A week ago today (12/24) Black Black N’ Blue Productions announced that the 2015 edition of the Black N’ Blue Bowl is set to go down on May 16 and May 17 at Webster Hall in New York City with special performances by a reactivated Crumbsuckers, as well as 100 Demons, Bitter End, Expire, Freedom, King Nine and Rude Awakening. Today (12/31) a second batch of bands have been confirmed, led by Queens-based hardcore punk vets Sick of it All, whose drummer Armand Majidi said the following regarding the band’s appearance at this year’s fest:
We’re psyched to announce that we’ll be playing the Black N’ Blue Bowl in 2015, along with Expire, Bitter End, 100 Demons, King Nine, Freedom, Rude Awakening, a very anticipated Crumbsuckers reunion and many more to be announced. Let’s hear it for the guys who put this show together every year. They’ve kept hardcore alive in New York in a special way. If it wasn’t for them, and their continuous ability to do big shows in big venues, I hate to say it, but this city might not be as friendly towards our kind of music as we would like. Back when the first “Hardcore Superbowl” was done in the late eighties, it was great because of the classic line-up of iconic NYHC bands, BUT it was put together by leeches who had no love for the scene or the future of this music. Now, it’s put together by a group of guys who live the music, and live the scene. They pour their hearts and souls into it, and it stands as one of the premier hardcore festivals in the world. Other fests suffer from being directed too much at a particular generation, or being too reliant on one sub genre to draw an audience, but the Black N’ Blue Bowl has a special ability to give every part of this scene a voice, an audience, and a validation. Kudos, boys.
Other acts just added to the two-day extravaganza include Agents of Man, Wisdom In Chains, Suburban Scum, Heavy Chains and Mizery. Expect more info to be announced soon.
A second sneak peek flyer for the event can be viewed below…