Freddy Madball = New York City hardcore. But did you know he came up in Miramar on salsa duro, Grandmaster Flash, and Miami bass? From singing with Agnostic Front at age 7 to starting his own band, Freddy Cricien and his Madball cohorts have turned the world into one massive mosh pit. And now the ... More >>
He's one-fourth of the Beatles and he's arguably one of the most influential musicians of all time. But in Mark Ronson's eyes, Sir Paul McCartney is a goddamn hero. When Ronson was a child, he and his family spent a lot of time at a beach in Long Island. Coincidently, McCartney and first wife, Lin ... More >>
Last month, Agnostic Front punched us in the throat and it changed our life. The New York hardcore crew and Churchill's Pub shook Little Haiti harder on a Tuesday night than anywhere else in America any night of the week. Now, it's Madball's turn to take a whack at Wednesday.
Via facebook.com/tobehatedmusicFuck the bullshit, punk ain't dead. We might be broke, but Miami goes harder on a weekday than any other city in the world. "The cost of living is goin' up and the money comin' in is goin' down. The bills comin' in are more than the money comin' in," says To Be Hate ... More >>
While hardcore has long been colonized by pampered yet meatheaded suburbanites, the original purveyors of NYC's first wave of punker-than-punk rock 'n' roll were actually meatheads from the unforgiving freak show that was pre-Giuliani New York. Violent crime was rampant, public services were ser ... More >>
Churchill's, home to all Miami's punks.One day soon, a flood may come and drown all of Miami in the Biscayne Bay, but for now, the city stinks, God is broke, and the youth are getting restless. The politicians hate the workers and the poor, the pigs take every opportunity to slam your face in the ... More >>
Photo by Kitty KaaosRaging punks at Chum Bucket's comp release back in Decemeber 2010.Who are Miami Chum Bucket and what are they doing in Allapattah? They are house punks, skaters, workers, drifters, schoolies, and grads. They are dropouts, misfits, fuck-ups, uglies, and normals. They are play ... More >>
Frontman Freddy Cricien and Madball.New York hardcore icons Madball and the crowd that goes to see them this Thursday will most likely destroy the Vagabond. We wonder if club owner Carmel Ophir even understands the awesome brutality about to take over his bar. He's gotta know, right? The Ma ... More >>
When you think about the second wave of New York City hardcore, there's Gorilla Biscuits, Youth of Today, Earth Crisis, and scene daddies Agnostic Front. You could casually dismiss Madball for its role in that classic era. And the way I see it, the reason is Madball frontman Freddy Cricien be ... More >>
Photo by Ben ThackerClick here to view all the photos from this event.Agnostic Front, with VietNom, Outbreak, Nobody's Hero, and Trust No OneChurchill's Pub, MiamiFriday, May 14, 2010 Better Than: Next morning, mosh pit ward at Mount Sinai The Review: Utter madness prevailed at Churchill's Fri ... More >>
Photo by Ben ThackerCrossfade Live presents live concert audio from the last nine minutes of Agnostic Front's set from Friday's show at Churchill's. They were celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of their first album, Victim In Pain. They closed out their all old-school set with "Gotta ... More >>
New York City's hardcore legends Agnostic Front will be touring in support of the 25th anniversary of their classic Victim in Pain album, considered by many to be one of the definitive albums of the genre. The band will be playing the entire record--from start to finish--along with other classic ... More >>
To read past installments of South Florida According to Brooklyn, click here.What I would like to talk about this week is what I've realized more recently is the coolest thing about music: the fact that it keeps changing and evolving. It's funny because whatever each generation comes up with, the pr ... More >>
New York City hardcore legends 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 ... More >>
Pure crusty hardcore aggression, 305-style, hits the eastern seaboard on the heels of a No Idea split with Religious as Fuck. Mehkago NT is an admixture of some of South Florida's best known, most notorious HC/punk/sludge/metal musicians. The band features members or ex-members of DNME, Torche ... More >>
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