We heard punk rock, and we thought we could do this and get some juice, maybe bring a little Return to Forever flavor to punk. It seems similar to what Nirvana did for so many of their friends and musical peers. Chicago has one of the largest Latino punk scenes in the country, and they have a lot of bands that sing in Spanish as well, so we had a great reception when we played there. Our songs were thirty seconds long. And after each song there was a moment of silence without a note of feedback or banter and in doing so, it gave the audience a chance to absorb the insanity they just witnessed. I think if I would have tried to help my friends, I would have been beaten to death or shot. SNL was the real clarion call.
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Thu - Aug 01, more info. We got to Boston and there were about 25, kids who knew every syllable of every word of every song. But I used to write for this little fanzine in Carson, which is an industrial suburb that has a big Samoan population. Sat - Aug 20, more info. Sun - Mar 06, more info. The real beauty of early hardcore was that this whole network of places to stay and people booking shows and distributing records just sprung up.
Drenched in darkness and haze, the band created a powerful atmosphere perfect for slam dancing up front or head bobbing and introspection in back. I found a parking spot in a closed Yoshinoya parking lot and settled in to finish my 4Loko while I got a handle on where I was actually going. I saw something in the news about a show and I went and checked it out the scene around The posters were heavy paper, their colors still bright. Follow phoenixnewtimes.
It all was collectively working toward opening the mind of audiences that needed to have this stuff portrayed in a lot of different ways before they could wholeheartedly embrace it. This is a real thing that can actually happen," and, lo and behold, it did. What was it like back then? We are talking about the prison-for-profit industrial complex, and specifically the criminalization of immigrants. A lot of people were involved in the scene and actively attending shows.