None More Black, Holy Mess, Dry Feet, Halo Of Snakes Live In Philly (3-30-12)

Last night, with a possible case of malaria (don’t worry punks, it’s not contagious) I headed out to Philly’s First Unitarian Church to see Philly/Jersey’s None More Black play a show with The Holy Mess, homies Dry Feet, and Halo Of Snakes.  The show was running late, so I was able to catch everyone. Halo Of Snakes I never heard of these guys before, but some of them looked really familiar (probably have seen them around at shows in Philly).  These dudes played aggressive hardcore […]

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Went To Costa Rica (A Mix)

What up duders/dudettes?  Long time no see.  As some of you probably realized, it’s been a good week since my last post, and the reason is because I went down to Costa Rica (Puerto Viejo) to check out that scene for a while. It was fucking awesome, all of you should go.  Met some awesome people down there, and besides now being incredibly sick that I’m back (I’m going to go ahead and assume I have malaria or dengue fever…) I want to move there. […]

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Bomb The Music Industry and Classics Of Love (Live In Philly 3/16/12)

Happy St Paddy’s day!  If you’re not Irish, have fun pretending to be by listening to that one (and only one) Dropkick Murphy’s song “Ship it Up To Boston” (because you know, DKM only have one song) and if you are Irish, be sure to bitch about everyone who isn’t. Last night I headed to Philly’s First Unitarian Church to catch D.I.Y dudes Bomb The Music Industry.  Easily the biggest venue I’ve ever seen them at, they still were able to pack the place out […]

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Millions Of Dead Cops – Hey Cop If I Had A Face Like Yours (RIYL Dead Kennedys, Subhumans, JFA)

There are days when you are looking for something new and exciting, and then there are days you just need some no-frills, no bullshit, old fashioned punk rock. Today is one of the latter days, and Million Of Dead Cops 1991 Hey Cop, If I Had A Face Like Yours fits the bill just fine. For those who don’t know, Millions of Dead Cops are a punk band formed back in 1979, and play fast, satirical punk rock similar to The Dead Kennedys.  While they […]

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World Inferno Friendship Society – 3 Ring Brain and A Circus Heart (RIYL Mischief Brew, Franz Nicolay, Defiance Ohio)

The World Inferno Friendship Society has been one of my favorite bands for a little while now, winning me over years ago with their passionate live shows and their incredibly eclectic sound (what has been described as cabaret punk).  So when they played a song I’ve never heard last month, I was confused and asked someone what the hell album was this off of?  “Oh, this is off of 3 Ring Brain and A Circus Heart.” What the hell?  I looked into it more and […]

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Bouncing Souls Release New Song From Upcoming New Album “Comet”

NJ hometown heroes The Bouncing Souls have released a song from their upcoming June 12th release Comet. The song sounds much different than anything the Souls have done before (mostly Greg’s voice), but I for one, am stoked.  As them being of my favorite bands, this sounds like it has much more balls than anything on Ghosts Of The Boardwalk. What do you think? More Of Those Fucking New Jersey Mooches: Bouncing Souls “Worst” Album Bouncing Souls – The Good The Bad And The Argyle […]

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Ceremony – Zoo (RIYL The Pixies, Wire, Joy Division)

A lot has changed since Ceremony recorded their 2010 album Rohnert Park.  The band took on a new member (Andy from Paint it Black and Blacklisted fame) and moved over to hipstertastic Matador Records for their March 6th release Zoo. So how is one of my favorite hardcore bands latest release?  Meh. Let’s get this out of the way now, you will not find any of the blistering hardcore Ceremony is known for on Zoo.  Singer Ross foreshadowed this with on Rohnert Park’s opening track […]

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Hold Tight and Direct Hit Split (For fans of Paint it Black, Sick of It All, Black Flag)

(The cover is like a mix between Damaged, Blood Sweat No Tears, and a bad acid trip) True fact I made up: every pop-punk band has a hardcore alter-ego.  Newfound Glory has International Super Heroes Of Hardcore, Hold Tight has Tight Hold, and Direct Hit has umm… Direct Hit.  So what does it sound like when bands like Hold Tight and Direct Hit decide to play hardcore on a split together?  It sounds pretty fucking good… pretty fucking good. Midwestern dudes Direct Hit give us […]

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