Friday, April 20, 2012

Cool drawing of me!

My friend Stephanie from Out of Sight is a really awesome artist.  Check out what she drew of me!  This is definitely going to be used on  the site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tim McMahon of Mouthpiece and Double Cross Webzine

Tim McMahon and Mouthpiece
playing at This is Hardcore 2011
Tim McMahon is the lead singer for a few different bands, including New Jersey's Mouthpiece.  They are a really cool band!  He also helps run Double Cross website.  (They are upgrading their website and moving to a new address which you can check out:  Thank you for doing this awesome interview, Mr. McMahon.

PMAKid: You have been in a few bands like Mouthpiece, Hands Tied and Triple Threat. It has been about 20 years since you were playing in Mouthpiece. What are you doing musically today?

Mr. McMahon: Last year the Youth Of Today guys asked if Mouthpiece would be interested in doing a handful of dates with them on the east and west coast. Considering Youth Of Today are easily one of our biggest influences and one of the most important bands in hardcore, we pulled Mouthpiece out of retirement and made it happen. For the first time since we broke up in 1996, we were able to get our guitarist, Matt Wieder, out of Indiana and back on the road with us, as well as other original members, Chris Schuster on guitar, Jason Jammer on drums and long time Mouthpiece roadie, friend and reunion show bassist, Ed McKirdy. In reality, this 2011-2012 line up ended up being the strongest and hardest hitting line up that we've ever had. We ended up doing two shows in Pomona California, one show in Oakland California, one show in Washington DC, one show in Philadelphia, one show in New York City and one show in Brooklyn, all with Youth Of Today and all were a lot of fun.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Lou Koller from NYHC band Sick Of It All

Lou Koller of Sick Of It All
Lou Koller is the lead singer for the band Sick Of It All.  They have been playing hardcore music for a long time.  I did not really know them very well until I saw the H2O video for "What Happened?" where Lou Koller and Matt Skiba were doing guest vocals.  Thanks to Jordan Cooper from Revelation Records and Nathan Gluck from Good Fight Entertainment for helping me to get this interview!!

PMAKid: You have been singing for Sick of it All since the mid-1980s (my dad even saw you guys play at CBGBs a long time ago). A lot of the early hardcore bands played for a few years and then broke up (except for reunion shows and stuff). How is it that Sick of it All has been going strong for so many years?

Mr. Koller: We simply found something we loved and wanted to do for a living. We are lucky that we found this and stuck with it. Even when times were bad and there was little to no money coming in, we stuck with it. I can't tell you how many years we would work all week just to afford to go on tour. Then get home from the weekend tour at like 3 or 4 am monday to be up for work by 6 am. We just had so much fun and loved that we got to travel and meet people from all walks of life that we just kept going.