It's been a while since anyone updated this blog. Noose is a band made up of actual humans so our internet presence is never going to be all that significant. The only reason we have a face-book is because a kid who likes our band made it for us and then gave me administrator status.
Anyway, we have played four shows since the last update:
1. 7/22/11- Ryan's house in Thousand Oaks, CA. This show was awesome. Ryan is awesome. We played the practice space connected to his house as a kind of "warm up" for S & F. There were maybe thirty people piled into a very tiny room. We played perfectly. Unfortunately, the show got shut down by the police after we played.
2.7/23/11- Sound and Fury Fest in Santa Barbara, CA. The fest was an experience. Joey deserves lots of credit for managing to set this thing up. We opened by totally butchering a Chorus cover, but recovered to play a half-decent set. We got a reaction from those who were there to see us but, overall, this was not our kind of crowd. I'm grateful we had the opportunity to play, but this year's S & F seemed to me to be populated mostly by tourist bros looking to do a little moshing in between their drinking, grilling, and bridge nine board posting and actual children who have never heard the Antidote 7".
3. 8/14/11- w/Punch in a Chicago Basement. This show was full of posers and Muppets. A woman brought her child up front, inhibiting the mosh. Many hand-rolled cigarettes were smoked. Punch is OK but their fanbase is not interested in hardcore. They're interested in "empowerment"...typical house white politics. The people who were at this show are now busy occupying wall street while eating white castle. Fuck Art.
4. 9/24/11- React! Showcase at 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley, CA. Our best show of the last six months. We were tight, people moshed hard, and a dude smashed a painting during "Fuck Art." What more can you say?
In other news, we have a new record coming out shortly. Pre-Order it from React! here: http://www.itstimetoreact.com/store/
A record release show will take place some time before the end of 2011.
We have a show in Elgin on 11/15/11. Check the details here:http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=158008354291316