Brutal Bowery Beats

One of the monsters spawned during the earliest days of New York hardcore, Agnostic Front is an unnaturally brutal beast that eats the streets, drinks diesel, and bleeds black blood. Like Cro-Mags and Murphy’s Law, AF probably could have retired after releasing its debut 11-track LP, Victim in Pain, and lived out life in a rage that never faded. It ripped that hard. No joke. But today, Agnostic Front is 30 years old. And this Friday at 8 p.m., the shave-skulled fivesome will crash Churchill’s Pub, anchored by original axe-man Vinnie Stigma and longtime lead screamer Roger Miret. The band’s backup: East Coast hardcore crews VietNom and Outbreak, plus local rippers Nobody’s Hero and Trust No One. Now, go enter the pit and leave with black eyes. Call out your requests, but don’t expect them to be answered.
Fri., May 14, 8 p.m., 2010


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