D-Day at New York Pizza: Dumpster, DickWolf, Dread Fabrik

Apr 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Entertainment, Sounds

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De Äter Sin Egen Gud (or “They Eat Their Own God” on most days), from Columbia, SC opened the show (Russ from Dread Fabrik filled-in on bass.)

Then came a two-shot round of a dynamic duo bands: Dumpster and Dickwolf. This couple of couples are two Greensboro bands in my top 5 acts YOU MUST SEE.

Seriously, they’re like run-over-an-old-lady-so-you’re-not-late kind of good. [Was that a bit extreme?] Whatever, point is – they rule.

Dumpster features Jeff Gordon (no, not THAT Jeff Gordon… [or the other Jeff Gordon he is often mistaken for]) on guitar and Stephanie Poole on drums. Poole is a powerhouse and Gordon brings the fuzz. It’s a space opera with Shonen Knife covers. They’re young and vivacious. Check. Them. Out.

Forged from the wake of Walking Dead, the elusive Dickwolf is a mighty creature. Taco parties fuel the Dickwolf howl of “thrash metal with pop punk tendencies” (or perhaps, the other way around?) Eitherway, there’s no NewFoundGlory pop punk in Dickwolf (which runs toward the 1980’s vein of the genre.) That night, their rad rendition of Lamar Vanoy by Bouncing Souls procured a nice little sing-a-long from the crowd  (although their cover of “Cheer” by the Descendents at a recent Dogwood show STAYS stuck in my head.)

Dread Fabrik wound-down the night with enthusiasm and crowd surfing. Comprised of members from Big Attack, (most of) the dudes in Dread Fabrik are recent Greensborians-by-way-of-Philadelphia. Punchy and political, Dread Fabrik looks to ignite the revolution. They totally dropped a few bombs on New York Pizza in the process.

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