Anyone that reads this page regularly, or even my in-print writing gig, should know that the only show I’m concerned about this week at all is the final reunion of Atlanta legends Neon Christ. I’ve been over my whole intensely felt excitement about them here and here so I don’t really have to go too deeply into yet again. Suffice it to say that news of their performance at the Ratlanta Punk Fest on Saturday, February 2 was enough for me to clear my calender of anything else that was going on.
This is the last time Neon Christ will play. Although only existing initially for three years (1983-1986) Neon Christ has continued to be spoken of in tones that border on reverence (admittedly, by me, too.) Their final set will likely be played to a crowd that was, largely, not even born by the time they broke up. Some might say their brand of hard-won hardcore will be wasted on a crowd nurtured by easily available rebellion and, really, that’s bullshit. Quality resonates with anyone inclined to pay attention. And this weekend, in the middle of Lawrenceville, GA, the highest quality show in the South East will happen. I’ll be there. Will you?
MP3: Neon Christ-The Knife That Cuts So Deep
MP3: Neon Christ-Doom
MP3: Neon Christ-Neon Christ
Please visit the Ratlanta Punk Fest MySpace page and check out all the other bands playing.
Directions To The Treehouse:
Address: 100 Hurricane Shoals Road Suites P & O, Lawrenceville, Ga 30045
If you’re coming from the Atlanta area, then just get on 85 North – Take exit 106 which is 316 – Turn right at the first light (Collins Hill Road) – Turn right at the second light (Hurricane Shoals Rd) and The Treehouse is BEHIND the first shopping center on the left. there is no sign from the street. If you’re coming from Athens head up 316 and turn LEFT at Collins Hill Road. Then follow the directions above.
yes, this is a very important show for gordon, as this is his annual masturbation fest weekend, and he’s actually putting that off till next weekend. have fun at neon christ gordon, and don’t hurt go hurting your arms in the mosh pit.
And, conversely, Mike will spend this weekend curled up with his blankie, drinking from a sippy-cup and eating Lorna Doons while watching his Sigfried & Roy DVDs.
you know, almost all of that except the dvd part could actually happen, but on a serious note, make sure to eat something before you go to the show, don’t want you passing out in the pit like you did at that offspring show back in 1996 that you were telling me about.
Or like that time you passed out at your boyfriends house during Thanksgiving because there were two kinds of pie. You nearly died of excitement!
i’d rather be excited about pie, than the offspring, also i might like pie, but you are the one with all the cake albums and singles in your collection. go the distance gordon, go the distance. and the only other thanksgiving i went to besides my parents was the lamb family thanksgiving, so what are trying to say?
Have you sold your Hootie CDs yet? Or are you saving them for their reunion so you can show your old-school ‘cred’?
you know i haven’t sold them yet, you borrowed them ages ago to have the booklets blown up into laminated posters to put above your bed, you also took my autographed copy to the tattoo place to get the darius signature tattoo you have been talking about getting forever, it goes well with the spin doctors ink you got spring break 93.
First, that was on a dare. Second, yous till ow me for that time you borrowed $500 from me so you could travel around and see Phish up and down the coast. You said you were gonna make it back by selling falafel sandwiches but I’ve yet to see one red cent.
yeah well, i think you forgot that you told me never mind the 500 bucks after you won that frisbee golf tournament with your old frat brothers, and i wasn’t following phish, i said i needed 500 bucks for a game of high stakes go fish.
That wasn’t ultimate frisbee it was was ultimate fighting. Remember? I hired you and your dance troupe to build the cage but you built it like a go-go cage and it wasn’t usable so we just put you inc charge of making coffee and funnel cake instead?
actually if i remember correctly the go-go cage was to your exact drawing, and it was ultimate cock-fighting (but there weren’t any chickens). i soon understood the meaning when you and your friends from your jazzersize class all showed up bondage gear. also you guy didn’t even drink the coffee, you just used it for your coffee enemas, and at that point i left, so i have no idea what happened to the funnel cakes, except that you funneled them down your pie-hole.
You’re taking this act on tour, right?
This conversation is ending starting right now.
OMG that shit was hilarious, thanks for making my workday brighter and funnier.
Best web fight ever.
What a bunch of motards! 😉
I will say three things about this show. First off, Gordon was 100% right about this being an wise show to be excited about. As somebody who was weened on mid-80’s hardcore, it was like I was sent back in time 20 years. So fucking good. Secondly, Gordon blew it and missed Government Warning by “writing” for the “Flagpole” or “working” for the “university” or some other “stupid shit” instead. Fucking lame excuse, Gordo. Thirdly, I personally witnessed Gordon in the pit during Neon Christ’s set. I would’ve participated, but being married to a lawyer has sucked all of the fun out of doing such dangerous things in my life. Finally, I should add that excluding old farts like Gordon and myself, the average age in the room was around 17 and it was completely inspiring.
He’s, right, folks. This show was perfect. P-e-r-f-e-c-t!
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