Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Video: Trial / Avail - Portland, OR 5/16/98

I recently got together with my old friend Adam to hang out for a few with our kids, and he handed me a stack of late 90s Portland videos that I didn't already have.  Virtually any hardcore video you see from Portland between 1997 and 1999 was filmed by him.
Let's start with Trial and Avail at Stage 4 Theater on May 16th, 1998.  I have no memory of the opening bands, but this show was pretty nuts during both Trial's and Avail's sets.



Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Today on WE'RE STILL HERE I have a few words with Mike Hartsfield from New Age Records, Outspoken, Strife, A18, Drift Again and currently Done Dying. You can check out Done Dying right HERE

Monday, August 11, 2014

Gorilla Biscuits - Start Today [Civ demo]

By now, I'm sure just about everyone has heard the Walter Sings The Hits version of Start Today, in which Walter Schreifles laid out some vocal tracks for Civ to get familiar with before he was to go in and track vocals himself.  The rest of the story goes that Civ recorded this vocal track while Walter was on tour in Europe with Youth Of Today.  Upon his return, Walter wasn't super into this more melodic take on the vocals, so Civ re-recorded them.

I worked with this as much as I could, but this rip clearly came from a 30th generation cassette, so don't expect to be bowled over by the sound quality, but it's still very listenable.


Gorilla Biscuits - Start Today [Civ demo]
https://www.mediafire.com/?85jzvtf7z43jgr6

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Overcast - Live 2/15/92 [demo]


With the recent news that Bullet Tooth will be releasing a completely remastered Overcast discography soon, it seemed like an appropriate time to drag out an old tape to post.  There aren't any details as to just how deep this discography package will delve, but hopefully it can help bring such a great band into the spotlight they've always deserved.

One studio demo pre-dates this live demo tape, but I have never actually seen or heard a copy, so I'm not even sure what tracks are on it.  This demo was recorded on 2/15/92 at the Worcester Artist Group.  Of the five songs on it, only one, Faceless, went on to be re-recorded for the Bleed Into One 7".


Overcast - Live 2/15/92 demo

WE'RE STILL HERE...A mini interview with Matt Fox from Shai Hulud

Today on WE'RE STILL HERE I catch up with Matt Fox from Shai Hulud. If you missed their last album 'Reach Beyond The Sun' I highly recommend you check it out. Thanks Matt.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Falling Action / Backside Disaster - 8/22/98 Anderson, CA

I've been on the hunt for video of this show for years, and last week, I finally acquired it through an old friend.  With Falling Action, Backside Disaster, Crosstide and Stillmode, it's a great mix of late 90s hardcore and emo sounds.  It took place at the Under 21 Club in Anderson, CA, which is just a bit outside of Redding on August 22nd, 1998.

Stillmode


Crosstide


Backside Disaster


Falling Action


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Converge Live - Deathwish Fest 2014

Deathwish Fest just happened in Cambridge, MA where Converge and Trap Them headlined both nights. Here's footage of Converge's full set on the first night with a guest appearance from Stephen Brodsky (Cave In).


Sunday, July 13, 2014

New Age Records Newsletter from 1996

I was going through my old flyers and happened turned this one over and found that the New Age Records Newsletter was printed on the back... 


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Slugfest - Reunion Show 4/26/97 Buffalo, NY

Here's video of Slugfest's full set from their one and only reunion show on 4/26/97 at the Showplace Theater in Buffalo, NY.

flyer from: 94 Feet To Glory


Monday, June 30, 2014

Sean Ingram Interview


This week on 100 Words Or Less podcast, Sean Ingram from Coalesce discusses life in the 90's, how he started Blue Collar Distro, and much more. Listen to it HERE.