Yesterday in New York City, respected promotor Black N Blue Productions held a concert in the famed Tompkins Square Park in the Lower East Side. The bill included Madball, Murphy’s Law, Bloodclot , and The Captured and featured all the hallmarks of most classic hardcore shows: close quarters, moshing, stage diving. The crowd of 1000s seemed to only have minimal mask-wearing fans and zero social distancing. Watch some fan-filmed videos of the show here.
In sad news, Todd Youth (born Todd Schofield). Legend of bands like Agnostic Front, Danzig, Ace Frehley, Bloodclot, Fireburn, Murphy’s Law and many more has passed away. He was 48. Todd passed suddenly and unexpectedly, and as of now, there is no further information at this time. Todd played guitar and bass in many bands, getting his start in Murphy’s Law in the NYHC scene at the age of 12. The news of Todd’s passing was shared by Israel Joseph I (Bad Brains, Fireburn) on Facebook.Continue reading
Nick Oliveri, the inimitable bassist for bans like Kyuss, Queens Of The Stone Age, Bloodclot, The Dwarves, many collaborations, as well as a deep solo career is releasing a new solo album, N.O. Hits At All: Volume 5. The compilation of rare and unreleased tracks will be released on October 12th on Heavy Psych Sounds Records. New music and pre-orders are coming soon. Nick has been on tour all summer with his acoustic group Death Acoustic, with a few dates left this week.Continue reading
Todd Youth is a legend of New York Hardcore, rock and metal. At 12 years old he played bass in Agnostic Front and later went on to play in or work with Murphy’s Law, and Warzone. Youth has also played with Danzing, Samhain, D Generation, Glenn Campbell, Son Of Sam, The Chelsea Smiles, Cheap Trick, Ace Frehley (current band), and briefly with Motorhead. Todd is currently playing with his hardocre punk supergroup Bloodclot, with members of Cro-Mags, Queens Of The Stone Age, and The Dwarves. Ghost Cult chatted with Todd outside Saint Vitus Bar In Brooklyn. Bloodclot’s Up In Arms is out now on Metal Blade Records. Videography and photos by Omar Cordy/OJC Photography. Continue reading
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Los Angeles is the site of The Power Of The Riff Festival this weekend, including a sold-out pre-party tonight celebrating all things uber heavy and underground. Continue reading