Black N’ Blue Bowl 2018 happening at BK Bazaar with Judge & more
Annual NYC hardcore festival Black N’ Blue Bowl used to take place at Webster Hall (which is currently closed for renovations), but this year it will move to Brooklyn Bazaar on May 19 & 20. Most of the lineup is TBA, but they’ve revealed that it will include NYHC legends Judge, who began their reunion at Black N’ Blue Bowl 2013, as well as newer band Combust (members of Vice and Impact). Tickets go on sale Monday (3/26). Stay tuned for the rest of the lineup.
UPDATE: The lineup continues to expand, and now includes Agnostic Front (celebrating the 35th anniversary of United Blood), Razor Blade Hand Grenade, The Fight and Countime, who play day two with Judge and Combust. Crown of Thornz, Jesus Piece, Queensway, Grudgeholder and Jab are playing day one.
A pre-party has also been announced for May 18 at Coney Island Baby (fka HiFi Bar, fka Brownies — 169 Ave A) with Danny Diablo, Brick By Brick, Inhuman, Concrete Dream, 1865, Unruly Boys and Examine. Tickets will only be sold at doors.
Listen to Judge’s classic Bringin’ It Down LP and Combust’s 2017 demo (including a Breakdown cover) below.
Meanwhile, Judge guitarist Porcell is also in the reunion lineup of Shelter, who just announced a tour.