I Read Harry Potter, And All I Got Was This Damn Mix

The book is not as lame as this picture… I swear. I’m really late with jumping on the bandwagon with this one. Over the past week where I was sick… I’ve been struggling to find stuff to do (since I had no desire to move), and decided on reading. But I didn’t have any new evolution books from the library to get into, and I already read all of my books previously (only so many times you can read non-fiction). My girlfriend happened to bring […]

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Betrayed – Substance (For fans of Champion, Embrace, Bane)

Finally, a band that takes the ferocity of hardcore and successfully blends it with the raw energy of punk rock. Betrayed, who includes old members of Champion, Terror, and Carry On, released one hell of a debut album “Substance” back in 06. Unfortunately, the band and their release didn’t get too much press, so it was easy to overlook. Shame, because it is one hell of a hard hitting album. It’s good to see a bunch of hardcore band members tapping into their punk roots. […]

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I Hate This Time Of Year (A Mix!)

Bane of My Fucking Existence Summer is my favorite season… actually, I think it’s the only good season around. But at the end of August, since I was about 5 years old, I have always gotten a sinus infection (sick, hence the lack of a post yesterday). Scientists still don’t even really know what the hell is the point of sinuses, besides provide misery in a lucky few of us (I get em at least 5 times a year! Woo!) It’s 90 degrees out, and […]

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Bouncing Souls, 7 Seconds, None More Black (Live In Philly)

Last Saturday night, I headed out to the sold out None More Black, 7 Seconds, and Bouncing Souls show at Philly’s Trocadero. Since this was a lineup that I definitely did not want to miss, I made sure to get there damn early. After waiting in the torrential flood for a good 25 minutes, by the time doors opened, I (and the majority of the crowd) looked like we all decided to go deep sea diving with our clothes on. They were showing a little […]

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Arrogant Sons Of Bitches – Discography (For fans of Big D and the Kids Table, Bomb the Music Industry, Streetlight Manifesto)

I’ve noticed that a lot of you young’uns are huge fans of Bomb The Music Industry (and rightfully so, they are siiiick), but have no idea who The Arrogant Sons of Bitches are. Well in the words of one of the two rappers I regularly listen to: “You Must Learn!” Before Bomb the Music Industry, Jeff Rosenstock played in a little spastic high school band called “The Arrogant Sons of Bitches”. After they graduated, the band would get a new lineup, since most members quit […]

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Full Set Videos This Is Hardcore 09

Hate5Six Productions have posted a bunch of full set videos from a bunch of bands over at http://vimeo.com/hate5six . Yours truly shows up in a few of them, and I’m sure the guy will post more bands as time goes on, as I saw him onstage with every band taping… Here’s a few sets that I was there for: Ceremony:http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=6164078&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=0&show_portrait=1&color=f0000c&fullscreen=1 Ceremony (TIH 2009, Phase 1) from hate5six productions on Vimeo. Blacklisted:http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=6156378&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=0&show_portrait=1&color=f0000c&fullscreen=1 Blacklisted (TIH 2009, Phase 1) from hate5six productions on Vimeo. Check All The videos […]

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World Inferno Friendship Society – A Demonstrational Introduction To The Astral Plane (For fans of Gogol Bordello, Mischief Brew)

Picture by Joey O’Rourke Before they were Addicted to Bad Ideas and before they were bringing you the East Coast Super Sound Punk of Today, The World Inferno Friendship Society released an album entitled “The True Story of the Bridgewater Astral League”. After they released the album, their unreleased demo known as “A Demonstrational Introduction to the Astral Plane” or simply “The Bridgewater Demos” were leaked, and every fan should take a listen to discover the roots of this infamous cabaret punk band. The develish […]

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Philly’s This is Hardcore 09 (Bane, Ceremony, Reach The Sky)

Jesus, I’m seriously not going to be able to move today after yesterday’s “This Is Hardcore” show in Philly’s Starlight Ballroom. While the event was taking place all weekend, I only headed out at the end of Day 3 because I was only interested in a few bands. One thing I have to say, mad props to Philly on two things. Firstly, I was expecting a complete bro-fest at the show (like most hardcore shows), but there was a surprising number of girls there, so […]

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Off With Their Heads – From The Bottom (For fans of Dillinger Four, Dropkick Murphys, Bouncing Souls)

This is what Dillinger’s Four C I V I L W A R should have been! Minnesota’s Off With Their Heads 2008 “From The Bottom” takes home city heroes D4 influences, puts their own little twist on it, and makes for one fuck of an album. Beer-soaked, anthematic, chug-a-lug tunes, Off With Their Heads know how to write a damn catchy tune. Buzz saw guitars and vocals that remind me of Al Barr of the Dropkick Murphys, every song makes for one hell of a […]

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Show Review: Lighten Up (7/6/09)

I headed out to a random house in West Philly on a whim last Thursday to go catch Philly’s up and coming hardcore kids, Lighten Up. When I got to the “Terrordome”, I realized that I actually knew the dudes who live there… random. The place was intimate and the perfect joint for a house show, with the bands playing in what looks like would be their living room/dining room. The HelloidsThe Helloids trekked out from Long Island to play the small show to about […]

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