Sick of It All, Outbreak, Mother of Mercy, Noose | Subterranean | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader

Sick of It All, Outbreak, Mother of Mercy, Noose Early Warnings (Music) Soundboard Recommended

When: Sun., Jan. 16, 7 p.m. 2011

Any band that could shove, slam, and spin-kick their way to the forefront of the thriving 80s New York hardcore scene—which at the time included the likes of Agnostic Front, Warzone, and Gorilla Biscuits—had to have the right balance of rage and fortitude. Queens outfit Sick of It All have racked up 25 years together, going without a lineup change since 1993, and last year they released their ninth studio album, Based on a True Story (Century Media), proving that you're never too old to wear camo shorts with a basketball jersey. And their rage hasn't faded any either: brothers Lou and Pete Koller still anchor a classic wrecking-ball style that pairs chugging breakdowns and sing-along group shouts with furious thrash and gravelly vocals. Old-school hardcore and youth-crew bands keep reuniting and disappearing again, but Sick of It All have never stopped repping the New York hardcore sound they helped create. Outbreak, Mother of Mercy, and Noose open. 17+.
—Kevin Warwick

Price: $15, $17 in advance

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