We usually keep our Philly House Shows feature to once a month, but there are exceptions to every rule. And since we received more angry emails in the months we took off from Philly House Shows than any other time, we figured we could break you off something special in January.
Chicago practitioners of sludge-induced grindcore, Weekend Nachos just kicked off a two week East Coast tour that found the band playing a packed West Philly house show last Friday. Weekend Nachos are no strangers to Blow The Scene. With the release of their latest LP Worthless on Relapse Records, we reviewed and interviewed the band to share some insight on this unique four-piece outfit, who offer an intriguing take on modern hardcore.
Weekend Nachos are in the unique position of being able to draw admiration not only from music connoisseurs, but critics, and fellow bands all just can’t get enough of these guys. The music is stark and moody, combining elements of grindcore, metal, sludge, powerviolence, and even dashes of d-beat and hardcore. With live shows nothing short of small-scale riot zones, the band is just as comfortable playing a packed basement, as they are shredding through larger venues.
Friday’s performance found the band sharp and hungry with support from friends Homewrecker and locals Callous and Backslider. OH’s Homewrecker bring the thunder with a down-tuned barrage of hardcore riffs that find comfort easing into sludgy segues or revving up into some speedy thrash. West Philly house-marauding crazies ate this band up and came back for seconds.
Philly’s Backslider were recently confirmed for Maryland Death Fest 2012 and are currently supporting a forthcoming EP on To Live A Lie Records. This 2-piece grindcore machine is definitely a band to keep an eye on in 2012.
We know you are here for the pictures, so without further ado..
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