Union Transfer

1026 SPRING GARDEN STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19123 Ι 215-232-2100

THIS IS HARDCORE 2016 (Single Day - Thursday Ticket)

THIS IS HARDCORE 2016 (Single Day - Thursday Ticket)

Youth Of Today (Ray Of Today, Porcell, Walter, Sammy), Burn, Code Orange, Down To Nothing, Maximum Penalty, Protester, Free, Line Of Sight, Stand Off, Nation Of Wolves

Thu, August 4, 2016

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 5:15 pm

Union Transfer

Philadelphia, PA

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This event is all ages

THIS IS HARDCORE 2016 (Single Day - Thursday Ticket)
THIS IS HARDCORE 2016 (Single Day - Thursday Ticket)
YOUTH OF TODAY (RAY OF TODAY, PORCELL, WALTER, SAMMY) / BURN / CODE ORANGE / DOWN TO NOTHING / WORLD BE FREE / PROTESTOR / DONE DYING / FREE / LINE OF SIGHT / STAND OFF
Youth Of Today (Ray Of Today, Porcell, Walter, Sammy)
Arguably one of the leaders of the second wave of straightedge in the mid-'80s, Youth of Today was a New York-based band started by ex-Violent Children members Ray Cappo on vocals and John Porcelly on guitar. Rounding out their lineup in 1985 with Graham Philips on bass and Darren Pesce on drums, Youth of Today recorded and released their debut EP, Can't Close My Eyes, on Positive Force, a well-known straightedge mainstay. Philips and Pesce exited shortly thereafter, and lineup changes abounded until a five-piece settled long enough to record the band's first full-length offering, 1986's Break Down the Walls. Again, the band had more lineup changes after the release and subsequent tour for Break Down the Walls, and in 1988 a four-piece Youth of Today consisting of Cappo, Porcelly, Walter Schreifels on bass, and Sammy Siegler on drums went into the studio to record their follow-up full-length, We're Not in This Alone (1988). By 1990 Youth of Today had decided to call it a day and released a farewell 7" EP on Revelation (soon to become the leading light in the next wave of straightedge). Now known as Ray 2 Day, Cappo formed the Krishna-core band Shelter, which Porcelly eventually joined as well. 2004 saw Youth of Today play some reunion shows in America as well as Europe.
Burn
Formed by Gavin Van Vlack (Side By Side, Absolution and later Die 116 and Pry), Alan Cage (Beyond and later Quicksand), Alex Napack (Pressure Release) and Chaka Harris (later Orange 9mm), Burn set out to create something new and more interesting than the preexisting sound of late 80's New York Hardcore.

Burn released their self-titled debut on Revelation Records in 1990 which today still stands as one of the most innovative, powerful hardcore records. Though the band never officially disbanded, Burn was resurrected in late 2001 with the addition of guitarist Vic DiCara (from Inside Out) and bassist Manny Carrero (from Glassjaw).
Code Orange
Code Orange
Nothing lasts forever. All things decay, all things change. The mightiest empires crumble to dust as their kings bleed. Forever, it would seem, is unobtainable.

Code Orange, with their new studio album, seek to obtain the unobtainable; pushing against every boundary, shedding every label. The band has grown immensely, and yet still retains the distinct edge and harshness that has become their caustic calling card. Ever defiant, Code Orange breaks any mold and refuses to be easily defined.

Recorded with producers Will Yip at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA and Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studios in Salem, MA, FOREVER is an album without limits. Jami Morgan (Drums / Vocals), Eric Balderose (Guitar / Vocals), Reba Meyers (Guitar / Vocals) and Joe Goldman (Bass) pushed themselves to create something wholly unique and startling. “We don’t just jam out and make an album. It’s meticulous. It’s hard. It’s a lot of hours. It’s a lot of frustration,” Morgan remarked of the experience. “It took a lot of effort, but we wanted to create something that, when I put it on my headphones, I just knew. There was no doubt that this was it. If there was doubt, we’d scrap it and we’d do it again. It was tough getting it all to fit together, but when it did it was beautiful.”

The easy route would have been for Code Orange to simply make another record like their 2014 breakthrough, I AM KING. It would have been easy to just enter the studio and churn out the same old thing, but for Code Orange, easy is never an option. “We aren’t just making records to make records. When you start doing that, you’re everyone else,” Morgan said. “We’re built on not doing the same old shit. When you put on a Code Orange record, you don’t know what you’re gonna get. You know it’s gonna be painful, that’s it.”

The contrast between beauty and pain is prevalent throughout FOREVER. The album’s title track is a sludge-fueled nightmare that pummels the listener; it’s Code Orange at their heaviest. Moments later, melody and hints of gracefulness enter with Meyers’ striking vocals on the song “Bleeding in the Blur,” only to be ripped away a track later during the electronic hellscape of “The Mud.” FOREVER is consistent only in its willingness to change and shift.

“We just take it further, but keep it brief,” Morgan stated of the record’s more transcendent moments. Beauty and grace leak through, but are crushed under the weight of the band’s sonic assault. “We want to keep it painful, because we’re not post. We’re not post anything. We’re current. We’re now.”

Of the new album, Rolling Stone said, “FOREVER captures some of the most punishing noise the band has recorded to date, featuring songs rife with sudden transitions to still-harsher textures.” The Nerdist added, “There’s growth here, for sure, but that unmistakable Code Orange sound is still present and pounding you into submission.”

Nothing lasts forever, so Code Orange is content to live in the moment. All they want is to challenge themselves and those around them. To push every button they can. To cause some mayhem and see some blood.

“For us, it’s about reinforcing that we are the four. We’re Code Orange,” Morgan declared. “We’ve been Code Orange since we were fourteen years old.”
Down To Nothing
Down to Nothing (or DTN) is a straight edge metallic hardcore band based out of Richmond, Virginia. Since their inception in 2000, DTN have toured all over the United States, Europe, and Australia. Members of Down to Nothing have also been involved in other Richmond, VA-based acts such as the hardcore punk bands Murder Weapon of which David Wood provided backing vocals, Bracewar, Iron Boots, Dead Serious, the pop punk band Game On, which featured members of Down to Nothing, Murder Weapon and the Virginia metalcore band Scarlet (on Ferret Records).
Maximum Penalty
As part of the original Hardcore movement, Maximum Penalty has been and still is, one of the most original hybrids of the New York Hardcore sound. From the band's inception, the founding members have fused different styles such as Hardcore, Metal, Hip-Hop and melody which put MP's unique stamp on the scene. The band started out at the tail end of the first wave of the hardcore movement in the late 80's. They played the infamous hardcore matinee at the now deceased CBGB's with friends and family from the N.Y. scene. From that point the Crossover Metal scene exploded into the 90's with MP's unique brand of Hardcore, along with their peers such as Sick of it all, Killing Time & Agnostic Front.

MP's first release was their "Demo 89" along with the Blackout Records "Where The Wild Things Are" compilation. Soon after that they released the "East Side Story" e.p. and later the full lengths "Independent" and "Superlife". In 2006 the band re-released their classic "Demo 89 / East Side Story e.p." on one disc, finally making the original demo available on CD in its entirety.

In 2008, MP went back into the studio with the intent to capture the original elements of the bands sound and identity. Produced by Dan Korneff, who has worked with artists like (Grammy Nominated) Paramore, Lamb Of God and Ill Nino, the 15 new tracks sound absolutely massive and bring the band to a whole new level.

October 6th, 2009 will see the fruits of MP's labor when Reaper Records unleashes, "Life & Times".
Protester
Protester
Washington, D.C. may be the birthplace of the straight edge philosophy as articulated in song, but it certainly hasn’t been the wellspring of straight edge hardcore that many would think it would be. In the nearly forty years since the term was coined Boston, Southern California, New York City, and even Cleveland and suburban New Jersey have laid claim to the mantle of straight edge hardcore mecca. All the while, D.C. would sporadically spit out a band or two, but never one able to lead the way on the national scene while maintaining the root elements of this distinct musical tradition.

Protester emerged about five years ago as a one-man-band, a study in the isolation that such a lifestyle inevitably leads to. “Hide From Reality”, their debut LP and first release as a full band, is their definitive statement as a group ready to raise the profile of D.C. hardcore to new heights. Free of the empty anthems and melodic intrusions of the worst of the genre, “Hide From Reality” is equally informed by the more nihilistic side of punk while retaining the harder edge of the fiercest in their class. With the top grade musicianship that only years on the road can bring, this record forcefully asserts their place at the top of the heap.
Free
Six years on from the demise of Massachusetts hardcore crew Have Heart, the bulk of the band have reunited for a new project called Free. While Have Heart called it quits back in 2009, members went on to perform over the last several years in outfits including Sweet Jesus, Clear, Fiddlehead and Wolf Whistle. Free brings back together vocalist Patrick Flynn, guitarists Kei Yasui and Ryan Hudon, and drummer Shawn Costa. They're joined by bassist Austin Stemper.
Line Of Sight
Straight edge hardcore from Washington, DC. Their demo was released in September 2015.
Stand Off
Stand Off is a young hardcore band featuring members of a lot of great bands from the booming and prolific Washington, DC scene. Bands such as Red Death, Pure Disgust, Nuclear Age, Mind/Glow (Baltimore).
Nation Of Wolves
New hardcore band from West Chester and all over the place. ex-all of your favorite bands.
Venue Information:
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123