Initial Records


Louisville, Kentucky based punk and hardcore label founded by Andy Rich. Notable releases include records from Boy Sets Fire, The Jazz June, and Blood Red.

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Krazy Fest slated for May 2011
After numerous rumours over the last few months, an official website (and confirmation) has been made that plans are underway for a 2011 edition of Krazy Fest. A 2004 version of the festival was abruptly cancelled after more than six consecutive years of festivals. The new festival is slated for May 20th through the 23rd at the Expo 5 in Louisville, KY. …
2011-01-13 13:30:01

The Jazz June schedule final reunion show
The Jazz June have scheduled a "final" reunion show on August 15th in Philadelphia. The band has been playing a string of reunion shows in support of their former roadie Adam Gerhart. The show will take place at the MRoom in Philadelphia on August 15th and is being billed as "the…
2007-08-06 15:40:02

Jazz June to perform in Worcester in support of Adam Gerhart
The Jazz June are playing yet another show in support of their friend and former roadie Adam Gerhart. Moving from Philly, the band will be playing Ralph's Chadwick Square Diner in Worcester, Massachusetts on Saturday, June 16, 2007. Joining them will be Clawjob, New Idea Society, Quiet…
2007-05-06 00:06:38

Another Jazz June reunion show this Saturday
The Jazz June will be playing their reunion show this Saturday in New Brunswick, NJ. The band announced their intention to play again last year in support of a friend diagnosed with brain cancer. The show will be at the Court Tavern at 10pm and feature the…
2007-01-29 23:15:07

The Jazz June announce reunion show details
The Jazz June have announced the details for their previously announced reunion show in Philadelphia set for early next year. The band originally formed in 1996 and released a number of records including 2001's They Love Those Who Make The Music and their final…
2006-11-24 11:00:03

Jazz June plans reunion show for January 2007
The Jazz June have announced plans for a reunion show in Philadelphia set for early next year. The band originally formed in 1996 and released a number of records including 2001's They Love Those Who Make The Music and their final record, 2002's Better Off Without Air. The…
2006-11-03 17:00:04

Former Ink and Dagger member sues Microsoft
Former Ink & Dagger drummer Ryan McLaughlin has filed suit against software and gaming behemoth Microsoft. According to court papers filed by McLaughlin's lawyer last month, the suit calls for unspecified damages in a jury trial. The problem stems from what McLaughlin claims as the unlicensed use of three tracks from the influential goth-hardcore act and their 1998 album The Fine Art of Original Sin. The tracks in question, "The Fine Art of Original…
2005-11-29 09:47:37

Paulson announces Early 2005 dates
Paulson has announced a series of dates in the first two months of 2005. The band will head out with a variety of bands including The Break, Jenoah, Kaddisfly, Endicott and Folly. The band has been touring in support of their Initial debut,…
2004-12-25 10:50:15

Paulson tour dates with Burnthe8Track, Senses Fail, Midtown, and Moneen
This winter, Paulson [review] will be heading up to Canada for the first time for a week of dates with Burnthe8Track [review], after which the two bands will tour down the east coast to Florida. After that, Paulson will be joining up with Senses Fail, Midtown, and Moneen for a few of their final shows of the…
2004-10-22 09:24:40

Paulson Announces Tour Dates with Albert React
Paulson and Albert React have announced a string of tour dates for July. Paulson is touring in support of their new album, Variations, which was released June 22nd on Initial Records. After the band parts with Albert React, they will meet up with Folly for a two month nation wide…
2004-07-05 12:23:35

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