Please rise! The Congress of the Kickdrum is now in session! As this year’s Gabberfest Anthem proudly announced, it was a full-on convention of misfits, dreamers and instigators drawn to a single flashpoint of action: rocking hardcore for 2 days straight under the unforgiving Las Vegas June sun. Temperatures of over 111 degrees bathed this year’s … Continue reading The Great American Gabberfest: Congress of the Kickdrum
The HARD DATA wants to thank all of our readers, subscribers, contributors, collaborators and conspirators for making it 2 years in print! This issue features Rob GEE, Tim Shopp, and Chris “Devo” laying down knowledge regarding how to throw a rave. Plus! Deadly Buda Rave Comix and Gabberfest Set Time Guide! Available in the Los … Continue reading The HARD DATA issue 12! Celebrates 2 years Rocking Ink!
I met Lenny Dee about 24 years ago on a flight from Pittsburgh to Milwaukee. We were going to play at Drop Bass Network’s “Genesis” party. I told Lenny it was the first time I’d ever been flown to play at a rave, and I remember him telling me, “And you know the best thing … Continue reading No Tears For The Dead: The Industrial Strength Records 25 Year Anniversary Compilation
Anyone trying to coordinate going to a show with friends knows it isn’t always easy, and this night was no exception. After much anticipation, my friends and I were finally on our way after quite a bit of drama- One friend of mine, Matt, had just spent the last 6hrs in traffic driving to my house … Continue reading Hard Electronic: 25 Year of Industrial Strength Records, Los Angeles Event Review
Doubters, naysayers and skeptical sub-haters came outta the woodwork after my “Bulletproof at EDC/Gabberfest” article last June, basically accusing me of being a shill for Bulletproof. For the record, Bulletproof did not pay me for that article. The truth of the matter is that I was interested in their products and gave them a test … Continue reading Healthy for the Hardcore: Even Furthur had an Unfair Advantage