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Another topic about being the POC in the white scene.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rochelle Mar 5, 2012. 4 Replies

Does anyone want to share their experiences of playing in bands with white people?  While I was in college I happened to play in a hardcore band where I was the only person of color and this was…Continue

Punks / Metalheads of color in the SF Bay Area

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jordana Feb 22, 2012. 7 Replies

Just bumping up this topic again to see if there are folks from the bay area in here that listen to punk and metal.  I'd like to see if I can find some new show buddies, bike riding companions and…Continue

punks of color in the SF Bay Area

Started this discussion. Last reply by 3ri5xqnnu48l6 Jan 17, 2012. 1 Reply

Yo, just putting this out there.  I'm wondering if there are folks that use this thing that are actually into the punk and or metal underground.  Don't get me wrong, but if the depth of your playlist…Continue

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mabesss liked XcastroX's discussion Another topic about being the POC in the white scene.
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"hey! thnks for the add! Happy New Years :)"
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Coleman J. Brahski replied to XcastroX's discussion Another topic about being the POC in the white scene.
"the key is to understand where the people you deal with are coming from and what fuels their perceptions. i used to be turned off by "black culture" but i had to realize 1) i am black and nothing i do will remove that and 2) context is…"
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Addicted ToBad Things replied to XcastroX's discussion Another topic about being the POC in the white scene.
"i have few experiances with whites on the metal scene. i recently met a person through a friend of mine. (also a black guitarist but he has issues with him self and his color) anyways the guy was white and perseeded to tell me how the guy in his…"
Mar 3, 2012
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"I forgot exactly where we played, but we DEFINITELY played in Austin."
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"I haven't seen The First Step. Did that tour come through Austin? "
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Feb 22, 2012
Jordana replied to XcastroX's discussion Punks / Metalheads of color in the SF Bay Area
"The name of the band is Metamorphia and we do not have anything posted on the net yet as we're still writing and recording demos of stuff. As a band we are a democracy so we can only post stuff if we all agree on it but I am allowed to post…"
Feb 22, 2012
XcastroX left a comment for XNobleX
"Nice Earth Crisis t-shirt!  I went on tour with my band in Texas along with The First Step back in 2005.  Maybe I ran into you?"
Feb 22, 2012
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Feb 22, 2012
اندرى ليتل replied to XcastroX's discussion Punks / Metalheads of color in the SF Bay Area
"so far i like embalmed, World Burns to Death, Look Back and Laugh, Sunn O))), and Sanguis Imperem, but...personally, when im in the mic i want my vocals heard clearly!...i got messages from the ether! "
Feb 22, 2012

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Name
Joshua F. Castro
Occupation:
Vegan sous chef
Favorite bands:
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Earth Crisis
Feist
Discharge
Anti-Cimex
Tragedy
Concrete Blonde
Jane's Addiction
Youth of Today
Megadeth
Decapitated
Emperor
Mercyful Fate
Suicide File
Converge
Favorite books:
Legacy to Liberation
Black Feminist Thought - Patricia Hill Collins
Being and Nothingness - Jean-Paul Sartre
Naked Lunch - William S. Burroughs
Flower for Algernon - Daniel Keyes
Favorite Magazines:
Newsprint is dead
Relationship status:
Single
Orientation:
No answer
Smoke/Drink?
no/ no
Question For Bands: Genre?
D-beat
Band Question - Band Members:
Three Filipino San Francisco State University alumni.
Band Question - Sounds like:
Marxists playing crust punk.
Band Question - Musical Influences:
Skitsystem, Tragedy, Anti-cimex, Disclose, Detestation, State of Fear
Band Question - Record label:
Indie

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At 10:14pm on January 1, 2013, mabesss said…

hey! thnks for the add! Happy New Years :)

At 5:17pm on February 22, 2012, XNobleX said…

I haven't seen The First Step. Did that tour come through Austin? 

At 10:42pm on September 17, 2011, STONE VENGEANCE said…
SAN FRANCISCO METAL GREETINGS, MY FRIEND. KEEP ROCKIN HARD! MIKE.                            
At 7:11pm on June 5, 2011, I'm Major Taylor! said…
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