Wednesday, January 13, 2016

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Tacoma's Safe And Sound will be releasing a new 7", Embers Still Remain, shortly via Life To Live Records and Assault Records. They've been flying the flag of vegan straight edge in the Northwest for some time now, and have no signs of slowing down, as they plan to tour the full US in March and hope to hit Europe by year's end.

They just put out a video for the track "Dream" that can be seen below. If you're into the likes of One King Down, Burn and early era Morning Again, check it out.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

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Nope, not the band that released a seven inch as the first release on Victory Records. This is where Northwest Hardcore bridges the gap between False Liberty and the mighty Brotherhood. Where False Liberty were running with a hardcore punk sound, Inner Strength sees Greg and Vic taking more melodic cues more from DC Revolution Summer bands like Dag Nasty and Ignition. Also of note for the melody department is that Inner Strength featured Wade Neal on guitar for a stretch about a year before the formation of Seaweed.

This is a full soundboard recording from 10/30/87 at the World Community Theater in Tacoma, WA. Seattle was in the throes of their Teen Dance Ordinance years, which resulted in a severe lack of all ages shows for the city, and send many shows south to Tacoma and Olympia.
Inner Strength
Tacoma, WA 10/30/87

Friday, December 25, 2015

Now that a scanner has entered my household again, more diverse content should start rolling back to the site, and what better way to kick off during the holidays than with the Excursion Wishbook from 1992? Well concealed cash, or money orders only!

As a bonus, here's a one page ad for Overkill, Incision and Excursion Records from 1994.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

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Blasphemour Records is just about to reissue Harvest's classic LP, Living With A God Complex on cassette. Pre-orders for both the tape (in three colors) and a limited run t-shirt are currently up on the site, and a portion of each sale will be donated to the American Refugee Committee.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

One thing that was always interesting in the 90s was how often various tours always collided in cities across America. This often resulted in shows with 8 - 12 bands on one bill, but they were never intended to be all day fests. This show on 8/9/98 at the Fireside Bowl in Chicago is one of those situations. Ten bands played that day, but the video I have only contains fives of them: Extinction, Shai Hulud, Trial, Harvest and Ten Yard Fight.

Monday, November 2, 2015

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Here's a full set of Undertow at Nappy Dugout in Vanvouver, BC back on 12/13/92. Once again, filmed by Ron Guardipee with his hi8 camera.

After converting the video, I remembered seeing some pictures from this very show on DCXX a couple of years ago, and they had sourced these from Tom Holcomb.
Edit: I was also just informed that the cover photo for the Stalemate 7" was also taken at this show, and some outtakes can be found on the website of Dave Larson's great podcast, Nobody's Nose.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

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Just converted a nice, early set of Strain from 12/11/92 in Vancouver, BC at South Wall, which was above the Mickey MacDougall Arena. This was a year after their demo, but still almost two years before their s/t EP on Overkill.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

In case you've been living under a rock for the last year, you might not have noticed that Good Fight has been busy signing up some of the best current bands in hardcore. They also recently put out a digital sampler with tracks from their new artists, friends of the label and even a remastered Disembodied track from an upcoming discography box set.
Stream the sampler below, and then look up these bands on their own pages.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

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Full sets from both Bane and Countervail at the Schoolhouse in Portland, OR back on 3/16/99.

Friday, July 24, 2015

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With the King Of The Monsters fest just a mere week away, it seemed like a great time to rip and post this Groundwork set from the On The Edge radio show on WPSC 88.7 FM from the summer of 1993.  It's heavy on tracks from the split with Unbroken and the Living In Fear 7" with a couple from the (at the time) yet to be released full length as well.

Groundwork - Live On WPSC