We aren’t sure who DJ Cassingle is, or where He/She/They are from, but this was submitted to us, and we fucking dig it…
lelbetch asked: hey! So my bands gonna be on tour this decemeber and we are trying to find some cool bands to play with in eugene! do you have any advice? my band plays psychedelic music. any leads on who to play with would be great! I'm having a hard time!
For sure, email us (email@example.com) some links, dates, etc, and we’ll hit you back with ideas. A scene with this few venues can be kinda tricky, but we’ll help in any way we can.
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Before I talk about the actual show, I’d like to say this:
I’ve been going to Gathering Place shows for a handful of months now, and though I feel sorta old and creepy as a 30 YR old man surrounded by high school kids, I also feel consistently impressed by the scene that this one venue and handful of kids have managed to build in a year’s time. There are not only new fledgling fans, but a handful of young, up-and-coming bands that EXIST due to having their eyes opened to local music, punk, rock and metal, by this small, grassroots operation. This is the sort of place that Eugene/Springfield has needed for quite some time, and I’d just like to applaud these kids for what they are doing for local music. Keep in the loop about Gathering Place Events here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/163287947119431/
Alrighty. Still with me? Let’s do this article thing.
Nearly two weeks ago (because Exiled is a powerful mighty snail of local media) I had a sweaty, sticky, ear-drum-shattering good time at the Gathering Place, and got to catch 3 acts I’d never seen before, Catch Hell, Stress Relief, & Rape Revenge.
Catch Hell, somewhat new to the area, is a 3 piece pop/punk/ska monster that’s set up shop right here in our back yard (“Not in MY back yard!!”)*. Summoning skate-punk demons from Millencolin to Fenix TX, these guys pack an energetic albeit reasonably friendly punch that feels like a kick in the teeth, with a pair of vans… or chuck taylors? Either way, they’d fit right in on a Fat Wreck mixtape played at a drunken summer BBQ full of YR closest friends, and that girl you’ve been trying to talk to since freshman year. Unless of course, it’s your freshman year now, in which case, dude… just talk to her already.
Stress Relief (Redding, CA) came on next and smashed the crowd in the face with a fast, brutal, fast, agressive, generally fast (no really, like 10 minutes, fast) set of brutal, hardcore, straight-edge-gut-punchers and face-melters (Ending before I knew what hit me, or that I’d missed my window to shoot some video). It was one of those sets where you can’t tell if the crowd is engulfing the band or vice versa. The kind where you feel guilty walking away unscathed. Fucking epic.
Continuing the trend of smashing things to pieces was Rape Revenge (Alberta, Canada). Being a feminist, vegan, queer, straight edge band means having not only a lot to be upset/feel strongly about, but having a fuck of a lot to say. Loudly. The intensity of this band (even with a flu-ridden vocalist, not that we would have known, she shrieked, growled and barked relentlessly) matched the intensity of their lyrical content/ideas. True art challenges the audience to stop and think, and, in the best cases, debate, argue, and *gasp* maybe even learn. Learn more and listen at their tumblr http://raperevengeband.tumblr.com/
Strength Inside followed with their usual brand of hardcore with a genuine personal/emotional side. Stephen Klabo, already known for his tendency to share stories of personal loss, growth, and learning from stage, opened the set by thanking booker/Get Wise frontman Peter Morse (who is stepping down from booking for the time being) for his contributions to the local scene, in no uncertain terms, getting Klabo himself involved/interested in hardcore music. It was a rare moment of public acknowledgement of one of the pillars of our local scene, and made me a little misty eyed, to be honest. I learned earlier today that Strength Inside is on a bit of a hiatus, reworking the lineup amongst other things. In the meantime, Klabo has taken over a portion of booking at The Gathering place, so we can definitely expect to see more sick hardcore shows, and hopefully Strength Inside will return, bigger, badder, and… uhm… Strengthier. Keep YR chins up, gentlemen.
Sadly, after all that Peter Morse uptalk, my ride was leaving before Pete’s band, Get Wise went on (curse my lacking mobility!!) and I wound up having to miss em. Next time, man, sorry :(
Catch Hell: https://www.facebook.com/CatchHellBand
Stress Relief: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stress-Relief/178943512123652
Rape Revenge: http://raperevengeband.tumblr.com/
Strength Inside: https://www.facebook.com/pages/STRENGTH-INSIDE/350883394934287
Get Wise: https://www.facebook.com/finalapproach541
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*Cool it, shitty-neighbor-Steve.