Thursday, July 31, 2008

NEW CROWN OF KINGS

HERE - Ex-Death Threat. You get the idea.

"HIPSTER: THE END OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION"

Humorous article from Adbusters on the rise of the "hipster" and what it says about our future. Hipster: The End of Western Civilization.

Standing outside an art-party next to a neat row of locked-up fixed-gear bikes, I come across a couple girls who exemplify hipster homogeneity. I ask one of the girls if her being at an art party and wearing fake eyeglasses, leggings and a flannel shirt makes her a hipster.
“I’m not comfortable with that term,” she replies.

OBITUARY UPDATE

Obituary, the self-proclaimed Heaviest Band in the World and one of my personal favorites, has issued the following update:

"We flew from Tampa to New York to Frankfurt to Copenhagen and then to Vilnius, Lithuania to make it to the first show of this third and final leg of our European summer festival tour. We lost our luggage, equipment and Frank [Watkins, bass] on the way, but everything and everyone eventually made it. This was our first time being in Lithuania and we thank all of you that came out to the show!

"Today we are in Holland for the Zwarte Cross Festival and this should be awesome. Along with the music there is motocross and all kinds of other extreme sports going on. This is our first time playing this festival, and we have the next few days off, so we will get a chance to hang out today and party a little bit after the show.

"We will spend our next few days off in Holland before making our way to Finland for the next show. It has been a while since we were in Helsinki, so I hope you all come out to see us.

"We also have copies of the new 'Left to Die' EP with us, so I hope you grab one of those while they last!!!!!"

SOURCE: The Gauntlet

BROOK TALKS ABOUT HIS TATTOOS

Brook Lund: From Rags to Riches


Word on the street is that the solo album is coming along very well. In-the-studio footage coming soon.

GET TO KNOW YOUR CITY

NAME THAT BAND

ALL OUT WAR REPRESS

Pick up the long-awaited re-issue of All Out War's Hymns of the Apocalypse 7" at Trip Machine Laboratories.

A COP COLLISION THAT CASEY CAN GET BEHIND

"Oooh, No, No"

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

SLEEPING GIANT VIDEO! (AND RANDOM NEWS)

I've been slowly editing this stuff down over the past couple of weeks, and now I finally have one song from the Sleeping Giant show finished. It took three hours to upload to vimeo (damn public internet) but it's finally done and up for your viewing pleasure.


Sleeping Giant - Behold the Pale Horse from Grudge City Activities on Vimeo.

Among other things, I've just returned from Comic Con and have a ton of video that's slowly but surely coming together. I'll post it here when it's done. And as soon as I can find a quicker internet connection, more videos will be up at out Vimeo homepage. Check back. I promise they're coming.

HEY, GIVE US A HAND...

So, shows are back on the rise, people are getting stoked on local bands again, and we need an amp. If you have a line on a 2000 to 3000 watt amp for a good price(free works aswell) you should drop a line to myself or Mr. Dan "The Most" Fletcher. We could really use your help, any offered will be much appreciated.

THE STRONGARM OF THE LAW

This cop reported that the biker was weaving dangerously through traffic and ran into him. The kid spent a night in jail facing assault charges. Right.

THIS BAND RULES

If you liked Revelation Records' 90s post-hardcore/indie rock releases, you're Nate Steele or you're Clinton, check out End of a Year.

CAUGHT IN A MOSH


Band slays. Still got it.

LOL at the "I'm getting too old for this shit" face at 4:35.

CITY CREEK FOREST FIRE


A TANKER PLANE DROPS A PLUME OF FIRE RETARDANT Tuesday afternoon on a brush fire near City Creek Canyon north of Salt Lake City that consumed at least 175 acres. About 94 firefighters were at the scene Tuesday, along with four single-engine tankers, two heavy tankers, and two helicopters.

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune


Anybody's house burn down?

UNDERDOG AT SOUND & FURY!!!

Hey Park City! As fun as it looked?

SALT LAKE NAMED "BEST CITY FOR JOBS"

For the 2nd time in 5 years by Forbes Magazine.


Salt Lake City, in all its tech-job abundance, looks like it will remain No. 1 since Forbes.com's most recent ranking.

Median Household Income Rank: 33
Unemployment Rank: 2
Income Growth Rank: 8
Cost Of Living Rank: 41
Job Growth Rank: 8

SALT LAKE NAMED "BEST CITY IN AMERICA"

By GCA.

GUNS N ROSES COVER ATTITUDE?



Live in Argentina '92

RISE & FALL AT SOUND & FURY

Remember when these guys played at Vortex? So good.

ROLLINS #05


NOVEMBER 10 - MURRAY THEATER

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

NEW RELEASES 07-29-08












NEW OVERCAST (SORTA)


Overcast has posted a re-recorded version of the song "Root Boot Apollo" from the band's forthcoming Metal Blade release, Reborn to Kill Again, on its MySpace page. The album is made up of re-recorded Overcast-related classics with two new tracks. "Root Boot Apollo" also appeared on Shadows Fall's The Art of Balance.

TRAPPED UNDER ICE AT SOUND & FURY

Trapped Under Ice will be playing September 10th at Club Sound with Terror, The Warriors, Death Before Dishonor and CDC.

TRASH TALK'S RECORD COVER AT SOUND & FURY FEST

Backed.

RHINOCEROS POSTS NEW SONGS







Check out tracks from Rhinoceros' new EP here.

And catch the band at Artopia August 26th.

UPCOMING SHOWS


REFLECT
RESTRAINED

THE SEPARATION
REACH


REAL SALT LAKE: NO. 1 IN THE WEST






How're your nuts feelin' now FC Dallas?

STREAM THE NEW CARPATHIAN LP

Recently signed to Deathwish Inc. Australian. Heavy. Dark. Melodic. Epic. Sometimes Fast. Sometime Slow. Fans of Verse/Comeback Kid/This Is Hell will dig. Here.

Monday, July 28, 2008

NEW SONG FROM THE DEAD SEE

"Sheol"

For fans of Neurosis, Today is the Day


GET TATTOOED AT 11TH STREET...

Or this could be you.

CHEREM - "RETRIBUTION" - SHOWCASE THEATER

GCA'S TREVOR HALE IS SLC'S GUITAR HERO

While a number of gnarly shredders were a part of this poll, Trevor's dedication to playing hardcore in Salt Lake City, as both a full time member and a life saving fill-in, earned him the gold. Here's just a sampling for of the Grudge City acts he's done time with...


Full-Time

Rhythm & Rhymes
Renaldo & the Smoothies
Dead Last
78 Days After Death
Opened Up
Cherem
Skeiff d' Bargg
Arkham Asylum
Tamerlane
Cool Your Jets
Collapse
Part-Time/Guest Spots

Up River
Aftermath
Dogwelder

Isaiah - Omega Red/Dogwelder/Reflect
3 (4%)
Billy - Deadfall/78 Days A.D./Up River
7 (9%)
Trevor - Opened Up/Cherem/Tamerlane/Collapse
22 (30%)
Ed - Arkham Asylum/Tamerlane
16 (22%)
The Dude - Up River/The Meadows
0 (0%)
Matt - Grace from Gallows/The Masses/Cool Your Jets
7 (9%)
Marshall - DPI/Cool Your Jets/Murdock
6 (8%)
Austin - Cherem/Gutshot
5 (6%)
Nathan - City to City/Collapse
3 (4%)
Mike - Pushing Up Daisies/Glacial
3 (4%)

GORILLA BISCUITS. SO CAL. OCTOBER.


Discuss road trip details in the comments...

DEATHWISH SIGNS BOSTON'S NEW LOWS

Good band. Good news. New Lows.


Sunday, July 27, 2008

DANNY P'S HIP-HOP DROP 01


Check out "Quiznos Poppin" by Nasty Teeth cuz Danny says so.


DEDICATED TO LATECOMERS AND THOSE WHO FEAR OUR STYLES SECTION

THE TALE OF THE IDAHO REFUGEES REPOST



IDAHO REFUGEES from Grudge City Activities on Vimeo.

ROLLINS #04


NOVEMBER 10 - MURRAY THEATER

YOUTH OF TODAY AT SPEEDWAY CAFE


Circa '90

Saturday, July 26, 2008

WOOP WOOP MAGIC MATT

GET INTO IT

NEW KNOW THE SCORE JAM


Here.

From MySpace: "Influences: OLC, JUDGE, RINGWORM, S.O.D."

Sweet.

AFTERMATH SHIRTS STILL AVAILABLE

Pick up this slick Aftermath of a Trainwreck shirt from New Age Records. Instant scene points.


NPH IS DEAD. SORRY SIAS.

NAPALM DEATH PREPARES NEW ALBUM


"As always, when trying to decide when we should enter the studio, we threw a dart at a dartboard and, sadly, for all our sanities' sakes, it landed on a date which was sooner rather than later. It's all working out good with about 10-12 songs complete thus far. It will be intense, naturally, and like always we'll be looking to move things along a notch production-wise and stylistically. Conceptually, it will, generally speaking, be a tale of analyzing life and stripping it back to the point where I'm asking the question: why are we killing ourselves to get ahead and not appreciating the real simplistic, beautiful things around us? If that sounds hippy-ish, I don't care, haha."



"When All is Said and Done" from the band's last album Smear Campaign:


THE MORNING AFTER: MURPHY'S LAW


If you missed it you missed one hell of a party.

Friday, July 25, 2008

NEW BITTER END SONG

HERE
For fans of 80s NYHC.

CAN'T SLOW DOWN

Remember how good this band was?

CHEREM INTERVIEW


Here. Done by Andy of Time for Change/Glory Kid Records.


Andy is also releasing a 12" split from Restrained and The Separation who'll be playing Artopia August 18th with REFLECT!

PANTY RAID! TONIGHT. BAR DELUXE. 9 P.M.

Bar Deluxe is at 666 South State Street. Sadly the show's 21+ so snag an I.D. stat.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

MAYBE GATES AND BLOOMBERG SHOULD THROW SOME $$$ INTO GETTING THESE ELEPHANTS OFF THE SAUCE INSTEAD

SPEAKING OF MURPHY'S LAW


NEW YORK HARDCORE ON DONAHUE - 1986





"I don't know how a guy in a $300 suit can know anything about hardcore."

MURPHY'S LAW - TOMORROW NIGHT

ROLLINS #03


NOVEMBER 10 - MURRAY THEATER


STRAIGHTEDGE BILLIONAIRES?

Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg have pooled $500 million dollars to launch a global, anti-smoking campaign.

The World Health Organization estimates that tobacco will kill up to a billion people in the 21st century, 10 times as many as it killed in the 20th.

While smoking's a bummer, I think this planet would be a lot better off with a billion or so less people crammed onto it. Call me an asshole.

REVIVER GARAGE SALE

Reviver is selling tons of stuff. Get at it here.

RINGWORM MUSIC VIDEO

From their latest abum, The Venomous Grand Design.

SHOW: REFLECT, RESTRAINED, THE SEPARATION



Angriest Show Ever. Artopia. August 18th.




LISTEN TO THESE BANDS!

THIS GUY'S HARD

"Turn it the fuck off. I can't stand it. It's cuckoo."



Courtesy: World Moves Fast

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - THOM GREEN OF SLEEPING GIANT - REPOST

Things move quickly here at GCA. You can always access our features on the right and our back posts below.

But here's a repost of our interview with Thom Green of Sleeping Giant for those who may have missed it.



Thom Green Interview from Grudge City Activities on Vimeo.

RUSSIA TO BAN EMO

From NME Magazine:

A new Russian law could make being an emo kid illegal in the eastern European country.

Legislation is currently being formulated in Russia to heavily regulate emo websites and ban emo and goth dress style in schools and government buildings.

The new laws are apparently being driven by fears that these "dangerous teen trends" encourage depression and suicide.

WINDS OF PLAGUE VIDEO BANNED BY MTV

So here it is...


Word on the street is that it was banned for lameness.

Grudge City Affiliation: Winds of Plague initally released music on Salt Lake's long gone XLife Sentence RecordsX. The label also released material from Lifeless, Triphammer, Clear, Torn Apart, Excessive Force, Grimlock, Aftershock, Overcome, 18 Visions, It Dies Today and Deathstar before fading into oblivion.

SAN DIEGO COMIC CON!


I know the majority of you could care less, but I, Trevor Hale, am holding court at the world's largest comic convention in San Diego, California this weekend.

I've got a video camera and plan on finding Glen Danzig and his super metal art booth and coercing him into an interview. I'm sure there will be other humerous/entertaing stuff happening and you'll be able to hear all about it, because I'm doing live updates on my personal blog at www.trevorhale.com, so head over and check it out all weekend.

I don't want to intrude on the Grudge City regulars that only come here for HC news, but if I find anything insanely cool I'll post it here.

Stay tuned.

THIS TIME TOMORROW MUSIC VIDEO

TTT will be playing Brook's Birthday Bash at Artopia on August 15th.

SUPREME x BAD BRAINS

In honor of the Bad Brains' influence on the world of skateboarding and street style, Supreme has created a new line of BB inspired wears.

VANS x BAD BRAINS

In honor of the Bad Brains' influence on the world of skateboarding and street style, Vans has created a new line of BB inspired wears.


CHEREM @ VORTEX 2006

WHY SO SERIOUS?


DARK KNIGHT SPAWNS DESIGNER TOYS


Interested? MEDICOM TOY

LISTEN TO TRASH TALK'S NEW ALBUM IN ITS ENTIRETY



Tuesday, July 22, 2008

NEW SHOOT TO KILL SONG FEATURING DWID



PARTY TIME


SPREAD THE WORD


THURSDAY. DE LA SOUL. GALLIVAN PLAZA.


FREE.


FORGET WHAT WE POSTED LAST WEEK. WE WERE ILL INFORMED.

Sorry if you had to sit through some sappy indie rock concert last Thursday. This time it's for real.

STARKWEATHER

No explanation necessary.

ROLLINS #02


NOVEMBER 10 - MURRAY THEATER


NEWS FOR IDAHO DAN AND FELLOW ANGLERS

Utah Supreme Court: Use of public waterways includes streambeds - even on private land

Fishing enthusiasts are giddy over a Utah Supreme Court decision that allows the public onto streams that flow through private property.

"This is something that will just make the angling community do back flips," said Ed Kent, chair of the Utah Anglers Coalition, said of Friday's ruling.

Get the scoop here!

RELAX

OUT TODAY