Chaos in Tejas is back for another round in it’s ninth year. This is the weekend the punks and hardcore peeps take over Austin’s Transmission Events venues and Hotel Vegas. On Friday, May 31, Mohawk will host a worldly series of punk and hardcore music that will ring in the streets, well beyond Red River. Take that condo residents!
From the dark and mystic land of Finland hails headliners, Terveet Kädet, one of the first Finnish hardcore punk bands established in 1980. Terveet Kädet, meaning “Healthy Hands”, has definitely got the musical hands to smack you across the face with their long-standing, pioneering European punk. While the band’s lineup has changed several times, singer Veli-Matti “Läjä” Äijälä is the sole original member left.
The supporting lineup includes Inservibles from Mexico City who will serve up nasty hardcore coming up from the bowels of Mexico with a billowing stench of Latin metal. Austin-based punkers Vaignors, are one of those bands who will make you want to dive face first into a mosh pit with the only escape is kicking your way out. Can someone say date night?
Also at Mohawk Friday night will be San Francisco-based Effluxus and Denton-based Wiccans. Embracing early punk roots, these guys sound like they could hold the ranks with the Circle Jerks. Be sure and catch the high pitched female vocal stylings of Brooklyn pogo-punkers Sad Boys. With catchy guitar lines and solid drums they are the epitome of NYC punk. Oh, and what would a punk show be without a little S.H.I.T from Toronto? Japanese Crust band Framtid are probably one of the few hard-cores on their continent you have the chance to see live in Austin. Take advantage.
Finally, if there is one country on the planet that has produced some of the worlds finest in punk, it’s definitely Sweden. Bringing the Swedish-anarcho is Infernoh. They will blast through the set with a raw and energetic pounce for a killer show not for the faint of heart or for the weak.
Mohawk is located at 912 Red River. Doors at 6:10 p.m. Show starts at 7:10 p.m Purchase advance tickets here.