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All Ages

"xxx ALL AGES xxx" The Boston Hardcore Film is a documentary film that explores the early Boston Hardcore music scene from the years 1981 thru 1984. Unlike earlier films that were centered on the members of the bands, this film delves into the social and communal aspects of that particular era. The community, culture, straight edge and DIY (Do it yourself) ethic of the time are all explored in the film. Never before seen archival footage, photographs, interviews and dramatizations make up the body of the film.
xxx All Ages xxx is playing Boston this weekend (6/22 - 6/24) and plays NYC June 29th - July 1st at Nitehawk in Williamsburg. Tickets are on sale for the 6/29 and 6/30 showings, 7/1 is sold out. If you can't make it to any of the the screenings, head over to the film's site and you can preorder a DVD to watch in the comfort of your own home.

Additionally, there will be a DVD release party at Bar Matchless on July 1. The venue will host performances from The F.U.'s (First NYC show in over 25 years!!!), The K.W.E. with special guests Springa (SSD), Jimmy Keough (Stranglehold), Urban Waste, and No Control and the show will take place directly after the noon showing of the film at Nitehawk.

Check out a listing of screenings and a trailer for the film below.


xxx ALL AGES xxx The Boston Hardcore Film (Official Trailer)

xxx All Ages xxx
Boston DIY Screenings
West End Museum
Friday, June 22, 2012 @ 8pm
Saturday, June 23, 2012 @ 3pm
Saturday, June 23, 2012 @ 8pm
Sunday, June 24, 2012 @ 3pm
Boston screenings are will call at the door (Limit of 75 tickets for each show)

NYC / Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Nighthawk Cinema
Friday, June 29, 2012 @ 12-midnight
Saturday, June 30, 2012 @ 12-midnght
Sunday, July 1, 2012 @ 12-noon



Comments (55)

Boston got good when FSU took over.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 10:07 AM

^ Yes. When Brockton took over Boston, Boston got good. That makes sense. No one here is gonna understand this conversation.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 10:25 AM

yeah ,Gangs are cool..

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 10:26 AM

Ladies and gentlemen...allow me to bring him on. The one...the only...D! Take it away man...

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 10:27 AM

Before D comes, let me sum it up. There were shitheads in Boston. Other shitheads came in and usurped the first round of shitheads. Thanks.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 10:30 AM

10:30 tells the truth

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 10:36 AM

Boston came around one night
Push came to shove and
We have seen the backstab blood
Most came and fuckin' went
They played the part
And they wore the right clothes
But they didn't know
What the fuck it meant
And I see it today
My backstabbing brothers
Believeing the lies
That they're telling each other
And I know I'll be here
When they're gone
''cause the New York Brotherhood
Is where my heart belongs
In rememberance of old New York
And to my friends
And the ones
I've fought
A special place left in my heart
Those days are gone, man
But they're not forgot

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 10:40 AM

Misogyny at its finest!

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 10:40 AM

Choke drives a flower truck

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 10:44 AM

D is running a little late ladies and gentleman....enjoy some hummus while you wait.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 10:55 AM

Judge sucked. If Porcell was in your band, it was generic.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 10:57 AM

I'm here

Posted by D | June 19, 2012 11:02 AM

And Judge had Wargasm (Brockton, MA metal band) sing backup on their record... so i think 10:40 misunderstands. And Judge sucked. And Choke would jump out of the flower truck and kick your ass.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 11:06 AM

What city is worse - Boston or Philly? Discuss!

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 11:15 AM

Boston has good seafood. Philly spawned Fresh Prince. Boston wins.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 11:22 AM

Philly v. Boston? The two worst cities on the East Coast. Close call...

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 11:31 AM

Philly makes NYC seem clean.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 11:38 AM

Wrecking Crew vs. Pagan Babies

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 11:40 AM

Birthplace of the American Revolution...Boston.

Birthplace of Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch...Boston.

Boston wins.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 11:51 AM

@10:40 Where is the misogyny? Do you know anything about hardcore or you just making assumptions about a genre you know nothing about.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 11:53 AM

Birthplace of Tang Records...Boston.

Philly wins.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 11:53 AM


Posted by Blag | June 19, 2012 11:59 AM

That's Taang, and fortunately fatass Curtis and his overpriced Maelstrom LPs are now in So. Cal.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 12:01 PM

^ who are you? (no reference to the b-side of the maelstrom 7" intended)

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 12:06 PM

What do you herbs know about Philadelphia? You're all from the Midwest anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 12:25 PM

Philly is the armpit of America! Congrats!

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 12:53 PM

^Have you ever been to Detroit?

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 1:50 PM

^Maybe that's exactly why some of the greatest American hardcore bands (i.e., Negative Approach, Necros, The Meatmen, etc.) came out of the Detroit metro area.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 2:38 PM

aren't those the ONLY three? and let's face it - meatmen were funny for one record. "greatest"? that's a bit of a stretch.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 2:49 PM

Anybody wonder why was it a self promoting so called New Yorker made this film?

Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2012 4:06 PM

Tall Paul will kill you all.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 4:23 PM

I have arrived hahaha.

What is there for me to say?

Go see the film or don't. I'm cool with it as long as they don't espouse the same "hardcore died in/by 1986" bullshit Steve Blush did with "American Hardcore".

As far as NYHC vs. BHC goes, this is my take:

1980-83 BHC > 1980-83 NYHC save Agnostic Front who formed in mid-late '82 and Cro-Mags who formed sometime in '81. You could replace "BHC" with "DCHC" for 1980-83 (Bad Brains and Minor Threat alone.)

1983-90 NYHC > 1980s on BHC by a landslide.

1990 on hardcore including BHC (more specifically Lockin' Out bands BHC-wise) > 1990 on NYHC by a landslide (by "1990 on" I mean bands who formed 1990 on not that and remaining '80s bands.)

Here's my theory on NYHC vs. BHC goes:

It's dumb. BHC died by '84 with embarrassing hard rock final albums by SSD and DYS. BHC was nonexistent 1984-86 until Slap Shot literally did put it "Back On Th Map", but it was still dead 1986-87 cuz one band does not a scene make.

1986-99 BHC was directly influenced by 1986-90 NYHC and BHC but more NYHC.

Lockin' Out and Bridge Nine Records don't exist without '80s NYHC.

If you look at it like that, NYHC > BHC, but that's not the real matchup. The real matchup is NYHC on the whole vs. hardcore all over on the whole and if you take away '80s NYHC, hardcore all over by a landslide. No scene touches 1980s NYHC over the entire decade.

As much as I love NYHC, I know hardcore was, is, and always will be far greater when looking at over time (to me 1980 on.)

Posted by D | June 19, 2012 4:36 PM


Thanks for the laugh (and oxymoron!).

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 4:53 PM

Hey D, we invented HC are killed in in '85.


Washington DC

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 4:56 PM

God has AIDS.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 5:02 PM

4:56pm DC didn't invent hardcore.


Posted by D | June 19, 2012 5:57 PM

D, we came up w/ Revolution Summer to weed out lunkheads like you.


Washington DC

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 6:01 PM

Say what you will but, Bad Brains aside, U.S. hardcore mostly started in L.A. Some of the DC kids like Rollins spent some time there, were blown away, then raced back home to used what they saw as an inspiration to start their own scene. The Stimulators, etc. in NYC were still playing slower punk songs like "Loud Fast Rules" at that time and hadn't really sped up yet. "Out Of Vogue" by Middle Class from L.A. is arguably the first "hardcore" record ever recorded back in 1978.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 7:52 PM

Oh shut the fu ck up about "Revolution Summer". First off there was no "revolution" whatsoever unless you call not playing hardcore a revolution which I don't. RS did more harm than good to the DC music scene because it segregated the scene. It created as sholes like you typecasting people as "lunkheads".

Second I love all those bands musically: Rites Of Spring, Embrace, Beefeater, etc. As people they were elitist assholes who turned their noses up to hardcore in general (Dag Nasty was their pet hardcore band.) I also love Kingface, Soulsize, Ignition, and Swiz. Yeah I'm a lunkhead alright pssssshhhhhhh. Blow me.

7:52pm is right. LA had a scene centered around a nightclub called The Masque where The Germs, The Weirdos etc. played all the time. All that predated Bad Brains (who were first called Mind Power), DC, Boston, and New York hardcore.

Posted by D | June 19, 2012 8:17 PM

Masque was a punk rock club D. Germs, Weirdos, Screamers et al. were not hardcore bands.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 8:24 PM

Revolution Summer pissed D off, so I guess it worked.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 8:29 PM

Current Boston hardcore smokes the shit ouf of NYHC, I'll admit it. Theyve got a vibrant scene and much better bands, and NY seems more disconnected than ever.

The 538 Johnson kids stick to their turf, LI kids stick to their suburbs, and all the focus in the city seems to be on huge reunion/marquee-name shows at Webster Hall as opposed to consistent weekly shows.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 9:28 PM

8:24 - I'm 7:52 and the line is too blurry dude. Many consider The Germs a "hardcore" band (hell...let's take Ceremony for example) proto-hardcore L.A. bands definitely played The Masque, thus its inclusion in the Doc Decline Of Western Civilization, which is fucking amazing by the way.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 10:10 PM

80 - 83

LA: black flag/bad religion/circle jerks/tsol/social distortion/agent orange/youth brigade/descendents.

DC: bad brains/minor threat/scream/void/faith/iron cross/gi.

BOS: ssd/gang green/jerry's kids/freeze/dys/negative fx/fu's.

SF: dead kennedys/avengers/flipper/crucifix/mdc/dri/verbal abuse/dicks

NYC: bad brains north/kraut/even worse/heart attack/reagan youth/mob/beastie boys/cromags.
then becomes laughable with youth of today/gorilla biscuits/etc etc and into "NYHC". Guess you could add misfits here even tho they're nj.

song wise la kills it no contest, intensity boston, combo of speed and songs dc.
honorable mention vancouver & sf. everyone else waaaaay behind, sorry NYC - heart attack?? lol.
Yes, today most of the LA bands you'd just call punk now, but back then it was all 'hardcore'

articles of faith, effigies, necros, negative approach, 7 seconds, die kreuzen, mia, husker du all great but LA, DC, & BOS hardcore punk scenes produce the best music in america 80 - 83, 1-2-3.

Posted by Anonymous | | June 20, 2012 12:00 AM

earth ghetto whore febreeze crayon

Posted by the pockmarked shadow-diver | June 20, 2012 7:20 AM

It's 7:52 again. Here Here know your U.S. hardcore history. You didn't sign off as D, so I assume you're someone else. Regardless, cheers.

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2012 7:38 AM

LOL white middle aged men arguing over what city's hardcore is "better". You guys make those clowns with the Vulcan ears and Klingon regalia look normal.

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2012 8:07 AM

florida state?

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2012 8:23 AM

9:28 I was about to say what about LI kids, then I reread and, concur.

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2012 5:09 PM

Ok. Can anyone tell us if the movie was any good?

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2012 8:56 AM

8:07 - LOL y'know what's even more pathetic? Some idiot troll reading all about it then making a useless comment.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2012 2:27 PM

the film was sub par at best. there was some cool old posters that i think we all remember back then and the music is what made up for the lack of directing and editing skills. drew stone also stole way to much from american hardcore. this is more of a home movie for when the family wants to get around during the holidays and watch old footage of themselves. it was totally biases and the director should never include himself in a documentary. he's completely cheesy and says the same shit in the film that he says in every interview. Being from right out side of boston i was excited to hear about this film finally coming out, however as stated earlier if it were not for the music it would be a total waste of time to watch. the guy needs to keep a day job if he wants to put food on the table.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2012 5:35 PM

Any show reports on The F.U.s and Springa gig Sunday at Matchless?

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2012 6:31 PM

I remember a bunch of the boston hardcore bands came to Philly in 1982 to play (ss decontrol and jerrys kids were among them) and they had the biggest asshole attitudes that I have ever seen. Total idiots. They seemed to be on a mission to prove they could play louder than anyone else and had such a ridiculous macho attitude. By the second SS Decontrol song all of the philly punks were all hanging outside and inside were about 25 boston punks slam dancing. So they came all the way down here to play for themselves and their friends, which they could have done in Boston. Morons. Jerry Only of the Misfits was roadying them though...that was way cool.

Posted by Commander | July 9, 2012 7:20 PM

Just went to the Midwest premiere of this in Minneapolis, it was pretty solid. Only thing wrong with it is that they don't mention Siege once. They weren't really part of the whole Boston crew but I think they're worth a mention considering how influential they were to later incarnations of hardcore

Posted by Anonymous | October 12, 2012 1:20 AM

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