BLACK N’ BLUE BOWL 2014
March 12th, 2014 by Larry

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The annual Black N’ Blue Bowl 2014 will be taking place Saturday, May 17th and Sunday, May 18th at The Well in Brooklyn, NY. Having outgrown the confines of its previous venues year after year, we will be holding this years Bowl at an indoor/outdoor venue in the heart of Brooklyn, New York – where this event was first resurrected in 2005. Information is as follows;

Black N Blue Productions presents
BLACK N’ BLUE BOWL 2014

Sat, May 17th, 2014
HATEBREED
Agnostic Front (only appearance “Cause For Alarm” line-up)
Biohazard
Ludichrist
All Out War
Stigmata
Minus 1
Darkside NYC
Sworn Enemy
Brick By Brick
Brain Slug
Friend Or Foe
Numbskull

Sun, May 18th, 2014
DISCHARGE
Agnostic Front (only appearance “Cause For Alarm” line-up)
7 Seconds
Kraut
Take Offense
Beyond
Suburban Scum
Power Trip
Incendiary
Against The Grain
Criminal Instinct
Manipulate
Heavy Chains
Caught In A Trap

The Well
272 Meserole Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
$36 ADV, $42 DOS, $65 2-Day Pass
Doors @ 1:00 PM (both days)
All Ages Hardcore

Tickets:
http://www.ticketfly.com
http://www.pitchforkny.com
Info:
http://www.blacknblueproductions.net

THE AUCTIONS OF GORILLA BISCUITS DRUMMER, LUKE ABBEY
February 4th, 2013 by Tim
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Every once in awhile, we here at DCXX are given the opportunity to shed some extra light on situations that we consider worthy. When Gorilla Biscuits drummer, Luke Abbey, reached out to us looking for a little assistance on selling some records, we were more than happy to help. Aside from the fact that Luke’s been dealing with a pretty significant injury and could use the extra money, we knew some of our readers would be more than interested in what Luke has to offer.

In addition to helping Luke with his auctions, we also managed to coordinate an interview with him. Expect in the very near future, a major interview with the guy that delivered the beats for bands like Warzone, Gorilla Biscuits and a handful of other legendary New York City Hardcore bands. I think it’s safe to say, we have high hopes for this one.

Now check out what Luke has to say regarding his auctions. –Tim DCXX

Hi Folks,
My name is Luke Abbey and I’m the drummer for the band Gorilla Biscuits. Recently, while we were playing in Chicago at the Revelation Records 25th anniversary show, I tore my biceps tendon. I’d already had a number of shoulder and arm injuries I’d been trying to manage on my own, but during our second song it finally gave out and completely snapped, forcing me to go in for surgery the following week. I underwent several repairs and am now embarking on a lengthy rehabilitation process while also facing considerable expenses.

A few days ago, I contacted Tim from Double Cross to ask if he would mind allowing me to post a collection of my own personal records and a few t-shirts on the Livewire message board in order to deal with my current and ensuing medical costs. He not only agreed to that, but was gracious enough to offer to run a full post on Double Cross in order to bring increased attention to my sale.

I’ve included absolutely every record I hope to sell – if it’s not listed, I don’t have it. All are in good playing condition and contain whatever lyric sheets were originally included – except where noted. They are all 1st pressings with a few exceptions which I’ve noted as well. The only drawback to any of these as far as I can tell, is that many of the jackets are distressed to some degree. That being said, nothing is in terrible condition, torn, or severely flawed. They’ve just got a bit of character. As for the t-shirts, they’ve been worn before but are neither torn nor altered, and are in wearable condition. 

Here is the link to the ebay pages where the auctions can be found. If anyone has any additional questions or would like additional photos, I’ll do my best to oblige.

My seller name is yebba72.

Additionally, I will respond to as many questions or requests as possible at the following email:
elaytogo@gmail.com

However, as I mentioned above, please respect the fact that I’ve nothing further to sell than what’s listed, nor am I interested in any trades.

Auction Schedules and Photos
The shirt auctions will begin 7:00 – 7:30 PST on 2/5
The record auctions will begin 8:00 – 8:30 PST on 2/5
The shirt auctions will end between 2:00 PM – 3:45 PM PST on 2/13
The record auctions will end between 2:00 PM – 3:45 PM PST on 2/13 

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Here is the list, all first pressings except where noted:

7″ Records
Last Rights: Chunks / So Ends Our Night – Taang
Youth of Today: Can’t Close My Eyes – Positive Force – White Lettering – 2nd pressing
Judge: NY Crew – Schism 
Warzone: Lower East Side Crew – Revelation Records 
NYHC: “Together” Compilation – Revelation Records
Crippled Youth: Join the Fight – New Beginning
Underdog: S/T – New Beginning
Side By Side: You’re Only Young Once… – Revelation Records
Slapshot: Same Mistake / Might Makes Right – Taang – Blue Vinyl
Unity: You Are One – Wishingwell Records – not sure what pressing
Alone In A Crowd: S/T – Flux Records – *Vinyl edge has a very slight upturn but does not affect playing at all*
7 Seconds: Blasts from the Past – Positive Force – Green Vinyl – not sure what pressing
Justice League: Think or Sink – Just 4 Fun Records
The Abused: Loud and Clear – Abused Music – *Missing lyric sheet and the cover has come unglued*
Civ: Et Tu Brute / Can’t Wait One Minute More – Revelation Records – White Vinyl
Quicksand: Dine Alone / Can Opener – Polydor Records – Promotional 

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12″ Records
Judge: Bringing It Down – Revelation Records – Green Marble Vinyl
Stalag 13: In Control – Upstart Records
Straight Ahead: S/T – I Risk 
Rest In Pieces: My Rage – One Step Ahead
Youth of Today: BDTW – Wishingwell Records
Uniform Choice: Screaming For Change – Wishingwell Records – Yellow Lettering
Slap Shot: Back On the Map – Taang
Insted: Bonds of Friendship – Wishingwell Records 
No For An Answer: A Thought Crusade – Hawker Records
NYHC Where the Wild Things Are: compilation – Blackout Records
Agnostic Front: Cause For Alarm – Combat Core 
DYS: S/T – Modern Method Records – Promotional
Agression: Don’t Be Mistaken -BYO 
Verbal Assault: Learn – Positive Force – *Missing Poster*
Quicksand: Manic Compression – Rev/Island
Dag Nasty: Can I Say – Dischord
Fair Warning: You Are the Scene – Fair Warning Records
Into Another: S/T – Revelation Records
Mike Judge and Old Smoke: Sights – Revelation Records

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Shirts
Uniform Choice: “Straight and Alert” / 4-sided / Wishingwell / White T w/ Blue and Red Print / Size L – slightly worn condition
Judge: “New York Crew” / 2-sided /Blue T w/ Yellow Schism logo on front pocket / White “Hammers” on back / Size L – good condition
Insted: “Chet” design / 2-sided / Blue T w/ White Insted logo on front pocket / White “Chet” design on back / Size L – good condition
Bad Trip: ? design / 2 sided / White T with Black logo and guy with beer on front pocket / Black drawing of crowd on back / Size L – good condition w/ light stain on front

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So thanks to all of you who decide to bid on any of these records or t-shirts and lend some support in the process. And of course, my gratitude goes to Tim who has helped me out beyond measure.

Take care all, 
Luke

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GODHEAD
June 4th, 2012 by Gordo

BURN EP ORIGINAL MOCK-UPS | PHOTO: FRED HAMMER

I think my influences as a drummer really came for the most part before I was into any hardcore music. Mostly rock and roll stuff. John Bonham from Led Zeppelin was a big one for me. Stuart Copeland from the Police. Some Reggae as well, especially Sly Dunbar who is a really influential session guy from Jamaica and played on tons and tons of records from there. In terms of trying to play really technical or well I don’t think that ever really meant much to me. I think I just wanted to make the songs sound as good as I could.

-Alan Cage, BURN

CLEVO
May 30th, 2012 by Gordo

I’d have to say GORILLA BISCUITS, PROJECT X, BEYOND, JUDGE, LIFE’S BLOOD and CONFRONT @ Irv’s was certainly an all-time classic. $5. All those bands ON ONE BILL. No one had ever heard of Life’s Blood…but HOLY FUUUCCCKKK!!! Man they were fucking AMAZING!! PROJECT X were fucking HARD!!! Judge with Jimmy Yu on bass going berserk! What an unbelievable gig…everyone going insane and having a blast. Confront were at their peak and fucking absolutely destroyed. We all hung out all night, went to Kelly’s house, it seemed like summer would never end and the world was wide open and hardcore would always rule and we’d all be friends forever…I can’t tell you how much I miss it. Those were truly the best days of my life.

-Tony Erba, Face Value

TC3
May 16th, 2012 by Gordo

TOM CAPONE WITH BOLD AT SCOTT HALL 1988 | PHOTO: KEN SALERNO

We whipped the Beyond demo out quick, doing it to cassette and making copies fast. Larry “Edge” Goreman, from the Orange 9mm EP and now with Head Automatica and Glassjaw, was a high school hardcore buddy and drew the cover up. After the demo I had a crew in my high school in Long Island that began to develop. We called ourselves the “KING TUT CREW” and in shop class I made a pyramid ring as a symbol. That’s why our first shirt had a triangle on it.

As far as those demo songs, “Hoax” was about a kid in our crew who faked his straight edge to be cool. “Sap” was a word I used a lot and it caught on with everyone in the Youth Crew too. We called this kid a sap in the song. It was like a straight edge revenge venting-out song. “What Awaits Us Now” I wrote about my grandparents, thinking of their death and my life, so it was deep to me. “Vitality” is about being strong…surviving. “Effort” was the theme for Beyond…a “posi” song to live life by. “Beyond” was the name I chose for the band because I wanted to have a message that went beyond drugs and negativity and also beyond the barriers of hardcore.

We were young…we wanted to unite and have a great scene. “Someday” was about all the racism going on at the time. “Feedback” I actually wrote about Alan Cage because he and I butted heads a lot, even before he was in the band. “Ancient Head” was about the kids in high school who just wanted normal boring lives and hung out in a parking lot doing drugs for fun. They were just a bunch of ancient heads. “Vampire Empire” was more about people who use others to gain what they want and suck their life force away. “Care” was a vegetarian song and about caring for others and animals. “Self Interest” was about politicians abusing their power. “One Kind Word” is about getting your say when others try and knock you down.

Also on the demo was “Seasons” which we did for the reunion because we didn’t put it on the album and the song is sick. That’s about growing up and the changes you go through in such a short time…it was pretty Verbal Assault-ish I guess. We eventually dropped a straight edge song on the demo called “Better Things To Do,” mostly so we weren’t locked into just the straight edge scene, plus I was never happy with the song itself.

The “dewwwwwit!” demo intro was us goofing around. I loved the WarZone “bugging out” intro and wanted something like that.

-Tom Capone, Beyond/BOLD/Quicksand