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Sick Of It All

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Sick Of It All

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La Armada

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Irving Plaza

Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 8:00pm

Advance: $26 / Day of Show: $30

This event is 16+

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Sick Of It All
Living legends are revered for good reason. They are proof of an ideal. They are roots from which future generations grow. When New York City leading lights SICK OF IT ALL formed in 1986, they had no idea they’d be here today, continuing to release spirited, revolution-calling hardcore. Celebrating their 30th anniversary, including a hometown celebration at Webster Hall earlier this year, the New Yorkers show no signs of slowing down, getting soft, or toning down their stand-proud mentality. The bands last album “The Last Act of Defiance”, released in 2014, featured by 14 anthems of heartful, no-holds-barred hardcore, the group’s 10th full-length is an album only SICK OF IT ALL could make. “We try to vary the songs we write,” drummer Armand Majidi says. “And therefore our albums are also varied. It’s still us writing the music and we want to play to the strengths of the genre. Every artist goes through dry spells, but this wasn’t one. I remember having much harder times with songwriting back in the ‘90s. We write about frustrations a lot, and the world seems to always throw plenty of those at us. Maybe it’s because we’re older and have a keener sense of the matrix, but the blatant alliance between world government and media has given us a wealth of issues to draw from.”
Snapcase
Snapcase

Slapshot
Slapshot

SLAPSHOT is a hardcore band from Boston. The band started in 1985 with Steve Risteen, Mark McKay, Jack "Choke" Kelly and Jon Anastis. The current lineup includes Jack Kelly, Craig Silverman, Ryan Packer, and John Bean. 

La Armada
La Armada

During the early and mid-2000′s La Armada established themselves as one of the most influential bands in the Hardcore/Punk scene in their native Dominican Republic where they played countless shows and notched 2 releases under their belt. In 2007, after making a tough but groundbreaking decision to leave a land where even DIY culture is a commodity and very limited platforms existed to present their music, the band decided to relocate to Chicago.

After becoming immersed in the city’s infamous music scene and touring extensively around the country, the band became exposed to distinct subgenres including grindcore, powerviolence, crust-punk and traditional hardcore & metal sounds. These influences, fused with the band’s native tendencies towards the intricate percussion lines present in Latin music, have developed into their first proper release, a self-titled 11 song vinyl, which delivers crushing bursts of what the band has affectionately coined “Latino Hardcore Fury”. Released in late March 2012 on behalf of the Memphis, TN label Fat Sandwich Records this album successfully manages to possess the brutality and energy that bleeds out of their live shows night after night. Recorded, mixed and mastered by longtime friend and collaborator, Juan Carlos “Kanky” Lora (Marc Rizzo, Kingdom of Sorrow, Cavalera conspiracy, Jasta), the record will have you raising your eyebrows and fists with its aggressive riffs, intricate song structures, piercing vocals, and driving rhythm section.

Backing up their musical delivery are sharp witted lyrics that touch on a variety of pertinent social issues such as immigration rights, globalization, and class struggle in general, the band takes on a cynical perspective on governmental authority and phoney corporate “first world” activism. Along with many of their Chicago predecessors La Armada is unwilling to compromise their native Spanish language in their music; the band addresses this usually recognized linguistic barrier by taking their live set on the road. With an extensive touring background that has taken them to every corner of the US, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic; and now with an album that truly personifies the band’s sound, La Armada will now be touring full time visiting the rest of Latin America, Mexico, Canada and Europe.