The Catalyst

Leftover Crack

Live in the Atrium

Leftover Crack

Negative Approach, Corrupted Youth, ground score

Thu, July 26, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

The Catalyst

Santa Cruz, CA

$20 in advance / $25 at the door

This event is 16 and over

Leftover Crack
We are ANTI-RACIST, ANTI-SEXIST, ANTI-HOMOPHOBIC, and ANTI-BREEDING but PRO-CHOICE. We are not P.C., but share similar interests... We are simply against ALL forms of Fascism and against the petty infighting that can result in an exclusive scene where the true, terrifying enemies can be put on the back-burner because of our petty differences. I just wish we could unite to fight for the important things in life like freedom and equality and our polluted dying eco-system that we depend on to live. Yes, I mean these wicked corporations & their collusion with our government to feed you lies through the media they control. Wake the fuck up!!! And if you ARE awake or claim to be, please heed my warning that this infighting can result in nothing but the smallest, smug sense of self-righteousness and the alienation of people that truly want to help (most of the time, a few bad apples aren't even usually that bad). Well, I can dream, can't I or is thought-crime being enforced finally!!! Throw away the key. For a finely detailed explanation about our views on police, prisons, border police/immigration policies and the greed and corruption that fuel these loathsome enterprises, I can't recommend the following book highly enough: 'Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis' by Christian Parenti (the son of Michael Parenti [the man whose spoken word quotes we used in the record:'No GODS/NO MANAGERS' by Choking Victim] whom also has written many books that have greatly informed our politics). Check back here for shows,recording updates, and other info.
Negative Approach
Detroit's Negative Approach, along with Ohio's Necros, were the undisputed champs of Midwestern hardcore in the early to mid-'80s. Legend has it that vocalist John Brannon recruited drummer OP Moore and the guitar/bass team of Rob and Graham McCulloch at a skate park sometime in 1981. Lead by the bald-headed Brannon's hoarse wail, the band concocted an extreme sound devoid of frills that alternated between violent and mean. This was first fully documented in 1982 on their self-titled Touch and Go 7". The band released the more metallic-sounding Tied Down 12" on Touch and Go in 1983, but died out in 1985 as Brannon incubated the Birthday Party blues of Laughing Hyenas.
Unfortunately lacking the more widespread post-hardcore fame of peers Ian McKaye and Henry Rollins, Brannon's Negative Approach has not gotten the later-day due often accorded Minor Threat and Black Flag. Negative Approach was certainly as influential as those two bands, touching everyone from Poison Idea to Sonic Youth to Los Crudos, as well as entire generations of hardcore fans in Boston and New York. The band was also as original and extreme as any early-'80s punk outfit -- the rhythmic crush created by Moore and the McCulloch brothers continues to be an undeniable steel-toe to the face. An essential show and listen for anyone who wants to understand hardcore.
ground score
Santa Cruz Punk Rock
Venue Information:
The Catalyst
1011 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA, 95060
http://www.catalystclub.com/