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Down Low is a New York City Hardcore band with an old school sound similar to the first NY hardcore bands created in the Lower East Side of New York City back in the early 80's. The band has consistently played this traditional form of hardcore throughout their existence, despite the trend towards nu-metal, and feel that the old school sound is the way that hardcore music should be, as it was from its roots. Lyrically the Down Low deals with many kinds of social issues, as heard in Slipping From Reality and Payback, but still manages to keep a good sense of humor with tunes like  Light Up You Fuckin' Herb and Diarrhea. The Down Low formed in the Fall of 1994 and played their first show in Peekskill, NY on a large bill of popular NYC hardcore bands giving them instant recognition in the NY hard music scene. They also recorded their first self titled demo that year, and after a lot of gigging and writing, they recorded for several CD compilations throughout '95 ta '98, including Another Planet Records "Creepy Crawl Live" and " Bad Taste - The Brotherhood of Antigood". In 1998 Downlow returned to the studio to record the Wall of Anger CD/EP with the production help of Mike Dijan ( Breakdown, Coldfront) which was released on Eyeball Records. Later that year Downlow released All My Life on a NYHC compilation CD for Triple Crown Records. The band played some landmark shows in 1998 - when CBGBs did a 2-day tribute to the family of James Ray Barbieri a.k.a. Raybeez from Warzone ( who passed away earlier that year) Down Low was asked to play the show and share the stage with hardcore legends Sick Of It All and many others to pay tribute and respects to Raybeez, and his participation and support for the NYHC scene. Another highlight of the Summer of 1998 was playing a huge free show in Tompkins Square Park to hundreds of people, again alongside many great bands including headliners Breakdown. In 1998 the band temporarily disbanded because of personal family issues and legal difficulties. Joe V. and Raeph toured briefly with Cause for Alarm, M.M. Fury continued with his other band, Disassociate and Paul and Raeph later joined Kill Your Idols. After years gone by, the band members reconnected with each other and reunited in Fall of 2003 with Joe V. on Guitar, MM Fury on Bass, and of course, Joey Downlow on vocals. Initially planning to play only one gig in support of NY legends Urban Waste (making it a double reunion) Downlow decided to keep the band going and continues to gig into 2004. Free Spirit Records recently released the bands second 7", Slipping From Reality, featured the early 90's lineup of  Joey, Joe V, MM Fury, Paul and Raeph. In 2006 JoeV bailed the fuck out of NYC and moved to California to restart NEW FAITH. DownlowNYHC still plays from time to time - you never know when we'll appear again to fuck up the scene, the show and everything around us.

NEW SHOW LIST COMING SOON



Downlow NYHC 2011 is 

Dave the Misfit
Joe V aka Bon JoeV
 
Joey Downlow aka Joey Pink
Jason "HERB DESTROYER" aka the Vaginamaster


NEW SHIRTS ARE HERE! DIP INTO YOUR WELFARE CHECK AND BUY ONE SO WE CAN PAY OUR RENT


Thanks to Jon Breedlove for his awesome artwork yet again!@


Check out some photos and video from gigs past -

Downlow at the Punk Rock Pool Hall 9/11/2006
Evergreen Ave and Flushing Ave in Bushwick, Brooklyn
 - Bon JoeV came from California to play this show!

A show in Yonkers from a few years ago
http://downlownyhc.com/downlow/

Look at our t shirt designs - Sorry.. we're too poor to actually make them so 
fantasize about wearing one to a cool CBGB Sunday matinee

http://downlownyhc.com/shirt

Check out this old gig from 2003
http://downlownyhc.com/2006_03_03

A CBGB gig from back in the dizay - forgot what year 
http://downlownyhc.com/mar23/

Download a crappy video from CBGB and pretend you're cool
http://downlownyhc.com/DownlowLiveFromCBGB052106.zip

Check out our MTV quality video "THE PRESSURE"
http://downlownyhc.com/downlow_the_pressure.swf

Look we actually made a new demo in 2006!! 
Paypal $6 to spliffrd@inch.com 
..maybe you'll get a demo, maybe we'll steal your
 money and send nothing, ya fuckin' herb

Check out the Vaginamaster making sure everything is spelled wrong
http://downlownyhc.com/downlow_cd_jason.jpg

NOW THAT YOU'VE READ AND SEEN ALL THAT BULLSHIT...LIGHT UP, YA FUCKIN' HERB!!


CHECK OUT OUR CRAPPY MUSIC ON THESE GREAT CD's AND 7"/12" RECORDS

Wall Of Anger EP
Eyeball Records
Released 2000


"Payback"
"The Brotherhood of Antigood
Bad Taste Records
Released 1998

 

"Slipping From Reality" 7" Released 1998
Freespirit Records

"All My Life"
Scene Report Comp.
Released 4/25/00
Triple Crown Records

"Stop-N-Think"
From The Ground Up
Comp Released 1996
Eyeball Records

"Slosh Victim"
Creepy Crawl Live Comp 
Released 4/8/97
Another Planet Records

And Justice Shall Be Served
Downlow/Against The Grain
Spilt 7" Released 1998
Guillotine Records

"Streets of America" "Hardcore Punk & Oi Compilation"
Reagan Youth cover "U.S.A."

United Riot Records


Visit our new myspace page and leave a funny comment
or a dirty picture, you fucking losers

www.myspace.comdownlownyhc

Visit our facebook page and see how much shit we talk
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000883406456


We got no gigs.
We got no money.
 We got nothing but ourselves..
 but we'll fuck your girlfriend,
smoke your drugs,
spend your money,
eat your food and steal your bike,
so back the fuck up!!

*NxYxHxCx FOREVER*

Remember, DOWNLOW is TRUE OLD SCHOOL HARDCORE PUNK FROM BACK IN THE DAY


Downlow continues to play hi-power, fast and intense old school hardcore music
 for people to enjoy and experience the way it was meant to be.
For more info email spliffrd@inch.com