DIY punk rock bands Illegal Drugs and Predator are organizing a pre-Halloween Halloween show at Murmur! These bands are soaking wet with the do-it-yourself-with-community ethos of independent labels, living room recordings, and house shows. We’re excited to add our 100 Broad St space to this repertoire. Join in this Friday from 8 – 11 pm. $5 suggested donation.
Punk rock is best when it strives to be more than blood, sweat and three noisy chords. Such is the case with Predator, the hard-hitting trio of Brannon Greene (guitar/vocals), Mike Beavers (bass/vocals) and John Necro (drums). In less than a year, the group’s perfected a balance of pummeling drums, distorted bass chops, motorik guitar hooks, and dual vocals that strike with visceral grit and minimalism. – Chad Radford, Creative Loafing
The familiar faces of John Robinson (Turf War), Joe Hardwick (Acid Freaks), and Shane Patrick (Hawks) will soon bring a fresh, dark punk sound to local clubs as Illegal Drugs. [Their] tracks are marked by a D.I.Y. take on the Gun Club’s guitar slinging, with a touch of Killing Joke darkness. – Bobby Moore, Creative Loafing