The New York City hardcore legends of Agnostic Front definitely still bring it: They're still as loud and confrontational as always, even with their wrinkles, gray hair, and degenerating vision. Well-into-their-50s principals Roger Miret (vocals) and Vinnie Stigma (guitar) — who, inspired by the likes of Black Flag and Bad Brains, formed the band in 1980 — are still at the helm of the ever-changing lineup. (The band has gone through nearly two dozen members in its 28 years.)
Like most hardcore bands, Agnostic Front split up for a number of years (at one point, Miret was in jail for drug offenses), but it's been reinvigorated and active since 1997. And like most hardcore bands, Agnostic Front blends speedy, snotty street punk with thrash-metal and Oi! into an aggressive stew that still turns circle pits exceptionally violent.
Get the Music Newsletter
Keep your thumb on the local music scene with music features, additional online music listings and show picks. We'll also send special ticket offers and music promotions available only to our Music Newsletter subscribers.
More MUSIC News
- Arcade Fire’s Win Butler, AKA DJ Windows 98, Coming to Bardot Miami
- Miami Beach’s Centennial Concert: Gloria Estefan, Celeb Cameos, and Conga Lines
- Rat Bastard on the Evolution of Noise: “We Are Always Trying to Come Up with Something...
- Telekinetic Walrus Talks The Spaceship With the Heavy Bass Bump