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BARGE bringing back good memories of early 80s Boston hardcore scene

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Richmond, VA’s BARGE deliver a 2 song promo recording, featuring a killer cover of “Get Out” by MADBALL. Grave Mistake Records have got a brand new 12″ from BARGE coming out before the year is up. They will also have copies of this new tape on their tour with HARD STRIPES and PURE DIGUST which begins next week! See the detail below.

Richmond, VA’s Barge will be joining DC’s Pure Disgust this weekend for a month long U.S. Tour this summer. Barge’s debut 7″ EP, No Gain, was released on Vinyl Conflict in 2013, and when they return from tour they will be putting the final touches on twelve new tracks for their upcoming LP, due out early 2016.

In the meantime, we’ve posted up some new tracks – early mixes of two songs that will appear on the LP.  You can check those out for free download at the Grave Mistake Bandcamp page.  The band will also have a tape available on their tour.

For the unacquainted, Barge brings the blistering speed and ferocity of classics like INFEST and NO COMMENT, while laying you out flat with heavy breaks reminiscent of classic early 80’s Boston.  Their intensity both live and on record is the reason they are one of the best hardcore bands coming out of RVA these days.

The first stop this weekend will be at Atlanta’s Burning, a new fest whose inaugural year includes a plethora of Atlanta bands (GG King, Mercenary, Slugga, G.H.B. Paradox) plus Blood Pressure, Chain Rank, Pure Disgust, Barge, Wet Brain, Skemata, and more. Richmond VA’s Hard Stripes will also be joining the tour for several weeks.

Pure Disgust recently released their 2nd EP, Chained, on Katorga Works last month, and their debut 7″ is also now back in print. They also contributed a track to The Red Line DC Hardcore Compilation Tape, which features Red Death, Protester, Stand Off, Genocide Pact, and more. Hard Stripes released their debut EP on Vinyl Conflict in late 2013, and their 2nd EP on Triple B Records in 2014.

Tour Dates:

Friday, June 26-Atlanta, GA @ Mammal Gallery w/ Wet Brain, Rubbish, Dernier Combat, Harsh Words

Saturday, June 27-Houston, TX @ Black Barbie w/ Common Ignorance, United Races, Dress Code, Paranoid Chant *

Sunday, June 28-Austin, TX @ The Mohawk w/ Impalers, Breakout, Concrete *

Monday, June 29-Ft. Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill w/ The Sentenced, Kept In Line *

Tuesday, June 30-Las Cruces, NM @ Haphazard Hall w/ Missing Link, Slow Eater *

Wednesday, July 1-Phoenix, AZ @ 51 West Venue w/ Sex Prisoner, Humiliation *

Thursday, July 2-San Diego, CA @ Legend Records w/ Cold Stare, Drug Control *

Friday, July 3-La Puente, CA @ Bridgetown DIY w/ Convict *

Saturday, July 4-LA, CA @ East 7th w/ Fury, Free At Last, Burst of Rage, Lock *

Sunday, July 5-Bakersfield, CA @ Babylon *

Monday, July 6-San Jose, CA @ San Jose Rock Shop w/ I.C.E., Subtle Violence *

Tuesday, July 7-San Francisco, CA @ TBA w/ Scalped *

Wednesday, July 8-Oakland, CA @ 1-2-3-4 Go! Records w/ Burnt Books *

Thursday, July 9-Portland, OR @ The Know w/ Cum *

Friday, July 10-Olympia, WA @ Old School Pizzeria w/ Gag *

Saturday, July 11-Seattle, WA @ Nuthole w/ Bricklayer *

Sunday, July 12-Boise, ID @ Feral House w/ Left Astray, Twat Trap, ForcedxIdentity

Monday, July 13-Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court w/ Ceremony

Tuesday, July 14-Denver, CO @ Seventh Circle Music Collective w/ Cadaver Dog, Negative Degree, Culture Shock

Wednesday, July 15-Kansas City, MO @ Sandbox w/ Reality Abuse, Organ Trail

Thursday, July 16-Minneapolis, MN @ Rathole w/ Lard Boys, Much Worse

Friday, July 17-Milwaukee, WI @ Cocoon Room w/ Falter, Short Walk, Writhin’

Saturday, July 18-Chicago, IL @ The 2040 w/ Sin Orden, Public Assault

Sunday, July 19-Indianapolis, IN @ TBA w/ Social Damage

Monday, July 20-Columbus, Ohio @ Legion of Doom w/ TBA

Tuesday, July 21-Buffalo, NY @ Sugar City

Wednesday, July 22-Boston, MA @ The Boiler Room w/ I.C.E

Thursdsay, July 23 – Easthampton, MA @The Flywheel w/ Chemiplastica

Friday, July 24-New York City, NY @ Palisades w/ Concealed Blade, NYC Headhunters

Be sure to check out more sick tunes from BARGE! “No Gain” (2013) was a killer follow up to the band’s 2012 “No Gain” EP

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