Entries tagged with: Razorblade Handgrenade
As previously mentioned, Nate Gluck of NJ hardcore mainstays Ensign is sadly battling cancer, and now Ensign have teamed up with a handful of other hardcore bands to put on NateFest in his honor, on March 21 & 22 at a TBA New Jersey venue.
The lineup includes long-running NYHC legends Sick of It All, as well as recently back-in-action NY veterans such as Kill Your Idols, Indecision, and Killing Time. There's also a handful of regrouped NJ vets including Endeavor, Mouthpiece, NORA, and two of Nate Gluck's other bands Strength 691 and For the Love Of.
There will also be a few long-running NJ bands who never went away like Ensign themselves, None More Black, Shai Hulud and Bigwig, reunited Canadians Grade (who just played with Ensign), and newer NJ bands Old Wounds and Stag Party.
Lastly, two particularly interesting bands on the lineup are the reunited Purpose (pre-Thursday/Saves the Day) and 45 Revolutions, whose lineup includes vocalist Mike Ferraro of Judge, bassist Arthur Smilios of Gorilla Biscuits, guitarist Charlie (Moose) Garriga of CIV, and drummer Vinny Hooliganz. They played Santos last month. Watch a video below.
Venue, ticket info, and even more bands for NateFest TBA. Meanwhile donate some money to help cover Nate's medical bills at the GoFundMe page.
There's a few other chances to catch some of the NateFest bands in the area too. Sick of It All play Black N' Blue Bowl in NYC, Shai Hulud play Coco66 (3/19) right before NateFest (tickets), and Indecision open for NJ vets E-Town Concrete in their home state on Valentine's Day at Starland Ballroom. That show is also with LI vets VOD, plus The Banner, Suburban Scum (also playing BNB Bowl) and Razorblade Handgrenade (tickets).
Check out a few videos of some of the bands playing NateFest below...
photos by Kurt Christensen
Sick Of It All celebrated 25 years of New York Hardcore at Webster Hall on Saturday (3/26), playing to a sold-out Webster Hall with Snapcase, Merauder and Razorblade Handgrenade. For Snapcase, the show was their first appearance in NYC in three-plus years, since headlining Music Hall of Williamsburg as part of a Callum Roberts benefit. Snapcase currently has no other NYC dates in the near future, but those of you upset about missing out on Sick of It All are in luck; they have now been officially revealed as the special guest playing Black & Blue Bowl 2011 alongside Gorilla Biscuits, Agnostic Front, and many others. Tickets for that May 28th Webster Hall show are still on sale.
Webster Hall was an odd place to be on Saturday. The hardcore show, the Hull/Horseback/Batillus/Caltrop show at The Studio, and an "Awesome 80s Prom" were all going on at once in the mammoth venue. Pictures from the Hull show are on the way, but for now check out some more pictures and some videos from upstairs at Webster Hall, below...
Sick Of It All at Gramercy (more by Chris Roque)
Sick Of It All have announced: "OK NYC! March 26th @ Webster Hall, Our 25th Anniversary Show with very special guests SNAPCASE!!! Brooklyn's finest MERAUDER and N.J.'s RAZORBLADE HANDGRENADE! Tickets go on sale Feb. 11th! Spread the word!!!" This show comes after Sick Of It All return from a string of dates in South America. It is currently Snapcase's only date, so make sure and jump on that... they ruled Fun Fun Fun Fest.
In other punk news, veterans Subhumans and MDC will team up to play Santos Party House on April 1st. Tickets go on sale at noon on 2/4. Citizen Fish, which features members of Subhumans, will welcome their new LP Goods via Alternative Tentacles on 3/1/11.
Three weeks prior, the venue will host Samiam with I Hate Our Freedom and I'm With Cupid. Tickets are on sale for the March 11th show.
All SOIA dates, and some video is below.
D.R.I. @ Scion Rock Fest (more by BBG)
D.R.I. plan on spending a bunch of time on the road in 2011, stopping back in the NYC-area twice along the way. NJ's Starland Ballroom gets the look on 2/27 with Mucky Pup, Dept. of Coreuption, Strychnia, Razorblade Handgrenade, The Dirty Stayouts, and Mirrors and Wires (tickets are on sale), and Gramercy Theatre does on 5/13 (tickets go on sale 12/30 at noon). All dates below...
All dates below...
Perfume & Piss is the name of GBH's new LP (catchy huh?), marking the UK punk pioneers' eleventh studio effort in their thirty-plus year existence. Hellcat (aka Tim Armstrong of Rancid's label) is doing the honors, and in celebration, the band is currently touring North America and will hit the ultra-swanky Highline Ballroom on July 23rd along the way. Outernational, RazorBlade HandGrenade, and Cerebral Ballzy will support and tickets are on sale.
Full GBH dates, and some recent video of the band playing with members of Rancid, are below...
Vision of Disorder at Irving Plaza (photo by Keith Wick)
More hardcore reunions!
Reunited Long Island metalcore-rs Vision of Disorder have a new show scheduled at Gramercy Theater on August 20th. Tickets are on sale, but no word on who will support the reactivated team. VOD is currently working on new material that will appear on an upcoming LP.
Yuppicide brought their ska-influenced hardcore to their first show in twelve years at Black & Blue Bowl, and the band has added a second NYC show at Santos on July 10th with Primitive Weapons and Old Yorke. Tickets are on sale. The show is one of two US dates currently scheduled, as the band is also scheduled to play El N Gee Club in New London, CT on 7/31 after their appearance at the Full Force Festival in Germany on 7/3.
NYC's Inside Out will play their first show in 21 years at Santos Party House with Razorblade Handgrenade, No Tolerance, Vigilant Hotel and Activator on August 14th (tickets). NYC's Inside Out is not to be confused with the west coast version, which featured Zach of Rage Against The Machine and Vic of 108/Burn.
Finally, Grey Area will reunite for a show at Cake Shop on June 25th with Static Radio and The Revelling. Tickets are on sale (for the show that IS at Cake Shop - not Europa like the ticket link says). For the unfamiliar, the band features members of Warzone, Kill Your Idols, Black Train Jack, and Token Entry melding their sound into a more melodic approach to NYHC that yielded two LPs. At one point the band featured bassist Syd Butler (of Les Savy Fav), though it is not known who will fill in on bass at Cake Shop. It's one of two upcoming shows or the band. The other is in Philly. Flyer below.
Don't forget the forthcoming Deathcycle show (at 538 Johnson on 7/31, and a second TBA) as well as 1.6 Band, who originally reformed in 2009 and will play Cake Shop (not The Studio at Webster Hall) on June 27th with Substratus and Dump Body.
On a different note, Sick of It All played Gramercy on 6/11 (Friday). How was it?
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 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...