We’re all familiar with the ghost stories of NYC venues past. CBGB gets co-opted by John Varvatos — CBGB-ish peddler of Billy Joe Armstrong-approved looks and wares. North 6th is snatched up and scrubbed down by Bowery Presents and Ticketmaster’s hamster-powered server farm. 285 Kent and DBA finally slip into Murdoch’s yawning cultural detritus, with lines of former and future Vice employees lining the South 2nd sidewalks in those final weeks to glean Snapchat capital/”say goodbye”/covertly peruse their new cubicle spaces.
Latest punk ‘darlings’ Hoax ravaged The Acheron last weekend. Watch the entire set below.
House of Vans is hosting a free party this Thursday with 7 Seconds, H2O and Tournament. You can RSVP here. Given the seniority factor it seems hard to believe, but the flyer above suggests that H2O headlines over 7 Seconds.
Full schedule of free 2012 House of Vans parties after the jump…
I can’t think of any better way to spend a Saturday afternoon in mid-December than bro-ing down at a hardcore show at ABC No Rio. And we’re in luck! Tomorrow “the godfathers of technical, melodic metal/hardcore!” Shai Hulud are stopping by the small venue. You might want to stay in tonight and freshen up on your hardcore dance moves. Here’s a video of “My Heart Bleeds the Darkest Blood” to get you psyched.