Tag Archive: Slapshot

This Is Hardcore 7-30-17

I spent a lot of my time at this show catching up with friends, so not a lot to report about bands. Murphy’s Law were good. I had not seen Slapshot in 20+ years, and Choke looked and sounded great. They played a good mix of old and new plus Last Rites covers. Leeway tore the house down yet again. The next few bands were not…great, so I got out of there before Shelter. I had an early morning meeting on campus the next day, so I wanted to get home and get a good night of sleep.

Poison Idea-Nihilistics-Kill Your Idols Summer 2003 CBGB New York City NY

Before this, I think the last time Poison Idea had been on the east coast was around 1990, so there was a lot of anticipation for this show. A few more bands might have played, but I don’t remember. I remember Kill Your Idols were a hot band in hardcore at the time and I think did the entire tour with Poison Idea (which included a surprise Slapshot set the next day). Nihilistics were absolutely horrible and said some pretty racist stuff on stage about Arabs. That band has like two good songs anyway, so fuck em. I was on…
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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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Winter Reviews

Innumerable Forms Frozen To Death Tape Chris Corry and DFJ’s death metal project put out a seven inch a few years back, but this tape shows a lot of progression. The tape has two new songs and the three songs from their previous ep remixed for this new release. I am not so sure how many copies of this tape were made, but track it down if you enjoyed their seven inch. Confined Demo 2012 Pretty generic hardcore somewhere, I am not sure which is more of an influence, between Chain of Strength influenced bands like Champion and Count Me…
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Absolution Reunion

For the first time in a very long time I drove up to this show with my friend John. We hit a ton of rain on the way up but, thankfully, by the time we got to New York City it was gone besides some lightning. John and I caught up on what each other was up to and laughed at the antics of the world around us. On the way up we listened to Dave K’s 1988-1990 NYHC mix. Upon arriving in Hoboken and trying to find a parking spot for probably around twenty to thirty minutes I quickly…
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Mental/Mind Eraser/Get Real/Robot Whales/Little Rascals

Mental/Mind Eraser/Get Real/Robot Whales/Little Rascals May 6th 2005 Brick NJ Dave Flynn and I headed up to Brick for this one. We almost bailed upon finding out that Mind Eraser had canceled, but I am glad we still made the trip. Since it was just the two of us, we took my truck to its first hardcore show in a few years. At this point Dave usually drives so it was actually somewhat cool to drive for once. After dealing with the pouring rain, some crappy directions, and a trip to the mighty Santosa’s for vegan Chinese food, we finally…
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Ten Yard Fight

I interviewed Clevo from the band Ten Yard Fight in May of 1998 for my old fanzine Broken Behind This Wall. * How did you end up in Ten Yard Fight? That’s a good question. It all started in the summer of 1995. I had gotten out of the Army the summer before and my life just kind of sucked. I had a lot of personal problems and I needed a change. I got back into Straight Edge when I got out of the Army and I started going to shows again now that I had a lot more freedom…
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Black SS/Raining Bricks Split

Black SS/Raining Bricks Split EP Organized Crime Records After hearing Black SS again I pretty much feel the same way I did previously. These guys are pretty good; they remind me a lot of very early Kill Your Idols. The vocalist sounds a lot like Choke. Yet, I am not really feeling this record. Raining Bricks are very similar. They sort of sound like Black SS. For some reason the first band to come to mind is The Anti Heroes. Huh? This is fast, slightly OI! sounding hardcore that I’m sure will have a captive audience. Mine came on red…
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Black SS-Self Titled

Black SS Self Titled EP Third Party Records Black SS has been hyped a lot lately. Hearing a metal free band from Syracuse is quite refreshing. Black SS play 82 inspired hardcore that reminds me a lot of Slapshot and Kill Your Idols. This is straight forward and a little OI! Influenced (ala Slapshot) at times. Ultimately, while this is pretty good, it doesn’t really grab me. I’m curious to hear more though.