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    Supremely bummed that Just Die! called it quits. Matt and I both played in that band, though him longer than I. Despite being criminally under appreciated, they managed to last longer than most hardcore bands and accomplish more than most, and helped shape many young punks and hardcore kids in Asheville and elsewhere (including me). So many bands have come and gone in Asheville’s punk/hardcore scene, but it won’t be the same without Just Die!. 

This is my dedication to the band I both played bass in for a time and sang along to as a fan. Tattoo by Mile Rennie (Absolute Art, Richmond, VA).

"These are the days we don’t appreciate."

    Supremely bummed that Just Die! called it quits. Matt and I both played in that band, though him longer than I. Despite being criminally under appreciated, they managed to last longer than most hardcore bands and accomplish more than most, and helped shape many young punks and hardcore kids in Asheville and elsewhere (including me). So many bands have come and gone in Asheville’s punk/hardcore scene, but it won’t be the same without Just Die!.

    This is my dedication to the band I both played bass in for a time and sang along to as a fan. Tattoo by Mile Rennie (Absolute Art, Richmond, VA).

    "These are the days we don’t appreciate."

    — 1 year ago with 11 notes
    #just die!  #hardcore  #asheville music 

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    headandstomachached:

    “Classroom Poem” by Steve Shell. This is incredible. I feel like I’m the kid he could have been talking to, though I never was lucky enough to have a teacher like him.

    Will always reblog.

    Steve Shell is the best man ever. He’s a grumpy shit, but he’s the best man ever. Proud to call him a friend.

    — 1 year ago with 38 notes
    #steve shell  #just die! 
    Matt’s other band, Just Die!, will be playing with Gut Feeling and Oddczar next Saturday. Jordan will also be filling in on bass!
Gut Feeling is a new melodic hardcore based out of Raleigh and features members of NC metalcore legends Undying and Catharsis.http://gutfeeling.bandcamp.com/
Oddczar are Charlotte’s busiest and youngest screamo stalwarts and are good, good friends of ours.http://oddczar.bandcamp.com/ 

    Matt’s other band, Just Die!, will be playing with Gut Feeling and Oddczar next Saturday. Jordan will also be filling in on bass!

    Gut Feeling is a new melodic hardcore based out of Raleigh and features members of NC metalcore legends Undying and Catharsis.
    http://gutfeeling.bandcamp.com/

    Oddczar are Charlotte’s busiest and youngest screamo stalwarts and are good, good friends of ours.
    http://oddczar.bandcamp.com/ 

    — 1 year ago with 6 notes
    #oddczar  #just die!  #gut feeling  #nc hardcore  #north carolina 
    Boone, NC house show last night was off the hook. We played with 3 fantastic bands, friends old and new. Met tons of friendly, cool people. John Ribes, you are a magician. Thank you for putting this whole thing together and for letting our big group of Asheville weirdos invade your basement for an evening. Also, Pale Fire fucking rules.
We can’t wait to come back. <3
PS. Go stream the new Title Fight album, “Floral Green” on Spin.com. It’s fucking incredible.

    Boone, NC house show last night was off the hook. We played with 3 fantastic bands, friends old and new. Met tons of friendly, cool people. John Ribes, you are a magician. Thank you for putting this whole thing together and for letting our big group of Asheville weirdos invade your basement for an evening. Also, Pale Fire fucking rules.

    We can’t wait to come back. <3

    PS. Go stream the new Title Fight album, “Floral Green” on Spin.com. It’s fucking incredible.

    — 1 year ago with 2 notes
    #boone  #house shows  #nc  #just die!  #pale fire  #muscle and bone  #muscle &amp; bone  #title fight  #spin  #spin.com  #asheville  #kix 
    thisismusiccompilations:

Line up changes not on flyer
I Am Carpenter(10:45-&#160;???)The Otha Fish(9:45-10:30)Just Die!(8:45- 9:30)In Regret(8-8:30)Oddczar(7:15-745)TBA(6:45-7)Born Hollow(6-6:30)Intermission(5:15-6)Empire(4:45-5:15)Old Flings(4:15-4:30)Cinder and Smoke(3:30- 4)Narratives(2:45-3:15)Glass Giant(2:15-2:30)TBA(1:45-2:00)Distrust(1:00-1:30)
most likely the last two TBA’s will be Versus The Robot from Cola and Leaderless from Charlotte NC

    thisismusiccompilations:

    Line up changes not on flyer

    I Am Carpenter(10:45- ???)
    The Otha Fish(9:45-10:30)
    Just Die!(8:45- 9:30)
    In Regret(8-8:30)
    Oddczar(7:15-745)
    TBA(6:45-7)
    Born Hollow(6-6:30)

    Intermission(5:15-6)

    Empire(4:45-5:15)
    Old Flings(4:15-4:30)
    Cinder and Smoke(3:30- 4)
    Narratives(2:45-3:15)
    Glass Giant(2:15-2:30)
    TBA(1:45-2:00)
    Distrust(1:00-1:30)

    most likely the last two TBA’s will be Versus The Robot from Cola and Leaderless from Charlotte NC

    — 2 years ago with 3 notes
    #columbia  #south carolina  #this is music fest  #just die!  #apart  #in regret  #i am carpenter  #old flings  #born hollow  #cinder and smoke  #hardcore  #emo  #punk  #metal  #indie 
    HEY! APRIL SHIT!
    • APRIL 20TH in ASHEVILLE, NC - we play at Gallery MIA (61 Lexington Ave, 28801).
      This show is FREE.
    • APRIL 21ST in COLUMBIA, SC - we play at THIS IS MUSIC FEST at Conundrum Music Hall (626 Meeting Street, 29072). Tickets are $10 and the doors open at 12pm with bands starting at 1pm. We go on around 4:15pm. Lots of great bands are playing like Apart, Oddczar, Just Die!, I Am Carpenter, and more. (FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/249011785168723/)
    • APRIL 27TH in ASHEVILLE, NC - we play at the Emerald Lounge (112 N Lexington Ave, 28801), along with RBTS WIN and Lo Ultimo. We’re very excited to play with our friends Brien, Javi, and Jim. Be there at 9pm. Door price is $5.
    — 2 years ago
    #asheville  #columbia  #north carolina  #south carolina  #gallery mia  #this is music fest  #conundrum music hall  #emerald lounge  #rbts win  #lo ultimo  #apart  #oddczar  #just die!  #i am carpenter 
    Last night, Matt&#8217;s other band JUST DIE! played the Orange Peel. This was his response to, &#8220;How do you feel?&#8221;

    Last night, Matt’s other band JUST DIE! played the Orange Peel. This was his response to, “How do you feel?”

    — 2 years ago with 3 notes
    #asheville  #asheville shows  #hardcore  #just die!  #nchc  #punk  #the orange peel  #smangin  #smash and bang it 

    "We still live by these words: ‘At least I’m still alive.’ I wish I had the courage to say that I will never let you down. Even if that’s a lie."

    — 2 years ago
    #lyrics  #just die!  #these words  #Asheville  #punk  #hardcore