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Tickets on Sale

Tickets to the five Wolf Parade shows at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for Bonnaroo go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the SOPHIE show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Satancide and Les Sans Culottes show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Small Black / Frankie Rose show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Empress Of show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Mitski, Mal Devisa, 100% show at Knitting Factory go on sale today at noon.

Oberhofer, High Waisted, Granny, and Junk Boys are playing Baby's All Right on February 4Tickets are on sale now.

Tickets for the The Movielife show at Webster Hall go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Hinds show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Pete Yorn show at Irving Plaza go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Lapsley show at Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Beirut shows at Prospect Park Bandshell and Capitol Theatre go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Alice Cooper show at State Theatre go on sale today at 10 AM , and his shows at Capitol Theatre and Mayo Center go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the five Killswitch Engage shows at Gramercy Theatre, Bowery Ballroom, Saint Vitus, Marlin Room and Rough Trade go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Young Fathers show at Music Hall of Willimasburg go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Peter Hook & The Light (performing 'Substance: Joy Division & New Order') show at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for The Smith Street Band, Worriers, and Hard Girls show at Knitting Factory go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Gaz Goombes shows at Rockwood Music Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Petite Noir show at Mercury Lounge go on sale at noon.

Tickets for the Earthless shows at Rough Trade and Mercury Lounge go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Dr. Dog with Hop Along (3/19) show at Terminal 5 go on sale today at noon. Tickets for night 1 with The Districts (3/18) are still on sale (same link).

Tickets for the second White Denim show at Bowery Ballroom go o sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Thrice and La Dispute shows at Playstation Theatre and Starland Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Greg Dulli and Joseph Arthur show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Weezer and Panic! At The Disco show at Jones Beach and PNC Bank Arts Center go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Heart, Joan Jett, Cheap Trick shows at Jones Beach, BB&T Pavilion, and PNC Banks Center go on sale at 10 AM.

Yung Lean is playing Webster Hall on March 19Tickets go on sale at 10 AM.

The Toilet Boys, The Sweet Things and Battletorn show at Saint Vitus is sold out and they added a second midnight show. Tickets are on sale now.

Bane are playing what they're saying is their last NYC show ever on May 8 at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall with Expire. Tickets are on sale now.

Back to School Jam

Following an alleged altercation at a recent This Is Hardcore aftershow, Tom Alderson (drummer of the band Crosscheck) was hospitalized after being severely beaten. Tom's friend Jordan McKinney (of the band Drown) posted a statement on Twitter which accuses Heavy Chains' Ian Adams and Suburban Scum's Ryan "Karebear" Taylor of committing the assault. Here's an excerpt of the story:

Sunday, July 26th Drown/Crosscheck were at the Voltage Lounge setting up to play an after show for 'This Is Hardcore. After Crosscheck was done soundchecking two people walked up to Tom asking to talk to him. Ian from Heavy Chains and Karebear from Suburan Scum.

They walked up to Tom asking to have a chat with him and even stated "we aren't going to hurt him, just talk" and proceeded into the side room of the Voltage Lounge. They wanted to confront him about an incident that happened earlier that day between Tom and Ian in the pit. During the Forced Order set that day, while moshing, Ian claimed that Tom had hit him after a confrontation with Ian trying to headbutt him, Tom walked away assuming it was nothing. It's a risk you take and can easily avoid being at these shows.

Throughout the rest of the day, Tom never heard anything else about the incident. Until Ian and Karebear approached him. So after taking him into the room, not even a minute later, Tom was struck by Ian and then was beaten and stomped on until they decided to walk away and leave. Yes, there are also people who witnessed this.

Karebear has admitted to a source (that we are choosing to keep anonymous) that he open hand slapped Tom before Ian attacked him, knocked him unconscious and then Ian continued to brutally hit and stomp Tom.

Karebear stood by and let this happen to Tom. He hit him for no reason at all. Tom was left there as these two people walked away like nothing happened. That is when I was told what happened and ran inside.

I walk onto the stage to see Tom lying on the ground lifeless, bleeding out of multiple places on his head and choking on his own breathing. After holding Tom for awhile waiting on paramedics, Tom went into shock and proceeded to throw up and lose control in my arms.

This is all something Tom's girlfriend and his closest friends had to watch as they could do nothing due to the actions of two people abusing force on someone that did not know what was going on. Drown and Crosscheck did not play the show that night because both bands spend the night in the hospital waiting on the closest thing we could have to an update on our friend.

We didn't know if he would even make it. Tom was sedated and had breathing tubes inserted. He was administered major pain medication for the multiple facial fractures found through CAT scan. If he even sneezes or moves the bones in a certain way, he will have to undergo facial surgery. He suffered a very severe concussion which has caused him memory loss, and loss of cognitive skills.

He's had to and continues to relearn basic things again like eat/talking/walking.

Ian, Karebear, Heavy Chains and Suburban Scum are all being quiet about the situation, but, Karebear tweeted, "The Internet is mind blowing. If it's said out loud and someone can read it, then it must be true. Fucking disgusts me." Karebear also had a tweet up that said something about never jumping anyone in his life, but that tweet is now deleted. He was also a co-promoter of NJ's upcoming Back to School Jam (9/12), but has since stepped down. A statement announcing it claims, "It's important to state that Karebear did not jump anybody - and him stepping down is by no means an admission of any kind from his behalf but is out of respect for all involved." Suburban Scum has also dropped off the show, and now Back to School Jam is doubling as a benefit for Tom Alderson. All the proceeds will be donated to him. A GoFundMe campaign was set up in his honor too. You can read the full statement below.

Another band playing Back to School Jam, Code Orange, tweeted support for Tom, and once Karebear stepped down from the show, they added: "We told you things would be right or we wouldn't be involved. See you at back to school jam." Headliners Trapped Under Ice (their first show in two years) have also shown support for Tom. The show is now sold out, but some tickets will available at doors.

Heavy Chains, who appear to have deleted their Facebook, have yet to comment on the matter, but they've been removed from the upcoming Life & Death Tour with Bane, Turnstile, Backtrack and others. Backtrack posted the official statement from the tour promoters:

After careful consideration Heavy Chains will no longer be on the Life & Death Tour 2015. The number one priority for this tour is to provide a fun and safe environment for everyone at our shows, we have no further comment regarding the situation. Full dates are below, replacements will be announced soon.
Read the full statement from Back to School Jam, and the rest of Jordan McKinney's statement on Tom's story, below...

Continue reading "Heavy Chains & Suburban Scum members allegedly beat and hospitalized Crosscheck's drummer; Back to School Jam is now a benefit for him"

This Is Hardcore 2015

This year marks the 10th edition of Philadelphia's annual This Is Hardcore festival, and the lineup is stacked as usual. From July 23-26 the festival brings hardcore to Philly including the Danzig-less Misfits playing the Danzig-written Earth A.D. in its entirety, The Exploited's first US show in over a decade, the newly-reunited Chokehold, American Nightmare, The Suicide File, Cro-Mags, H2O, Snapcase, Slapshot, Nails, Code Orange, Defeater, Power Trip (who just played our SXSW party), Bane (apparently making their last TIHC appearance ever), and many more.

Tickets for the fest go on sale Friday (4/3) at noon, including 4-day passes, 3-day weekend passes and single day passes. Day-by-day lineups are coming later this week, and afterparties at Underground Arts, Voltage Lounge and KungFu Necktie are TBA.

Check out the full lineup below...

Continue reading "This Is Hardcore 2015 lineup (The Exploited, Chokehold, The Suicide File, American Nightmare, Snapcase, Slapshot, more)"

by Andrew Sacher

photo by Vincent Rizzotti
Soda Bomb

Long Island fuzz punks Soda Bomb have a new LP on the way titled Wanna Jam? due out April 7 via Derrick from TWIABP's label Broken World Media. We've got the premiere of the video for "Brainbuster" (shot & edited by Colin Bonilla), a catchy blast of slacker/stoner lo-fi that fans of Wavves should definitely check out. Watch, and see the album artwork and tracklist, below.

Soda Bomb have a handful of shows in their hometown area coming up too. The first is a free show this weekend at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on Friday (2/27) with Have Mercy, Banquets, Republic of Wolves and Heeney.

The next is March 25 at Shea Stadium with Free Throw, Battle Ave and Pocket Hercules. ($8 at door.)

Then a few days later they'll hit the previously-mentioned Long Island festival Spring Mixtape Fest (3/28) with Title Fight, Defeater, Pianos Become the Teeth, Bane, Superheaven and more (tickets).

They're back in Brooklyn on April 3 at Aviv with Vulture Shit, Show Me The Body, Flagland, Death Vacation, Nonsense and Huffers.

And finally, heading to Connecticut for the unfortunately sold-out Broken World Fest with label heads The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), I Kill Giants (reunion), Glocca Morra, Joie De Vivre, John Galm (ex-Snowing, Street Smart Cyclist, Slow Warm Death), Told Slant and more.

In the midst of all that, they'll be heading out on a tour with Mumblr which includes a TBA Brooklyn date on April 24. Full dates/cities schedule for that tour, with the new video and album info, below...

Continue reading "Soda Bomb releasing an LP, playing shows w/ TWIABP, Title Fight, Heeney, Vulture Shit & more (dates, new video)"


Tickets for the six Bjork shows at Carnegie Hall and City Center go on sale today at 11AM.

Tickets for the Rush shows at Prudential Center and MSG go on VIP presale today at 10AM.

Tickets for David Byrne's 'Contemporary Color' shows at Barclays Center go on AmEx presale today at 10AM. The live music portion will feature performances from Byrne, Nelly Furtado, How to Dress Well, Dev Hynes, Kelis, Nico Muhly + Ira Glass, St. Vincent, and tUnE-yArDs, plus 10 color guard teams from the US and Canada.

If you missed out on getting tickets for The Sonics shows at Irving Plaza and The Stone Pony in the BV presale, you can try again in the general on-sale starting today at 10AM.

If you missed out on getting tickets for the The Mountain Goats show at Webster Hall in the BV presale, you can try again in the general on-sale starting today at 10AM. Tickets for their City Winery shows are on sale now.

If you missed out on getting tickets for the Shakey Graves/Nikki Lane show at Warsaw in the BV presale, you can try again in the general on-sale starting today at 10AM. Their Irving Plaza show is sold out.

Tickets for the Inter Arma and Yautja show at Saint Vitus go on sale today at 10 AM.

Tickets for the Bob's Burgers Live show at Beacon Theatre go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets for the Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster (of The Best Show) show at The Bell House go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets for the Two Gallants show at Baby's All Right go on sale today at 10AM. shows on February 13 at Mercury Lounge and February 14 at Rough Trade have sold out.

Tickets for the Kind of Like Spitting and The City on Film show at The Studio at Webster Hall go on sale today at 10AM.

Tickets for the SALES show at Mercury Lounge go on sale today at time. They also play Baby's All Right on April 10. Tickets for that show go on sale today at 10AM.

Grateful Dead tribute band Dark Star Orchestra are playing six shows in the NYC area, one in NJ at State Theatre on May 7, two on Long Island at The Space at Westbury on May 16 and 17, two at Capitol Theatre on May 29 and 30, and one at Brooklyn Bowl on June 1. Tickets for the NJ and Long Island shows go on sale at 10 AM and noon respectively. Cap tickets go on sale at noon, and Brooklyn tickets go on sale at 10 AM.

Tickets for the newly-added Jeff Beck shows at The Paramount and Capitol Theatre go on sale today at 10 AM and noon, respectively. His 4/18 show at the Cap is sold out, but you can still get tickets to his two other Paramount shows.

If you missed out on getting tickets for the Mastodon/Clutch/Graveyard show at Central Park Summerstage in the BV presale, you can try again in the general on-sale starting today at noon.

If you missed out on getting tickets for the Interpol show at Prospect Park in the BV presale, you can try again in the general on-sale starting today at noon.

Buffy Sainte-Marie is playing Highline Ballroom on May 20. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

Tickets for the John Cooper Clarke show at MHOW go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Seth Avett + Jessica Lea Mayfield show at Town Hall go on sale today at noon.

Tickets to the Manic Street Preachers show at Webster Hall go on sale today at 1 PM.

Tickets for the Kaki King show at Rough Trade go on sale today at noon. Tickets for her Ecstatic Music Festival performance are still available.

Tickets for the Nude Beach show with White Hills at Bell House go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Pokey LaFarge show at Bowery Ballroom go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the DJ Windows 98 (aka Arcade Fire's Win Butler) show at Baby's All Right go on sale today at noon.

Tickets for the Single Mothers/Dirty Nil show at Saint Vitus are on sale now.

Tickets to see Weatherbox with Have Mercy at The Studio at Webster Hall are on sale now.

Tickets for the Pennywise, A Wilhelm Scream and Teenage Bottlerocket shows at Irving Plaza and Starland Ballroom go on sale today at 10 AM.

Bane, Backtrack and Malfunction are playing The Studio at Webster Hall on April 25. Tickets go on sale today at 10 AM.

Guttermouth and Counterpunch are playing Saint Vitus on March 16. Tickets are on sale now.

RX Bandits are playing MHOW on April 13. Tickets for that show go on sale Saturday at 10AM.

Houndmouth are playing Bowery Ballroom on April 1. Tickets go on sale today at noon.

Dr. Dog are opening for Dispatch at MSG on July 10. Tickets go on sale at noon.

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by Andrew Sacher

Pianos Become the Teeth at Webster Studio in October (more by Mimi Hong)

Title Fight already have an awesomely billed tour with La Dispute and The Hotelier coming up that hits NYC on 3/27 at Webster Hall (tickets), and they've since added another appearance happening in the NYC-area that same weekend. They headline Long Island's Spring Mixtape Fest on Saturday, March 28 at Revolution which includes a stacked lineup of Bane, Pianos Become the Teeth, Defeater, Superheaven, Capital, Give, High Card and Soda Bomb. Tickets for that are on sale now. Show flyer and updated list of TF dates below.

That's not the only upcoming bill Pianos Become the Teeth and Superheaven share. They also team up with Diamond Youth (Topshelf) and Black Clouds (Geoff Rickly's label) later this month in Baltimore for what will be Pianos' first hometown show in over a year and a half. All Pianos dates are listed below.

Pianos Become the Teeth also gave us a list of their favorite records of 2014 (Title Fight recently told us theirs). It's a diverse list, ranging from metal vets At the Gates to EDM producer Porter Robinson to Sun Kil Moon. Check out their whole list, with commentary, and those lists of dates, below...

Continue reading "Pianos Become the Teeth told us their top LPs of 2014, playing Long Island w/ Title Fight, Defeater, Superheaven, Give, more"

The Van Pelt at Coco66 in 2009 (more by Ryan Muir)
Van Pelt

We recently mentioned that The Bouncing Souls' 'Home for the Holidays' shows would be happening in Asbury Park from December 26 to 28 at The Stone Pony, and now the openers for each night have been announced. 12/26 has Bane, Blanks 77 and Morning Glory; 12/27 has None More Black, The Scandals and The Van Pelt; and 12/28 has Jesse Malin, Frnkiero & the Cellabration and Seaside Caves. Ticket bundles go on sale Tuesday (10/7) at noon and individual show tickets go on sale Friday (10/10) at noon.

The Van Pelt put out unreleased tracks and rarities on Record Store Day this year, and the Kid Dynamite-related None More Black put out their first song in a while not too long ago. Jesse Malin is also touring with Joan Jett.

Frank Iero's former My Chemical Romance bandmate Gerard Way is touring this year too and just put out a video for "Millions" off his britpoppy new album Hesitant Alien. Watch that below...

Continue reading "Bouncing Souls announce holiday show openers (None More Black, The Van Pelt & more); Gerard Way made a video"

Chain of Strength at Acheron in 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Chain of Strength

Hardcore vets Chain of Strength, who were briefly around from 1988 to 1991, reunited in 2012 for Revolution 25 (pics) at Irving Plaza and a much smaller Brooklyn show at Acheron (pics). They've since played LA in 2013 and it turns out the reunion isn't over yet, as they'll be going on a short Northeast tour in June with Turnstile, Strife, Mindset and Praise which brings them back to Brooklyn's Acheron on June 15. Tickets for that show go on sale via Ticketfly on May 8. All dates are listed below.

The brief tour is leading up to their appearance at Canada's Amnesia Rockfest (6/20-21) with blink-182, Motley Crue, Weezer, Alice In Chains, Megadeth, Primus, Danzig with Doyle, Mastodon, Cock Sparrer, Black Flag, Fear, Dead Kennedys, Misfits, Joan Jett, Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Meshuggah, Henry Rollins, Rocket from the Crypt, Judge, Strife, Glassjaw, Dying Fetus, Cannibal Corpse, Title Fight and many more. Tickets for that fest are on sale now.

Full Amnesia Rockfest lineup, with the list of Chain of Strength dates, a video of their 2012 Acheron show and the tour flyer, below...

Continue reading "Chain of Strength playing more US reunion shows before Canada's Amnesia Rockfest (dates & lineup)"

by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Sorority Noise - Rory Shield (MP3)

Sorority Noise

Sorority Noise, who you may have just caught on tour with Special Explosion, Teen Suicide, and Alex G, will follow 2013's Young Luck EP with their first full length, Forgettable, on May 13. It comes out in the US jointly via Evan Weiss' (Into It. Over It.) Storm Chasers and Derrick Shanholtzer's (TWIABP) Broken World Media, and will get a European release via Dog Knight (Nai Harvest, Playlounge). The record's first single, "Rory Shield," recalls the '90s power pop emo of bands like The Promise Ring and Knapsack, and that can be downloaded for free above or streamed below. Album artwork and tracklist below too.

The Connecticut band has a show in their hometown on Wednesday (3/26), which is the CT stop of the Solids / Pachangacha tour. After that, they'll play a few other Northeast dates with related band Old Gray and NJ emo noodlers Prawn, including the Property of Zack-presented pre-show to the Mixtape Festival. That show takes place at Amityville Music Hall (3/28) and also includes Slingshot Dakota, Cryptodira and Petal Tickets are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

Meanwhile, the Mixtape Festival also takes place on Long Island from March 29-30 at 89 North and includes Bane, Ringworm, Pentimento, Koji, Counterparts and more (tickets).

All Sorority Noise dates are listed, with the song stream, LP artwork and tracklist, below...

Continue reading "Sorority Noise releasing an LP, playing shows w/ Old Gray and Prawn including Mixtape Festival pre-show (dates & MP3)"

Ceremony at Warsaw in 2012 (more by Joe McCabe)

As mentioned, ever-evolving punks Ceremony are set to play this year's This Is Hardcore festival in Philly (they play on 8/10) alongside Kid Dynamite, The Suicide File, Modern Life Is War, Judge, Blacklisted, Tragedy, 7 Seconds, Paint It Black, Code Orange Kids, Nails, Defeater, No Redeeming Social Value, Gwar, and more. Head to TiH's site for tickets. Updated lineup and schedule below.

Around the time of that festival, they'll be doing some other East Coast shows with Baltimore post-punk duo Ed Schrader's Music Beat. Those shows include one in Brooklyn on August 17 at 285 Kent, one in NJ on August 14 at Asbury Lanes, and a little farther out from NYC, they'll also play The El 'n' Gee on August 16 in New London, CT, but it might be worth the drive considering Joyce Manor and Glocca Morra are on that bill too. (It's also a day after Joyce Manor play a free NYC show at House of Vans with Kid Dynamite, Red Hare, and Swearin'). Tickets for the 285 Kent and El 'n' Gee shows go on sale Friday (6/21) at noon, and tickets for the Asbury Lanes show are on sale now.

You can also catch Ed Schrader's Music Beat in NYC even sooner at Death by Audio on June 28 with The Hussy, Barkley's Barnyard Critters (feat. Brian Gibson of Lightning Bolt), and Shark Muffin. Admission for that show is $7 at the door.

Ceremony have a few other coming shows, like one of those free Converse shows in San Francisco, which they'll play on June 27 with Suicidal Tendencies, Rocket from the Crypt, The Bronx, and the Shrine. All dates are listed, along with a few videos, below.

Continue reading "Ceremony touring with Ed Schrader's Music Beat around This is Hardcore (dates & updated schedule)"


Put the rumors and gossiping to rest, the BNB Takeover proudly announced the complete line-up for this year's Black N Blue Bowl which will feature a highly anticipated reunion from JUDGE. A complete list of announced bands and details are as follows;
Check out the full lineup below...

Continue reading "Full Black N Blue Ball 2013 hardcore lineup announced (JUDGE included)"

by BBG

Negative Approach at Fun Fun Fun Fest (more by BBG)
Negative Approach

This is Hardcore returns to Philadelphia, PA for four days in August at Union Transfer (on 8/9) and Electric Factory (8/10 - 8/12). Both shows will have no barricades for you headwalkers/divers and in the case of Electric Factory, the venue will actually construct a stage in front of their usual stage (!) to get around the existing barricade. Now thats dedication/brutality.

As for the lineup, as usual the cast of hooligans gracing the stages of TIHC are a cast of notables, including Cro-Mags, Negative Approach, Gorilla Biscuits, Breakdown, Blacklisted, Killing Time, Nails, Ringworm, Gehenna and many many more. Full lineup is below and tickets go on sale on May 17th at noon.

Power Trip is part of said lineup, and reminder, the band will hit Acheron on May 15th as part of a string of East Coast dates. All tour dates are below.

Continue reading "This is Hardcore announces 2012 lineup and new venue"

photos by BBG

Fun Fun Fun Fest

Four stages and more. Fun Fun Fun Fest truly is non-stop fun of many varieties. BBG spent most of Friday at the Black Stage (the one Danzig headlined). His pictures, including Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Murder City Devils, Russian Circles and the afterparty at Red 7, continue below...

Continue reading "Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 -- Day 1 in pics (part 1) -- Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Murder City Devils, Russian Circles & more"

by Andrew Sacher

La Dispute at The Acheron in 2010 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
La Dispute

Genre bending post-hardcore outfit La Dispute will release their sophomore LP Wildlife on October 4 via No Sleep Records. Though the album title isn't nearly as epic as their 2008 debut Somewhere At the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair, from the driving drum patterns of album opener, "A Departure," it's clear that Wildlife is no simpler affair. While their debut was very much an album about relationships, on Wildlife we hear frontman Jordan Dreyer frantically contemplating heavier topics such as life and death. The album's longest track, "King Park," ends with Jordan pleading, "Can I still get into heaven if I kill myself?" Musically, the album's got less riffing going on than their debut, but the band finds appeal in other forms. "Safer in the Forest/Love Song for Poor Michigan" opens with an arpeggio that recalls The Bends-era Radiohead, "A Broken Jar" is an acoustic track not unlike the material on the band's Here, Hear EPs, and "St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church Blues" takes on a quasi-funk punk vibe. The album is currently streaming on La Dispute's website and can be pre-ordered from the No Sleep Webstore. The album art, tracklist, and a stream of album single "Harder Harmonies," is all below.

Though La Dispute can get pretty progressive on their albums, they don't tone down the aggression at live shows. I caught them at The Studio in May with Defeater and they delivered the whole show in classic hardcore fashion with nonstop moshing and crowd shoutalongs. They're about to kick off a tour opening for Thrice in support of the new album, which unfortunately won't bring them to venues as small as The Studio. It will hit the NYC-area on two separate occasions though. First on October 14 at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ and then on October 16 at Irving Plaza. Tickets are available for the Starland show and the Irving Plaza show.

Speaking of Defeater, they're about to head out on a tour with Bane that kicks off in NYC on October 12 at Santos Party House and hits Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin. Dead End Path and Miles Away are also on the tour.

All dates, song stream, album art and tracklist below...

Continue reading "La Dispute releasing 'Wildlife', touring (dates and stream)"

Slayer at Izod Center (photos by Samantha Marble)

Slayer, Thee Oh Sees, Public Enemy, Girls, Danzig Legacy, (Danzig + Doyle von Frankenstein playing Misfits, Samhain & Danzig), Hot Snakes, Diplo, Major Lazer, Henry Rollins, Ted Leo & The Phramacists, Spank Rock, Murder City Devils, Hum, Lykke Li, Passion Pit, Four Tet, Rakim, The Damned, Austra, Purity Ring, and Flynt Flossy are just a few of the acts announced today as part of the Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 lineup. Another amazing year! Check out the full lineup below and stay tuned for more announcements coming in August and September.

The new additions to the Austin, Texas festival, which takes place from 11/4 - 11/6, are in addition to the the previous "lineup leaks" that included Brian Posehn, Odd Future, Okkervil River, M83, X (performing "Los Angeles"), Reggie Watts, Flying Lotus, Tune-Yards, Ra Ra Riot, Kid Dynamite and others

2011 is the festival's sixth year, but first at its new home Auditorium Shores (no more Waterloo Park). Tickets are on sale now.

Slayer also has a NYC performance coming up with Metallica, Anthrax and Megadeth as part of the "Big Four" show at Yankee Stadium on 9/14. Tickets are still available.

Fun Fun Fun 2011 flyer and almost-full lineup is below.

Continue reading "Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 lineup (Danzig Legazy, Passion Pit, Slayer, Lykke Li, The Damned, Henry Rollins & much more)"

by BBG

Starkweather at ABC No Rio

This Is Hardcore Fest 2010 details are officially in the open, and the three day Philly festival will feature appearances from Sheer Terror, Ink & Dagger (with Geoff Rickly of Thursday filling in on vocals), Kid Dynamite, Cro-Mags, Nails, Ringworm, Starkweather, Trapped Under Ice, Seraphim, and many others. The full list is below. Tickets are on sale for the full weekend, or each individual day (Fri, Sat) though Sunday (with Kid Dynamite and Ink & Dagger) is sold out.

One of the This is Hardcore bands, Starkweather, played ABC No Rio on Saturday (May 29) with Rosetta and Shell Shock, one of TWO Rosetta shows for the weekend (the second was the BV/1000 Knives production with Ken Mode). I ducked out before the headliner Shell Shock, and missed a good portion of Rosetta's set due to beverage consumption across the street, but Starkweather were as good (better?) than I had remembered, playing a mix of metal and hardcore all anchored by vocalist weighty and powerful Rennie Resmini's voice. The band's material from their new LP This Sheltering Night sounded fantastic live as well (cop that). More pictures from their appearance are below.

Another This is Hardcore band, Seraphim, is also on board to play SATURDAY at Cake Shop alongside Altered State, Voyager, and Monolith as part of a BV/1000 Knives/Science of Silence production. The show kicks off at 5PM!

Some pics and video of Starkweather at ABC No Rio, and the full This is Hardcore fest lineup are below...

Continue reading "Starkweather played ABC No Rio (pics), playing 3-day This is Hardcore Fest in Philly w/ Kid Dynamite & many others"

by BBG

Indecision at Irving Plaza 2008 (photo by Jason Jamal Neklah)

NYC hardcore band Indecision technically threw in the towel in 2000, but since then the band (which contains members of Most Precious Blood, The Judas Factor, Millhouse and others) has periodically gotten back together for one off dates (like they did in 2008). The band is back again and have scheduled an NYC show at Knitting Factory on July 10th with Backtrack, Incendiary, (who are playing Black & Blue Bowl this weekend) and Thirsty!. Tickets are on sale.

Touche Amore killed it last week at Santos (and at Red 7 in March), and will be back again to whip the crowd into a frenzy when they support Strike Anywhere and Bane alongside Lowtaker at Knitting Factory on June 20th. Tickets are on sale.

And finally Off With Their Heads will headline Knitting Factory alongside Dear Landlord, Detournement, and Dirt Bike Annie on June 23rd. Tickets are on sale. OWTH will welcome their new LP and Epitaph debut, In Desolation, via Epitaph Records on June 8th.

Full Off With Their Heads and Strike Anywhere dates are below...

Continue reading "Indecision, Touche Amore, Off With Their Heads, Strike Anywhere & other upcoming hardcore shows (dates) "

by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: From Ashes Rise - "They" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: From Ashes Rise - "Reaction" (MP3)

From Ashes Rise (photo by Nathan Baker)

Formed in Nashville in the mid-'90s, From Ashes Rise helped define the gloom-heavy thrash sound attributed to groups like His Hero is Gone, Systral and Tragedy... Representative of a staunchly underground breed of aggressive, basement punk, many heads devoted strictly to aesthetic were shocked at the band's hitching with Jade Tree Records. Drawing on obscure thrash bands from Scandinavia and Japan, as well as Discharge's venerated "D-beat," From Ashes Rise helped carry the aggro torch for Jade Tree. The band split up in Fall 2005 after doing a tour with the legendary UK band the Subhumans.
From Ashes Rise have announced their resurrection after a five year hiatus with a new live show, at Satyricon in Portland, OR on February 21! Here's to hoping that the band will follow-up with a full US tour, or at least NYC. Members of From Ashes Rise have gone on to play in Tragedy, Deathreat, and World Burns To Death among many others.

Tragedy recently played Studio B in Brooklyn with Morne and Blacklisted. Blacklisted are scheduled to play the Deathwish / Chronic Youth day party along with Bane, Maximum Penalty, Cold World, The Banner, Foundation, and Incendiary at Santos Party House on 10/24.

Flyer for the Deathwish/CY show is below.

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DOWNLOAD: Sick Of It All - "Take The Night Off" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Sick Of It All - "Borstal Breakout" (MP3, Sham 69 cover)
DOWNLOAD: Sick Of It All - "Relentless" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Sick Of It All - "Scratch The Surface" LIVE (MP3)

Sammy Siegler of Rival Schools (and CIV) @ at Irving Plaza (more by Tim Griffin)

Legends of NYHC Sick of It All, will headline Gramercy Theater on June 20th with Bane, Inhuman, and Capital. Tickets are on sale. Full SOIA dates are below.

Besides the SOIA show, Bane and Capital will also join forces with Crime In Stereo, Have Heart, The Agent, Backtrack, and Naysayer at Europa in Brooklyn on April 26th. Tickets are on sale.

In other news, Lou Koller (SOIA) collaborated in 1995 on Set Your Goals, the now out-of-print debut by CIV. Back in October 2008, we found out that there was some movement on the CIV front:

CIV [has stayed]... great friends and since we own our masters, we've been kinda stupid in that we haven't made it available. Since we broke up in 1999, our music has been out in any kind of organized way... digitally or anything. So I think we might put together a discography and just package it up really nice... we've got tons of content and photos... b-sides and videos. I think when that comes out, we will probably have an opportunity to do some shows, nothing on the level of a full tour or anything, but it could be fun. -[Sammy Siegler, Oct 2008]
Now comes word that CIV will release Solid Bond: The Complete Discography on May 19, 2009 via Equal Vision Records. According to Spinner, the 43 song 2CD comp will get "the box treatment". As hinted above, and again in the Spinner piece, CIV may do some shows to accompany the release. We'll keep you posted.

In other classic NYHC news, HR will headline day two of the Underground Revolution Fest at Gramercy Theatre in May. Reagan Youth, Kraut, Blanks '77, The Allstonians,Hub City Stompers, and many many others are also on the bill. Details and all dates below...

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DOWNLOAD: Bloodbath - "Slaughter The Will To Live" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Samothrace - "Slaughter The Will To Live" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: North - "Eidolon" (MP3)

Attila Csihar of Mayhem, The Winterdemon (metalnorge)

Highly influential black metallers Mayhem have announced that they will tour the US in spring of 2009! The 21 date tour will be announced soon, but in the meantime, look for the band to announce a new guitarist to replace departing axe-slinger Blasphemer. Mayhem's Attila Csihar lent his unholy vokills to the new Jarboe record Mahakali due Oct 14th on The End. Skip on down for video of Thurston Moore discussing Mayhem.

Doomriders are currently grinding away at their new album due on Deathwish in 2009! In the meantime, look for the band to hit the Autobahn on a European tour with Disfear & SSS. SSS is currently streaming two new tracks from their upcoming record The Dividing Line. Doomriders recently played Europa.

Metallica is streaming six tracks from Death Magnetic. Check out my review for their new record below.

Guitarist Kris Norris has left Darkest Hour and is "actively pursing some producing routes and any band that might want a guitarist".

Corrupted LIVE (tawaraya)

The extremely elusive Japanese doomers (in fact, the above is one of the only pictures I have ever found of them), Corrupted announced a brief West Coast tour with Asunder, check out the flyer here. Asunder's Works Will Come Undone recently dropped on vinyl via Kreation Records, pick it up here. Corrupted's (current? these guys are elusive I tell ya!) bassist Lowell Isles's old band, YOB recently reformed.

Vikings Amon Amarth are streaming a new track, "Guardians of Asgaard", from their upcoming Twilight Of The Thunder God.

Bloodbath, the death metal supergroup featuring Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth), Anders "Blakkheim" Nyström (Katatonia), Jonas Renkse (Katatonia), Martin "Axe" Axenrot(ex-Witchery, Opeth), and Per "Sodomizer" Eriksson, will drop their new studio album The Fathomless Mystery on Oct 28th via Peaceville Records. Filled with ""nothing but hateful brutality", check out "Slaughtering The Will To Live" available for download above and stream another track, "Mock The Cross", at their myspace.

Bloodbath's cover art, plus news on Danzig, Celtic Frost, Landmine Marathon, sunn 0))), Necrophagist, Immortal and so much more....

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