“The first album that I went out and bought myself? I’m pretty sure that it was a Kiss album. I know that my mother got me Kiss’ ‘Alive.’ And then I saved up all my money from my paper route and stuff to go out and get myself a copy of Kiss’ ‘Destroyer.’ I think that was the very first one that I bought myself.
And there was a Judas Priest album in there, too, that was one of the first that I bought.”
Lou Koller leads hardcore heroes Sick of It All into Northern Lights in Clifton Park on Saturday (November 26), as headliners for the annual Rat-A-Tat Tattoo & Music Expo. Doors open at 12noon, and the music cranks up at 1pm, featuring Brick By Brick, Maximum Penalty, the Last Stand, Concrete, All For Revenge, Dead Aces, Hands Up!, Crashing Funerals, Renewal of Faith, Sentries, Oh Boy, Deviant Loners, Black John Wayne, Exiled, Letchworth and the Harrowing. Tix are $15 in advance; $20 at the door. The fest continues at 1pm on Sunday (November 27) with headliners Trapped Under Ice, as well as Backtrack, Take Offense, Hundredth, Betrayal, Born Low, Goat Fight, Nephalum, the Power and Breathless by Dawn. Sunday tix are $10 in advance; $15 at the door.