Some mighty big bands from the national hardcore punk world will perform at the Oasis on James Island (778 Folly Rd.) this week. New York veterans Sick of It All headline the bill on Mon. Sept. 13 with support from Street Dogs, Devils' Brigade, Flatfoot 56, and Vices.
Touring behind a hot new disc titled Based on a True Story (their ninth studio album), Sick of It All will have plenty of heavy-hitting material in the setlist. Lead singer Lou Koller, guitarist Pete Koller, bassist Craig Setari, and drummer Armand Majidi have been touring heavily for years. This fall they head over to Europe and the U.K. after wrapping up a lengthy trip around North America.
The band recorded Based on a True Story with Danish studio producer Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Mnemic, Hatesphere) in Copenhagen, resulting in what they call "a massive metallic heaviness which increases the punch and drive of the new opus." British music mag Metal Hammer recently wrote, "Despite their ever-increasing age and fierce competition Sick of It All are still the finest spokesmen for hardcore's social conscience and values." Check out a clip from the new song "Death or Jail" below.
Led by former Dropkick Murphys singer Mike McColgan, Boston-bred punk rock group Street Dogs recently released a self-titled album via Hellcat Records. Bay Area punk legend and Rancid's bassist Matt Freeman also released a long-awaited self-titled debut with his side project Devils Brigade on Hellcat. Chicago's "Celtic-punk heroes" Flatfoot 56 celebrated a 10-year anniversary this summer with a Old Shoe Records debut titled Black Thorn. The band recently did a successful run on the 2010 Vans Warped Tour.
Vices opens the all-ages show at the Oasis on Monday at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15.