Quicksand – Glassjaw – Primitive Weapons: Live At Brooklyn Steel

If you grew up in the 198os and you liked heavy music, New York Hardcore has a profound effect on you. If you were born too late, say the little bros and sisters of hardcore kids, you too might have been influenced by this massive scene. Some of you formed bands yourself, that matched the style and fire of the earlier wave but did their own thing, like Madball. Others included their own influences, emo, thrash, rock, reggae and other subgenres to shape and mold what musical sound was coming next. What came next was post-hardcore. Not exclusive to NYC or even the east coast, it soon became a worldwide phenomenon, and like it’s older brother, it also came in waves. All these years later, two of the most impressive and talented bands ever Quicksand (first wave, helped create the genre) and Glassjaw (second wave, equally defining and crucial) not only have recent new albums out, they are both vital today as they were back then. Continue reading

CONTEST WINNER: Glassjaw Tickets Winner Announced For O2 London Show This Week

Ghost Cult has been psyched to collaborate with www. GigsAndTours.com to give away two tickets to this weekend’s Glassjaw gig on 18 August at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. Palm Reader has now been added as an opener. Now we announce Chris Parker of Dartford as the winner. Congrats Chris! There are still tickets available at the link below. Stay tuned for future contests from Ghost Cult!  Continue reading

Darryl Palumbo Of Glassjaw Talks Material Control, Touring and Longevity

Glassjaw has been one of the most enduring and beloved bands to ever come out of New York City. The band hit the scene from Hempstead, Long Island and immediately made an impact locally and beyond. Their 2000 album Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence is still essential listening. Now two and decades later, the band is as fresh and important as ever, with their recent album Material Control (Century Media). The band is wrapping up their current tour with their brethren in Quicksand before heading over to Europe. We caught up with vocalist Darryl Palumbo to discuss the longevity of the band, the experience of touring as a veteran band, the challenges they face, playing the newer material live and some important milestones coming up for the band. Continue reading