Bouncing Souls w/ Strike Anywhere 2nd night (Ive in philly 7/14/11)

I’m going to keep this recap really short due to the fact I can barely type (more on that later) but on thursday, I headed to the 1st unitarian church to catch the Bouncing Souls 2nd night of “For all the unheard”, where they played “Self Titled” and Hopeless Romantic in it’s entirety. Strike Anywhere: I was surprised how empty the place was fir these Richmond hardcore legends. Besides a few dedicated up front, no one seemed to know them. No matter, more room for […]

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For All The Unheard Night 1: Bouncing Souls and World Inferno Friendship Society (7/13/11)

When The Bouncing Souls announced that they were doing their series “For All The Unheard” I completely lost my shit. Being a fan since I was but a wee punker, knowing that they were going to play every album in the basement of a church without any barricades… yeah, words cannot express how much fuck yes this.World Inferno Friendship Society: Photo From BlowTheScene.com On Wed. I got to the First Unitarian Church and I got to say, it was hot as hell down there. I […]

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Wugazi – 13 Chambers (Fugazi Meets Wu Tang Clan)

We’ve all been there once or twice in our lives. You know the all too familiar feeling: you’re jamming out to the indie-post hardcore of Fugazi and suddenly you stop to think “gee, I really love Fugazi and all, but I also really wish I was listening to the gangsta stylee of the Wu Tang Clan. If only there was some way to listen to both!” Fret not homies, Wugazi’s got your back. Now I’m not one for mashups, hell, I don’t even like mix […]

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Hold Tight – Call The Zoo (For fans of Saves The Day, Lifetime, Kid Dynamite)

Hey, remember what good pop-punk mixed with melodic hardcore sounds like? Yeah, didn’t think so. Lucky for you, Richmond’s Hold Tight! is here to remind you with their latest EP “Call The Zoo”, and let me tell you, it fucking rips. Following up their LP release from last year “Can’t Take This Away” (which if you don’t have, do yourself a favor and grab a copy) “Call The Zoo” is much more aggressive and to the point. With 7 songs clocking in around 5 or […]

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Big D and The Kid’s Table – For The Damned, Dumb, And Delirious (For fans of Bomb The Music Industry, Less Than Jake, Streetlight Manifesto)

Big D And The Kids Table used to be my favorite ska band years back. Every ska show I would go see, they would open, and their tour with Arrogant Sons of Bitches was one of the greatest I’ve seen. I will admit though, their release “Fluent In Stroll” sort of made me lose interest in the band as I didn’t really like their new change in style, but when I heard them say that “For The Damned, The Dumb, and Delirious” was going to […]

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Ceremony, Kromosom, Pink Coffins (Live In Philly 7/3/11)

On Sunday, I headed out to Philly’s Barbary to catch one of my favorite hardcore bands around: Ceremony. Recently they signed to Matador, so I’m not sure how that’s going to impact their newest album, but the Barbary was crowded on the beautiful summer day. Pink Coffins: First up was Philly’s own Pink Coffins. I’ve heard the name a lot, but have never seen or listened to the band before. That’s going to have to change after seeing them live. Pink Coffins tore it up, […]

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Bomb The Music Industry live in Philly (7/1/11)

On Friday night I ditched my friend’s BBQ early so I can catch beloved Long Island’s Bomb The Music Industry at Philly’s First Unitarian Church. Unfortunately I missed every other band, and only heard part of Cheap Girls (I got their in the middle of the set, and at the risk of “Too Much Information” had to poop during the last half). Bomb The Music Industry: Holy shit was it fucking hot in the basement of the church. I was sweating immediately and the band […]

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