Posted in Hardcore, Spazzcore by Sam on July 28, 2010

Hardcore is, by nature, an angry genre (<33 Giri). However, I don’t want that to be the first impression people get of it on the blog. So, here are some fun hardcore bands.


Get on Our Bikes, Ride Downtown

Posted in Hardcore, Lo-fi by Sam on June 28, 2010

Hi, I’m Sam. I like music, so I guess that’s why Giri invited me to contribute. However, I’m not the most eloquent writer of all time. I hope the readers and other contributors can forgive me for that.

Genres: hardcore, experimental, whatever.

Other than music, I like to do math. That’s about it. On to the music.

Holden Caulfield

These guys are local, from Huntington, West Virginia. It’s not the best hardcore of all time, but it means a lot to me, so I felt like it would be good for my first post. These guys basically held the Huntington scene together for a long time. It was rare that there was a show that they weren’t on. This band has meant a lot to me growing up (since 8th grade), because I feel like they were one of the only constant parts of the music scene that I became a part of. The shows were always memorable – everyone knew the lyrics, and half the time the vocalist Dana couldn’t even get the mic to his mouth to sing because so many people were going for it to sing along. These guys broke up about a year ago, but I still listen to them fairly often and miss the good old days of singing along at their shows. They would always end their sets with this song, and it’s always been important to me. I hope people like it.

Welcome Home//Can’t Stop Now


Japanther. Lo-fi as shit, these guys are from Brooklyn. It’s just a guitarist and a drummer, but they put out some of the most fun music I’ve ever heard. This song (and in fact this whole album) never fails to put a smile on my face or make me shake my bootay a little. I think Giri and JAW will back me up in saying that Japanther is tight.

Um Like Your Smile is Totally Ruling Me//Tut Tut Now Shake Ya Butt

Well…that’s my first blog post. As I was driving home from the show I went to tonight, I was thinking about what I was going to say. Honestly, I have no idea how to write about music in any manner that other people might find interesting. I also realized that I don’t know shit about most of the music that I like – all I know is that I like it. Whatever. If there are no objections, I’ll keep blogging, talking about music I like, while trying to figure out how to do it properly.

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