Tag Archive: Bane

Bane-Daltonic-The Purpose @ New Brunswick NJ 6-26-99

I actually went to this show to see Daltonic, who were a good band from MA that got down here from time to time. I think this was the basement show where we really bummed out some emos during Purpose. I didn’t even watch Bane. I remember being outside with a few friends trying to make dinner plans for after the show. This was a little before they really blew up, so they didn’t really get a big reaction. Like 6-9 months later, they were one of the biggest bands in hardcore.

Bane-Ensign-Death By Stereo-Adamantium-Shady View Terrace-Spacechange-Next Season @ Old Bridge NJ 7-6-00

Two big memories about this show: This was Mackenzie’s final show with Ensign. One of my favorite people in NJ going way back to when I first met him in the mid 90s. Second, it was brutally hot on this day and I ended up watching Bane’s set from the stairs outside because at least there was a slight breeze there instead of just moisture and heat like inside the venue. I got really burnt and it hurt a lot the next day.

Bane @ Atlantic City NJ 1999 (?)

This show was either in 1998 or 1999. It was definitely before Bane really blew up. I am not so sure who else played this show, but I remember there was a really mixed crowd of people. There was a strip club next door too. I remember a few people bragging they were going to go there after the show. Great.

Bane-Daltonic-The Purpose at New Brunswick NJ Summer 1998

This was at a house but I cannot remember which one. I could never keep any of that straight. When Purpose played a few of us went off, which bummed out emos and I think a member or two of the band. That band blurred the lines between the hardcore and emo parts of NJHC a lot. Daltonic were a melodic band from Boston, I think, right, and played occasionally in the area. They were okay but not really my thing. I went outside to hang out with some people when Bane played, which is so weird because six months later…
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Underdog-Rain On The Parade-Bane @ The Melody Bar In New Brunswick NJ 11-15-98

Maybe Fast Times played this show too???? Bane got super big like six months after this show, but at this one they played to very few people. I remember their drummer blasting out some beats from a Negative FX song before they played. I yelled out “play that instead!” to some tumbleweeds. Wah wah. He seemed to appreciate it though. Rain On The Parade broke up at this show. For the first time. It is a long story, but there was some beef and they ended up breaking up. Not many people were into them besides the car of people…
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Bane-Ten Yard Fight-Tears Of Frustration-Reach The Sky-Step Ahead @ Berkeley Heights 12-12-98

Who else played this show? A few others must have at least. In My Eyes were advertised, but I do not think they played? I went to this show with my friend Carson. Reach The Sky were kind of a hot, up and coming, band at the time. Carson got in a fight during Tears of Frustration after dancing pretty hard for them and a few people taking exception to him shoving someone. He was pretty bummed at how it all went down. Bane were not quite yet a huge band and looking back not many people really checked them…
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Parade Brigade Fanzine #1: The Reviews

We put out Parade Brigade Fanzine #1 in the spring of 1999. I have no idea what show we released it for, but I think it was at Manville Elks Lodge. Maybe. Amendment 18 Demo This band has members of a number of bands (Insted, Chorus Of Disapproval, Outspoken, etc) I had different expectations for this demo expecting more moshy stuff, but I got straight forward hardcore with interesting breakdowns. Lyrically, this isn’t as “militant,” as xChorusx was, but good all around especially “Eulogy.” I look forward to more. BW Bane Holding This Moment Equal Vision Records Bane sort of…
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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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Smash & Grab

Pictures courtesy of Start Today Fanzine (Nice Hardware Fanzine shirt on me) This show was hyped up for awhile as I recall. Smash & Grab was the new band for three members of Floorpunch together with members of Shark Attack and American Nightmare. Yeah, we were pretty curious. Bane and No Warning also played along with a couple others. I think I headed to this show with Jay Fisher and maybe Jim Lundy and a few other friends of ours. Smash & Grab had shirts for sale before they played and I got a chance to catch up with a…
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