Paint It Black

Philly hardcore juggernaut Paint It Black is touring in support of its latest album, New Lexicon, and the chance to see these boys tear it up is reason enough to check out the show. But the presence of two phenomenal Central Florida punk bands on the bill should seal the deal. Monikers is headed by ex-Discount guitarist Ryan Seagrist, and the band's noisy, chaotic take on rollicking, post-Jawbreaker melodic punk is truly a sight to behold. New Mexican Disaster Squad has emerged from a recent hiatus and continues to peddle its ferocious, audience-baiting take on '80s hardcore. The group's last two full-lengths (on Jade Tree and Anti-Flag's label) have somehow managed to fly under the punk-rock radar, which is a true shame; when these guys take the stage, one is instantly reminded of the uplifting, fuck-the-world joy that most punk bands fail to deliver.

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Jason Ferguson