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Pure Impact, April 2015: Time for Spring Cleaning


Spring is here, so Damaged City Fest and New York’s Alright are just around the corner, featuring spatterings of Boston punk and hardcore bands (Leather Daddy, Contingent, 2×4, Sadist, Aspects Of War, No Tolerance) playing with some of the best current (and reunited) international and national punk and hardcore bands (the Mob, Government Warning, Career Suicide, Herätys, United Mutation, Warhead, Part1, Isterismo, Kromosom, etc.). All these fests means lots of touring, so be sure to check listings of upcoming local gigs not to be missed! Aspects of War and Kromosom will be embarking on some east coast gigs together, bringing along handmade Kromosom lapel pins from Boston’s own ckmetalsmith ( Human Bodies will be spreading their blend of black metal/punk along selected dates later this month. Sadist will have their Ep release gig at the Middle East, opening for UK peace punk legends the Mob. Meatbag is finishing up recording for a forthcoming flexi co-released with Total Fucker Records. The much-anticipated Black Market will be returning at the end of the month. There’s a lot going on this month!

Purge! Purge! Purge!

Guest tattooer this month at Sad Clown City: Ishmel (instagram:@call_me_ishmel).

E-mail [email protected] for appointments.


Live Gigs:

4/4 Sete Star Sept(Tokyo)/Lotus Fucker/Sadist/Clean @ AS220//Distort PVD

4/4 Arms Race(UK)/Violent Reaction(UK)/No Tolerance/Chain Rank/Anarchy Boys @ Hardcore Stadium

4/6 The Mob(UK)/Perspex Flesh(UK)/Blazing Eye/Sadist/Stranger @ Middle East Upstairs

4/8 The Achtungs(Fin)/Suicidas(Spa)/White Pages/Sunshine Ward/Funeral Cone @ O’Brien’s

4/11 Kromosom/Aspects Of War/Sunshine Ward/Video Filth/Meatbag @ Hardcore Stadium

4/14 Party Plates/Moron/Oblivionation/Conmen @ Hardcore Stadium

4/15 Vaaska/Ajax/Green Beret & more @ The Boiler Room

4/16 Waste Management/Fury/Big Contest/Clear/Unified Right @ Hardcore Stadium

4/21 Raw Distractions(Japan)/Aspects Of War/Who Killed Spikey Jacket?/Video Filth @ Hardcore Stadium

4/26 The Partisans (UK punk legends) @ Hardcore Stadium


DJ Nights:

4/7 is the return of DJ McMahon’s new monthly punk/’80s/new wave/post-punk night @ Ramrod 10pm-2pm. No cover, free pool, and a dance floor, so lace up your pogo boots!

4/14 Punk’s Dead, Long Live Punk! every Tuesday at Ramrod! 10pm. No cover. Free pool! Guest DJs! Ramrod, 1254 Boylston St., Boston

(Got an idea for a night? Want to guest DJ? Get in touch: [email protected])

4/21 Raw Distractions Afterparty at Ramrod. No cover, free pool for punks!

4/28 Boston Hassle’s own Dan Shea will be joining us in the Ramrod basement as guest DJ this week at Punk’s Dead, Long Live Punk!


Live Punk

4/26 Pogo and Work the last Sunday of every month at ZuZu in Cambridge. No cover.

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