Punk & Hardcore

Phoenix Hardcore Band Humiliation's Name a Reminder to Stay Humble

The heinous death rattle of the June sunset had arrested the city as I descended into Mitchell Park in downtown Tempe with vocalist Alec LoCruzio and guitarist Alex Rempel of the nascent hardcore quartet Humiliation. We are not-so-comfortably seated at a still sun-warmed picnic table that's partially pocked with pigeon shit. A pick-up game of basketball continues at the nearby court in harmony with the commotion of parents entertaining their children on the nearby playground equipment; a fairly shameless drug deal goes down between two sedans to the west on McKemy Street, and slowly the cross-chatter of chummy sarcasm and cigarette smoke between the three of us begins to take a more focused tone.