Johnny Brenda's Presents
Girls Against Boys
special guest appearance by DAVID YOW, Coliseum
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Girls Against Boys
Girls Against Boys began in Washington, DC as a side project of Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty, with Eli Janney (bass/keyboards), and Scott McCloud (vocals) who was then a member of the Dischord band Soulside. After recording three songs, Brendan departed, so Eli and Scott recruited the rhythm section from Soulside (Alexis Fliesig on drums, and Johnny Temple, on bass) to flesh out another three tracks which would eventually be released as the “90s vs 80s” EP on Eli’s label, Slate Records, in 1990.
Soulside disbanded in 1990, and the Girls Against Boys project lay dormant for several years. After regrouping together in New York, the foursome decided to revive the project and record a new album entitled “Tropic of Scorpio.” The new album and the previous EP were released by the Dischord Records offshoot label Adult Swim in 1992. GVSB begain to tour in earnest and became a full time band with line up intact: Scott McCloud (vocals/guitar), Eli Janney (Bass & Keyboards), Johnny Temple (Bass) and Alexis Fliesig (drums).
As a full time band based in New York City, and with some recent touring under their belts, GVSB recorded its first Touch and Go album in 1993, entitled “Venus Luxure No. 1 Baby” and carried on through the 1990’s releasing a slew of EPs/Singles and several more albums for Touch & Go (“Cruise Yourself” in 1994, and “House of GVSB” in 1996).
In 1998, Girls Against Boys left the Touch and Go stable for a run with major label, Geffen Records releasing their most contraversial album “Freakonica” in June of that year. In 2002 they returned for a last album, this time on Jade Tree Records (“You Can’t Fight What You Can’t See”). In recent years, apart from select short tours and shows in Europe, Girls Against Boys has remained on official hiatus.
Fronted by BLACK CROSS guitarist and Louisville, KY icon, Ryan Patterson, COLISEUM play a brand of hardcore punk completely dissimilar to the sound that that city is known for. Their noise is rooted with the upbeat and melodic, yet bass heavy drive of the almighty MOTORHEAD but with a decidedly more punk attitude akin to DISCHARGE or POISON IDEA. Add to that the dark and fierce desperation of modern heavyweights such as TRAGEDY, FROM ASHES RISE or early NEUROSIS and you have a picture of a black and bleak world through the eyes of COLISEUM.
$16.00 - $18.00