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Haste The Day and No Less Than Everything: To Have And Have Not by Helen Bach

Hell hath no fury like Helen Bach thwarted in her ongoing quest for a great underground rock band…

I am a big fan of the ‘underground’ I take great pride in saying Ive seen bands in crappy venues before they make it. So every year I make it a personal mission to consume as much undiscovered music as possible. Most times i find some real gems.. Elotheos is one. But I also find giant buckets of garbage.

Im finally can announce my Worse Indy Show of the Year Award..2009.

Haste The Day Bridgeport CT 10/30/09

I have never in my entire long long life of concert viewing seen a more pathetic array of talentless testosterone.

Haste the Day was promised to be an ‘amazing show’ it was so far from amazing it was disgusting.

Lets start it off by saying that HTD formed in 2001…….Eight years later theyre still playing Church basements. Does that give you a clearer picture? I had never heard them I went in semi clear headed I was pumped to see the venue (a horror packed inner city church surrounded by crack houses and ho’s!! AWESOME!) The problem with HTD could be the singer. I dont like being preached to but I expected to be considering this was Christian Core.. but what a disrespectful fuck spits on the floor of a church as he preaches? I swear to you it took all I could not to jump on that stage and pound the hell out of the arrogant bastard. I hope he has a good education, rich parents or a girl with a nice office job, either that or I hope the bastard sees the light one day. He can go sit in the Bono room.. wait… hes not even worth that.

HTD was preceded by 4 other bands that were nothing but same ol same ol gutteral yelling, a bit of eye candy as the lead singer of Heal These Wounds has Justin Furstenfelds eyes (wooooop!)..BUT WAIT… after almost wanting to throw myself into the quasi mosh pit.. (which at times was so poorly formed i thought it was a Jazzercise class) and the last opener before HATE THE DAY slathered on to the stage was a …. why yes indeed Helen… you found one

I found something to like!

No Less Than Everything.

I cut and pasted this from their myspace: (call the web sherriff!!)

“No Less Than Everything is a melodic metal band from southern Connecticut that formed in June of 2003. The band is led by Jason Crumb on vox, Dave Celozzi and Gary Crumb on guitars, Mike Jackson on drums, and Tom Hawes on bass. With influences such as Zao, Norma Jean, and Living Sacrifice they bring an old school groove combined with a touch of new school chaos, while at the same time sustaining a melodic element to their sound. Drummer Mike Jackson adds more color to the spectrum with the subtleties of Latin jazz and African tribal rhythms. No Less Than Everything brings a passion and intensity to the stage that creates an intoxicating atmosphere. Combine that energy with sincerity in every word sung and you will see that they are not only there to entertain you, but to reach you. The bands main focus is to give their listeners a sense of hope, in a world where we could all use a little.”

and guess what.. they werent arrogant hypocrites. These are regular guys who need a break. Im convinced that they are family men with day jobs and a dream. I have not been to an underground gig and watch a band that was so cohesive and yeah perhaps the 3 bro’s help with that but thats not all.Maybe they arent all flash and ‘tude. They are talent and sincerity. They are unique and powerful. Mid way through the show I wanted to freakin SCREAM a thank you to them. THANK YOU for renewing my faith in this entire sub catagory of bullshit. Theyre the real deal!! HURRRAYYYYY

Iman you mentioned readership is up.. Im making a personal plea.. I want the NYC Hardcore scene to experience these guys. Im making it a mission to promote them and hell hath no fury like me…

So listen up…

Haste the Day should be wiping No Less Than Everythings spit off the floor……..No wait………NLTE are far too cool to stoop that low

Rock on guys, thank you for making my night.

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