Shortly after posting a short video of their first rehearsal in 20 years, NYC screamo pioneers SAETIA are back with some thrilling news! The band will play their first show in over two decades at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar on November 18th, with all the proceeds going to GATE (Global Action for Trans Equality), “an international advocacy organization working towards justice and equality for trans, gender diverse and intersex communities.” As expected, the gig sold out almost instantly, so the band added a second date, happening November 19th at the same venue.
“Saetia were initially around from 1997 to 1999, during which time they released one full-length and a variety of smaller releases, all of which were compiled for 2001’s essential A Retrospective comp (and again for 2016’s Collected, released on Touche Amore frontman Jeremy Bolm’s Secret Voice label).” – explains BrooklynVegan.
“After their breakup, members formed Hot Cross and Off Minor (and Greg Drudy briefly drummed for Interpol). More recently, guitarist Jamie Behar has been playing in Lytic and Pembroke, vocalist Billy Werner has been playing as M//R, and guitarist Adam Marino has been playing in Attempt Survivors.”
Tickets for the new date go on sale Thursday (5/12) at noon. Fingers crossed for more dates! Also, be sure to check out our last year’s interview with Steve Roche, featuring a bunch of memories, live videos and iconic photography!