Thu, Sep 09


Lefty's Live Music (Des Moines)

Negative Approach / Closet Witch / Justice Fetish at Lefty's Live Music

hardcore/punk legends Negative Approach bring their brutal crushing music to Des Moines!

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Negative Approach / Closet Witch / Justice Fetish  at Lefty's Live Music

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Sep 09, 2021, 9:00 PM

Lefty's Live Music (Des Moines), 2307 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311, USA

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Black Heart Booking & A-13 Punk Rock present...

Negative Approach - hardcore/punk legends from Detroit, MI

Closet Witch - grind/thrash/power violence from IA

Justice Fetish - If you dig songs about telling cops to kill themselves on television, threatening your governor, or spitting in gods mouth. We just might be for you.

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All Ages Show / 9 PM / $12 adv or $15 at the door

Negative Approach is considered one of the pioneers of hardcore punk, along with bands like Minor Threat, Bad Brains and Black Flag. Formed in Detroit, Michigan, Negative Approach existed from 1981-1984, and now again from 2006-present. Like most hardcore bands, they were little known in their day outside of their hometown. They are now idolized in the Detroit underground and the punk subculture, considered to be one of the elite bands of the “old school” era, and continue to be influential.

NA's brand of hardcore is savage and nihilistic, exuding frustration, alienation and rage. This was personified in the band's vocalist John Brannon, an intimidating and intense young man with a shaved head, piercing stare and belligerent attitude. His vocal style and stage presence set the standard for those that followed. NA's musical style was based on Detroit proto-punk icons The Stooges, British punk rock (especially Discharge) and Oi! music (Blitz, 4-Skins, et al.), although from the start their sound and demeanor were considerably more aggressive and brutal than that of their influences.

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