King Tuff headlined a show at 285 Kent this past Saturday and everyone almost died from drowning in sweat. You entered the front door of 285 Kent and it was like entering a rainforest made of cinderblocks that was populated with some of the best people Brooklyn has to offer... and their stink.
My day started when Karen, the drummer from Habibi, came by my house and put on my Darth Vader helmet and told me about the things that were concerning her while I drew her as a feminine Darth Vader with little clear windows in the costume where the boobs were. On the way to 285, I discovered that Karen thought that H.P Lovecraft's watery monster Cthulu was pronounced "CHOOCHALOOTOO." I encourage everyone to pronounce Cthulu this way and pretend that you thought you were pronouncing it right. Habibi and King Tuff sound checked and then we all separated and came back around 9 for the show. The space had been uncomfortably hot and slimy when it was occupied by fifteen people but it was now overflowing with human bodies. The experience was exactly like being in a steam room that was humongous and full of fully dressed people who were smoking, drinking, and dancing.
The K-Holes were the first band I saw. They were incredible, but they always are. Next up were my pals in Habibi. Everyone seemed to go nuts for them and they did an encore. Afterwards Erin, the bassist, thought she smelled pee and realized that she had sweated out her urine. I was feeling kinda gross but all the sweating was actually invigorating. We would retreat into the cool, grey cinderblock labyrinth behind the stage for breaks from the thick heat of 285 Kent.
By the time King Tuff played, the club was at capacity and everyone was completely gross. King Tuff did an amazing set, performed an encore and everyone was stripping off their clothing and having a very positive freak-out. I took some photos with them afterwards and then headed over to SoulClap next door where Jonathan Toubin was DJing a strong soul music dance party to pretty girls and creepy dudes.
Here are the rest of my photos from the night:
Habibi is on tour with King Tuff right now. Go see them if you can:
King Tuff - 2012 Tour Dates
May 31 - Visalia, CA - Cellar Door
Jun. 01 - Oakland, CA - New Parish
Jun. 09 - Brooklyn, NY - 285 Kent*
Jun. 10 - New Haven, CT - Intercambrio*
Jun. 12 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's*
Jun. 13 - Baltimore, MD - Golden West Cafe*
Jun. 14 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwells*#
Jun. 15 - Burlington, VT - Signal Kitchen*
Jun. 17 - Easthampton, MA - Flywheel*
Jul. 05 - Long Beach, CA - Alex's Bar
Jul. 06 - Tucson, AZ - Plush*
Jul. 07 - Las Cruces, NM - Train Yard
Jul. 09 - Austin, TX - Red 7 (Patio)#
Jul. 10 - Dallas, TX - City Tavern#
Jul. 11 - Little Rock, AR - Sticky Fingerz#
Jul. 12 - Nashville, TN - Stone Fox#
Jul. 13 - Bloomington, IN - Russian Recording#
Jul. 14 - Cleveland, OH - Now That's Class^
Jul. 17 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club**
Jul. 21 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret**
Jul. 22 - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party**
Jul. 23 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir**
Jul. 25 - Sacramento, CA - Harlow's**
Jul. 26 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill**
Jul. 27 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo**
Jul. 28 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar**
Aug. 25 - St. Louis, MO - LouFest
#w/ Natural Child
Ace of Base's Secret Nazi Past
Before he founded Ace of Base, Ulf Ekberg was a member of Commit Suiside, a Nazi punk band.
Parquet Courts - "Light Up Gold Road Trip" (Full Documentary)
In this new documentary, Noisey follows rising indie rockers Parquet Courts from Mexico to Texas and London as they tour to support their debut LP, 'Light Up Gold.'
Yung Lean Doer Is the Weirdest 16-Year-Old White Swedish Rapper You'll Hear This Week
Yung Lean raps over pillow-fluffy beats and raps about glory holes and Arizona Iced Tea. Who the fuck is this kid? And why is he like this?
Adam Ant - The British Masters, Chapter 6
Noisey's John Doran talks with the great post-punk pop star Adam Ant about tribal body mods and layering tape.
Photos: Taking Acid at Coachella
When Paley sent these photos in, she included a nice little caveat over email that we've decided to reprint here in full, not only because it's too good to edit, but because her photographs of her and her weird buddies riding the snake are some of the best
R.I.P. Storm Thorgerson (1944-2013)
On Thursday, the hyper-talented graphic designer, artist, and famed album cover creator Storm Thorgerson passed away after a battle with cancer. He was 69 years old.
The Internet Is Scary
As of six months ago, my Facebook fanpage is like a dojo where hormonal teenagers hone their technique. Here is a heartfelt poem from some kid who wants to rape, kill, and marry me.
I Accidentally Touched Little Richard's Butt One Time
It was in the Detroit airport. After it happened Little Richard said, "He graze my derriere."
Listen to St. Lucia's Remix of The Colourist's "Little Games"
Last month, Cali quartet the Colourist released "Little Games," and St. Lucia just pulled a warm Balearic blanket over the whole thing, sanding away its rough edges with bright synths and lightly gated percussion.
Aaron Montaigne, Godfather of Screamo, is More Interesting Than You Can Ever Hope to Be - Part Two
On surviving combat in Iraq and Afghanistan with the help of magic, 'Bladerunner,' and everything in between.