Now this is more like it. It’s not quite the black metal at the top of Satan’s playlist, but Unstoppable Death Machines is up there. This brain-addling noise-punk is powerful enough to puncture eardrums for miles.
Unstoppable Death Machines plays Union Hall on Friday, October 21 as part of the Tee Pee Records showcase.
Dead To Me has got California punk rock on lock. The band exudes the same devil-may-care attitude of punk legends like Black Flag or the Misfits. Mark your CMJ calendar if your hobbies include moshing and foul language.
Dead To Me plays Union Hall on Thursday, October 20 as part of the Fat Wreck Chords showcase.
The foursome of Deadbeat Darling loosely fits our “death” theme since deadbeats and dead dudes don’t do much of anything. But this Brooklyn band is fairly active, playing shows right up till its CMJ performance at Mercury Lounge, where these darlings will bring their dubbed-out indie rock to the masses.
Deadbeat Darling plays Mercury Lounge on Saturday, October 22.
Death Letters draws from influences all over. This bluesy number fuses the guitar-sliding power of George Thorogood with Jack White’s sheer volume. The band also draws on screamo groups we haven’t heard from since the whole “scene” collapsed half a decade ago.
Death Letters plays Local 269 on Wednesday, October 19 and the Delancey on Thursday, October 20 as part of the Dutch Impart Party.
The Death Set is very much alive, especially in this video. We won’t spoil the ending, but we’ll say an unusual diet has unusual results for this video’s hero. What could be more life affirming than eating? Warning, if you eat like this guy, it will eventually kill you.
The Death Set plays Studio At Webster Hall on Tuesday, October 18 as part of the Surprise Attack showcase.
Finally we have Deathrow Tull, which gives us not only the death theme but also a bonus pun on the Brit prog-rockers Jethro Tull. The ensemble blends electronica, rap and rock into a kind of urban sound stew. Heads up: This vid is NSFW for language.
Deathrow Tull plays Arlene’s Grocery on Tuesday, October 18 as part of the No Pulp showcase.