Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column—Under Attack

Coming again soon to a basement or living room in Richmond, VA is the new band Under Attack with an all-star line-up of HC-scene vets—featuring members from Suppression, Municipal Waste, and Limp Wrist.

Daisy Noemi Photo Column—Ozma

Ozma at the Troubador.

Lorien Lamarr Photo Column – Pity Party

Pity Party writes bummer punk as far as you know…. Why? Doesn’t it look like a downer?

Destroy the Silence by Jamie L. Rotante


How choosing to remain silent about my struggles with anxiety tends to lead to even more stress.

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column – Avail (feat. Beau)


You are either starting to get tired of hearing about Avail or getting more and more excited about the idea of seeing Avail again. I’ve been living in an Avail-a-thon of late as they decided to play a few shows to celebrate twenty years since their album Over the James.

Lorien Lamarr Photo Column – Ramona


The first time I saw Ramona they joked that they were more than a just a meme-sharing group of friends; they also had sick tracksuits. That’s the kind of attitude I want from my pop punk: self aware with a sense of humor.

Louis Jacinto Photo Column, The Bags—Beyond Fashion

The Bags, Louis Jacinto

It was always the music not the fashion!

Schwach Tour Diary of Colombia and Ecuador by Martin Stich

schwach tour report

When a friend of ours, who was traveling Europe last year, invited us to tour in Colombia, we didn’t give the proposal much credit. Many promises are made when you’re far from home and someone just gave you a couch to crash on. And, anyways, who the hell would care for a German-singing hardcore band in the tropics?

Confronting Abuse: The Power of Manipulation by Will Kenneth

Confronting Abuse: The Power of Manipulation

Will looks back on a pivotal encounter with a grade-school bully. He realizes abuse at home played a key role in diffusing this challenging moment.

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column—Voivod


Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column—Voivod (click for full size) There are those who are die-hard fans and there are some who don’t even know how much of an influence Voivod has been on so much of the very foundation of hardcore, punk, and metal. However, seeing Voivod live is enough to change your life. I