Jan. 17th: Axattack // Suppressive Fire // Sick Sick Sick @ Art Bar
Jan. 20th: Abacus // Funeral Chic // Joy // Unsettled // TONE @ New Brookland Tavern
Feb. 10th: Moon Tooth (ROUND 1) @ New Brookland Tavern
Feb. 16th: Daedalus // Pallor // Republican Marriage // TONE @ New Brookland Tavern
Mar. 2nd: Sex Knuckle // Waft // Favela @ New Brookland Tavern
Mar. 10th: L.M.I. // Jerkagram // Sick // Cloud Witch @ New Brookland Tavern
Mar. 22nd: A Very Hungover Death Metal Show @ New Brookland Tavern
Apr: 17th: THRASH SABBATH @ New Brookland Tavern
May 4th: Niah // Cloud Witch // Favela // Item @ New Brookland Tavern
May 12th: Sein Zum Tode // Cave Moth // Cazador // Kill the Host @ New Brookland Tavern
May 28th: Doomed II Thrash @ Art Bar
June 4th: InAeona / Moon Tooth / Decadence / Lull / St. Jupiter @ New Brookland Tavern
June 7th: Cognitive @ New Brookland Tavern
Jun. 19th: Torrid Husk // Pallor // Republican Marriage // Item @ New Brookland Tavern
Jun. 24th: Carolyn // Lesser Life // Discomfort // Treacherous // TONE @ The Sludge GutterHoly shit 4 shows in June? Luckily this show was waaaay better attended then the previous two. This was my first time booking at Sludge Gutter, and I think my first time booking Carolyn and Discomfort! I'm ashamed to say I got sick and had to leave early so I missed a good portion of the show. TONE and Lesser Life slayed though, and Mike Busbee was awesome enough to play the show and settle with the bands on my behalf. Hell, he helped set it up and promote! In fact, TONE was a last minute addition per his request, and I'm glad they played.
July 3rd: Axattack // Satanarchist // All Hell @ The Sludge Gutter
July 13th: The Lysine Contingency @ New Brookland Tavern
July 28th: Last Metal Cock Radio Show of the Summer @ New Brookland Tavern
Aug. 12th: Moon Tooth // Gruzer // Invoking the Abstract // Fidelio @ New Brookland Tavern
Oct. 30th: Heavy Halloween Finale @ New Brookland Tavern
Nov. 15th: Thrash-acre @ New Brookland Tavern
Nov. 19th: Occultist // Noctomb // Valle Crucis @ The Radio Room
This was the first Metal Cock Radio show that wasn't booked in Columbia, but in Greenville instead. The lineup was supposed to feature Enthean and Rapheumets Well but both bands had to drop off within a week of the show, and it definitely hurt the draw. It was still a good show with a decent crowd and it was Valle Crucis' first show! I'm glad we got it at Radio Room when we couldn't get it in Columbia. Occultist slayed and Noctomb was of course incredible as always!
Dec. 11th: Space Coke // Carolina Chupacabra // Mangalitsa // Item @ Art Bar
This was tricky because there was a punk house show the night before and a big house show the weekend afterwards. On top of that, Art Bar had a last minute memorial service right before the show honoring local artist Anastasia Chernoff who ahd recently passed away. I think both of these things kept the show from getting the turnout it deserved, but every band played better than I had ever seen them. Granted I'd never seen Mangalitsa before but they were still awesome.
Dec. 16th: Axattack Release Party @ The Sludge Gutter
This was the last 2016 show for Metal Cock Radio and for Axattack and it was everything I could have asked for. The Ugly Chords opened the show with a tremendous performance and Death of Kings drove up from ATL just for the night and blew everyone away. It was a fitting return seeing as how they hadn't played NBT since March of 2014. The house was packed, everyone moshed, all the bands got paid, and Axattack got to have a proper local release for the new album.
2016 isn't over yet, and there are still shows coming up, such as Withdraw, Cutting Teeth, When I Say Jump and Soda City Riot and HET WARD, HISSY FIT, NTHNG, MERCURY UNCOVERED, not to mention the shows already booked for next year. To keep up to date go to Metal Cock Radio's Events page on facebook and subscribe!