Beechwood to play Patronaat Haarlem on July 19th14-07-2019
If punk is dead, Gordon Lawrence and ISA, the fellas behind the band Beechwood must be zombies, or, perhaps more accurately, vampires. Beechwood, which features Lawrence on guitar and ISA on drums, accompanied by a bassist, sounds like, or even looks like, Television or The Ramones or The Dead Boys or any combination thereof (they don’t not sound or look like certain bands of that ilk either, not that there’s anything wrong with that). Pardon the cliché, but it’s more about their attitude and, by extension of that attitude, their lifestyle. These guys aren’t playing their raucous, unpredictable shows in dingy New York basements and going back to sleep in $2000/month East Village apartments. They don’t even have apartments.
Beechwood could hardly be categorized as punk if they were pleasing all parties. But if raucous, unpredictable shows in New York basements are your thing, you owe it to yourself to come too their show at Patronaat in Haarlem on July 19th and find out. As Lawrence says, “Whether people like us or not, they don’t forget us.”