From their record Lionheart comes Hollow Bones‘s music video for the track “I Watched the Snow Fall and Bury Your Bones.” The New York melodic hardcore band use stark silhouettes overlayed with a snowy forest for this atmospheric song. In a track-by-track of the record that the band did with us, the members revealed that not only is it one of their absolute favorite tracks on the record, but the title also comes from the extremely popular Game Of Thrones.
Photo Credit: Nathaniel Shannon
I Hate Our Freedom have announced they will play Terra Firma in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday December 17th. The show is IHOF’s first in over two years and the punk display will feature bands Airstream Futures and Pulling Punches as well. Brooklyn’s IHOF is made of members who are well-versed in the post-hardcore scene: Joseph Grillo (ex-GARRISON) Justin Scurti (PRIMITIVE WEAPONS, ex-MILHOUSE), Scott Padden (PILOT TO GUNNER) and Matt Krupanski (ex-BOYSETSFIRE).
Whether you’re an old fan or if you’ve never heard them before but are in the NYC area, do yourself a favor and pop in. You’ll get a taste of punk, post-hardcore and emo from the U.S.’s major cities, from NYC to Philly to Chicago. Buy your tickets here and check out each band’s latest and upcoming releases (below)!
Airstream Futures – NEW album coming in 2017 (Stay tuned!)
The moments we look for at HXC Magazine are the ones where band and crowd connect. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it a thousand times over: we don’t believe in barriers. This local Brooklyn show at Lucky 13 Saloon captures that spirit through and through. Check out some photos of Wastelands, Silence Equals Death, and Vice, as well as the killer pitters who make this scene dangerously fun.
The second episode of HXC Magazine‘s Cellar Door Sessions podcast is here and this time we talk about the records that changed it all. The key records that shaped our music tastes and who we are today. Not only do we talk about blasts from the past, but we name a few contemporary records that you definitely need to check out right now! If you like Whitechapel, Senses Fail, Get Scared, Hundredth, Vanna, Beartooth, Taking Back Sunday and more, listen to this episode of The Cellar Door Sessions ~creeaaaakk~.
This is the kind of hardcore noise punk you listen to when you want to set a trash can on fire and throw it through a window while your best friend spray paints his mohawk green and your girlfriend slams some dude’s head into a wall like “Mike” does in SLC Punk. This is HELLS from Philly and they’ve just released their EP Paradise. And this is what their guitarist Brad Wallace, who also recorded the band’s debut, had to say about it.
Queens, New York band Sylar opened the show at Webster Hall for Beartooth‘s album release show and definitely got the crowd amped with their rap-infused vocals and heavy instrumentals. Being locals to the New York scene, Sylar were definitely an amazing choice to open the night. Their I-don’t-give-a-fuck (clearly from New York) attitude was a huge hit with the audience.
Three more fresh Haikus
Two old records and one new.
Bon apetit, bitch.
The Rock’n Derby was a weird little festival very much off the beaten path. In Schaghticoke, NY, bands from Stray From The Path, to Halestorm, to A Day To Remember gave performances on Saturday, May 21st–just one of the three days of the event. Nestled in rural New York, the festival featured not only bands, however, but wrestling and demolition derby. It also featured some not so cool things, like a surprising number of Confederate flags, only further proving my personal theory that if you drive far enough north (or in any direction, really) you eventually hit The South.
Check out some shots we got from this one-of-a-kind festival. Banged-up cars, face-painted wrestlers, and Levi Benton? Yup. All here.
Music is a safe haven. Hardcore, we believe, doubly so. Guitarist and vocalist Sharon Malfesi of New York melodic hardcore band Hollow Bones reinforces this sentiment for us when she talks about her band’s upcoming record, Lionheart, as well as her road to self-realization within the LGBT and hardcore music communities.
Even if you’re apolitical, it’s essentially impossible to stay out of this year’s presidential election. The 2016 candidates have been causing the biggest stir in recent history, taking the frustrations of Americans to extremes and even inciting physical violence. The airwaves are constantly muddied with the latest “shocking” phrases spewing from politicians’ mouths like some sinister version of a reality TV show, and people, like New York hardcore band REPS, are pissed off.