BOLD / SEARCH / RESTRAINING ORDER - Friday October 26, at State House, New Haven
Fernando Pinto Presents: BOLD / SEARCH / RESTRAINING ORDER
Friday October 26, at State House, New Haven
Doors 7:30pm - Showtime 8:30pm
Tickets $15. In advance $20. DOS
Formed in 1985 by four disaffected thirteen year olds, BOLD began life as Crippled Youth. The band first caught the attention of the thriving mid-80s hardcore scene with the release of their nine song e.p., Join The Fight, which along with brother band, Youth of Today helped define the look, message and sound of what would become known as Youth Crew hardcore. Shortly after the release of Join The Fight, the band changed its name and released the landmark NYHC L.P. Speak Out on Revelation Records. Non-stop live shows expanded the bands reach and cemented them among the most influential groups of their time. In 1989 BOLD recruited guitarist Tom Capone for the release of what would become, at its time, their swan song - the eponymous 7, which would later be re-released as Looking Back. This record marked a distinct sonic and lyrical progression; anticipating the more technical components of what would follow in hardcore of the 90s, while at the same time, pre-figuring many hallmarks of what would soon inform post-hardcore.
From the remnants of such seminal New Jersey Straight Edge bands as Turning Point, Floorpunch, Hands Tied and Mouthpiece comes the five piece unit known as SEARCH. Much like the bands from which they spawned, SEARCH kicks out a classic style of East Coast Hardcore thats lean, mean and created with the intent to elicit the type of sing-a-longs and stage dives you would have expected to witness on Sunday afternoons of yesteryear.
But this is no nostalgia act. While the six songs of their debut seven-inch 'Between The Lines' (Revelation Records) are a testament to a specific style and sound of Hardcore, SEARCH most definitely exist in the here and now with a timeless message that is still as relevant and important as it was when the members themselves discovered it in their teens. And now, thirty years strong, here they are: SEARCH.
+ Restraining Order
Restraining Order formed in January 2017 after the band members made it their New Years Resolution to start a 1982 style hardcore punk band. Within a few weeks, the band played their first show at a pizza restaurant in Poughkeepsie, NY without even having a band name nor a demo out. Eventually deciding on the name Restraining Order, the band released their demo tape in March of 2017. Heavily influenced by original hardcore movers and shakers such as Minor Threat, Circle Jerks and Jerrys Kids, Restraining Order took their 82 style and added just enough 77 punk attitude and garage rock hooks to stand out among todays crop of retro style hardcore punk bands. The demo was self-recorded by the band at their homebase, Gate 4 Studio in West Springfield, MA.
Despite only being a band for a year, members of Restraining Order have spent the past decade playing in New England area hardcore bands such as Violence To Fade, Alert, Palehorse, Depths of Reality, Maniac, and Revenge. With a history of playing in bands together, Restraining Order has a clear musical chemistry and are able to write fast and catchy hardcore songs with relative ease. Hot off the heels of both their Demo and Something for the Youth promo cassette, Restraining Order
The State House (View)
294 State St.
New Haven, CT 06510