2018 got off to a very cold start in Coney Island, with temperatures topping out around 17 degrees Fahrenheit. The cold didn’t deter the Coney Island Polar Bear Club, who attracted hundreds to their annual New Year’s Day plunge, wearing costumes, bathing suits, and their clothes, to take a dip into the frigid Atlantic.
Tool, Avenged Sevenfold and Alice in Chains will headline, with A Perfect Circle, Quicksand, Baroness, Power Trip, Turnstile, The Bronx, Andrew WK, Stone Temple Pilots, Yelawolf, Mutoid Man, Body Count, and lots more also on the bill.
He’s shared “The Campaign Song,” which samples Trump’s voice and features a video that makes use of artist Spencer Tunick’s piece “Everything She Says Means Everything” from the Republican National Convention.
The crowd at the TLA on Saturday night seemed to triple in size as soon as Combichrist took the stage. The band came out in near darkness, and singer Andy LaPlegua wore something that looked like a fencer’s helmet with its face shield glowing red. Joe Letz poured water on his drums and hit them so hard that it splashed out into the crowd. A pit started roiling in the middle of the TLA floor.
Self-described “Hauntedmansioncore” band New Years Day had warmed things up with its blend of speed punk, doomy lyrics, and ...