Monday, December 17, 2018

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Leftover Crack at Brooklyn Bazaar




Leftover Crack are NYC punk legends, but you knew that already so they need no introduction. They made a hometown stop on their most recent tour, promoting their most recent release "Leftover Leftover Crack: The E-Sides and F-Sides," hitting Brooklyn Bazaar on a cold Sunday night rip it up for a sold out crowd. Work on Monday? Who fucking cares! This crowd certainly didn't and went full force. Their shows are never anything less than 100% intense and this one was obviously no exception; I think I probably lost 5 pounds in sweat alone just during their set, for real! My band Cop/Out was also on the bill (we were up 2nd) along with (A) Truth, Crazy & the Brains, and Negative Approach, which is an INCREDIBLE lineup. I feel really lucky to have been on such a rad bill so much love to LOC and Scenic Presents for the shot.

I didn't take pics of most of the night because I was totally in "musician" mode for the first part of things so my brain wasn't in a photo mode. After we finished our set I needed a bit to cool off and come down from the buzz of playing so I didn't really start shooting til Negative Approach played...and my lens immediately fogged up since the glass was still cold and the room was already pretty steamy by that point haha. So consequently I only have 2 pics of them, but I hit my stride by time LOC was on (tho more lens fogging got me later as the room got even hotter!) I've shot a ton of shows over the years but have to say crazy lens fog like that was a first for me. Anyway, keep scrolling to get a look at my pics and for a more complete look and feel for the night, head to Dying Scene for more pics of all of the bands and a write up by our pal Jeff.


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I shot LOC in Tompkins Square Park last summer, have a look-see at those pics HERE. Fun fact, I actually sweat waaaay more at this indoor winter time show than at the outdoor summer show haha.

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All photo copyright Kate Hoos, thanks for taking a took! Please link back to me if you post these on social media, and consider a "tip" or donation for use (which can be done HERE) Any and all contributions are appreciated and help keep my nerdy punk ass going so don't be shy! If you're interested in hiring me to shoot a live event, for press photos/portraits, or hi-res versions of any of my existing photos to use for print material/albums etc feel free to reach out via hoosatron@gmail.com

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I was cooling off after our set and talking to a friend when I was like...."um I think that's J Mascis over there" but didn't completely believe it. Turned out it was true and he was there to play a few songs with Negative Approach towards the end of their set. Not only was this my first time playing a sold out show, but def did not think I'd be on the same stage as someone like him in the same night, holy shit! Yeah, pretty cool :) I regret not picking up their Linda Blair/Exorcist inspired t-shirt but next time I will be sure to acquire one of those badass gems!



























Thanks for your support and don't forget to "like" and support all of these bands too! Stay tuned, more shit coming soon :D

-Hoos


Thursday, December 6, 2018

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Downtown Boys at Market Hotel



Downtown Boys came to NYC last weekend to play 3 sold out shows with Mitski at Brooklyn Steel and also found time to stop by Market Hotel on Friday night after their BK Steel show to play a benefit for New York Abortion Access Fund. I had to work until 10pm so I missed a good portion of the show sadly which meant not getting to see Ohyung or Material Support but I got there as soon as I could and saw the very end of Choked Up's set. Downtown Boys hit the stage last and gave a blistering and intense set; their energy was so high, you'd never know they had ripped another set just a few hours earlier. Franklin from Algiers (who played with DTB earlier in the week) also joined them onstage for a raging rendition of "Monstro" which was an awesome surprise. The audience and the band melded at times, with the crowd on the stage and the band in the crowd at several points throughout.

With abortion rights and access to reproductive care under constant attack, it is so vital that these organizations exist and thrive so cheers to all of these bands who donated their time and talent to help give back to the community (if you missed the show and would like to donate, click on the link above) This is so important, now more than ever, because we can never rest for a moment and let the Trumpster trash gain even an inch in this fight. Also very fittingly, the death of George HW Bush was announced in the middle of the show. Bush being a man who, along with his right wing cronies, fought for years to restrict access to abortion so good fucking riddance to that asshole!

This night definitely served as a reminder to me that in dark times, sometimes a rager punk show is just what you need to give you hope and keep you going for another day...  <3 p="">

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My pics and write up from Monday 11/26/18 when DTB played at the always wonderful DIY oasis Willimantic Records can be found right here at Impose Magazine. 


Choked Up has a show this Saturday 12/8 at Cobra Club in BK. Details HERE.
Material Support is playing a benefit for Punk Island on Friday 1/4/19 at Sunnyvale. Details HERE.


All photos copyright Kate Hoos, please tag and link back to me if you post these on social media and thanks for taking a look! If you like my work and would like to make a donation/"tip" me or whatever  to keep my nerdy punk ass going, that would be much appreciated and can be done HERE.
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Thanks for your support and don't forget to "like" and support all of these bands too! Stay tuned, more shit coming soon :D

-Hoos