2012 finds the band Kittie celebrating sixteen years of Metal existence in terms of touring, music and just making an impact on the lives of their ardent fans and tonight their tour would hit New York City. The package would also feature Blackguard, The Agonist and Bonded By Blood and would continue to support the girls latest release “I’ve Failed You”, their sixth full-length album. Having enjoyed Kittie in concert over the last few years of running this PiercingMetal site, I opted to check them out as opposed to seeing Destruction or Steel Panther who both had gigs in very close proximity. To see how the show went down just click the bands logo below, but then come back to the blog to enjoy some of the side images that I am only presenting in the blog posting.
Here’s the venue marquee. Had to shoot this one in some light as the show was starting on the early side and I wanted to see all of the bands perform.
Let’s take a look at the various coolness that was available at the merchandise tables this evening. I will start out with what Blackguard had for you to peruse. We first find the bands drummer Justine “The Queen Drum Machine” Ethier just chilling out. She never hesitates to give us the thumbs up and don’t you worry, we are fans of hers as well.
Here’s a cool poster of the band and of course their CD’s. It’s kind of interesting to see how every member is shown except Kim who left the group in the middle of last year. He is being blocked by ear plugs.
Here we have beer cozies, stickers, patches, guitar pick earrings, keychains and bottle openers. Oh yes and buttons. Whew.
I know the band is now signed to Victory Records, so I hope there they provide enough funds for the band to do a new album. Either way I do know that the band needs road cash. Gas is expensive and getting from town to town to town as often as Blackguard does will not be a cheap endeavor.
The guys in Bonded By Blood had a small table off to the side but a number of cool shirts, releases and buttons to choose from. Dig it.
Here is the rest of their wares…
Sliding over to The Agonist merchandise now here is their display….
Here are some posters, artwork and download cards to get your digital copy of the album on the day it releases.
Given the price of gasoline in the USA these days, it does not surprise me to see this on the merchandise stand. Yes, the bands are paying for their own gas in most scenarios. Feel free to help in the efforts to keep the van a rolling.
And last but certainly not least here are a few of the things we found being sold at the Kittie table. Shirts and panties but no music was on hand. My guess is that with only a few days left on the tour that they had sold it all out.
I was surprised that no logo only shirts were on hand. I tend to go for those the most myself. I did however like the I <3 Kittie one a bit though.
When it’s possible to share the visual with you all, I like to snap some images of the various effects we see on the stage. I know we have a lot of burgeoning players out there who admire these Metal providers and they always seem keen on knowing what the bands use to do their stuff. Here are the two effects that the lovely Miss Morgan Lander was using.
Next up the drum kit of Dangerous Mercedes Lander. This is a smaller kit than I remember her using. I guess she now prefers a scaled down approach. To each their own right? I hope she moves back to the physical second bass drum since its impressive looking onstage as well.
I didn’t manage to get what Tara was using for some reason but here is Trish’s bass cabinet. It has what I believe to be some Korean writing on it. If you can read it please let us know.
That’s all we have here in the blog for the show. Hope you enjoyed the full on concert report and galleries of photographs on the main site. Remember you can access that by clicking the logo at the top of this posting.