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Leftover Crack / Intro5pect / Mischief Brew

Leftover Crack / Intro5pect / Mischief Brew: live in Kansas Citylive in Kansas City (2006)
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A pretty popular "punx" band playing at a bar. I'm always wary of shows like this, but I used to listen to Leftover Crack back in 9th grade, so I thought it would be at least fun to relive all of their naivete and silliness. The show was at a place called the Record Bar. It usually doesn't host a.


A pretty popular "punx" band playing at a bar. I'm always wary of shows like this, but I used to listen to Leftover Crack back in 9th grade, so I thought it would be at least fun to relive all of their naivete and silliness.

The show was at a place called the Record Bar. It usually doesn't host all-ages shows, but this particular one was moved from the El Torreon, a club that closed kind of recently and used to book bigger punk/metal/hardcore bands. As soon as the doorman made me throw my water away and told my friend there would be no re-entry, I knew this place would blow. Typical "venue" bullshit.

The first band that played was Mischief Brew, who played a terribly over-done, yet awkward style of "sing-along" drinking punk. The guitarist / lead singer was wearing this newsboy cap and had this single, perfectly proportioned strand of hair poking out the front of it that I wanted to cut off. I don't remember any of their songs, but their shirts were like this:

  • Guitarist: Black Flag
  • Bassist: Crucifix
  • Drummer: Iron Maiden
I couldn't help but ask myself "how could someone who honestly likes Black Flag or Crucifix be making this music?" Their set ended with a hilariously cliché "fuck you and good night!" after they played for way too long.

I love it when bands replace letters with numbers, and even though Intro5pect were less blatantly embarrassing than Mischief Brew, they were still too "whoa"-ey. Easy on the "whoa"s, guys. They sounded like Anti-Flag with a keyboard, so you can guess how little I enjoyed it. They played for too long, too.

This didn't matter, though. The barely recognizable crowd, the crappiness of the opening bands -- all to be expected given the headliners' popularity. OH YEAH, ONE BIG THING! World/Inferno Friendship Society were supposed to be one of the openers, but were mysteriously absent. Oh well.

After maybe ten minutes of setting up, Leftover Crack blasted into a series of songs I didn't recognize before playing "Atheist Anthem," "Nazi White Trash," and "Crack City Rockers" pretty close together. For some reason, though, I wasn't feeling the energy. Was it the fact that most of the crowd were mall punk kids I'd never seen before, who were dancing like dickweeds? Was it the fact that the Record Bar was smelly and had crappy policies? Was it Stza's idiotic rambling between every song about how "police are fucked up," "war is fucked up," etc.? They had played for a little over a half an hour before I went to the back where one of my friends was cooling off (not from dancing, just from the musty smelliness of the Record Bar). Their playing, while spot-on, was very methodical. The newer songs were not nearly as energetic or heartfelt as their early stuff and half the band seemed strung out or something.

Stza stopped singing and went back to Intro5pect's keyboard to play some meandering instrumental that I assume was from their Alternative Tentacles album I never bought. It was boring. All through the show, I couldn't help but just think of how cool the Capitalist Casualties were going to be at the end of July, or xBraniax in August. In the middle of the instrumental (or was it just the build-up?), I left with my friend.

 

 
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justinhangsout (July 16, 2009)

Erik Petersen > Leftover Crack
:)
My favorite musician by far, and thats a bullshit review of Mischief Brew. Haha. Like even if you don't dig the tunes, don't stand there and judge the band based on their T-Shirts. AT LEAST watch them and appreciate that someone's making music that isn't fucking garbage.

stephhartigan (June 25, 2009)

All the bands on the shirts of the members of mischief brew DID NOT have the talent that Erik Peterson Possesses. And if you don't at least take some joy in his amazing guitar skills, His witty and (heaven forbid this word be used to describe anything to do with the name people like you have givin punk) intelligent lyrics then your obviously not good enough to go see him play. Your judging this band merely on the appearance of them and to be quite honest, people like you.....should shut the fuck up. FUCK PUNX!

shootupyourschool (May 6, 2007)

Whoever wrote this review is a moron.

musicman (August 1, 2006)

whoever gave this review, is an IDIOT!!
Mischief Brew, Erik Petersen, is the most creative and talented guitartist and songwriter around today.
He is awesome. The reviewer of the Kansas City show, doesn't know what he is taking about.

Anonymous (July 13, 2006)

More like William MORONovic amirite?

Anonymous (July 12, 2006)

Nice shallow review. Very "wanna-be-Buddyhead" but without style
to back it up.
Kill yourself Kansas guy...

SlowStupidHungry (July 11, 2006)

Sickboi, quit taking everything I say so literally. Especially when I follow it with "seriously,".

sickboi (July 11, 2006)

What did I dodge? Some cliche' comeback/insult that is used by any elitist prick?

"Go back to Hot Topic, d00d." Fucking lame.

Anonymous (July 11, 2006)

wait a minute, a few posts down i thought someone here referred to themselves as the new lester bangs minus the cough syrup habit and the mustache. hahahhaha. hhahahahahahahahahha. holy shit, this place gets better every day.

right. you're the second coming of bangs man. keep chugging away at it. don't shave for 6 months and start pounding the meds silly. amazing.
-TOBB

ILOVESCOTT (July 10, 2006)

way to totally dodge will's retort sickboi. and thats really awesome your friends dad got to buy a car off of a company that turns punk music into a disposable entity.

gladimnotemo (July 10, 2006)

If you hate Chumbawamba, you hate punk. CLASSIC peace punk -- great lyrics, innovative music. Even when they went "pop", they still did more subversive stuff then Leftover Crack or anyone else will accomplish.

feeeding5000 (July 10, 2006)

If you were in a hardcore band and wore a Chumbawamba t-shirt, that would be cool. Chumbawamba started out, essentially, as one of the many "Crass Bands", and put out a bunch of anarcho-punk records before going into electronic pop.

Jesse (July 10, 2006)

"the point is, you are the worst critic on this site, hands down."

BULLSHIT.

You hate ME. And ONLY ME. That's the fucking truth of the matter. I am YOUR ENEMY. Not Will. Not some kid from KC. ME, motherfucker. HATE ME.

Anonymous (July 10, 2006)

It never crossed your mind that people listen to different types of music? i like stuff from limp wrist to denali, propagandhi, mischief brew, to chumbawumba, to name music from all different genres. Would you make fun of me if i played in a hardcore band and was wearing a Chumbawumba t-shirt?

You're a douche.

And anyway Erik Petersen, aka Mishief Brew, kicks ass and he and his wife Denise are awesome nice people.

I'm actually disappointed that tour isn't playing a show in philly cause I know it would be awesome as hell. Never fucking write a review again if you can't learn to not be so biased, judgemental, an asshole and complete idiot

TeddyTexas (July 10, 2006)

YOU DO JUDGE PEOPLE ON WHAT THEY WEAR
that's the point of you accusing them of shopping at hot topic
you're a fucking weiner, and you try to tiptoe around shit by saying they dance like assholes. the way they dance isn't proportional to the way they dress, people are either dicks or they're not, simple as that. weither they wear denim vests, or girl pants, people are people, and if you don't recognize them, try going to more shows than sitting around complaining about the ones that are going on.
this is totally off subject, the point is, you are the worst critic on this site, hands down.

sickboi (July 10, 2006)

Funny Hot Topic story. About 10 years ago, my best friend's dad was going over his portfolio, assessing his stock value, and he asks us about Hot Topic, as he has some shares. Granted, 10 years ago Hot Topic wasn't very big, I'd seen on in DC, and I think one in New Jersey.

At the time, the store was kinda cool. They sold some things you couldn't find in other places, and the internet wasn't the valued source of commerce it is today. I told him that the store would be huge in about 4 years. He actually bought more shares, and with his dividends he was able to buy a brand new fucking car. True story.

SlowStupidHungry (July 10, 2006)

Dude, Sickboi, go back to Hot Topic where you belong- alongside all the overpriced Casualties patches and Nightmare Before Christmas T Shirts you could ever dream of.

Seriously, though. I don't dislike anyone for what they wear. It's how they act. You should have seen this douchebag in the pit during Intro5pect... Some random asshole I'd never seen before just slugging people because it's their distorted idea of a "tuff" moshpit or whatever. Moshpits are for a-holes, save that shit for the Tool show.

I think calling them out as asshole fakes will either turn them off to the underground or get them to realize they need to change. Who gives a shit about converting anyone? Most people give up on it before they even know where the DIY show space is. I don't care about making people feel cool with themselves when they're acting like assholes. If you want to dance like a moron, fine, but this is MY CRITIQUE. I didn't ruin anyone's fun in the course of the show. The negative reaction to this review is just proof of how fake all their fans know everything is. Yeah, fuck the cops. Bash all the homophobes. Live in a squat 4 life. It's all that simple.

sickboi (July 10, 2006)

Will is wrong here. Sorry.

What exactly is a "mallpunk" anyways? I mean, it ain't 1985 anymore, punk music is much more accepted, and accessible. Its unfair to criticize how the younger generation finds it, and embraces it.

Its attitudes like this that keep kids from expanding their horizons into other genres and ideals. Its the elitist pricks that generally write them off beause they have a Fallout Boy t-shirt, or some other form of apparel deemed "unworthy".

If these kids come to the shows, maintain a postive atitude, and take something from it (i.e.- a greater desire to discover more bands, go to more diverse shows), then mission accomplished.

Anonymous (July 10, 2006)

No need to analyze this so much. This guy is just trying to seek some attention/controversy cause he knows most people on this site would think this show was awesome.

Anonymous (July 10, 2006)

since the birth of the internet, there has been an increasing amount of open negativity between people, because of the fact that you don't have to face the person you are negatively addressing. for every positive comment, you will on average recieve 7 or 8 negative ones. My point here is that eventually this thread will be old, and nobody will give a shit what negative-nancy and bad ass punker joe had to say about some show. although i find this battle between internet elitists very amusing, at the same time it is truely annoying. and we all forget that in 2 or 3 months, LOC will still be doing what every negative person on this board wishes they could: being successfull. they will tour while you continue to bitch, they will record while your 2 month old bands continue to break up, and they will continue to take your money while you line up outside a venue, bitching about how bad the show is going to be. when you write a shitty review about it the next day, they will be travelling to the next venue while you stay where you have been your whole life. Sure, LOC may be upset over the unkind lack of support this thread has spawned, but i doubt anyone's words on here are going to make them stop doing what they do. So in the end, they win. All this thread proves is that they are worth talking about on a heavily trafficed punk internet site. if i were in their shoes, i would be irked, but at the same time, know that i have accomplished enough to piss some kids off. Thier shows speak for themselves. There are plenty of people enjoying the show and having a good time, all because a few punk kids from NYC, at some point years ago, thought it would be cool to write some music together. Im sure if every human being at every LOC show was required to post on this site, this thread would be singing a very different tune. If anyone got this far reading, i am suprised, because regaling you with my opinion is the last thing i would expect anyone on this board to get all the way through. Anyway, the second point of this is, not matter what you have negative to say about them, they still have it better than you, and i am sure dismissing a few angry internet punks will be no challenge for them.

Cincinnati

Anonymous (July 10, 2006)

World Inferno didn't play because while getting drunk Stza stabbed one of the guys from the band and he had to go to the hospital

Everyone I know who went to one of these shows was extremely dissapointed

Stza actually threw a bottle of his piss on people at the show in Champaign IL

Basically this tour seems to be a disaster

Inanechild (July 10, 2006)

I still remember when I was writing a bio for a New York psychobilly band for a website, mentioned something remotely negative about the band's reputation for having a revolving line-up, and receieved the bitchiest e-mail ever from the frontman trying to intimidate me into taking it down. Though I like Leftover Crack (and F-Minus) and likely would have disagreed with this review had I been at the show, I think it's sad that bands would obsessively monitor every bad thing said about them on the Internet and try to start some kind of grade school-esque flame war.

Kudos to the author for keeping a cool head, and remember, dissenting opinions are far more interesting to read than the millionth positive review for the 90s ska revival/prog-rock/"indie" band du jour.

Anonymous (July 10, 2006)

Did a retard review this show?

Anonymous (July 10, 2006)

I saw this show in Omaha...it was actually really good.

Anonymous (July 10, 2006)

I REALLY liked this honesty. I expected to see the usual AMAZING SHOW review...this made me happy

FuckYouOiOiOi (July 9, 2006)

hahaha, will is too bitter to have fun. hes mad mad mad mad at the world. fucking tool.

GreatStoryOfApathy (July 9, 2006)

Eh, it sounds like you were never going to enjoy the show as much as anyone else there, even before the show started. I don't know, I really like Leftover Crack and I'm seeing them at Tompkin's Square Park next month. I have pretty high expectations for that show, so I hope I don't leave it feeling like you did.

And Intro5pect do remind me of Anti-Flag a lot, but I like what I have heard so far. That first song on their MySpace with Stza is really good.

Anonymous (July 9, 2006)

A fun read.

That wasted 10 minutes on a boring sunday.

Moo

Jesse (July 9, 2006)

I'm dying from the lack of creativity shown in most reviews!

I thought this site was PUNKnews. So why are all the reviews written like they were intended for the New York Times?

It's the GODAMNED MASS MEDIA INFLUENCE!

kingofsuck (July 9, 2006)

Jesse, that's a bold claim. Also, are you dying or something?

Jesse (July 9, 2006)

I now take this moment to commend Will and pat him on the back for being the Rick Johnson to my Lester Bangs.

That's right, I said it. I'm his fucking second coming. I am the man incarnate (minus the Romilar habit and the mustache, but even he lost the 'stache circa '80). And Will? Will is the prince to inherit my crown after the King has died.

And no, I ain' jes' postin' shit to stir up a riot because I'm bored and it's getting late.

I seriously fucking mean this.

I mean, God, it's the Internet.

Anonymous (July 8, 2006)

shitty review by a talentless loser

every band at this show kicks ass live.

Anonymous (July 8, 2006)

Okay I know Will's not in charge of posting reviews, so I guess I meant to say "Please write" .

Anonymous (July 8, 2006)

Please post more reviews, if only for the fact that it's really entertaining (Well as entertaining as anything on a comments section can be) to see people get their panties in a knot because someone posted their opinion on the internet (And to those people, read those last 6 words again..or actually don't, it's funnier to see you get upset for no reason).

miniblindbandit (July 8, 2006)

I wonder if Brian posted this because he knew there would be uproar. He's a sneaky devil, that one.

..but i'm not saying it's bad...it's pretty awesome in a really cheesy way.

I don't know how intro5pect sounds now that the guy in charge of the electronics left, but their old record is more like "anti-flag buying reason or fruity loops".

feeeding5000 (July 8, 2006)

Will: Nice job for sticking up for yourself and stating your opinions, without yielding to other people's critcisms. Although I'm probably the 2nd or 3rd biggest poser on this site, I agree that LoC is somewhere in between underground and mainstream. It really does bother me, but then I just think "It's ska-punk" and I put the CD back on the rack. There are plenty of similar groups to LoC that are MUCH better bands, musically and lyrically. Everyone, take $20 and paste this link into your browser. http://www.profaneexistence.com

Anonymous (July 8, 2006)

Since the guys from the bands are supposedly reading this thread:

Score is for the time my friend and I drove 2.5 hours each way from kalamazoo to detroit to see LOC and F-Minus play the Shelter, only to find out that both bands didn't show up that day. That was totally fucking cool...especially since it was right after 9/11 and gas was a billion dollars a gallon.

-Ken

Anonymous (July 8, 2006)

I thought LOC wasn't so bad until their singer opened his mouth and tried to sound intelligent. It was all downhill from there.

jacknife737 (July 8, 2006)

Dear Leftover Crack,

You're using shock value to get attention, we get it. I hope all of you get cancer, and die.

Anonymous (July 8, 2006)

Hey William,

Sorry you didn't enjoy the show, but as Brad said earlier you can't please everyone. I personally remember that show as being a pretty fun time. I guess I could see what you mean as far as the crowd being "mall punk" in a sense. But that really shouldn't matter so much. I know that all the bands that played that night are very aware and involved in the DIY punk/crust/squatter/whatever scene and are not clueless "mall punks". Just a few days earlier we all played a tiny basement show in Madison Wisconsin and a few days before that Mischief Brew and ourselves played an amazing show at a squat/anarchist collective house in Detroit. I do think of shows like that as the best, but I thought the show in KC was a decent one. But the bands on this tour were all selected by LOC because we have similar ideals and are all a little different from the ordinary boring punk band. Leftover Crack hasn't changed since they started, their audience has somehow just grown the last few years into a cult-like status.

As for the bands we toured with (Mischief Brew and LOC) I can't say enough good things about them. This was definitely the best tour I've ever done and I feel like I've made some good friends for life. If you sat down and talked to any one of them after the show I'm sure you'd agree that they're all fucking amazing people (unless you caught Sturgeon with his machete! haha).

...and to the kid a couple of posts below me..thanks for supporting us..that means a lot to a little known band....personally I don't get the whole Anti-Flag connection...I hear that a lot but we have a very wide variety of influences...soon we'll be getting "they sound like LOC w/keyboards" because of our collaboration w/Sturgeon..whatever.

gregg/intro5pect

EyesLikeBombs (July 8, 2006)

Jesse: I don't think people have a problem with him not enjoying himself, they have a problem with why he didn't. It just seems like he went to that concert expecting it was Arcade Fire opening for The Beatles or something.

Jesse (July 8, 2006)

Brad Logan needs to stick to F-Minus.

He also needs to realize that he's trying to start an Internet flame war with an eighteen year old kid. Who's the real loser in this situation, the kid who wrote what was on his mind and is bored so he answers insults thoughtfully, or the old dude in the shitty band who can't take criticism?

The one thing I hate more than idiot punk kids, is idiot punk kids who get mad about an infavorable review. If anything, isn't that was independent and underground music is about? Being able to voice your own opinion the way you want?

TO ALL TH' HATERS:

Shut up. You just as well could write a review yourself. Just wait until the tour comes to your town. There's a reason why PN.org keeps posting all different types of reviews by all different types of people: there are all different types of opinions and all of them deserve an audience.

Now respect my facism, and obey my opinion about opinions.

Thank you.

Signed,

Facist Carrington Raub, the Mothafucking First.

P.S. None of you are invited to my brithday party.

Anonymous (July 8, 2006)

"I love it when bands replace letters with numbers, and even though Intro5pect were less blatantly embarrassing than Mischief Brew, they were still too "whoa"-ey. Easy on the "whoa"s, guys. They sounded like Anti-Flag with a keyboard, so you can guess how little I enjoyed it. They played for too long, too."

That's the best you can do? Some of their sound might be remniscent to the "new kind of army"/"underground network" days but that's as close as you'll get. Other than that they have a very unique sound. I'm not really into Anti-Flag and where they've headed, I like some of their much older stuff but I think Intro5pect is wayyy better (like as in a whole other league better). I think that's kind of unfair to Intro5pect to compare them to A-F.

I personally thought the line-up on this tour was perfect and I have to say I thought Intro5pect put on the best performance at the show I went to. I could only imagine how awesome it would have been if World inferno would have played too.

Anonymous (July 8, 2006)

MORE LIKE WILLIAM_MORONIC

mischief brew is fucking awesome

Lurch (July 8, 2006)

This review should be taken down. It's not done well and the author clearly did not know how to review a show at all. "I don't remember any of their songs, but their shirts were like this." Great basis for a review right there. Mischief Brew is an extremely talented and fun band to see live. Sorry, but you're an idiot.

Anonymous (July 8, 2006)

Will just got pwn3d

kingofsuck (July 8, 2006)

Dear Brad Logan,

Remember when Rancid played a song about you on South Park? That was awesome.

SlowStupidHungry (July 8, 2006)

Dear Brad Logan,

I was going to go the Haunted Kitchen show until I saw you guys the 3rd and had to leave because you were playing way too long and one of your bandmates was being an annoying mess. Yeah, maybe my opinion wasn't pleasant or favorable, but I clearly stated my reasons for why this show wasn't good. Yeah, the venue and the openers had a lot to do with it, but the fact that I went to see you guys and thought you guys put on a shitty show didn't help. I'm not complaining that you guys were not professional enough. It's that you strut the ugly inbetween- the underground and the mallpunk. It made for an unpleasant, confusing experience.

Sorry to hurt your guys' feelings. Despite the fact that it's negative, I'm not some pompous elitist. I payed my ten bucks and endured the Record Bar because I thought you guys would be awesome. You weren't, sorry.

Anonymous (July 8, 2006)

I went to a couple of these shows, and what I saw was kids having fun. Period. Despite what was happening on stage, or how wasted some of the members were, or what the venue was like.... the kids were always going nuts.
Isn't that what it's all about?
Shut the fuck up, lighten up, and try having a good time for once (even if every little detail about a show isn't to your pompous liking). I'm sorry to have to be the one to break this to you, but you can't have everything your way all the time.

lifeoftheparty (July 8, 2006)

i hate LOC. they had teh temple in brook close down. fuck them

Will just got f'ed in the a.

Anonymous (July 7, 2006)

"I think the pressing question here is why the fuck did you go if you're not into that shit?"

For sure... I have friends on the westcoast who would kill to see an LOC show. Seeing a dare I say "influencial" ska-core band whose members could croak at any minute is not something a LOC fan would pass up. And you didn't even know the material of the headlining band?

Anonymous (July 7, 2006)

leftover crap sucks ass. this is not punk! sonic youth.....now thats punk fucking rock.hahahahaha

EyesLikeBombs (July 7, 2006)

Sometimes you don't enjoy a show, and it's because the band or venue sucks. And sometimes you don't enjoy a show and it's because you've brought a bad attitude to the table. This kind of sounds like the latter. Maybe you should start bringing a few buds to shows or something or stop trying to expect "serious business" types of fun at a Leftover Crack show. Sounds like everyone had fun but you!

Keith19 (July 7, 2006)

Leftover Crack is God awful. World Inferno are alright if you're in the mood for weird silly music. But LC sucks just like chocking victim.

Anonymous (July 7, 2006)

Gee Bill sorry you didn't like the show,but hey ya can't please everybody. I remember
discovering my first power violence record and thinking i was smarter than everybody
in the room too.
Those were good times...15,463 grind bands later i realized WE ALL start out as mall
punkers and take it from there,and that's OK.

Leftover Crack is not a professional punk band. that means we don't always know what's gonna
happen when we play a show. Sometimes we're gonna suck,or there's gonna be a fist fight
onstage,or a riot in the parking lot.we try and keep our door prices low so we're not
ripping people off in case it all turns to shit onstage.
We play all ages shows that everybody's welcome to come to.
me? i've been going to shows all my life and would way rather be at a show of mall dorks
going off than a boring hipster pose-fest. fuck that shit,cause you know what?
we're a band made up of dorks and misfits and that's who we prefer to play in front of.

And if anti racist,anti homophobe,anti cop themes are boring these days then i'd rather
be a fucking burnout, cause that's what we stand for win lose or draw.

Anyway Billy if you didn't like going to the Record Bar to see us you could have
gone to the free basement show we did the next day at the Haunted Kitchen in
Lawrence (a half hour away).
But then,what would you have had to complain about?

Take care-
Brad Logan

And I second that emotion.
Stza Crack
p.s. your band sucks, we don't wan't your over the hill ass at our shows. punk is for kids
...kids of all ages. even 30 year old alcaholics like myself...
why is your review "punk-news" anyway?

jamespastepunk (July 7, 2006)

Members of a band called Leftover Crack were strung out.

Color me shocked.

Anonymous (July 7, 2006)

stza did not stab jack from world/inferno

it's just a rumor...

yes leftover crack does indeed endorse the rumor.. but it is 100% false

in case you have yet to notice they like to shock people

SlowStupidHungry (July 7, 2006)

BSD stood for "Bullshit Detector," in reference to the Clash song and the Crass Records compilation. If it goes back any further, I wouldn't be surprised.

Mischief Brew blow. Seriously. "FUCK YOU AND GOOD NIGHT!" hahaha, whatever. Back to the mall with you!

miff (July 7, 2006)

"SOMEONE CALL JOE STRUMMER! The fascists are here!"
what good would that be
hes dead
i suppose you could beat them with a corpse

sickboi (July 7, 2006)

Big-Willy-Style:

What did "BSD" stand for?

iheartagainstme (July 7, 2006)

mischief brew kicks way too much ass for me to ever respect your opinion again.

Anonymous (July 7, 2006)

"'I work at an all-ages venue, and it's people like this that ruin all-ages places for everyone else.'

People who don't want to pay 4 bucks for a new water and like the option of being able to skip on shitty music by simply going outside to talk? How am I ruining anything for anybody? Your "all ages venue" ruins kids' nights by keeping them locked inside your smelly, hot shithole with bullshit door policies and overpriced water."

A) We only charge a buck for water.

B) If you let one person out, then you gotta let 'em all out. Believe it or not, not all neighborhoods are thrilled to have punk shows going on on their block, so kids who show up to see 1 band out of 4 or just hang out are outside rilin' the neighbors up. Who then complain, call the cops, and SHUT DOWN THE VENUE.

C) Try working the door at a venue and see how fucking annoying it is to have a constant stream of kids going back and forth, totally ignoring the band currently on stage.

SlowStupidHungry (July 7, 2006)

"I work at an all-ages venue, and it's people like this that ruin all-ages places for everyone else."

People who don't want to pay 4 bucks for a new water and like the option of being able to skip on shitty music by simply going outside to talk? How am I ruining anything for anybody? Your "all ages venue" ruins kids' nights by keeping them locked inside your smelly, hot shithole with bullshit door policies and overpriced water.

SlowStupidHungry (July 7, 2006)

"Hey William-
You used to post as BSD, right?

Mr. Kenzington"

I'd say about half, if not less, posts made as BSD were me and the rest were other people.

Anonymous (July 7, 2006)

What a shitty review...you suck.

burningfeeetman (July 7, 2006)

I hate Will.

Anonymous (July 7, 2006)

GREAT SHADES OF IRONY! You weren't allowed to bring outside beverages (which you claim were water), leave said venue, hang out outside on the sidewalk, and then re-enter without paying!

SOMEONE CALL JOE STRUMMER! The fascists are here!

I work at an all-ages venue, and it's people like this that ruin all-ages places for everyone else.

Anonymous (July 7, 2006)

Yeah, this show sounds like absolute balls. Gross, smelly balls.

But Mischief Brew/Erik Petersen is awesome.

kingofsuck (July 7, 2006)

Yeah that Cleveland show was strange. Did you happen to see that one dude with the bowl haircut and the goat pentagram tattoo with Ezra's name under it in between his shoulder blades? A. That sort of hero worship is inane, and B. How bummed was he when Ezra jetted?

That guy was me.

Not really, but I did see that guy. Maybe he followed Ezra out and blew him behind the club or something.

Anonymous (July 7, 2006)

Mischief Brew is good stuff, ya'll should chx them out, cool folksy anacrcho rum shit

rkl (July 7, 2006)

holy shit, you couldnt bring an outside drink into a bar? thats shocking!

Hubitcherkokov (July 7, 2006)

Kingofsuck -

Yeah that Cleveland show was strange. Did you happen to see that one dude with the bowl haircut and the goat pentagram tattoo with Ezra's name under it in between his shoulder blades? A. That sort of hero worship is inane, and B. How bummed was he when Ezra jetted?

ryanonthembta (July 7, 2006)

wow....i hope i dont EVER become as cynical and jaded as this asshole

denbez (July 7, 2006)

I just saw that tour in Omaha, and I gotta say, I agree with you totally about everything, but came to a different conclusion.

Yes, Mischeif Brew were awful.

Yes, Intro5pect are Anti-Flag with a keyboard.

Yes, World/Inferno didn't show.

Yes, Stza was drunk and idiotic.

Yes, all the kids there were shitty mall-punk assholes.

But goddammit, if you're carrying any residual enjoyment of Leftover Crack's songs and stop, for one goddamn minute, caring about anything else, it's impossible not to have a great time.

I think the pressing question here is why the fuck did you go if you're not into that shit?

Anonymous (July 7, 2006)

Hey William-
You used to post as BSD, right?

Mr. Kenzington

Anonymous (July 7, 2006)

Yeah cool review dickweed, we get in you're a lot more punk than most of us, or anyone at that show. Also sweet name dropping at the end...coughTheArrivalscough.

miniblindbandit (July 7, 2006)

It would be funny and kind of creepy if will and enemy_will turned out to be the same person.

danperrone (July 7, 2006)

5ive > intro5pect

gladimnotemo (July 7, 2006)

It's cool that people get so worked up over other people that post on the Internet and what they type. Good job, guys.

I find it really hard to believe that you're trashing Cap. Cas. (a band I'm not too familiar with, but still recognize) and not calling out LoC for spreading a general apathetic worldview (with shitty politics to boot) to a bunch of innocent 15 year olds.

Enemy_Will (July 7, 2006)

Just because your an increasingly common, yet permantly insignificant pissy little lifestyle anarchist doesn't mean shit. Go ahead and flaunt your age under the pretense of defending it. There's a difference between the skewed insight gleamed from vinyl-only Prank release inserts and what comes from real life expierience. Maybe one day you'll get the irony of "reliving all of... [your] naivete and silliness." And since your so fucking PC, what do you mean by " I knew this place would blow." I don't know what you mean by that, perhaps you could clarify. Do venues perform oral sex on other venues, and if they do are you holding that against them? And while your at it, explain how you can call out Anti-Flag and then turn around and praise Capitalist Casualties when both are equally lyrically incompetant. I don't think I have to quote such C.C classics as "Horrorscope" and "Running for God." For such an anti-capitalist, you sure worry about your cred. That's probably what it's like for a kid with an allowance as big as yours. Have fun in college, doofus. Your haven't droped out of society. Your not even simply mistunderstood. People just don't like you.

P.S. You're so pompous, I doubt your even real; just an elaborate hoax to get the likes of me all riled up.

Anonymous (July 7, 2006)

Anybody who uses the word "gay" to describe something must be less than 14 years old. Grow up kiddiewink.

kingofsuck (July 7, 2006)

World Inferno was absent because Stza stabbed jack in the apendix with a machette.

Truth.

This score's for musicians stabbing each other with machetes.

kingofsuck (July 7, 2006)

I saw Leftover Crack opening for Against All Authority about a week and a half ago. I thought about writing a review but was too lazy. To give you an idea of what it would have been like, it would have been unnecessarily long and spent too much time making fun of Leftöver Crack's fans.

Anyway, I got there I think about half-way into Mischief Brew's set, and they played too many covers. I remember them covering The Clash, Dropkick Murphys, I think Cock Sparrer, and I think there was one more, too. Intro5spect didn't play, so I can't comment on them. LöC's set was pretty entertaining. About half of the set was Choking Victim songs since Ezra was missing for the first few songs and when he did come back, he and Stza got into a fight that ended with Ezra saying "fuck you and fuck your band!" and slamming the mic onto the stage and walking away.

Score is for watching bands having on-stage meltdowns.

Anonymous (July 7, 2006)

I saw them the night before in omaha, and it was a great show. I like how now bands are judged by what t shirts they wear.

Anonymous (July 7, 2006)

World Inferno was absent because Stza stabbed jack in the apendix with a machette.

Seriously.

SlowStupidHungry (July 7, 2006)

I'd like to thank the editors for bulliting that list for me.

And any dorkus faux crusties who get angry at this review, you know who I am! Take it to the streets, you fucking posers. Step up!

Anonymous (July 7, 2006)

"Leftover Crack blasted into a series of songs I didn't recognize"

then why the fuck are you giving this review dickwad? at least know what you're reviewing.

score is for the review... and the person.

BrixtonGunman (July 7, 2006)

wait... the El Torreon closed? that explains why the Bane concert last that was going to be there on the 5th was moved to Lawrence....

notfeelingcreative (July 7, 2006)

"but their shirts were like this:

Guitarist: Black Flag
Bassist: Crucifix
Drummer: Iron Maiden "

Aww man for a short moment I thought this was going to be like that review (was it sick of it all?)where the reviewer commented on each of the bands hairstyles!!! Oh well!

notfeelingcreative (July 7, 2006)

The first time I saw leftover crack (touring behind mediocre generica") they were great, they had alot of energy and played a good mix of LOC and Choking victim tunes, the second time I saw them I fought with my girlfiend on the way up and was in a bad mood so I couldnt enjoy the show! The last time I saw them it was one of the worst shows I've ever seen, I think they were on stage for an hour and played 4 songs!!

Anonymous (July 7, 2006)

Alright...i like all the bands that played this show. I mean, i think they are all pretty talented. And as much as i love Leftover Crack, i do realize what their purpose is. I mean, they have some moments where, musicially, they are brillant, even if it just shitty poppy music (cause i'm sure none of us listen to Screeching Weasel or the Lillingtons, that music is crap, but so fucking good) (and i hope you all saw the connection there.) And lyrically as well, they have some brillant moments. But they are another band that is about sloganeering, I mean how many songs about killing cops do they have? exactly. But i stil think they are entertaining, and important. And you can learn some stuff from them.

joeg (July 7, 2006)

come on will, deep down inside, you knew going into this show how this would turn out.

TheNightProwler (July 7, 2006)

I saw Leftover Crack open for the Subhumans and I thought LOC sucked hard. It's a shame Citizen Fish are going to be doing that split LP with LOC, otherwise I would have been fine never owning any of their albums.

LOC also draws really shitty crowds; the type of kids who really just get into it for the extreme image and probably 5 years from now if they actually find the time to read a few books and listen to some real bands, will find LOC to be embarrassing. It was sad because the lead singer was obviously fucked up on something and kept rambling on like an idiot but after the show was over people still kept flocking to the stage just to shake Stza's hand as if he was Jesus or something.

Anonymous (July 7, 2006)

mischief brew/erik peterson fuckin rocks

niveK82 (July 7, 2006)

Due to the singers appendix problems they had to cancel a few of the dates on this tour. If you frequented this site enough you would know.

It is a shame you didnt get to see them, they sould would have been 324739573957392 times better.

badbrain (July 7, 2006)

every time i've seen LOC theyve kicked ass

and any band and anyone who likes a band with XX around their name is fucking gay

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