Top five shows of the weekend

Cro-Mags-4_652x3675) Weird Womb Record Release w/ Slavve, Tape Deck Mountain, Gondoliers at Shea Stadium
Anybody who was lucky enough to catch Titus Andronicus ripping through a free Newcastle-fueled set at Cake Shop on Monday night, was also hopefully smart enough to catch Weird Womb and their scuzzy collection of In Utero-indebted Anthems, which set the evening off on the appropriately raucous sneaker. That was just a throat-clearer, however, as the local punks are set to hit Shea Stadium tonight to celebrate the release of their new record, Laziness, with Slavve and Tape Deck Mountain. If you know Shea Stadium, then you already know what this is all about—supporting the Brooklyn DIY scene, killer bands, social right of passage blah, blah. If not, well, then this is the perfect way to find out.

Friday, doors at 7pm

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Fucked Up, Cro Mags and others played House of Vans

Last night Cro-Mags, Fucked Up, Screaming Females and Pissed Jeans played a free admission show at House of Vans in Brooklyn. It was a dripping wet show all around, starting with a torrential downpour that hit a couple of thousand kids outside shortly before doors opened at 7pm. Once inside the drenched show goers were greeted by sauna like conditions. Condensation was dripping from the ceiling while a band had yet to set foot onto the stage. Corporate sponsorship or not, it was a kick ass Brooklyn style warehouse summer show. Personally, I take this over any sterile Bowery Presents event any day. Shit was raw and messy, the way these things need to be. Footage of Cro-Mags, Fucked Up and Pissed Jeans is below. Screaming Females we unfortunately missed as we had to grab a bite outside.

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