LIVE: Five Alpha Beatdown @ Valentine’s Music Hall, 12/19/13

Video and photographs by Timothy Reidy

A year ago in Metroland, writer/lawyer/drummer/fortuneteller Paul Rapp made this bold prediction for 2013: “Five Alpha Beatdown will get signed to a major label that thinks the band really are from Iceland. ‘You’re Boring as F***’ will be a major, major hit and will inspire the next Judd Apatow film of the same title.”

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The clock was ticking and time was running out… Sharing the stage with an all-star line-up that also included Charmboy, Doojh and the Five-Dollar Shakes, 5ABD had one last chance as they took the stage for the final time in 2013. Would a major label scout be lurking in the audience at Valentine’s Music Hall? Perhaps Danny McCarroll on a holiday homecoming trip to Delmar? Or maybe Apatow himself making a stop in Nippertown on his way to visit pal Graham Parker in Woodstock?

The answer to these burning questions were no, no and no… but a good time was had by all nonetheless.

The Five Dollar Shakes

The Five Dollar Shakes

Doojh

Doojh

Charmboy

Charmboy

Five Alpha Beatdown

Five Alpha Beatdown

Five Alpha Beatdown

Five Alpha Beatdown

Five Alpha Beatdown

Five Alpha Beatdown

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