Tag Archive: Parade Brigade Fanzine

Ensign-9 Lives-Kill Your Idols-Step Ahead-Public Urination-Rise Above-A Moments Peace @ Asbury Park, NJ 1-29-99

I do not remember a ton from this show, but the big thing I remember is interviewing Kill Your Idols in the bathroom of Casino Skate Park. That was the only quiet place we could find unfortunately. It stunk in there and we did a quick interview to get out of the place. I never printed the interview despite Parade Brigade Fanzine beginning right after this. I also did a Purpose interview right around this time that never got printed. Actually, I think that might have been at Casino Skate Park too maybe? I do not know why we never…
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Degenerics-Stormshadow-Try Fail Try-Fanshen In New Brunswick NJ 3-7-98

My biggest memory of this show is talking to Degenerics about doing an interview for what would eventually be the first issue of Parade Brigade Fanzine about a year later. I would put out another fanzine that summer, but I was already thinking ahead of doing a hard reset. Degenerics were a great band that gets overlooked a lot. I am sure I watched Stormshadow because I was friendly with members of the band, but I don’t remember anything about Try Fail Try or Fanshen.

Le Tigre @ New Brunswick NJ 4-27-00

I dated someone around this time who was really heavily into queercore and riot grrrl bands, so I dove a bit deeper into those scenes than a previously had (which, before this, was mostly for the mighty Team Dresch, whose Personal Best album is the Age of Quarrel of queer core) in the past, which had mostly been wading my toes in and checking out the bigger bands. Cue Le Tigre, a new band for ex members of Bikini Kill who got hyped up really fast. In retrospect, their music is not good at all, but I still made my…
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Ensign-Grey Area-Kid Dynamite-Kill Your Idols-All Chrome @ Manville Elks Lodge Manville NJ 4-2-99

We made sure to get to this show early for two reasons. First, this was the debut show for the first issue of Parade Brigade Fanzine. We sold a bunch during the show and handed a bunch to various bands for them to get rid of. Second, we had heard All Chrome was a new band from Massachusetts that sounded like Verbal Assault. They sort of did, but with some 90s emo influences. The CD of their records was on constant rotation in my room for a few years after this show. Kill Your Idols were becoming a really hyped…
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The Nerve Agents-No Justice-American Nightmare-Damage-The Scarlett Letter @ The Melody Bar New Brunswick NJ 7-27-00

For some reason, I went to this show alone and the rest of the Manahawkin crew went in a different car. All the Wilkes Barre crew rode in with American Nightmare and I went to dinner with Erin Kyle at Southwest Burrito and then headed over to the show to meet up with my friends (and keep hanging out with Erin because, uh, I had it baaaaaad for her. You may need to add a few As there). I remember watching Damage for a few songs. That was Robby Redcheeks band. The Scarlett Letter had members of 97a, right? American…
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Parade Brigade #3 The Reviews

Issue three would be the end of Parade Brigade Fanzine and, as promised in issue two, we mostly only reviewed records that were sent to us. Boy were some of these records awful! John and I handle most of the reviews with only the Carry On and Esteem records getting both of us. Issue four would have had a Carry On interview that I think John actually did…? Our friend Ryan, who did a lot of grunt work with me getting this issue thrown together as quickly as it was, jumped in to do a few reviews as well. 200…
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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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Judas Iscariot-You & I-The State Secedes-Stormshadow-Hope Delusion @ Masonic Temple In Metuchen, NJ 1-31-98

This was obviously a weird show, but I went to this show to talk to The Judas Iscariot about an interview. I really liked them and hoped they would be into it. I worked all day and then drove up to Metuchen, which is about an hour and maybe ten or fifteen from Manahawkin. School work? Nah. Driving on a few hours sleep? Of course! I got some odd reactions from some people who were surprised I was at this show. I remember I hung out with Paul Hanily for awhile. Hope Delusion used to be called Unanswered, who did…
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Parade Brigade #4…What Could Have Been…(And Some Other Assorted Stuff)

Parade Brigade Fanzine #3 advertised that the new issue would have interviews with Out Cold, Nerve Agents, Voices Forming Weapons, Speak 714, and Carry On and it would be out in “May or June”…whoops We ended Parade Brigade Fanzine in the fall of 2001. We did three issues and then a variety of personal, interpersonal, and worldly issues basically put the fanzine to rest. I still swear none of them was 9-11, although I cannot imagine us doing so well in the newly reactionary and jingoistic hardcore scene afterwards. I did a one pager maybe six months later and received…
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Parade Brigade Fanzine #2: The Reviews

All three “staff members” did reviews for issue two. BW=Bill Wend, John=John Piorkowski, Ferret=Justin Bragg I got a ton of shit in the weeks before that In My Eyes record came out. I got it in the mail, listened a few times, and posted one morning on the Rev Board that I did not like it. I said it reminded me of Better Than A Thousand and was kind of shitty. I went to class and came back to this huge thread about what a fag/loser/pussy I was. LOL. Oh noes, I didn’t like your precious friend’s band and their…
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