Tag Archives: Chris Boarts Larson

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column—Loud Night

The stars finally aligned for me. I was able to see Richmond ragers Loud Night and Nosebleed at the new rock bar venue that is just a couple blocks from my house in honor of a book release for Heavy Tales. The Music. The Metal. The Madness, a story about Megaforce Records.

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column—The Avail Reunion Northeast

Avail—I fell in love with the band, then I fell in love with the boy, then I fell in love with the town.

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column—Swordweilder

It’s no secret that I love the Amoeba-Grinder style of metallic crust (aka Amebix and Axegrinder influenced). I pretty much wear that one right on my sleeve. The show was outside on a steamy August night, under a bridge, next to the river beside a huge pile of rocks and under a full moon.

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column—Nosebleed

Whether in a tiny, packed room, an outdoor parking lot, or on an epic, huge stage, the singer dominates and rules, pacing and punching, growling and yelling and shredding the place to pieces.

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column—The Bouncing Souls

I remember putting together the perfect show: 2.5 Children, Choking Victim, The Bouncing Souls, and Citizen Fish at ABC NO RIO. It sounds completely unreal now that all those bands could play together in such a small space. Long live The Bouncing Souls.

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.

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

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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.

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column—Voivod

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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

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column – To What End?

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With guitars and drums from Wolfbrigade members and dual male/female vocals delivering a divergent, catchy, pummeling Swedish d-beat with harmonic weaving guitars, and a hard-driving beat. Oh Eleanor, how I love you!

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column—What Happens Next?

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This photo captures the insanity pretty accurately with what—I assume—was a full beer dousing both me and my camera. I don’t miss the beer in my camera but I do long for the hardcore punk explosion!