Alex Rhema has two back to back shows coming up next month that you should check out. Shit, there’s a TON of shows in March. There’s absolutely no reason to be stuck in your house unless you’re an alchemist trying to turn yourself into a golden fatass slug. If you’re trying that specific thing, I’m… impressed. Otherwise, get up and get out jerks. Both shows are at Haymarket on Market St and are All Ages.
With a name like Stabler, you’d likely expect some no-nonsense, straight to the point enforcement. Well, if you’re a fan of Law & Order: SVU that is. If you’re both a fan of that and hardcore, then you’re in luck as Louisville’s Stabler bring you 10 tracks of straight forward thrashing hardcore with their new release The Squadroom. The songs were recorded by Mike Stewart of the House of Wax and mixed/mastered by Sean Collier. If you’re into the songs, you can see Stabler at Spinelli’s Downtown on Sunday, March 17th with Shook Like Dead Men (OH), They Came Bearing Arms, and Hallows. Keep on the look out for some more soon afterwards and potentially for a limited edition CD of this record at those shows.
Written Off has a new 7″ about to come out on Six Feet Under Records. It’s ready for pre-order on the Six Feet Under Site. From Six Feet Under:
“In the summer of 2009, inspired by the growing scene in Louisville, Written Off began writing music in vein of hardcore most recognized in Boston and other areas of the North East. After self-releasing Louisville Straight Edge demo cassette tape, a self-titled 7″ on Iron Mind Crew Records, and a split with Atlanta’s Out Crowd on Iron Mind Crew/Like Glue Records, Written Off started writing new material that would define their sound and prove to be their best material thus far. In 6 fast paced, straight to the point tracks, Written Off proves with their second self-titled record the potential of Midwest Hardcore in 2013. This is that record.”
Written Off also has a special release of their split 7″ with Outcrowd available. The release is a fundraiser for Nora Jane Worley, a 6-month old with a rare heart defect. Records and more info are available up at the Iron Mind Crew webstore. The limited release has a cover featuring Nora and limited colors.
“After almost 3 years of being a band we have decided to move on. It is a bittersweet feeling for all of us involved. Adam will be moving to California for a great opportunity to further his education, and to continue doing this without him wouldn’t feel right.
A few places/people/bands we’d like to personally thank…The Chestnut House residents, Nick Arone, Brian Cole, LIKE GLUE RECORDS, Another Mistake, Written Off, Vaderbomb, Strange Ways, Mike Stewart and the House of Wax, Out Crowd, Kicked In, Bryan Volz, Josh Raff (sike!), Megan Morgan, Xerxes, all the Indianapolis and Kansas City friends, anyone who ever loved/hated/moshed/partied or whatever with us. It has been real.
Our last two shows will be June 7th at Cahoots with Negative Approach and Black God and a final show in August that is TBA.
Keep supporting Louisville Hardcore. This is still the only life I see fit. Thank you all.”
Moe, Adam, Dustin, Jim, Cam. We will always be Damaged Goods
This’ll probably go down as the show of the Fall. Shit, I wish that was as catchy as “Show of the Summer”. Oh well, fuck it. There will be stage dives, high fives, smelly pits, overly clean dudes, pop punk jumps, angry growls, and pretty much anything most of you would want from a hardcore show regardless of your individual preferences. So try to make it out and support these locals and your pals if you know these guys, and try out something new if you’re not familiar with what’s going on. It’ll also be the 7″ release show for the Out Crowd/Written Off split, a new Enough 7″, and Another Mistake’s ‘Lies For Lust’ 7″. So bring some $$$ to pick up the new releases as well.
I’m going to go ahead and say that even though the flyer states “No fighting, no farting”, that I’m gonna crop dust the shit out of that living room.