The Month In Hardcore – February 2020

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Restraining-OrderSomebody grabs the microphone and bellows, “This is hardcore! Love it or leave it!” This person is about four feet away from me, but the bodies are jammed into the living room tight enough that I can’t tell whether it’s a member of the band or of the crowd. (The distinction isn’t really important.) The … More »

Stream Ghouli’s Nothing EP

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Ghouli-NothingJudging by name and cover art, you would assume that Ghouli were funereal doom metal or something. They are not. Instead, the Richmond band make a fast, wound-up form of DIY hardcore punk, one that’s both nervous and fearsomely angry. Up until now, the band only had a demo to its name. But … More »

Let The Roundup Begin: The Month In Hardcore – January 2020

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Wild-SideI sat in the car, looking at my phone, stupidly thinking that this couldn’t be right. There was supposed to be a warehouse here. There couldn’t be a warehouse here. I was in the middle of downtown Richmond, across the street from a Double Tree hotel, no warehouses anywhere. More »