This Friday, May 14th at Danbury's Heirloom Arts Theatre marks the most recent return of one of Connecticut's most beloved punk bands ever, The Pist. Although only active for a little more than three years in the mid-'90s, the Pist made a name for themselves far and wide for their direct but effective songwriting and for their almost unrivaled pure punk rock fury. Following their breakup in 1996, the Pist reunited for a handful of shows in 2001 and 2007. This reunion features the core unit of Al 'Pist' Quimet, Bill Chamberlain and Brian Marshall, along with Gerry Stopper (of Broken) filling in for bassist Rick Abbott. Further shows have already been scheduled through the summer, taking them from CT to LA and back. For those not familiar with the Pist, check out some of their recordings online, or better yet, go to this show!
Opening for the the Pist will be New Haven's newest punk champions, The Black Noise Scam, who follow the Pist with their simple, in your face approach to the punk rock canon. Also performing will be New Haven's M13, which features several members of old school punksters Brutally Familiar (as well as Al Pist himself on bass), NYC's Feet First, who will be joining the Pist at future tour dates, and CT's Havnotz, who will be bringing the punk fury, mohawks and all.
Fans of old school CT punk, or just about anyone worth their weight in punk rock, would be well advised to check this show out.
The Pist Reunion Tour Dates:
May 14th - Heirloom Arts Theatre - Danbury, CT.
May 15th - Club Hell - Providence, RI.
May 29th - Chaos In Tejas Fest - Austin, TX.
June 5th - Club Europa - Brooklyn, NY.
June 25th - Sub/Mission - San Franciso, CA.
June 26th - TBA - Los Angeles, CA.
June 27th - TBA - Los Angeles, CA.
July 30th - TBA - Chicago, IL.
July 31st - TBA - Minneapolis, MN.
The Pist (Meriden, CT.)
The Black Noise Scam (New Haven)
Feet First (NYC)
The Havnotz (members of Copyright Chaos) (CT)
M13 (ex-Brutally Familiar) (New Haven)
@ Heirloom Arts Theatre
ALL AGES / 7pm / $8/$10