It has been a while since I have trekked over to Dayton for a show, but as soon as I found out Seasons After would be playing Oddbody's (formerly McGuffey's) on June 5 I knew there was no way I was going to miss them. Shortly after I discovered Seasons
Columbus, Ohio, seems like an unlikely place for a hardcore punk band with more fury than most East Coast muscle. The power this band emits from their self-titled album released last fall on A389 to the uber-energetic live shows, you cannot deny their integrity.
I had a chance to talk to
Empire of Rats have been on a furious roll lately. A successful line up of shows in support of their album, it all has been dominantly positive in the hardcore punk-o-sphere. The album, released on A389 Records, is as blue collar as anything you would hear come from the East
Suddenly swallowed in darkness, a chillingly perverse childlike voice recites an altered version of "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" as a foggy haze fills the air and you get the feeling you have when you are in some wickedly bizarre dream or even that of the nightmare you had as a
Hurt returned to McGuffy's on April 4, just a few months after their last visit to Dayton. Talking with Victor Ribas (drums) in the parking lot as they arrived at the Venue, coming in from Pittsburgh, he assured me this would be a different show than the last one. As