Coalesce / Daughters / See You Next Tuesday Knitting Factory, New York NY August 17

Coalesce / Daughters / See You Next Tuesday Knitting Factory, New York NY August 17
"We’re See You Next Tuesday, and we’re all gay according to Lambgoat.” Despite spawning a set-long assault of Lambgoat.com-related heckling, relative new schoolers See You Next Tuesday were a definite crowd-pleaser, warming up the tight confines of lower Manhattan’s Knitting Factory with their ADD-inspired grind, wrapping up a short set with "8 Dead, 9 If You Count The Fetus.” The always-bizarre and amazing Daughters followed, with singer Alexis Marshall doing his level best to rub spit in the face of anyone who didn’t move out of the way fast enough. Opening with "Fiery,” Daughters slipped four songs off of Canada Songs into their set, including "Fur Beach” and "I Slept With the Daughters…” After cries of "Play more Canada Songs!” Marshall responded with: "If you wanna hear Canada Songs, go home and put on the record. We already played all the good stuff off it.” The simple greeting "Hi, we’re Coalesce,” was enough for the by-then packed house, which erupted as soon as the opening riffs of "Have Patience” were ground out of guitarist Jes Steineger’s Stratocaster. Though vocalist Sean Ingram’s vocals were sometimes hard to hear above the cacophony, the crowd more than made up for it, as the band blazed through a career-spanning set list, including "Cowards.com,” "Blend As Well,” "One On the Ground” and "You Can’t Kill Us All.” In addition to showcasing both new songs from the Salt and Passage seven-inch — "Son of Man” and "I Am This” — Sean Ingram, assisted by a megaphone, remarked to the audience: "No one knows this, but we’re really a cover band,” which was followed by Coalesce breaking into covers of Fugazi and Janis Joplin’s "Voodoo Child” — both sounding fantastic after having been given sludgy, crushing makeovers. Closing the night with "73-C,” Coalesce proved that they haven’t yet let age dull their brutal edge, and New York was glad to welcome them back.