Bouncing Souls, The Casualties, Grey Area Home For The Holidays (Live In Asbury Park 12/28/12)

Ah yes, The Bouncing Souls Home For The Holidays… their (and mine) yearly holiday tradition since 2007 where the Souls play 4 nights in Asbury Park with something special going on each night.  I went on Friday at the Stone Pony, because Grey Area was playing and I fucking love those guys. Team Vibes: Team Vibes kicked things off for the festive night, and while I don’t know anything about them, it seemed like a decent amount of people were digging their set.  They played […]

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Paint It Black Secret Holiday House Show (Live In Philly 12/27/12)

When I saw that Paint It Black was playing a rare show in DC and then NJ this winter but left Philly off the list, I had a hunch that they had something up their sleeves for their hometown.  So when I saw that they announced that they were going to play a secret house show in Philly yesterday, you can imagine how stoked I was. I headed to West Philly’s Golden Tea House pretty damn early, and the kitchen was already starting to get […]

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A Punk Rock Christmas Mix

Well it’s finally Christmas, and at least for us east coasters, it’s almost coming to an end.  Hopefully all of you partied hard (and if you don’t celebrate, hopefully you fucking partied hard anyway). Because I’m in the holiday spirit, here’s a punk rock holiday mix for you all.  Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to probably go watch Jingle All The Way now (Sinbad and Ahhhhhnoooold for the win) and drink copious amounts of Vitamin C so I can beat this cold and […]

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Bomb The Music Industry, Hop Along, Franz Nicolay (Live In Brooklyn) 12/19/12

This past Wed I got an IM from my good friend up in Brooklyn: Her: Hey are you still in NY? Me: No, I’m back in Philly why? Her: Oh, Bomb The Music Industry is playing with Franz Nicolay. Me: Oh, well then I obviously should be in NY then. I instantly bought a ticket on Megabus, and after enduring some traffic on the NJ Turnpike, headed out to Brooklyn’s Public Assembly.  On the way since Bomb The Music Industry (like Wu-Tang) is for the […]

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Best Practices – The EP LP (For fans of Cloak/Dagger, Joyce Manor, Dillinger Four)

The whole melodic punk rock with emo influences have been all the rage lately, and I missed that bandwagon.  I never really got into Joyce Manor or Latterman (who’ve I been meaning to check out) but any time I’m in the mood for that style and start listening to those bands, I’m just like “I should throw on some Texas Is The Reason or Lifetime.” Besides, too many of those emo influenced bands just seem to lack the balls/ovaries that makes it punk to begin […]

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Cut The Shit – Marked For Life (For fans of Municipal Waste, Ceremony, Bones Brigade)

I love all flavors of punk rock, but I have an incredibly soft spot for blistering fast, rip your face off, no fucking frills hardcore in this jaded heart of mine.  Years ago I posted about one of my go to skate records Harmed And Dangerous by the Boston hardcore dudes Cut The Shit (funnily enough it was right around the same time of year as now), but I thought that was the only thing I’d hear by them, as all of their other EPs […]

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The Vibrators – 25 Years of Pure Mania (For fans of The Clash, The Buzzcocks, Sex Pistols)

Sometimes when I’m driving people somewhere, if I’m in the mood to be nice… I have to remember that not everyone sees the beauty of powerviolence or overly pissed hardcore.  This is when I have to find something more accessible, but something that I want to listen to.  I’m not gonna lie, I usually go with 70s punk rock… and lately I’ve been always wanting to listen to The Vibrators greatest hits album 25 Years Of Pure Mania. Even though The Vibrators were one of […]

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(Punk) Cover Monday Pt.1

Well it’s Monday, and you know what that means…  Actually you probably have no fucking clue, because it’s been a few years since I’ve done it, but I’m going to bring it back.  So here is the brand spanking new edition of (Punk) cover Monday where I post cover songs (occasionally with their original.) So relax, take off your boots and unwind with the sweet sounds of three chorded versions of your favorite songs. MP3: Down By Law – 500 Miles (Proclaimers Cover) Mustard Plug […]

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Bane – Holding This Moment (For fans of Comeback Kid, American Nightmare, Youth Of Today)

It’s funny to think about how one of the biggest and well known hardcore bands around today started as a side project.  Before Boston’s hardcore band Bane became the behemoth (fuck yeah alliteration) that they are now, they started as a side project from one of the guys in Converge (who was later asked to quit due to his dedication to Bane). Holding This Moment was the first major release by Bane, an 8 song album consisting of all their early 7-inches, and it fucking […]

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Bomb The Music Industry, Laura Stevenson and The Cans Live In Philly (12/2/12)

It’s been a little while since I’ve been to a show.  I didn’t go at all in the month of November and I’m pretty sure the last one I went to was Texas Is The Reason up in NYC.  So needless to say, I was pretty excited to catch Bomb The Music Industry once again in the First Unitarian Church. Laura Stevenson And The Cans: I was running late and missed most of the openers, but made it in time to catch Laura Stevenson and […]

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