Saturday, May 16, 2015

Turnstile at Webster Hall's Grand Ballroom

Brendan Yates
Based out of Baltimore, Maryland, Turnstile formed in 2010 and is fronted by vocalist Brendan Yates, who is also the drummer in Trapped Under Ice and Diamond Youth (previously known as Diamond and DMND). Turnstile has released one demo, two EPs, one live tape, and one full-length album, Nonstop Feeling, released on January 13, 2015. The band is comprised of Yates, guitarists Brady Ebert  and Sean Cullen, bassist Franz Lyons and drummer Daniel Fang.

Turnstile was among the newer bands being showcased at the annual hardcore show known as the Black N' Blue Ball at Webster Hall's Grand Ballroom tonight. Unlike when he is confined to the drums in other bands, tonight Yates was all over the venue's large stage, working the crowd as he shouted bullets into the microphone. Some songs were eruptions of fast and frenzied energy, but many songs were slower and sludge-filled, almost like stoner rock, with deep, dark grooves. Turnstile embraced the New York hardcore sound of the 1980s, bypassing the more commercial West Coast adaption of the 1990s. This made Turnstile a promising new band on the hardcore scene.

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