: Suburban Noize Records

The world of Rap Metal, or things that wander dangerously close to that realm are not normally my cup of tea but I always have a level of curiosity when it comes to seeing a band in the live sense as this allows me the chance to see what others who might find it of interest are seeing. That being said I didn’t want to pass up the chance to check out both HedPE and Mushroomhead who were going to be doing a co-headlining tour as the summer winded itself down to an end in terms of the fans being off to see shows whenever they wanted to. I had to admit that I had never followed either of the main groups so would be walking in blind but I did know about one of the openers who would be Straight Line Stitch and I really enjoyed them. As I walked into the venue, I discovered that a band who was visiting from Japan by the name of Supe was already onstage and giving the still small crowd their all.
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Devildriver @ B.B. King Blues Club (3/24/2008)

Logo - Devildriver

Artist: Devil Driver
Venue: B.B. King Blues Club (New York, NY)
Opener: Napalm Death, 36 Crazyfists, In Vitro, Straight Line Stitch
Date: 3/24/2008
Label: Roadrunner Records

The power of their music and the overall response that they are finding from Metal fans seems to be growing at an exponential level and the proof of this found the guys in Devil Driver looking at a headlining appearance at New York’s B.B. King Blues Club with direct support from the legendary Napalm Death. 36 Crazyfists would also be along for the ride along with semi-newcomers InVitro and Straight Line Stitch to make this a five band bill to remember for a long time. This was going to be one of those nights where you left the place sore in every part of the body that you could imagine feeling pain, but still finding yourself ready to go one more round in the mosh pit. Here is how the evening went down for the event that you missed it.
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