Posted in music | pictures on February 24, 2010

words by Klaus Kinski, photos by Meghan McInnis

Trapped Under Ice would like to share a song with you...
Trapped Under Ice

You know the NYC hardcore scene ain't what used to be when it has to be emphasized as a main bullet point on the H2O show flier that the event will feature no barricades! When it comes to hardcore, I thought that went without saying. At least, it should. But I guess since our ever-wussified show-going culture evolves, lots of people expect to see barricades at a hardcore, metal, or just plain aggro-music show. But enough of my griping. H2O played two NYC proper 15 year anniversary shows. Night one was February 20th at Gramercy (pics adorn this post) and night (or should we say day) two took place at the Knitting Factory (on 2/21). The show at the Knit was a 3pm doors, all ages, sold out event. That is the one I attended.,

When I got there at 6pm sharp, H2O was literally walking on stage to perform what would end up being a 54 minute set. The set was packed with the classics and the crowd (which was hardly all ages) (unless 20 - 30 is considered all ages), was physically into the band from song one. A steady stream of stage diving and not-nearly-as-violent-as-the-old-days moshing stayed at a pretty consistent pitch throughout. The Gramercy crowd was lucky enough to get guests Lou Koller of Sick of it All as well as Anthony Civarelli (Civ), but sadly this was not the case at the Knit. Over all the show was a lot of fun, but now I have my sights set on the sold out Agnostic Front original line-up reunion happening at the Bell House on Friday 2/26.

More pics from the Gramercy are below...

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Backtrack...

Backtrack

Backtrack

Backtrack

The Attack...

The Attack

The Attack

The Attack

The Attack

The Attack

The Attack

The Attack

Maximum Penalty...

Maximum Penalty

Maximum Penalty

Maximum Penalty

Maximum Penalty

Maximum Penalty

Maximum Penalty

Maximum Penalty

Maximum Penalty

Maximum Penalty

Trapped Under Ice...

Trapped Under Ice

Trapped Under Ice

Trapped Under Ice

Trapped Under Ice

Trapped Under Ice

Trapped Under Ice

Trapped Under Ice

Trapped Under Ice

Trapped Under Ice

Trapped Under Ice

Trapped Under Ice

Trapped Under Ice

H2O...

H2O

H2O

H2O

H2O

H2O

H2O

H2O

H2O

H2O

H2O

H2O

H2O

H2O

H2O

H2O

H2O

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H2O

Civ of Gorilla Biscuits
H2O

H2O

H2O

H2O

H2O

H2O

H2O

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Sam of Trapped Under Ice
H2O

H2O

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H2O

Lou Koller of Sick Of It All
H2O

H2O

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H2O

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Comments (17)

first time i saw h20 was at coney island high in summer of 95 at some 20 band benefit...i think it was for john joseph actually.

they were pop hardcore...they sounded great when i was 14.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 5:26 PM

SO you out grew their music. You want a medal or a monument?

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 5:36 PM

thats justice of trapped under ice with h2o. fyi

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 5:45 PM

sausage fest!

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 5:57 PM

hardcore shows are always 97 percent male

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 6:16 PM

^98%, actually.

"not-nearly-as-violent-as-the-old-days..."
Nostalgic longing for violence is never good.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 6:40 PM

h2o always had more descendents and minor threat in them than your traditional nyhc acts like sick of it all, madball, cro-mags etc.

Posted by ihatehipsterscum | February 24, 2010 6:46 PM

Shit. I misread this and thought it was a post all about 3oh!3.
Fml.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 8:30 PM

have the original demo cassette. dont forget your.....

ROOTS!

Doubt the majority of these bands on here will make it to 15 years.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2010 10:24 PM

Great pics, and it's weird seeing Backtrack on such a big stage like that haha.

Posted by Gregbx | February 24, 2010 10:57 PM

Thanks for sharing

Posted by DVD Ripper for Mac | February 25, 2010 7:27 AM

cool.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2010 8:04 AM

hey 10:24,, wanna sell me that demo casette?

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2010 10:04 AM

best photos ive seen on here in a while

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Posted by دردشه | October 3, 2010 7:52 PM

h2o always had more descendents and minor threat in them than your traditional nyhc acts like sick of it all, madball, cro-mags etc.


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