I wish my band could disappear for 16 years and still come back with an album this good. Thanks Braid, this record kicks so much ass.
Asked by herostratusva
Ya I saw this. I wasn’t there, so I cant necessarily speak to the claims of racism. I love the venue, but I do know that they look down on backing tracks, as I think they should. It’s a punk venue. They SHOULD frown upon tendencies like that. It SHOULD be raw. The other story is comments of people from places like #absolutepunk. I know comments aren’t views of the staff or even the populous. However, I am from this area. Ya, the Merrimac valley hardcore scene pushed guys like me away, but that doesn’t mean that everyone proximal to Boston are bigot racists. Having moved to Seattle when I graduated high school, I cultivated an understanding of what the west coast mentality is. I appreciate it. I understand that the easy coast is a bit more harsh, or even more callous, but in no way does this mean that we are easily classified Into being racists the same as old southern 1900’s esque. Which, in and of itself is typecasting. In summation, ya, it sucks. But anchors up is a great venue. People have off days. Racism is inexcusable. Punk rock is real. Time moves on. Who knows the truth.