LA///ROCK OF AGES///THE CRO MAGS BRING HARDCORE TO NIKE’S MONTALBAN THEATER

October 28, 2008  |  LA, News, Nike, Rock of Ages

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Above: The Cro Mags prove punk's not dead. Below: A timeless hardcore fashion statement...

Earlier this month Hollywood hardcore fans got an incredibly rare treat when, ironically, NIKE SPORTSWEAR presented the official release of "Radio Silence: A Selected Visual History of American Hardcore Music,” at THE MONTALBAN in Hollywood featuring a live performance by none other than the CRO MAGS. Compiled by authors Nathan Nedorostek and Anthony Pappalardo—who were also a part of a Q&A with attendees alongside Chris Bratton (Chain of Strength), John Roa (End To End/Justice League), Jason Farrel (Swiz), John Joseph (Cro-Mags), Sean Ross (Excel), Dan O'Mahoney (No For An Answer/Carry Nation), and Gavin Oglesby (No For An Answer/Carry Nation)—the book masterfully traces the origins and influence of hardcore music from its glory days in the 1980s till now with crucial vintage photographs and insightful essays. A crowd of the faithful wrapped around the block onto Hollywood Blvd and nearly ripped the place to shreds as the evening proved that the youth are indeed still restless. HAVE A LOOK:

All photos by JUAN PUENTE and JARED EBERHARDT

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The kids still know what's up...

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Wearable art...

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The Cro Mags rip and kill at will...

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"That's enough sweating kids, now it's time to sit down and have a little talk..."

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The Q&A panel: Chris Bratton (Chain of Strength), John Roa (End To End/Justice League), Jason Farrel (Swiz), John Joseph (Cro-Mags), Anthony Pappalardo (Author), Nathan Nedorstek (Author), Sean Ross (Excel), Dan O'Mahoney (No For An Answer/Carry Nation), and Gavin Oglesby (No For An Answer/Carry Nation).

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