Monday, July 27, 2009

DYS Reunion? Yes!... only one US date then Eurpoean tour.

Legendary "Boston Crew" hardcore band DYS have been talking about playing some reunion shows. The first and only appearance in the States will be used as a warm-up before setting out for a week in Europe. Offical show dates have yet to be released. It seems the hardcore reunion trend is still going strong. Who's next? Minor Threat? I can only wish, ha. Here's the scoop posted by DYS bassist Jonathan Anastas on the Livewire Records message board:

"Hello, It's Jonathan from DYS . We're locking down the last details. But, in a perfect world, here is what will happen:
DYS will reform for week in Europe this summer, give or take a day/two, with as many shows as MAD can get us. We'll do one warm-up show on the east coast in the US. Right before we fly. Probably unannounced, very low key, just to work it out in front of an audience. The line-up will be three original members, including Dave and I, filled out with other Boston peers from the era. We have started practicing/rehearsals the music, with more to come next week. We're in the process of developing the set list. For now, we're playing everything off both records, but will cut it down to whatever makes the most sense for a good show. Expect a choice cover or two as well. There are no hidden agendas here. Dave and I have remained in close contact over the years. Together, we've made decisions about the movies (American Hardcore, the Slapshot movie Dave narrates and I'm in, the Taang! Boston hardcore movie), things like merchandise and the band's catalog. We're proud of avoiding the infighting and trashing in public and we're proud of what the band did then and how it's remembered. There is no big payday in a week's worth of shows. It costs money to get everything rolling again, add the plane flights, etc. It's just about celebrating the music, the legacy and the friendship. All we want to do is put on a few good shows, add to the history a bit, and see. Honestly, from there, it's up to the audiences. If it goes well and there seems to be demand for a few US dates, we'll try to do that. Dave has kids and a job. I have a job. DYS won't become a full time thing. Hopefully, we'll do you all proud."

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Hominoid Demo Tape is here + local scene report

Omaha powerviolence trio Hominoid have 13 song demo tapes up for sale now. Limited quantities so don't sleep. Contact the band to get one.

High Dive from Lincoln are expected to have a demo out on Nihilism Records sometime in the near future, so be out on the lookout for that. High Dive also have a new MySpace, so add them.

Lincoln bad boys Wasteoid have hit the big time with a mini interview (and my 1st published photo) in the Journal Star's entertainment section. Wasteoid is also playing a string of awesome shows lined up with Master (7/28 @ Knickerbockers), Noisear (8/3 @ 12 Deep House), + more in Sept. Wasteoid also have new shirts recently printed, and they look really cool, BUY!

Nebraska DIY Fest will be happening soon at the end of July. Lots of different bands playing all afternoon for $15 dollars. Local bands: Minkus, Clean Sweep, Koizumi, Ties, The Cave Kids, and Thunderbolts are playing. for more info.

Hercules will be opening for the Terror, DB4D, This Is Hell show on August 3rd @ Sokol. I expect there to be a lot of hardcore kids at this one. Hercules is always touring, so catch them when they come near you.

August 22nd, Omaha screamo band Robots Don't Cry will be playing a formal final show @ The Mosaic. Hercules and In The Face Of War will be playing main support slots.

Go to to see all the hardcore show listings. That is it for now. More local news as it happens. Peace.


Show Pics - Punch, Red Handed, Agress, High Dive, Clean Sweep - 7/17/09 @ Ghost House