Black n’ Blue Bowl festival 2015 will take place Saturday, May 16th and Sunday, May 17th at Webster Hall in New York City! The sick line up detailed below features New York hardcore legends from BURN (!!!), THE REGULATORS, which are basically the good old BAD BRAINS with Mr John Joseph (CRO-MAGS) on vocals, CANDIRIA, CRUMBSUCKERS, and a hell of a lot more amazing bands, featuring both veteran daddies and fresh blood! See the details below.
The annual Black N’ Blue Bowl will be taking place this weekend in New York City at Webster Hall.
Headlining Saturday night’s show will be The Regulators, which is composed of Darryl Jenifer and Dr. Know (of the Bad Brains) along with John Joseph and Mackie Jayson (of the Cro-Mags). Hailing from two essential Hardcore bands and performing classic fan-favorite material, this is sure to be an incendiary set. Co-headlining the Saturday show will be genre-defying Brooklyn outfit, Candiria with their first official show in close to a decade.
The Sunday, May 17th performance will include the long-awaited return of BURN as well as Long Island Crossover kings, Crumbsuckers.
Other performers for the weekend include Dave Smalley (of Dag Nasty/Down By Law fame), Sick Of It All, Madball, Turnstile, Earth Crisis, Fury Of Five, The Rival Mob, 100 Demons, Suburban Scum, Bitter End, Agents Of Man, The Wilding Incident (fronted by Lord Ezec of Skarhead/Crown of Thornz) and many more.
“Hardcore music has been instrumental in my life and I’m excited about getting on stage with Gavin again,” says Burn frontman Chaka Malik. “Much respect to the folks at Black and Blue for the work they’ve been doing. Keeping a viable platform for bands and people in the culture to experience what’s been a big part of many of our lives is really important. The old Ritz is a fitting venue for Burn to bring the energy we were known for in the past.”
Says Burn guitarist Gavin Van Vlack: “We’ve been approached to do this for well over a decade and it never felt like it was the right time. Finally the stars have aligned at a time when it all feels so right; where the pure desire that Chaka and I have to play these songs has come to fruit. It’s an honor to work with Black N Blue as well—they’ve put so much blood and sweat into supporting this culture of ours. Excited would be a massive understatement about how I feel about doing this.”
Photo: Harrison A.W Corwin.
Here’s the full lineup!
Saturday, May 16th 2015
Darryl Jenifer + Dr. Know + John Joseph + Mackie Jayson
Members of Bad Brains + Cro-Mags Performing Bad Brains
AGENTS OF MAN
THE WILDING INCIDENT
DEVIL IN ME
BOOZE & GLORY
Sunday, May 17th 2015
Special Guest Exclusive Appearance
SICK OF IT ALL
THE RIVAL MOB
FURY OF FIVE
Performing Dag Nasty + All + Down By Law
WISDOM IN CHAINS
Black’n’Blue Productions team caught up with Candiria guitarist John LaMacchia, who had this to say about their appearance at this years BNB Bowl:
“The band is extremely excited that this is finally happening. Candiria has been asked to play the Black and Blue Bowl every year for the past four or so and each year we’ve been bummed that we’ve had to say no for one reason or another. They always put together such a great lineup and we’ve always wanted to be a part of it. Now the band is back together and we couldn’t think of a better way to kick things off than to share the stage with some great bands at the BnB Bowl this May.”