Tag Archives: Chris Boarts Larson

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)


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


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?


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?


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.