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04.21.14 Andy Cush

In the late 1970s, Dan Witz began painting hummingbirds on walls around downtown Manhattan. The work — created illegally, with acrylic paint and brushes — so predated any notion of “street art” that the term hadn’t even been codified yet. It was years before artists like Keith Haring would attract a mainstream audience to the […]

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08.02.13 Marina Galperina

“Back in the day there was all these people, there were hundreds of people here for music that was made by teenagers and children basically,” explains filmmaker Samuel Peralta, who’s making a documentary with Anthony Clemente about the hardcore scene of their home borough, from 1982 to 2000. Why 2000? To quote the dudes from their Staten Island Hardcore: […]

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06.04.13 Andy Cush

“Listen In” is a weekly feature in which we ask musicians to curate a mixtape-length YouTube playlist of songs they’re currently digging. Listening to Cities Aviv’s latest release, 2012’s excellent Black Pleasure, it’s hard not to be wowed and/or disoriented by the sonic landscape. Out is the left-of-center boom-bap that characterized his debut, replaced with music that’s […]

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04.09.13 Andy Cush

“Listen In” is a weekly feature in which we ask musicians to curate a mixtape-length YouTube playlist of songs they’re currently digging. Today’s “Listen In” playlists comes from grindcore kings (and inspiration for ANIMAL’s own canine metal band) Pig Destroyer, and gives a wide survey of heavy music circa 2013–from Blacklisters’ noisy post-hardcore to Portal’s […]

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04.19.11 Bucky Turco

Tune in to EVR tonight and listen as hardcore’s Black N Blue Takeover does its 100th show. Where else can you hear Rancid’s Lars Fredrickson talk about how he once had to wipe his ass with a cat piss stained newspaper? […]

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04.28.10 Bucky Turco

Here’s a great firsthand account (and photo) of the neo-Nazis who picked the wrong hardcore show to play dress up at and the resulting beatdown Murphy’s Law fans righteously delivered to them. The author also eloquently explains one of the major differences between the hardcore scenes in Philadelphia and New York City: […]

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04.27.10 Bucky Turco

Three really stupid dudes decked out in full Nazi gear got the shit beat out of them after a Murphy’s Law concert let out in Philly. Although fans reportedly only mocked the men during the show, when they left, almost 50 people crashed them with bottles, fists, and kicks. Lead singer Jimmy G confirmed the […]

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