Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols or even the Ramones, there was Death. Formed in the early ’70s by three teenage brothers from Detroit, Death is credited as being the first black punk band, and the Hackney brothers, David, Bobby, and Dannis, are now considered pioneers in their field. But it wasn’t until recently — when a dusty 1974 demo tape made its way out of Bobby’s attic to Drag City HQ nearly 30 years after Death’s heyday — that anyone outside a small group of punk enthusiasts had even heard of them.
On Thursday, Aug. 20, Death will be performing a headlining concert in Austin at Red 7. Opening the show will be Austin’s own Dikes of Holland and James Arthur’s Manhunt open the show. The best part? We have two tickets to giveaway to one of our lucky Red River Noise readers.
The giveaway will be conducted as a raffle from our email list. Just click “enter the drawing” below after submitting your full name and email address. Only submissions with full names will be officially entered. We will pick the winner from these submissions before 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, the day before the show. The winner will be notified via email from Red River Noise.
Red 7 is located at 611 E. 7th Street. Doors open at 9 p.m. All ages are welcome. Advance tickets for this event are available for purchase online here.
Dikes of Holland
James Arthur’s Manhunt