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The Locust / Daughters / The Chinese Stars

The Locust / Daughters / The Chinese Stars: live in Brooklynlive in Brooklyn (2005)
Anti- Records

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: NietzscheNietzsche
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So, I've never actually been to Brooklyn, nor the venue known as the North Six, but it seemed like a pretty nice place to chill out by, especially after a long train ride. It had a huge bar and a decently-sized stage, even though there wasn't that much room for the crowd. Luckily, I got into a nice .


So, I've never actually been to Brooklyn, nor the venue known as the North Six, but it seemed like a pretty nice place to chill out by, especially after a long train ride. It had a huge bar and a decently-sized stage, even though there wasn't that much room for the crowd. Luckily, I got into a nice spot with air-conditioning, so I wasn't sweating my ass off like the rest of the crowd.

First band up was Houston McCoy, who I had never heard before. They had no vocals, just bare instruments. They proved themselves to be pretty good, but in my opinion, instrumental bands are really hard to pull off, since you lack vocals/lyrics. Bands like Explosions In The Sky and Pelican can really do it well, but Houston McCoy can't. They would be 10 times better with vocals. They seemed like nice guys though, and nevertheless, the music was pretty hypnotizing, and put me in a trance-like state...luckily, I didn't fall asleep for the next bands, because they kicked some serious ass.

Next was the Chinese Stars, who are pretty much an electro-dance band in the vein of the Faint and Hot Hot Heat, but much less...techno. Anyway, they put on a pretty kick-ass show, especially the singer. The singer, (who originally was in Arab On Radar) had a huge amount of energy and put on one hell of an act. He started making stupid faces, prancing around like a retarded jackass, and at certain points, imitated his guitarist and drummer by swinging his arms around spastically. He also talked in a really high-pitched voice, as if to seem like some kind of shy juvenile child. The band played through about a six-song set and then packed up.

In the next ten minutes everyone began to jizz their pants. Mo'fucking Daughters, fashion-core fuckfaces, blah blah blah. Really entertaining set, although I wish I had more Daughters lyrics memorized, because I swear, the singer must make words up throughout the songs. They must have played at least twelve songs during their set, but they ripped through them really fast. They also played two or three new songs (I'm not sure), but one of them was about spaceships, so...that's pretty rad. (Daughters really should play each song twice, in case someone misses ten seconds of their sixty-second songs). The two guitarists seemed pretty talented, their fingertips running up and down their fret boards in a matter of milliseconds, and sliding their hands down their guitars even quicker. The bassist, however, was complete and utter shit. He basically slid his hand up and down the neck of his bass, while playing a few notes every fifty seconds (which is a long time, for a Daughters song). Please get rid of your bassist; I don't care how good he is at head-banging. Fuck the musicians though; the frontman of Daughters takes the motherfucking cake. I saw him at the beginning of the show when I saw a dude looking like Jesus buying a shitload of drinks up by the bar, and damn, that shit must have got him in a good mood. He pranced about upstage, screaming his lungs out, while salivating all over his chin, then flicking his spit on the innocent bystanders in the crowd. He also made some small talk in between songs...

Some kid asked, "When are we gonna get more hairwhips?!"
The singer responded with, "You'll get it soon enough."
"Why, 'cause Cannibal Corpse said so?"
"Nah, 'cause Daughters says so..."

He was just really badass. He later went down to the crowd and said "I don't see what's so entertaining up there. Not that impressive. You need me up there!" By the end of their set, the dude was caressing his dick and nutsack and whipped it out at the end. That, my friends, was a real fucking rock star. For some reason, everyone left right after Daughters and skipped out on the headliner...the infamous dudes known as the Locust.

The guys walked up on stage immediately after Daughters, dressed in their green "uniforms." The Locust quickly got up on stage and set up lightning-fast, which was a huge surprise considering the amount of equipment they had, including this huge box which made weird noises in between songs that looked like some kind of super-computer. As soon as their shit was ready, they burst into their first song, causing the kids to spazz out and punch each other in the face. Sweet. They didn't talk at all in between songs; they just emitted weird sounds from the super-computer device that sounded like a mixture of moving liquid, spacey noises, and screams. Just when your ear buds finished getting raped, they kicked into the next song, each member yelling inaudible shit. I may not be the hugest fan of the Locust on CD, but I can honestly say these guys know how to put on a show. hugest Then everyone rushed to the merch table to get their Locust belt buckles and weird-shaped seven-inches. The scenesters called it a night and hit up the trains with tired smiles on their faces.

 

 
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Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not respon sible for them in any way. Seriously.
Anonymous (April 17, 2005)

"3 years ago when fantomas played here in europe it was only them playing a 35 minute set and it was 40 bucks. Quit complaining."

Feh. I drove 3 hours to detroit to see Melt banana open for Fantomas and paid $20 to get in. I left during the 1 hour set up time for fantomas to correctly position twelve fucking gongs around the stage. Booooooooooooooooooooring.

At least this year, Melt Banana is playing with motherfucking Threatener and the show is only $10.

Nietzsche (April 17, 2005)

"If i remember correctly, Nietzsche hated philosophers. and not to mention he hated germany."

I wouldn't say hate, but he did tend to dislike philosophers because they tend to pursue personal ideas. However, he said at one point, that the world needs new philosophers, undogmatic and free in spirit. He also didn't hate Germany, but talked alot about how Germans were becoming prejudiced idiots, especially against the jews.

...I really wish I chose a different user name.

Anonymous (April 17, 2005)

"For your name being Nietzsche you sure are dumb.

Just ripping off Orchid."

Yes, because choosing a German philosopher's name as your account name is a total ripoff of a song named after the philosopher. Right-o."

if i remember correctly, Nietzsche hated philosophers. and not to mention he hated germany.

Jesse (April 17, 2005)

Daughters and the Locust are two of my favorite grind-influenced bands. Well written review. Although you're mistaken about Daughters. Their bass player rips shit up. He just rips shit up on the top of the fretboard. Whenever the guitar is playing something really high, chances are the bass is playing equally high. Listen to the recordings through headphones. You're right about the crowd though. Daughters isn't very good mosh music, yet everyone seems willing enough to start marching and floor punching.

Still haven't been able to see The Locust live yet.

Anonymous (April 16, 2005)

Score is for the review (half star off for not telling more about the Locust). Daughters and Locust both shred things to pieces.

-benz

Anonymous (April 16, 2005)

"I want to go see the Locust/Fantomas tour, but it's twenty bucks...way too much."

3 years ago when fantomas played here in europe it was only them playing a 35 minute set and it was 40 bucks. Quit complaining.

bizzlebrizzle (April 16, 2005)

Pelican fucking owns.

Nietzsche (April 15, 2005)

"This review was fucking terrible.
My little sister could write a better review, even for such an awful show, than this.
Punknews really does let anyone write for them.

For your name being Nietzsche you sure are dumb.

Just ripping off Orchid."

Yes, because choosing a German philosopher's name as your account name is a total ripoff of a song named after the philosopher. Right-o.

And yes, punknews will let anyone write for the website. Iif you haven't noticed, YOU TOO can write for punknews. Its called registering an account (make you can think of a hipper user name), and submitting a review. Tough stuff, right?

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

"Bands like Explosions In The Sky and Pelican can really do it well"

Score is for knowing what the hell you are talking about! Well done! Pelican and Explosions rock the hell out of some instrumentals.

Jim

gladimnotemo (April 15, 2005)

"I want some of those weird shaped Seven Inches."

I have the Locust/Arab on Radar spilt. It's snot green, and puddle-shaped. I got it at a local show from some kid for 3 dollars, along with the first EP, for a total of 6...although that has a crack in it.

I want to go see the Locust/Fantomas tour, but it's twenty bucks...way too much.

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

i like the locust but they smell really funky, like george clinton level funk.

Sally_Field (April 15, 2005)

Pretty much wish I would have gotten to see this show.

Archangel (April 15, 2005)

"I'm sorry, but when I go to shows, I prefer to see a "schlong-free" performance."

Score is for The Doors.

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

This review was fucking terrible.
My little sister could write a better review, even for such an awful show, than this.
Punknews really does let anyone write for them.

For your name being Nietzsche you sure are dumb.

Just ripping off Orchid.

jamespastepunk (April 15, 2005)

I thought punknews.org stopped publishing rants.

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

Funny story...
I saw the Chinese Stars when they were on tour with the Mean Reds and the Blood Brothers around the end of February. There were a lot of kids there, but almost half of them consisted soley of 14 year old girls. Anyways, they all (the 14 year olds)tried to start some stupid mosh pit during the Stars' set and every single one of them ended up falling down (like 50 people!)thus creating a hilarious, pre-pubescent domino effect. My brother and I almost got kocked down too, but this large, plastic trash bin broke my fall. I swear, teenagers are such fuckers...

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

really intelligent review. well done. no really. im serious.
-TOBB

bizzlebrizzle (April 15, 2005)

I want some of those weird shaped Seven Inches.

Scenesters don't really deserve to like The Locust...or any Justin Pearson band for that matter.

At the very least they'll never like Struggle.

sickboi (April 15, 2005)

I'm sorry, but when I go to shows, I prefer to see a "schlong-free" performance.

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

Damn Mr. Realbones is up late!!!!

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

This review was beautiful.

stevejonestherealbones (April 15, 2005)

they didnt talk in between songs because they dont have any " in between songs" all the locust is, is a big shit fest that sounds like crap but people dig anyways because thats whats in nowadays

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

I remembered why I skipped out on seeing two of my favorite bands now because hardcore loving dipshits like them.

TheOneTrueBill (April 15, 2005)

So they're back in the green? Damn. Should've moved onto yellow by now.

bizzlebrizzle (April 15, 2005)

Daughters suck ass.

Fashiongrind?(not implying that they're grind at all, but every fashion-fuck seems to think they are)

ubershep (April 15, 2005)

God is dead.

Anonymous (April 15, 2005)

first! gay!

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