A Place to Bury Strangers

A Place to Bury Strangers

Buck Gooter, Ceremony, Don Babylon

Wed, May 24, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12.00 - $14.00

This event is 18 and over

A Place to Bury Strangers
A Place to Bury Strangers
A Place To Bury Strangers have often been called "the loudest band in New York". This may very well be the case, but unlike much so-called "loud" rock and roll that's out there, APTBS is not loud simply for the sake of it. The sonically overdriven sound they've accomplished is no clumsy accident, but a carefully cultivated and well-maintained entity all its own, fostered by an unbridled passion that's clearly evident in every live show they play and each recording they make. A Place To Bury Strangers does not so much play songs as allow them to pour out. They are songs about longing, heartbreak and confusion played extremely well and at a passionately loud volume.
Buck Gooter
Buck Gooter
On The Spider's Eyes, Buck Gooter have strapped sheets of urban post modernist metal to their bodies and weaponized themselves. The music that comes forth is a smarter and more capable predator than what the band has previously produced. It makes their last effort, Witch Molecules, seem almost friendly by comparison.

The beats on The Spider's Eyes are machine stamped, relentless. The songs themselves are reverberant sheet steel cacophonous odes to devastation. The vocals are comin' to ya straight from an abandoned factory in some lost industrial ghetto. Is Buck Gooter mad or merely telling you how it is? The Spider's Eyes could be the new Blues for those who escaped mediocrity's slaughterhouse in a century whose future went to the highest bidder almost as soon as it was ushered in less than twenty years ago.

Instead of wielding the sword, on The Spider's Eyes, Buck Gooter is the sword itself, with each song, smashing themselves into a harder and denser mass upon an anvil of their own design.

Billy and Turtle have set up their backline at the edge that gives way to the Abyss and did their thing. The Spider's Eyes is the result. By the time you get to the title track at the end of the record, you are left standing alone in a vast wasteland of debris. The ride was good but the walk home will be long.

Buck Gooter's early releases immediately and permanently established them as outsiders-sure to keep squares and normals at bay. Brave and alienating like early Suicide. If you have what it takes, The Spider's Eyes could very well be the record you have been waiting for some band with the guts and hearts full of anti-matter to finally make. If not, it is a line drawn in the sand and you would be wise to step away. You will know which side you're on very quickly.

The Goot will never die.

--Henry Rollins
love songs - that's what Ceremony are famous for.
Well known for its outstanding mixture of aggressive, rock and shoe-gaze the band keeps the spirit of the legendary band skywave (John Fedowitz, Oliver Ackermann, Paul Baker) going.

Ceremony was formed in 2004. Since then the band toured the East Coast/USA several times and played two week in Tokyo/Japan. Moreover Ceremony played some very successful shows in Germany, Italy, Denmark, The Netherlands and France.

Ceremony is always mentioned in the same sentence with other well known bands like Screen Vinyl Image, A Place To Bury Strangers and The Misfits. But only Ceremony has that irresistible sound reminding of 60's girl groups, 80's pop and 90's shoe-gaze. Fans all over the world love Ceremony for outlining profound feelings we've all experienced in their catchy melodies. It's about love!
Don Babylon
Venue Information:
Strange Matter
929 West Grace Street
Richmond, VA, 23220