Hardcore legends Negative Approach play their first ever Irish gig on July 13. Ever since seeing them tearing the place apart at the Melvins ATP, we’ve wanted to do a gig with them. Loose Nut are sadly breaking up, but have kindly agreed to do their last ever show at this, which is an honour for us. Rats Blood are also bringing the ruckus, It’s going to be some night
Negative Approach was born in Detroit, MI. in 1981 with John Brannon on vocals, OP Moore on drums, and Rob & Graham McCulloch playing guitar and bass, respectively. They released one ten song 7” and a full length (both on Touch and Go) before disbanding in 1985. John Brannon went on to form Laughing Hyenas. Negative Approach’s minimalist (read: 30 second songs) and aggressive brand of punk inspired countless hardcore bands around the globe. Their classic LP, Tied Down, is still in print and considered paramount by most any hardcore abecedarian
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AFTER THE GIG:
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue (FREE ENTRY, 12am).