Monday, December 29, 2014

THE STALKER zine - interview with Miss B

I don't even remember what Urge Overkill sounds like, but I do clearly remember how many people were "into" this band while I was living in Athens, Ohio in the 90s. It was perplexing to me, but then again, so were many things at that time. Anyway, here is a hilarious interview presented by The Chicago Ambassador with one of the masterminds behind THE STALKER zine.

Chicago Ambassador interview

and don't miss the link to issue #5 of THE STALKER

Kudos to Miss B and Miss K, most people just don't seem to have the imagination these days for antics like these. Best of luck, whatever you are doing.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Tony Erba: Too Hot For Maximum Rock & Roll interview pt. 2 by Rust Belt Hammer

Great interview with newly married man, Tony Erba of Face Value, H-100s, Nine Shocks Terror, GSMF, Fuck You Pay Me, etc. This is a great joy to read, and as someone who has always been in close contact with the Pittsburgh scene, it was interesting to see his side of the Mr. Roboto Project "incident" that resulted in Nine Shocks Terror being banned from there.

here--> Rust Belt Hammer interview pt. 2

For reference:

Long Knife - Negative Mental Attitude

Great video from Portland's Long Knife. This is a song from their newest E.P., released by Feral Ward.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Columbus 3/11/14: System Fucker / Aspects Of War / Eel / Nukkehammer / Tessaiga

Flyer by Alex Warhead

at Carabar
115 Parsons Ave.
Columbus, Ohio
9 pm
free show!!

SYSTEM FUCKER (Nagoya, Japan)
EEL (Pittsburgh, ex-Ratface)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

FORWARD OHIO 4/26/14 (Columbus)

Forward Ohio 2014 is scheduled for Saturday, April 26th, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. Forward Ohio will continue to not only be a celebration of our involvement in DIY hardcore, but an opportunity to acknowledge and utilize our privilege to be involved in hardcore to help others beyond our community. This year we will be raising funds to contribute to autism awareness and funds to help individuals and families who are impacted by autism. 

Current Roster and Venue Information;

Saturday, April 26th, 2014
4:00pm at Kobo
2590 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43202

FUCK YOU PAY ME(clevo hc/Erba and friends)
SEA OF SHIT(chicago power violence)
NO TIME(pitt oi/hc)
KDC(buffalo melodic hc)
PIZZA HI FIVE(lima grind)
BACKSLIDER(philly power violence)
GRIN AND BEAR IT(clevo grind)
PANCREATECTOMIE(cbus goregrind)
…all ages
…10 dollars at the door


Saturday, April 26th, 2014
8:00pm at Ace of Cups
2619 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43202

OI POLLOI(scotland arnarcho punk)
WARTORN(appletonwi crust)
VINDICTIVE(orange county anarcho punk)
LOSE THE TUDE(cbus hc)
…ages 18 and up
…10 dollars at the door

The two venues are across the street from each other in the North Campus/Clintonville part of Columbus.

Once we get closer to the fest, we will be sure to announce set times. Visit for frequent updates.

Monday, February 24, 2014

2/28/14 - Wetbrain (Cleveland), Glov (Chicago), Broke As A Joke, Tessaiga, Blood Noize, Nukkehammer @ Carabar

Carabar 9 pm
115 Parsons Ave
Columbus, Ohio

bands (not in order):
Wetbrain (Cleveland, ex-H-100s, Nine Shocks Terror, etc)
Glov (Chicago)
Broke As A Joke

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Selfish Summer Special

Bloody Summer 1987

1993 Burning Spirits Tour

This was on the wall at Record Boy in Tokyo.

Geshpenst, Raw Neck, Accomplice 1995 tour

Geshpenst, Raw Neck, Accomplice 1995 tour flyer. 

Imagine seeing this tour.

The show goes on...

Ok, so I realized that doing record reviews of stuff people send in is just not for me. I am just not cut out for it. It's hard enough these days to get enough time to sit around listening to new records that I buy for myself. Apologies to anyone that sent stuff in that didn't get a review. I will still make an effort to review that stuff when I get the chance or am feeling like an achiever. I almost deleted this blog entirely, but I decided to keep it going and keep posting stuff about local shows that interest me and whatever the hell else. Cheers.

P.S. I started putting music reviews here, but it's basically just a playlist with some commentary here and there.