Blackjackaction was a part of the hardcore movement in the mid-90s. The group of bands we played with and who came to our shows were highly DIY. We toured during a time where no one had cell phones and our trusty road atlas and a payphone were our means of getting to the next show.

 

Basement shows, house shows, and alternative all-ages venues were where bands like us took hold.

 

Blackjackaction wrote music that was different for its' time - a mixture of strange time signatures and musical dynamics set us apart from the typical screamy loud genre we were a part of.

 

We recorded a record I am still proud of to this day but which has unfortunately never seen any sort of release. You can find links to all of it here

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I am currently playing drums in an experimental Oakland-based band called Brookhaven