Just back from New York AGAIN (yes, that’s twice in one month) as spectator/researcher, rather than performer, this time. My husband and I went to the Black and Blue Bowl to see many of our favorite New York hardcore bands but also to interview as many people as possible for a book we’re working on about the Safari Club–a now crumbling, boarded-up building that once  hosted hardcore matinees (including many of the bands gracing the stage at BNB 2011). We talked to a lot of old friends and made some new ones. DC and New York have always had what I’ve seen as a very sisterly relationship, musically.

Here’s an impromptu anecdote from Lars Frederiksen, who was at the show and game to share a memory. Thanks, Lars!

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Interview excerpts will trickle into the Live at the Safari Club website over the next year or so. In the meantime, I’ve got a lot of transcribing to do!