Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Metal vs. Punk II (?!?)

File this under: my book is but the crest of a wave...

The Middle East Nightclub in Cambridge, MA is readying for an event of clearly epic proportions: an evening called, Metal vs. Punk II, apparently the second (annual?) evening devoted to pitting punk and metal bands against one another to see which genre reigns supreme. My only question is: why the fuck didn't I think of this first? Apart from the fact that I'm not a concert promoter, of course.

Here's a link to a listing and lineup; check the photos, quite hilarious. And the guy on the right (the metal guy) almost kinda looks a little like me, except for the spikes.


  1. I think it would be fun to have a contest at the show: guess whether this name is a punk or metal band.

    I also like how the Herald's blogger calls himself "the Northeast's preeminent David Lee Roth scholar." Funnier than the photos!

  2. I hadn't even noticed the David Lee Roth thing - that is funny.

    Band names are a definite point of interest where genre is concerned. I've always thought it peculiar that the leading metal/punk crossover bands of the '80s all had initials as names (S.O.D., D.R.I., C.O.C.), like their identity was partly left for the audience to fill in the blanks.