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Youth of Today, Judge, Enforce, and Downfall

The Warehouse

East Cary St., Richmond, VA

From the original Facebook Event:


YOUTH OF TODAY (NYC, Revelation)
JUDGE (NYC, Revelation)

Thursday November 21st, 2019 @ The Warehouse - RVA
7PM Doors // All Ages // No Boozing
$25 ADV // $30 DOS
Advance tickets available at Vinyl Conflict ONLY starting Friday 8/9!

We surely never thought we would have such an insane double-header outside of United Blood in RVA, but the folks over at THE WAREHOUSE (ask a punk) are stepping it up big time to host a pair of true hardcore legends!! YOUTH OF TODAY just sold out 3 nights in a row in their hometown of NYC and 34 years later their world-changing ideas and anthems still ring true to folks whose parents were kids when "Break Down The Walls" came out! They'll be coming down with YOT project band turned fellow dark youth crew veterans JUDGE, also featuring John Porcell (Shelter, Project X, Bold, Gorilla Biscuits) and Sammy Siegler (CIV, Glassjaw, Project X, Side By Side). The lineage of both of these acts can be traced all the way through most of NYC's hardcore, metalcore, crossover and punk scenes and it's only appropriate that ACE XXX EDGE and SLIMEHOLE team up to put them on with a pair of young local crushers with ENFORCED and DOWNFALL! Go bug Bob for tickets at VINYL CONFLICT RECORD STORE on August 5th. No cops no drinks no drugs!!

YOUTH OF TODAY: YOUTH OF TODAY is a Straight Edge hardcore band from New York City. Formed in 1985 by singer Ray Cappo and guitarist John Porcell, they took the core values of straight edge, no drinking, no smoking and no drugs, incorporated no meat eating and set out to change the world. With anthems like Break Down The Walls, Positive Outlook and Make a Change they influenced people’s lives, and left their mark on music, lifestyle and culture for years to come. At a time when there was no template or real infrastructure, they booked their own tours, started record labels, fanzines and developed merchandise. Recent collaborations with top brands such as Vans, Thrasher, NOAH, Supreme and more, speak volumes to how 35 years later, Youth of Today and the esthetic they created is still a relevant force.

Joined by Walter Schreifels on bass in 1986 and Sammy Siegler on drums in 1987, they were the first ever Straight Edge band to tour Europe in 1989. The band released the Disengage 7” in 1991, it was their fourth release before splitting up. The four of them went on to form various influential bands such as Shelter, Quicksand, CIV, Rival Schools, Glassjaw, Gorilla Biscuits, Judge and others. This original line up reformed in 2016 to headline This is Hardcore in Philadelphia, PA, and have been playing select performances ever since.