Thursday, 19 August 2010
Nowadays the hungarian scene is not so big, but there's a lot of great guys and girls everywhere in the country (commonly the countryside kids are better haha).
Basically Hungary is a shitty place, filled with narrow-minded, fascist, homophobic people and sadly some people in the hardcorepunk scene are acting the same, but that's uncharacteristic. I like the kids I know in the scene and yeah, we've got some fashion and transit face but I think it's the same problem everywhere in the world.
I think hardcorepunk is not all about the music and shows, it's about doin' important things and keeping things alive. There are more and more kids, who wanna be a part of a real community, but now we are just a few people. I think the scene is changing and we'll grow up to the challenge.
Mostly we have got little DIY shows and we are always looking for a great club in the downtown area, sometimes we get it, sometimes not, but we're always trying to work it out. There aren't a lot of bookings here, sometimes just simple guys setting up a show :)
The most important and trusty bookings are:
For The Kids Shows
Kurva Anyád! Booking
Dzsukhell (they're first a record label, but sometimes they're setting up shows)
and the labels:
Violent Loser Tapes - my tape business, 2 releases for now
I Drink Milk is a 'zine and a tape label form the countryside. The fanzines are in hungarian and english too (just one issue I guess). Really-really cool label!
Honest For Truth Records - mostly nowadays hungarian hardcorepunk bands and re-releases from the 90's
Flipped Up Records - thrashcore stuff from all around the world
Teenage Riot - the one and only hardcorepunk shop in Budapest (and Hungary I guess) and a record label too
Kids Like Us Records - underground punkhardcore label with great hungarian bands
For Rent Records - a little DIY label, doin' very cool things, great guys
There's so many bands, and fortunately the others have wrote about them. Some extra underground bands you should listen to and they're still active:
Rivers Run Dry - d-beat in the vein of Tragedy
Wasted Struggle - modern hardcore
Icaros - neocrust, members of Semmi Komoly, Nesze and New Dead Project
Crippled Fox - thrashy hardcorepunk
Ninpulators - 80's hardcorepunk attitude in the vein of Zero Boys
Shortcut - youth crew hardcore
Step On It - all school monsters
Fuseism - 80's emotional hardcore a la Fugazi
Mind Your Step - fast punkhardcore/powerviolence from Csorna
Rákosi - raw punk about daily true stories from Mezőtúr
Dance Or Die! - fast and melodic punk
Young Arsenal - political punk
Think Again - hardcore from lake Balaton
Wormkids - surfpunk a la JFA
Another Way - fastcore from Békés
I don't remember more all of a sudden...
And let's see the fanzines, blogs:
Harc Áldozatok Nélkül (Struggle Without Victims) - vegetarian 'zine only in hungarian
Honest For Truth Interview 'zine - oldschool and old hardcore interviews, stories in hungarian and there's english version of some issues too
Kids Like Us Records webzine - stories, interviews, etc. only in hungarian
Still Nothing Moves You - that's my blog, mostly show reports only in hungarian
Reaction is a hardcore fanzine written by a few local people and this is one of the high standard zines in Budapest/Hungary. They're just taking a break right now. I'm sorry but this also only in hungarian...
Sofa King - Viktor's blog, you can see his other blogs there about life, about punk.
and there are a lot of blogs about punkrock and daily life, mostly in hungarian only.