Knitting Factory Presents - Early Show
Turing Machine, Violent Bullshit
361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
Doors 8:00PM / Show 8:45PM
This event is all ages
"Bitch Magnet was perhaps one of the greatest, and certainly most underappreciated, post-hardcore rock groups of all time -- indebted to the Hüsker Dü fixation that gripped so many American bands of the era. [Their catalog] amalgamates heaviness and catchiness so adeptly that it could have been a unit-shifting grunge anthem if only the 'Magnet had hailed from the hotspot of Seattle. ... The group expertly straddled sluggish drone-rock, industrial riff-fests, astute math-rock, sublime post-rock, poetic spoken-word vocals, post-hardcore yelling and lots more besides." --Drowned in Sound
BITCH MAGNET was formed by Sooyoung Park (bass and vocals) and Jon Fine (guitar) at Oberlin College in late 1986, and became a much more musically viable prospect when drummer Orestes Morfin signed on in the spring of 1987. Between 1988 and 1990 BITCH MAGNET toured the US and Europe and released three landmark albums - Star Booty (1988), Umber (1989), and Ben Hur (1990) - which established them among the top tier of American independent bands of that era. The band's entire remastered catalog, along with six previously unreleased tracks, was reissued as a triple-CD and triple-LP set in late 2011 by Temporary Residence Ltd., and won rapturous critical notices in the US and abroad. The lineup of Fine, Morfin and Park reunited in late 2011 for a series of shows in Asia and Europe, including a featured appearance at All Tomorrow's Parties "Nightmare Before Christmas" festival in the UK.
Jay was in Orchid and Panthers, Andy's in Les Savy Fav, Dan was in Halfman and Black Army Jacket, Matt was in trouble, and Byron's Jewish.
Hardcore. It's a fucking hardcore band. How many times do we have to explain it?
Gig bags, Jam sessions, hugging for a little too long, and eating while crying.