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Glassjaw

Glassjaw: live in Farmingdalelive in Farmingdale (2005)
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Sunday night at Farmingdale, NY's The Downtown, Long Island's Glassjaw dropped by to play a relatively secret set smack in the middle of a cancer benefit (Rock Out For A Cure). With lead singer Daryl Palumbo stricken by Crohn's Disease and subsequently in out of the hospital, especially as of late, .


Sunday night at Farmingdale, NY's The Downtown, Long Island's Glassjaw dropped by to play a relatively secret set smack in the middle of a cancer benefit (Rock Out For A Cure). With lead singer Daryl Palumbo stricken by Crohn's Disease and subsequently in out of the hospital, especially as of late, it was the band's first performance in the area since the New York City stop of Warped Tour 2003.

Opening was Rob & Mark, a two-piece "comedy" outfit who did some cheesy acoustic numbers about riding on the NYC subway and bands who sing nasally and have pogo parts in their songs. Following them was the Keep Aways, a three-piece with an awkwardly overzealous bassist and a generally awkward rock sound. They brought a member of local ska-punks ASOB to play guitar for the last song with the singer picking up the mic alone, and it was probably the best song, as it was a bit more genuinely intense and spastic the rest of the set, more in the vein of what would follow.

Up to this point, the Downtown continually refused to officially announce the band. Fears they would suddenly drop off due to Daryl's illness must've been running rampant, perhaps jokingly, since even while the band was setting up, the venue announced "and next, a very special guest." Upon setup completion, Daryl took the stage looking an awful lot like Cedric Bixler more than ever, aside from the hospital bracelet which remained on his wrist from his recent release. Considering the circumstances and the fact that it was more a warmup show than anything (in preparation of their support slot of the Used's show in NYC later this week), the band showed very little wear and tear, tearing through plenty old favorites and one select "new" one in "Natural Born Farmer," a song that was in fact played at the aforementioned Warped appearance. Palumbo looked rather frail but still managed to thrash about the stage and employ his trademark warble, the whites of his eyes continually shining as he bulged them open manically. He was rather upbeat too, making constant in jokes and shouts of "aiiiiight!" He even executed the racetrack segue in "The Gillette Cavalcade of Sports" amazingly, the vocal acrobatics of the track announcer simply on. Justin Beck handled both guitar parts wonderfully on his own, smiling plenty as he made the time changes and switched up the tones effortlessly. Palumbo also introduced what's apparently the current lineup, with Manuel Carrero back in the swing of things on bass, Beck on guitar, and the newest drummer whose name I didn't catch. Though they closed with "Siberian Kiss," continuous chants from the crowd essentially forced them to return for an encore, which came in the form of "Stuck Pig."

All in all, Glassjaw still has it. If they can manage to overcome the one huge, obvious struggle standing in their way, they very well could make a seriously huge impact in rock.

Set list:

  • Star Above My Bed
  • Mü Empire
  • Ape Dos Mil
  • Natural Born Farmer
  • The Gillette Cavalcade of Sports
  • Two Tabs of Mescaline
  • Siberian Kiss
  • Stuck Pig (encore)

 

 
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Anonymous (January 20, 2006)

glassjaw fucking rock, head automatica are the shizness and daryl palumbo is a fucking inspiration to all of the cock-sucker pussies out there who wouldnt get onstage if they had the 'flu. so fuck off with the HIV shit you bunch of cunts, daryls a better man than any of you will ever be!

Anonymous (September 4, 2005)

Wow. I actually thought Glassjaw had split up.

Shows how out of touch I am.

Anonymous (September 2, 2005)

this band sucks plain and simple...really watered down shit. The guy below me sounds like an ex (or present) Slipknot fan. The HIV post was funny by the way, the guy was just obviously trying to push buttons and succeded.

Anonymous (September 2, 2005)

wow...i cant believe the ears on some of these people. daryl palumbo is a genious and so is beck. if you cant hear the beauty of what they create together....well then i'd hate to hear what you think is good (buncha kelly clarkson fans i bet). on top of that....shut the fuck up and you go put on a show or write a song like that sick and frail man.....especially if he was so fresh outta the hospital he still had the bracelet on. fags...

Anonymous (September 1, 2005)

Will this shit band just give it up already? Worship & Tribute was the biggest turd ever let out by the music industry! This band is awful, fucking awful!

Anonymous (August 31, 2005)

i gave these guys a chance and i want my 10 minutes back

swingline (August 31, 2005)

head automatica is pretty gay... but i promote safe sex.

Anonymous (August 31, 2005)

"I hate Glasjaw, I hope Daryl dies soon from his secret HIV thing he's hiding and calling it something else (you heard it here first kids)...he deserves it after that whole Head Automatica fiasco."

Grow the hell up.

Archangel (August 31, 2005)

To the comment below me-- that's fucked. Even Gerard Way doesn't deserve to die for the shit distributing center that is My Chemical Romance.

Anonymous (August 30, 2005)

I hate Glasjaw, I hope Daryl dies soon from his secret HIV thing he's hiding and calling it something else (you heard it here first kids)...he deserves it after that whole Head Automatica fiasco.

Anonymous (August 30, 2005)

Glad to see the band play again.

I really want some new material from them. Been too long.

etwiels88 (August 30, 2005)

I meant :-|

i h8 his face

etwiels88 (August 30, 2005)

Posted by Anonymous on 2005-08-30 00:16:22
My Score:

Daryl is such a trooper

:

Anonymous (August 30, 2005)

"they aren't playing that show, or that tour

thank god"

...yes they are. only that one though.

threechordsandthetruth (August 30, 2005)

I always laugh a little when I see people talk about using band CDs as coasters.. don't they know that Ikea coasters are much cheaper?

the_other_scott (August 30, 2005)

i don't think anyone called him a pussy, just a really bad singer, and a horrible front man

maybe if he incorporated his disease into his show some how it would be a little less horrible

Anonymous (August 30, 2005)

for any of you calling daryl a pussy i would like to see you perform being that sick. chrons is no joke. singing stresses the gut increased pressure on a stomach could cause his gut to explode while preforming. he may look fraile, but anyone that has that much pain tolerance can whoop most poeples ass

sickboi (August 30, 2005)

Bald Bull owned.

So did King Hippo.

Glassjaw is annoying. Like nails on a chalkboard annoying.

Anonymous (August 30, 2005)

Soda Popinski was like the easiest guy. Super Macho Man, now that was hard shit

Anonymous (August 30, 2005)

I use Glassjaw CD's as beer coasters, good idea i recommend it to everybody else.

poopypants (August 30, 2005)

meep meep meep! *shakes glove*

*gets hit in stomach*

*drops shorts to ankles*

"ah shit, not agian!"

-king hippo aka paul

maverick (August 30, 2005)

Damn, this would have been quite awesome to see. Well, at least i saw the Kid Dynamite reunion...

Wait, no I didn't.

Well, at least I saw all three of the Lifetime reunions!

Wait, no I didn't.

Well... Umm... I saw Engine Down and Bella Lea on Sunday and they were great?

Consolation prizes suck.

-Scott

dougkatz (August 30, 2005)

a warmup show than anything (in preparation of their support slot of the Used's show in NYC later this week)

they aren't playing that show, or that tour

thank god

TheMarc (August 30, 2005)

This score is for Bonger's typo!

Bonger (August 30, 2005)

i just dong get this band...

Anonymous (August 30, 2005)

piston honda was a bitch. i never understood why you had to fight him twice to advance, yet a bad motherfucker like soda popinski only had to be faced once.

moment of truth...i've never beat tyson. fuck. im hooking up my nintendo later. it's on.
-TOBB

Anonymous (August 30, 2005)

it still baffles me how glassjaw managed to trick people into thinking they are at all good.

it's because people confuse them with jawbreaker.

the_other_scott (August 30, 2005)

you couldn't pay me to see this band live

if dude's live behavior is anything like his videos (head automatica or glassjaw) then he may possibly have the worst moves of any frontman ever

Dante3000 (August 30, 2005)

WRONG! Tyson eats it. It, of course, being his opponents exposed bodily areas.
-Dante

McGarnicle (August 30, 2005)

Mike Tyson owns.

Mr. Perfect eats it.

Anonymous (August 30, 2005)

it still baffles me how glassjaw managed to trick people into thinking they are at all good.

vampa (August 30, 2005)

his name is Glass Joe. not Glassjaw Joe. and he's from Paris, France.

score is for Mike Tyson (before he fell off).

Dante3000 (August 30, 2005)

Glassjaw Joe. Though Bald Bull was the shit.
-Dante

stevejonestherealbones (August 30, 2005)

what was the dudes name that you fight first in mike tysons punchout? glassjaw joe or something? help me out

- jones the bones

- stevejones8770@yahoo.com

Anonymous (August 30, 2005)

Daryl is such a trooper

Archangel (August 30, 2005)

Score is for Glassjaw. God damn am I jealous.

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