Monday means BandsOnBands, and we’re excited to be posting the first of two PropertyOfZack features today with Eron Bucciarelli of Hawthorne Heights. The band released Zero last week, so make sure to order it here and to check out the band on Warped Tour.
In this week’s feature, Eron discusses his love for Quicksand. Eron goes on to describe how he evolved from listening to grunge to more punk/hardcore music, including RevRecords and NYHC. Quicksand was a band that changed Eron’s way of loving music, and the BandsOnBands feature from him today is a great one. Listen to songs by Quicksand here and check out what Eron had to say about one of his biggest influences below!
From Eron Bucciarelli of Hawthorne Heights:
During my freshmen year of high school I transitioned from Grunge to heavier and more underground music. That path ultimately lead me to NYHC and Revelation Records. I burned through the discography, dissecting “Thank Yous” and educating myself on all things hardcore. I naturally gravitated to Quicksand since they featured members of my favorite hardcore band of all time, Gorilla Biscuits, and other favorites Bold and Burn.
At the time, Quicksand was mind blowing to me. It was aggressive, filled with emotion, melodic, catchy and differed from the upbeat old school hardcore I had grown accustomed to. Perhaps I was blinded by the lineage of members, regardless, their album “Slip” was everything I was looking for at the time.
It was perhaps the following summer that Warped Tour first started. Lo and behold, Quicksand was set to headline and several of my other HC favorites were along for the ride. The day was already incredible before Quicksand even took the stage. The anticipation in the crowd was high, but nothing compared to my excitement level. Quicksand came out and immediately launched in to “Fazer”. The crowd erupted. About four songs in, the bass amp went out. While they trouble shooted, Walter (the singer/guitarist) began playing Start Today by Gorilla Biscuits. It was at this moment, Quicksand cemented their place as my favorite post-hardcore band of all time. The combination of the show atmosphere and “covering” a GB song was more than I could fully comprehend at the time.
It’s time for The Weekly Tour Round-Up! There are a ton of great tours going on this fall and winter and more are getting announced each week. Below you’ll find all the tours going on over the next few months, with newly announced tours listed above previously announced tours. So check out all the tours if you’ve missed any of them and make sure to mark them down on your calendars!
POZ Sponsored Shows
TeamPagano New Years Eve Show
Pity Sex, Waxahatchee [12/29-01/12]
Quicksand, Title Fight [01/07-01/30]
The World Is A Beautiful Place [12/31-01/12]
The Color Morale, Our Last Night [01/11-01/25]
Matt Pryor, Into It. Over It. [01/16-01/20]
Silverstein, Glass Cloud [01/25-03/02]
Desaparecidos, Joyce Manor [02/15-02/26]
United Kingdom|Mainland Europe
Make Do And Mend [03/01-03/19]
Sum 41, Billy Talent [03/14-04/13]
For The Fallen Dreams, Abandon All Ships [03/22-04/13]
Lower Than Atlantis [04/16-04/25]
Pierce The Veil, Woe Is Me [05/15-06/05]
Senses Fail, Handguns [05/18-06/01]
Previously Announced Tours:
Refused, American Nightmare, Quicksand, and Converge, amont many others will be playing this year’s FYF Fest. Check out the full lineup below by clicking “Read More.”