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The last time I saw Geoff Rickly was eight years ago on the parking lot outside Giants Stadium in New Jersey. Maybe 30,000 impressionable teenagers were watching Rickly, and he looked miserable. Thursday, the post-hardcore band that Rickly had formed in 1997, had somehow catapulted near the forefront of emo during the genre’s confusing commercial… More »

Ask anyone old enough to drink what they think emo is, and you’ll get about as many different responses as people willing to answer. They’ll just about all be right, too (if is any kind of reference, anyway). Everyone’s nebulous identification and loose understanding of the genre is both its best and worst quality… More »

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Notorious AIDS Drug Price Gouger Is A Post-Hardcore Figurehead

On Sunday The New York Times published a distressing story about Turing Pharmaceuticals jacking up the price of a drug called Daraprim from $13.50 to…
Caitlin White | September 22, 2015 - 3:34 pm

No Devotion – “Permanent Sunlight”

Last year, Geoff Rickly, former Thursday frontman and current leader of the great hardcore band United Nations, teamed up with the non-child predator former members…
Tom Breihan | August 18, 2015 - 9:19 am

No Devotion – “10,000 Summers” (Stereogum Premiere)

There aren't too many bands with weirder stories than No Devotion. Geoff Rickly, the former frontman for New Jersey post-hardcore greats Thursday, leads the band.
Tom Breihan | October 6, 2014 - 8:46 am

No Devotion – “Stay”

Imagine being one of the other guys in Lostprophets. Last year, Ian Watkins, the frontman of the Welsh nu-metal band, was convicted of vile, unspeakable…
Tom Breihan | July 1, 2014 - 2:55 pm

United Nations – “Meanwhile On Main Street”

Back when he was still the frontman of Thursday, Geoff Rickly also led United Nations, a mysterious side project that also, at various points, included…
Tom Breihan | June 24, 2014 - 10:12 am

United Nations – “Serious Business”

Over the years Thursday frontman Geoff Rickly's genre-spanning United Nations has featured members of Converge, Glassjaw, Pianos Become The Teeth, Acid Tiger, and the Lovekill.
Chris DeVille | June 3, 2014 - 12:27 pm

In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2011

In September we toasted the best new bands of 2011. Bright futures for those guys! But come this time of year it's also important to…
Scott Lapatine | December 26, 2011 - 11:05 am