Youth of Today

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Youth of Today

It's never too late for your first Japan tour. In the case of NYC straight-edgers Youth of Today, that all-important trip to Tokyo has been 26 years in the making. To be fair, the hardcore act have hardly enjoyed an uninterrupted run since they first formed in 1985: after a string of lineup changes, they called it a day in 1990, only to spend the following two decades holding sporadic reunions. The current group features founder members Ray Cappo and John Porcelly along with bassist Ken Olden (who also took part in the 2004 reunion) and newcomer Vinny Panza on drums. The Youth are supported by a healthy posse of local acts, including Slight Slappers and Hardcore Fanclub.