By Dustin Verburg – General Manager/Producer: The Negative Zone
On 1/22/11, RAID played at Burt’s Tiki Lounge in Salt Lake City, UT. RAID is a Boise punk band that keeps the torch of 80′s hardcore burning strong, a torch which it uses to illuminate the present day.
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Containing members of Septic Death, Gordie Howe Trio Unit and Demoni, RAID plays like a barbed wire hurricane. Burt’s Tiki Lounge, a bar covered in punk rock stickers, trashy pop art and newspaper clippings, was the perfect venue for RAID’s unique sonic attack. Make no mistake, RAID is not a band rooted in the past, or rooted in the other projects of its members: RAID is a force of nature.
(Photos courtesy of Elf Ellefsen)