Music Hall of Williamsburg
H2O

Celebrating the 15th Anniversary and Re-Release of Thicker Than Water

H2O

Wisdom In Chains, Stigma, Well Excuse Me, Princess

Thu, December 27, 2012

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Music Hall of Williamsburg

Brooklyn, NY

$20 advance / $25 day of show

This event is 16 and over

Playing Thicker Than Water in it's entirety for the first time ever!

H2O
H2O
If you claim to be well versed in punk history, you would certainly know that H2O are one of New York's premiere melodic hardcore punk acts. For more than half a decade now, the NYC quintet have been blasting their specific blend of hardcore energy and pop-friendly melody all around the globe to fans of all kinds of music. H2O have found favor with everybody from the hardcore elite to the mainstream enthusiast. One main reason for this universal appeal is the band's attitude towards touring and playing live.

Performing an average of 200 shows a year, no one can accuse this hardened bunch of road warriors of not playing it to the bone. After performing with such varied acts as Pennywise, No Doubt, The Misfits and the band that gave them their first break, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, H2O have accumulated fans all over the world. Through it all, H2O pride themselves on keeping close ties to their fans. The band members answer all their mail personally and can usually be found hanging out in the crowd after their shows. H2O makes it a point to stay grounded. This closeness to their fans is what gives an H2O show its characteristic unified vibe.
Wisdom In Chains
Wisdom In Chains
Wisdom In Chains was started a few years back with members from America and Europe. Maarten, a guitar player from Holland in a band called Daredevil made the call to Richie and Mad Joe who where in Krutch at the time. Maarten had the idea to start an old school band, with heavy punk and OI influences. The three met while Krutch was on tour in Europe. The plans where made and Maarten came to the USA to record. The group released a self entitled CD on Gangstyle Records. Only one show was ever performed by the group due to the extreme distance between the members. Eventually Maarten who was a key writer in the band would convince Richie and Joe to find local members and keep this band going. So they recruited local guitar star and just crazy motherfucker in general Tony Meltdown. Tony was in a band called The Ninth Plague and basically shreds on the guitar. Shannon Sparky was brought in on drums, he was a logical choice. Shannon also played with Richie and Mad Joe in another band called Out To Win (aka MUSHMOUTH). The search was on for the bass player, and the only guy that could jam with these cats was Big Show Greg, a local trouble maker and drunk. The new line-up was complete and now the band is hitting the highways and playing killer street rock with heavy old school HC and OI influence. After two well received releases with this line-up Meltdown would eventually leave the band, filling his shoes is none other then Evan Feeble. Evan a long time friend and also guitar player from Feeble (Mad Joe's first band) joins the group just in time for their long awaited I Scream Records release The question on the streets is "Can they top their previous efforts?" the answer "HELL YEA" their new album "Everything You Know..." will be full of surprises. Lou from Sick of it All, joins them on a track, this release is so diverse and interesting some consider it the "rebirth of the album" time and thought where put into this release, from the diverse music, to the clever lyrics and themes, right down to the artwork, "Everything You Know..." is sure to be a classic.
Stigma
Stigma
Stigma, born Vincent Cappucchio, Vinnie Stigma is the long time guitarist of the seminal hardcore bands Agnostic Front and Madball. His solo project Stigma is a mix of punk and HC styles, he currently runs New York Hardcore Tattoos on Stanton Street in New York City's Lower East Side.

It is popular at Agnostic Front shows for fans to shout "Stigma!" before his solos. Stigma is known as one of the nicest people in the hardcore scene. Typically a guitarist and backup vocalist, he sings lead vocals on the song "Pauly the Dog" on Agnostic Front's album "Something's Gotta Give".
Venue Information:
Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th St
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://www.musichallofwilliamsburg.com/