Posted in movies | music | tour dates on February 11, 2009

by Black Bubblegum


Vinnie Stigma, guitarist, hardcore monument, and philosopher extraordinaire, has gone solo from the legendary hardcore crew Agnostic Front (temporarily), releasing his debut album New York Blood as Stigma for I Scream Records. In celebration, Mr. Stigma will lead audience chants at two NYC shows including an in-store at Generation Records on Feb 26th at 7PM and a second show at The Pyramid on Ave A on March 1st. Full tour dates are below.

The record comes only a month after the release of New York Blood THE MOVIE on DVD:

The latest project from writer, director, cinematographer Nick Oddo is a criminal slice of life starring Vinnie Stigma, guitarist of the legendary hardcore band Agnostic Front. Heavily-tattooed Vinnie (Stigma) is a mid-range mobster who works the streets of Manhattan's Lower East Side with various schemes, including up-and-coming boxers, Chinatown drugs and opening a new nightclub. Vinnie's father Lorenzo (Marvin W. Schwartz), has just been released from Sing Sing after a 12 year stint, and the only thing on Pop's mind is getting revenge... The laid back, rambling script mostly follows Vinnie, and sometimes Lorenzo, throughout their daily routine, capturing the rhythms (and occasional roadbumps) in Vinnie's life, as he juggles a young son and an ex-wife with his coke snorting criminal ambitions. But while Vinnie keeps a relatively level head when it comes to crime, Lorenzo is a major psychopath who's liable to ruin everything his son has built...
- [Shock Cinema]
Stigma playing a tattooed tough guy from the LES. Hmmm. How do you suppose he prepared for that role? Trailer is below.

In other AF related news, the band is currently on tour, but announced that they are on the hunt for a new drummer... contact at their MySpace if interested. Roger Miret's (AF)'s brother band, Madball, also recently added some tour dates with Reign Supreme, though none in NYC. Full AF & Madball dates are below.

In other NYHC news, Subzero have announced they are calling it quits after a twenty-year run:

We will be playing a few more shows through out different regions of NY and out of state before we end it. Our first is @ Popeyes Pub in Westchester, NY with Jasta on FEB 27th and then In Brooklyn @ Europa with The Casualties & The Krays for the A CLOCKWORK ORANGE FEST. That's the last time you'll be hearing The Suffering Of Man / Necropolis set. Then we'll be going out with a bang at the SUPERBOWL OF HARDCORE aka BLACK N BLUE BOWL @ STUDIO B in Brooklyn MAY 30th. There we will be reforming as the ORIGINAL band doing a strictly OLD SCHOOL set. All the demo and HAPPINESS WITHOUT PEACE classics. You don't want to miss any of these shows! Thanks for the good times and the memories! COURAGE! STRENGTH! PRIDE! LIONHEARTED!!!!!
That Europa show, scheduled for March 15th is FREE and the show is all ages. Full tour dates are below. As more details on the Superbowl of Hardcore trickle out, we'll let you know.

Tickets for the Cro-Mags show at Europa on Mar 29 are still available.

Videos and tour dates below...

New York Blood Trailer (NSFW, not for the fainthearted)

Deep Thoughts with Vinny Stigma

February 26 2009 Generation Records New York, New York
March 1 2009 The Pyramid, New York, New York*
March 11 2009 Palladium, Upstairs, Worcester, Massachusetts**
March 13 2009 Popeye's, Cortlandt Manor, New York
March 14 2009 Bogies, Albany, New York***
March 16 2009 House of Blues, Boston, MA^
* w/ Joe coffee, The bleeding and Last call brawl
** w/ H2O, Cruel Hand and more!
*** w/ Murderer's Row, Bulldog Courage, NY Trainwreck and Death Is Easy
^ w/ Dropkick Murphys, Black 47 and Bryan McPherson

Feb 10 2009 Walters Houston, Texas
Feb 11 2009 The Compound Corpus Christi, Texas
Feb 12 2009 Rock Bottom San Antonio, Texas
Feb 13 2009 Red Seven Austin, Texas
Feb 14 2009 Lola's Fort Worth, Texas
Apr 1 2009 Valentines Upstairs W/Ruiner Albany, New York
Apr 2 2009 Diesel W/Ruiner Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Apr 3 2009 Grog Shop W/Ruiner Cleveland, Ohio
Apr 4 2009 Macs W/Ruiner Lansing, Michigan
Apr 5 2009 Subterraenean Chicago, Illinois
Apr 6 2009 Triple Rock Social Club W/Ruiner Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 7 2009 Sokal Underground W/Ruiner Omaha, Nebraska
Apr 8 2009 Bluebird St Louis, Missouri
Apr 11 2009 Otto Bar W/Ruiner Baltimore, Maryland
Apr 12 2009 TBA Haverhill, Massachusetts

February 27 2009 POPEYES PUB Peekskill, New York*
May 30 2009 STUDIO B "SUPERBOWL of HARDCORE", Brooklyn, New York (ORIGINAL lineup doing Old School Set)

** w/ THE CASUALTIES, THE KRAYS and many more



Comments (20)

its a foggy memory but i always remembered subzero as a poor man's h20...which is rather sad.

i remember seeing them a few times at wetlands with skarhead...god, i listened to some horrible stuff in high school.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2009 12:47 PM

It's fun to make fun of your past isn't anonymous? Don't worry though, it all comes back in the end, once you no longer care about being cool.

And sorry for the pedantry but SubZero predates H20 by about 6-7 years.

Posted by david | February 11, 2009 1:13 PM

Yooooooooo Stigma!

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2009 1:38 PM

Anom 12:47

Lord Ezec's coming to get you.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2009 1:39 PM

so, now i cant even make fun of myself?

hey, i still love warzone and sheer terror from back then...

and maybe subzero were older than h20 but be honest...that band was at best #3 or #4 on a 15 band hardcore bill...

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2009 1:57 PM

Yeah, I'm not saying Subzero were a great band, but to peg them as an H2O ripoff is pretty off base.

It does get tiring reading peoples little digs on "what they liked before they acquired taste" or whatever bullshit take they have on it. It's even more ridiculous considering the fact that often Hardcore or Punk or whatever is replaced by something way less honest, and way more plastic - ie. ironic, detached indie rock, where nothing much at all is being said aside from wink wink humor and doofish hipsterisms.

I guess what i'm saying is that HC may seem silly to you now, but I can almost guarantee that some time in your life you will look back on those days as great ones, and you will kick yourself for trashing your WarZone shirt (Raybeez RIP) and thinking Animal Collective is somehow a good band.

Posted by david | February 11, 2009 2:49 PM

i hear you...but im split...i look back fondly on going out to shows...coney island high, tramps, abc no rio...whatever...and some of the i said, i still listen to warzone and gorilla biscuits and altercation or judge...but i also cringe whenever i hear 25 ta life or skarhead...

i stopped going to hardcore shows in 96 or way too gangsta and tough guy for me...

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2009 3:07 PM

as for, they werent poppy like h20 but they seemed a bit too polished and 'hardcore by the numbers' for my taste...the lead singer had frosted blond hair and just came off as trying too hard for everyone's attention.

kinda like toby from h20 i guess : )

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2009 3:09 PM

That film looks amazing!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2009 3:33 PM

Yeah man I hear you now. That's about when I stopped going to shows too. Things got way too metal and tough guy for my tastes. I still love all the bands you mentioned plus GB,Bold,YOT, Side By Side,etc. Never got into any of the DMS bands.

I started going again after seeing GB at Cb's in 2005. Seeing that show really brought me back and reminded me about what was so rad about HC. I guess working in the "indie rock" world on a professional level gave me tons of incentive to tap back into something that was way more real and sincere, and wasn't so commercially motivated.

Since then I have been going to shows on and off and buying tons of records. Not all of the new shit floats my boat but some of it still gets me psyched.

Posted by david | February 11, 2009 3:34 PM

if you havent heard altercation, download it now...i only found out about them recently from that rival schools interview with walter and sammy...altercation's demo was like warzone meets gorilla biscuits...its insane...

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2009 4:12 PM

The Merauder demo rules.

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2009 4:22 PM

Life's Blood

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2009 5:37 PM

fucking stigmaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2009 6:49 PM

fuckin' madbawwwwl

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2009 8:08 PM

vinnie fucking stigma!!! fuck!

Posted by Anonymous | February 11, 2009 9:14 PM

nyc xenophobia is a special annoying brand of xenophobia.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2009 2:36 PM

Stigma ftw!!!! Oh, and yea, that film looks like it rocks! Gotta check it out. Love subzero too.

Posted by Folliculitis | February 20, 2009 6:42 PM

Hey guys I'm trying to get the Sub Zero's hardcore show, the only problem is that I don't know the city, because I came to NY (Lake Placid) to work from Chile. According to my schedule I'll be able to attend the show on March 30, so If anybody could help me writing me by mail how can I get the address and the ticket for the show, I'd really apprecciate it.
This is my e-mail
Thanks in advance!

Posted by RICHARD | February 25, 2009 11:54 PM

anyone know what happened sunday? Heard there was a big fight

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2009 5:03 PM

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