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Ink and Dagger with the late Sean McCabe, RIP
Ink & Dagger

Ink & Dagger was a Vampire-themed punk band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that was active in the 1990s. The two permanent members throughout the band's career were guitarist Don Devore and vocalist Sean Patrick McCabe. Other members included Ashli State, Terry Yerves, Ryan McLaughlin, Joshua Brown, Jennifer Park, Graham "The Tank" Williams and Eric Wareheim, co-creator and star of Cartoon Network's Adult Swim shows Tom Goes to the Mayor and Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!. Band members frequently incorporated references to vampires in their music, painted their faces, and played with fake blood. Some members were previously in Crud is a Cult, The Mandela Strike Force and Frail. -[Wiki]

One of the bands that people are drooling over on the sold-out This is Hardcore 2010 lineup is the returning Ink & Dagger with Thursday's Geoff Rickly will filling the hole left by the late Sean McCabe (they play the Philly Fest on August 15th). Now comes word that the Philly band will play Party Expo in Brooklyn on August 12th alongside another band TBA. Get ready to get nuts.

Other bands who are playing This is Hardcore like Nails, Ceremony, Judas, The Love Below, Starkweather, and Ringworm all have NYC shows in the near future too. Nails is set to play Europa with Venomous Concept (tickets). Judas and The Love Below are scheduled to play Acheron on 8/13 with Pollution and Megasus. Ceremony will play ABC No Rio and Death By Audio this weekend. Ringworm takes the stage at Santos the same day as Ink & Dagger (tickets) and with Seraphim.

Videos below...

Ink and Dagger - "Newspaper Tragedy" Live

Ink & Dagger at the First Unitarian church

Ink & Dagger | Bielefeld @ AJZ | Jun 2nd, 1998

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