World Inferno Friendship Society, Everymen Live In Philly (2/9/18)

I’ve seen The World Inferno Friendship Society plenty of times over the years, but one of the most memorable was when they headlined Philly’s infamous First Unitarian Church basement back in 2011, and somebody pulled a fire alarm and the show ended early with the fire department showing up.  There’s always something special about a church show basement, and it’s one of my favorite places to see these guys.  I got to the basement right as Everymen was setting up and while not sold out, […]

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Open City, Pinkwash, Kilamanzego Live In Philly (2/3/18)

I’m a little behind on posts, and have a bunch of shows I want to post about as February has been a busy month for me (and the city of Philadelphia as a whole). I headed out to a little rad spot here in Philly called Danny’s Place to catch local hardcore band Open City.   I’ve never been to the venue before so wasn’t really sure what to expect: a house show, a bar, some random bike shop that lets shows happen there?  Turns out […]

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Static Radio NJ Live In Philly (1/27/18)

Ever have a moment that just hits you when you realize how much time flies by?  I’ve been listening to Static Radio NJ ever since their 7 songs in 10 ten minutes hardcore EP One For The Good Guys came out, and I just realized that was nearly 11 years ago now…in fact, the EP was one of the earlier posts I’ve made on this little ol blog… you know back when blogs were still a thing. I used to see Static Radio NJ all […]

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The Dopamines – Tales Of Interest (For fans of Direct Hit, The Copyrights, Off With Their Heads)

If I had to accurately describe my reaction in one word after listening to The Dopamines Tales Of Interest, it could be summed up as this: “Whoa.”  The fourth studio album and the first in 5 years from these Cincinnati, Ohio punks, I’ll admit that Tales Of Interest (yes, it’s a Futurama reference) sort of flew under my radar last year (I have since updated my top 10 punk albums of 2017 list) but I’ve been listening to it pretty much nonstop.  Looking around, it […]

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Jeff Rosenstock – POST

Well, 2018 certainly started off strong with a surprise album release from Jeff Rosenstock shortly after his secret set with PUP in Philadelphia.  As is tradition with the man who pretty much pioneered it with his Quote/Unquote Records, the album POST is pay what you want through his Bandcamp and label website. His 3rd solo album released under his own name (TECHNICALLY I Look Like Shit was a compilation of demos), POST is more experimental than both We Cool and Worry.  While both those albums […]

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Top 10 Punk Albums of 2017

I can’t believe it’s already 2018 and time to post top 10 best of lists.  2017 was a turbulent year for the US and much of the world, but also personally for me.  I didn’t get to check out as much new music or make as many posts as usual due to a concussion I spent the majority of the year tackling to overcome which resulted in very limited screen time. That said, I did get to check out a decent amount of new releases, […]

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Ceremony Live In Philly (12/19/17)

It’s been a few years since I’ve last seen California’s powerviolence turned post-punk band Ceremony.  When they announced that they would be playing two shows at Philly’s PhilaMOCA (an interesting, intimate space that once served as a showroom for mausoleums) I knew it would sell out quickly so I grabbed a ticket for the first night. I’ve been a fan of Ceremony ever since I first saw them open for Paint It Black back in 2009 and their albums Violence Violence, Ruined and Still Nothing […]

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Converge Live In Philly (12/16/17)

For as long as I’ve been listening to Converge (some time around when Jane Doe came out, early 00s), it’s pretty astonishing that I’m only seeing them for the first time in 2017.  On a chilly Saturday night, I headed to Philly’s Union Transfer to catch the Massachusetts metal-tinged hardcore band wrapping up their tour in support of their latest album The Dusk In Us. Union Transfer wasn’t sold out, but there were a decent amount of people there and the place erupted as soon […]

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Jeff Rosenstock Live In Philly (12/15/17)

What up peeps?  It’s been a busy month for me hence the lack of posts, including a bunch of shows I went to, traveling out west a bit, etc) but I’ve been going to a bunch of shows in the past week.  This past Friday I headed to Philly’s infamous First Unitarian Church basement to catch Jeff Rosenstock of Bomb The Music Industry and Arrogant Sons of Bitches fame. Ever since he started playing music “solo” (make your own air quotes, as he seems to […]

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Swingin Utters Live In Philly (11/10/17)

Damn…I’m a bit late on this, but I wanted to post about it anyway so fuck it.  A few weeks back I headed to Philly’s center city bar Milkboy in order to catch San Francisco punk veterans Swingin Utters. Even though it was a Friday night, I wasn’t really sure what to expect in terms of crowd size, as last time I caught them not many people seemed to really know them during the Fat Wreck anniversary tour a few years back.  Add the fact […]

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