BURN – “… FROM THE ASHES” EP
April 11th, 2016 by Tim
BURN AT UNDERGROUND ARTS, PHILADELPHIA PA, 3/4/2016 | PHOTO: JC CAREY

BURN AT UNDERGROUND ARTS, PHILADELPHIA PA, 3/4/2016 | PHOTO: JC CAREY

Back in January I had the privilege of popping into the studio while BURN was recording this new EP and laying down some back up vocals. It didn’t take long to get a grip of what exactly these guys were in the process of capturing here with this new recording. Being a long time fan of the BURN classics, “You Can’t Stop Me” and “We Don’t Stand A Chance”, I was beyond excited to hear these songs finally getting their due. I was also stoked to be hearing the brand new track, “Novelist (Drums Of War)”.

Finally, four months later, here they are and I’m honored to be able to share them here on DCXX. Check them out, soak them in and pick up the new EP when it’s released.

BURN AT UNDERGROUND ARTS, PHILADELPHIA PA, 3/4/2016 | PHOTO: JC CAREY

BURN AT UNDERGROUND ARTS, PHILADELPHIA PA, 3/4/2016 | PHOTO: JC CAREY

Also, check BURN out on the following tour dates:

April 13 Phoenix, AZ @ The Nile
April 15 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
April 16 Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder
April 17 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
April 18 Houston, TX @ Walters Downtown
April 20 St. Petersburg, FL @ Local 662
April 27 – Lichtenstein, Germany @ Juz Riot
April 28 Saarlouis, Germany @ Jus Saarlouis
April 29 Schweinfurt, Germany @ Alter Stattbahnhof
April 30 Meerhout, Belgium @ Groezrock Fest
May 1 Berlin, Germany @ S036
May 2 London, UK @ The Old Blue Last
May 27-29 Seattle, WA @ Rain Fest
August 4-7 Philadelphia, PA @ This is Hardcore Fest
August 12-14 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (The Wrecking Ball)

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UNIFORM CHOICE – “SCREAMING FOR CHANGE” ORIGINAL REELS AND TRACKING SHEET
April 11th, 2016 by Tim

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THIS IS HARDCORE 2016
March 29th, 2016 by Tim

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JON BUNCH MEMORIAL CONCERT
February 14th, 2016 by Tim

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Jon Bunch Memorial Concert – March 20th at the Yost Theatre 307 N. Spurgeon St., Santa Ana CA 92701 with three stages featuring
Sense Field with special guest vocalists Richie Birkenhead-Garrett Klahn-Kenny Vasoli-Popeye-Jeff Caudill-Walter Schreifels-Sam Velde-Zoli Teglas-Matt Bronx-Jonah Matranga

Bands included are:
Texas is the Reason
The Bronx
Into Another
Samiam
Gameface
Knapsack
Lidsville

Reason to Believe stage
Outspoken (original members)
Strife
Mean Season
No For An Answer (You Laugh lineup)
Visual Discrimination
Justice League
Freewill

Lucky Scars stage
Death by stereo
Longfellow
Done Dying
Blood Days
Sex Powers

Plus many more to be added.

SMORGASBORD 30TH ANNIVERSARY
February 3rd, 2016 by Tim

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RED HARE – SILVERFISH
January 30th, 2016 by Tim

February 1th, 2016, Dischord and Hellfire records will release Lexicon Mist, a new 3-song 7″ by Red Hare. This is the band’s first release since its debut full-length, Nites of Midnite, and it arrives as the group is completing work on its second album. The record contains two original songs and a cover of Lungfish’s “Sphere of Influence.”

Red Hare is Shawn Brown (Swiz, Fury, and the original-and-current singer of Dag Nasty), Jason Farrell (Swiz, Bluetip), Dave Eight (Swiz, Bluetip), and Joe Gorelick (Garden Variety, Retisonic).

Pre-order the new EP here… DISCHORD.COM

WHILE WE WAIT
January 7th, 2016 by Tim

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Check out While We Wait, the latest project from Matt Warnke (BOLD) and Andy Guida (Supertouch, Altercation), available now from http://wardance.bigcartel.com.

YOUTH OF TODAY 2016
December 16th, 2015 by Tim

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BURN AT SANTOS, NYC
December 14th, 2015 by Tim

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This upcoming weekend, Sunday December 20, 2015, BURN makes their return to NYC at Santos. Along with Burn, comes Mindset (their final NYC show), Wisdom In Chains, King Nine, The Wilding Incident, Regulate, Activator and Impact. Should be one hell of a show, so don’t miss this one. Tickets are still available at: www.eventbrite.com

BURN AT THE ROXY, HOLLYWOOD CA | PHOTO: JULES JORDAN

BURN AT THE ROXY, HOLLYWOOD CA | PHOTO: JULES JORDAN

AMENITY
December 1st, 2015 by Tim

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Friday, November 30th, 1990. Amenity with Trigger Man, Forced Down, Infest, and Headfirst. San Diego State University Backdoor. Drawn with a fine tip felt pen and newspaper clippings. This is a scan of the original art. The flyer was very obviously drawn by Tony Savala, because as you can see – that’s his signature in the bottom corner. Right? This was the flyer for our “last show ever”. 4 years is a long time for someone in their 20’s, and drawing this involved a lot more reflection and time than it might seem.

We loved Amenity. Each of us started with little to no knowledge of our instruments. We played in Chula Vista garages to our friends. Now we knew what we were doing and had developed our sound. We loved our scene, and went from playing to a small group of people who may not have even seen a live band before, to a much larger crowd across the country. Many of them we didn’t know, and many of them were completely on the opposite side of the tracks when we first started. Bands were either changing their sounds, signing to larger labels, or breaking up. What was once a secret between a close-knit group was now becoming de rigueur*.

“If Amenity ever had a mascot…”. Tony started going to our shows when he was 11? 12? It was common to be at a show in the Vinyl Communications Studio when the backdoor would pop open. His dad would stick his head through the doorway and into the ultra-humid, stinky, 100+ degree air, looking for Tony. Tony would groan, but follow his dad out the door. Good night. As the straight edge scene grew, Tony grew with it. We all loved the straight edge hardcore out there, but Tony was, uh, maybe a little more vocal about it. No, not as much as the character in the flyer, but close. Besides that, Tony was a good sport. He had a good sense of humor and did his best to take shots at us, too. The other character in the flyer is a pretty real composite of the average Chula Vista adolescent/young adult about town. The idea of the changing t-shirt came from a Baboon Dooley comic I saw in some zine.

This was the second of two shows that Dan Dagan put on at the Backdoor. Not a usual spot, it was cool to be playing on the same stage that 7 Seconds (‘The Crew’ tour), and Metallica (Ride The Lightning’ tour) had played. The place sells out at 400. Because there were still people wanting in, they added 50 more tickets. The venue kept it all.

Not a coincidence that is says “THE END?” in the bottom corner.

The "last show". SDSU Backdoor. There's a similar shot on the lyric sheet of 7 Seconds 'Walk Together, Rock Together', taken there on 'The Crew' tour.

The “last show”. SDSU Backdoor. There’s a similar shot on the lyric sheet of 7 Seconds ‘Walk Together, Rock Together’, taken there on ‘The Crew’ tour.