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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!

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column – BAT

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column - BAT

Sometimes there is just nothing better that seeing a bunch of good friends playing a perfect show and delivering a style of music in a way that I love. BAT is a new favorite.

Razorcake 108, featuring Amyl And The Sniffers, Steve Ignorant of Crass, No Love, and One Punk’s Guide to Free Jazz

Razorcake 108

“Apologizing is pretty fucking brave because being honest is the bravest thing you can do, really.” –Amy, Amyl And The Sniffers

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column – Iron Reagan

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column - Iron Reagan

In an attempt to honor, showcase, remember, and celebrate how great the Richmond scene is, the people of Strange Matter put together a series of stacked shows as part of a “closing series.” On December 8, 2018 the stage was shared by Roy Batty, Cannabis Corpse, BAT, Iron Reagan, Cough, and Windhand. It’s been a ton of fun, but bittersweet all the same.

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column – Parasytic

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column – Parasytic

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column – Nausea, Amy’s Fist

This photo of Amy with her fist in the air—a quiet moment in the midst of the franticness of the show—has always represented strength and power. There is no better time to draw on the strength of women, the power of resistance, a rally for independence, and the ability to fight for what we believe in with a fist in the air.

Razorcake 106, Punks and Mental Health

Razorcake 106

“It hit me about a year ago: I want to help others with their mental health issues. I’ve gotten the basics down on how to live with mental illness, but I know not everyone does.” –Kurt Morris

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column – Disrupt at ABC NO RIO, October 1990

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column - Disrupt

They were funny guys—a unique crew with strong accents and a cooler full of Budweiser. They were also one of those bands that gained so much international notoriety after the fact.

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column – Ignite

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column - Ignite

I was on the side of the stage, late in my pregnancy, taking photos. It was one of my strangest shows. I felt so out of place and yet as if I was right where I was supposed to be.