Black N’ Blue Bowl 2015 (Sat, 5/16 + Sun, 5/17) Complete Line-Up And Ticketing Details

The final and complete line-up for Saturday, May 16th and Sunday, May 17th Black N’ Blue Bowl 2015 has been revealed as well as all ticketing details. Single day presale tickets are available for $40/day from Pitchfork Hardwear while Webster Hall is handling (a limited amount of) $70/weekend passes as well as Saturday and Sunday single day tickets. There is a $45 door, day of the show, with a limited amount of tickets also being held for walk-ups.

This announcement brings news by the addition of The Regulators — a band comprised of Darryl Jenifer and Dr. Know (Bad Brains) alongside John Joseph and Mackie Jayson (Cro-Mags). Bad Brains/The Regulators bassist, Darryl Jennifer had the following to say regarding the band’s upcoming appearance on Saturday, May 16th;

“Me and Doc can’t wait to Rock For Light up in our ole moshing grounds “The old Ritz” stoked to be calibrating with Regulators at the BNB Bowl!!! 1-love.”

We don’t want to divulge too much information regarding the band’s performance, but expect an incredibly historic set. Also newly added to the line-up are veteran warriors, Earth Crisis and The Wilding Incident featuring Lord Ezec on vocals, Jimmy Williams (Maximum Penalty) on drums and Sacha Jenkins on guitar.

Complete line-up and details for the weekend are as follows;


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Saturday, May 16th 2015
(Darryl Jenifer + Dr. Know + John Joseph + Mackie Jayson)
Earth Crisis
Suburban Scum
Rude Awakening
Agents Of Man
King Nine
The Wilding Incident
Devil In Me

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Sunday, May 17th 2015
Sick Of It All
The Rival Mob
Fury Of Five
Dave Smalley
(Performing Dag Nasty + All + Down By Law)
100 Demons
Wisdom In Chains
Bitter End
Heavy Chains
Booze & Glory

Webster Hall
125 E 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
1:30pm Doors, All Ages
21+ w/ ID to drink
$40 single, $70 weekend
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$45 at the door, day of show

Physical tickets can also be purchased on Wednesday 2/18, at the following locations:

Generation Records
210 Thompson Street, NYC
NYHC Tattoos
127 Stanton Street, NYC
Lotus Tattoo
291 W Main St, Sayville NY

Black N’ Blue Bowl 2015 Full Announcement + Presale Ticketing Info Available Sat, Feb 14th @ 12Noon ET

Complete line-up and presale ticketing information for the May 16th & May 17th legendary Black N’ Blue Bowl 2015 will be revealed on Saturday, February 14th at 12noon ET. Single day tickets and a limited amount of weekend passes will be available through and Stay posted for more details to follow tomorrow.


Black N’ Blue Bowl 2015 Sneak Peek 3 Featuring CANDIRIA, DAVE SMALLEY, MADBALL + More

In the wake of the previously announced bands confirmed for this years Black N’ Blue Bowl, the 3rd announcement brings news of yet another long-awaited and highly anticipated reunion from Brooklyn’s hardest and grooviest, Candiria.

We caught up with Candiria guitarist John LaMacchia, who had this to say about their appearance at this years BNB Bowl taking place Saturday, May 16th and Sunday, May 17th at Webster Hall in New York City;

“The band is extremely excited that this is finally happening. Candiria has been asked to play the Black and Blue Bowl every year for the past four or so and each year we’ve been bummed that we’ve had to say no for one reason or another. They always put together such a great lineup and we’ve always wanted to be a part of it.  Now the band is back together and we couldn’t think of a better way to kick things off than to share the stage with some great bands at the BnB Bowl this May.”

In addition to a Candiria reunion, also announced are reunions from Crumbsuckers and Agents Of Man alongside Sick Of It All, ExpireWisdom In Chains, Bitter EndSuburban Scum, King NineHeavy Chains, and Mizery to mention a few.

An up to date e-flyer can be found below;

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Black N’ Blue Bowl 2015 Sneak Peek 2 Featuring SICK OF IT ALL, AGENTS OF MAN + More

In addition to the previously announced bands from last week, this week brings news with the addition of New York Hardcore stalwarts and veterans SICK OF IT ALL to the line-up’s rank. Having been no strangers to not only the current Black N’ Blue Bowl, but its preceding Superbowl of Hardcore — drummer and all-around-great-guy, Armand Majidi weighs in on the bands appearance at this years event, taking place Saturday, May 16th and Sunday, May 17th at Webster Hall in New York City;

We’re psyched to announce that we’ll be playing the Black N’ Blue Bowl in 2015, along with Expire, Bitter End, 100 Demons, King Nine, Freedom, Rude Awakening, a very anticipated Crumbsuckers reunion and many more to be announced. Let’s hear it for the guys who put this show together every year. They’ve kept hardcore alive in New York in a special way. If it wasn’t for them, and their continuous ability to do big shows in big venues, I hate to say it, but this city might not be as friendly towards our kind of music as we would like. Back when the first “Hardcore Superbowl” was done in the late eighties, it was great because of the classic line-up of iconic NYHC bands, BUT it was put together by leeches who had no love for the scene or the future of this music. Now, it’s put together by a group of guys who live the music, and live the scene. They pour their hearts and souls into it, and it stands as one of the premier hardcore festivals in the world. Other fests suffer from being directed too much at a particular generation, or being too reliant on one sub genre to draw an audience, but the Black N’ Blue Bowl has a special ability to give every part of this scene a voice, an audience, and a validation. Kudos, boys.

In addition to Sick Of It All, also announced is a reunion from Agents Of Man, as well as appearances from Wisdom In Chains, Suburban Scum, Heavy Chains, and Mizery.

An update secondary e-flyer can be found below;

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Black N’ Blue Bowl 2015 Sneak Peek Featuring CRUMBSUCKERS Reunion + Partial Line-Up Reveal

The annually held Black N’ Blue Bowl will be taking place Saturday, May 16th & Sunday, May 17th at Webster Hall in New York City. A partial sneak peek look at some of the confirmed headliners most notably offers a reunion from one of New York Hardcore/Crossover legends, Crumbsuckers.

A statement from Crumbsuckers bassist and founding member, Gary Meskil regarding the bands first performance in nearly a decade follows;

IT’S SO TRUE! We are thrilled and fortunate to be able to reunite CRUMBSUCKERS for Black N’ Blue Bowl 2015!  The last time we hit the stage together was for a full house at BB King’s (NYC) in 2006, and in 2015 we plan for another strong showing and to represent the band in true form once again!  Here’s our official lineup for the show:

Chris Notaro (Vocals)
Chuck Lenihan (Guitar)
Gary Meskil (Bass)
Adam Phillips (Guitar)
Dan Richardson (Drums)

Thanks to Freddy Cricien (and his persistence) for making this a reality, and thanks to the fans for their undying passion, dedication and support!

We’re looking forward to seeing you all in May!

Also announced are 100 DemonsBitter EndExpireFreedomKing Nine, and Rude Awakening. Another round of confirmed band announcements are to follow on 12/31/2014.

An e-flyer with the partial line-up and details thus far can be found below;

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Black N’ Blue Takeover Radio Show To Return On East Village Radio / Dash Radio


We are excited to announce that the Black N’ Blue Takeover radio show will be reuniting with East Village Radio in its birthplace on the Lower East Side of New York City very soon!

With the recent launching of Dash Radio, co-founded by EVR General Manager Peter Ferraro with Scott Keeney (DJ Skee), we will once again be gracing and moving back into the newly renovated and redesigned 1st Avenue studio before the reach of 2015 most likely. Also, stayed posted for details on EVR sister station Brooklyn Radio, an EVR-like store front studio located on N. 7th & Wythe in Williamsburg launching soon as well.

As far as specific show details, we do not have a known scheduled time slot as of yet. As those details develop, we will be sure to get that information out there and made aware of. We look forward to everyone’s participation in helping us spread the word as we look forward to the next chapter in Takeover history. That said, the currently active Black N’ Blue Takeover on WUSB 90.1FM will continue airing at its regular time (10pmET) the remainder of the year (Nov 26th & Dec 10th).


MADBALL Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary Of “Set It Off” With East Coast Tour w/ Matt Henderson

MADBALL will be hitting the road in December to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of their legendary and defining classic album, “Set It Off”. Former guitarist and one of the ambassadors to the authentic Madball sound, Matt Henderson, will be rounding out the line-up for these select dates. Support will be handled by Turnstile (Reaper Records), Death Before Dishonor, Take Offense (Reaper Records) and Downpresser. Dates are as follows;

12/05/2014 – Reading, PA @ Reverb
12/06/2014 – New York, NY @ Marlin Room at Webster Hall
12/07/2014 – Providence, RI @ Simons 677
12/09/2014 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora
12/10/2014 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
12/12/2014 – Richmond, VA @ Broadberry
12/13/2014 – Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy’s (Southern Ties fest)
12/14/2014 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade


In case you missed the debut of the video for the anthemic “Doc Marten Stomp”, check it out below;

HATEBREED BNB Bowl 2014 Hate5Six Footage

The team at have been releasing numerous sets online from this year’s Black N Blue Bowl @ The Wick, most recently the incredible Hatebreed set. Celebrating their first 2 releases, the timeless Under The Knife EP and the classic first full length LP, Satisfaction Is The Death Of Desire, the night’s setlist was unbeatable. Check out footage below and keep an eye out for the aerial footage courtesy of Jules Jordan.

BNB Takeover Returns On WUSB 90.1FM Radio

Although East Village Radio, the home of BNB Takeover, may be closing its doors for good—we have found a new home in WUSB 90.1FM in Stony Brook, Long Island. We are beyond excited, pleased and honored to be given the chance to keep our radio tradition and legacy alive and look forward to bringing the best in worldwide underground Punk/Hardcore back on a weekly regular basis. We will be on the air, live, every other Wednesday from 10pm-12am starting May 28th, exclusively on 90.1FM as well as streaming at for any non-regional listeners.