by Chris Shaw
Negative Approach come to the Hi-Tone next Tuesday night, marking the second time in two years the Michigan hardcore legends have rolled through town. Scion Rock Fest brought Negative Approach to Memphis last summer, but while bands like The Melvins and Corrosion of Conformity played the New Daisy during the downtown festival, Negative Approach were billed at the Hard Rock Cafe (not exactly a mosh-pit friendly establishment).
This time John Brannon and company will be at the Hi-Tone, and local openers Dawn Patrol should add to the evening's chaos. Having long been considered one of the greatest American hardcore bands, it makes sense that in the era of reunion shows Negative Approach would return, and the band even released an extensive compilation of unreleased material through TAANG! records in 2011. Check out a vintage set from Negative Approach in the video below, and make plans to be at the Hi-Tone on Tuesday, November 4th. $10 gets you in.