Coke Bust, Backslider, Self Conscious, Congenital Death (Live In Philly 11/20/11)

Photo By Brushback

Yesterday afternoon I headed out to my second home Philly’s Barbary to catch DC hardcore dudes Coke Bust. The place had a decent amount of people going, and all the opener’s I saw were solid. As par the course for Sunday shows I’ve been to, the crowd was pretty tame (which was a bit surprising since it was fucking Coke Bust… but I was totally there too, feeling really low key).
Congenital Death:

Philly locals Congenital Death were the first to take the stage, and I have to say, I was really digging them. Female fronted hardcore powerviolence, their music reminded me a bit of Crucial Unit if they liked to throw in hardcore breakdowns every now and then. They also played a cover of Youth Of Today’s “Prejudice”. Sweet.

Self Conscious:

Local Philly homies playing furious hardcore, these bud’s are actually the guys from Cobra Lung, just switching instruments. They anonounced that this was their last show, and singer Jim was a wild man with the microphone diving into the crowd, starting pits by himself… These guys shouldn’t be breaking up.

Backslider:

I missed United Youth because I stepped outside for a while (fucking beautiful out), but made it back in time for Backslider. I’ve seen these guys on flyers plenty of times, but somehow always missed them. I didn’t realize it was just two dudes (one guitarist and one drummer), but they were heavy as fuck and plenty in the crowd seemed to know every word.

Coke Bust:

I know. I know… I missed Sick Fix, we don’t need to talk about it. But I was able to catch DC’s Coke Bust, and they put on a solid (yet way too fucking short) set. They had an awesome stage presence, and they just seem to love what they do. They played their spastic hardcore to a relatively calm (but still digging it) crowd, and before we knew it… they were saying goodbye.

Highlights:
Under The Street Lights
Bullshit Copout
Lines in The Sand
Cycle Of Violence

MP3:
Coke Bust – No One To Impress

More:
Coke Bust – Lines In The Sand
Punch – Self Titled
Ceremony – Violence Violence

Buy:
Coke Bust

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