When you're talking about the roots of hardcore punk, there's no band to point your finger at but the Circle Jerks. From their abrupt, snotty tunes to their iconic slam-dancing mascot, the L.A. band perfectly encapsulated the sound and image t
For the past six summers in Philadelphia, hardcore punk entrepreneur Joe Hardcore has been throwing This is Hardcore, a four day festival bringing the worlds' hardest bands and fans together to dance, dive, have some fun and possibly share a cheese steak or two.
'The Roots of Heavy Metal' will be a bi-monthly column here on Noisecreep that will shed light upon some of the forsaken pioneers of the Heavy sound from the '60s and '70s. For our initial entry, we will ponder on mystery band Highway Robbery and their solitary major label release, For Love or Money.
In the past few years, we've seen the early eighties American Hardcore Punk scene finally get the recognition it deserves. From film documentaries to books to deluxe vinyl re-issues, we are seeing the homespun and fervent energy of those times recognized outside of its wise enclave as the catalyst that launched some of the greatest thinkers and do-ers of our present times
If you consider yourself a fan of hardcore, then you must be aware of the web presence, DoubleCrossXX.com. Founded in 2008 by Tim McMahon (vocalist for such noted Straight Edge bands as Mouthpiece and Hands Tied) and Brian 'Gordo' Jordan, the site is a
When painting a mental picture of what the late sixties and early seventies must have been like, we usually dream up some pretty gentle stuff: kaftan sporting hippies cavorting around without a worry in the world while the strains of the Grateful Dead or so
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