Tag Archives: hardcore
Hearts pumping, voices raised, fists in the air: this is what The Welch Boys sound like. Coming out of Boston with a blue collar punk sound, their newest album Bring Back The Fight is a boxing match from start to finish, throwing punches and kicking down doors, all in the name of brotherhood and a good time.
While there’s no question the band has a place in hardcore history, Suicidal Tendencies has never achieved the level of reverence and respect afforded to contemporaries like, say, Bad Brains.
This is odd because the bands share more than a few similarities. Both of them rose to prominence around the same time with ethnically diverse lineups in a predominately white scene and both garnered their fair (and, often, unfair) share of controversy, especially in their early years.
The UK band Departures’ new full-length album, Teenage Haze, abounds with good hooks, great guitar work, and a super solid rhythm section. Unfortunately, the vocals don’t quite hold up their end of the deal.
Hardcore is hardcore. It goes through slight evolutions, yes, but as a genre it generally sticks to the same basic tropes and sounds it always has: “heavy” guitars, half-time breakdowns, screaming, lots of dynamic changes in tempo and time signatures. The ways to make your band stand out from the pack then sits with the level of ferocity and the different style of screaming you bring to the table. The UK hardcore band TRC brings both of those things, and more.
Replay of show 239 (12/11/11). Matthew and Santoro host the show. Topics discussed include chairs, the way girls dress, the top 5 most hated internet videos, Lindsay Lohan in Playboy,kids that think they are hardcore, what their plans are later. Shawn from Kick Back Tomorrow is called.
Matthew and Santoro host. Topics include an in-depth account of a hardcore show from pre-show to post-show, how to use a camera, theatrics at concerts, listening parties, taking a lot of breaks, website updates, plans for after the show and the host’s favorite shows.
Since forming in April of 2010 The Home Team has evolved into a six piece pop-punk band with influences spanning from pop to hardcore.