The Blackfires Rock Tammany Hall [8/20/11]

Posted on: August 24th, 2011 at 10:19 am by

To be honest, we weren’t sure what to expect of The Blackfires.  It was Saturday night, and we just wanted to see some live music; Tammany Hall was where we landed.  And glad we did.  The gig was billed as their first, but it certainly didn’t seem that way.  Not in the least. Sounded more like grizzled veteran musicians who had been on the road for a decade, and quite refreshing at that.

[Photo Credit: Facebook]

The Blackfires brought their A-game, delivering an hour-long set of balls-to-the-wall “Pirate Rock,” complete with thick bone-yard crushing riffs and a punchy hard-rock backbeat.  Man, they completely pwned every inch of that stage, selling themselves as metal heirs incarnate.  Led by soaring twin Gibsons and the flamboyant stage antics of soprano lead singer Cheggi Chegodaev, the band cherry-picked sonic elements from the likes of Led Zeppelin (they covered “Rock and Roll”), Iron Maiden, and Skid Row; and with a touch of that lighthearted Darkness flair.  Each song was essentially its own experiment in theatrics, with plenty of head banging and some interesting costume selections.  For instance, wearing a crown of thorns during “Real Jesus,” then swapping it for a three-pointed pirate hat.

[Photo Credit: The Blackfires]

The perfect description of their musical style, however, was given by frontman Chegodaev himself – “Don’t think too much about it, just go crazy.”  That we did.  So if you’re starving for some ear-splitting rock ‘n’ roll badassery, look no further than the Blackfires.


Recent Stories

chinatown-beatdown
Report: Chinese Man Viciously Beaten on East Broadway Last Week [VIDEO]

A Chinese man was viciously beaten outside Carol’s Bun restaurant at 139 East Broadway last week. The incident was captured on tape, and is spreading pretty quickly online. The footage is rather graphic. The incident wasn’t widely reported in the English press, but here’s what happened. According to a report in the Chinese-language NYPBBS, three […]

No Fun was busted in October 2015
‘No Fun’ Nightspot on Ludlow Street Files $2M Defamation Suit Against LES Dwellers

No Fun is headed to the courts to settle the score with the LES Dwellers block association. The troublesome nightclub just filed a $2 million defamation lawsuit against the rag-tag activists in Manhattan Supreme Court yesterday. The legal action claims that the Dwellers “have employed improper and illegal tactics to terrorize restaurants and bars in […]

ethik-orchard
Ethik Clothing Co. Reopens Across from Its Old Orchard Street HQ

Ethik Clothing Co. may have been down, but certainly not out. Three months after closing shop at 160 Orchard Street, the urbanwear boutique just reopened across the street. Almost catty-corner from its former digs. It takes over where trendy French underwear purveyors, Pull-In, previously operated. Aesthetically, the new spot at 147 Orchard seems like a […]

east-side-smoke
East Side Smoke Shop Opens on Houston Street

​Where hookah was previously promised, a smoke shop of another kind just opened. The former home of A Little Wicked fashion boutique on East Houston Street is now selling bongs, hookahs, pipes, tobacco, and other bodega sundries. (Look in the windows.) Here now is the East Side Smoke Shop, a new dispensary that opened just […]

dudleys-burglary
Several Broome Street Restaurants Targeted in Late-night Burglaries this Week

There was a string of robberies near the corner of Orchard and Broome Streets early yesterday morning. Sources tell us that Kottu House, Dudleys, Erin McKenna’s Bakery (nee Babycakes), and Farmhouse were all burglarized in succession. These restaurants reside within one block of each other. Cops were on the scene at daybreak yesterday and were […]