One Life Crew (OLC) is a straight-edge hardcore punk band. They originally formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1994. Though the band has had numerous members, the most notable line-up consisted of "Mean" Steve Murad (vocals), Blaze Tishko (guitar), John "Lockjaw" Tole (bass), and Tony "Chubby Fresh" Pines (drums). The band formed out of the ashes of Murad's former bands Confront and Mean Streak.
Swedish Straight Edge band Disavow have returned with a new self-titled LP, and we have the exclusive full album stream! The band's first full length follows an intense 2016 demo and the excellent Half Empty EP in 2017.
While straight edge holds many different meanings to many different people, a lifetime commitment to abstaining from drugs, tobacco, and alcohol remains the cornerstone of the movement: no drinking, no smoking, no recreational drugs. Many also speak out against conquest sex, or using others for temporary gratification. Beyond these basic principles, adherents have blended straight edge with other lifestyles and ideologies. Many adopt vegetarian or vegan diets. The live performance is where straight edge hardcore truly shines. The frenetic chaos of the punk circle pit reached new levels as hardcore kids incorporated kung-fu kicks, maniacal stomping, and acrobatic stage dives into their moshing repertoire. Committed to positivity and political engagement, songs like ‘The Machinist’ called for resistance to not only drugs but any force that might stifle human potential: Let our voices form the weapons.
Straight edge (sometimes abbreviated as sXe or signified by XXX or X) is a subculture originated from hardcore punk whose adherents refrain from using alcohol, tobacco and other recreational drugs, in reaction to the excesses of punk subculture. For some, this extends to refraining from engaging in promiscuous sex, following a vegetarian or vegan diet or not using caffeine or prescription drugs. The term straight edge was adopted from the 1981 song "Straight Edge" by the hardcore punk band Minor Threat.
Straight edge bands list : list includes more than 200 mostly hardcore bands. Straight edge bands are sorted by music genres and listed from A-Z by country. Best old school Straight edge bands. Minor threat Minor Threat was an American hardcore punk band, formed in Washington, . in 1980 and disbanded in 1983. The band was relatively short-lived, but had a strong influence on the hardcore punk scene, both stylistically and in establishing a do it yourself (DIY) ethic for music distribution and concert promotion.