Damian Abraham

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    5 Craziest Things Fucked Up Vocalist Damian Abraham Has Ever Done

    There will be fewer raucous ways to enjoy some live music Friday night than running over to the Bowery Ballroom to catch riotous Toronto hardcore sextet Fucked Up. Stories of the band's onstage wrecking sprees are legendary and well-documented, but at the heart of all the insanity is vocalist Damian ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2014

    The Final Days of 285 Kent - White Lung, Diiv, Fucked Up - 1/19/14

    Same As: It Ever Was The internet bubble in which I live had me convinced that last night, the farewell show of Williamsburg venue 285 Kent was an Event. In case you, a person who reads about the New York Music Scene, somehow failed to hear about this Event, it was the closing of a venue that meant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Orion Festival In Photos: The Bands, The Scene, And The "Potato Tornado"

    I spent the past two days at Atlantic City's Bader Field, which played host to the inaugural Orion Music More Festival, a two-day "music, arts and lifestyle" bonanza put together by the thrash kings in Metallica. It was pretty great all around—James Hetfield kept referring to the bash as a " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    How Not To Write About Female Musicians: A Handy Guide

    ​Maybe it's all that misguided Year of the Woman chatter that dominated year-end roundups, or the slow, agonizing creep of Fashion Week, or the coming apocalypse, but hoo boy has there been a lot of terrible writing about female musicians in the past few weeks. The latest offender is the New Y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2011

    Live: Gene Ween Gets Somber And Silly At Brooklyn Bowl

    ​Gene Ween Brooklyn Bowl Saturday, December 3 Better than: An acoustic show directly under the J train. They don't come much more underrated than Aaron Freeman, who performed a solo show under his usual nom de plume, Gene Ween, amid the clatter of falling pins at Brooklyn Bowl on Saturda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Live: Fucked Up Bring David To Life At (Le) Poisson Rouge

    ​Fucked Up Presents David Comes to Life (le) poisson rouge Monday, November 14 Better than: That start-to-finish performance of Pocket Full of Kryptonite at Brooklyn Bowl last month. It took all of about 40 minutes—or, considering the context, until the end of Side B—for Damian " ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 14, 2011


    Fucked Up's name says it all

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Live: Fucked Up, JEFF The Brotherhood, And Iceage Sweat It Out

    ​ Fucked Up w/JEFF the Brotherhood, Iceage 285 Kent Ave Saturday, June 25 Better than: Seeing Fucked Up at, say, Terminal 5. After playing the middle slot between two legends of indie in a cavernous Manhattan concert hall this past Thursday, Fucked Up shared Saturday night's bill at the Will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    This Weekend In New York: Florence Welch And A Perpetual Sweat Machine

    ​ In Waste Of Paint, our writer/artist team of Jamie Peck and Debbie Allen will review goings-on about town in words and images. This past Saturday was Debbie's birthday, and what better way to spend one's birthday weekend than with punk rock, cheap beer, and a nice, intense, purifying shvitz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Live: Getting The Warm And Fuzzies With Dinosaur Jr.

    Dinosaur Jr., Fucked Up, Off Terminal 5 Thursday, June 23 Better than: You and your friends sitting around, telling each other how much you appreciate each other. Keith Morris is a founding member of both Black Flag and The Circle Jerks, the co-author of a song called "World Up My Ass," and a pi ... More >>

  • Music

    June 15, 2011

    Fucked Up's Bullet in a Neon Bible

    The triumphant David Comes to Life storms the suburbs

  • Voice Choices

    February 2, 2011


    Cupcakes and Fucked Up—what could be better?

  • Voice Choices

    February 2, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    The Best Of The #FatIndieBands Hashtag

    Well, "best" is probably a misnomer here, as we slept through the glory days of the #FatIndieBands hashtag, which seems to have raged all night. But it's still going pretty strong--even M.I.A. got involved! As always, points were awarded to audacity, creativity, and how profoundly the target needed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    The Faces of All Tomorrow's Parties New York 2010

    all photos by Per Billgren This past weekend in Monticello, New York the third annual All Tomorrow's Parties New York took place. Here are some snapshots of the people we met.

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Q&A: Against Me!'s Tom Gabel on Anarchists, Anti-Abortion Billboards, Alternative Press Magazine

    tkTom is the one in black. Against Me! leader Tom Gabel is the sort of lyricist that can't stop himself from contemplating the folly of Robert McNamara's foreign policy decisions mid-song, and he's the sort of singer that can find a way to make the former Secretary of Defense's quirky name positive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Week in Review: A Safe Atmosphere

    Those flower pots aren't going to replace themselves. Photo by Rebecca Smeyne​In the week that 25,000 people converged on a South Street Seaport venue meant for only about 10,000, were denied a free Drake concert, and promptly began rioting, we dodged metal chairs, watched as Police Commission ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Fucked Up's Pink Eyes Naked: Infinitely More Rewarding than Lindsay Lohan Nude Pix

    Santiago Felipe​When 300 pounds of perspiring flesh take the stage to recite the lyrics of a band the New York Times refuses to pronounce, reverse psychology occurs. To alleviate our fear of what is, by any standard, a very large man, we flip the classic stage fright device-- "picture your aud ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Tonight! Dre Day, Mumford and Sons, Fool's Gold, Fucked Up, Kurt Vile, Dan Black, Free Blood, and the Growlers

    Fool's Gold, rocking the West Side​Arguably more significant than Valentine's Day, the third-annual Dre Day will commence at the Music Hall of Williamsburg: Let us gather, celebrate the life and times of Mr. Andre Young, and pray Detox into existence. Instead of mourning your inability to snea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    A Fucked Up Diss Song Targeted at Sonic Youth Exists, Is Called "Cranking To Sonic Youth"

    We're gonna explain who this mischievous dude is in a second. His name is Ben Rayner. Photo via Vice.​Some backstory here: At last year's ATP New York, VBS.TV's Ian Svenonius goaded Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon to uncharacteristically attack their labelmates and fellow punk rock ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Today Is the Day Fucked Up's "Do They Know It's Christmas" Cover Arrives

    ​The first and hopefully last time we'll spend a morning typing "Do They Know It's Christmas" into iTunes. Matador promises that the long awaited Band Aid cover, featuring what Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham described to Pitchfork as "the best and the worst of the music industry," will hit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Photos: Fucked Up at the Masonic Temple, with Andrew WK on Keyboards

    Andrew WK on keys. Pink Eyes, where is your loyalty? Fucked Up's New York shows always seem to coincide with historic American days: Inauguration Day 2008, the only time in recorded history when Ezra Koenig publicly covered the Descendents, and now the day after the Yankees won the World Series. An ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 1, 2009


    Music and mayhem with MoB and Fucked Up

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    Conservatives say cheap mortgages killed the economy; President Obama blames "the collective failure to make hard choices." But the problem's really corporate players gone wild and often illegal, analyst James Lieber tells the Voice. And without a raft of subpoenas, we may never get to the bottom of ... More >>

  • Music

    January 21, 2009

    The Top 20 (and Far Beyond)

    Big year for metal, hip-hop, and Paul Simon/pigfucker reconciliation

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2008

    More from the Fucked Up/Rogan Store Debacle, Featuring the Vampire Weekend Dude

    Wow. Pics by Rebecca Smeyne, more below. I arrive at around 7:30, just as Pink Eyes, our still-shirtless, phenomenally hirsute frontman and ringleader, is announcing that Fucked Up will play a couple more songs and then kick everyone out for a half-hour or so just to 'air the place out," which fra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2008

    Ongoing: Fucked Up at the Rogan Store, Hour One

    The scene, moments before all insanity breaks loose. Fucked Up Rogan Store October 14-October 15 Photos by Rebecca Smeyne It's hour one here at Fucked Up's 12-hour stand at the Bowery Lane Theatre, er, the Rogan Store, and SOTC is on swarm. Soon to come: Vivian Girls, Gods & Queens, and some ridic ... More >>

  • Music

    October 24, 2006