January 13: Steven Blush brings American Hardcore to Sweat

Sweat Records and Roofless Rex proudly present an evening with American Hardcore: A Tribal History author, Steven Blush. Steve will present on – you guessed it – American hardcore, complete with a slide show. Seating starts at 8pm and is first come, first serve. The event is free and all ages are welcome. Facebook RSVP : Click here for an interview with Steven Blush in Miami New Times.

American Hardcore is an essential record of punk’s transition toward an even faster, more deranged version of it’s already histrionic sound and style. Following the dialogue-based format of music histories such as Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk, Steven Blush collects, edits and arranges a deluge of outstanding, informative interviews with o.g. hardcore’s key players.

More info about American Hardcore and Steven Blush after the jump.

AMERICAN HARDCORE: A Tribal History was released in October, 2001 to great success. The book is now in five languages, and led the way to the creation of the acclaimed documentary AMERICAN HARDCORE: The History of American Punk Rock 1980-1986. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006, and was released theatrically later that year by Sony Pictures Classics. With the resurgence of punk rock, and continued interest in the significant American DIY movement, Blush has expanded the book and will release the second edition on November 1, 2010.

Author Steven Blush promoted hardcore shows in Washington D.C. in the early 80s. He moved to New York in 1986, and founded SECONDS Magazine, publishing 52 issues through the year 2000. Blush has written three books on the subject of rock: AMERICAN HARDCORE: A Tribal History (2001, Feral House); AMERICAN HAIR METAL (2006, Feral House); and .45 DANGEROUS MINDS: The Most Intense Interviews From Seconds Magazine (2005, Creation Books). His writing has appeared in publications including SPIN, Details, PAPER, Interview, Village Voice and The Times of London. For twenty years he worked as a New York City club DJ and promoter, noted for his “Rock Candy” parties at Don Hill’s and sound designs for fashion pioneer Stephen Sprouse.