Bridge Nine Records has finally issued an official release date and a better look into xXx Fanzine‘s upcoming comprehensive book looking into how 1980’s hardcore and punk grew into a force of nature through the lens of Boston’s influential zine.
Couple of weeks ago was the 2nd Annual Halloween Bash and the show was not to be missed! Unfortunately, we did miss the first night at The Underground, so maybe someone can fill us in on how it went? The 2nd night at the Yucca was a great time and we got to see every band play and take plenty of pics to post.
There is never a shortage of things to get people riled up in the digital age, self proclaimed punk experts declaring who and what is punk, what bands are to old to be punk, why you are not punk and of course the ever present declaration that punk is dead. Just don’t tell the 14 year old starting a band with his friends that punk is dead. To him its new and a way to express himself in a pop-dominated world of safe radio friendly music.
Before I go onto anything I have to say….holy shit 35 bucks!?!?! That is a lot of dough but I guess it was not so expensive that people did not go as there was pretty large crowd at the show.
Good For You opened the show and in case you do not know, they are a hard rock band that Greg Ginn started with pro skater Mike Vallely about a year ago, I think. I really liked Mike V and The Rats and Mike is one of my favorite skaters so I was looking forward to a chance to see them play and well….the band is solid. Mike is a hell of a frontman and Ginn is well… Ginn, so musically they are tight as hell but it is just not my kind of music. Nothing bad to say at all and plenty of people there really liked them so whether or not I like them does not mean anything. To me it seemed as though Good For You is the type of band Black Flag was turning into before they called it quits– a controlled driving anger as opposed to explosive. Very solid and I am not going to rule out giving them another listen when I get the chance.