Throughout their 8-year long career, Boston’s HAVE HEART was about so much more than music; Have Heart was about honesty, positive living and real emotion. Formed in 2002, Have Heart released their demo and 7inch and followed those up with their debut full-length, The Things We Carry, in 2006 to overwhelmingly positive acclaim from critics and fans alike. Fast-forward to 2008 and the band released the landmark effort Songs to Scream at the Sun, which gained notoriety in their traditional hardcore scene and beyond. Throughout all of this, Have Heart toured North America, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, Australia and beyond. Every nook and cranny of planet Earth was covered and every fan was completely captivated by this very special group of musicians. However, real life caught up and Have Heart decided to call it quits in Fall of 2009.
On October 17th, 2009, Have Heart played their last show as a benefit to a women’s shelter in Boston to a 2,000 person sold-out crowd from around the world. As the band took stage and the intro started, the room swelled with anticipation and there was unstoppable energy throughout their entire performance. Have Heart delivered an hour+ long set full of sincerity and integrity at one of the most memorable events in hardcore history.
Bridge Nine Records is proud to present 10.17.09, a special CD/DVD of Have Heart’s final show. With six cameras and countless mic’s, every stagedive and sing-along in the venue was captured and is presented to the viewer in the utmost realistic quality. Have Heart’s frontman Pat Flynn comments, “This shit makes Avatar look like the Ten Yard Fight documentary. Wrench and his crew did an excellent job capturing the feeling of this little show of ours. I hope kids enjoy it.”
Look for 10.17.09 on CD/DVD and LP formats on November 23, 2010 from Bridge Nine Records and stay tuned to Bridge9.com for more information on the release and pre-order information around Edge Day next month.
*photo by Rich Gaccione