Metal, punk re­unite to mark ‘end of the world’

Austin American-Statesman - - AUSTIN360 DAILY - By Chad Swiate­cki Spe­cial to the Amer­i­canS­tates­man PARTY AT THE END OF THE WORLD When: Where: Ad­mis­sion: In­for­ma­tion:

As he talks about to­day’s “Party At The End of the World” bill at Red 7, which re­unites lots of heavy metal and punk bands that com­prised the thriv­ing lo­cal scene in the early-2000’s, Trey Ramirez ad­mits he’s go­ing to have to pace him­self.

Mainly be­cause the gui­tarist and vo­cal­ist — “I’d more call it yelling,” he jokes — will be per­form­ing with three bands and look­ing to rekin­dle the en­ergy of long-ago shows at the now-closed down­town Emo’s and en­dur­ing punk and metal haven Red 7.

“... I’m look­ing for­ward to feel­ing like I’m 20 again and hop­ing I’ll just be 7 p.m. Fri­day Red 7, 611 E. 7th St. $20

www. able to make it through that last set,” Ramirez, now 30, said of the night that will see him per­form with At All Cost, Pack Of Wolves and Spir­i­tual Wives. “I’ve been train­ing so I can get ready.”

Top­ping the in­side/out­side bill is a rare set by mostly dis­banded punks Re­cover — who helped to an­chor that scene, recorded for Fu­eled By Ra­men Records and fea­tured cur­rent Sword drum­mer Jimmy Vela — along with Em­ployer Em­ployee, Krum Bums, Vis­i­tors, As­sacre and Ramirez’s trio of bands.

Trips home for the hol­i­days made the deluxe re­u­nion night pos­si­ble, and Ramirez said it was hard to re­sist the chance to put to­gether a punk rock time ma­chine on the same night the Mayans fore­casted the end of the world.

“Al­most all of those bands started out small, do­ing house par­ties or play­ing the pedes­trian bridge on La­mar and our hope back then would be to one day play the big room of Emo’s,” Ramirez said.

“It’s hard to get ev­ery­one to­gether now, and most of the Re­cover guys live on the East Coast, but we all still share that same spirit, which is rare.”

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