Chicago Vs. New York Style Pizza
Finally seeing Bane was pretty cool. #bane
Do you want nice things? Sure you do. (at Bowery Ballroom)
“I’m also a massive Tegan and Sara fan. I just got a Tegan and Sara tattoo yesterday, from the song “I Know I Know I Know.” I don’t really just get tattoos. Me, being a heterosexual male at a hardcore show, obviously I have this dominance already, but I was raised by women. I used to live in shelters my whole life. Three years of my life, I lived in three different shelters because they were for battered women and me and my mom and my brother were trying to get away from my stepdad. All the strongest people I grew up admiring were women. I think it’s cool that not only these girls do what they do and can progress with the sound they have into different genres, but they’re also queer and they promote it. I think that’s the coolest thing ever because when I was a kid, you grew to accept “gay” being an insult, especially in ghettos. I lived in the projects. You get older and you wonder where that fits in, realizing how wrong it is. It just doesn’t feel right. These terms are so insulting to people that have done nothing, no harm in what they do. Why is their love life any of my business? Why do I have some say in what they want to do with their lives, where they’re going, who they want to marry, who they care about? Who am I to demean them because the generation above me did it or because the generation above them did it even worse? To me, the whole essence of punk rock is to accept no matter how different, whatever cloth you’re cut out of. Even if you’re black, white, hispanic, asian, lesbian, gay, straight, queer, trans, it doesn’t matter. This is a place people can go to. There’s still issues within the scene that haven’t been covered because you can’t move mountains overnight – you have to start with stones.”
Our writer Alex did this really great interview with Wally from Rotting Out. It’s definitely worth taking a few minutes to read, let alone for this inspiring quote.
Nothing like coming home to a new pair of shoes! First pair of Docs and I’m in love.
- Young Blood
Coasta - Young Blood
Best song. Miss seeing them play every month, so stoked for their album to come out though.
mca from the beastie boys playing bass for the cro mags