Freddy Alva’s Top 12 of the Year
The Urban Styles, and longtime No Echo contributor, shares his year-end musical picks.
Urban Styles Mixtape: Soundtrack to the Graffiti In NYHC Book
Featuring a spoken word intro by Chaka Malik from Burn.
Matinee: All Ages on the Bowery, by Drew Carolan
A book that captures the punks, skinheads, and assorted misfits at the dawn of the CBGB's hardcore scene.
Scene Crime, 2017 Demo (Self-Released, 2017)
Members of Life's Blood, NY Wolfpack, and The Disenchanted bust it out Albany Style in 2017.
Life’s Blood: Born Out of Chaos, Doomed to Failure
Jason O'Toole, Adam Nathanson, Neil Burke, and Sean Murphy died for your sins in 1988 AD Hardcore.
Vitriolic War Prayers: Born Against Flyer Art
Founding guitarist Adam Nathanson on some of the stories behind the imagery he created for the band.
The History of Nemesis Records, by Patrick Kitzel (Reaper Records, 2017)
A deep dive into the label (and man) behind records by Insted, Brujeria, Uniform Choice, and much more.
A Death in Queens
On what would have been his 49th birthday, an old friend pays tribute to a NYC original.
45 Adapters, They Call it Justice (Contra Records/Longshot Music, 2016)
NYC's premier maximum R&B/Oi! outfit drops some new vinyl with purpose.
Crown Court, Capital Offence (Katorga Works, 2016)
The young British Oi! outfit keeps the classic bootboy tradition alive.
Javier Villegas (Born Against, Cattle Press, Iabhorher, Our Gang)
"The first albums I ever owned on vinyl were Love Gun and Alive!, by KISS."
Catastrophic Visions: Industrial Noise in 1990s Peru
Digging deep into some of South America's harshest sounds.
Chris Fist (The Wilding Incident, Clenched Fist, Breakdown, Mental Abuse, Life’s Blood)
A diehard on the halcyon days of NYHC.
New Breed Documentary 1989 Theme: Exclusive Premiere
The most gritty hardcore from New York City.
On Suffering Remembered: Rorschach’s Needlepack 25th Anniversary
The story behind the influential record, as told by its members and close associates.