Andy Patillo is one of the nice guys of hardcore. Family man, Edge Man ..Rad dude. He is all of the above. I had the pleasure of meeting Andy a year or so ago in Malmo, Sweden, when Keep It Clear were playing in the back of a kebab house venue that I’m sure is called GBG or something?
Anyway, I thought it was about time we had this guy here so read on if you like Straight Edge Hardcore!
Aram Arslanian has played in two of my favourite bands and plays actively in two bands that I can’t stop listening to; I have had the True Identity demo on loop! I have been lucky enough to see all of his bands bar one on a few different occasions in 3 different countries. He’s possibly one of the most approachable and nicest guys in the scene and we first met in New York (2004) at the legendary CBGB at a Champion,Blacklisted,Cast Aside and Comeback Kid show. After, Id go on to see Champion a few times in the UK along with Betrayed once, then having a really decent hang and catch up last year in Sweden with him and the guys from Keep It Clear.
True Identity have been playing a couple of shows recently
and I had forgotten if I posted any links on this awesome band.
For those who are not in this world, True X Identity is a Vegetarian Straight Edge band form the Pacific northwest,
With members of Champion, Betrayed, Blue Monday, Keep It Clear and others.
Jim sent me a link to photos from a recent show so I thought I’d share them here.
They also have some shirts left- link is below.
Photos Courtesy Of Future Breed.
Ive been thinking about Keep It Clear a lot recently and got to see them here in Sweden around a month ago. this video cropped up on Rev collectors.
I wanted to share it here too as its awesome and i love Keep It Clear best band best dudes.