Riot Fest East Recap (Live In Philly 9/24/11)

On Saturday, I headed out for the first music fest that I’ve gone to since Warped Tour and Skate and Surf back in 2003. I usually am not a fan of large music festivals, but the lineup of Riot Fest East was completely stellar, and I got tickets on craigslist for pretty damn cheap, so there was no way I was missing this all day punk fest (even if I was in the pit with a broken arm cast). Riot Fest East took place in […]

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Hub City Stompers and Jukebox Romantics (Live In Philly 9/24/11)

This past Friday my online calendar reminded me of a show that I completely forgot about: Hub City Stompers at Philadelphia’s Fire. I showed up pretty late (and even then, Hub City wasn’t taking the stage until about 12:30am). I made it in time for NY’s Jukebox Romantics.The Jukebox Romantic:These guys took the stage to a tiny crowd, consisting mostly of their friends and maybe 3 or 4 others (including myself). However, as they continued to play their set, the room started to fill in. […]

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Someone Tried To Run Me Over (A Mix!)

So this past weekend, I was driving and some guy sideswiped my new car… Ok, shitty situation but not the end of the world. It was strange how it happened, as it almost seemed intentional. I got out to talk to the guy, and he was all “oh I’m sorry, let me go in my car and get my insurance info”. He goes into his car and GUNS it, with me standing right in front of his car. I jump out of the way, and […]

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Black Flag – Damaged (For fans of Minor Threat, Circle Jerks, Bad Brains)

As of late, I have been listening to Black Flag’s “Damaged” nonstop everywhere I go. Car ride, shower, writing posts… Damaged is there with me. With Black Flag often being considered the most important hardcore band ever, and Damaged usually considered their most important release, chances are if you listen to punk rock, you listen to a band that was directly or indirectly influenced by this album. Released back in 1981 Black Flag was around for 3 years prior, but “Damaged” was the first release […]

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Kid Dynamite Live In Philly (9/11/11)

Holy shit, I’ve been stoked for this show since before I was born and Kid Dynamite was even a band… true story! Yesterday evening, I headed out to Philly’s famed First Unitarian Church to catch one of my favorite bands around and Philadelphia punk rock legends Kid Dynamite. The basement was packed, hot, sweaty, and incredibly sexy. I missed both Spraynard and No Friends, but made it in time for KD’s entire set (thank god.) Kid Dynamite: The band took the stage and Dan joked […]

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The Copyrights – North Sentinel Island (For fans of Teenage Bottlerocket, Menzingers,Off With Their Heads)

While I’ve been a fan for The Copyrights for a little while now, I usually skip through their albums looking for specific songs and rarely listen to the album as a whole. With their latest and fifth studio release of “North Sentinel Island”, The Copyrights mix things up a little bit, and the album blends together much more. Known for their upbeat, catchy pop-punk, The Copyrights bring in a little more melancholy and mid-tempo to North Sentinel Island, giving it a much more Menzingers feel […]

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Like A Punk Rocker In A Hippy Town Mix

What up long lost homies? There has been a little lack of updates because I was supposed to go to the Outerbanks this past week, but there was some bitch named Irene who sort of ruined that plan (hint: for you west coasters… we got hit with a hurricane). So instead I went to visit a friend in Asheville, NC! I’ve never been there before, but it was a pretty cool city. Lots of hiking trails, nature, and hippies… but not a trace of punk […]

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