Cider may dawn the faux British accents but make no mistake about it, they are very Cleveland. The first time I saw Cider was in Youngstown, Ohio, at Play Fast or Die Fest. Their set was way longer than the allotted slot, nobody was into it, and then they got into a confrontation with members of Crowd Deterrent. I still have no clue exactly what went on between those two groups but it all seemed pretty funny and obnoxious.
Cider has been playing on and off since the 90s and shares members with other bands such as Darvocets, Integrity, Midnight, and more. They are Cleveland (British) Royalty. I haven’t really posted much about Cider, but here’s to them. The music is violent and angry, fitting into the Clevo HC lineage perfectly. Some may call them a “joke band” but they are way more pissed off than a lot of “serious” bands.
Horrible Fest 2014 is the setting. A long table’s decorated with a nice white cloth and various not-so-fresh meat dishes from the local gas station market. People draped in bibs are sitting at the table. These carnivores are enjoying ribs and various succulent chicken parts as the band starts to erupt. Richard Rodriguez comes out in a full chef outfit and the punk rockers can barely wait to flip the table. A food fight ensues, the table is smashed, and the set is over within eight minutes. That’s Fat Vegan for you, now fuck off.
You can’t change people’s minds about certain things; religion, politics, and what “is and isn’t punk” are subjects that come to mind. I’ll tell you what though, save your political correctness, spikey jacket with perfectly placed patches, and self righeous attitudes…Inmates are one of the punkest bands I have ever heard. There are no gimmicks needed in Ohio. Just bring your sense of humor and self-destructive attitude or fuck off. If you’ve never been to Now That’s Class, just take a listen to what you are missing. Continue reading CHECK OUT THIS INMATES SET FROM NOW THATS CLASS (8/22)→
BY MATT GREENFIELD
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Greetings and salutations to all of you rabid and raucous Maximum Rocknroll readers out there across the world. My name is Matt and I am from a very special region of the United States known as the “Rust Belt”. You may be familiar with some of our cities, along with their rich cultural and musical histories. I am talking about such cities as Buffalo, New York, Detroit, Michigan, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Akron, Chicago, Illinois, and also my hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. Continue reading RUST BELT HAMMER COLUMN FROM MAXIMUM ROCK AND ROLL→