RIP Pete V. Pete was one of the most unique characters I have known. A man out of his time. A legend. He will be missed.
Tacos, Tecate, avocado margaritas, and endless days and nights of punk rock. Signal Lost was a hometown favorite and I really loved them.
Victims at Philly Fest, August 13, 2004 at Unitarian Church, Philadelphia PA | photo by Chris Boarts Larson, slugandlettuce.net
Pittsburgh Punk! Half Life were the Pittsburgh punk band in the late ’80s. The first time I saw them was in 1986 when they came to play in State College. This photo is from the second or third time they played at Findley Hall at Penn State where there was a series of excellent DIY-booked shows with some rad bands that I’m thrilled to have had the chance to see as a young punk (like the Descendents, COC, Life Sentence, and Dr. Know, to name a few).
I loved Doomstress. Alexis is a lightning bolt goddess! Shredding the bass while commanding the room with her epic voice and the sparks that come through her fingers is a sight to see.
Zygome are a perfect rendition of windy dark wave crust punk; just the way I like it. I wish I could transport back to that basement and see this band and this show again.
Behind Enemy Lines is a legendary Pittsburgh band—outspoken in their politics, with a strong metallic edge, and comprised of some of the absolutely best humans who I know. My love of these people and Pittsburgh runs so deep and fills my heart.
In the ’80s my cassette tape with Forward into Battle and Where Legend Began was my go-to tape for everything! It’s still the foundational soundtrack for my life. The English Dogs have influenced the way in which I listen to music.
Pissheads: raw punk RVA d-beat crust. It’s not hard to picture the fists in the air and a raging circle pit in a space way to small for such mayhem.
Everyone involved in hardcore-punk-metal has some relationship or opinion about Corrosion Of Conformity because they are a band that have spanned decades from the original hardcore punk scene in the ’80s onwards to the world of rock’n’roll. Personally, Animosity is in my original hardcore punk rolodex.