• New Bomb Turks

    New Bomb Turks

    Born Loose, Nervosas

    Sat, January 18, 2014

    Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

    The Bell House

    Brooklyn, New York


    Off Sale

    This event is 21 and over

    New Bomb Turks
    New Bomb Turks
    The New Bomb Turks are a garage punk band from Columbus, Ohio. The founding members are Jim Weber, Eric Davidson, Bill Randt, and Matt Reber. Sam Brown replaced Bill Randt on drums in 1999. Early on their inspiration came from the Devil Dogs, Lazy Cowgirls, Union Carbide Productions, Didjits, and the Fluid. Musically, they are akin to The Saints, Dead Boys, The Pagans,The Sonics or the Troggs. Their lyrics are generally witty and humorous, but have serious themes beneath their sophomorish hooks.

    The New Bomb Turks have released ten full-length LPs, two EPs, and over twenty singles, some of which contain songs not available elsewhere. Their early recordings appear on the Datapanik, Sympathy For The Record Industry, Get Hip and Bag of Hammers labels. Crypt Records signed the band and released !!Destroy Oh-Boy!!, Information Highway Revisited, and Pissing Out The Poison. Then Epitaph Records signed them and released LPs Scared Straight, At Rope's End and Nightmare Scenario. Gearhead Records released their next album, The Night Before the Day the Earth Stood Still. The band also released three b-side and outtakes compilations: Pissing Out the Poison, The Big Combo, and Switchblade Tongues & Butterknife Brains.

    As of 2005, the New Bomb Turks have slowed down their touring and recording in order to pursue other interests. Guitarist Jim Weber, for example, is now a 10th and 11th grade English teacher at Hilliard Davidson High School. The band's name refers to the main character (Newbomb Turk) in the 1980 film "The Hollywood Knights", played by Robert Wuhl
    Born Loose
    Born Loose
    Born Loose is the brain child of The Candy Snatchers’ Larry May and Suke, as well as Shane Konen from Live Ones and Eric Robel from Nova Express, and they're here to kick up a shitstorm of punked up garage tinged rock 'n' roll with their self titled album on Drug Front Records.
    From the amped up opener of 'Step Up To the Plate (Be a Runaway)' right through to 'Bobo Blues' this is pretty much full on. The rage is however temporarily put on hold for the laid back 'China Bus Express' with it's swagger and catchy gang vocal chorus it's a nice sidestep and a pretty decent tune too.
    'Heart Attack' is back on it though with a great dirty riff scuffing over a solid beat and some mean screams from Larry May. 'House Of Creeps' is built around a nasty riff and funky drumming, and textured with some cool organ and percussion whilst May goes hoarse as he spits out some pretty mean lyrics, this really is a great tune by anyone's standard.
    'Folds Of The Flesh' is more of the same as Born Loose know their way around a punk rock n roll tune and clearly have the chops to knock out an album packed to the gills of dirty rock as 'Fat Chance' will clearly testify!
    The band add some Dwarves style potty mouth to proceedings on the (not so) subtle 'Sugar Pussy' and give the likes of Nashville Pussy a run for their funky hard rockin asses on 'Dumbass Avenue' as they blend a bit of MC5 with the punk and hard rock, and “hey presto” as if by magic we've got ourselves this high octane noise that sounds oh so good yet feels oh so wrong.
    To take this baby home we've the more subtle 'Bobo Blues' that feels like a marathon clocking in at over five minutes.
    ‘Born Loose’ is a mighty fine album that keeps on giving with each repeated listen, now let’s hope that Born Loose isn't a one off and we get some more of this dirty bad boy rock 'n' roll because I like it. No…wait… scrub that…. I love it! and the final minute of 'Bobo Blues' just about sums it up - wild , reckless, horn honkin', rock 'n' roll - fantastic!
    Dom Daley- Uber Rock
    Far too often, self-described "post-punk" is just dull indie rock with post-modern pretensions. Sorry: not my cup of tea (and I do enjoy tea!). My idea of post-punk is full-bore punk rock that happens to lean in an arty direction. I don't hear nearly enough of that sort of thing. So when I stumble upon post-punk bands that genuinely get it right, I'm always thrilled. Columbus, Ohio's Nervosas draw from the kind of post-punk I can really get into (Wire, Wipers, Mission of Burma) and add the proverbial unique touch. Yes, sir: here's a band that's anything but dull! They've got the clanging guitars, chunky bass, gloomy undercurrents, and hyper-anxious vocals down pat. Clearly they've listened to all the right records, and from a musical standpoint the chemistry is impossible to deny. Most importantly, there's an urgency and manic desperation in this band's music that's quite rare in this genre. Here's a band that sounds exactly like its name, and that's freaking cool!

    Formed by Columbus couple Jeff Kleinman (vocals/bass) and Mickey Mocnik (guitar), Nervosas have released two full-length tapes and one 7". Thankfully, you can hear it all on the group's Bandcamp page. Latest full-length Descension (sounds like it should be a Joy Division album title!) is limited to 100 copies and surely deserves an exponentially larger audience than that. Powered by the dyanamo drumming of Nick Schuld, the first two tracks are veritable atomic bombs of art-punk. You'll search far and wide to find a better 1-2 punch to kick off an album than "Like Trash" and "APAB". And it's not like things go downhill after that, either. "Uncanny" might bring Greg Sage to tears of joy. The hard-hitting "Less Than Human" is what Fugazi would sound like if I actually liked Fugazi. "Waste of Time" and "x(n)" are so blazing and intense that they blur the lines between post-punk and hardcore/KBD. It's easy to overlook the songwriting because these three are so bang-on with "the sound". But ultimately, I think it's the superb quality of the material that really vaults this band to the head of the class. Best post-punk band I've heard in years. Check out Descension or be sorry! Faster and Louder
    Venue Information:
    The Bell House
    149 7th Street
    Brooklyn, New York, 11215