Cuzin Joe sat down with In Effect Hardcore to shed some inside details on booking and maintaining the annual, ever-growing Black N’ Blue Bowl taking place this weekend (Saturday, May 16th & Sunday, May 17th) in New York City at Webster Hall. More details on ticketing and line-up information can be found here.
It is with great sorrow that we say goodbye to one of our own tonight. He was a little brother to us all, a hard working and loyal young man who unfortunately had his life cut short. I can’t thank him enough for all is help over the years. He was not just our merch guy, he handled many duties and was helpful with many aspects of our “business”. His input creatively with merchandising was always welcomed and greatly appreciated. On the personal side, we broke bread more times than I can count and shared many tales and good times. There will forever be a void in our camp without “the kid”. We send our condolences with much love out to: Barb, Jen, Lydia and the entire Hughes Family.
To my fellow highway man, continue on your journey, friend. We’ll see you again.
Freddy, Hoya, Mitts and Mike
In lieu of recent events at the Cro-Mags show this past weekend at Webster Hall, the family of Mike “The Gook” Couls has set up a donation fund via PayPal to help absorb the extraordinary expenses accrued from having been stabbed multiple times and hospitalized – with no insurance.
Mike is a recent parent of a beautiful baby girl who could have very easily been left fatherless due to the erratic and callous actions of the perpetrator, Harley Flanagan. It is with great fortune that the aforementioned possibility is not the reality, however, the enormous bills from the hospital are.
A lifetime of commitment is what Mike “The Gook” has offered the greater Hardcore community. We ask that you please donate in honor of his dedication to this community we are all a part of and also in support of his family.
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