Hazen Street Live @ Knitting Factory, NYC Dec. 16, 2006 ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Monday, December 18, 2006

Hazen Street Live @ Knitting Factory, NYC Dec. 16, 2006

Hazen Street Live @ Knitting FactoryHazen Street returned to NYC for their first show in two years. I missed seeing the band when they played last so I really didn't know what to expect. These guys are incredible live and really know how to put on a great show. Vocalists, Freddy Madball and Toby Morse are both longtime veterans of the scene and know how to work both the stage and the crowd. They were also able to pull off vocals harmonies and interplay that I haven't heard since the early days of Biohazard. The rhythm section is also top notch with Mackie Jayson (x-Cro-Mags, Bad Brains) on drums, Hoya (from Madball) on bass, David Kennedy (from Boxcar Racer) on guitar and Todd Morse (from H2O) on second guitar stepping in for the departed Chad Gilbert.
Toby Morse & Hazan Street Freddy Cricien & Hazen Street Freddy brought up Vinny Stigma (who is in the picture below with Freddy) who unfortunately did not play with the band but the surprise of the evening was a two song encore by H2O. Unfortunately, I had stepped to the back of the room when Hazen Street went off so I didn't get a decent pictures of H2O.

I have posted some additional pictures from the show to Flickr.Freddy Madball & Vinny Stigma