INSTED at Club Unisound, Reading PA, 5/3/1991
November 14th, 2014 by Tim

NYHC 1980 – 1990 BOOK EVENTS
November 13th, 2014 by Tony
AGNOSTIC FRONT | PHOTO: RANDY UNDERWOOD

AGNOSTIC FRONT | PHOTO: RANDY UNDERWOOD

NOVEMBER 22ND : 7 pm at Natural Habitat/723 Cookman Avenue/Asbury Park, NJ/07712.
This will be a ‘pre-release’ book event where author Tony Rettman will lead a discussion and Q&A session with NYHC visual artist Sean Taggart (Cro-Mags, Crumbsuckers, etc.) A limited edition fanzine consisting of a chapter excerpt from the book will be available at the event.

DECEMBER 11TH: 6 pm at Powerhouse Book Arena/37 Main Street Brooklyn, NY/11201
Author Tony Rettman will lead a panel discussion and Q&A session including Paul Bearer (Sheer Terror) Richie Birkenhead (Numskulls, Underdog, Youth of Today, Into Another) and Sean Taggart (NYHC visual artist). Signing will follow. The store prefers you to RSVP to the event at: RSVP@powerHouseArena.com

DECEMBER 13th: 7 pm at Brickbat Books/709 South 4th Street/Philadelphia, PA/19147
Author Tony Rettman will be signing books and answering questions in a discrete manner. Max Milgram will be on hand to receive both hugs and kisses.

DECEMBER 14TH: 2 pm at Vintage Vinyl/51 Lafayette Street/Fords, NJ/08863
Author Tony Rettman will lead a discussion and Q&A session with Mike Judge. Signing will follow.

DECEMBER 19th: 7 pm at Celebrated Summer/Atomic Books, 3616 Falls Rd., Baltimore, MD/21211
Author Tony Rettman will lead a discussion and Q&A session. Signing will follow.

DECEMBER 20TH: 5 pm at Joint Custody/ 1530 U St NW/Washington, DC/20009
Author Tony Rettman will be signing books and answering questions in a discrete manner.

DECEMBER 21st: 2 pm at Randy Now’s Man Cave/ 134 Farnsworth Ave/Bordentown, NJ/08505
Author Tony Rettman will be signing books. Co-author of ‘No Slam Dancing, No Stage Diving, No Spikes’ Amy Yates Wuelfing will also be on hand to sign copies of her books as well. Eli Pooshkosh sighting ninety percent confirmed.

ON THE GRIND WITH CHUCK TREECE
October 30th, 2014 by Larry

In this episode of On The Grind, join Delaware-born musician and skateboarder Chuck Treece, who came up in the ’80s riding for Powell Peralta, Airwalk, and more. Now based in Philadelphia, Treece is liminal in the sense that he operates in two worlds: one of a professional skateboarder and the other of a professional musician.

GORILLA BISCUITS START TODAY – SILVER ANNIVERSARY
October 28th, 2014 by Larry

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Gorilla Biscuits Start Today is one of the most influential records in hardcore. Hailing from New York City, Gorilla Biscuits carved a niche within the New York Hardcore Scene. Blending the aggression and energy of bands like Agnostic Front with a sense of melody likened to Dag Nasty, Gorilla Biscuits still stands as a unique reference point for many hardcore bands that have come after them. This is an essential part of any record collection. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the release of Start Today in 1989, the record has been re-pressed and packaged on black and glow-in-the-dark vinyl in embossed jackets with printing on the inside of the jacket sleeve.

Order now:
Black Vinyl
Glow-In-The-Dark-Vinyl
Purple Shell Cassette
Jungle T-Shirt

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JAMES LEVESQUE R.I.P.
October 23rd, 2014 by Larry

CONFRONT – 3/18/1989
October 23rd, 2014 by Tim

DARRYL JENIFER REVEALS THE MYSTERY BEHIND HR’S CHAIR
October 21st, 2014 by Larry

Bad Brains bassist Darryl Jenifer reveals an unheard tale of punk insanity… as soon as he gets through the intro.

NYHC 1980 – 1990 – THE RAW CUTS – JOHN PORCELLY
October 8th, 2014 by Tony

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‘NYHC was definitely on everybody’s radar by the time we made it outside of the area in 1986. It was considered dangerous. People thought we were all nuts. The very first time Youth of Today went out to California with 7 Seconds, we played at Fender’s Ballroom, which was a gang hangout. The whole California hardcore scene was all gangs: Circle One, the Suicidals, the L.A. Death Squad, and that was it—nothing but gangs. I didn’t know anything. That was my first time in California. I was used to playing the Anthrax in Connecticut, where people were playing frickin’ Twister in between bands! When we started playing, this small, little kid Murphy was on stage with us, and the L.A.D.S. were bouncing. They were a gang, above and beyond the punk scene. I didn’t know that. Murphy got onstage to dive, the bouncer grabbed him, and, for no good reason, threw him right into the metal barrier. He was right in front of the stage sort of flexing after doing that, and I came up behind him and kicked him as hard as I could in the back. He went flying into the crowd. Dan O’Mahony from No For An Answer came up a few seconds later and screamed in my ear, “We have to get you out of here!” I was still playing, and he dragged me off the stage. He unplugs my guitar, grabs my arm, and he’s pushing me down this corridor, going, “You don’t understand! That guy’s in the L.A.D.S.! They’re going to fucking kill you! They’re going to shoot you! They’re going to knife you!” I still had my guitar on me. Before we got to the back door, I looked down that corridor and saw that bouncer. I’m thinking, “This guy’s going to shoot me, I’m fucking dead!” The guy was huge. But he came up to me and said, “We don’t have no beef with New York! We don’t have no beef with the Cro-Mags!” It was almost like he thought I was in a gang, and I was going to kick his ass! He gave me all this mad respect. He shook my hand and apologized. I realized that New York’s reputation preceded us.’ – John Porcelly

Remember to pre-order your copy of ‘NYHC 1980 – 1990′ from Bazillion Points to get an exclusive Sean Taggart embroidered patch and badge!

BIG BOYS DOCUMENTARY – TEASER TRAILER
October 3rd, 2014 by Larry

The Big Boys were a pioneering band who are credited with helping introduce the new style of hardcore punk that became popular in the 1980s. This is the teaser for their upcoming documentary.

SALAD DAYS – TRAILER
September 30th, 2014 by Larry

Look for the film in December, but you can check out portions from the doc at a special Salad Days event during the CBGBs Festival in NYC. Scheduled for October 11 at 10:30PM, Noisey EIC Fred Pessaro will host a Q&A with Director/Writer Scott Crawford and producer/editor Jim Saah at Anthology Film Archives (32 2nd Ave, NYC). Tickets are on sale.

The DC Premiere of the film will take place in late December, and feature a post premiere party at the Black Cat on Dec 20 featuring Soulside (first time together in 25 years), Moss Icon, and others! Tickets go on sale Friday (10/3).