Entries tagged with: hardcore
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
It is clear that Sheer Terror live up to the creedo "just can't hate enough", and I can totally respect that. Look for the NYHC favorites to team with Cro-Mags for what is somewhat of a tradition for Jon Joseph and crew, an end of the year show. This time, look for those two to team with Rude Awakening, Brain Slug, and Born Annoying at Highline Ballroom on December 30th. Tickets are on sale.
The show will be the first hometown appearance for Jon Joseph and the boys since the ill-fated incident at Webster Hall this past summer. Jon Joseph has made the odd appearance since then, including performing a song with Refused at Europa. Harley Flanagan, Joseph's former bandmate and the accused in the assault, is awaiting trial in early December.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Code Orange Kids at Acheron, April 2012 (more by Rebecca Reed)
Code Orange Kids have spent a lot of time on the road in 2012, but the Pittsburgh hardcore/grind quartet managed to make time in the studio too, as the'll soon release Love Is Love // Return To Dust, the band's new Kurt-Ballou-produced LP due via Deathwish Inc on November 20. In all of their recent appearances (including our own SXSW day party), COK have shown tons of promise as a live band and Love mirrors those efforts. It's clear that the band grew up with Converge, but more importantly, Converge's sense of freedom to push boundaries. This is a young band, which makes Love Is Love // Return To Dust all the more compelling to listen to. Stream it in full below.
Code Orange Kids are teaming with another promising batch of young'ns, Full of Hell, as part of a string of dates with Gaza. The shows include an NYC stop at Acheron on 11/24. Tickets are still available.
Stream all of the band's LP and check out their new video for "Flowermouth (The Leech)" below.
Assuming this isn't a joke, this copy of Title Fight's Floral Green currently has bids of $50k with less than 12 hours to go. The record was one of a run of 150 (#45 to be exact) and dropped less than two weeks ago at the band's record release party on 10/19 in Warrior Run. PA. If that sounds like a lot, please keep in mind there's free shipping on this item.
The band is currently on tour with Pianos Become the Teeth and Single Mothers, and have a clear tour pressing of the Secret Society 7" available at the merch table. 400 copies made, so pick one up and maybe you can get that Porsche you always wanted. NYCers can get their copy at Bowery Ballroom on November 29 (tickets).
Perdition at Acheron, Oct 2012 (more by Sarja Hasan)
Everyone knows that NYC's punk scene is brimming with great bands and hospitable venues. Now all of these will converge for a single weekend of madness in April in NYC.
I'm incredibly excited to make the first announcement for NYC's Spring 2013 International punk and hardcore fest. The dates will be Thursday April 18th to Sunday the 21st. There will be more band confirmations, venue and ticket information, lineups, and plenty more news in the next couple of weeks/months.The first round of bands have been announced, and you can check the first additions, which include names like Atentado, Perdition, Drapetomania, Aspects of War, Goosebumps, and many, many more below.
photos by Sarja Hasan
Boston Strangler @ Acheron, 10/27/2012
Punk, in its many incarnations, ruled supreme at Acheron on 10/27, when Beantown throwback hardcore heroes Boston Strangler played with Burning Spirits-influenced NYC favorites Perdition, crusty-punk from Crazy Spirit, and killer sets from Waste Management and Prisoner Abuse. The show was a celebration of 200 live gigs for NYC insititution Hardcore Gig Volume, who proudly lined the walls of The Acheron with flyers from previous shows.
Prisoner Abuse, which features members of No Tolerance, Waste Management, Think I Care, and others, have welcomed their new self-titled LP via Painkiller Records. The LP release was available for purchase at the show, but you can also order your copy via the label.
Pictures of "da' Stranglah," Perdition and Crazy Spirit are below (sorry, we missed Waste Management and Prisoner Abuse).
Brujeria at Maryland Deathfest 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Though many incarnations of their passes were sold-out before details were announced, Maryland Deathfest (May 23 - 26, 2013) have the daily line-ups ready to go now. Head below for a list of who you'll see on what day. Tickets are on sale.
Lineups by day are below. Get your tickets now, they'll most likely be gone soon.
The Men at Pitchfork, Chicago, July 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
The Men said:
We're playing a show this Sunday with our very good friends and one of the best bands in the world, Destruction Unit, who are on tour all the way from the Sonoran Desert. Come out, it's gonna be wild.Since then they wrote "The show at Don Pedro tonight is ON. Don't need no subway trains in hell." Pampers and The Guts are also on the bill. Flyer is below.
Destruction Unit also played the mega-show at Acheron on Friday (10/26) alongside names like Leather and Shoxx.
The one off NYC appearance is one of the Men's last scheduled shows before they head to Not Dead Yet. In January they play a sting of dates down under. Their tour schedule is below...
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Hounds of Hate (photo by Adam Juresko)
More straight-edge brutality from Hounds of Hate, who have released a new cassette of demos featuring material from an upcoming LP. Stream it in full below, and a name-your-price download is available at their Bandcamp. Hounds Of Hate's next rendez-vous in NYC will be playing first before a slate of classic hardcore acts at Bowery Electric on December 2. There they'll support Antidote, Urban Waste, The Mob and Citizens Arrest as part of the latter's round of dates in celebration of their new LP.
Stream that Hounds of Hate cassette and other material below as well as video.
Eyehategod at MDF 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Eyehategod will return from an Austrailian tour to play a pair of shows in NYC at Saint Vitus on November 27 and 28. Each night will feature a completely different setlist, with new songs unveiled for the first time at each show. Tickets are on sale for both 11/27 (HERE) and 11/28 (HERE).
Eyehategod recently unveiled a new song for release via A389 Records. Stream a snippet from that alongside all tour dates below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
As discussed, gothic post-punk crew Night Sins (mems of Salvation, Mother of Mercy) are out on the road with A389 signees Nothing, logging their first date on the road last night as part of their joint tour together. Much like Nothing, Night Sins are also proudly welcoming a new baby, the New Grave LP freshly birthed via Avant! Records. Check out the video for "Playing Dead" and the track "Wild Eyes," is making its debut here.
All streams and tour dates are listed below.
photos by Rebecca Reed
BOLD/Battery at Rev25, 10/13/2012
The third night of the Revelation Records 25th anniversary celebration (10/13) featured the reunited Chain of Strength (who played Acheron and the night before), NYHC favorites Bold, DC's Battery, Shai Hulud (with their original vocalist) and upstarts Shook Ones. The show marked the halfway point of a four night stay at Irving Plaza.
Meanwhile, across town the same night, Saint Vitus was hosting a sold out appearance from Sunday's headliner Into Another who would go on to headline the final night at Rev25 and just announced more dates.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Into Another at Rev 25, 10/14/2012 (photo by Rebecca Reed)
Between last night and Saturday, my Facebook feed lit up like a fucking Christmas tree with praise for reunited post-hardcore heroes Into Another. The NYC band headlined the final night of the Revelation Records 25th anniversary celebration at Irving Plaza last night (10/14) and if you missed that show or their headlining date at Saint Vitus on 10/13, you're in luck. Into Another have scheduled a new set of dates before the year is up, and all in the Northeast, including a stop at Bowery Ballroom on 12/16. Ticketing info is forthcoming.
If you missed either Into Another show this weekend, check them out this December but make sure to check out the video from Saint Vitus before you do. Tour flyer, video and dates are below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Antidote at The Bell House, Feb 2010 (more by Tod Seelie)
While an album every 21 years is hardly "productive output," I'll nevertheless take it from veteran hardcore crew Antidote who are celebrating their thirty year anniversary with the release of No Peace in Our Time, a new LP. Due on November 13, the 10-song long-player features nine fresh offerings and an appearance from Roger Miret (Agnostic Front) on a cover of the Black Flag classic "Rise Above."
In the meantime, Antidote is preparing to play a few dates and. NYCers can look forward to Antidote at Bowery Electric on Dec 2 with The Mob, Citizens Arrest and Urban Waste. Ticketing info is on the way and tour dates are below.
In keeping with legacies in hardcore, H2O will celebrate the 15th anniversary and re-release of fan favorite Thicker Than Water with a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on December 27 that has them playing the LP in its entirety. Tickets are on sale, "special guests" are still TBA.
In more modern hardcore news The Morgan (250 Varet St in Brooklyn) in is holding a trio of hardcore shows at its space in the coming weeks. Look fot the space to host Cruel Hand, Suburban Scum, Paper Trail, Zombie Fight, Provider and Blind Justice on Oct 28, then Trial, Incendiary, Hollow Earth, Rude Awakening, Jukai, and Problems on November 11, and the infamous Skarhead with Wisdom in Chains, Born Low, Living Laser, King Nine and Detriment on 11/10. Mosh.
All Antidote tour dates and a stream of the classic Thou Shalt Not Kill are below.
photos by Rebecca Reed
Sick of it All / Chain of Strength @ Irving Plaza, 10/12/2012
The second night of the Revelation Records 25th anniversary (on 10/12) featured a headlining appearance from the recently added Sick of it All, along with sets from the reunited Chain of Strength (who played Acheron), NJ's Mouthpiece, DC favorites Damnation A.D. plus Popeye of Farside, who opened the evening with a solo performance. The show marked the halfway point of a four night stay at Irving Plaza (pics from the first night HERE).
Meanwhile, Friday night also featured another Revelation-related show, a sold-out appearance of night one performers On The Might of Princes at Saint Vitus.
More pictures from Rev25 night two are below.
photos by Toby Tenenbaum
Underdog / crowdsurfer, Rev25 @ Irving Plaza, 10/11/2012
The first night of the Revelation Records 25th anniversary(10/11) featured a headlining appearance from Texas is The Reason (who played MHoW on Wednesday), along with sets from Underdog, Shades Apart, Gameface and On The Might Of Princes (who play a sold-out Saint Vitus tonight). Hardcore bands love their covers and the Revelation show was no different; Shades Apart covered "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell and Gameface covered the first few bars of "Wonderwall" by Oasis.
Pictures from the first night of the Irving Plaza celebration (none of OtMoP, sorry) adorn this post. Three of the five bands at Rev night one, namely Gameface, TitR and OtMoP, all took part in a free show on Wednesday night as well, with the latter two playing announced-last-minute/surprise sets at Saint Vitus (pics).
Later that night Acheron would host a headlining set from Chain of Strength, who are scheduled to play tonight (10/12) and Saturday (10/13) as part of the Rev25 celebration. Pictures of their appearance with Clear and Creem are HERE.
The celebration continues at Irving Plaza tonight with headliners Sick of it All, who will be joined by the aformentioned Chain Of Strength, plus Mouthpiece, Damnation AD and Popeye. Tickets are still available. Gear up for tonight's show by checking out more photos from Night One below.
Texas is The Reason at St. Vitus 10/10/2012
Texas is The Reason took the stage at St. Vitus Wednesday night (10/10) to perform a semi-secret late night mini-set at the end of the Gameface/Descender/Model Home show. The appearance was in addition to their showing at a sold-out Music Hall of Williamsburg with States & Kingdoms earlier that night. Pictures from both shows are below.
Enthusiasm ran high in the lead-off sets by Descender and Model Home, which was quickly followed by the last minute addition of Long Island emo heroes On The Might of Princes. By the time OTMOP took the stage, the dim back room of St. Vitus was crackling with giddy, adolescent energy. Someone shouted, "Is anyone here NOT from Long Island?" a split second before all the lights went out. And as the stage lit up, frontman Jason Rosenthal's strident, melancholic voice pierced into the long-since-past malcontent suburban kid of yesteryear.
For their set, St. Vitus wasn't St. Vitus, but the VFW Hall in Bellmore ten years ago or the rec center in Huntington... whatever deeply personal and nostalgic place that hardcore was born for them. Out of nowhere, strangers draped arms over each other's shoulders, smiled, and sang together with total abandon because they weren't strangers, really -- they shared a collective memory of this band, and that was all that mattered.
That sense of camaraderie carried through Gameface into Texas is the Reason. Though their set was short, the die-hards stuck it out til the end and reaped the reward of an intimate performance -- much smaller than the Music Hall of Williamsburg they played earlier that same evening and the Irving Plaza last night (10/11). Texas rattled through fan favorites like "Back and to the Left" and "A Jack with One Eye," as well as the lesser known but beloved "If It's Here When We Get Back, It's Ours." Even when they finished playing, there was no usual refrain of "That's it?!" Everyone was sated --audience and band included.
Texas is The Reason went on to play Revelation 25 last night and pictures from Irving Plaza are on the way. Until then, check out pictures from Music Hall of Williamsburg, pictures of Texas is The Reason and Gameface from Saint Vitus, and video of TiTR, Gameface and OTMOP all below.
Chain of Strength / flying trashcans at Acheron 10/11/2012
Chain of Strength played Acheron last night (10/11) joined by support from Clear and Creem, a prequel to their two-night stay as part of Revelation 25. As expected, the lines at Acheron were massive by the time door hit at 11PM, with Brooklyn's Creem hitting at 11:30 sharp and the entire affair all wrapped up by 1:30AM. The room was wall-to-wall stagedives, X'd-up hands and energy for the entirety of their set. Pictures and video from Acheron are below.
Meanwhile across town, the punk antidote to Chain of Strength was playing Lulu's: Japanese noise-punks D-Clone with Perdition, Nomad, Bortgang and more. Who went?
More pictures / video from Acheron are below, along with set times for the remainder of the Revelation shows.
Confirmed! Texas is The Reason, who sold out Irving Plaza and the show they are playing at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight (10/10), will scoot on up Manhattan Avenue to play a surprise, second show as part of tonight's show at Saint Vitus with On The Might of Princes, Game Face, Descender and Model Home. Entry is FREE, 21+ only.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Speaking of Rev25, Chain of Strength, who are scheduled to play two nights of the celebration, have added a late show THURSDAY (10/11) at Acheron (!) with Clear (ex Have Heart) and Brooklyn's own Creem. There will be very limited tickets at the door for civilians, with many of the tickets allocated to VIP wristbands for the Revelation Records attendees. Get there early! It should be nuts.
In other Revelation-extracirricular activites news, On the Might of Princes at Saint Vitus on Friday (10/12) is waaaay sold out, but luckily the band will play the venue TONIGHT (10/10) as well, part of a bill with Gameface, Descender, Model Home. The show is FREE and 21+. The show also promises "another possible special guest"... could it be Texas is the Reason (who have a sold-out show at MHoW tonight)?
Saint Vitus will also host the sold-out Into Another show on 10/13.
Regents LP art by Brian Montouri
Regents is the amalgamation of members of Sleepytime Trio, Frodus, Acid Tiger and Thursday in to a singular, spazzy post-hardcore beast. After releasing a 7" last year, Regents did their share of touring, hitting Acheron and eventually shooting down to SXSW to play a memorable BrooklynVegan/Chaos in Tejas event on Lamar Pedestrian Bridge. Live shows are their forte, but only because they haven't had much recorded material to use as a basis for comparison.
Until now. Regents are welcoming their new LP, Antietam After Party, via Lovitt Records on November 20. Featuring the insane cover art of Brian Montouri (above, part of a bat-shit-crazy-gatefold), the quartet again returns to the spazz on their new effort, as the track "Night Soil" can clearly attest. Stream it below for the first time, and if ya dig then scoot on over to Lovitt for some pre-order action.
Vocalist/guitarist Drew Ringo commented on his thoughts on "Night Soil":
Lyrically the song focuses on the power, furtiveness and patience of addiction. The song also takes a personal tact, commenting on the unexpected impacts of recovery on ego and emotion. As for the song title, while traveling in China I learned of the practice of using human excrement as farm fertilizer, termed night soil. It's a dangerous practice because of the potential to spread disease. I couldn't help but note the similarities - disease feeding on disease, human's poisoning themselves, shit and desperation.And here I thought it was just about ripping guitar and being a wildman. #knowingishalfthebattle
Song stream and Southwest tour dates for Regents, which include Fun Fun Fun Fest, are listed below.
Government Issue, who were previously supposed to share the bill with Dag Nasty, have moved to a newly added second night (!) on 12/29, this time with headliner Scream! Tickets are on sale for that as well.
Both shows are in celebration of the forthcoming Salad Days documentary, which chronicles the evolution of DC punk.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Sick of it All at Webster Hall, 2011 (more by Kurt Christensen)
Sick of it All have been added as the special guest at the Revelation 25 show on Friday (10/12) at Irving Plaza, joining on Chain of Strength, Mouthpiece, Damnation AD and the newly added Popeye. Tickets are still available.
In related news, Texas is The Reason play a sold-out show with States & Kingdoms at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight (10/10) and will be at Rev25 on Thursday with Underdog, Shades Apart, Gameface, and On The Might Of Princes. Both shows are sold-out.
In other news, Project X and Curl Up and Die have dropped off the Revelation shows entirely. Check out flyers for all Revelation shows below.
The excellent Rumpshaker! fanzine will be the focus of a reading this coming weekend, when publisher Eric Weiss appears at vegan shoe store Moo Shoes (78 Orchard Street, NYC) on Sunday, October 14 at 2 PM. He'll read from and bring along copies of the sixth edition of the storied zine as well, which contains interviews with Mike Judge (of Judge, not Office Space), Damien of Fucked Up, Ross of Ceremony, Chuck D of Public Enemy, Limp Wrist, Walter Schriefels and many many more. The reading is free and so are the vegan snacks that will be served.
If you can't make it to Moo Shoes, get a copy of Rumpshaker! at your favorite local record store or directly from Weiss.
photos by Sarja Hasan
D-Clone at Acheron, 10/5/2012
Wild Japanese noise-punks D-Clone played NYC twice over the weekend: the previously discussed Acheron show on Saturday (10/6) with Hoax, Zatsuon, Aspects of War, Sad Boys and Dead Reich, and another unnannounced show the night before (10/5) at 177 Stockholm with Perdition and Afrika. Pictures of D-Clone from 177 Stockhom and D-Clone and Zatsuon from Acheron are below, along with pics of Zatsuon and video from Acheron.
If you missed it, the band will once again destroy NYC at Lulu's in Greenpoint on Thursday (10/11) with support from Perdition, Nomad, Bortgang, and one more TBA.
More pics and video from 177 Stockholm and Acheron are below.
Rites of Spring
Rites of Spring was an American post-hardcore band from Washington, D.C. in the mid-1980s, known for their energetic live performances. A part of the D.C. hardcore punk scene, Rites of Spring increased the frenetic violence and visceral passion of hardcore while simultaneously experimenting with its compositional rules. Lyrically, they also shifted hardcore into intensely personal realms and, in doing so, are often considered the first "emo" band, but Rites of Spring itself rejects any association between themselves and emo genres. -[Wikipedia]
Emo is a bit of a dirty word for the great Rites of Spring, who fused hardcore with melody and clean vocals across a pair of releases (an LP and a 7") before their dissolution. Members of the band famously went on to do lasting work in bands like Silver Jews and Fugazi in the years following, but Rites of Spring had already left its indelible mark.
Now in the grand tradition of the recent Lungfish and Void LPs, comes Rites of Spring's six-song demo remastered from the original tapes, available via Dischord Records on 10". Some history behind the release:
Before they even played a show -- the band recorded a six-song demo tape at Inner Ear with Don Zientara and Ian MacKaye... After the dissolution of their previous band, Insurrection, in 1983, Canty, Picciotto, and Fellows joined with Faith guitarist Eddie Janney and began writing new songs. Unfortunately, just as they became ready to play out, Fellows announced plans to relocate to Los Angeles, effectively ending the band before it even got started. Before the bassist departed, the group decided to go to Inner Ear to document the handful of finished songs that they had written. At this point, not only had they never played a show, Rites of Spring hadn't even settled on a name (on the tapes, Zientara listed the sessions as Insurrection II)...Stream the first track to emerge from the Rites of Spring demo below, the demo of "By Design," alongside the tracklisting and album art. Look for it via Dischord Records on October 23.
The sessions were notable for being the first time that anybody had heard Picciotto sing. At the time, few bands had access to a PA system during practice and the volume of the other instruments often blotted out vocals. Shortly after tracking was completed, Fellows hit the road and the recordings were mixed in his absence, hence the Beatles-inspired "Mike Fellows is dead," gag at the end of "By Design." ...there was no plan to officially release the recording, so the completed songs were dubbed onto cassette tapes and given out to friends, who passed them along to others... These six songs capture Rites of Spring in its earliest stages. Once the band started playing out, the songs gained velocity and intensity (see the 7-minute plus version of "End on End" that closes their LP), but many of the elements that defined their music - frenzied energy, sharp melodies, and introspective lyrics -- were already very much in place.