Live MusicAF CORTES

Dystopian Noise City: Street Sects

Live MusicAF CORTES
Dystopian Noise City: Street Sects

Live at Saint Vitus, Brooklyn.

The word “Industrial” doesn’t come close to describe the sound of Street Sects. They are an abrasive machine of sonic destruction that will rip your ears in pieces. A band with a stark sound, strong stage personas and a fucking chainsaw. Their lunatic beats will make your heart go as fast as a bullet. They are a cocktail of punk, goth, industrial, speed and noise on steroids. Nice and sweet.

The duo from Texas (now touring as a trio) are not subtle in their shows, quite the opposite. Their approach to the stage is a fearless attack coming from every corner of the venue. They really go beyond music; it is performance art at its best. Leo, the lead singer, always keeps his stage persona in constant mutation. It might start like a character from the film Psycho, evolve to a scene in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, passing by the frenetic French film Enter the Void and end with the anguish that some of the characters of Full Metal Jacket go through. Lights, beats, strobes, growling, all sync together to transport the audience to a dystopian nightmare, where the band takes control. A frantic sensorial experience. 

Street Sects are consistent in their delivery and message, their album artwork is beautiful and malevolent, reminiscent of neo-noir pulp novels, all part of a bigger plot connecting a story with music and visuals.

Their most recent albums: The Kicking Mule and End Position are a required listen and preferable in vinyl to get the full visual experience. As you sit down, pump the volume to 11, close your eyes and relax… You will enjoy the ride. It will take you to hell. 

Post-Show Portraits

PHOTOGRAPHY: A.F. CORTÉS