Hello! I’m Kiwi (@kiwipunx) and I’m here to tell you about some of the cool things we have going on in Madrid’s hardcore scene.
Hardcore Before Christmas: A Benefit Show
Last December 3rd, we organized Hardcore Before Christmas: a benefit show where all the money and toys we collected went towards giving immigrant kids in need a better Christmas.
The Crew Behind the Scene: Asilo Records
First of all, let me tell you about the work crew that made this possible. We are Asilo Records, a DIY record label made by punk immigrants who are here to make a positive change and bring immigrants like us and Latino hardcore to the front. All with the power of our punk ethics, friendship, and salsa tunes.
A Night Beyond Expectations
We expected the show to go well, but the night really exceeded our expectations. We had a sold-out show at Barracudas Rock Bar (the venue was PACKED!) and lots of people brought toys for the kids. Even people who couldn’t attend hit us up to pay for a ticket anyway. Nothing says Christmas miracle like a whole scene coming together despite their differences to have a good time and contribute to a good cause. That’s what hardcore is about: not just music and ego trips, but making a positive impact in the world. In Asilo Records, we believe in using hardcore as a tool of change.
Unforgettable Performances by Four Bands
But we don’t only have positive things to say about the crowd because the four bands in the line-up made sure to end the year with a bang with their killer sets.
The bands who joined forces for this event were:
third-world working-class punk filled with catchy choruses to make the crowd go wild.
is a hardcore metal that shakes the venue with its filthy riffs.
energetic straight edge hardcore with a clear message of anti-fascism, feminism, and mental health awareness.
Furious Colombian immigrant hardcore punk to remind you that Latinos are here to do it faster and better.
Could you think of a better way to end 2023? We don’t think so.
Thanks for reading! Support the bands and keep your eyes peeled for more of Asilo Records (@asilorecords) and Madrid’s hardcore scene in the future.
Somos asilo en el exilio. Hardcore como herramienta de cambio.