Scream

Before their current role as a Nirvana footnote, Scream was actually one of Dischord’s best bands. Formed in Northern Virginia in 1981 by singer Peter Stahl, his brother Franz on guitar, bassist Skeeter Thompson and drummer Kent Stax, Scream channeled rabid devotion to the Bad Brains and the Damned into its own brand of suburban…

Faith

Faith had the misfortune of being a very good hardcore band living in the shadow of a great one, with a sibling connection that made comparisons inevitable. But from the beginning, Faith took a different, more introspective approach to hardcore and never really aspired to the scene- defining anthems of Minor Threat. The group formed…

October Days

In 1981, three critically acclaimed bands in different corners of the country were exploring the dark side of surf music. Two of them — Agent Orange in Southern California and the Wipers in Portland, Oregon — became American underground legends. The third — Connecticut’s October Days — faded into oblivion. Their obscurity is due, at…

Chisel

If the excellent Washington, DC trio Chisel — Ted Leo (voice/guitar), John Dugan (drums) and Chris Norborg (bass/voice) — tires of being compared to the Jam (or to Mod Fun, for that matter), they have only themselves to blame. With their geometric sweaters and Vespa graphics, they are, at times, about half-a-parka away from being…

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