Dead Milkmen, Women, BK Friendly Live In Philly (7/27/12)

This past Friday night, I may have pissed off some friends.  They JUST arrived into town, but I had a prior date with The Dead Milkmen… sorry friends.  I headed out to Philly’s Union Transfer for AnchorFest, a memorial for Dan Krawiec and was being headlined by The Dead Milkmen.  I got there right in time for BK Friendly. BK Friendly: I never heard of BK Friendly before, but this solo project by Ben Kravitz (the guy who actually booked the show) said every song […]

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Teenage Bottlerocket – Freak Out (For fans of The Copyrights, The Ramones, Screeching Weasel)

I remember when I first heard Teenage Bottlerocket’s Total back in 2005.  I was skating and had it in my headphones, completely blown away by the Ramones influenced pop-punk with clever songs about girls, the radio, and going postal at work.  I was so impressed, I made my girlfriend at the time listen to it (who wasn’t a fan of punk… but still has seen Bigwig more than me, fucking figures) and even she loved it.  Seven years later, Wyoming’s Teenage Bottlerocket return with their […]

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American Nightmare (Give Up The Ghost) Live In NYC 7/22/12

Simply put, American Nightmare is one of my favorite hardcore bands of all time.  I could get into all the difficult times they’ve helped me get through, or I can talk about how going to one of their shows back in 2003 seriously saved my life and kept me from having an incredibly severe breakdown, but you should just take my word for it.  I was lucky enough to catch their reunion show up in Boston (which I flew up from Philly from), so when […]

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An Albatross – We Are The Lazer Viking (For fans of Melt Banana, Horse The Band, Dillinger Escape Plan)

Wilkes-Barre (now Philadelphia’s) PA’s pyscho hardcore circus An Albatross recently played a free show in Philly on the 4th of July, and I was out of town… fucking figures.  I’ve been listening to these dudes a lot as of late, and their 2003 release We Are The Lazer Viking is a complete face, mind, and fuck melt. We Are The Lazer Viking consists of eleven spastic, electronic-y hardcore tracks that clock in for a total of less than nine minute.  Playing hardcore in the veins […]

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Holy Matrimony Batman (A Mix)

Holy matrimony, batman.  Did you know that in ancient times, the job of the groomsmen was to protect the bride from being kidnapped and the groom from being murdered by rivals?  We’ve come a long way. I spent the past weekend down in DC for one of my best bud’s weddings.  Dancing, food, merriment, friend reunions, and stage dives… It almost makes me want to get married but then I realize, all I want is to have a giant party all the time. And you […]

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Lifetime – Hello Bastards (For fans of Kid Dynamite, Saves The Day, Bouncing Souls)

There are seriously some days when I don’t feel like doing anything but listen to Lifetime all day, and no, I’m not talking about that stupid television station that just shows women getting beat all the time.  Maybe it’s my Jersey blood and maybe I’m a little bit biased, but I am willing to say that their second release Hello Bastards completely redefined hardcore and influenced a countless number of bands. Released back in 1995 and consisting of 12 melodic hardcore tunes, Lifetime brought a […]

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I Was Stranded In Long Island (A Mix)

What’s up dudes/dudettes?  It’s summer time, which means travel time for many of you… and me.  The lack of posts last week were sponsored by me going to Long Island to go visit some friends for the weekend, and having that weekend trip turn into a week and a half… whoops (easy to do with pool parties, bonfires, and more Skyrim than you can shake a fist at). The only reason I made my friend who drove rush back today was because we had tickets […]

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