HxC: Coming Out of Hibernation

With summer finally breaking through, bands have come out of hibernation and between now and August you can catch some of your favorites around PVD. The trending tours of old school punk bands is continuing this month, with the English street punk band GBH taking over The Met on June 17. With 30 years of punk under their belt, they’re a great start to an even better weekend. Only a couple days later, my personal favorite, Anti-Flag, will pass through on tour for their recently released album, American Spring. Check them out at Simon’s 677 on June 19.

That’s only the beginning. Between As220 and Firehouse 13 there will be something going on each night. And on the first Tuesday of each month until July 2, Firehouse 13 and Brass N Ammo teamed up to have a vinyl record exchange night where you can buy and sell your records. It wouldn’t be a Tuesday at Firehouse if there weren’t free tacos, so you can expect those as well! If that doesn’t have you looking forward to the rest of this summer, then I am sure Warped Tour and Providence’s Annual Foo Fest will. All the pop punk fans out there will be glad to know that our good friends Trophy Wives will be exposed to even more people on this year’s Warped Tour. You can catch them, Citizen, Hundredth, H20 and many more big names at this year’s tour, which comes to Mansfield on July 14.

Although there is some time between now and As220’s Foo Fest, which takes place on Aug 8, it’s hard not to look forward to this year’s amazing line-up and headliners. As220 is known for their creative and cultural support in PVD, and this DIY-supportive venue is hosting more than 20 bands for this year’s fest. Ranging from punk to folk, the all-day event has a little something for everyone. Between Fucking Invincible, V-sect and Gymshorts, plus the main headliners, Deerhoof, and the local headliners, The Low Anthem and Death Vessel, it might be hard not to stay all day so you won’t miss any of these amazing musicians.


This is just a sneak peek of all that is going on this summer in PVD. If you’re in town and looking for some punk or hardcore music, just check out these venues. With so much to look forward to, even making it out to just one event will be a treat!

June 6: As220; I Eat Rocks, Bad Motherfucker, The Famines, Mis(s)invader

June 7: Lupos; Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Ballyhoo!

June 8: Firehouse 13; Disrotted, Minimum Wage Assassins, Upheaval, Ratstab, David Carradine

June 14: Firehouse 13; Coliseum, Child Bite, Aneurysm, Cross-Armed Calculator

June 17: The Met; GBH, Total Chaos, The Down & Outs

June 19: Simons 677; Anti-Flag, The Homeless Gospel, After the Fall