Punknews.org

Sick Of It All / Murphy's Law / With Honor

Sick Of It All/ Murphy's Law/With Honor: live in Baltimorelive in Baltimore (2003)
Fat Wreck Chords

Reviewer Rating: 4.5


Contributed by: UnconcernedUnconcerned
(others by this writer | submit your own)

I just want to start off by saying that if you added up the ages (of the members) of the 2 headlining acts that you get a number that has to be quickly approaching 400. That being said and knowing the age of most of the people here remember they are old enough to be your parents. BUT this show was .


I just want to start off by saying that if you added up the ages (of the members) of the 2 headlining acts that you get a number that has to be quickly approaching 400. That being said and knowing the age of most of the people here remember they are old enough to be your parents. BUT this show was the best thing I've been to in months (comparatively speaking it is better than any show you will ever see in your entire life, but that's just you)

Never Enough started off the night. The boys could definitely use some hair cuts, but their showmanship was right on as was the music. If you like good hardcore then it is safe to say you would like these guys. It's about time Baltimore had some good hardcore bands.

The Program was up next. They love to tell everyone they are from East Bay, so I will safely say that their haircuts were ripping off that of AFI in the mid to late 90's. Their music though was remarkably unlike any good AFI and also remarkably unlike anything I would call good (note that is not saying that only afi is good but just that these guys WEREN'T good). Their singer sounded as if he hit puberty as he was talking a couple times. Being from the wrong coast they just should have stayed there.

With Honor were a lot better than I was expecting. Their haircuts however resembled most that you would see in a J Crew catalog. The only complaint I'd really have with their set is that they had to dedicate every song and/or talk for 2 minutes between each song AND that shit just gets old really quick.

Bring on the old men, Murphy's Law tore shit up. These guys really don't have much hair (except for the new guy who has striking similarities to Kerry King). They played all the songs I wanted to hear: Panty Raid, Quest for Herb, Beer, Crucial Bar-B-Q, and the other hits that i can't think of now. Jimmy's stage presence is pretty much unmatched in punk/hardcore today. Comment of the night award is definitely awarded here to the comments he was making about good ol' Hank Rollins. Something along the lines of how could he ask so much for him performing with out a band and the comment was "What? Let me get this straight No Band, No Neck, No Reason to give $30 fucking dollars to see this." The only fault with their set is that it was too long and I was waiting for Sick Of It All for entirely too long.

There is never a bad Sick Of It All show. My favorite tour they were ever on has to be them supporting Slayer, but this show (once again) was better than anything you will ever experience. Their hair hasn't really changed over the years except craig's lost more of his hair (kinda balding) and Pete still owns the best cut on the stage. Lou's voice was almost pubescent sounding (not unlike the kid in the program), but his reason was that he was sick and not sixteen. B/c of the vocal constraints it was a cut set (which still lasted about an hour). They started (per usual) with Good Looking Out and kept the kids moving the entire time. Set highlights would include their staged contest (ie wall of death: Pete's side -vs- Craig's side) to Scratch the Surface, Built to Last, Call to Arms, and all their other catchy sing-a-long ditties.

If you have never seen this band please do before they hit Rolling Stones' age and have to be taking hits of oxygen between songs. They are amazing live and will make you go home and throw all the shit you would normally consider to be your favorite bands.

 

 
People who liked this also liked:
Fugazi - Repeater + 3 SongsHot Water Music - A Flight and a CrashMxPx - Life In GeneralAlkaline Trio - GoddamnitSmall Brown Bike - Dead ReckoningAgainst Me! - is Reinventing Axl RoseThe Lawrence Arms - Cocktails And DreamsLatterman - No Matter Where We Go..!Strike Anywhere - Dead FM

Please login or register to post comments.What are the benefits of having a Punknews.org account?
  • Share your opinion by posting comments on the stories that interest you
  • Rate music and bands and help shape the weekly top ten
  • Let Punknews.org use your ratings to help you find bands and albums you might like
  • Customize features on the site to get the news the way you want.
Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
mystery (November 26, 2007)

Best review ever. bahahaha.

inagreendase (December 14, 2003)

I just realized that this is punknews's 2500th review. congrads unconcerned

Anonymous (December 14, 2003)

yeah i'm not a fan of you commenting on everybody's HAIR. jesus, get over what a band looks like and focus on what they sound like.

...though the comment about with honor's hair is true.. hahah. i got a kick outta that.

they still rock your fucking face.

Anonymous (December 12, 2003)

jimmy gestapo is THE man. end of discussion.

PrepyStomper (December 11, 2003)

that would be the most interesting review ever. but only if your the kind of person who would want to know. personally i liked the review.

Anonymous (December 11, 2003)

Wait til I write my review about the hair and crust on my balls.

MikeRiot (December 10, 2003)

wow, that would be one hell of a show.

Anonymous (December 10, 2003)

masturbate me, masturbate me then slurp it from your palm like a dry desert soaking up rain soaking up sun

Anonymous (December 10, 2003)

Ramo, you should have seen it at Krazyfest 02'.....insane, yo.

-sickboi

Anonymous (December 10, 2003)

well, i partook in the braveheart scenario at nyc when SOIA bust into "Scratch The Surface". man that song is hot.

Ramo

Anonymous (December 9, 2003)

This review was great!! Absolutely hillarious!!! First review I've ever read that focused on each band's hair!

Anonymous (December 9, 2003)

So we have established that you suck at sarcasm, and as such you also suck at life. Thanks for wasting my air you asshole.

superdude (December 9, 2003)

To whom it may concern,

I was going to type in all caps, because I heard you were getting old. But then I thought that would be silly.

Please find eclosed a magnifying glass.

That's so you can read. Oh crap! If you really needed those things, you wouldn't have been able to read me telling you to get them. Ah, but you wouldn't have tried and would probably already have them.

Let's start over:

To whom it may concern,

Please send me pictures.

Thank you,
Superdude

sickboi (December 9, 2003)

Did they play "Paper Tiger"?

Anonymous (December 9, 2003)

Why does the reviewer comment on everyone's hair style?

-Justin

unconcerned (December 9, 2003)

SOIA supported Slayer in 98 I believe

Edgie (December 9, 2003)

Aww I want a band I'm seeing to organize a Wall of Death competition. When I was at the AF flag, they managed to start the biggest circle pit I'd ever seen at a show. Half the floor was involved, it was great.

Anonymous (December 9, 2003)

did they play anything of of blood sweat and no tears?

skankin_in_the_pit (December 9, 2003)

"My favorite tour they were ever on has to be them supporting Slayer"

When was this?

Murphy's Law and Sick Of It All would be great.

Anonymous (December 9, 2003)

I thought the comments on the bands' hair was fucking awesome. If you can't understand that it was just supposed to be fun then you are a moron. Kerry King is a fucking pimp.

Anonymous (December 9, 2003)

what a dick commenting on all the bands haircuts. this isnt the e! channel you jerkoff

Anonymous (December 9, 2003)

kerry king has a shaved head.

inagreendase (December 9, 2003)

I want to see if superdude has anything to say about the hair thing.

Anonymous (December 9, 2003)

Wall Of Death?!!?

Did everyone make sure all of the club's windows were closed?

Anonymous (December 9, 2003)

If the new guy has hair, how does he resemble Kerry King? KK has been bald for almost a decade.

Anonymous (December 9, 2003)

who partook in the wall of death with me in nyc?
-Janelle
that was an awesome show.

Anonymous (December 9, 2003)

You have to know how to spell and use proper grammar to effectively use sarcasm. Plebeians aren't effective at being sarcastic.

Anonymous (December 9, 2003)

"I see a long career for you in cutting hair. Seriously, who gives a fuck what their hair looks like? And With Honor and SOIA kick ass, that is all."

is the sarcasm really that hard to pick up on? fucking christ...

Anonymous (December 9, 2003)

I see a long career for you in cutting hair. Seriously, who gives a fuck what their hair looks like? And With Honor and SOIA kick ass, that is all.

Exclusive Streams

Newest Reviews

Punknews.org Team

Other Places to Go