Photos from Night Two of Noise Floor Weekend at the Worthen House, featuring Garbage Point, The Natural Disasters, Mickey Rickshaw, and more.
The night was far younger than we realized. Someone invited us to have a drink at Wild Bill’s, which a local would later call “the last real place in Memphis.”
Memphis is a city with a rich musical tradition and Eric Gales both acknowledged and embraced that tradition when he came home to play Minglewood Hall.
The ending of Wayne Kramer’s first show in New York in ten years should have been awesome. Instead, when the cry of “it’s time to kick out the jams motherfuckas!!!” rang out, it just felt out of place. And that was a good thing.
One fan passed judgment saying, “That’s the most metal thing ever.” He wasn’t referring to the pools of fake blood, or the vivisections of Christ and Hitler. He was referring to the arrival of the FDNY after GWAR’s set.
Janelle Monae capped off the second day of the festival for the concrete half of the park. Her Red Stage grounds included the FreeCycle BMX quarter-pipe, the skate park, and most of the other interesting parts of the festival.
By the end of the Unstoppable Death Machines’ show the crowd in the mosh pit had been whirling and flailing for almost an hour. Then one shirtless mosher jumped on the back of another and this happened: