"The Godfathers of Hardcore" Highlights Agnostic Front's Role Defining the New York Punk Scene

May 10, 2019

The music world is a volatile place. It consumes careers, relationships, and lives. There aren't many that are strong enough to survive a few years in that chaos, let alone a lifetime. Well, there are two men who have done just that. They are The Godfathers of Hardcore.

Roger Miret and Vinnie Stigma of the band Agnostic Front have spent a majority of their lives establishing what is considered New York Hardcore, but at what price? Boston music veteran and filmmaker Ian McFarland's film "The Godfathers of Hardcore" tells the story of how these two men shaped a genre of music, and ultimately how it shaped them. This isn't the typical gratuitous backstage look into a band and its members though. This is a disarmed look at two men who just happen to be veterans of the "Hardcore" scene.

I recently caught up with McFarland (Instagram: @ian_mcfarland) at his film company's (McFarland & Pecci) spot in the Allston neighborhood of Boston to talk about his movie. Take a listen to our chat about mortality, personal reflection, following your dreams at all costs, and about "The Odd Couple" of Hardcore.

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