Suicidal Tendencies (with Ben Weinman) played their debut in full at House of Vans (pics, videos)
Finally Suicidal Tendencies hit the stage as tight as ever. Suicidal is basically an institution at this point having laid down the blueprint in the 80’s that a thousand metal and punk bands continue to take to the bank today. Lead singer Mike Muir was a ball of energy on stage, never staying in a spot more than three seconds before running to the other side pointing, growling, or enthusiastically cheering at the crowd. The band themselves were tight with ever riff and drum fill piercing through the humid night and the crowd responded in time singing the songs back when they weren’t going nuts in the pit.
In the end hundreds of punks spilled into a hot Brooklyn night exhausted, spent but still high from seeing one of the best punk shows this summer. [Couch Sessions]
Crossover thrash legends Suicidal Tendencies are on tour now, and recently rolled through Brooklyn to headline a free show at House of Vans (which is in its final year as a Brooklyn venue). This current tour is extra special for Suicidal, as they have Ben Weinman of the now-defunct Dillinger Escape Plan filling in on guitar, not to mention Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Dead Cross, The Original Misfits) has been Suicidal's drummer for a minute now too. The House of Vans show was also extra special because Suicidal performed their 1983 self-titled debut LP in full (plus two other songs). You can see a bunch of videos and their full setlist below.
Direct support at the show came from NYHC vets Killing Time, and CHUD opened. Pictures are in the gallery above.
Suicidal have more dates coming up after this July run with Ben Weinman, including some US festivals: Riot Fest, the Nine Inch Nails-headlined River City Rockfest, day one of Louder Than Life, and the recently-announced Surf City Blitz.
Suicide's an Alternative
Two Sided Politics
I Shot Reagan
Memories of Tomorrow
I Saw Your Mommy
Won't Fall in Love Today
I Want More
Pledge Your Allegiance
photos by Mathieu Bredeau