Metal, punk reunite to mark ‘end of the world’
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.
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www. red7austin.com 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.”