Any NY-LI HC fans here?
I am considering going to this. I have not been a true fan of any particular genre of music for some time but for some reason unbeknownst to me--maybe a third life crisis--I have rekindled a guilty pleasure, listening to hardcore and metal. I am 35, so I missed the golden era of NY hardcore and metal. I started listening at thirteen in '93 after some hardcore kid (who later became a white power skinhead, which was odd considering the scene by then was multicultural) spewed off some band names to me and I decided to check them out with some CD's I bought from Tower Records on LI. Why this kid liked my company in gym class knowing I am Jewish was beyond me. He spoke of fights, "crews", and invited me to go to CB's on Sundays (I believe this was shortly before the matinees stopped). I brushed off his invitations because I was scared, and rightfully so, because at thirteen, from a quiet suburban-like town I had no idea what the heck crews , fighting, and the like were about, nor did I want to (I did like reading highway graffiti as a child though during trips to the Bronx with my mom).
So I just remained listening to the music but never attending. I did attend some metal shows, which are far different than HC shows. Now at 35 I think I might go to this... alone that is because my fiance, family, and friends HATE this sort of music.
If I recall correctly, Matt XL was a big HC fan and was in the thick of it. Any other fans here? I liked and got back into Sick of It All, Agnostic Front, Earth Crisis, Madball, and some others I've been checking out. I had every AF album until they started to diversify around the mid 90s. I did not get so much into the "thug core" schtick but I loved Skarhead, and I remember the leader Ezec's "E" tags all over Northern and Western Queens back in the day.