I'm happy to be hosting the digital release of Magnitude Fanzine #1. This zine was organized by my good friend Matt Kalbaugh. A few previews shots are below, but the full high-quality .pdf can be downloaded here. Here's the scoop on this publication:
"After months of procrastinating and attempting to put this together
with no prior knowledge of zine making, numerous failed attempts at
Office Depot have led me to release the first (and probably only) issue
of Magnitude via the power of the internet. Contains interviews with
STEP FOR CHANGE (CA), ECOSTRIKE (FL) and REFOCUS (NC), as well as record
reviews and a couple little essays. Enjoy!" - Matt K.
Tampa, FYA 4 is this weekend. You can pick up any Exact Change release from me (Garrett) at any of the following shows. I won't have a table set up but I will have them on me, as well as some other goodies. Come check out Exact Change extended family Substance, Bind, Flamethrower, Klout, Ecostrike and Three Knee Deep. See you at the following shows!
To end of the year, Sick Of Talk will be playing at The Bunker in Ybor with two bands visiting from Washington, D.C., Misled Youth and Iron Cages on Friday December 30th. With Transitions Art Gallery closing it's doors over the summer, Tampa has been in a dire search of a new regular punk and hardcore venue. The Bunker has hosted a few shows so far and all have gone well, so come out and make this one even better than the rest! There is still room for one more band to hop on in the next day or so, leave a comment or shoot me an email if you are interested.
Finally! I have been seeking out the Ego Trip 7" since around this time last year when I uploaded the Beyond Reason 7" and Notes From The South Comp and I finally got my hands on a copy to upload for you all. Big thanks to my friend Bobby J for biting the bullet and getting a discogs account to pick up some old South Florida hardcore (maybe I'll get a discogs... eventually... nahhh) including this 7".
Another Youth Bus Records release, put out in 1991. The record comes with a pretty awesome lyric booklet that I have also included in the download. Two page spread with photo and lyrics for each song. Rich Thurston (Culture, Timescape Zero, etc.) played in this band. Though released in '91 I definitely hear a lot of late 80's hardcore influence on this record. Can't say how happy I am to finally be able to hear and share this. Please enjoy!