ATP AP Day 1: Shellac Charges Out Of The Gate

Photo by Chris Rotolo (Steve Albini @ ATP AP)

At 8:30 p.m. on Friday evening, without so much as a warning or pre set tuning session, Steve Albini and Bob Weston charged out of the shadows and ripped into Shellac’s Grungey opening salvo “Canada,” much to the delight of the audience whose delayed savage-like wails acted as evidence that they too had their backs turned to the Convention Hall’s stage, as the Chicago-based Punk heroes unexpectedly delivered a bone quaking hip check.

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The 14-song set commenced with a white spotlight shone upon stick wielder, and possible descendent of Gorillaz Stuart “2D” Pot, Todd Trainer performing a drum solo upon a depleting kit continually being broken down by his band mates until all that was left to bang upon was a single snare, which Trainer hoisted up above for all the congregation to behold…it was a total Rafiki and Cymba moment for the hipster elite.

Shellac Setlist:

  1. Canada
  2. Steady As She Goes
  3. My Back Ass
  4. New Song
  5. Ghosts
  6. Squirrel Song
  7. Riding Bikes (New Song)
  8. Copper
  9. Killers
  10. Wingwalker
  11. The End Of Radio
  12. Prayer To God
  13. Crow
  14. Spoke

About rote7123

Chris graduated from The College Of New Jersey in May 2011 with a Bachelor Degree in Journalism and Professional Writing, as well as a degree in Communication Studies. He has held down a position in the Asbury Park Press’ Sports Department since September of 2010 and is a contributor to the outlet's Arts & Entertainment section, and has contributed to The Aquarian Weekly all while being the sole operator of Asbury Park's premier music news outlet Speak Into My Good Eye.
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