Abolitionist- The Colony, Sacramento Ca. 7/22/17 Part 1 Portland Punk

When this show was announced, I was planning to go so I checked out Abolitionist’s bandcamp page. I noticed that these guys recorded in Stan Wright’s (Arctic Flowers) studio which caused my ears to perk up. And, wow. Just when you think that you’ve heard it all… these guys defy categorization. They played way louder than the Colony’s PA could handle. I thought it looked funny that the guys were fruitlessly screaming into mics, but listening to instrumental versions of these songs made me realize how strong they were. I bought every tape & LP they had. LISTEN. Great stuff. PS: Bonus points to the drummer’s old school, late 70’s iron maiden shirt. Dianno rules.

Recorded by: Shayne Stacy