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HxC History: the VICTORY RECORDS years

As much as the Noisey/NPR/Burning Fight crowd would like you to believe that PROPAGHANDI, FUGAZI and REFUSED were the torchbearers of 90s hardcore, that’s just not true. There is one and only one truly defining face of 90s hardcore, and … Continue reading

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Which 80s HC band should be jocked by Noisey/Rollling Stone/NPR next??

Since Vice/Noisey seem to like borrowing my ideas (1, 2), I figured I might as well at least feed them some good ones. And with their fawning over ancient hardcore at an all-time high, what better place to start than … Continue reading

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Boston Hardcore ’90 to ’94 – your primer to old school new school…

Well, it fucking happened – I looked in the mirror and I’m currently banging on 43 years old… getting some wrinkles around the eyes, hair getting pretty grey and my oldest kid is now the same age I was when … Continue reading

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Hipsters and art students have finally discovered early 80s hardcore *trophy emoji*

some guy from a museum talks to some other guy who was in some band like 30 years ago about what things were like back when Ronald Reagan was president and how KISS is not a very good band Of … Continue reading

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More evidence that the myspace/scene revival is just around the corner

If u ever wrote off my predictions of a neon/scene/myspace revival as a joke or wishful thinking, you might want to start reconsidering that. Check out this list of the popular stories on altpress.com as of October 9, 2014 for … Continue reading

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POLL: why is Halloween so popular with annoying, alternative white people?

It’s October, and you know what that means: alternative white people won’t shut the fuck up about how excited they are for Halloween. Whether it’s lots of unwanted details about all the various ideas they have for zany costumes, lists … Continue reading

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Why Posers Are a Crucial Part of Any Thriving Music Scene

If you’ve ever been a part of any music scene, you’ve probably known that one guy who some would identify as a “poser”. Actually, there’s a good chance you’ve known a bunch of them. Perhaps you even were one and … Continue reading

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Will 2014 be the beginning of ‘peak cassette’?

If u aren’t familiar with the concept of ‘peak oil,’ it’s pretty simple: the basic idea is that at some point, we will reach a point at which the maximum rate of oil extraction is reached, and after that its … Continue reading

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Scientific Proof That Hardcore Punk Evolved Into Scenecore (record collectors beware… ur in for a scare)

Dictionary.com defines evolution as “any process of formation or growth; development”. We see evolution EVERYWHERE. Not just in plants and animals, but in art too. Do you ever think to yourself, “where did all the awesome scene music that I enjoy today come from? What are … Continue reading

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the best of ZANY NEON SCENE MERCH

The image above says it all: merch just isn’t what it used to be. Walk into a Hot Topic in 2014 and instead of being blinded by a rainbow of giant, neon cartoon imagery reflecting off of foil print “Stay … Continue reading

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