NOSE DIVE have been around for nearly a year, but I've yet to see them play...that fact is made all the more saddening after listening to Black Cloud. Stripped and infectious hardcore, tough as hell but not even remotely aggro - you get the distinct impression that NOSE DIVE know something you don't. Well versed and steeped in both angry '80s hardcore and UK punk (think BLITZ meets WARZONE tinged with Midwest punk), while sounding totally relevant. Diane (LIVID, OPT OUT) plays guitar with dudes from RANK/XEROX and JUMP OFF A BUILDING and maybe some other folks, but I wouldn't really know because they never fukkn play shows. This band is at the top of my 'must see' list, and is on a very short list of the best current bands in the Bay, and their tapes are only $1 from Jess.