Friday, July 29, 2011

Without Words

When it rains it pours and July has been a great month for zine reading. Managed to win a couple late 90s zines off of eBay and thanks to a previous conversation with Brett of Wasted Days fame, he sent me a PILE of good reading to borrow and I didn't even need a library card. The picture above is a mix of what I get to sort through, read and nerd out on for the next couple weeks. My love for hardcore zines has always been a subject on Death Tens, but it definitely bums me out that there aren't as many printed zines being done these days.

One of my favorite features in zines which there definitely needs to be more of: Show Stories. Hardware used to have then and so did Contention among others. Most of the time, they didn't focus on the actual bands that played, but antics that happened while the show was going on. Near fights, stagedives, sneaking into shows, near misses and everything else that goes with DIY shows always made for a good read.

This year there have been a couple good zines released and I definitely like the idea of releasing issues in PDF format for immediate download like a handful have done this year. Documentation is just as important as crucial merch.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

For Myself

Adding to the pile of merch that Stick Together has printed on tees, sweats, longsleeves, jackets, swim trunks and hats, I added the logo to the fin of my noserider earlier this summer. If it wasn't a bootleg, it might be considered the most limited piece of Stick Together Merch out there.

Hope that new 7 inch drops soon. Their track on the Striving Higher comp sounds great along with Rival Mob, Disengage, Blacklisted and Battle Ruins tunes. Haven't really listened to the others yet.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Straight Edge Revenge

This time you've pushed me too far...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

History 101

It's time for another Lockin' Out Exclusive...

Sunday, July 17, 2011


Boston Strangler demo has been on heavy rotation since it's release. I love how this video looks like it could have been filmed in the mid 80s and I'm hoping for the LP to drop soon.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Search Parties

Hung out a bit this morning on the steps before paddling out.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

No Remorse, No Tolerance

Sorry, no download for the new 7 inch. My favorite straight edge band played their first show in my geographical range in a while last weekend. I'm glad I ended up going seeing as DFJ announced that it was also their only show of the summer. Demo songs, cover and two new songs off the upcoming Youngblood seven inch made for a great set. Rather than try and describe it with the appropriate hyperbolic adjectives, just watch:

No Tolerance (Full Set) from hate5six on Vimeo.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Safe in a Crowd

Decided to see if there was any fun left from this weekend's swell today. I headed over to Strathmere in the evening in the hopes of avoiding the weekend crowds and making the most of the leftovers that may still be in the water. My timing was off, unfortunately.

In the offseason, Strathmere is beautifully quiet with little more than empty, wide open beaches and sagging shore cottages mixed with the occasional shiny new condo. So it's for this reason it takes some time to get adjusted to the crazy personality change it takes on in summer mode.
Despite the Later time slot, things were hopping. Didn't see anything working at the first spot, but did see a pretty cool truck that looked like it had some sort of shower hookup on the rack for when you got done surfing. Despite the lack of waves, there was no shortage of boards on the beach.
Next spot check, nothing happening except a drunken fight at the steps by Mildred's restaurant as a guy tried to explain to his girl "it was only Facebook chat and Skype." he also yelled "Are you kidding me?!" about fifty times.
Finally a couple blocks north, I found a little wave pushing through even with the high tide. Steered clear of the Stand Up Paddler and assortment of other waves riders a few yards away and managed to snag a handful of waves while taking in the sights on the beach an in the water. Here's to summer. Get it while it lasts.

PS- On the ride home I saw a different truck that had a killer changing tent hook up hanging off the cab. Looked handmade and looked simply like someone rigged a hospital curtain off their cab. Killer idea.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

In the Blink of an Eye

Looks incredible. As a high school kid I remember reading about City Gardens in zines and thinking it must be such an off the wall place to see a show. Can't wait for the final product.

Only the Realest

Slept on this demo and after I actually heard it, was really stoked on it. Might want to pick one up before they are gone:

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Monday, July 4, 2011

Blind Justice

A holiday based on freedom has become all about how many hotdogs slobs can eat and chanting like a bunch of jocks at a high school reunion. Remember how cool we used to be?

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Disgusting Fun

July 4th weekend summed up: