Star F*cking Hipsters Live (Philly 11/28/09)

Some Saturday nights you have no idea what you’re going to get into, and the next thing you know you’re in a house full of crust and mall punks drinking 40s, waiting to see NYC’s Star Fucking Hipsters. I headed down to South Philly’s Ava House at the very last minute on a whim, took some allergy medicine to deal with the smoke (up the Allegra punks!) and wound up making it just in time as Star Fucking Hipsters were setting up. I’ve never seen […]

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mc chris live in Philly (11/24/09)

Last night, even though all cards were apparently pointed against me, I headed out to the First Unitarian Church to catch my favorite rapper, mc chris. I was running late, as I had a kickball game (a humiliating defeat by the way) and so I missed all the opening bands, and then when I got to the door, they didn’t have my will call, so I had to go to a Fed Ex and print out my confirmation email (turns out ticketweb mailed it, but […]

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NOFX – Cokie The Clown (For fans of Rancid, Pennywise, Lagwagon)

Cocaine addicted clowns and songs about a holiday to celebrate addiction… sounds like your typical NOFX release. When I heard that NOFX was going to release “Cokie The Clown EP”, featuring 5 unreleased songs that was recorded during the “Coaster” sessions, I got to admit, I was pretty stoked. I actually liked “Coaster”, and think it may have been the best NOFX release since “So Long And Thanks For All The Shoes”. From the moody title track (possibly a metaphor for any drug addicted entertainer?) […]

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Please Help Me Translate This Melt Banana Setlist!

click picture to enlarge Setlist thanks to reader Lobsterdeth! Left column (MxBx Lite) Fanta (Phantasmagoria)Fiido (Feedback Deficiency)T for ToneSuraido (Slide Down)Uandoro (One Drop, One Life)Rokku (Lock the Head)Insutoaa (In Store)Kabura (Cat & The Blood)Dogusongu (Dog Song)Diggu a Pitto (Dig a Pit) Right ColumnShiirudo (Shield For Your Eyes)Ragu (Rragg)Supaida (Spider Snipe)Boke (Heiwaboke Crisis)Nebura (Loop Nebula)Riichi (Leeching)Sukkupu (Scooped Brain in a Cup)Pein (Pain in Ash)Kooru (Call of the Vague)Doriimaa (A Dreamer Who is Too Weak to Face Up To)Buranku (Blank Page of the Blind) Encore:Monkey Man (Toots […]

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Bomb The Music Industry (Live In Philly 11/18/09)

On Wed night, I headed down to South Philly’s Ava House to see Bomb The Music Industry on their “Bring Your Own Band” tour. On this tour, Jeff reverted back to BTMI olden days, where he would go on tour with just an MP3 player, and anybody who wanted to play along could bring their instruments. Unfortunately I did not have a kazoo or a triangle to play along. Curtis IrieWhen I walked in, Curtis Irie had already taken the floor, and was playing their […]

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A “Why The Hell Not” Mix

Taken By Dimitri Torterat from this site Here’s a random collection of songs for you to jam out to today, because why not? Mp3:Bouncing Souls – Sing Along ForeverBlanks 77 – Long PaperBedouin Soundclash – GunshipsEmbrace – MoneyAnti-Pasti – Six GunsThe Faction – Lets Go Get CokesTeenage Bottlerocket – Bottlerocket More Mixes For The Hell Of It:Songs to Piss Off The Personal Fitness Trainer Below Me MixDrunken Yuppies Breaking Into My House Mix Buy:Interpunk

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The Toasters, Mustard Plug, Voodoo Glow Skulls (Live In Philly 11/13/09)

On Friday night, I headed out to Philly’s Starlight Ballroom in order to catch the Ska Is Dead Tour (a tour that I have caught practically every year it came around since their first one). After getting rained on in line, I got in free because some nice dude had an extra ticket and just gave it to me, makes up for the $20 I lost at that venue! Most people there seemed to be there for locals Last Martyrs of a Lost Cause, who […]

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Dead To Me – African Elephants (For fans of None More Black, Lawrence Arms, Dillinger Four)

What an eccentric collection of songs. Dead To Me’s latest album: African Elephants is one hell of a whirlwind. There’s been a lot of jib-jab in the bowels of the internet about Dead To Me being stripped down to a three piece, and how it has changed the writing style of the band. Quite honestly, I’m not familiar enough with their old releases to compare, so I’ll give an unbiased *cough* ignorant *cough* opinion on the album. While Dead to Me definitely writes some solid […]

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mc chris – Part Six Part Three (for fans of Mc Frontalot, Mc Lars, Totally Michael)

Rapper mc chris is back with his 3rd and final installment of the “mc chris goes to hell” series: “Part Six Part Three”. It seems like on every installment the cartoon rapper takes influences from a different source, and this time around he’s pulling influences from more modern rap and Atari bleeps. While I usually hate skits on albums, the ones that have been featured in this series have actually been pretty funny, and his off-colored humor rings through on Part Six Part Three as […]

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DC Stylee (A Mix!)

This past weekend, I headed down to my friend’s place in Arlington, VA, so we could head into the capital city for his birthday. Usually, I’m not a big fan of the District of Columbia with it’s confusing roads and it’s crime (although if you didn’t count the congressmen and presidents, the crime rate would probably drop significantly), but I actually had a lot of fun in DC this weekend. The only part that really sucked was the fact that I was trying to make […]

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