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Eyehategod

March 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

$20 – $25
Eyehategod, w/ Cro-Mags, Murphy's Law, Fuck You Pay Me, and Halligan at the Brauerhouse, March 23, 2018

Eyehategod, w/

  • Cro-Mags
  • Murphy’s Law
  • Fuck You Pay Me
  • Halligan

@Brauerhouse (Lombard)
March 23
Doors = 7:00 pm
Show = 9:00 pm (ends at 2:00 am)
Ages = 21+
Tickets = $20 ($25 at the door)

Eyehategod

EyehategodThe misanthropic sludge metal outfit Eyehategod was formed in New Orleans in 1988, and became an important part of a Southern sludgecore scene that included bands like Crowbar and Down, all of whom were heavily influenced by Black Sabbath, Black Flag, and the Melvins. Eyehategod was the brainchild of guitarist Jimmy Bower and drummer Joe LaCaze; the two recruited vocalist Michael D. Williams, lead guitarist Brian Patton, and bassist Steve Dale, and debuted in 1992 with the album In the Name of Suffering. 1993’s Take As Needed for Pain was recorded with new bassist Mark Schultz, after which the band went on an unofficial hiatus. Bower joined Crowbar (as a drummer) and also played in the Southern metal supergroup Down, Patton played in the more death metal-ish Soilent Green, and Williams worked as a writer for Metal Maniacs magazine. In 1996, Eyehategod reconvened (with Vince LeBlanc on bass) for Dopesick; however, the band fell largely silent for some time afterward. Bower returned to Crowbar for their 1998 album, Odd Fellows Rest, but left soon after to return to Eyehategod, who recorded several 7″ singles on small independent labels. These were eventually collected on 2000’s Southern Discomfort, along with several live tracks and outtakes from the Dopesick sessions. Southern Discomfort also served to prime the pump for another Eyehategod full-length; Confederacy of Ruined Lives was released later that year, with Daniel Nick filling the revolving-door bass slot. (Source)

Cro-Mags

Before the QuarrelBefore the Cro-Mags, the idea of combining heavy metal and hardcore together was unheard of. But with the release of their classic debut, The Age of Quarrel, hardcore-metal was born, and in its wake came a legion of similarly styled offspring (Biohazard, Vision of Disorder, etc.). Although the group endured an endless amount of lineup shifts (which is probably the main reason they never became as well known as they should have), the Cro-Mags continued to record and tour in one form or another. Through it all, the New York City-based group’s leader has been bassist Harley Flanagan who, in 1977 at the ripe old age of ten (!), started his first punk band during a European trip. Upon returning to NYC, Flanagan supplied drums for the Stimulators, a band that performed quite a bit locally and in Washington, D.C., alongside Bad Brains. The early ’80s saw the initial Cro-Mags lineups formed with a variety of members playing alongside the only constant: Flanagan. By the middle of the decade, the best-known Cro-Mags lineup was in place — Flanagan on bass, former Bad Brains roadie John Joseph on vocals, Parris Mayhew on guitar, and Mackie Jayson on drums — and soon built a rabid following via shows at CBGB’s. The quartet recorded a 13-track demo that made the rounds throughout the underground — eventually officially released in 2000, as Before the Quarrel — and landing the Cro-Mags a record deal with Profile’s Rock Hotel label (with second guitarist Doug Holland joining, as well). Similar to how Bad Brains aligned themselves with Rastafarianism, it was around this time that members of the band became closely associated with the Hare Krishna faith. With a loud buzz forming, the Cro-Mags issued their aforementioned debut, The Age of Quarrel, in 1986. With such bands as Slayer and Metallica becoming increasingly popular, it seemed like the musical tides were changing in favor of groups like the Cro-Mags, as nationwide tours with such groups as Motörhead and Megadeth expanded their audience. But it wasn’t meant to be, as both Joseph and Jayson exited the group after its supporting tour (the latter of which would later turn up in the Bad Brains and the Fun Lovin’ Criminals). Instead of following up their debut right away, it wasn’t until 1989 that Best Wishes was released, which saw Flanagan double as lead vocalist. With increasing troubles with their label, Mayhew left the group, but by the early ’90s, the Cro-Mags were up and running once more, as Flanagan and Joseph resuscitated the band with a pair of albums for the Century Media label — 1992’s Alpha-Omega and 1993’s Near Death Experience. However, after the release of a double-live album, Hard Times in an Age of Quarrel, the Cro-Mags split up. Since then, various versions of the Cro-Mags have recorded and toured (including a brief reunion of Flanagan and Mayhew which resulted in 2000s Revenge). Flanagan eventually returned with a new band, Harley’s War (which included ex-Suicidal Tendencies guitarist Rocky George); who issued their debut in 2003, titled Cro-Mag. (Source)

Murphy’s Law

Murphy's LawRiding the fine line between obnoxious skatepunk and sodden metal, Murphy’s Law came out of New York City’s mid-’80s hardcore scene and formed in Astoria, Queens, around vocalist Jimmy Gestapo, but the group’s frequently shifting lineup also included guitarists Todd Youth, Alex Morris, and Jack Flanagan; bassists Pete Martinez, Chuck Valle, and Dean; and drummers Doug E. Beans and Eric Arce. The group’s self-titled debut, released on Profile in 1986, contained the usual ’80s subjects (boredom, alienation, weed, beer, etc.), but the songs were definitely there, and Murphy’s Law improved even more with their second album, 1989’s Back with a Bong! The band was on the Profile-associated Combat Records for 1991’s The Best of Times, but recorded little during the early ’90s. In 1995, Murphy’s Law came back with the EP Good for Now, and the full-length Dedicated arrived the following year. Best of Times/Good for Now was issued in 2000; The Party’s Over came next in the spring of 2001. (Source)

Halligan

Halligan /hal·ə·gən/ noun – A firefighting tool made of cold hard steel. On its own, it is just a tool. In capable hands it is nothing less than a force to be reckoned with. Enter: those Capable Hands.

Hailing from Chicago, Halligan is a 4 piece Midwestern Punk Rock N Roll band that hits you like cold steel that has been forged in beer and good times. Catchy songs, hooks that stick with you, and a commitment to quality punk rock. (Source)

Venue

Brauerhouse
1000 N Rohlwing Road #13
Lombard, IL 60148 United States
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Phone:
(630) 495-2141
Website:
http://www.brauerhouse.com/