NYHC CHRONICLES – TRAILER
January 22nd, 2015 by Larry

Director Drew Stone (xxx All Ages xxx The Boston Hardcore Film, “Who the F*$@ Is That Guy?” The Fabulous Journey of Michael Alago) is slated to direct “The New York Hardcore Chronicles Film.” Centered on the community and culture of the iconic New York hardcore music scene, the film will be produced by Stone Films NYC for a 2016 release.

“My intention is not to make a film documenting the history of New York hardcore, but to tell the story in an episodic format with the thread of New York hardcore running through it,” said Stone. “For example, the ‘Spray Paint the Walls’ segment explores the connection between graffiti and New York hardcore. In ‘The Return to the A7,’ Roger Miret and Vinnie Stigma of Agnostic Front re-visit the legendary A7 club, the birthplace of New York hardcore, for the first time in over 30 years.”

“I’m really looking forward to this film, as a fan of the hardcore genre/culture in general, and of course the special New York hardcore faction we’re all part of,” said Freddy Cricien (Madball). “I go way back with Drew Stone — he actually filmed Madball’s very first video, and I consider him a friend. He has the credibility, the experience and — most importantly — the passion to deliver something super authentic, which for me and I’m sure a lot of folks, is most important of all!”

There will be a 20-minute “excerpt screening” as part of a book release party for NYHC New York Hardcore 1980-1990 by Tony Rettman at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 1 at the Grand Victory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The Nihilistics, The High & The Mighty & Altercation will be playing the event.

WIDE AWAKE AT THE ANTHRAX
January 13th, 2015 by Tim

RUNNING LIKE THIEVES
January 11th, 2015 by Tim
RUNNING LIKE THIEVES AT THE HOMEBASE, WILKES BARE PA, DECEMBER 2001 | PHOTO: TRACI MCMAHON

RUNNING LIKE THIEVES AT THE HOMEBASE, WILKES BARE PA, DECEMBER 2001 | PHOTO: TRACI MCMAHON

One of my favorite bands from the 2000’s era of hardcore so far, totally underrated. The combination of Matt Warnke’s vocals/lyrics and song writing with the musicianship and songwriting of Biv and Andy from Supertouch and their bassist Scott, made for a killer collaboration. I saw these guys every chance I could get and traveled all over the east coast for them. From late Tuesday night’s in Brooklyn to random shows all the way out in the boondocks of Pennsylvania and Virginia , it was always worth it. Still kills me that so many of their best songs never got a proper recording. Another one of those blips on the radar screen of hardcore that will stick with me forever. -Tim DCXX

JUSTICE LEAGE, SUN VALLEY CA, 03.11.84
December 24th, 2014 by Ed


Video courtesy of Louis Elovitz

INSTED AT CLUB UNISOUND, READING PA, 5/3/1991
November 14th, 2014 by Tim

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.

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

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.

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).