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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"

Lou with Refused at Terminal 5 (more by BBG)
Lou Koller of SOIA

As originally discovered back in January, and further confirmed in Summerstage's 2012 schedule (but previously with no artists) CBGB is throwing a festival...

The four-day festival is scheduled to begin on July 5 and will showcase about 300 rock bands. Concerts will take place at around 30 places, from large stages like Central Park Summerstage and Webster Hall to small clubs like the Trash Bar in Williamsburg and the Living Room on the Lower East Side...

The festival will also stage a free concert in Central Park with Guided by Voices, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Cloud Nothings [on July 7]. A few veteran rockers have agreed to appear: David Johansen, a former member of the New York Dolls, has committed to do a show, as has the Baseball Project, the supergroup formed by Peter Buck of R.E.M. and Steve Wynn of Dream Syndicate. -[NY Times]

A few other confirmed shows as part of the festival have emerged too. Sick of It All will join Vision of Disorder, Cro-Mags, Absolution and Sai Nam for a show at Webster Hall on July 6th. Tickets are on sale.

D Generation will headline Bowery Electric on July 7th with ROMANS, Brass Knuckle Evangelists and The Bamboo Kids. Tickets are on sale.

Stay tuned for more (including the full lineup announcement).

words & photos by BBG

Cro-Mags

In a new tradition of sorts (now three years running... pics from 2009 and 2010), Cro-Mags will play a holiday show, this time at Highline Ballroom on 12/30 with Supertouch, Subzero, and Sai Nam (mems Trapped Under Ice, Breakdown, Skarhead). Tickets are on sale.

Fans of Skarhead can also look towards Santos on 12/17 when they team with Murphy's Law, Lordz Of Brooklyn, Apathy + Reef The Lost Cauze + Slaine (performing as a group), Darkside NYC and others (tickets).

Cro-Mags are currently preparing to play some dates in Florida. All tour dates and a belated second set of pictures of Cro-Mags at the House of Vans this past summer (first set here) is below.

Continue reading "Cro-Mags add NYC show over Holidays --- dates & live pics"

photos by Chris La Putt & Harriet Roberts & Andrew St. Clair, words by BBG

Cro-Mags

Cro-Mags headlined a hot, sweaty, and rain-drenched House of Vans with a supporting cast of Fucked Up, Screaming Females, and Pissed Jeans on Friday night (7/29). Doors to the venue opened at 7PM as the masses in line (the line touched the neighboring They Might Be Giants line down the block) were getting drenched in the downpour. Those entering were wringing out their shirts in the ultra-humid and wet warehouse.

Pissed Jeans opened the show with authority, pounding out favorites like "False Jesii pt 2" while the "moshing" crowd fell victim to the slick sheen of water on the venue floor; I saw my share of slips in mid-mosh. After a crew mopped the floors (seriously), Screaming Females followed with an energetic set that got the crowds back moving, though nothing comparable to what was to come.

There were a lot of discussion/rumors regarding who would be the headliner for the show, partially due to the crowd looking like they skewed on the Fucked Up side and partially due to the House of Vans site listing "Cro-Mags / Fucked Up" in the top billing spot. Ends up it was Fucked Up who supported. Damian & co riled up the sweat-drenched crowd indoors & outdoors, on stage & off, causing crowdsurfing and singalongs, though clearly confusing the security guards ("I'm OK, dont worry about it"). Excellent set.

Cro-Mags was the main event though, and the band covered material from their classic Age of Quarrel ("Show You No Mercy", 'We Gotta Know") in addition to covers by Bad Brains ("Attitude") while the crowd went apeshit. Stage dives off of the PA, crowdsurfing, floor-punching, and more were all in abundance, as the Cro-Mags gave an energetic set despite the barrier between the band and crowd (unfortunate for a Cro-Mags show in my opinion).

More pictures from show below...

Continue reading "Cro-Mags, Fucked Up, Screaming Females & Pissed Jeans played House of Vans (pics)"

photos by Helena Van Leirsberghe, words by BBG

Agnostic Front @ Webster Hall
Agnostic Front

While I was checking out the brutality at Maryland Deathfest 2011 back in May (pictures from day 1 HERE, day 2 HERE, day 3 HERE, and day 4 HERE), NYC was keeping it brutal in their own way, with the 2011 edition of the Black & Blue Bowl. The show featured a headlining set from a reunited Gorilla Biscuits. We already posted those pictures, but there was also sets by Agnostic Front, Sick of It All, Terror, Absolution, Antidote, Maximum Penalty, Backtrack, Down To Nothing, No Turning Back, Take Offense, and Bottom Out. It was a serious bill for the NYHC faithful. More pictures and video from the mayhem lie below.

In semi-related news, Cro-Mags have a show coming up with Fucked Up at House of Vans. Cro-Mags played Bowery Ballroom on July 1st.

In more related news, Roger Miret (of Agnostic Front) will hit the road for a string of dates with Roger Miret and The Disasters. The week long trek is in support of the new LP Gotta Get Up Now and will include a stop at Trash Bar on August 19th. Full tour schedule is below.

Tickets are on sale now for Murphy's Law's annual Rocks Off Concert Cruise which takes place on August 10th. Hopefully they have more luck this year.

Shai Halud plays Party Xpo in Brooklyn TONIGHT (7/9) with Zombie Fight and many others.

Roger Miret dates, and videos and more pics from Black & Blue Bowl, below...

Continue reading "Black & Blue Bowl pics, Murphy's Law, Cro-Mags, Roger Miret & other upcoming shows"

photos by Helena Van Leirsberghe, words by BBG

Agnostic Front @ Webster Hall
Agnostic Front

While I was checking out the brutality at Maryland Deathfest 2011 back in May (pictures from day 1 HERE, day 2 HERE, day 3 HERE, and day 4 HERE), NYC was keeping it brutal in their own way, with the 2011 edition of the Black & Blue Bowl. The show featured a headlining set from a reunited Gorilla Biscuits. We already posted those pictures, but there was also sets by Agnostic Front, Sick of It All, Terror, Absolution, Antidote, Maximum Penalty, Backtrack, Down To Nothing, No Turning Back, Take Offense, and Bottom Out. It was a serious bill for the NYHC faithful. More pictures and video from the mayhem lie below.

In semi-related news, Cro-Mags have a show coming up with Fucked Up at House of Vans. Cro-Mags played Bowery Ballroom on July 1st.

In more related news, Roger Miret (of Agnostic Front) will hit the road for a string of dates with Roger Miret and The Disasters. The week long trek is in support of the new LP Gotta Get Up Now and will include a stop at Trash Bar on August 19th. Full tour schedule is below.

Tickets are on sale now for Murphy's Law's annual Rocks Off Concert Cruise which takes place on August 10th. Hopefully they have more luck this year.

Shai Halud plays Party Xpo in Brooklyn TONIGHT (7/9) with Zombie Fight and many others.

Roger Miret dates, and videos and more pics from Black & Blue Bowl, below...

Continue reading "Black & Blue Bowl pics, Murphy's Law, Cro-Mags, Roger Miret & other upcoming shows"

Man Man at Metro (more by Grant Macallister)
Man Man

As promised the July 29th free House of Vans show will feature sets by Fucked Up & Cro-Mags (who just played Bowery), but that has also expanded to include both Screaming Females and Pissed Jeans. RSVP is open for this mindblowing FREE show. Screaming Females also play a FREE show with Ted Leo this weekend.

The August 4th lineup has also been revealed and it is Man Man, Glass Candy, and Crystal Antlers. RSVP is also open for that free Brooklyn show.

Details on the final two shows at House of Vans, August 18th and 25th, are still forthcoming, but we hear Big Freedia is a strong possibility for one of them. Meanwhile catch Superchunk, Off! and Lemuria there on Thursday, July 14.

The new flyer and more Man Man, Glass Candy & Screaming Females dates below...

Continue reading "House of Vans announces more lineups (Man Man, Screaming Females, Pissed Jeans & Glass Candy included)"

photos by Deneka Peniston, words by BBG

Cro-Mags @ Bowery Ballroom
Cro-Mags

The venue was packed and it was a tattoo convention of NYC born and bred punks. You could tell the band was beloved by the hometown crowd and John Joseph's patter with the crowd was on cue. He got a message across (it's the food not the pharmaceuticals that can save us) along with some humor "you need to watch some soul train clips before you come back up here with that stuff" to one rhythmically challanged stage diver...

NYHC is a genre unto itself, with bands like Agnostic Front, Murphy's Law, Madball and of course the Cro-Mags doing the heavy lifting to get it where it is today, which is, I assure you from my travels abroad, very international and still growing. -[Punk Outlaw]

That review refers to Cro-Mags' headlining appearance at Bowery Ballroom on July 1st. Support came from Wisdom in Chains, Death Threat, and RazorBlade HandGranade. Pictures are in this post.

If, like me, you spent your July 4th weekend out of town and half-wishing you didn't miss the show, you're in luck: Cro-Mags will play a FREE show at House of Vans on July 29th and with Fucked Up! (thanks Sean). The Friday night date is one of the four unannounced House of Vans lineups. NO RSVP yet, but RSVP is still open for the next House of Vans event on July 14th with Superchunk, OFF! and Lemuria.

Meanwhile find Jon Joseph on one of his historic Rocks Off walking tours. He and Jake Szufnarowski (whose band 'Tragedy' is in residency at Brooklyn Bowl this month) take groups out every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Fucked Up and Cro-Mags also both recently played Chaos in Tejas. Fucked Up was also just in NYC to play Terminal 5 and 285 Kent.

More pictures of Cro-Mags (none of the support) and a video from Bowery, below...

Continue reading "Cro-Mags played Bowery Ballroom (pics), playing free show at House of Vans with Fucked Up"

photos by Tim Griffin & BBG, words by BBG

Cro-Mags
Cro-Mags

The Chaos has begun! Chaos in Tejas, which runs through Sunday, kicked off officially yesterday (6/2) with shows featuring headlining sets from Converge, Hooded Menace, The Spits, White Lung, and Cro-Mags.

My journey began with a few minutes of Crazy Spirit from NYC (who were awesome, and sold-out the inside room at Emo's) before heading to catch Trap Them as they kicked off the show at Mohawk. There was some trepidation in the room considering news that a Converge member had a health issue and would cancel the remaining dates of their tour, but Trap Them made sure to reassure the crowd that the band was on hand to play Austin last night. Converge news aside, Trap Them played another excellent set that saw Ryan McKenney open up his face (again) while climbing the PA, walls, and everything in between.

Trap Them
Trap Them

Cult of Youth were already playing at Emo's by the time I reached the venue, and the band's energetic folk peppered with violin was an excellent contrast to the rest of the night's speed demon punishing, but also just plain excellent. Vile Gash followed on the indoor stage shortly thereafter, playing a short set of pissed-off hardcore that got the pit moving. Their material on Youth Attack was represented well in the live setting. I caught the tail-end of Bone Sickness shortly thereafter. Their awesome and brutal death-metal was an another excellent contrast to the rest of the night.

Veins
Veins

Veins was next, and this hardcore crew comprised of members of Charles Bronson, Das Oath, Castevet, and more was fantastic. From the opening note of their set (the first song from their self-titled debut), the crowd was unhinged, and only got crazier when the band covered Sick of It All's "Straight Ahead". One of the highlights of my night.

After a set by The Slowmotions on the large stage, Double Negative opened up the pit again with their unique take on punk/hardcore. The North Carolinians had a helluva task to follow Veins, but were completely up to the task. Awesome set by these guys.

D-Clone
D-Clone

The crowd ate up Asta Kask's crusty confections on the main stage, but it was D-Clone (who headlined Emo's indoor) who brought us back down to hell. The Japanese band lives by the mantra "Noise Not Music", and their furious and high-energy hardcore was atonal, screeching and amazing. Sooo loud... their piercing noise lead to, according to an Emo's staffer, "the most earplugs we've ever sold". The last three sets at Emo's indoors (D-Clone, Double Negative, Veins) were total highlights for me.

Cro-mags finished off the crowd with classic NYHC material that included covers by Bad Brains, Leeway and others. The band's energetic set was amazing, and it's hard to argue that Jon Joseph is not one of the most energetic frontmen in hardcore. Bodies flew (see above) (and below).

After Cro-mags, I was still a bit restless so I sauntered on over to Broken Neck to catch Tragedy (again) with Origin of M... but I'll save that story for later (stay tuned).

Read about future CiT happenings in our guide. Our first set of pictures from Chaos in Tejas, all taken on the first day, continues below...

Continue reading "Chaos in Tejas 2011 in pics & review (part 1)"

by BBG

Tragedy fan at Europa (more by Konstantin Sergeyev)
Tragedy

No rest for the wicked. After a grueling weekend of heavy music at Maryland Deathfest (pictures of day 1 HERE, day two HERE, day three HERE, and day four HERE), I am looking forward to a mix of punk, hardcore, metal, crust, d-beat, and indie at Chaos in Tejas in Austin this week! Kicking off on Thursday (June 2nd) the four day festival features appearances from tons notables, day shows, after parties, and in-stores, some for free. Swing down for a blow by blow breakdown of what you should look for every day at the multi-venue music fest.

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Chaos

Thursday, June 2

Ah the start of the festival.... fresh legs and feet, and a hunger for tons of good bands. Thursday will sate your hunger too, as there are tons of great hardcore/metal shows to choose from. Shows tonight happen on both stages at Emo's, both stages at Red 7, at the Mohawk, Beauty Bar, Beerland and the Broken Neck.

Despite the high profile cancellation of Killing Joke at Emo's outdoor, CIT bounced back and added Cro-Mags to an already awesome lineup of rare appearances from strong>Asta Kask (Swedish d-beat), D-Clone (a rare show from these Japanese hardcore monsters), Veins (featuring Mark McCoy from Charles Bronson/Das Oath as well as Ian from Copremesis/Castevet), Double Negative (North Carolinian hardcore greats who released the awesome Daydreamnation last year), Vile Gash (brutal hardcore on Youth Attack), Japan'sThe Slowmotions, and NYC's Cult of Youth (dark folk with a great new LP on Sacred Bones) and Crazy Spirit (excellent hardcore with members of Perdition).

Thankfully, I can use my wristband from Emo's to hit up Red 7, right around the corner, where an awesome metal show will clash with an awesome garage show on the two stages. Finnish doomers Hooded Menace will headline on stage with Denmark's Undergang, crusty death metallers Acephalix (mems of the amazing Vastum), more death metal from Bone Sickness, and local death and rollers Mammoth Grinder. Meanwhile, the second stage will feature The Spits, the Arrivals, Shellshag, TV Ghost, and others. All of this means that I'll probably miss Converge/Title Fight/Touche Amore/Trap Them/Burning Love/the Menzingers at Mohawk and How I Quit Crack/The Indicator Dogs at Beauty Bar. At least I can end the night right with Tragedy and Origin of M at Broken Neck as part of an after-party. Yikes!

the rest of Thursday's schedule and what to do on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, below...

Continue reading "BBG's Guide to Chaos in Tejas 2011"

Cro-Mags at Terminal 5 (more by Meghan McInnis)
Cro-Mags

NYC hardcore legends the Cro-Mags will headline a show at Bowery Ballroom on July 1st. Tickets go on AmEx presale Wednesday at noon, and general sale on Friday.

The uber-fit Cro-Mags frontman John Joseph also keeps busy in other ways. This Thursday, May 19th, you can catch him giving a nutrition demo along with a training session with celebrity trainer Clay Burwell at 6:30 at 276 Bowery (Nike Stadium). John also continues to teach people about life on the Lower East Side as a guide for Rocks Off Walking Tours.

In semi-related news, despite rumors to the contrary, tickets will be available at the door for the Black & Blue Bowl at Webster Hall on May 28th. The show features a return of Gorilla Biscuits alongside sets from Sick of It All, Agnostic Front and others.

Butthole Surfers @ Warsaw in 2008 (more by Chris La Putt)
Butthole Surfers

today in NYC
* Serena Jost @ Barbes
* Sandra Bernhard @ Joe's Pub
* Gov't Mule @ Beacon Theatre
* Guided By Voices @ Maxwell's
* Patti Smith @ Bowery Ballroom
* Third Eye Blind @ Irving Plaza
* Phish @ Madison Square Garden
* Drive-By Truckers @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Biz Markie (DJ Set) @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Dr. Lonnie Smith Big Band @ Jazz Standard
* Akiko Pavolka's House of Illusion @ Barbes
* Passion Pit, Titus Andronicus @ The Wellmont Theatre
* Radical Dads, Little Gold, Conversion Party @ Bruar Falls
* Butthole Surfers, Lumerians @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Naja Rosa, The Field Recordings, Luluc, Greg Lyon @ Pianos
* Rebirth Brass Band with special guests @ Le Poisson Rouge
* The New Deal, Sub Swara (Phish aftershow) @ Highline Ballroom
* Shakey Graves, Due Diligence, Uncles, Dave Deporis @ Cake Shop
* Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Allen Toussaint @ Best Buy Theater
* H2O, Cro-Mags, Trapped Under Ice, Wisdom In Chains @ Highline Ballroom
* Thursday, Four Year Strong, Acid Tiger, We Were Skeletons @ Starland Ballroom
* Andrew Goldstein, Heather Maloney, Sasha Dobson, Little Embers @ The Living Room
* Bow Ribbons, Tunde Adebimpe, Lucky Dragons, Beach Fossils, Knyfe Hyts, Light Hits, Maya Hayuk, Diane Barcelowsky, MV Carbon, Cassie Ramone,
Guardian Alien, Chaos Majik, Sto Temple Pile-Up (DUBKNOWDUB), Todd Chandler (Dark Dark Dark), Colin Langenus, Mike Colin (Aa & Valentropo), George Ferrandi (Cloud Seeding Circus), R.A.F. (Mudboy/Raphael Lyon) (103 Havemeyer FUNeral)@ Cinders Gallery
* Annual End of the Year Improv Benefit for the Stone w/ John Zorn (sax) Cyro Baptista (percussion) Dave Douglas (trumpet) Zeena Parkins (harp) Fred Sherry (cello) Erik Friedlander (cello) Raz Mesinai (electronics) Dave Fulmer (violin) Shanir Blumenkranz (bass) Brandon Ross (guitar) Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Jim Staley (trombone) Ned Rothenberg (sax) Matt Wilson (drums) and many SPECIAL guests @ The Stone

Say goodbye to Cinders Gallery.

The Cro-Mags were added to tonight's H2O show at some point.

Thursday perform "Full Collapse" in its entirety at Starland Ballroom tonight.

Congrats to the guy who won Butthole Surfers tickets for tonight and tomorrow. Lumerians open the shows.

What else?

photos by Meghan McInnis

Suicidal Tendencies
Suicidal Tendencies

"Towards the end of Friday night's Suicidal Tendencies concert at the 9:30 Club, lead singer Mike Muir brought the band's photographer on stage to share his experiences in DC earlier in the day. The photographer introduced as "Luke from Australia" is in the United States for the first time while video-taping ST's tour. Their DC tour stop gave Luke the opportunity to do some sight seeing earlier in the day. One of his stops was the White House; where he was briefly detained and questioned by security; for taking pictures while wearing a Suicidal Tendencies t-shirt and having an accent.

During the show, Muir asked Luke to relate his tale to the audience before the band launched into their controversial 80's hardcore song "I Shot The Devil" better known as "I Shot Reagan". It was a classic punk rock move and a reminder of a time when the nation had bigger things to worry about than Al-Qaeda; like swear words in music, the failure of New Coke, and mutually assured destruction." [We Love DC]

Suicidal Tendencies headlined Terminal 5 in NYC last night, Monday (11/14), with classic hardcore veterans Cro-Mags and Underdog, as well as beatdown-core Boston thugs Death Before Dishonor. ST are back in business after 10+ years away, and are currently touring the US as part of the No Mercy Fool!/The Suicidal Family tour which hit Fun Fun Fun Fest in early November. That tour concludes on Sunday (11/21) in Albuquerque.

For those of you who are fans of the ST offshoot Infectious Grooves, the band is playing their first US show in ten years at House of Blues in LA on November 23rd (tickets). No word on if it'll lead to other shows.

More pictures from Terminal 5 including one of the setlist (with some other setlists from recent shows typed out), and the rest of the ST dates, below.

Continue reading "Suicidal Tendencies, Cro-Mags, Underdog & Death Before Dishonor played Terminal 5 (pics & setlist)"

Agnostic Front @ The Bell House in March (more by Tod Seelie)
Agnostic Front

The previously-mentioned Agnostic Front / Mother of Mercy / New Lions / New Lows Product of Waste show taking place at Santos Party House on October 16th will be the end of a 2+ week tour for the three bands that kicks off September 30th at Popeye's Pub in Peekskill, NY. Tickets for the NYC date are still on sale.

Tickets are also now on sale for another upcoming NYHC show, one happening in pretty much the biggest venue possible for a hardcore show. I'm talking about November 14th at Terminal 5 when The Cro-Mags and Underdog open for Suicidal Tendencies who are playing the show as part of a larger tour. By the way, Cro-Mags are now being billed as "Cro-Mags" and not "Cro-Mags NYC" as they were at first. Drama.

Agnostic Front dates below...

Continue reading "updated Agnostic Front dates, Suicidal Tendencies on sale "

by BBG

The ST Army, 2010...
Suicidal Tendencies

Suicidal Tendencies are touring in October and November. And in what will undoubtedly be an absolute mosh-stravaganza, they'll play Terminal 5 in NYC with Cro-Mags NYC (yes, the John Joseph version) and Underdog on November 14th. Tickets go on sale Friday 9/24 at noon, but are on American Express presale Wednesday (9/22) at 11AM. For the curious, Suicidal Tendencies 2010 is:

Mike Muir - vocals (1981-present)
Mike Clark - rhythm guitar, backing vocals (1987-present)
Dean Pleasants - lead guitar (1997-present)
Steve 'Thundercat' Brunner - bass (2002-present)
Eric Moore - drums (2008-present)
Suicidal Tendencies recently released No Mercy Fool!/The Suicidal Family, a new LP featuring re-recordings of songs by ST-related project No Mercy, as well as Join The Army. Their tour dates also include Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin. All dates are listed below.

In related news, John Joseph of Cro-Mags has released his new book, Meat Is for Pussies: A How-To Guide for Dudes Who Want to Get Fit, Kick Ass, and Take Names. The book, a look into health and a meatless diet is on sale now. Order a copy.

All Suicidal dates, some great video of John Joseph training, and more below...

Continue reading "Suicidal Tendencies touring, playing NYC w/ 'Cro Mags NYC'"

Murphy's Law on a Rocks Off boat in 2004 (more)
Murphys Law

Rocks Off reports...

"It's with regret that due to unforeseen circumstances (aka pressure from local authorities who unfoundedly seem to think that our planned show will be a magnet for "violence"), tonights' Murphy's Law show has had to be cancelled. We appreciate it's very late in the day, however all tickets purchased through Ticketweb will automatically be refunded in full. If you bought from a physical outlet you will need to go there for a refund, We apologise for the short notice. We at Rocks Off were really looking forward to this show, as well as last night's Cro Mags show that we also were forced to cancel, and hope we can find a way to make it up to you all soon." [Rocks Off]
That Murphy's Law show, which was unfairly cancelled, was scheduled for tonight (8/12) (update: it has been moved to another venue. see below).

Last night's cancellation was also a last minute surprise for the hundreds of people that planned on checking out, and undoubtedly having a safe time with, the Cro-Mags on a boat. The band, probably John Joseph, posted the following to Facebook afterwards:

"Scumbag rich fux in NYC
who don't want their chump rich people to have to go to their yacht
past our crew, greased the cops and had our show canceled. Well, the
fact that assholes didn't know how to act at the Murphy's Law boat show,
or the hip hop idiots stabbing people didnt help either! SORRY
...EVERYONE - see you in Philly Saturday"
No, the Cro-Mags weren't predicting the future. The Murphy's Law show that the Cro-Mags are referring to happened four years ago (they play a boat almost every year). A fight at that show caused the boat owners to get a little worried at the time, but things smoothed over shortly afterward and there was never a problem before or after that (not counting a drunken incident on a Van Halen tribute boat cruise).

So why the trouble all of a sudden? And what "hip hop idiots stabbing people" do the Cro-Mags mean? Well, apparently about a month ago there was a stabbing AFTER a boat cruise near the West Side Highway. It wasn't a Rocks Off boat, but it was violence happening in Manhattan that was at least in a small part related to entertainment on a boat. That caused cops to be on alert, and Rocks Off felt it hard when about a zillion cops showed up to their Peter Rosenberg Birthday Bash on July 21st (he's a Hot 97 DJ). The birthday party, which was a Pete Rock & DJ Premier show, left the dock an hour late after cops reportedly boarded and looked around. The boat was then tailed by police who were also waiting for the boat when it got back to shore. Nobody was arrested or making any trouble though (except the cops!).

Now this. No other boats are affected at the moment (like Tao Seeger tonight for instance). Hopefully no more are either.

UPDATE, GOOD NEWS:

!! VENUE CHANGE !!
The Murphys Law | Jimmy G's B-Day show tonight is NOT CANCELED but is relocated to a new venue!!! The annual boat trip was canceled and this great yearly event is now happening at Brauer Falls located at 245 Grand St in Brooklyn (across the street from Trash Bar) at 10pm.
Please spread the word and join the party!!!
UPDATE 2, BAD NEWS: Despite the announcement about the show moving being real, the venue is not confirming this show. They said they knew about a Murphy's Law afterparty, but not a performance. Stay tuned.

UPDATE 3:
Murphy's Law not playing Bruar Falls. See comments.

by BBG

Cro-Mags at Santos (more by Paul Birman)
Cro-Mags

In a show that could possibly rival the infamous Eyehategod-on-a-boat rager from October of last year, NYC hardcore greats Cro-Mags will play the Temptress on August 11th. Tickets are on sale. Bets are on as to how many people will attempt to dive off of the top floor into the crowd below.

The next day (8/12), the rage continues as Murphy's Law will play the Temptress as part of Jimmy Gestapo's "annual birthday bash". Tickets are still on sale. Murphy's Law have a DVD and a pair of new LPs on the way, a covers LP and an album of new material. The band will also reissue previous releases on vinyl via I Scream Records.

Full Murphy's Law dates and some video is below...

Continue reading "Cro-Mags playing a boat, Murphy's Law too & other dates "

by BBG

Starkweather at ABC No Rio
Starkweather

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"

words & photos by BBG

How do Cro-Mags relate to Goatwhore? Read on...
Goatwhore

Get out your basketball jerseys. Black & Blue Bowl 2010 is billed as "The Return to NYC" and features the legendary Cro-Mags along with Madball, H20, Trapped Under Ice, Skarhead, and many others. It takes place this year at Webster Hall on 5/15. Tickets are on sale. Full show details with the poster are below.

It's not the only NYC show on the horizon featuring hardcore legends. The great Underdog will return with Inhuman, Billy Club Sandwich, and Staring Problem for a show in celebration of their forthcoming discography Matchless due on May 18th via Bridge 9. Santos Party House will do the honors on June 12th, and tickets are on sale.

Sick of It All's new LP Based On A True Story is due on Century Media on April 20th. The band's ninth full-length effort has sparked a hometown brawl in celebration; Tickets are on sale for their appearance at Gramercy Theater on 6/11. Support comes from Maximum Penalty, This is Hell, and Last Call Brawl. More dates below.

And lastly, the quest for animal liberation continues as Earth Crisis will kick off a tour with a headlining show at Gramercy Theater on April 22nd. Dudes in bandanna headbands are stoked. Tickets are on sale. The NYC date falls right before their appearance at the New England Hardcore & Metal Fest which also features Cro-Mags, Mastodon, Baroness, Gaza, Skeletonwitch, 1349, and a slew of others.

New England Hardcore & Metal Fest also made their presence felt at SXSW, where they featured a slew of bands including the unfucwitable Goatwhore, who headlined the day show at Emo's Annex on 3/19. Pics from that appearance, full Black & Blue details, SOIA & Earth Crisis dates, and videos are below...

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Municipal Waste lead a singalong (more by Paul Birman)
Municipal Waste

Municipal Waste will be in South America wasting the crowds through middle March. Their schedule is then blank until the band teams up with Toxic Holocaust on 4/22 for a show at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn. Tickets are on sale

The NYC show is one of a few Municipal Waste have scheduled with TH. MW also has some Texas shows with the great Cro-Mags in June. All dates & some video below...

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photos by Paul Birman

"Andrew WK was at the cro-mags show tonight. he stage dove and moshed. and he fist pumped dan and i. my year is now complete." - MariannaArutyunyants

The Cro-Mags
The Cro-Mags

"The Age of Quarrel is the first album from the New York hardcore band Cro-Mags. It was released on Profile Records in 1986 and subsequently re-released by Another Planet in 1994, along with their second album, 1989's Best Wishes, on the same disc. The video for "We Gotta Know" received airplay on MTV at the time (during their heavy metal specialty show), and was one of the first-ever clips on MTV to feature slam dancing and crowd surfing." [Wikipedia]
Andrew WK is also part owner of the venue that the Cro-Mags (the John Joseph version previously known as Cro-Mags jam) played in last night (12/29). More pictures from the show, multiple bloody noses and the setlist included, below...

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Cro-Mags at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2008 (more by Tyler Nutter)
Cro-Mags

Cro-Mags (I guess they dropped the "Jam") will make their return to NYC on Dec 29th, almost exactly a year from one of the last times they played NYC. Tickets are on sale for the show at Santos which will feature RazorBlade HandGrenade "and more TBA".

Vocalist John Joseph is gearing up to release his second book, Meat is for Pussies, due soon via Punkhouse. In addition, look for John Joseph to become a reality TV star:

"Since the publication of Evolution, I've been getting some interesting offers for projects and have been able to develop some ideas. One of those ideas is a reality show where they place troubled kids in a house with me and I try and help them with the lessons I learned when I was in their shoes. A pretty big producer is involved so we'll see what happens." Joseph revealed. "Next week I will be speaking at a high school in Bushwick, Brooklyn to at risk kids who've been arrested and are in, or thinking about joining gangs. It's my way of paying forward the gifts I've received."
An old video and a couple of interviews with John Joseph (including an old one from MTV!) is below.

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Amebix, in a rare moment of calm? (more by Justina Villanueva)
Chaos in Tejas

Chaos in Tejas 2009 is on and poppin', having laid out May 21st-24th in Austin for a crust/punk/hardcore field day(s)... dig on the sick FINALIZED lineup that includes punk favorites like Amebix, Cock Sparrer, and Cro-Mags, as well as Eyehategod, The Thermals, Harvey Milk, Annihilation Time, Outlaw Order, Crude, Severed Head of State, Warcry, Ponytail, Trash Talk... the killer list goes on:

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You should see his Vampire Weekend tattoo!
Earth Crisis Tats

The Black And Blue Bowl (aka Superbowl of Hardcore) is back at Studio B in 2009, with a lineup heavy on reunited and classic hardcore bands and headlined by the recently reunited Earth Crisis who, for my money, peaked with the line "A FIRESTORM TO PURIFYYYYYYYYYYYY!". Beware, similar to the previous statement, the following announcement CONTAINS LOTS OF CAPITAL LETTERING:

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Kevin Seconds @ Fun Fun Fun Fest 2008 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Kevin Seconds

Kevin Seconds is hitting the road. Not literally, because that might bloody his knuckles, but the folkin' punk rock legend will tour the seabaring portions of these United States (the east/west coasts) starting Jan 31st and concluding in late February including THREE NYC shows and one on Long Island! The Long Island show (TBA) takes place on Feb 17th with ex-Groovie Ghoulies frontman Kepi Ghoulie. The two then continue on Feb 18th with a double header....a FREE daytime in-store at Generation records with KS & KG followed by a show that night at Pianos. The next night, Feb 19th, the pair take on Europa (tix here). Full tour dates are below.

...And speaking of punk frontmen who recently played Fun Fun Fun Fest, John Joseph and his Cro-Mags (Jam) have scheduled a show of their own at Europa on March 29th with Maximum Penalty and Dump Body. Tickets are on sale.

...And while we're on the subject of NYHC legends who played Fun Fun Fun Fest, Bad Brains are the subject of a new upcoming documentary! Details are sketchy at best, including the title of the film, but their myspace page professes that the film is "currently in post production" and "follows the music and the life of the Bad Brains from 1979 to present day". Film trailer below.

Bad Brains print by Shepard Fairey
BB

Meanwhile, wheat-paste-ninja-turned-media-mogul-turned-Obama-Campaign-poster-designer Shepard Fairey will release a limited edition silk screening of the band on his website "in a few weeks". It's a collaboration with the mighty Glen E Friedman, check it out above.... pretty much rules.

Oh, and did we mention Daryl Jennifer of Bad Brains has a solo album due this spring?!? Details are sketchy, but as they arise, we'll post 'em.

We didn't catch the show, but HR recently appeared on the bill of an Inauguration show at Le Poisson Rouge here in NYC. How was that one?. The Bad Brains only upcoming date is at the Langerado Fest in Florida on Friday March 6th.

Documentary trailer & tour dates below...

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