For December RtBE is having a special focus with our Full Show Friday's. This month we will showcase live shows, that we were at and also were huge influences on our musical tastes. We will also be trying to get some outside perspectives when we can. This will be a fun and personal month for us, hope you enjoy.
Here we go with NYHC. After moving to NYC we became great friends with a few people in the hardcore scene, namely Mr. Glen Lorieo. Glen took us to many amazing shows, and a band we rarely missed play live was NRSV, No Redeeming Social Value, who quickly became one of our favorite groups in any genre or era.
These punks from Queens had a great sense of humor, kick ass riffs and heavy as hell low end which combined for the perfect melange of sonic happiness to these ears. The energy let off was a joy and the live experience was always a blast. One show in particular took place out in deepest darkest Castle Heights. The band was opening for Shutdown and did one of the coolest things we have ever seen an opening band do...they covered Shutdown's best song before they themselves could play it on stage.
Mike Dean Kent Scott and Pete ran through an energetic set of their songs as well and drunkenly the crowd ate it up. This skinny bald head included. This is one of the videos in this series where yours truly is directly visible throughout. Ahh twenty pounds lighter and no hair..those were the days. Glen was there as well, unfortunately not on camera, but he one upped us by actually becoming the drummer for NRSV, keeping this band rocking to the present day.
The set below is awesome, here comes the madness straight from 1997, Enjoy: