Mr. Joe Hardcore & Philly Hardcore Shows broke off another incredible line-up at The First Unitarian Church, Saturday, August 6th. NYC’s street punk warriors, The Krays, got things moving from the opening chords and offered an impassioned performance for the early-comers. Pittsburgh’s The Traditionals took the stage next with their patented blend of working-class, old-school hardcore, follwed by North Carolina’s Oi-induced, hardcore-punk rockers Patriot, who kept things moving with their barrage of working-class anthems.
Co-headliners, Murphey’s Law put in one of the best performances I’ve seen from them in a decade. Songs were on point, and energy fed off the raucous crowd for a beer-soaked set that saw cans, fists, guitars, crowd surfers, and saxophones, flying through the packed house. Old Firm Casuals featuring Lars Frederiksen (guitars and vocals) of Rancid, Casey Watson (bass & vocals) who was in hardcore bands Look Back and Laugh and Never Healed, and drummer Paul Rivas (Never Healed), brought the show to a climax with a their East Coast debut. This show marked the band’s first performance outside of the West Coast and Europe- and damn was it worthy East Coast debut. Without further blabber, here is the show in pictures.
All Pictures by Joshua T. Cohen
The Krays – “Your Own Personal War”
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Old Firm Casuals
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