Watch: Razak Solar System’s final show at the old Grog Shop


Razak Solar System—unpredictable. Experimental. Powerful. Noisy.

I loved playing with Steve and Kevin in this trio. I was so sad when we decided it had to end.

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We’d been through a lot together in just over eighteen months.

Here’s a partial list: opening for Men’s Recovery Project, jamming with Lightning Bolt, playing behind a semi-opaque curtain, white knuckle shroomin’ and going green for the Green Party.

With nothing left to prove, we went out on a high note at the old Grog Shop on Coventry on Friday, March 16, 2001. It was our best show since our debut at Speak In Tongues.

Just one song played three times sequentially with improvisation linking the pieces. We were like King Crimson for latchkey kids. Yes for thrash addicts.

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There’s really nothing more to say, except thank you for coming to the show!

Watch + listen Razak’s final performance on YouTube—or just skip to the end of this post

Razak Solar System final show Grog Shop 2001 Cleveland Chargers Street Gang Proletarian Art Threat

Danny Noonan and Stephe DK.

Razak Solar System final show Grog Shop 2001 Cleveland Chargers Street Gang Proletarian Art Threat

Mason Boor.

Razak Solar System final show Grog Shop 2001 Cleveland Chargers Street Gang Proletarian Art Threat

Razak Solar System: Steve Peffer, Kevin Jaworski.

Razak Solar System final show Grog Shop 2001 Cleveland Chargers Street Gang Proletarian Art Threat

Razak Solar System: Sean Carnage.

Razak Solar System final show Grog Shop 2001 Cleveland Chargers Street Gang Proletarian Art Threat

Ron Kretsch, Joe Holzheimer.

Razak Solar System final show Grog Shop 2001 Cleveland Chargers Street Gang Proletarian Art Threat

Dave Garmon, Mason Boor, Mike Shumaker, Melita Katanovic, Ian Colbert, Beckett Warren.

Razak Solar System final show Grog Shop 2001 Cleveland Chargers Street Gang Proletarian Art Threat

Razak Solar System.

Razak Solar System final show Grog Shop 2001 Cleveland Chargers Street Gang Proletarian Art Threat

Kevin.

Razak Solar System final show Grog Shop 2001 Cleveland Chargers Street Gang Proletarian Art Threat

Kevin, Sean, Steve.

Razak Solar System final show Grog Shop 2001 Cleveland Chargers Street Gang Proletarian Art Threat

That’s all, folks!

Here it is: the final Razak Solar System performance

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