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Eric Cabrera on Gameface

Eric Cabrera on Gameface

July 19, 2021 17 min read

In hardcore, the flyers, vinyl and shirts measure the passing world. This culture is urgent, finding it in our youth. When the inside is catching up with the outside. The music is a reverberation of a ‘I won’t go quietly’ attitude.

Do songs only glue memories? How are they born? Can they die? Do tunes serve the past or future?
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Eric Cabrera on Farside

Eric Cabrera on Farside

April 15, 2021 16 min read

To know hardcore is to be there.  The explanation is in the experience.

One comprehends it after a stage dive.  After reading a typo-heavy zine.  After hanging out in a record store for hours,  digesting opinions and witnessing characters.  You grasp it during a sing along, when all the oxygen has been sucked up and over used, in a basement or a small club.
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Whats Behind The Design - NFAA by Gavin Oglesby

Whats Behind The Design - NFAA by Gavin Oglesby

April 09, 2021 3 min read

I’ve never been the most talented musician in the bands I’ve been in. I haven’t even always been the best guitar player when I was the only one playing guitar in bands I started. I’ve always tried to make up for it by being on time, having decent reliable equipment, and doing art for whatever I was doing when the inspiration hit me.
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Droid Rage - Battery Interview

Droid Rage - Battery Interview

February 18, 2021 6 min read

Ed Crooks has been heavily involved in the hardcore scene for 20+ years. He started talking to bands in the early 00’s, with a love for all the old zines like Schisim, Boiling Point, Good and Plenty etc, but he only started putting stuff together after moving to Sweden in 2013. 
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Powerline - World Be Free Interview With Sammy Siegler

Powerline - World Be Free Interview With Sammy Siegler

February 09, 2021 4 min read

Powerline, a Los Angeles based hardcore zine, Interview with Sammy Siegler of World Be Free Judge etc. for Powerline Issue 6 (Available at RevHQ.comPowerline webstore, and check out their Instagram @powerlineusa)
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Eric Ozenne (Unit Pride, Redemption 87, The Nerve Agents)

Eric Ozenne (Unit Pride, Redemption 87, The Nerve Agents)

December 23, 2020 28 min read

I booked my first show on February 20 in the years 2000 amidst my one failed year at UC Santa Cruz without any clue what I was doing.  I had some help from the local kids but my overhead to not lose money was $1,200 and Death By Stereo had bailed last minute.  The Nerve Agents showed up to headline and, despite breaking the mic cord on the first song, delivered a great set and drew enough people to make the night a huge success.
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Jon Biv Part IV - Beginning of Supertouch

Jon Biv Part IV - Beginning of Supertouch

November 27, 2020 3 min read

It's difficult for me to really explain what happened with Mark, Mike Judge and Youth Of Today mainly because I was an outsider to it all. Most people know that Ray Cappo and Mark Ryan were living in the same apartment in NYC for a brief time.
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Jon Biv on DBD Part III

Jon Biv on DBD Part III

November 26, 2020 3 min read

Jon Biv continues, this time getting into the very initial formation of Supertouch! -Gordo DCXX


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Jon Biviano Part II

Jon Biviano Part II

November 25, 2020 2 min read

More Biv, and plenty more to come... -Gordo DCXX


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Jon Biviano - Supertouch

Jon Biviano - Supertouch

November 24, 2020 3 min read

Biv is easily one of my favorite guitarists in all of music - period. Having played most famously in Supertouch, Biv has a guitar sound that is totally his own, and a style that distinguishes him from almost anyone else in hardcore.
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Records We Love: Judge "The Storm" EP

Records We Love: Judge "The Storm" EP

November 19, 2020 10 min read

There have been times over the years where I am absolutely convinced that JUDGE is the greatest band to have ever walked the earth. They are the perfect combination of everything I love in hard music and specifically, hardcore.
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Tony Rettman on Turning Point

Tony Rettman on Turning Point

November 11, 2020 2 min read

In the 1980s, the New Jersey hardcore scene was represented by bands like Adrenalin OD and Bedlam who wrote songs about fast food and foul-smelling old people while kicking out an extremely suburban weisenheimer vibe. 
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