American Nightmare (Give Up The Ghost) Reunion Show! (12.29.11)

Holy shit. Ever since I first saw American Nightmare (aka Give Up The Ghost) back in 2003 with the Hope Conspiracy, they became one of my favorite hardcore bands, and I’ve been annoying my friends ever since saying that I wish they would play a fucking reunion show. So when I saw that they were playing Boston, you can damn well imagine that I made the trek up from Philly to see these hardcore legends. The openers were a surprise, which led people to have […]

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Black Flag Plays Nervous Breakdown EP

Some of you may have caught this already, but this past weekend Black Flag played a mini-sort of reunion show at the Goldenvoice 30th anniversary party. The line-up featured Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski, and Bill Stevenson… and they got Stephen Egerton to fill in. While not a complete original reunion, still pretty sweet that they played Nervous Breakdown in it’s entirety. Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski, Stephen Egerton & Bill Stevenson GV30 from Dave Naz on Vimeo. Slip These Articles In:Black Flag – Loose NutBlack Flag […]

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Armalite – Humongous (For fans of Husker Du, Atom and His Package, Amateur Party)

Holy shit. Philadelphia super group (featuring Atom, Dan Yemin, Jeff Ziga, and Mike McKee) has finally, after half a decade, released some new material! Of course, it’s only a 3 song EP, but I’ll take what I could get from these guys. Instead of writing a normal review, I’ll just post a few drunken tweets I got from my friend regarding Armalite. They get better as the drinks got heavier. -New Armalite EP? @botmhw review or it didn’t happen. –@botmhw If you listen to the […]

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Prevenge / Dig It Up Split (For fans of Banner Pilot, Smoke or Fire, Western Addiction)

Ah the good ole fashioned split: a staple in punk rock. I’m usually mixed on splits, because it may be one band I love paired with another I’m not so keen on, so I wind up just listening to one side. Once in a while though, I’ll get a split from two bands I have no idea who they are, and it completely blows me away on first listen. The “Prevenge | Dig It Up Split” falls into this category. Both Prevenge and Dig It […]

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Ignite, Mother Of Mercy, Ensign Live In Philly (12/15/11)

Whoa, it’s been a little while since my last update… things have been insanely busy as of late but once the new year comes I promise you’ll see the regular updating again. Still, as busy as I may have been, I always find time for a good hardcore show, so last night I headed out to The Barbary to check out old time favorites Ignite, Mother of Mercy, and Ensign. Ensign:Unfortunately I completely missed One Win Choice (always a great time) but made it just […]

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Scenester 101: How To Be A Modern Day Street Punk

Housewives is back with our latest addition of Scenester 101, your guide on how to be the a stereotype of your favorite scene! Are you an angry, upper middle class white kid in their teenage years who lives in the suburb? Fret not young buck, street punk is here to save you! Up The Punx First off, it’s punx not punks (because FUCK rules such as spelling and grammar), and you need to constantly talk about upping them. Why? If you don’t know you must […]

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Dangers – Anger (For fans of Ceremony, Punch, American Nightmare)

Holy shit. It’s been a long time since I’ve heard an album that has as much brutal sincerity as Dangers 2006 release of “Anger” and it’s fucking refreshing. Dangers do not hold back at all on “Anger”, both musically and lyrically. Some of the most aggressive, pissed off hardcore I’ve heard in a long time, the music has a sense of urgency in it. From the fast paced cutting “Gashing In” to the mid-tempo Ceremony-esque anthems of “My Wonder Years Never Got Canceled” and “Break […]

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Mixtapes – A Short Collection Of Short Songs (For fans of The Hold Steady, Matt and Kim, Bomb The Music Industry)

“What the fuck is this shit?” I’ll admit, that was my first reaction upon hearing Cincinnati’s Mixtapes. It’s not that it was bad by any means, but being labeled as one of the newest quintessential pop-punk bands that must be checked out I was a little surprised by the acoustic, piano driven anthems found on their EP “A Short Collection of Short Songs”. I know, me and my narrow mind. After I got over myself, I gave A Short Collection of Short Songs another chance, […]

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Some Bad News About Big D And The Kids Table

Photo By giantrobot I usually don’t post news, but today I learned that singer Dave from Big D And The Kids Table has been diagnosed with throat cancer. While I don’t listen to them as much as I used to, Big D was easily one of my favorite bands for MANY years (I even had their wristband I used to wear 24/7 in my high school days), and I find myself returning to their older albums over and over. Get well soon Dave, and here’s […]

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Kicking Spit – Pyschrockbullshit (For fans of Husker Du, Dinosaur Jr, Weezer)

I’ve been meaning to check out Kicking Spit’s “Pyschrockbullshit” EP for a while now. I brought the CD into work right before I broke my arm, and it sat there for months while I was out on disability. Now that I’m back, I FINALLY had a chance to listen to it, and let me say, these New Brunswick, NJ dudes don’t let down. The 6 song EP is filled with fuzzy distortion punk rock, mixed with plenty of traditional rock and roll sensibilities and indie […]

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