STORMING THROUGH EUROPE 2015
July 21st, 2015 by Tim

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RESURRECT CALIFORNIA FEST 2015
July 18th, 2015 by Tim

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Resurrect California Fest 2015 will take place over Labor Day weekend, Sept 4th-6th, in Berkeley, California at the historic 924 Gilman Street.

Confirmed acts include:
AcxDc, Bad Times Crew, Bent Life, Blacklisted, Bold, Breakdown, Clarity, Coke Bust, Creative Adult, Culture Abuse, Cursed Graves, Destruction Unit, Downpresser, Drag Me Under, Dropdead, Drug Control, Gag, Happy Diving, I Wanna Die, Lies, Life For A Life, Melting Point, Mizery, My Iron Lung, Never Young, New Gods, No Authority, No Limbs, No Sir , Plead The Fifth, Pure, Rad, Reunion, Rise, Runamuck, Seizures, Spinebreaker, Sabertooth Zombie, Take Offense, The Beautiful Ones, The Coltranes, Mohicans, Treacherouskin, Ultima Victima, Violence To Fade, Wallflower, White Wards.

Weekend Passes are available now and are selling for $43 each w/o a Gilman membership ($2 annual paid at the door)

Available here: http://resurrectcali2015.brownpapertickets.com

Day to day passes will be $17 and be on sale after line ups are announced within the week

Our mission is to bring life into the Bay Area California hardcore/punk scene by supporting smaller bands and their various communities. We have bands from all over the west coast coming out for this and are flying a couple bigger acts to make an even better weekend. Also, labels, local business, zines and charity organizations running tables during the festival. We look at this as a community event in addition to music festival. We look to make it an annual event.

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NYHC CHRONICLES: 10 QUESTIONS WITH HARLEY FLANAGAN
July 14th, 2015 by Tim

The New York Hardcore Chronicles 10 Questions w/ Harley Flanagan (The Stimulators / Murphy’s Law / M.O.I. / Cro-Mags / Harley’s War) While shooting “The Crossover” segment for The New York Hardcore Chronicles Film we managed to slip in 10 questions with the NYHC pioneer. – Drew Stone

WALK TALL, WALK STRAIGHT
July 6th, 2015 by Tim
CRIPPLED YOUTH AT THE RAT IN BOSTON, WITH  A YOUNG TOMMY CARROLL SINGING ALONG, MAY 1986 | PHOTO COURTESY OF: BOLD

CRIPPLED YOUTH AT THE RAT IN BOSTON, WITH A YOUNG TOMMY CARROLL SINGING ALONG, MAY 1986 | PHOTO COURTESY OF: BOLD

CHAIN OF STRENGTH AT RAINFEST
July 2nd, 2015 by Tim

In May, the DCXX Crew made the trek out to Seattle for the year’s Rain Fest. Among many of the weekend’s highlights, one that we were all looking forward to, was Chain’s set. As expected, they did not let us down. A wall of power and an energy that is unmistakably Chain was delivered at full throttle. Toss in a surprise cover of SSD’s – “Glue”, sung by Ron Brotherhood and Brotherhood’s – “Breaking The Ice”, sung by Undertow’s John Pettibone and we got one hell of a treat.

Aside from the crushing set, it’s always a good time seeing and hanging with the Chain Crew. These guys all have a deep rooted love of hardcore, that just bleeds out with nearly every conversation and only reinforces my respect and appreciation for the band. California has a lot of good eggs and these guys are right at the top. “What about those times we stayed up late to talk about everything we believed in, has that all changed man”?… no it really hasn’t. -Tim DCXX

PS: Big thanks to Sunny Singh over at Hate5Six.com for this video and all the other incredible video footage he archives.

CURTIS AND THE RAINFEST CROWD | PHOTO: KIABAD MEZA

CURTIS AND THE RAINFEST CROWD | PHOTO: KIABAD MEZA

CHAIN PILE ON MADNESS AT RAINFEST | PHOTO: KIABAD MEZA

CHAIN PILE ON MADNESS AT RAINFEST | PHOTO: KIABAD MEZA

GLENN DANZIG TALKS COVERS LP ‘SKELETONS’
June 25th, 2015 by Ed

THE ORAL HISTORY OF ‘THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION’
June 10th, 2015 by Tony
BLACK FLAG WITH RON REYES | PHOTO COURTESY OF SHOUT! FACTORY

BLACK FLAG BEING FILMED FOR ‘THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION’ | PHOTO COURTESY OF SHOUT! FACTORY

To celebrate the release of ‘The Decline of Western Civilization’ box set collection being released by Shout! Factory on June 30th, I am assembling a multi-part oral history on the initial film in the trilogy that was released in 1981. Please check out the fist installment over at Noisey.

Also, be sure to pre-order the box set from Shout! Factory. It is simply a mind blowing package complete with loads of extras and a booklet containing many unseen photos.Snag it here.

FOR PETE’S SAKE – DEEPER PRAISE
June 8th, 2015 by Tim

I’m always looking for opportunities to shed light on new and current bands that I feel deserve attention and For Pete’s Sake is definitely one of those bands. For Pete’s Sake is a crushing hardcore band out of Oslo, Norway consisting of members that have played in just about every prominent Straight Edge/Hardcore band in Oslo throughout the 1990’s. Bands like Gain, Onward, Rectify, Contention, Sportswear, Damage Control and The Team Spirit. For Pete’s Sake’s guitarist, Espen, had stints in both Hands Tied and Mouthpiece with me and Ed from Double Cross. In essence, For Pete’s Sake is the band Sportswear, with the addition of lead guitarist Øivind from the band The Team Spirit. Filling out the rest of For Pete’s Sake is: Peter – Vocals, Kim – Drums, Arne – Bass and the aforementioned, Espen and Øivind on guitar.

An LP was recorded at Welfare Studios in Gothenburg during the winter of 2014/2015 and For Pete’s Sake is currently looking for a label to release it. Here’s a few words from For Pete’s Sake vocalist, Peter Amdam:

I have written and recorded quite a chunk of music in my life and I have written and published huge amounts of words. But none of it can come close to what we have been doing with the For Pete’s Sake album. I can honestly tell you that I have never felt hardcore in a more intense, inconsolable, pulsatory and earth shattering way in my heart, soul and body. The songs and their contents are all of paramount urgency and intensity as they all come from extreme emotion, energy, anger, desperation, desolation, aspiration, faith, loyalty, sorrow, love and hopefulness. There are no words to express the gratitude felt through our hearts to everyone involved. As one of the songs says: SACRED FRIENDSHIP AND UNITY.

FOR PETE'S SAKE WITH SOME MAJOR CROWD PARTICIPATION | PHOTO COURTESY OF: FPS

FOR PETE’S SAKE WITH SOME MAJOR CROWD PARTICIPATION | PHOTO COURTESY OF: FPS

BURN LIVE AT CBGB, OCTOBER 1990
May 29th, 2015 by Ed

JUDGE LIVE AT RAIN FEST, SEATTLE WA. – 5/24/2015
May 27th, 2015 by Tim

The DCXX crew took a trip to Seattle for this year’s Rain Fest and a great time was had by all. Here’s a video shot by Mike Medina of Judge’s set, which was definitely one of the highlights of the weekend. Mike Medina missed a chunk of Judge’s opening song, “Fed Up”, but the rest is here in all it’s glory. My apologies to Mike Judge for the swift kick to the back of his head during “New York Crew”. Mike told me after the set that he hadn’t taken a hit like that since the A7 days. Once again, sorry Mike! Also included here are a few great shots courtesy of Future Breed. -Tim DCXX

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MIKE WITH JUDGE AT RAIN FEST | PHOTO: FUTURE BREED

MATT WITH JUDGE AT RAIN FEST | PHOTO: FUTURE BREED

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PORCELL WITH JUDGE AT RAIN FEST | PHOTO: FUTURE BREED

JUDGE, GIJIS AND THE DCXX CREW POST JUDGE SET | PHOTO: KAREN FERRARO

JUDGE, GIJIS AND THE DCXX CREW POST JUDGE SET | PHOTO: KAREN FERRARO