Watch The Dillinger Escape Plan Turn Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar Into a War Zone
Two weeks ago, The Dillinger Escape Plan played a last minute show at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn as a warm-up for their gig opening for Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden; Vitus is wwwwwwaaaaaayyyyy smaller than the venues DEP normally headline these days (capacity is 350 people I think), and tickets were only five bucks. So, needless to say, the show sold out within seconds (not an exaggeration). Those of us who were lucky enough to get in were treated to what was surely one of the best shows of 2014 so far. Dillinger ALWAYS bring the ruckus, but in this environment, under these circumstances… well, they basically unleashed a tornado in the middle of this snug venue. There are almost no words to describe the barely-controlled chaos unleashed that evening.
Luckily, we don’t need words: Metal Injection captured the insanity on camera, and you can watch the results below. This obviously isn’t the entire show (DEP played for at least an hour, and I think slightly longer), but it should give you some sense of just how much ass was kicked black n’ blue that night. Watch:
This is just the latest in a series of unusually intimate performances from extremely popular bands to be hosted by Vitus this year: they’ve already had Pig Destroyer and friggin’ Nirvana wreck the joint just since January, and tonight, Municipal Waste is going to skull fuck the place to within an inch of its life. I can’t wait.