Shameful Self-(non)-Promotion part 2: This Time They’re Punx!

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Two short months ago, HessianHunter showcased some of the acts he was excited about playing with on his tour with Maeth, and now he’s at it again! This time he’s hitting the road with the righteous crusties of Rifle Diet, so we’re going to look at some delightful punk rockers that will share a stage with Rifle Diet as they head from Minnesota to the East Coast and back.

DISOBEY (NJ/NY)

If you’re unclear exactly what “crust punk” is, listening to New Jersey’s Disobey is a fine place to start. This shit is grimy, downtuned, and merciless. Guaranteed to get your head banging and fist pumping while your mind ponders the great misdeeds perpetrated by corrupt governments throughout time.


MARCY (Milwaukee, WI)

Marcy plays good ol’ fashioned screamo, aka “skramz”, aka noisy, angular hardcore with an intensely emotional bent. This is chaos. This is uncertainty. This is pain. This is awesome.


RUBRICS (Greenville, SC)

Rubrics are one of the most refreshing hardcore bands I’ve heard this year. Their sound is essentially good ol’ fashioned Dillinger 4 style pop punk with a few tinges of crusty anarchy to roughen up the edges. Jangly riffs, d-beats, and gruff singing intermingle in nostalgic territory, and I’m stoked on it.


COLLAPSE (Detroit, MI)

Collapse are sadly not actually playing our Detroit show, although they set it up for us because they rule. If Rubrics are Dillinger 4-crust, then Collapse are Fugazi-crust. 9-chords abound and the vocals, while strong, aren’t harsh. Dischord-style post punk is one of my favorite flavors of rock music, so hearing someone combine that aesthetic with something a bit darker is great. Collapse are also just about the most DIY band you’ll find; they spraypaint over used CD and tape cases for holding their physical media, and they print t-shirts on stuff they buy from thrift stores. Great people with a great message carried by great music. If Collapse come to your town, figure out what all-ages basement show they are performing in and get the fuck there. Just be prepared to fall back, bros.


SKATEGOAT (Milwaukee, WI)

This band doesn’t have any recorded music or social media presence but I am still impossibly excited for the Milwaukee show because we are playing with a powerviolence band called motherfucking SKATEGOAT. Also because Wisconsin = drunk o’clock. Every. Damn. Time.

 

Thanks for reading, y’all. If you’re curious, this is what Rifle Diet sounds like: Scandinavian inspired, Tragedy worshipping, femme/queer/poc-positive crust punk. I can say without a twinge of hubris that this record is one of my favorites of this year, because it was written and recorded months before I joined this band. You can stream it below, and a proper LP release is coming soon.It’s an honor to join a group I’ve been such a fan of and get to play this stuff with friends that care about both the same music and the same causes that I do.

 

RIFLE DIET TOUR DATES

  • Thursday 10/23, Minneapolis MN @ the Riverboat w/ Girl, Regress, Morality Crisis
  • Friday 10/24, Appleton WI @ the Poison Estate w/ Anthropic, Rotten Minds
  • Saturday 10/25, Detroit MI @ Trumbullplex w/ Snafu, Social Werq, Dakhma
  • Sunday 10/26, Pittsburgh PA @ Busway Banx w/ Unknown to God, Silent Order, Eel
    Monday 10/27 TBA
  • Tuesday 10/28, Trenton NJ @ Joe’s Mill Hill Saloon w/ Disobey, TBA
  • Wednesday 10/29, Somerville MA @ PA’s Lounge w/ No Tox, Rum Ham, Aneurysm
  • Thursday 10/30, Providence RI @ AS220 w/ Rat Stab, No Tox, Radio Carbon
  • Friday 10/31, New Haven CT @ Daggett St Halloween Cover Show
  • Saturday 11/1, Philadelphia PA @ Beaumont Warehouse Halloween Cover Show
  • Sunday 11/2, Huntington WV @ Cricketcave w/ Codename: Cricketman
  • Tuesday 11/4, Greenville SC @ Fort Rookscare w/ Rubrics, Marrow of Earth
  • Wednesday 11/5, Cincinnati OH @ the Comet w/ Coelocanth, Rat City
  • Thursday 11/6, Indianapolis IN @ the Beehive w/ TBA
  • Friday 11/7 Chicago IL @ the 2040 w/ Krang, Lord Snow, Abrupt!
  • Saturday 11/8 Milwaukee WI @ Bad Girls Club w/ Marcy, Skategoat, Soup Moat, Watchers Woods
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  • Hey Heshy. Want to meet up for some milkshakes before the show in Providence?

    • W.

      Are you going to pick him up in your dad’s car?

      • KJM

        “Dude, my dad owns a dealership!!”

      • As long as I have it home by 11.

    • HessianHunter

      Dude, yes! Hit me up!

  • CyberneticOrganism

    I love the name RIFLEDIET

    • HessianHunter

      From PBS: (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/carnegie/revenge.html)
      When the B&O Railroad cut wages, workers staged spontaneous strikes, which spread nationwide. In Baltimore, the state militia fired on strikers, leaving 11 dead and 40 wounded. In Pittsburgh, Andrew Carnegie’s mentor, Thomas Scott of the Pennsylvania Railroad, urged that strikers be given “a rifle diet for a few days and see how they like that kind of bread.”

      • That is excellent. Also:
        http://imgur.com/IW8simF

      • CyberneticOrganism

        Educational, compelling and rich.

        • Stockhausen

          But what Brian didn’t tell you is that those were not real pirates.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Brian, I read somewhere, and tell me if this is true, that some of the silicone breast implants were filled with taco meat.

    • Xan

      Tis an excellent name.

  • Those are some unGoogleable band names.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      New band name: unGoogleable

  • Tyree

    Yes dude!!! Rifle Diet is sick, I love that band.

    • HessianHunter

      Yayyyyy

  • KJM

    Come back to Somerville another time and I’ll stop in and say hey, don’t think the 29th will be a good day for me.

  • Guacamole Jim

    Good luck on the tour!! I wish you were making your way across the border. You should get on that.

  • Edward Meehan

    I was like, why is this post going up on a Saturday morning, when it occurred to me it isn’t Saturday at all.

    • W.

      Are you travelling through time at the speed of regular time?

      • Edward Meehan

        A man told me once that time is a flat circle.

      • YourLogicIsFlushed

        The blazing speed of one second per second.

  • “This is what Rifle Diet sounds like: Scandinavian inspired, Tragedy worshipping, femme/queer/poc-positive crust punk”
    And damn if that isn’t right up my alley. <3 u Tragedy

  • Tyree

    Collapse is some despairing shit. Really diggin the song. It sort of reminds me of Nausea.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrWuCkBK4_E

    • HessianHunter

      Yeah man, I have the biggest band-crush on Collapse. They’re really inspiring to me, both musically and in how they operate as a band.

      • Tyree

        I honestly just finished up their Apocalyptic Key EP. Really great stuff!!! I have it in my wishlist now.

    • Xan

      I’ll have to bookmark this. This is a mellow music day for me.

    • FeelTheDarkness

      I loved Nausea. I had the pleasure of playing a couple of shows with them back in the day. Amy and Al were awesome folks.

      • Tyree

        That’s rad man! I’m jealous.

  • RustyShackleford

    No one ever comes to central New York! Sad Dale is sad 🙁

    • M Shadows!

      EBOLA

      • RustyShackleford

        Lol-Bola

    • HessianHunter

      We tried REALLY hard to put together a Binghamton show, actually! There just weren’t any heavy bands available in this window. 🙁

      • RustyShackleford

        Understandable, the struggle is real to find cool shit up here!

        • HessianHunter

          Hopefully we can come to upstate in the future and play with Bleak. That band rips!

  • All of this music is fantastic, shame I live so dang far away :`(

  • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

    I’d totally come to see all these great bands. But the distance creates a minor inconvenience.

  • IronLawnmower

    This here good music. My day early birthday present from the toilet.

    • Xan

      Happy pre-birthday.

  • Stockhausen

    There’s no way Skategoat won’t be good.

  • George Clarke

    this is such a good post

    Marcy is super cools