INSTED’S FINAL SHOW: 07.13.1991
April 18th, 2014 by Ed
THE UNDERGROUND FACTION
February 13th, 2014 by Tim
Insted bassist, Rich Labbate has been hard at work with his company, The Underground Faction, for three years now. Rich is constantly adding new shirt designs to The Underground Faction catalog and just added this brand new “Out Of Step”, Dischord/DCHC/Minor Threat inspired design recently. Take a minute to check out the site and see below for The Underground Faction’s story. -Tim DCXX
“The Underground Faction was founded in 2011 and is 100% DIY. It is fueled by musicians, artists, and animal rights advocates with a vision to create, inspire, and bring awareness to the things we find important to us.
This clothing and life-style company caters to all walks of life while pulling from underground subcultures – punk rock, skateboarding, hip-hop, underground art, indie-rock, vegetarian/vegan, compassionate living, free thinking, misfits, to name a few.
Through collaboration with like-minded artists we create t-shirts, hats, bags, stickers, and other cool stuff.
The future is (y)ours, let’s keep it that way…”
WHAT WE BELIEVE
February 10th, 2013 by Larry
THE AUCTIONS OF GORILLA BISCUITS DRUMMER, LUKE ABBEY
February 4th, 2013 by Tim
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
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:
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
Here is the list, all first pressings except where noted:
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,
THE UNDERGROUND FACTION
November 21st, 2012 by Tim
YESTER YEARS CLUB
May 10th, 2012 by Gordo
After playing many great shows, with thousands of fantastic bands, one stands out in my mind. The most memorable would have to be the first Chain Of Strength show. Why? Probably because I am still good friends with people I met at that show (SD Glue Crew) and it was the birth of COS. My friend Trevor and I put on the show, which was a lot of work, but well worth the reward. It turned out that several great bands were on tour that summer and all in Southern California at the same time. I remember booking the show with Youth Of Today, Insted and CHAIN which alone would have been great, but I kept getting calls from other bands who wanted to play. The first call was Richie from Underdog, which was great so we added them to the bill. The second was Bobby from SoulSide. I love SoulSide, so how could I say no? The next was Zack from Hardstance, who knew he would soon become a big rock star (Rage Against The Machine) and forget about us punk rockers, but I said yes and that completed the lineup. That show was done in true D.I.Y. fashion, which helped make it so memorable, and everyone had the time of their lives.
And to add to the story, earlier that day while the sound guy was unloading the PA, Ray from Youth Of Today and I sat in my car in front of the venue and I played him the Chain Of Strength demo. He asked me a few things about the quality and why the vocals were so low, and then followed up by saying “I want this on Revelation.” I said “let’s do it,” and the rest is history. We considered remixing, but the master tape was lost so the demo Ray heard that day in my car was soon released as Rev:10 “True Till Death.” A truly memorable day.
-Ryan Hoffman, Chain Of Strength