When I was in Philly in the mid 90s—likely at one of a number of cool record shops on South Street—I picked up a hardcopy of a fantastic zine called In Effect, based out of NY. This was before the internet took hold and back then zines were basically holy canon for HC kids. As with all the good zines from that era, I reverently combed through the pages of In Effect dozens of times. Reading and re-reading the interviews with No Redeeming Social Value, Breakdown, Agnostic Front, Inhuman and other prominent NYHC acts of the time.
Fast forward 20 years and Chris Wynne is STILL running this incredible zine, but from cyberspace. The nostalgia factor makes me miss turning those actual physical paper pages and re-reading reviews, spotlights and interviews I’ve already read 15 times, but the current format allows for so much more content and he has a strong team of contributors that help keep this site running strong.
Over the past few months, I’ve been honored to write some reviews for InEffectHardcore.com and to be involved in some way with a project that has played an important part in my HC wonder years. When Chris asked if I could contribute a little somethin’ from Rain Fest, I was excited to write about a HC fest that assuredly plays just as important a role in a lot of young NWHC kids’ lives (including this 38 year old kid). That “little somethin’” actually turned into a pretty big project; a 3k+ word overview of the weekend with tons of pictures from five or six different photographers, as well as a ton of Instagram hang-pics. Please, check it out at: http://www.ineffecthardcore.com/features/rainfest-2015/
Make sure to bookmark InEffectHardcore.com and add it to your regular browsing rotation. It’s a great site and Chris is a diehard Seahawks fan, so bonus!
July 24, 2015 | Categories: Uncategorized | Tags: Agnostic Front, all out war, angel du$t, breakdown, brotherhood, chain of strength, Chris Wynn, code orange, code orange kids, freedom, Fury, hxc, in effect, in effect hardcore, inhuman, judge, No Redeeming Social Value, nyhc, rain fest, rainfest, seattle, sxe, true identity, turnstile, undertow | Leave a comment