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#SharePghMusicMonth Killer Of Sheep

Do you really fucking hate systematic oppression, abuse of power, and scumbag cops? If so, we should grab a case of beer and listen to some Killer Of Sheep records, and talk about how we’re gonna build stronger communities.  KOS are a four piece hardcore punk outfit from our fine city that are pissed off in all the right ways. They just released their record “Scorned” last month at Skullfest. You can pick it up from Cruel Noise or buy it online directly from Taang Records. Catch them playing September 28 at The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls during the Pabst coloring book art show. 

Hardcore Solstice: Submachine / Crack House / Mower / Frustrate / Bed Sore @ Gooski’s (6/21/17)

It was the longest day of the year on Wednesday. A great day to spend outdoors, maybe lie under the stars in the evening and enjoy a nice quiet peaceful night. Or you could work all day and spend the remainder of your evening getting shithoused in a dark, smoke-filled bar blowing out your eardrums. I’ll take the latter. If you believed that the event would start at 8 (according to the FB event page) you must not get out to Gooski’s very often (you should). However, I rolled in around 8:15 to play it safe. I was pleased to find Jeff from Submachine sitting next to me. He dropped some knowledge on me about coming up in the eighties and some history of the local punk and hardcore scene. After a few PBRs and a “safety meeting” in the alley Bed Sore was about to start at ten (regular time).

To start off the show, Gooski’s housed two heavy-hitting hardcore bands from Lexington, Kentucky: Bed Sore and Frustrate. Both bands are on the analog label Stomped Out Records and operate out of the DIY space Hometron (ask a punk). Both bands had a similar very heavy, abrasive, driving, hardcore sound. Bed Sore’s vocalist had higher, more shrill, voice than Frustrate and an interesting stage presence–he just stared out into the audience without blinking, all bug-eyed and shit, while he screamed his fucking lungs out. During the song N.O.A.D. (nod off and die), he started flailing around on the ground and pretended to try to suck some dudeʻs dick.

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Punksburgh Playlist 06.06.17-06.12.17


A weekly Spotify playlist of all bands reviewed/interviewed/mentioned on Punksburgh.com from 06.06.17-06.12.17


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Show Review: SNAFU / Killer Of Sheep / Grime Scene at Gooski’s (6/4/17)

Grime Scene opened the show with really great  hardcore set. This was only their fourth show but the three piece played super tight. The guitar/vox dude was really animated while he played, which made for a very entertaining show. Stay on the lookout for Grime Scene, they fucking shred.

Personal local favorites of mine, Killer Of Sheep, played next. They banged out their last set until August 22. The crew is taking a bit of a break while their vocalist Free spreads love and hip hop across Europe with his solo act Billy Pilgram. If you like hardcore and hate cops this is the band for you. Keep an eye out for their new record due out on August 21st.

SNAFU finished the night off with a short set; things were cut short due to equipment issues. The four piece from Detroit were all over the place with their sound–these dread heads were very talented musicians. They started off with a super heavy thrash sound, then moved to a classic hardcore vibe, then got super heavy and  doomy. The guitar harmonies were tight and three vocalists gave the band a cool vocal range.

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