Tag Archives: Chris Boarts Larson

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column—Hellshock

Hellshock for Hazel’s graduation in Philly, June 11, 2005 | photo by Chris Boarts

When Hazel graduated from high school she had Hellshock play in her parents’ basement to celebrate. Hellshock and Hazel forever!

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column—Strike Anywhere

Strike Anywhere at The Broadberry, RVA, 2/20/2020 | photo by Chris Boarts

Always The Best: Strike Anywhere! I love Strike Anywhere and they never fail to deliver an energetic explosion that puts a smile on my face and just makes me feel all the best feelings of old friends and my hometown.

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column—Roy Batty

Roy Batty playing live photo by Chris Boarts Larson

Roy Batty is always a favorite and they have reached a point of perfection. They don’t play all that often, and they rarely get out of Richmond, so if you happen to have the chance to see them, you best try to do so.

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column—Deathreat at Chaos in Texas 2005

Deathreat photo by Chris Boarts Larson

Here’s a photo of Deathreat from one of the Emo’s main stage shows. Cheers to some of my all-time favorite dudes and one of their many bands!

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column—Poison Idea

Poison Idea photo by Chris Boarts Larson

This was a total Richmond Rager! It was epic and everyone was off their heads!

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.