I grew up outside of Buffalo, NY and got into hardcore around '89/'90 when a kid at school told me that if I liked Slayer I should check out this hardcore band called Sick Of It All. I figured what did I have to lose (other than a few bucks) and ordered Blood, Sweat & No Tears from some underground music catalog I had at the time. When it finally came in the mail and I got to check it out, that was it - there was no turning back! The first hardcore show I went to was an Agnostic Front show at the Skyroom in Buffalo with Sick Of It All on the bill. Several years later I ended up leaving the area and moving to Brooklyn where I lived from '94 to '98. During that time I would venture over to the city every now and then to catch a good hardcore show at places like CBGB's, Coney Island High, Tramps, and Irving Plaza. After that it was back to Buffalo and then on to Atlanta where I am currently.