The group's sound could be described as clean, heavy, and warm, with lyrics focused on politics. Soulside was one of the first DC bands to bridge the hardcore emo sound of "revolution summer" (see Rites of Spring) and move into a sound of post punk deconstruction. Scott McCloud's SG sound greatly influenced the sound heard from Ian MacKaye's SG in the band Fugazi. []

Soulside, the Dischord-signed DC post-hardcore band who were around from 1986 to 1989 before they broke up and three of its members formed Girls Against Boys, have reunited. They've already announced a hometown show for 12/20 at Black Cat with Moss Icon (sold out) and have a second Black Cat show happening a day later (tix on sale Fri), and they've now scheduled a NYC show too. They'll play Saint Vitus on December 18 with a special guest TBA. Tickets for the Vitus show are on sale now.

Watch a live video from 1989, below...


Soulside -- 2014 Tour Dates
12/18 Saint Vitus Brooklyn, NY
12/20 Black Cat Washington, DC w/ Moss Icon
12/21 Black Cat Washington, DC