Sunday, November 21, 2010
The photographs and video above were taken by Nate Ling at The Dojo in Indianapolis. This show was fantastic. The scene in Indy is young and vibrant. A few years ago there was really no Indy scene to speak of. With the exception of some of Kurt Catalyst's endeavors, I couldn't have come up with any noteworthy bands since Hardball. Well, I guess living in the worst city in the country finally caught up with these kids because they've created a scene ex nihilo, and what a scene it is. They go off with reckless abandon. I saw multiple people dive off of a kid in a wheel chair. Wild. Noose played probably our best show ever while these freaks were pounding each other into the floorboards. Brotherhood was covered. We played with Picked Clean, Overpower, and Clean Slate; all the bands were good but Overpower was especially vicious. Look for their demo!
Here are links to video footage of our set (also taken by Nate Ling):
I (Bucky) have known Sean Youngblood since the late 90s or early 00s. I honestly can't remember when we first became acquainted...but I do remember going to Double Decker Records and purchasing the first release on Youngblood. The record in question is, of course, Rancor's classic Flip the Switch ep. Not long after that came the second press of Flip the Switch and the Bladecrasher ep. It was clear to me that Youngblood was becoming a label to watch out for. This intuition was cemented with the release of the seminal Memories of Tomorrow compilation.
Suffice it to say, I was very excited when Sean invited us play this year's Youngblood showcase. I was right to be excited. Noose played one of our best sets ever; there was an infectious energy in the room and we soaked it up. This was largely due to the presence of fifteen members of the Midwest Wolfpack, all of whom drove thirteen hours over night to mosh, dive, and sing along for Noose.
Noose covered two Confront songs (Our Fight and One Life Drug Free), the second of which was sung by Carlos of RazorXFade. Check them out here: http://www.last.fm/music/razorxfade
The rest of the showcase is a blur. All the bands were solid, but I was most impressed by Bad American, Stick Together, Police & Thieves, and No Tolerance. No Tolerance got the best reaction of the afternoon. They also covered "Our Fight" by Confront. Good taste.
After the showcase ended we drove through the night to Wheeling, WV. The next day we woke up bright and early to hit the Wheeling skatepark.