2021 Favorite Music Releases, by Freddy Alva
Here’s some current music that’s helped me get through these uncertain times,
Song of the Day
Matus, “Umbral / Niebla de Neón,” from Espejismos II (2021)
The perfect sonic ayahuasca companion while watching a Jodorowsky flick.
Citizens Arrest Band Members Discuss the Making of Colossus Album on Its 30th Anniversary
A deep dive into the making and impact of the seminal NYHC record.
RIP Punk Troubadour Jack Terricloth
A tribute to the NJ musician (The World Inferno/Friendship Society, Sticks & Stones) who passed away yesterday.
Long Live the Italian Oi! Rebels Playlist
Get a musical crash course from the author of Oi! The Black Book (*boots not included)
Queens Fanzine Explosion: Celebrating Crucial NYHC Zines from Back in the Day
A deep dive into the golden age of DIY printed matter from the New York City borough.
The Anti-Krishna Flyers Incident of 1990
The oral history of the infamous story as told by the people in the middle of it.
‘90s Hardcore Bands You Might Have Slept On Playlist, by Freddy Alva
The Urban Styles author and longtime No Echo contributor picks some underrated gems.
‘New Breed Documentary 1989’: Watch the Entire Film for Free
The film features interviews w/ members of such hardcore bands as Raw Deal, Burn, and Outburst.
Somewhere Below 14th & East Book (Photo + Foreword Exclusive Look)
Karen O'Sullivan's book features her rarely seen pics of Beastie Boys, Leeway, Misfits, and many other artists.
Freddy Alva’s Favorite Releases of 2018
The No Echo contributor's highly subjective, biased, and one-sided best of the year.
Joe Bruno: OG NYHC Roadie Shares Some of His Favorite Memories
Beastie Boys music videos, touring with Murphy's Law, Glen E. Friedman photo shoots, and much more.
TRIBU Bring Shamanistic Psychedelic Shoegaze Sounds from Peru
A veteran from the South American hardcore scene explores a new sonic palette.
Freddy Alva’s Top 12 of the Year
The Urban Styles, and longtime No Echo contributor, shares his year-end musical picks.