Gouge Away and Drug Church played Great Scott – 11/27
Punks from opposite ends of the east coast – Fort Lauderdale’s Gouge Away and Albany’s Drug Church – teamed up for a sold-out Tuesday night rager at Great Scott last week with support from Seattle’s New Gods.
You might recall that Gouge Away were in town not so long ago with Culture Abuse, but that was no excuse to miss them on another killer double bill. September’s Burnt Sugar – which welcomes a heavier noise-rock influence into the band’s hardcore heart – remains one of the year’s standout releases in its field, and they’re a total force live.
Drug Church frontman Patrick Kindlon has been no stranger to Boston this year either, gracing the Great Scott stage at the helm of Self Defense Family back in May. Whereas that show wore a contemplative air, there was little time to contemplate anything other than dodging the next stagediver during Drug Church’s raucous set in support of their also-excellent new LP Cheer.
Openers Seattle’s New Gods, hailing from their namesake city, trafficked in grungy noise rock sold on personality and hair-whips.
Check out a gallery from the whole show below (and try to guess which stagediver I failed to dodge).