Hot Blood released their latest album, Fear of a Unified Public, on February 22nd. After a reschedule in March, their release celebration show went down this past Friday night at The Saint.
Also on the bill for the evening were Hammer Fight, Sunny Gang, Jaws, and P.R.O.G.R.A.M. While I managed to avoid any MTA-related nonsense this week, the NJ Turnpike was no better for being on-time, and I was only able to catch the tail end of P.R.O.G.R.A.M’s set. They were a great opener with a lot of crowd interaction and an unbelievable bass-driven tone.
Hot Blood’s set was wild, as one would expect. The crowd really got into it right from the start, and there was a heavy sense of community the whole time. During several songs friends and fans jumped on stage to shout into the mic’s, including Hammer Fight’s vocalist Drew (who sang an entire cover of Motorhead’s “RAMONES”) and a 10-year-old fan (who jumped on for the out-chorus of “Don’t Be A Dick.)