Rev. Hank “Straight Edge” Peirce became known to many of us as the Slapshot roadie with a great nickname, and the only person to appear as a character in an actual Slapshot lyric (“Wake up Hank we’re off the line” - Step On It)
Anaiah Lei currently plays in DARE and his personal project Zulu. He’s previously been a member of The Bots, FireBurn, and Culture Abuse. As with his musician fluidity, his skateboarding feels loose and improvisational yet totally controlled and purposeful. I caught up with him over the phone to talk about the crossovers between skating and hardcore and we did.
Jammi York is a New York-based photographer who captures a broad range of subjects and styles, from bands and celebrities to photojournalism and street photography. Most recently Jammi's work has been featured on the cover of Constant Elevation's newly-releasedFreedom Beach7" EP.
Revelation's own Adam Lentz brings us his opinion of 5 new artists that are standing out to him right now: "Hardcore is amazing.As much as we/I age, there is always a group of kids discovering it in whatever city or country they may be in, kids who may have felt the same alienation, anger, and disgust we did, and creating some interesting, pissed and good music with plenty to scream about."
Gavin Olgesby... you may know him as the guitarist for legendary Orange County California hardcore bands, No For An Answer, Carry Nation, Triggerman or The Killing Flame, but before all of that he was simply known as the artist who painted the cover for Uniform Choice’s classic album, “Screaming For Change”.
I've come to know Rob as the go-to photographer and videographer for a number of big name bands, and the guy that has a super sick photo book out. He also works closely with Mike Vallely and was recently published in Thrasher Magazine.
BDTW was and still is a HC masterpiece. Only a very powerful and inspired follow up could ever hold a candle to it. By that measure I was not blown away by what we were coming with at first. It seemed Ray wanted to expand the possibilities of YOT’s formula.
The reformation of YOT in early 1988 seemed to condense a lot of activity in a short period of time. Despite each member having blossoming or ongoing projects (GB, Side By Side, Judge, Project X, Schism…)
Albert Licano is another music photographer you'll see at just about every show, big or small, in the usual Los Angeles/Orange County venues. Despite shooting concerts for over 20 years and being connected to a large number of well-known bands, Albert for still shoots every band on the bill, even the young openers who may be playing their first or second show.
Memorable AHC shows include early April 1983 opening at the Rollerworks for Minor Threat, Suicidal Tendencies and others. This is our show that is seen on the Flipside video.Huge place, big crowd with people stage diving during our set, even though we were the first band on.
If you've gone to hardcore shows even semi-regularly in Southern California over the past 25 years, chances are you've seen Dan Rawe there, taking his place near a side corner of the stage with camera at the ready. I always appreciated Dan for documenting the whole show experience, including taking photos of friends hanging out in between sets. Read on to learn more about Dan Rawe.