Punch, Loma Prieta Live In Philly (8/19/11)

Last evening before heading out to some ridiculous dance parties, I headed over to Philly’s Barbary to catch San Francisco’s Punch. I missed the first opener but caught San Francisco’s Loma Prieta.

Loma Prieta:



I’ve never heard of these guys before and I also have no idea what their name means, but they were fucking brutal. Lots of feedback and noise, these guys reminded me a bit of Converge’s older shit. They had a few people in the crowd dancing around, but it seemed like the majority of people had no idea who they were. Regardless, they fucking tore it up. I checked out their recorded stuff on their webpage, and recorded it’s much more ambient. The live stuff was much heavier… definitely check them out if they come near you.

Punch:



Punch is one of the heaviest female-fronted hardcore… no fuck that… plain hardcore bands around. Once they took the stage the place instantly exploded into a frenzy of stage dives, pile ons, and pits (and one guy two stepping in the back by himself with a broken arm… cough no idea who cough).

These guys played a tight set with their incredibly positive yet pissed off 45 second bursts of pure fury. Playing some off their Self Titled, they unveiled some new tracks from a 7 inch that was released 3 days ago (and it sounded solid). If you like frantic hardcore like Coke Bust and Violence Violence era of Ceremony, you definitely need to check out Punch.

MP3:

Punch – Break A Leg

More:

Punch – Self Titled

Cokebust – Lines In The Sand

Ceremony – Violence Violence

Buy:

Punch

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