Reunion Mania



Last month when Madball frontman Freddy let slip some of the bands playing this year’s Black N Blue Bowl, it was clear that the highly anticipated New York hardcore event was going to be awesome. BNB Productions subsequently confirmed that Cro-Mags, Madball, Skarhead, Wisdom in Chains, and Trapped Under Ice would all play the May 15th event at Webster Hall (formerly The Ritz, a legendary New York City venue), but as per the flyer above a few more solid acts have been added, including H2O (who blew me away at their show a couple months ago) and Cruel Hand. But perhaps the biggest surprise was that long-dormant hardcore act Yuppicide will reunite at the BNB Bowl for their first show in twelve years. Vocalist Jesse Jones, who years ago dismissed the idea of a reunion, has “eaten his words.”

After 12 years of silence we’ve decided to take a trip down memory lane and play some shows. We’re planning on a few East Coast locations, and a short trip to Europe (tentatively in October). Pete couldn’t join us on drums due to family commitments, so Gringo Star from The Muggs and Caught in a Trap is ferociously learning the set for the next show.

Last time I saw Yuppiecide, it was at Irving Plaza, and if I’m not mistaken they were opening for the Lunachicks. Their set was intense, and I made sure to thank them with a t-shirt purchase. Hopefully I can dig that one out of storage in time for the show.

If you’re as pumped about this gig as me, you’d better get your tickets soon. Pitchfork NY (not to be confused with that other Pitchfork out there hipstering it up in Chicago) is selling them online, and locals can pick theirs up at select stores in New York. Oh, and here’s a trailer for the event!


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