What do you think about WEEKEND NACHOS???

A few people have asked me about this band, so I figured I would give my two cents on them. My take is essentially this: I don’t want to sound like an oldz, but what’s the big deal?? Am I missing something, or is this just a bunch of little kids trying to play what they think is “power violence”??

Let me back up: I can’t front, when it comes to power violence I am a huge fucking snob. I’m not proud of that, but it’s the truth. Check out my Metal Inquisition post on the genre from a couple years ago for more details, but IMO what ruined the PV scene was all the pussy, PC punk rockers who discovered it around 1997-98. I’m not trying to hate on the Weekend Nachos kids in particular, because they might be cool (although it is much more likely that they are super uptight, Jr No Fun Club buttholes), but it pretty much just sounds like every other band from 15 years ago who got a Charles Bronson record and thought it would be awesome to start a “power violence” band– they’re even from Dekalb, just like Bronson.

NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL POWER VIOLENCE

Maybe I’m wrong about all that, IDK, but I do know that most of their fans are super annoying, hipster hardcore types who probably also like Trash Talk. Either way, they just sound like a shitty version of Nails to me (only minus Todd Jones, who is not only a legit weirdo but possibly the best hardcore songwriter of my generation). To me power violence is as much about being a scummy fuckup as it is the way your band sounds, and from looking at these kids it seems more likely that they’d be on the debate team than in rehab for a meth habit. Weaksauce.

LOL @ the singer’s shirt– you’re trying too hard, brah! Just like when the singer for Trash Talk wears Bold shirts, it’s lulzy because the only people who like terrible bands like Floorpunch and Bold are either clueless old dudes or clueless little kids who think that any old band is good (protip: Floorpunch were fucking awful)

Am I wrong? Are these kids secretly alcoholic felons who love Excruciating Terror and Emetic, or just the latest incarnation of newjack posers who think it’s cool to play fast, shitty hardcore? I am going with #2, but you tell me– what do you think?? Sorry to be so negative, but like a zillion people have asked me about this band so I just wanted to reply.

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70 Responses to What do you think about WEEKEND NACHOS???

  1. daydaygarcia691488@hotnig.biz says:

    incoming butthurt in 3, 2, 1….

  2. Jakob Steffensen says:

    Youre getting it wrong:
    If you want to be into powerviolence in 2011 you have to hate Trash Talk (and Ceremony) for ruining the genre and giving it a bad name etc. and instead listen to some boombox powerviolence on a 7″.

    The new Weekend Nachos sounded pretty ok btw, the sound is very beefy and all so i could see the powerviolence police disowning them anytime soon.

    • Sergeant D says:

      man I have no clue about the rules of the 2011 power violence scene haha- I’m too busy rocking Chunk No Captain Chunk and Notimefor

      • Jakob Steffensen says:

        i dont know those bands… blogspotviolence

        I dont know about them being buttholes Ive read they are nice people somewhere and read they are pricks somewhere else…

        They uploaded their new album for free on the net themselves, so they are cool enough in my book

      • AndySixxBitches says:

        What are your actual opinions on Charles Bronson? You always say they inspired the shitty PC powerviolence but, never actually say if you like them or not.

    • tim bresolin says:

      why would you have to hate ceremony and trash talk? They arent pv……. Get a clue

    • Unfun says:

      Even though PowerViolence is a semi helpful label to describe a style of music, all PowerViolence bands will give you a disgusted look and say they play fast hardcore and hate putting labels on their music, which I kinda agree with because PowerViolence kind of sounds dumb. But at the same time shut up, who cares. hardcore music has too many sensitive artist/singer/songwriter types. This band doesn’t sound that bad. thier name is gay, they aren’t doing anything new but they aren’t half as crappy as all the 90′s grindcore 7″s I owned in highschool.

  3. Brah says:

    I just love the way their overall sound, all the old Man in the Bastard/Bronson records sound like dogshit. However they are indeed super uptight buttholes according to the B9 gossip including them getting butthurt over the word faggot. I hope they are not actually PC crybabies and they just are taking any excuse to start some shit because they have the angriest sounding vox I have ever heard. DEATH OF THE PLANET, FILLED WITH PUSSIES LIKE YOU, BRINGS A SMILE TO MY FUCKING FACE is also A+ tier lyrics imo. As long as you forget that they’re trying to be Powerviolence it’s just negative hardcore band.

    • skinnee says:

      whats PC crybaby about not liking somebody using terms that demean their friends? maybe you just hold on to words too much. to me its more important not to demean people i love than it is to use some stupid fucking word. oh, but then you would have to think and then make a decision, and then stick to it. thats not very punk at all.

  4. Brah says:

    Man is the Bastard* fucking derp

  5. Alex_P says:

    They always sounded more like Grindcore than Power Violence to me. Also, I vastly preferred the old vocals, although I’ll still give the new record a shot.

    As for the new popularity of Floorpunch, I think it can be directly linked to the Jersey Shore.

  6. Anonymous says:

    good band cool people think they’re tryin to distance themselves from the whole bullshit neo powerviolence faggotry

  7. Andy says:

    I think they are pretty good. The again, I don’t know dick about powerviolence.

  8. Gacy says:

    Emetic is from my hometown, lol, stoked. Anyway, do you have to be in highschool to like PV? I ask because I used to fucking worship it, now it just sounds like crap to me.

  9. jake says:

    weekend nachos are good dudes. new album rips. old stuff rips as well. they post on b9 pretty frequently too, so i wouldn’t be surprised if some of that was a joke.

  10. Isaac says:

    “they sound like a shitty version of Nails”
    Agreed. I still like ‘em, though.

  11. Anonymous says:

    2 actual facts:

    They existed about 6 years before Nails.
    Everyone in the band is at least 27 years old so little kids isn’t exactly an applicable term.

  12. Anonymous says:

    this band is definitely not part of the whole upsurge in powerviolence of the last few years. they predate the bands that “brought back” that style by at least a year, and they really don’t have anything to do with any of those “scenes.” they are definitely not no fun dudes, my old band played with them about two years ago and they were really nice down-to-earth people who were just as much fun to talk to about bullshit as they were to watch.

    also consider the fact that they pretty frequently call out the type of people who ride the “powerviolence” tag on albums directly, i.e. Jock Powerviolence on Worthless and Trapped in a Scene on Punish and Destroy. it used to be a point of contention to call them powerviolence because of the bullshit the name is associated with nowadays.

    probably one of the most real and hardest working bands in all of punk rock right now. they’re getting well-deserved attention after 7 years, 3 LPs, 3 EPs, a split 7″, and countless tours no hype bullshit about them.

  13. Alexander says:

    sarge this thread made me want to become a power violence snob! thanks for the motivation! <3

    • Sergeant D says:

      You’re welcome– just listen to Excruciating Terror, Despise You and No Comment and the world will kneel at your feet!

      • Anonymous says:

        you should name drop more

      • Alexander says:

        Sarge I’m mostly into “emo violence” (bwahaha), but I really really like Crossed Out and Dropdead. is this elite or dumb? I also enjoy Spazz and Man is The Bastards. :-)))

        thanks for the name drops!!!

        • Alexander says:

          BTW I like Despise You and No Comment but I haven’t listened to them enough I think

        • Sergeant D says:

          Crossed Out are fucking awesome. The Dropdead 12″ is also pretty amazing– there was another band called Ulcer who sounded a lot like Dropdead who you might also like.

          • Alexander says:

            cool. I’m getting Excruciating Terror and Ulcer then. I already have all that you posted on that metalinquisition article years back. a lot of rad stuff TBH.

            I feel like I should check out Eastern pv. that’s some final frontier elitist pv shit right there.

      • Brah says:

        That new Despise You split’s best part is when Scott Hull plays his crazy version of thrash that somehow manages to be good.

  14. Anonymous says:

    so in other words you’re not into power violence and need to shut up about “newjack posers”

    if you’re gonna be a snob, at least try to not look like a complete idiot

    p.s. disliking bands for being big doesn’t make your tastes look good

    • Sergeant D says:

      no, i’m not into power violence, and like I’ve said a zillion times, I know almost nothing about current hardcore.

      • Anonymous says:

        So, why do you bother with stuff you’re not familiar with, Sarge?
        Let the “kids” do their stuff!
        and by the way, NAILS???? give me a break! their first lp sounded like crippled mind eraser!!

        • Sergeant D says:

          Well like I said, a bunch of people asked me about it, but maybe you are right– I don’t like being negative so I might just steer clear of all this stuff, since I know I don’t like it. Nobody needs another hater on the internet.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Floorpunch are better than any power violence band. there…i said it. that’s what you have been waiting for.

  16. m00k says:

    I thought Floorpunch were a joke. Like when every hardcore kid (even the straight edge ones) jocked that one Blood For Blood t-shirt with the skull on it for a while.

  17. I like ‘em. But I also like Nails and Harm’s Way. Though they do attract a lot of Jnr No Fun Club members too. But it’s cool I wash it away with some Winds Of Plague straight after.

    DGAF forever.

  18. Isaac says:

    …Floorpunch are getting popular again?
    Sucks that I don’t like ‘em anymore.

  19. dude says:

    Sarge, this band is definitely not in the No Fun Club. They have some sort of sense of humor as evident in the two Fallout Boy guest spots on the new record specifically a rap in the song “Jock Powerviolence”.

  20. Hot Carl says:

    these bros are legit. i saw them play in some dude’s basement one time. sorry about moshing on you couch yo!

  21. vick says:

    Nothing wrong with Floorpunch, asshole.

  22. I went to a party at their guitarist’s apt when I used to live in Chi. Evidently, someone one gave him a whole box of Ed Hardy shirts for free, so he was rockin’ them all night as a joke. Fucking hilarious and definitely the furthest thing from NFC.

  23. Anonymous says:

    oh yeah, nails is such a good band :: rolls eyes ::

  24. Anonymous says:

    You’re an idiot. Weekend Nachos are great and get pigeon holed into this power violence genre but they are constantly evolving and are unlike most bands within that genre. They mix all sorts of elements into their music which makes them incredibly interesting. They are an amazing band to watch go off and would much rather see a band like Nachos any day then a Blacklisted, Trapped Under Ice… or what have you.

  25. treebeard ('nati) says:

    Do your research next time, dudebro!!!!!!!!!

  26. Anonymous says:

    I heard the drummer is into bondage and getting railed by dudes with ball gags. If thats not hardcore I dont know what is.

  27. treebeard ('nati) says:

    yo vick, i’m originally from da dirty jerz and love floorpunch, but chill out… they’re great and all, but who cares what somebody else thinks of them?? besides, they were f’n meatheads (like any good band from da jerz), so whofuggincares?????

  28. steff dogg says:

    what if i like Weekend Nachos and Nails at the same time? am i going to hell?

  29. Phil says:

    I know Sergeant D has 2 Hatbreed tatts. Whens he gonna get a Despise You tatt?

  30. VegEdgeXXX says:

    brah, you can’t hate on a band who’s drummer gets naked during his shows. Dude is fucking down.

  31. shawnyouwillhate says:

    in other news…how sick is emetic!>!?

  32. SoppingBeast says:

    I am a little confused about this site, they hate on WN which is one of the most amazing bands around and make fun of “scenesters” but yet post videos of annotations of an autopsy and ABACCAB and say “YOUR MOSHING,” Last I checked, which was years ago, scenesters listened to both those bands and probably many more that the authors dig. I have no clue seeing as I haven’t been to a “deathcore” (as if there is such a thing) show since I was like 17. Is this site for real or is that part of the joke? Serious question. Thanks

  33. Anonymous says:

    ^ real talk

  34. Click says:

    PV? Oh yeah more faggot music for douchebags and jocks. I’ll take youth corps over any of these faggotviolence crap.

  35. i randomly came across this spectacle today and decided to comment.

    Sergeant D or whoever you are- harsh words about a band you seem to know nothing about!!! you’re right about us being faggots but i think the rest was pretty inaccurate.

    i do not know what powerviolence is. the only band i actually care about is the Village People.

    -John

    • HAMTARO says:

      this.
      i actually love this band and listen to them in the gym eeryday cause im a huge meathead. what now. their music makes me lose my shit and i would give handy’s to everyone in that band (no homo)

  36. Fuckwit says:

    Dude, you have no idea what you’re talking about. WN are the shit and are most certainly not no-fun-clubbers. Seen em thrice in the twin cities area, got knocked the fuck out once during one their sets, and will gladly get knocked the fuck out again and again whenever they come to town.

  37. BBSS says:

    yo D, check out this interview with the singer. He sounds like a chill bro
    http://www.invisibleoranges.com/2012/04/interview-john-hoffman-of-weekend-nachos/

  38. rusty says:

    Their split with lack of interest (deep six kings/lords of the genre) is one of the sickest hardcore/pv/iwannagofast releases of the past 15 years, at least. Suck it.

  39. Circle says:

    Seems to me that you don’t understand the nature of a subjective opinion or the idea that maybe genres aren’t always so hard-defined. Fuck off

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