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Intern Bree’s Weekend Picks: Be Aggressive.

August 9, 2012

Every Thursday, our JUMP mag intern, Bree Wood, offers her suggestions for fun Philly music stuff for the upcoming weekend. If you want to find her this weekend, chances are she’ll be in the pit. Or stage-diving. Regardless, she will be immersed in hardcore.

Speaking of hardcore, check out Bree’s recent interviews with Scott Vogel from Terror, Kyle Kimball of Beware, and Joe Hardcore, the man behind This is Hardcore.


Suicidal Tendencies, Cro-Mags, Cold World, 100 Demons, Death Threat, Harms Way, Power Trip, Praise, Wrong Answer and Beware at This Is Hardcore at the Electric Factory

Suicidal Tendencies is the not-so-secret-closer for the night. If you were lucky enough to get a ticket, enjoy … because this rager is sold out. So for all of us who slept on Friday tickets and need to scratch the hardcore itch, get to the PhilaMOCA early.

Ringworm, Salvation, Oathbreaker and Pegasus at PhilaMOCA

PhilaMOCA is a small space so this show will fill up fast. It’s a TIHC after-party but it starts at 8:00. If you missed Ringworm Thursday at Union Transfer, here’s your second chance. Salvation is always an interesting set – just watch out if blood makes you squeamish. The singer of this hardcore punk band always ends up bleeding everywhere.


Gorilla Biscuits, Lifetime, H2O, Title Fight, Bane, Greyarea, Vision and more at This is Hardcore at the Electric Factory

I can’t tell you how excited I am for Saturday. My 15-year-old self is losing it. Gorilla Biscuits and Lifetime were and are still in my top bands. Gorilla Biscuits has had a few reunions in the past, but if your Mom was lame like mine and wouldn’t let you go, this is your chance! This hardcore punk band from the late 80’s has influenced many hardcore kids and will for years.

Blacklisted, Nails, Skin Like Iron, Murderess and a yet-to-be-named special guest at PhilaMOCA

Local boys Blacklisted will be playing “Heavier Than Heaven, Lonelier Than God” in it’s entirety. You know you love it. A few years ago, Joe Hardcore jumped on stage with these guys and started singing. And if the lineup says “special guest,” you know it is going to be something awesome!


Blacklisted, Breakdown, In My Eyes, Floorpunch, Crown of Thornz, Negative Approach, Killing Time and  more at This is Hardcore at the Electric Factory

There is still time to get tickets for Sunday’s show! Floorpunch is awesome. I remember the first reunion show I went to was on my 18th birthday, probably one of my best ever.

Negative Approach, Hard Skin, Gehenna, Ilsa at The Barbary

If you made it through This is Hardcore unscathed – and not in the hospital, head across town to The Barbary. Negative Approach is headlining. They are a hardcore punk band out of Detroit from the early 80s. It’s great that they are still around today doing reunions here and there for their fans.

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