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NOFX / the Lawrence Arms / the Loved Ones

NOFX/the Lawrence Arms/the Loved Ones: live in New Yorklive in New York (2006)
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Reviewer Rating: 5


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Could you ask for a better lineup? As opener we have the Loved Ones, one of the best pop-punk bands to surface in years. Following them, one of the most popular punk bands around right now, the Lawrence Arms…and headlining, the legendary NOFX. When I got a ticket for this show, I knew I was in for a.


Could you ask for a better lineup? As opener we have the Loved Ones, one of the best pop-punk bands to surface in years. Following them, one of the most popular punk bands around right now, the Lawrence Arms…and headlining, the legendary NOFX. When I got a ticket for this show, I knew I was in for a treat, but little did I know that NOFX had a little more planned for this show than anyone could have ever guessed.

The Loved Ones kicked off the night to a roaring start with "Suture Self." Unfortunately, I'd only gotten into this band a few days before, so I didn't know all their songs. They had a surprisingly large number of fans in the audience, screaming out lyrics with fists in the air. I don't remember the entire set list, but I recall them playing the aforementioned Keep Your Heart opener, followed by (in no particular order): "100k," "Chicken," "Jane," "Hurry Up and Wait," "Sickening," another song or two that I didn't know, and closing with "Player Hater Anthem" (I think!). Dave had some pretty funny things to say between songs, and made the first of many digs to be made throughout the night against the Dropkick Murphys, who were playing a few blocks away at a much larger venue (Nokia Theatre). Their set was incredible; these guys really know how to put on a show. Needless to say, this band is going to be huge.

Next up were the Lawrence Arms, another band I'm only mildly familiar with (-10 punknews.org points!!). I knew three, possibly four of the songs that they played: "Porno and Snuff Films," "Cut It Up" (new song, they announced it), "Necrotism..." (set closer), and I think "Navigating the Windward Passage." They were absolutely incredible though, and I definitely plan on picking up their new record and looking into their back catalog. They talked a little, but mostly they were just blazing through songs. I wish had more to say about these guys, but I…don't.

After a short wait, an amusing keyboard intro started up and the boys of NOFX strutted onto stage. Fat Mike was visibly completely wasted, stumbling all over the stage. The rest of the band, however, seemed sober enough to perform at a top-notch level, so overall it was pretty incredible. Now, if it had just been a regular NOFX show, I would've been pretty happy. I mean, NOFX was one of the first punk bands I ever got into, so being able to see them live was just super exciting. The thing is, they pulled out a trump card that no one in the crowd saw coming.

They opened with "The Decline."

Yeah, that's right. "The Decline." All eighteen minutes of it. It was one of the most incredible moments I've ever experienced at a show. The entire crowd went fucking nuts, with everyone screaming along to every word. Everything was there -- El Hefe's trombone part, all the little tempo and mood changes, and even though he was drunk, Fat Mike handled his bass-lines pretty well. For the outro to the song, Dave Hause came out to assist on guitar while El Hefe rocked the trombone. It was truly chilling, getting to see this epic song performed live. I gotta say I never would have expected it, ever.

After "The Decline," they played a decent mix of songs from all their albums. I wasn't able to grab a set list, but I remember most of what they played. I was a little disappointed they didn't play old favorites like "The Brews" or "Moron Bros," but I really can't complain. They did three-or-so new songs that sounded pretty good, and two covers. The first was a cover of Rancid's "Radio," from the split they did with them a few years back. The second cover was the second best moment of the night.

In attendance of the show were a number of relatively well-known members of the punk community, one of which was Bad Religion's Greg Hetson. Fat Mike spotted him out in the corner, and after a few minutes of verbal prodding, they coaxed him into coming onstage for an impromptu Bad Religion cover. They kicked into "We're Only Gonna Die," and it was awesome. Greg Hetson is so much fun to watch; he looks like this little lemming, but he just shreds that guitar.

After closing out the set with "Idiot Son of an Asshole," they came back onstage for a couple encores…a pair of thirty-second encores, that is. In true assholish NOFX fashion, they played "I Wanna Be an Alcoholic" and "Six-Pack Girls."

The between-song banter was as funny as would be expected, with Fat Mike rambling on about religion, Dropkick Murphys, punk rock in general and other drunken randomness. El Hefe would randomly sing songs that I'd never heard before (but sounded like pop ballads) and Fat Mike consistently disappeared from stage, only to come back stumbling with a drink in his hand. Also, being Ash Wednesday, the band all came out with black crosses on their foreheads. Fat Mike made hardcore fun of Catholicism, visibly pissing off a couple security guards...that was pretty amusing. The crowd's energy was incredible throughout the entire show, with everyone singing their hearts out and moshing and crowd-surfing. Hopefully NOFX will do a proper U.S. tour soon for everyone not on the East coast…'cause this show fucking owned.

Now, don't lynch me if I forget a couple songs from the set list, I'm really racking my brain to remember everything.

Set list (not in order):

  • The Decline
  • Scavenger Type
  • Perfect Government
  • I'm Telling Tim
  • She's Nubs
  • There's No Fun in Fundamentalism
  • Franco Un-American
  • Radio (Rancid cover)
  • Dinosaurs Will Die
  • Stickin' in My Eye
  • You're Wrong
  • Bob
  • Bottles to the Ground
  • We're Only Gonna Die (Bad Religion cover w/ Greg Hetson)
  • Murder the Government
  • Lori Meyers
  • Linoleum
  • Idiot Son of an Asshole
  • I Wanna Be an Alcoholic (encore)
  • Six-Pack Girls (encore)

 

 
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kill_FFTL (May 10, 2006)

I saw this show it was fucking awesome!!!!

Anonymous (March 13, 2006)

To whoever posted this..
"I just saw this tour in Worcester, MA, and I don't know if it was just a Mass scene thing but the people made this the most fucking unenjoyable show I've ever been to. It would have been incredible, The Loved Ones and TLA were fucking amazing but everyone was there to see NOFX, and it ruined the show. It wasn't the fact that they were there to see NOFX, it was the fact that they just stood around, not having any fun, just shitting on the two openers"

Where the fuck were you? Right off the bat, first song The Loved Ones played we had a pit going.. and many people were there to see all three, including myself. I love all three bands and was going strong throughout all. You mustve been one of the kids who rushed to the front to avoid the pit.

And on another note, fuck you all for saying Dropkick Murphys suck because NOFX was talking shit.. They are cool with each other, I talked to Marc from DKM. They fuck around with each other.. many bands do. I went to both Worcester and New York it wasnt just in New York he mentioned DKM. But whatever.. think what you want. Both bands are great in my eyes. Both shows were incredible.

Anonymous (March 9, 2006)

Went to the Show in D.C. it started off with the Loved ones who were getting booed and thumbs dumb but as soon as lawrence arms went on everyone went crazy right after the lawrence arms went off stage a lot of people were smoking pot bouncers yelled at people to stop no one listen when NOFX went on everybody went fucking crazy

Fat Mike and Melvin had bras on for most of the concert and Ian MacKaye from Minor Threat was there so they played Straight Edge and Played the DECLINE as well as a song wrote the night before D.C. is for Dick Cheney

It was a fucking great concert I am glad the few dumbass emo kids who liked Loved Ones got shoved around and beat up

I Can't Wait For Nofx at the Warped Tour!

Professor_GH_Dorr (March 9, 2006)

"I'm getting so fucking sick of this anti-religion/spirituality trip in punk rock. And that doesn't mean I listen to any bands who are christians...

When I was at the anti-War protests a couple years back, the majority of the people there were Catholic. Assuming that just because people are Catholics, they believe Jesus hates everyone else is idiot prejudice on the scale of assuming that all muslims just want to repress women and blow up your trade centers.

The Catholic church isn't one thing. It's not the picture you get from CNN or whatever shallow "research" someone like Fat Mike has done on the issue. There's two sides- the side that realizes that they have to progress, and the hardline assholes who believe that abortion is evil and that god hates fags. Their numbers are about equal.

I don't always agree with religions. In fact, most of the time, I don't; but they can have a positive effect on lots of people. People who I doubt would otherwise have come to these conclusions.

-Will"

There are a lot of catholics who are quite well rounded and down to earth. Unfortunately, the majority of the spokespeople are the type of anti-abortion, god hates fags, kill the muslim catholics who give you guys a bad name.

Professor_GH_Dorr (March 9, 2006)

"I don't get the shit-talking on Catholics. What exactly did they say? Let me guess...something about pedophile priests molesting children? How clever! How original! I wonder what was going on inside of Fat Mike's coked up brain..."Huh, huh...I looked on my calendar and it's Ash Wednesday. Wouldn't it be a cool idea if we put ashes on our foreheads and made fun of Catholics! Oh, I am so clever! I am so punk!"

To ridicule an entire religion because of the disgusting actions of a few sick, demented men is asinine. How many pedophile school teachers are there? Camp counselors? Babysitters? Coaches? Oh, but forget about all of that. Let's just pick on the Catholics because they're "weird." They like to do "weird" things like put ashes on their foreheads and molest little boys.

Fuck you, Fat Mike. Being a millionaire doesn't mean that you have any class. Your actions over the last several years attests to that."

- Kid, I think you totally missed the point. I dont think he has differences with catholocism solely on the priest scandal. I would say its mainly because the Catholic Church is a highly politicized group that tries to infringe on the rights of many people, primarily women and gays.

Anonymous (March 8, 2006)

They didn't let me into the Chicago show because they said I was too drunk. I drove 7 motherfucking hours. Totally sucked ass. Too drunk. Isn't that the point???

captaincrackhead (March 8, 2006)

They played the Decline at the Atlanta show also, they said that they were going to play it once in every city. Although at the end when Hefe plays trombone, some guy from the loved ones came out and played guitar.

Also, just wanted to say that The Masquerade in Atlanta will be closing soon. This was the best bar in town to go see punk shows, and metal shows for that matter, it sucks not to be able to ever go there for another show.

sickboi (March 7, 2006)

I was at the Norfolk show, and the Loved Ones also got hassled there.

What you have to understand is, a lot of the diehard NOFX fans are immature douchebags. They're like in this neverending state of musical-pergutory, where they're above such "mainstream crap" as Green Day, Blink 182, etc; yet are unwilling to venture further into the independent musical world, unless the music is safe and familiar.

Personally, I'd like to see NOFX take the Dillinger Escape Plan on the road.

TheNightProwler (March 7, 2006)

They didn't play "My Heart is Yearning", but they played (well...El Hefe did) "No Woman, No Cry". They played that song about Ohio and "Leaving Jesus Land", too.

Your thinking about the wrong show... I was talking about the 18 Chicago show.

Anonymous (March 6, 2006)

No one dissed the Arms in Chicago, but Loved Ones are shitty and got a fair ration.

Anonymous (March 6, 2006)

Re: the NOFX fans

At the Chicago show, the NOFX fans were just as idiotic. They even ripped on the Lawrence Arms, a hometown band. At least they could have been clever - but it was mostly "get off the stage faggots!" and "fucking radio emo!" for 45 minutes.

I was there primarily for NOFX too, but I was embarrassed to be a NOFX fan after listening to these douches.

FuckYouOiOiOi (March 6, 2006)

i saw em in chicago and it was fucking great. there were a bunch of people shit-talking the loved ones, but the loved ones shit-talked them right back so that was cool. NOFX was fucking awesome, they played the whole decline...it was a dream come true.

Scruffy (March 6, 2006)

"I did the same for the DC show. Why, you ask? Cuz both opening bands suck."

You're allowed to hate the openers, but I swear, if you were one of the vindictive pricks who took it upon themselves to try to ruin the evening for anyone who does like The Loved Ones and Lawrence Arms, go back to Hot Topic.

Anonymous (March 6, 2006)

Luke Jackson of the Cleveland Cavaliers was at the Cleveland show. He did not look very amused.

Anonymous (March 6, 2006)

"It wasn't the fact that they were there to see NOFX, it was the fact that they just stood around, not having any fun, just shitting on the two openers."

I did the same for the DC show. Why, you ask? Cuz both opening bands suck.

Anonymous (March 6, 2006)

TheNightProwler

They didn't play "My Heart is Yearning", but they played (well...El Hefe did) "No Woman, No Cry". They played that song about Ohio and "Leaving Jesus Land", too.

And P-Fresh was fucking funny to watch up on stage.

-phdecontrol

Anonymous (March 6, 2006)

Scott said he was about to take him off stage because he thought he was going to cause too much rukus (sp?)

- Kirby

Anonymous (March 6, 2006)

Scott said he was about to take him off stage because he thought he was going to cause too much rukus (sp?)

- Kirby

Xine (March 6, 2006)

He was plain-as-day smack dab in the middle too.
It was comedy gold, by all means.

Anonymous (March 6, 2006)

Watching P Fresh air drum on stage was hilarious -- he was so off.

- Kirby

Xine (March 6, 2006)

At one point, I saw P-Fresh carrying more beers than I have fingers.

TheNightProwler (March 6, 2006)

The 18 Chicago show was crazy. Someone better write a review for it because it deserves one. All I want to say is Fat Mike's sack was hanging out for a good 5 or 6 songs.

Here's the setlest from what I can remember, it's not in order...
The Decline
Dinosaurs Will Die
Bottles To The Ground
Linoleum
My Heart Is Yearning
Perfect Government
The Brews
Radio
Murder The Government
Kill All The White Man
Franco-UnAmerican
Whoops I Od'd (full band version)
Stickin In My Eye
Bob
You're Wrong
Chicago
I Wanna Be An Alcoholic
Idiot Son Of An Asshole
I’m Telling Tim

If I forgot any please reply and tell me what I missed...

KirbyPuckett (March 6, 2006)

Dave Hause totally owned me when I was screaming random things at him. Such as "Fish Don't Fry" (a Cursed song), "Roboto" (for the time they played Roboto and he kept shocking his face off the mic), and I keep yelling "Lifetime Reunion" and that seems to piss him off. He knows he wants my beard though.

kirby, that's not a Cursed song, but a Curse song. two totally different bands, yet only slighty different names. Cursed are a tad heavier...and actually put out an album instead of The Curse's ep.

That was a typo. The worst typo ever.

- Kirby

Anonymous (March 5, 2006)

ahaha P-Fresh was fine except for when he was in a turn lane and decided to go straight...

he then proceeded to get further wasted at the hotel, stuff his face with cake, and drunk-dial Hank Jones. amazing.

-phdecontrol

maverick (March 5, 2006)

Good to know you're alive, phdecontrol. I was worried that (the very, very wasted) P-Fresh was going to drive you into Lake Erie.

-Scott

Anonymous (March 5, 2006)

Dave Hause totally owned me when I was screaming random things at him. Such as "Fish Don't Fry" (a Cursed song), "Roboto" (for the time they played Roboto and he kept shocking his face off the mic), and I keep yelling "Lifetime Reunion" and that seems to piss him off. He knows he wants my beard though.

kirby, that's not a Cursed song, but a Curse song. two totally different bands, yet only slighty different names. Cursed are a tad heavier...and actually put out an album instead of The Curse's ep.

But then again, that one EP was enough for me to fall in love with them and become probably one of the only people that has Curse tattoos.

and that show was fucking awesome last night.

-phdecontrol (SOMEONE LET ME LOG IN!!)

sXenester (March 5, 2006)

See, I skipped out on fucking NOFX in Worcester because the Palladium as a venue sucks, and the crowd is terrible, always.

So i drove to Providence for Ted Leo, and it was like the same thing, only smaller. The first band kinda sucked, me and like 5 kids got into it. Les Aus was fucking amazing, and I think I was the only one who liked them. Cool dudes, too.

Ted was fucking amazing, played "Dirty Old Town" as the sole, solo encore because I was screaming for it all night. He also played the greatest rendition of "Ballad of the Sin Eater" ever. He's a cool shit.

Full review coming.

Anonymous (March 5, 2006)

http://www.riechmichund.com/

Anonymous (March 5, 2006)

I have been searching since my freshman year of college (7 years go) for the artist of armpit vagina. All the mp3's I've had all said unknown. I'm thinking it must be an illinois thing. My roommates who introduced it to me were from chicago.

I about did a spit take with my pbr when I heard it come on, hilarious song.

Anonymous (March 5, 2006)

I do think that many people who do humanitarian efforts (I'd even say the majority) had their interest sparked by religion (be it Jewish, Christian, Islam, etc.). And tons of people who only do surface level, yet really helpful things like soup kitchens would not be doing them if it weren't for the church.

Sure... and why is that? And what intellectual, institional, social, and cultural affects does that have?

Atheism is for 14 year old Slipknot kids

That's just a stupid fucking comment.

aahhhh (March 5, 2006)

whats the deal with armpit vagina? whos that by?

Anonymous (March 5, 2006)

Score is for the Lawrence Arms coming out to Armpit Vagina. I hadn't heard that gem in a couple years

Killer show last night though..

aahhhh (March 5, 2006)

i was at the worcester show too. like the other poster said, people were pretty lame for loved ones/lawrence arms, which made it way less exciting.

gregs (March 5, 2006)

"Saw this show in Cleveland tonight, and it was top fucking notch. NOFX busted out "Soul Doubt," "Don't Call Me White" AND "The Brews" tonight for the first time on the tour (so they said), as well as most of the setlist posted below. So fucking good."

Don't forget that they wrote a song that day about Ohio and played it. It was actually a full song and not one of their 30 second deals. Pretty cool.

Anonymous (March 5, 2006)

The show at Washington DC was awesome too. Except the Loved Ones, they sucked.

Anonymous (March 5, 2006)

"Is there something to Fat Mike's contempt for the Dropkick Murphys aside from the fact that they're a much better band than NOFX"

He doesn't have contempt for them, he was just fucking around because they were playing down the block. In fact he said everyone there were assholes for going to see NOFX instead of Dropkick.

Later he said Dropkick was the 4th best punk band right now, right behind Rancid before going into "Radio". Of course, he later said Descendents were 4th best, so apparently this is to be taken with a grain of salt. He also said Bad Religion were number 1 for anyone out there keeping track.

I would assume he was an acquaintance of DKM seeing as they've done Warped together several times and Dropkick are on the Rock Against Bush comp.

Anonymous (March 5, 2006)

Dave Hause totally owned me when I was screaming random things at him. Such as "Fish Don't Fry" (a Cursed song), "Roboto" (for the time they played Roboto and he kept shocking his face off the mic), and I keep yelling "Lifetime Reunion" and that seems to piss him off. He knows he wants my beard though.

- Kirby

P.S. -- Heisel, let me come on stage w/ you for AM! and ALK3 -- I won't be as drunk as P Fresh and my air drumming will be on.

Rawls_with_Balls (March 5, 2006)

Score is for the arrogant law school fucks.

As a first year law student, I've never felt in worse company.

maverick (March 5, 2006)

Oh, they also played a full-band version of "Whoops, I OD'd," which was pretty sweet, too.

-Scott

maverick (March 5, 2006)

Saw this show in Cleveland tonight, and it was top fucking notch. NOFX busted out "Soul Doubt," "Don't Call Me White" AND "The Brews" tonight for the first time on the tour (so they said), as well as most of the setlist posted below. So fucking good.

-Scott

Anonymous (March 4, 2006)

i was there

if u went to see dropkick you officially have your priorities mixed up.

besides

DROPKICK HAS SUCKED EVER SINCE THEY GOT THEIR "NEW" SINGER , GUITARIST, ETC.

now if this was first album dropkick id be wrong, but it isnt

Anonymous (March 4, 2006)

Is there something to Fat Mike's contempt for the Dropkick Murphys aside from the fact that they're a much better band than NOFX

Anonymous (March 4, 2006)

I like Will.

Anonymous (March 4, 2006)

To the guys who responded to me:

I don't think religion really solidifies any ideals, but I do think that many people who do humanitarian efforts (I'd even say the majority) had their interest sparked by religion (be it Jewish, Christian, Islam, etc.). And tons of people who only do surface level, yet really helpful things like soup kitchens would not be doing them if it weren't for the church. And yeah, the pedestal people put religion on to do good can be subverted to perpetuate blindness and hatred- Two sides to every coin.

I don't even go to church or believe in any particular religion and this post made me feel like a Jesus freak.

-Will

PS- Atheism is for 14 year old Slipknot kids

Anonymous (March 4, 2006)

"now explain to us why fallingupwards is wrong and why you thought making up your own definition would fool us."

Language is not a fixed mass, it is evolving, as is consequent based on the arbitrary nature of the sign.........why am I not being cosmically struck down and smited?

Anyway, NOFX has been playing the decline live for years now, so if it was still a suprise for you, then great, but you do know everyone at Fazoli's is getting free breadsticks? Not just you.

The Cruise DVD comes out on tuesday, everyone should buy it because speed levitch is a vovnek, and I love him. seriously, forget this music crap. imdb.com, the cruise.

wyzo

Anonymous (March 4, 2006)

I just saw this tour in Worcester, MA, and I don't know if it was just a Mass scene thing but the people made this the most fucking unenjoyable show I've ever been to. It would have been incredible, The Loved Ones and TLA were fucking amazing but everyone was there to see NOFX, and it ruined the show. It wasn't the fact that they were there to see NOFX, it was the fact that they just stood around, not having any fun, just shitting on the two openers.

Dave of the Loved Ones was funny though. He said something about DKM at this show too. It was something like "So how about the Dropkick Murphys? How they doing? (Scattered applause) (A heckler yells) What, you don't like them? I like them. What? Sold out? Dude, you're at a fucking NOFX show!"
and then when this kid kept at it, he goes "Ok, you're wearing an American Nightmare sweatshirt. Your friend is wearing a Converge sweatshirt. I've done more drugs with them than you'll ever see in your life, and they like me better than you too."

See, pretty good times, but I thought people were shits. But it's still a 10 for Turnstiles, Quincentuple Your Money, and 100 Resolutions.

Anonymous (March 4, 2006)

"hands down, best song off oh, calcutta! is lose your illusion 1"

There are 11 (12, if you count the secret track) songs that are as good as that song on Oh! Calcutta!

Thanks for playing, though. Your opinion sucks, that's why it's yours.

Anonymous (March 4, 2006)

"(I always order a minimum of 3 CDs from any label)."

You are the gayest person alive... Well, next to Elton John.

joshcbfl

radioXwaves (March 4, 2006)

1- The Dropfuck Murphys suck.
2- To whoever said whatever it was about being upset about punk rocks "anti-religion" agenda... First of all, you say that like it's something new? Anyways, oddly enough, I've actually been getting sick of bands who sing about Jesus lately. Until now I've just never paid them mind or cared one way or another and now I just flat out dont like them. So it works both ways. Athiests v Christians... FIGHT!
3- The Dropfuck Murphys suck.
4- I get to see this tour this evening, hooray for The Loved Ones!

kenjamin (March 4, 2006)

Hey "I'm a law student semantics douche,"

OED defines Resurgency as: The act of rising again.

now explain to us why fallingupwards is wrong and why you thought making up your own definition would fool us.

Anonymous (March 4, 2006)

Will's anecdote about the number of Catholics at the anti-war protests is well noted. Just consider the role that ministers took in the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s. But, i it seems to have little to do with the religion itself or the institutionalization of it. Religions can have a positive effect on lots of people. Sure. I don't think that many people, including Fat Mike, would disagree with that. Yes, it makes for powerful rhetoric in elegant speeches, but from an intellectual standpoint, Christianity is not necessary for Martin Luther King, Jr. to make an argument for human and civil rights. One does not need to believe in Catholicism to organize a soup kitchen.

Don't be so jumpy as to assume that Fat Mike has done "shallow 'research.' " Do you honestly think he doesn't realize nuance? And I'm glad he pointed out that Jesus would have been a cool guy to hang out with.

Anonymous (March 4, 2006)

This review was a joy to read, thanks man.

givemeamuseumandillfillit (March 4, 2006)

Chinatown for fucks sake, you jock nufan religiously, who the hell are you to make an even slightly negative comment about mxpx?

Anonymous (March 4, 2006)

The best part of this show was Fat Mike's obsession with the fact that Dropkick was playing a few blocks away.

He changed the opening line to "Murder the Government" from "I wanna see the Constitution burn" to "I wanna see Ken Casey have a heart attack".

He improvised after that rhyming heart attack with things about Iraq and Eric Melvin getting slapped. Hilarious.

the_other_scott (March 4, 2006)

holy shit. i actually agree with will's comment about religion. not just with catholics, all christians actually.

Anonymous (March 4, 2006)

Chinatown actually had a really great comment in there.

The "oh that's why you still listen to MxPx" was well played.

Will, on the other hand, doesn't seem to understand much of anything does he?

maverick (March 4, 2006)

Seeing this show in T-minus 19 hours, and couldn't be more stoked.

-Scott

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

Fuck face is actually two words.

No entry found for fuckface.
Did you mean fuck face?

Suggestions:
fuck face
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Fugacy
fu ck's
fucks'
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fucker's
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fuckups'

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

between the bracket.

Chinatown: That should have read "between brackets."

-Chinatown

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

So you sir, are the "fucking idiot".

Mr. MxPx: That period should have been placed between the bracket.

To the semantics guy: "fuck face" is actually just one word.

-Chinatown

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

I teach high school, actually. Nice try though kid.

Resurgence generally means that something that has faded in previous years (like fundamentalist Christianity did for a few decades) has all of a sudden emerged once again as a very powerful force. It was always there, it just didnt make as much of an impact as it has recently.

Now if you want to have a debate over semantics, you won't get one. Waste of time.

Oh, so that's why you still listen to MxPx...

-Chinatown

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

I've been debating over pre-ordering the new Larry Arms album, but I've decided to wait until summertime to order it, as the only current Fat releases I'm interested in are Oh Calcutta! and the latest Western Addiction (I always order a minimum of 3 CDs from any label). Hopefully the new Avail album will be out before June-July.

-Chinatown

Klonny (March 3, 2006)

OH. MAN.

I caught this thing in South Florida...IT WAS THE BEST THING EVER. The Loved Ones played a freaking AMAZING show, and the Lawrence Arms were...Well...The Lawrence Arms were the fuckin' Lawrence Arms. How can they NOT be good?

NOFX was pretty cool, too. They were pretty funny on stage.

And I got 5 autographs total!

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

woohoo, this show is gonna kick my ass tomorrow.

thecaptain (March 3, 2006)

pretty weak setlist.

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

For the most part I like Nofx, but the Decline pretty much sucks. Nofx has grown stale over the last ten years. Still good live though.

...evildeadalive

fallingupwards84 (March 3, 2006)

"It's too bad you don't want to discuss semantics with me, though. I had a good time pwning your ass."

If you receive that much pleasure from a mild discussion on the Internet, then awesome. I'm glad I made your day.

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

"It's too bad you don't want to discuss semantics with me, though. I had a good time pwning your ass"

wow. i can just imagine the glee with which you probably typed that. I law school student douchebag! victorious! i beat some guy at a game of "define that word!"

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

What a coincidence. I teach high school English to pay my law school tuition. That's pretty cute, though-how you're telling an English teacher what resurgence "generally means."

It's too bad you don't want to discuss semantics with me, though. I had a good time pwning your ass.

And I'll leave you with something I've learned at law school: "the Devil is in the details." If you remember this, you likely won't embarrass yourself again. It would be a shame if one of your students were to humiliate you in front of the entire classroom.

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

Can one be tolerant and critical of religion at the same time?

fallingupwards84 (March 3, 2006)

I teach high school, actually. Nice try though kid.

Resurgence generally means that something that has faded in previous years (like fundamentalist Christianity did for a few decades) has all of a sudden emerged once again as a very powerful force. It was always there, it just didnt make as much of an impact as it has recently.

Now if you want to have a debate over semantics, you won't get one. Waste of time.

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

Why am I even responding to an illiterate douchebag?

re·sur·gence ( P ) Pronunciation Key (r-sūrjns)
n.
A continuing after interruption; a renewal.

See anything there about "something...ALWAYS [being] around, but...given more attention now than it had in previous years?" Hahahaha, I sure don't! Nice try, fuck face. Are you still in high school? Junior College, perhaps?

fallingupwards84 (March 3, 2006)

"There has been no "resurgence," you fucking idiot. Fundamentalism has always been around. We as a global society are now giving these shitheads a pulpit upon which to spew their garbage from. That is the difference."

Hahaha, I'm the idiot?
Do you even understand what resurgence means?
It means that something has ALWAYS been around, but is being given more attention now than it had in previous years.
So you sir, are the "fucking idiot".

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

"You can blame the resurgence of fundamentalism (both Christian and Islamic) for that."

There has been no "resurgence," you fucking idiot. Fundamentalism has always been around. We as a global society are now giving these shitheads a pulpit upon which to spew their garbage from. That is the difference.

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

hands down, best song off oh, calcutta! is lose your illusion 1

radioXwaves (March 3, 2006)

I am going to see this tour tomorrow, and upon learning of NOFXs performing the entire Decline, my jeans have protein stains now.

rkl (March 3, 2006)

looking at this set list, im kicking myself in the teeth for not getting tickets to this. 10 years and i still havent seen nofx

fallingupwards84 (March 3, 2006)

"I'm getting so fucking sick of this anti-religion/spirituality trip in punk rock"

You can blame the resurgence of fundamentalism (both Christian and Islamic) for that.

greenerton (March 3, 2006)

Times Square Nokia Theatre Capacity (Dropkick Murphys): 2,100 people
B.B. King's (NOFX's): 1,000

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

NOFX & TLA lineup where NOFX plays the Decline fucking boner cant believe I'm missing that. I'll just drown that thought in blue smirnoff for now but it'll be back to haunt me, oh yes it will, a nagging feeling of loss and failure that'll taint the rest of my life like woodpeckers of despair.

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

to irish dude-i don't think it's out of the question to say that the dropkick murphys are one of the top 5 most popular punk bands in the u.s. so yea, pretty big.

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

I'm getting so fucking sick of this anti-religion/spirituality trip in punk rock. And that doesn't mean I listen to any bands who are christians...

When I was at the anti-War protests a couple years back, the majority of the people there were Catholic. Assuming that just because people are Catholics, they believe Jesus hates everyone else is idiot prejudice on the scale of assuming that all muslims just want to repress women and blow up your trade centers.

The Catholic church isn't one thing. It's not the picture you get from CNN or whatever shallow "research" someone like Fat Mike has done on the issue. There's two sides- the side that realizes that they have to progress, and the hardline assholes who believe that abortion is evil and that god hates fags. Their numbers are about equal.

I don't always agree with religions. In fact, most of the time, I don't; but they can have a positive effect on lots of people. People who I doubt would otherwise have come to these conclusions.

-Will

fallingupwards84 (March 3, 2006)

I'm a religious drunk and this is where I pray
The church of alcoholics can't break up the congregation
Give us air to breathe, through carbonation
We are at liquor church, genuflecting on barstools
We're praying that the taps will keep the holy water flowing
Key kicks of communion, then a long night of confessions
Coming home after noon seems to raise a lot of questions
When in Minnesota and you got a drinking quota

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

The bit about the guy from The Loved Ones having a go at Drokick Murphys..how big are they in the U.S?They never really took off in Ireland,because they're seen as a bit of a ,well, farce to be honest.I'm just curious how "big" that venue they played is etc.

The Larry Arms need to get over here,soon!

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

Wow, I can't believe they played the whole decline, I've heard them do parts of it before but never the whole thing. I can't wait for the 2nd Chicago show that is going be awsome.

BTW: If you want HOB tickets after ticketmaster says there sold out just sign up for the mailing list, HOB keeps a block of tickets for every show.

punkindrublic696 (March 3, 2006)

is there anywhere to download this show video or audio?

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

Can't wait to see them at warped. I really want to see them play 'the decline' live.

drunken3rd (March 3, 2006)

Larry Arms also played the version of Turnstyles from Cocktails and Dreams with the tip of the hat to Hot Water Music... which is always a plus.

When me and my friends were leaving the show and walking to the parking garage on 43rd we saw Dennis Rodman.
Me: Dennis... Good to See You!
Rodman: Thanks Buddy!

It was hilarious.

TheNightProwler (March 3, 2006)

I'm so glad I'm going to the second NOFX show in Chicago...

You'd have to be a total loser to not have gotten tickets to it before it sold out *cough*BILL*cough*

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

fuck the chatholics for not wanting the common peasant to be able to read the bible. even though the book is bullshit ,the average man should still have been allowed to read it. and screw them for killing thousands of people in god's name!!

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

piss on the chatholics and nofx!!!!

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

Arms are fucking ruling it on this tour, may they keep a-ruling.

fox82 (March 3, 2006)

Say whatever you want, but seeing NOFX play the entire Decline live must be quite an amazing experience. Amazing. Let me say that again. AMAZING.

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

To ridicule an entire religion because of the disgusting actions of a few sick, demented men is asinine. How many pedophile school teachers are there? Camp counselors? Babysitters? Coaches? Oh, but forget about all of that. Let's just pick on the Catholics because they're "weird." They like to do "weird" things like put ashes on their foreheads and molest little boys.

Well, first of all, you don't know what Fat Mike said.

Second of all, it's not just the actions of a few sick demented men... it's the larger institutional way of dealing with it behind closed doors. Transferring people who they suspected or had claims brought against them, without formally addressing the problem in order to save face, only to perpetuate the molestation. It's shameful. Boston, particularly.

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

amazing show, all three bands were spectacular and TLA had Oh! Calcutta! for sale at the show, haven't stopped listening to it.

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

Nofx is shite -oldpunker-

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

dear god i hope they play the decline at their second set in chicago.. but realistically they'll probably be too drunk and tired too... sigh.

i'm so friggin excited for sunday night.

cantsitstill (March 3, 2006)

With Duke and Memphis both losing this week, do you suppose Duke falls to #2 with UConn at #1, 'Nova at #3, and Memphis possibly going down to 5 or 6 with the Zags moving up?

greenerton (March 3, 2006)

"I don't get the shit-talking on Catholics. What exactly did they say? Let me guess...something about pedophile priests molesting children? How clever! How original! I wonder what was going on inside of Fat Mike's coked up brain..."Huh, huh...I looked on my calendar and it's Ash Wednesday. Wouldn't it be a cool idea if we put ashes on our foreheads and made fun of Catholics! Oh, I am so clever! I am so punk!"

To ridicule an entire religion because of the disgusting actions of a few sick, demented men is asinine. How many pedophile school teachers are there? Camp counselors? Babysitters? Coaches? Oh, but forget about all of that. Let's just pick on the Catholics because they're "weird." They like to do "weird" things like put ashes on their foreheads and molest little boys.

Fuck you, Fat Mike. Being a millionaire doesn't mean that you have any class. Your actions over the last several years attests to that."

I find it funny that you based your entire post on the assumption that Fat Mike called priests pedophiles. He never said anything like that, he mostly talked about ridiculous the religion was and some other shit (it's hard to remember completely, there was so much going on), though he did say Jesus was probably a cool dude.

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

Im going to both shows in Chicago. probably leave after the 2nd time i can see the Decline cause there would be no better way to end a night.

thirtyseconds (March 3, 2006)

I agree beeg

fistchode (March 3, 2006)

I'm quite well versed in Catholicism, and know quite a few intelligent Catholics; however, I don't think that puts the denomination against petty criticism. If Fat Mike's criticisms are stupid, then they should be recognized as such, and if not, then it's an opinion that should be heard.

I'm fairly sure his criticisms are stupid and aren't recognized as such, but that's because the world is fucked, and we're all going to die horrible deaths.

RecordTheory (March 3, 2006)

i wish i had gotten tickets to one of these before they all sold out. what an amazing lineup.

i was skeptical about this new larry arms album when i first heard it, but now i can't stop listening to it! the new loved ones album is on point as well.

i can't believe nofx opened with the decline! what a beast.

lew_1987 (March 3, 2006)

if i was to see the decline live, i'd ask for nothing more in life

almostpunkenough (March 3, 2006)

i'm with theotherscott. this and the KD show last August are the two shows that i wish i went to so goddamn much. i can't imagine how sick this show was.

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

I don't get the shit-talking on Catholics. What exactly did they say? Let me guess...something about pedophile priests molesting children? How clever! How original! I wonder what was going on inside of Fat Mike's coked up brain..."Huh, huh...I looked on my calendar and it's Ash Wednesday. Wouldn't it be a cool idea if we put ashes on our foreheads and made fun of Catholics! Oh, I am so clever! I am so punk!"

To ridicule an entire religion because of the disgusting actions of a few sick, demented men is asinine. How many pedophile school teachers are there? Camp counselors? Babysitters? Coaches? Oh, but forget about all of that. Let's just pick on the Catholics because they're "weird." They like to do "weird" things like put ashes on their foreheads and molest little boys.

Fuck you, Fat Mike. Being a millionaire doesn't mean that you have any class. Your actions over the last several years attests to that.

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

What did they say about the Dropkick Murphys?

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

i knew i should have tried to buy tix earlier

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

dammit, they also played 'radio' rancid reggae style cover at dc

paul

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

heres what i remember being played at the DC show

i wanna be an alchoholic (opener)
the decline (played second)
perfect government
linoleum
scavenger type (full band)
stickin in my eye
straight edge (minor threat lounge style cover ala white trash)
the brews
six pack girls
theres no fun in fundalmentalism
you're wrong
idiot son of an asshole
DC stands for dick cheney
i wanna be an alchoholic
whoops i od'd
franco unamerican
i wanna be an alchoholic
dinosaurs must die
murder the government
bob (encore)
i wanna be an alcholiic (encore, yes, 4th time played that night)

i think thats it...might be missing something or another i was pretty drunk

larry arms played
presenting: dancing
on with the show
devils takin names
cut it up
great lakes/great escapes
100 resolutions
quinctuple your money
turnstiles
necrotism (closer)
some other new song, i think track 5?
porno and snuff films

loved ones
suture self
sickening
arsenic
ep song
ep song (closer)
jane
i know they played a few more, missed most of the set doin other shit

paul

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

Gosh I cant wait for them to come out to LA again. I have seen them 9 times and Im waiting to see them for a 10th. I love NOFX. Larry Arms are awesome too. I saw them with Lagwagon Thanksgiving weekend in Hollywood....good stuff.

SalsaShark (March 3, 2006)

Would I get flamed if I sent in a review of the Larry Arms/Loved Ones show that was about two weeks late?

the_other_scott (March 3, 2006)

it deeply saddens me that i couldn't make this show.

etwiels88 (March 3, 2006)

Sounds really fun, and I'm not a fan of NOFX really

k-dubs (March 3, 2006)

crazy good show in ft. lauderdale, the best was being able to yell aloud "dont call me white" and not getting my ass kicked by a black security guard.

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

Killer shows, Larry Arms have been stealing the show on this NY-NJ run. Loving all the gigs.

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

In AC they played Straight Edge, Scavenger Type, the New Happy Birthday Song, and Reagan Sucks. And Fat Mike and Melvin put on bras that were thrown on stage. Great fucking show.

capitalist_pig (March 3, 2006)

err... I missed the part where you said they played Linoleum. My bad. We didn't get to hear "Bob" though.

Shut up, I'm drunk.

capitalist_pig (March 3, 2006)

Sounds a lot like the Atlantic City show, at which Fat Mike announced they're too punk rock to be confined to the same set list every night, so they constantly change it up. Sounds like almost the same set list (although we did get Linoleum).

I wish Larry Arms would have played more stuff from The Apathy and the Exhaustion (especially Boatless Booze Cruise and Corpse of My Motiviation), but they tore it up in the short time alloted to them.

Anonymous (March 3, 2006)

sounded amazing.. i missed them last time in toronto.. tickets were sold out, but i guess i could go see them at warped.. blah.

inagreendase (March 3, 2006)

Yeah, this was a pretty fun show. I was pretty happy to hear those Punk in Drublic counts.

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