Mike Riley has been a force in the D.C./Virginia/Maryland hardcore and punk scenes for years, which includes playing in beloved bands such as Pulling Teeth, putting on gigs (your editor’s band played its first show at a space that he co-founded) and more recently sharing his archive of hardcore and punk from his home base in Colorado.
Back in April of this year, Riley announced that he was digitizing his collection of punk and hardcore demos from the DMV and putting it on Bandcamp. The releases are all up for $2, and he donates all of the sales to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. He’s asking for submissions as well.
On top of that, Riley has been posting his collection of show flyers from the DMV on Instagram.
For more on Riley’s background in music and his activity in his old scene, check out the interview over at No Echo.
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