Guest Post: forgetters at Bell House 5/27/10
Punk royal Blake Schwarzenbach (Jawbreaker, Jets to Brazil, Thorns of Life) took the stage with drummer Kevin Mahon (Against Me!) and bassist Caroline Paquita (Bitchin’) as forgetters, a Brooklyn band deliciously reminiscent of Jawbreaker with plenty of its own personality and emotion to go on.
While no album has yet been released (word on the street is that the self released debut is forthcoming), restless enthusiasts may be familiar with many of the songs they played from the handful of bootlegged shows circulating the internet, some vestiges of Thorns of Life. “Not Funny,” “Vampire Lessons ” and “Oh Deadly Death,” in conjunction with new songs such as “Sirens,” made for an atmosphere charged with enthusiasm while simultaneously enraptured by Schwarzenbach’s presence and bands overall quality.
Quoting lines from Act I Scene V of Hamlet, Schwarzenbach kept the audience amused and impressed, at one point apologizing for seeming stern, and explaining that he was concentrating. This focus was apparent and appreciated, as the trio delivered a five-star show not to be forgotten.
Text by Inari Gallifrey. More photos by Mobius Strip after the jump.