In 1996, Victory Records released an iconic live album called The California Takeover, which featured recordings from a three-band bill in L.A. that boasted Earth Crisis, Snapcase and Strife — three of the most popular and influential hardcore bands of the Nineties.
This show was rescheduled due to COVID and I decided to travel to Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY. I have been very vocal about SNAPCASE.
It was Tremont Music Hall 8/28/1998 – within the first 15 seconds of “Caboose” I couldn’t believe what I was witnessing. I was like “I wanna do THAT”… two months later I assembled a band. I ripped off my early guitar style from Jon & Frank. I’ve driven through Buffalo, NY blizzards in Brian Rayfield’s Mom‘s minivan and begged Nancy Ball to skip Thanksgiving in Jersey and drive me to Brooklyn. I head-walked and stage dove my way past security. Aside from glassJAw and Converge, Snapcase is only band that brings 12-year-old mini me out of retirement.
Hello, my name is Justin Driscoll. Originally from New Jersey, I call the wonderful state of North Carolina home. I might have taken your photo at some point or met you at a Rock N Roll show? However, I also have many other facets of my life I am passionate about. I started this site to talk about some of those things.
Whether it be guitars, guitar gear, Harley’s, Jeep stuff, photography, vinyl or travels, I’ll be on here to chat about it.
Stay Weird, Stay Creative!