If you like hardcore music you've heard of Bridge Nine, and if you like Boston sports you've heard of Sully's, but did you know the sports brand was originally started solely to fund punk albums? When Chris Wrenn was just 19 years old, he started a record label in his dorm room. Then, in the spring of 2000, he walked to Fenway Park from Boston's Mission Hill with friends from his bands and a backpack full of "Yankees Suck" bumper stickers. The plan? To make the much needed money to release a record with his roommates in the band American Nightmare. What happened next took the hardcore music scene of the early 2000's worldwide and cemented Bridge Nine Records as one of its most recognized ambassadors. Read about it courtesy of No Echo HERE!
*Circa 2000 photo of Chris Wrenn and Wes Eisold (American Nightmare) hawking to Sox fans by Kate Bowen.