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SmashCrashBash!! returns to the Half Moon in Hudson, NY, on October 3 with THE VIRGINIA GENTLEMEN and HILL HAINTS! Friday, October 5 / 9pm doors / $6 The Half Moon, 48 S. Front St., Hudson, NY 12534 (518) 822-1913 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Half-Moon-Saloon/111695405535744 New York punk quartet the Virginia Gentlemen and Massachusetts garage trio Hill Haints will perform at the 12th installment of SmashCrashBash!!, a semi-regular, rock ’n’ roll-themed party at the Half Moon in Hudson, NY, on Friday, October 5, beginning at 9pm. SmashCrashBash!! features live performances by the tops in totally rockin’, hand-picked touring bands and DJs spinning the best in punk, garage, vintage glam, rock ’n’ roll, and old-school R&B for your dancing and screaming pleasure. The Virginia Gentlemen (not to be confused the collegiate a capella group of the same name) are from New York and feature members of Born Loose, the Jacked Bennies, and the Candy Snatchers. Their raw, snotty punk recalls those bands and older greats like Crime and the Pagans. https://www.facebook.com/groups/508988629230171/ Hill Haints hail from North Adams, MA, and break the current Berkshires roots-folk mold by kicking out trashy basement noise descended from ’80s post punk and hardcore, ’70s New York, and ’60s garage-psych. https://www.facebook.com/hillhaints DJing at the October 3 blast will be Sean McDevitt (Retouch Records) and Peter Aaron (WGXC’s “The PA System,” the Chrome Cranks). SmashCrashBash!! is the loudest, best, rowdiest—and only—real rock ’n’ roll party in the Hudson Valley. See ya there!
Free all-ages concerts by awesome local bands in the garage at the Main Library (off Elk Street)! All shows take place on Friday evenings from 6 to 8 pm
Sounds Like: EX-CULT, OBN III's
Manager: Mr. S. Whiskers
Crawling out of the hills of New England the Hill Haints stand ready to bring a sonic assault to good little boys and girls everywhere.
Born out of a desperation particular to autumn in New England the trio gathered over a bonfire, burned wood along with their hopes and dreams and decided to ...See Full Bio
“... Hill Haints played a short set of highly energetic punk songs with vocal and guitar distortion that sounded like a low-fi album brought to life. Their throwback to the familiar sounds of The Saints and The Wipers, with subtle hints of Bauhaus and Joy Division, was powerful and incredibly dynamic, and got many people in the audience dancing about the space. With only four songs out at the moment, this band has serious potential in the Western Mass. punk scene – they do retro well without going overboard, and contain just enough grit and thrash to make things interesting, but not unlistenable.”