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 Initiate’s Lavender EP

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Initiate-LavenderOh shit. Oh man. Listen. Dude. The Southern California hardcore band Initiate has been putting out music since 2016, and they released a much-liked debut album called Before Long… in 2018. Today, they’re following it up with a new EP called Lavender, and I have to tell you: Holy shit. It fucking rips. More »