Spring might be slowly creeping up on us and that means some of the summer tours are being announced such as this one. A celebration of NYHC and the band Sick Of It All who are lacing up the boots to deliver a throttling performance as a part of their 30th Anniversary. Check out the tour posters and press copy that I received along with the dates and we can discuss a little deeper at the close.
The Press Release:
New York based hardcore outfit SICK OF IT ALL are proud to announce a series of headlining dates in the U.S. celebrating 30 years together as a band. The group will play eight shows throughout the West Coast to start off April, followed by a few dates on the East Coast in early July. They will be joined by Bl’ast and Old Firm Casuals on the West Coast trek, and Street Dogs, King Ly Chee, and Manipulate for the East Coast shows.
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Since I know many of our awesome readers are fans of a number of the bands performing on this years bill, I wanted to send out a reminder post that this weekend (May 17th and 18th) over at The Well in beautiful Greenpoint, Brooklyn will be the Black N Blue Bowl for 2014…..Check out the poster below.
The event starts super early as you can see and that makes complete sense with the amount of bands that are performing each of the two nights. The first night will be headlined by Hatebreed and just before them will be the one and only Agnostic Front. They’ll also play on Saturday before Discharge and fans should be aware that this will be the only area appearance for AF with their “Cause For Alarm” lineup. Considering we can also count on sets from Biohazard, Ludichrist and many, many more you know that the fans of this music are going to be talking about it for months after it has passed. Should you not be able to make it this year you can always keep up with the event happenings via its official page and their social networks. Start from the main site and work your way around from there. It’s usually the best way. If you are going, always remember the rules “if someone goes down you pick them up”. Don’t let anyone get hurt. Have fun.
Official Website: http://www.blacknblueproductions.net/site/
I’ve embedded some links to albums by the main performers for those who might still need some education in their offerings. You’re welcome 🙂
The Cro-Mags are legends of the NYHC scene and are considered one of the first groups to showcase elements of Thrash Metal into their Hardcore Punk sound. Back in 1986 when they first released “The Age Of Quarrel”, the NYHC scene was as much a lifestyle as it was a musical movement. This show will surely bring their sound to new and legacy fans and also deliver tunes fromSheer Terror, Brain Slug, Rude Awakening and Born Annoying. Lace up those boots my friends, it is going to be a swirling pit in the venue for this one and thanks to the fine folks at Highline Ballroom some of the PiercingMetal Fans are going to get to see the show for free.
Continue reading Want To See The Cro-Mags & Sheer Terror in NYC on 12/30/2012?
Madball has been a seminal N.Y.H.C. band for years since their original inception in 1988 and thanks to ties within the Agnostic Front family and continual activity they have held the banner high for the Hardcore music scene. Over the years I think I have seen the sum total of Hardcore shows that one could easily count on two hands but that does not mean I don’t like some of the stuff. I just don’t always have the chance to offer up coverage as I am not the best study of the scene nor always free to do so. Tonight’s show was a Black ‘N Blue Productions presentation and they are generally behind events of this kind. The gig was going to feature Maximum Penalty as direct support and also give the fans sets by The Last Stand, Suburban Scum and Dead End Path. I got there early enough to see everyone since I wanted to indulge myself in the whole scene properly. Scroll past the logo below to see the full concert report and photos.
Venue: Gramercy Theatre (New York, NY)
Opener: Maximum Penalty, Dead End Path, Suburban Scum, The Last Stand
Label: Good Fight Records
I don’t generally get myself into Hardcore shows because while I have enjoyed some of the stuff presented by its greats over the years, I am just not the biggest study of it all at the end of the day. That made this evenings adventure all the more interesting as I headed into the Gramercy Theatre for the Black ‘n Blue Productions presentation of Madball. This legendary Hardcore band has been at the game since around 1988 and for this gig they would bring local Hardcore heroes Maximum Penalty along as direct support. There were three other bands on the bill as well with The Last Stand, Dead End Path and Suburban Scum. The price of admission was a mere $20 on the day of the show and that was even lower had you been smart enough to purchase an advance ticket. I got inside nice and early to absorb the whole night and here is how it went down.
Continue reading Madball @ Gramercy Theatre (1/20/2012)
Artist: Various Artists
Title: “Sick Of It All: Our Impact Will Be Felt”
Label: Abacus Records
Release Date: 2/1/2007
Abacus Recordings is slowly becoming the be-all and end-all label for slam worthy Hardcore and Metal core music. It seems perfect for them to use this standing in the genres proliferation to celebrate 20 years of music from the band Sick Of It All. Titled “Our Impact Will Be Felt”, this tribute album has taken some of the hottest talent across a wide scope of Metal and Hardcore talent and had each of them bring to life their own version of a Sick Of It All classic song. When tributes do this the idea ends up working pretty well, for it not only gives you the chance to hear something different from one of your favorite bands (such as Unearth or Sepultura lets say), but also educates you on the classic form of this genre when it was at its purest. As a band, Sick Of It All were fore fathers to the movement and there is a chance that a number of the younger fans who follow bands that drew inspiration from then, have no idea where the sound came from in the first place. This is also a good place to find the standout performers of today along side that are a little more in the underground still and could appeal to the fans of those other bands.
Continue reading “Sick Of It All: Our Impact Will Be Felt” by Various Artists