Tag Archive: Breakdown

No Warning-Breakdown-Foundation-Think I Care-Suburban Scum-King Nine @ Howell NJ 4-10-15

I was only at this show for Breakdown, of course, but I ended up getting there really early so I had to watch a lot of other bands. I liked Think I Care back in the 00s, but their last album was much slower and heavier and kind of dull. They played a good mix of songs at this show. Foundation were an Earth Crisis/Hatebreed hybrid. I guess they are a big straight edge band? Not really my thing. Breakdown were great of course. A handful of us were really going off and the crowd let us be. A few…
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Breakdown-Out Cold-One Sided War-Fanshen-No Contest @ New Brunswick NJ 10-25-98

Wide Awake did not play this show, but No Contest got added as they had two new records coming out. They were a great band from here in NJ. I do not remember anything particular about their set or Fanshen, although I swear I took pictures of them? I loaned out a lot of pictures back then and most never got back to me. One Sided War was a new band with Matt Warnke from Bold and Pat from Citizens Arrest. They sounded like later Bold, sort of, but I also thought they had a lot of influence from later…
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Top Ten Records Of 2016

I realized as I began reading the lists that other people put together I have heard very little new music this year. What I did check out was mostly exceptional. Here is a general top ten since it would be silly to break this up… A Tribe Called Quest-We Got It From Here Thank You 4 Your Service Alienation-Self Titled Arms Race-New Wave Of British Hardcore Betty Davis-The Columbia Years 1968-1969 Framtid-The Horrific Visions Innumerable Forms-Petrified Omegas-Power To Exist Think I Care-Singles Collection True Vision-Against The Grain Wound Man-Perimeter Gigs: Infest, Youth Of Today, Leeway, Breakdown

Breakdown-Ensign-Fastbreak-Floorpunch-Full Speed Ahead @ Casino Skate Park In Asbury Park NJ 5-15-98

My first year of college was finally over and to celebrate this show happened on the final day! Brilliant, right? I went to campus in the morning, took a math final (which also had a few Brick Town crew people in it), and then drove back down to Manahawkin for dinner and then to pick up everyone for the show. After stopping at a rest stop (for some reason I have a vivid memory of this) we headed up the show and made sure we got there on time. We had seen Full Speed Ahead the previous summer and spent…
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Ensign-Speak 714-Automatic-Rain On The Parade @ Princeton Arts Council In Princeton NJ 5-16-98

I was going to make it a three day weekened after the Breakdown show the day before with a Ten Yard Fight show in Philadelphia on Sunday, but I busted up my hand real bad at this show. Automatic was a new band with members of Mouthpiece and By The Grace Of God. They played melodic hardcore (ugh). I interviewed them but never printed it because it came out really badly. Rain On The Parade were, uh, Rain On The Parade. Princeton Arts Council had a nice stage, so I remember getting off a bunch of good dives and even…
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Best of 2015

LP No Tolerance-You Walk Alone Vaaska-Todos Contra Todos Into Another-Omens Violent Reaction-Marching On Constant Fear-DroneKill EP Aggression Pact-Self Titled Ajax-Self Titled The Flex-Don’t Bother With The Outside World 2 x 4-Self Titled Udusic-Self Titled Demo/Promo Intent-Promo Tape Protester-Paincave Session Combatant-Demo Reissues Agnostic Front-No One Rules Leeway-Born To Expire Siege GISM-Determination John Coltrane-A Love Supreme: The Complete Masters Live I only attended two shows this year, but one of them was Breakdown and the other was Floorpunch/Cro-Mags.

Signifying Nothing’s Top 100 Hardcore Records Of The 1980’s

Abombanation, Demo Tape, USA, 1988 The Abused, Loud & Clear 7″, USA, 1983 Adolescents, Self Titled LP, USA, 1981 Adrenalin OD, The Wacky Hi-Jinks of Adrenalin OD, USA, 1984 Agent Orange, Your Mother Sucks Cock In Hell 7″, Holland, 1983 Agnostic Front, Victim In Pain LP, USA, 1984 Altercation, Demo Tape, USA, 1988 Anthrax, Capitalism Is Cannibalism 7″, England, 1983 Anti-Cimex, Victims Of A Bomb Raid 7″, Sweden, 1983 Bad Brains, Rock For Light LP, USA, 1983 Battalion Of Saints, Fighting Boys 12″, USA, 1982 Beyond, No Longer At Ease LP, USA, 1988 Black Flag, My War LP, USA, 1983…
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Breakdown-Tears Of Frustration-Grey Area-Voice Of Reason-Hopewell-Implode at Berkeley Heights NJ 8-14-99

This show did not get a big turnout, but Breakdown was playing so you knew we were going to be there! Rain On The Parade cancelled this show, but Tears Of Frustration got added. We got to the show as they began playing, but I do not remember much about their set. Grey Area were a band with members of Token Entry that played really melodic stuff. They had a record on Victory around this time. Breakdown was, of course, the big attraction at this show. They played their usual great set as they did a lot around this time.…
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Spazz-Canephora-Full Speed Ahead-Hail Mary at Bates Lodge in Red Bank NJ June 1997

After discovering Infest during the winter of 1996/1997, some of us checked out a lot of faster bands. This lead us deep into the power violence scene, which had some crossover with the more youth crew scene we were accustomed to (97a is a good example of this) checking out. We made our way towards the classics like No Comment and Crossed Out and also gravitated near bands like Rorschach, Capitalist Causalities, Acme, and others. This led to modern bands like Charles Bronson, MK Ultra, and, of course, Spazz. Oddly, there was little internet hype for this tour. I actually…
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In The Blink Of An Eye Fanzine #2: The Reviews

These were the reviews from In The Blink Of An Eye Fanzine #2 (#1 was a brief one pager that a few of these reviews appeared in originally). After a few issues of What Was Said, I switched names and tried pretty unsuccessfully to reboot the fanzine. A lot of the same problems that plagued WWS were all over this one too. This came out in the summer of 1998. I am thinking late in the month of August perhaps? I did not do another fanzine for about eight months before the first issue of Parade Brigade Fanzine came together.…
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