Big D and the Kids Table / The Nightmare Before Halloween - live in Boston (Cover Artwork)

Big D and the Kids Table / The Nightmare Before Halloween

Big D and the Kids Table / The Nightmare Before Halloween: live in Bostonlive in Boston (2002)
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Reviewer Rating: 5

Contributed by: BostonMusicGuyBostonMusicGuy
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So I set myself up sweet for this one! I emailed both bands and was able to score my way onto the stage to take some photos of both bands. Unfortunately due to the absurdly long wait to get my will call tickets I missed the Blink Luck performance which I was so looking forward to. But I w.

So I set myself up sweet for this one! I emailed both bands and was able to score my way onto the stage to take some photos of both bands.

Unfortunately due to the absurdly long wait to get my will call tickets I missed the Blink Luck performance which I was so looking forward to. But I was able to catch the last half of the Waltham set, which caught my eye at first because, well, the lead singer was wearing a shower. I mean come on. They put on a great show, and the crowd, which seemed to be huge fans of this band which I had heard nothing from before, was just getting warmed up for the madness that would ensue later. Waltham, a semi pop-punk, semi straight forward rock, and id say three quarters good, is definitley a band that I will pursue further recordings and live performances. Despite not knowing a single word to any song, or one little thing about the band I was already "rocking out".

The Unseen, I never wanted to hear anything by them, never wanted to see them perform, never knew much about them except that Darkbuster "hope they fucking die". They were fucking great! Energy was extreme, music was loud, the Unseen kicked my ass. They play a fast paced form of street punk they rocked a huge crowd who ran huge circle pits, threw their fists in the air, and sang along whenever possible.

Next the big 2 were up. Kicked in the Head and Big D and the Kids Table. Kicked in the head, love them, always have, always will, they have always brought a style that i love, no matter how much they have evolved since their early days of "World Domination." As Matt, Ryan and Anthony take their respective positions in hospital scrubs, looking pretty sedated, Gary gets hauled out on a dolly with a straight jacket on and leather mask cover his face. Doctors, and sexy sexy nurses come out to untie Gary and give the rest of the band their pills and then after a second... "OPEN YOUR EYES, OPEN YOUR MOUTH, OPEN YOUR...!!" The set didnt slow down there, surprising me by playing my favorite KITH song ever, "Fix My Sink" and another classic "Bitch" that they had failed to play last time I saw them. All holes left from the last, all but dissapointing performance were filled this time. Even throwing in a few new ones from Salita(their new KICK ASS EP) like "All the Way" and "Battle Cry", and sticking in a couple of covers, one from Jane's Addiction and another from a band I forget... shit I always do that, I need a notebook or something. As always they play their last song, "Lost Cause" and they finish me off leaving me with 2 rolls of unforgettable pictures and an undying thirst for more rocking out.

And my thirst was about to be quenched when Big D and the Kids Table takes the stage. Wearing bright red masks, that were sure to be some from movie or soemthing that I am ignorant to, they stand still for a minute, then Dave McWade takes off his mask and the show begins. I absolutely love everything that Big D has ever put out. None of it has ever left me anything but wanting more and more. The first time I saw them perform was this summer at the Warped Tour... unfortunately. They sounded horrible, and the sound at the stage they were on was no good at all. This, was something I blamed on the stage and speakers they were playing off of... aaand maybe the sound guys. But I didnt hold this against them and, obviously, went in with an open mind. And shit, was I impressed. Kicking out all of my favorites like, Checklist, Evil Girl Angry Girl, What, Drawing Line, Dirt Lip, LAX, and playing a rousing encore of 51 Gardner.... shit... Big D and the Kids Table knocked my fucking socks off. Dave's roommates, one being the bass player from Drexel, who's name escapes me right now, decided that for halloween they would be Big D's. And thats exactly what they were, Big D's. Big foam cutouts of a yellow D with a black background... my god... I wish I were clever. Anyway, I learned 2 new things that night from the Big D and the kids Table set... 1. Big D rocks, live, recorded, anything... they are fucking awesome. and 2. I guess people dont ussually like 6'4" 240 lb. kids diving on their heads... they drop them like a ton of bricks. Mental note for next time.

Anyway, got to hook up with all the guys from Big D and KITH, talked to them and submitted news to this site and put up a post at my new gig as a news person for punkbands.com. I just really want to thank the guys in both bands for being so cool and hooking me up real sweet. This night was somehting I wont forget for a LOOOONG time. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go and beg the BostonSportsGuy to reconsider his move to LA.


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The Vandals - Internet Dating SuperstudsKicked In The Head - SalitaMadcap - East to WestJurassic 5 - Power In NumbersVarious - The Giant Rock 'n' Roll SwindleDrexel - The Inevitable Is Available

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Anonymous (December 15, 2003)

"the unseen are better than kith and big d.."

Most definitly not.............
Also, Big D is quite possibly the sickest live band ever. Seen them either 3 or 4 times (can't really remember, for 'tis all a blur of ass-kicking and amazing-ness), and their just plain awesome in all meaning of the word. Also, I'm certain the singer can jump higher than anyone alive (2nd of course being Andrew W.K., aka "god of gods")


Anonymous (November 13, 2002)

the unseen are better than kith and big d..

BostonMusicGuy (November 12, 2002)

Id say its definitley worth going. I love the Bosstones but the only time I saw them live was outside and I hate outdoor venues so I cant pass judgement on their live show. Unfortunately I couldnt see them when they came through Boston. Check them out though.-BostonMusicGuy

Anonymous (November 12, 2002)

and oh yeah the bosstones (my favorite band) are coming this week to phoenix its almost impossible to get tickets is it worth goin to has anyone seen them on this tour?

Anonymous (November 12, 2002)

im not too firmilar with big d and the kids table,, but who ever said they wanted to see codename rocky is cool.. i saw them with the rxbandits in az they kicked ass! boston kicks ass wish i could be there

BostonMusicGuy (November 12, 2002)

MF, I am sure you are in one of my pictures somewhere... the rest of the pictures (there are 4 rolls) should be up soon on my website. Geocities sucks fucking ass though and wont upload anytihng. I should be getting my very own webspace soon though. Bostonmusicguy.com will live in 2003.-BostonMusicGuy

Anonymous (November 12, 2002)

BMG, I think I'm IN that picture, but then, i sorta think after looking at that picture that a lot of people look like me.

oh well. good review. better then mine? who cares. spread the good word of BIG FUCKING D!


Anonymous (November 11, 2002)

Good Review, Great Bands, and great show -SaYnE GuY

waste_elite (November 11, 2002)

"I don't know who is worse, Wuss Emo Rock or the "Sr. Potpourri" character who used to lurk around here."

god i remember that kid, what a dumbass. he was practically the textbook definition of "poser". he just might have been even worse than Wuss, just maybe.

Anonymous (November 11, 2002)

I don't know who is worse, Wuss Emo Rock or the "Sr. Potpourri" character who used to lurk around here.

There really is no choice. It's akin to being asked to choose between being punched in the nuts or kicked in the nuts.

borntolose (November 11, 2002)

Ya, I'm not scrawny, I'm just one sexy Preying Mantis.....

I think it is already known that no-one reads or even thinks twice about what *****Wuss Emo Rock****** writes.

Anonymous (November 11, 2002)

Hey *****Wuss-Emo-Rock*****, you keep on posting comments on virtually all the reviews and news posts. None of those comments have any worth at all, always trying to be a smartass and putting people down (and you suck at it too). So please, just get a computer virus, let it fuck up your computer, turn it off and don't EVER go on the internet. Thanks!

TJmoney (November 11, 2002)

Your grandparents from florida came up to see you so big d and the kids table should come down to florida to see me...kind of like a trade off type of thing. BigWig, Bosstones and Spitvalves in less than 24 hours!!

BostonMusicGuy (November 10, 2002)

oh yea one more thing... wussemo rock... you should be the one to talk about opinion of bands...-BostonMusicGuy

BostonMusicGuy (November 10, 2002)

6'4" 150 lbs? Wow, you are one scrawny bastard... well im sorry wussemorock i guess we cant all be as cool as you and see into the future to realize that someone else will have a review posted a week after i submitted this one... he submitted his first... thats the way it goes... deal with it... Well from where I was standing they sounded horrible... maybe it was just me... oh well... anyway... missed out on my chance to see KITH again tonight... stupid grandparents had to come up from stupid florida and see me for the stupid 4th time in my life... peace out...-BostonMusicGuy

borntolose (November 10, 2002)

Big Foam D's.....thats a great picture.

6'4" 240? I'm 6'4" too but You got 90 extra pounds on me.....You must wreck kids at shows.

Anonymous (November 9, 2002)

Man I'll kill you and your mother to see Big D. I would also like to see though I'm never going to have that chance is Codename Rocky. Their new album rocks. Yeah I'm getting tired of the NY scene too. Nothing happens here.


SOYBOMB (November 9, 2002)

I love Big D as well...
They put out awesome music and put on great live shows.

I spoke to Steve (bassist) last time I saw Big D and I commented on what you said about their sound sucking at Warped and he thought they sounded perfectly fine on stage.

Wish I lived in Boston... Fucking NY...


Anonymous (November 9, 2002)

i hate blind luck. they always play at ska shows and it doesn't fit in with the lineup.

Anonymous (November 8, 2002)

If you don't care about his opinion of the show then why the fuck are you reading the review? That's all reviews are...dumbass.

WussEmoRock (November 8, 2002)

Decent review Pat, but seriously, do we really need a second review of a show? Not much can change except your opinion of the bands, which none of us really care about.


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