Courtesy of SFLHC
South Florida's hardcore scene has always been a proud one. While we've had our share of bands go on to enjoy national recognition, it seems like we've spent more time waiting for the rest of the national hardcore scene to catch up while we scream our own praises between Palm Beach County and Miami. Bands like Centuries, Axis, and, most recently, Blistered are working hard to break the cycle for a new generation of South Florida hardcore bands.
Reared and schooled in the tradition of the signature metallic-tinged hardcore that was Florida's calling card in the '90s, Blistered has recently tasted major success with its debut EP -- out on one of the genre's most exciting labels, 6131 Records -- performing at South by Southwest, and showing the rest of the nation on tour that there is more to South Florida than swamps and geriatrics.
We believe Blistered deserves your undivided attention. As such, we spoke with the band's frontman (and one of the busiest musicians in the area period), William Lennon Livesay, about the band's recent triumphs, growing up in South Florida hardcore, and the importance of all-ages venues.