In spite of some weird controversies (+ here), this year’s edition of This Is Hardcore Fest offered some great musical moments. For their reunion performance and a tribute to Frank “Skip” Candelori (RIP, 2002), TURNING POINT put on an historic show. Both Union Transfer and the Electric Factory venues vibrated to the sounds of YOUTH OF TODAY, GORILLA BISCUITS, BURN and more essential hardcore bands, as well as some of the finest newcomers. Collected below are some of the best amateur videos documenting that performances. Watch and stay tuned for more as this post will be updated regularly.
UPDATES: March 12th: BRUN, DOWN TO NOTHING, INCENDIARY, FULL OF HELL, FREE, and more quality videos added / January 4th: CODE ORANGE KIDS added / November 2nd: TEN TON HAMMER, ANGEL DUST, BREAKDOWN, and BLISTERED quality sets added / October 11th: TURNING POINT / YOUTH OF TODAY quality multi-cam sets by hate5six videgrapher added / August 18th: DULL KNIVES, TIGER FLOWERS, ZAO, ALL ELSE FAILED – more after party videos added / August 16th: LIFELESS added / August 11th: TURNING POINT (full set), YOUTH OF TODAY, FLOORPUNCH and more GORILLA BISCUITS added / August 10th: WISDOM IN CHAINS + more videos from GORILA BISCUITS, THE TROUBLE and KILLING TIME added.
Top photo by Anne Spina / Blow The Scene.
DOWN TO NOTHING:
The entirety of Rob Fish’s speech last night during TURNING POINT, saying what needed to be said in a way that the vast majority of hardcore bands today can not and will not ever say.