Newsflash: A positive musical message doesnt have to be a Christian one. And, while were at it, straight-edge hardcore shows dont have to be violent.
If your mind was just blown, we suggest giving a listen to Have Heart, a Massachusetts band thats been a commanding presence in the posicore (i.e., positive hardcore) scene since its inception in 2002. Advocating self-control, tolerance, logic, and respect, HHs thrashy, punk-infused music isnt out to pervert the minds of our young (or send them to church).
By the way, this may be your last chance ever to see Have Heart live, as the group recently announced plans to split after its current worldwide tour.
Sat., Aug. 29, 7 p.m., 2009