THIS IS HARDCORE 2013 - Friday Ticket
Modern Life Is War, Blacklisted, Panic, Tragedy, and more
421 N 7th Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
Doors 5:00 PM
This event is all ages
THIS IS HARDCORE 2013 - Friday Ticket
MODERN LIFE IS WAR / BLACKLISTED / PANIC / TRAGEDY / BANE / ROTTING OUT / XIBALBA / INCENDIARY / ENABLER / ROCK BOTTOM
Modern Life Is War
Modern Life Is War are one of the most beloved bands in the punk rock/hardcore world of the last decade, appealing to everyone from the jaded to the driven. The band released three highly influential albums before announcing a temporary hiatus in 2007.
"Fever Hunting" is Modern Life is War's triumphant 2013 return to form with original lineup of Chris Honeck, Matt Hoffman, Jeffrey Eaton, Tyler Oleson and John Eich in place. A true story of their collective coming of age, "Fever Hunting" plays and reads as an open diary of their last five years. Exposing every frayed nerve and internal struggle that it's creators carried deep within their hearts. Impassioned, embattled, and forever resilient to the world outside.
From the first strikes of the anthemic opener "Old Fears, New Frontiers" it's apparent that Modern Life Is War have not lost a step in absence, but have quickened pace on their own path. From there, the outpouring is overwhelming as eleven songs unfurl with equal and unmatched emotional weight. All of them bravely moving forward rather than resting on past laurels. Recorded by Kurt Ballou at God City Studios (Converge, etc) and Mastered by Brad Boatwright at Audiosiege Engineering (From Ashes Rise, etc).
An ongoing evolution fueled by the constant momentum of touring as
well as the refusal to be self-limiting has propelled Blacklisted to
their current status. Existing as a potent amalgam of induvidual
tastes and varied interests Blacklisted have shaken off the perceived
limitations of their alleged genre and begun their own ascension. Led
by the unguarded and unreserved lyrics of G. Hirsch, their latest LP
"No One Deserves To Be Here More Than Me" is destined to become the
eclectic milestone of it's time. Drawing influence from such diverse
sources as Swans to Neutral Milk Hotel as well as from Dinosaur Jr. to
Nirvana "No One Deserves To Be Here More Than Me" is no cliched
excercise in the well-worn realm of post-Hardcore. It is no less than
the melody of a band hitting it's stride and not looking back.
Tragedy is a crust punk band, originally from Memphis, Tennessee, but currently residing in Portland, Oregon. The band formed in 2000 and emerged from the ashes of the influential modern crust punk bands His Hero is Gone and Deathreat.
Tragedy's music is characterized by its unrelenting, heavy hardcore punk sound, often punctuated by melodic interludes and downshifts in tempo. The band remains strongly aware of its roots but often takes the genre in newer, more innovative directions, pioneering a new breed of hardcore punk along with close friends and contemporaries From Ashes Rise, as well other bands residing in Portland and throughout the world. (see also: Severed Head of State and Remains of the Day)
Though most of these bands maintain a progressive attitude as to the nature of their sound, there is a staunch refusal to separate themselves categorically from their hardcore punk provenances. Tragedy draw from many various early hardcore punk bands as influences, most prominently in the vein of d-beat, ranging from Discharge themselves to Japanese d-beat groups such as Deathside. Their name is taken from a 1994 Disclose LP. Some consider Tragedy to be part of the crust punk subgenre, due to their heavy, dark and apocalyptic nature.
Tragedy's first and subsequent albums have met with critical acclaim within the DIY hardcore community, and many see the band as at the forefront of a modern hardcore renaissance of sorts. Nevertheless, despite the band's cult following and near celebrity status among underground hardcore circles, they remain largely mysterious, refusing thus far to utilize the internet and including minimal information in album insert.