Rorschach w/Converge, Indecision, Xaddax
(le) Poisson Rouge
Saturday, May 26
Better than: Anything you would rightly expect of a hardcore show at (le) Poisson Rouge
Cleared of tables and chairs, (le) Poisson Rouge restores some of its character as a basement, ideal staging for a hardcore show even as it remains a basement with bottle service. Saturday, cardinal-metalcore band Converge supported the even more cardinal Rorschach in the red-edged subterranean space and for a moment one's knowledge of the venue's fundamental weirdness slipped away.
"We wouldn't be here without Rorschach," Converge singer Jacob Bannon said, pacing around the stage with light determination. In the early '90s Rorscach were among the first bands to mix metal and hardcore in a not-Slayer way; the songs are terse and baldly-arranged but there's a heaving, doomy swing to it all. People heard this and perceived a new path opening up to them.More »