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  • NOVEMBER 28, 2000

    Posted by Riz Hardcore on November 28, 2000

    Have I ever mentioned how much I love our messageboard? It seriously is the best – if I’m ever feeling blue all I have to do is take a look at you then I’m not feeling so blue…really. The best part about the board now is that I love it when all the HK hardcore/punk bands come together to attack some moron who leaves an idiotic message like, “you suck”. I love it. The show last night was pretty cool – check out our SHOW REVIEWS section for a quick review…PEACE OUT TO YO MOMMA.

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  • Messageboard stuff

    Posted by Riz Hardcore on November 28, 2000

    Have I ever mentioned how much I love our messageboard? It seriously is the best – if I’m ever feeling blue all I have to do is take a look at you then I’m not feeling so blue…really. The best part about the board now is that I love it when all the HK hardcore/punk bands come together to attack some moron who leaves an idiotic message like, “you suck”. I love it.

    The show last night was pretty cool – check out our SHOW REVIEWS section for a quick review…PEACE OUT TO YO MOMMA.

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  • The Jazz Club – Hong Kong

    Posted by Riz Hardcore on November 27, 2000

    w/ Sanskrit, King Ly Chee, FatJob, Pullover and Arcadia

    Hey, this was actually a pretty cool show even though we played SUPER sloppy. I think this was the first show in a long time where we made a million mistakes…its obviously time that we start practicing again. We haven’t actually PRACTICED in over a month because we’ve been on tour and almost every weekend we’ve had a show, which has been our practice.

    The Jazz Club is a pretty strange place to play a show because there are too many tables in the way. The tables make it hard for people to stand up and get into the music. So everyone ends up just sitting and staring at your ugly face while you’re screaming your head off.

    It was fun – Arcadia is a great band so check them out every time they play! Sanskrit was amazing tonight too and so was FatJob – the singer Fai is really good at singing with brand new lyrics in his hands! Pullover was pretty cool but not really my style of music.

    FatJob will be playing at the Jazz Club again on the 18th and we will be playing there again on the 25th…

    The best part of the show is we got to meet another fan of hardcore/metal music who is in Hong Kong attending the University of Science and Technology out in Sai Kung…that’s the best part about playing this style of music. There aren’t that many people who appreciate it, but those who do are real fans and automatically become friends.

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  • Warehouse – Hong Kong

    Posted by Riz Hardcore on November 24, 2000

    Show w/ Compuphonic Yellow, Error in MInd, Saturday and King Ly Chee

    This was another daytime university show and was held from 1pm to 2pm outdoors. A lot of people turned up to watch this so that was kind of cool. We played with 2 bands that I had never seen Error in Mind and Saturday and they both seemed pretty cool. Compuphonic Yellow was amazing yesterday – it really wasn’t them because the real members of Compuphonic Yellow couldn’t make it besides Rogier so Alex filled in on the noise duties. It was great – I don’t think anyone understood what was going on.

    We went on and I think all the amps were destroyed by the time we played. It was alright though…as you can read from our NEWS section – we got to meet two kids who love hardcore music and who are visiting Hong Kong from NYC. It was cool meeting those kids and they’ll be out at the Jazz Club on Monday night to watch the show with King Ly Chee, FatJob, Sanskrit and others…I love getting to meet new people – Hong Kong is so small that we never really get to meet new people because we know everybody. But yesterday was a special case…

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  • Tsuen Wan Town Hall – Hong Kong

    Posted by Riz Hardcore on November 19, 2000

    w/ Mazer, JETHouse, Tai Tau Fat, Lam Kei and many others…

    This was probably one of the most beautiful shows we’ve played in a long time simply for the reason that it was completely organized by a mere 18 year old female. This wasn’t just a small basement show or a show in a bar which is easy to organize. She organized this show in a hall in Tsuen Wan and got the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the Hong Kong Government to sponsor the entire event! The venue she used held up to 300 people and the show was sold out…that is absolutely incredible!

    It was like a dream come true to see someone at her age getting up and doing something for Hong Kong’s music community and we hope that it inspires many more younger people to get involved. We hope it gives many more younger people the drive, power and initiative to stop being lazy and start getting involved with something in their lives. Whether its music or anything else, we hope the younger minds of Hong Kong feel that they truly can make a difference in Hong Kong just by getting involved with something…

    Thanks Irene for setting up an amazing show and we hope you continue to do what you’re doing for all of us. There were some problems with security at the venue but it wasn’t your fault so don’t worry!!! You did a terrific job at the show and everyone enjoyed it!!!

    GOOD LUCK!

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  • NOVEMBER 17, 2000

    Posted by Riz Hardcore on November 17, 2000

    Whats up everyone! We’re back after our first full China tour. It was amazing and I’m still pretty tired from it all. I just got back and we already have a show this afternoon and then later this weekend. Anyway, I’ll add pictures from our tour soon. We met lots of great people and lots of great bands (we played with all the Wuhan punk bands and when we showed up in Beijing we got to play with all the infamous Wu Liao Contingent bands)! We even got to play with The Fly but these guys suck so its not a big deal. I was pretty sad leaving Beijing today to come back here but  oh well, life goes on. Its cool to see that there are so many shows coming up in Hong Kong!!! Is the music situation getting better and better here or is it just me? I’d still like to see a true hardcore/punk rock community in Hong Kong however — I guess I can’t expect too much too fast…I wish other people would realize that as well. See you at the shows…

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  • Glorious return from first China tour!

    Posted by Riz Hardcore on November 17, 2000

    Whats up everyone!

    We’re back after our first full China tour. It was amazing and I’m still pretty tired from it all. I just got back and we already have a show this afternoon and then later this weekend. Anyway, I’ll add pictures from our tour soon. We met lots of great people and lots of great bands (we played with all the Wuhan punk bands and when we showed up in Beijing we got to play with all the infamous Wu Liao Contingent bands)! We even got to play with The Fly but these guys suck so its not a big deal.

    I was pretty sad leaving Beijing today to come back here but  oh well, life goes on. Its cool to see that there are so many shows coming up in Hong Kong!!! Is the music situation getting better and better here or is it just me? I’d still like to see a true hardcore/punk rock community in Hong Kong however — I guess I can’t expect too much too fast…I wish other people would realize that as well. See you at the shows…

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  • Baptist University – Hong Kong

    Posted by Riz Hardcore on November 17, 2000

    Show w/ Beefers

    This show was a pretty cool and relaxed event. It was a free daytime get together with 3 bands including us, a school band and a band called Beefers with whom I had actually exchanged e-mails with frequently. It was the first time I got to see Beefers so that was pretty cool. They’re a bit like brit-rock style but I don’t know if I would give them a simple label like that – there’s a lot more to them then just that style.

    The crowd didn’t seem to move too much at this show but maybe cause it was in the middle of the day and kind of cold outside (the show was outdoors).
    Anyway – it was a nice way to return to Hong Kong and it was our first time to play at Baptist U. so hopefully they may have us back again soon…
    See you on Nov. 19th!

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  • His Sanctuary Services – Hong Kong

    Posted by Riz Hardcore on November 3, 2000

    Show w/ HIMSA, FatJob, The Fascist Giraffe, Lam Kei and King Ly Chee

    HIMSA is an American hardcore band that had gone on tour through Asia for a month before coming to Hong Kong and China. They had gone on this tour playing in Japan, Malaysia, Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong and China without asking for money from anyone. The WHOLE tour was paid for by themselves and the reason they did this was because they know that a lot of American hardcore bands don’t go to any other countries besides Japan. They wanted to go to other countries where kids haven’t had a chance to experience true American hardcore and so the only way they can get to these countries was to pay for the whole trip themselves. Some of the countries are poor countries such as Thailand and the Philippines who cannot find promoters who can pay for Himsa to come over – so the best thing to do was to pay for the plane tickets themselves and hope that the shows would be packed of people who don’t have to pay too much money to come watch the show.

    The show before the Hong Kong show was in Thailand where 250 people showed up and went crazy for HIMSA. They were excited about that and so was the organizer of the show. The organizers name is Chris and he also has a punk/hardcore magazine like Start From Scratch called Arise.

    After the Thailand show HIMSA was excited to come to Hong Kong and then to play up in China.

    Unfortunately, not a lot of people showed up for the Hong Kong show – 68 to be exact. I couldn’t believe it – I couldn’t believe that people didn’t come to watch one of the greatest hardcore bands in the world and one of the greatest bands to come to Hong Kong. Maybe it was because the price was $100 for the show (that was my mistake and I have promised that I will never charge more then $50 for shows that I organize again). But I think the main reason people didn’t come was because the next day there was a big FREE show organized by fucking Nike and 903. People in Hong Kong, even though they have money, are too careful with their money. They would rather go watch a free show and support corporate companies like Nike who use young children in developing countries to manufacture their shoes and pay them close to nothing THEN come support a hard-working independent hardcore band. But that’s Hong Kong…and that is the whole reason I started my magazine and this band – to change this stupid mentality. Nothing will be changed over night so we just have to keep struggling until one day people finally understand…

    The greatest part of the show was that no one cared that so few people showed up (only I was a little bummed). The HIMSA guys were so happy that even that many people showed up and they played hard anyway. After their set they wanted to keep playing and played another song before they got off the stage. I think everyone in the audience seemed to have a pretty good time at the show as well…all the bands played well so it seemed pretty cool…

    I guess if you missed it you missed it…

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