Monday Dec 2
Poison Idea never became the household names they should have been, especially considering their string of classic hardcore albums and EPs the band released displayed a furious, tightly played mixture of Discharge, Motorhead, Black Flag, and the Germs.
Bangers and Thrash
Show season has started to slow down a bit, but there are still plenty of good ones to look forward to, starting with local punk band War on Women at Metro Gallery on Nov. 18 with A Wilhelm Scream, Single Mothers, and Widows Watch .
Steve Tucker on Secret Affair at Clwb Ifor Bach
Steve Tucker was at Clwb Ifor Bach to see some of mod-rockers Secret Affair's founder members aided by some younger talent "Well son, I did get set upon by a gang of guys in Discharge T-shirts on Cardiff's Queen Street."
Remember When Discharge Went '80s Hair/Glam Metal And It Sucked?!?
Punk's energy was waning, and metal was on the rise. Many punk bands were moving toward a more metallic sound, melding their radical politics and D.I.Y. approach with metal's musical chops and low-end heft.
The Georgia Straight
A Day To Remember thrills the sweaty masses at the Vogue
Metalcore is really confusing to me. Maybe that is just a sign that I am getting old, because when I walked into the Vogue Theatre on Sunday night to see Florida's primary emo metalcore band A Day To Remember perform with their tour mates , Pierce The Veil, I felt like I had aged about 20 years.