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Reviews, Comments & Other Putdowns for this event (by Ray)

I had recently discovered two of these three bands and was excited for the show. I was also excited at the fact that The Knitting Factory allows cameras into the venue. I went down there with my Canon 20D and a rather slow lens as it was all I had at the time. I was just getting to know the differences between ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed and was still trying to piece it all together. The photos shown above are what I came up with that night…

  • Venue Review - Knitting Factory: Good venue, decent sound and very cool that they allow cameras. As of 2010 I don’t think they are open anymore. Their website states that they are in the process of moving…

  • Butcher: I knew nothing of this band going in. I found them to be a little slow but a good opener for the show. The stage was extremely dark so most of the photos turned out either dark or a little blurred.
  • UPDATE: This band broke up in July of 2009 but they still have some music to hear at:

  • Zombi: This duo make a great horror music soundtrack. You just need to hear them to get it. I suggest checking out their “Cosmos” release first. As far as the show goes, the music was great! I, however, am not a fan of 2-piece bands. I get very bored with watching 2 guys; usually one is on drums and the other is fumbling around with a laptop, bass, keyboards and or guitar. I don’t know, I just find the whole experience boring. I can’t say enough about their music though – please check them out.

  • Isis: My friend Ross turned me on to these guys by letting me listen to their Panopticon release and I have been hooked ever since. They have quite a few releases out there so check them out. I dig these guys about as much as I like Mogwai, which is quite a bit. Isis is a little heavier than Mogwai but I get the same inner-feeling when I listen to both bands. Isis is sort of a combination of Neurosis and Mogwai. Support these guys as they are definitely not a part of the large record company marketing crap that gets churned out for middle-America Wal-Mart shoppers on a daily basis. These guys are the real deal.

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