It was one of those beautiful New York City days: the weather wasn’t yet too unbearable (something like a cool 65 degrees), every inch of grass in Manhattan was covered with picnic blankets, and Tompkins Square Park was flooding with fans of Philly hardcore outfit Soul Glo. Benefitting mutual aid group Friend of a Friend, the free show also featured local New York hardcore acts such as COMPA, T.A.Z and Person(a).
Tearing through a rapid fire set, Brooklyn-based COMPA ignited the crowd with their relentless energy and electrifying presence, followed immediately by T.A.Z, pouring fuel onto an already white-hot fire. With the energy of the crowd building to a palpable fever pitch, New York -based Person(a) ripped through their set with a hurried frenzy, jumping into the crowd and becoming one with the pulsating mass of fans.
Soul Glo wasted no time, frenetically tearing through a set list mostly featuring songs from their 2022 album Diaspora Problems.
Scroll down for pics of the show (photos by Conor Rooney)