The New York Hardcore Chronicles

22 Oct 2017 Sunday
22 Oct 2017 Sunday

The New York Hardcore Chronicles

Pawtucket, RI
Blackstone Valley Visitors Center


Filmmakers Bio:
Drew Stone is an American film director, producer, film editor and musician. His works include music videos, commercials, documentary films and television.

He played an active role in the early stages of the Boston hardcore punk scene. He was the co-founder and lead singer of The Mighty C.O.’s of Boston, Massachusetts and The High & The Mighty of New York City. Stone is also known for his career as the front man for New York City’s Antidote since 1984. He also fronts The Drew Stone Hit Squad which plays punk, hardcore, traditional and americana in an acoustic format.

Music Career:
In 1981 while attending Emerson College, Stone became heavily involved in the local Boston Hardcore music scene and became the lead singer of The Mighty C.O.’s. Upon returning to New York City in 1983 he formed The High & The Mighty and a year later joined hardcore band Antidote. His contributions to the hardcore punk scene were documented in the books American Hardcore: A Tribal History and NYHC New York Hardcore 1980–1990 In 2013 he formed The Drew Stone Hit Squad which plays punk, hardcore, traditional and americana in an acoustic format.

Film Career:
After working for years as a crew member on film sets in a variety of roles in 1992 Stone formed New York City-based film Production Company, Stone Films NYC and produced numerous music videos (Onyx, Type O Negative, Biohazard, Kings X, Insane Clown Posse) by himself and produced / directed with his brother Evan B. Stone as “The Stone Brothers” (Vanilla Ice, Channel Zero, Stuck Mojo). He has directed videos for Agnostic Front, Sick of It All, Fury of Five and Madball. He is a four-time X-Tremmy award winner with his Urban Street-Bike Warriors series of extreme sports films and director of the MTV True Life episode “I Live To Ride,” which exposed the extreme sport of motorcycle stunt riding to millions worldwide.[citation needed] In 2006 he created the Urban Street-Bike Warriors: Black Sheep Squadron Tour.

He directed and edited All Ages: The Boston Hardcore Film., a documentary film on the influential early Boston hardcore scene which focuses on aspects of the community and culture. The film debuted at the Independent Film Festival of Boston 2012 and was released on DVD in June of that year. The film features interviews, archival footage and the music of Boston’s early hardcore bands including Deep Wound, DYS, Gang Green, Impact Unit, Jerry’s Kids, Negative FX, SS Decontrol, The Freeze and The F.U.’s. Also featured in the film are interviews with renowned author Michael Patrick MacDonald (“Easter Rising”, “All Souls”), actress Christine Elise McCarthy, Thrasher Magazine editor Jake Phelps, American Hardcore director Paul Rachman, and Newbury Comics owner Michael Dreese