On a cool Saturday night, I headed to Philly’s sold out First Unitarian Church to catch power violence pioneers Infest for their first ever show in the city of Brotherly love. The church basement was completely packed out when the California punk band with people looking to let off some steam considering everything going on with the country a few days after the election. Vocalist Joe acknowledged these feelings as he took the stage, announcing “It’s been an interesting week, let’s have some fun” before lighting things off with opener “Break The Chain”.
The place erupted as Infest ripped through their half hour set, playing songs mostly off Slave, No Man’s Slave, and Mankind. About halfway through the set, Joe jumped into the crowd and pit and did the songs from the floor where he was constantly bombarded.
An incredibly solid show, it’s rare for Infest to play these days, let alone Philadelphia, especially somewhere like the First Unitarian Church. Check out the video below taken by hate5six for the full show.
Video by hate5six