A Halloween Mix For My Punk Homies

Well it’s finally Halloween, although in all honesty I’ve been celebrating all damn week listening to the Misfits (seriously… huge Misfits kick lately, don’t be too surprised if you see even more posts about them in the upcoming weeks).  I dressed up as Bruce Springsteen last night, and if I go out again tonight… fuck it, Bruce again as homage to my original home state which recently got battered by some bitch named Sandy. Anyways, here’s a Halloween mix for all you punk rockers, so […]

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The Misfits – Static Age (For fans of The Ramones, The Adicts, Danzig)

I don’t know if it’s because it’s almost Halloween, or maybe because my Jersey roots force me to… but I’ve been on a serious Misfits kick as of late (I mean, I often am… but now it’s even intensified).  Chances are if you’re a fan of punk, you damn well know who The Misfits are, but for the 2% of readers who might not, The Misfits formed in NJ back in 1977 and pretty much are the gods of the whole B-rated campy horror punk […]

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A Hurricane Mix To Get You Through The Powerless Days

Well I was originally going to post a bunch of Misfits reviews in the spirit of Halloween, but for those who don’t know, us East Coasters (I’m in Philly) are apparently about to get battered by a storm.   The lovely lady known as Hurricane Sandy is supposed to do a number on us, and has been dubbed Frankenstorm by newscasters. Personally, I’m used to the over-hyped, sensational, storm bullshit… but the weather pros have stated and I quote “We’re not over-hyping this storm”.  Right.  I’m […]

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Hold Tight – Blizzard Of 96 (For fans of Latterman, Title Fight, Lifetime)

I remember the first time I saw Richmond pop-punkers Hold Tight.  I went to a house show here in Philly and they were playing with one of my favorite local hardcore bands Lighten Up (RIP).  I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was completely blown away by their feel good pop-punk, and I picked up their debut Can’t Take This Away, and it was love at first listen.  Two EPs and a split later, they recently released their second LP Blizzard Of 96. While […]

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Punks In Vegas (A Mix)

Long time no see homies!  I just got back from a trip to Vegas for the first time in my life, and what a fucking place.  I never been there before, and for someone with A.D.D, that place is one giant distraction after another.  Pulled all nighters practically every night, my entire trip was pretty much sponsored by energy drinks and questionable decisions (that worked out very well in the end). Everything in that city is over the top, and I can see why people […]

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Chain Of Strength – The One Thing That Still Hold True (for fans of Gorilla Biscuits, Bane, Youth Of Today)

This past Thursday, I learned that Southern Cali late 80s hardcore act Chain of Strength played a free show up in New York City.  I was already going to Texas Is The Reason’s reunion show, so I wasn’t going to be able to catch them, but I have been on a serious Chain Of Strength kick as of late now. Over their relatively short career, Chain of Strength released two EPs, which were released as a full length entitled The One Thing That Still Holds […]

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Texas Is The Reason, Gameface Live In NY (10/11/12)

Last night I headed out to New York City’s Irving Plaza with some friends in order to catch post-hardcore legends Texas Is The Reason reunion show at Revelation Records Anniversary show.  Unfortunately I could not catch any of the other nights (Youth Of Today is playing Saturday), but I was stoked to catch TITR. Gameface: We got there in time to catch 1990s South Cali band Gameface.  I’m not overly familiar with Gameface, but they played a decently enjoyable set with a lot of people […]

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Banner Pilot – Heart Beats Pacific (For fans of Jawbreaker, Dillinger Four, Off With Their Heads)

Man, sometimes midwestern punk just hits the right spot.  With Minneapolis dudes Banner Pilot’s latest (ok, it was released last year… I was a bit slow on the write up… deal with it) Heart Beats Pacific the band delivers some of the catchiest tunes punk has to offer. Heart Beats Pacific is the third release from Banner Pilot, and it doesn’t sway far from their original formula.  On account I’m obsessed with their first full length of Resignation Day, I am more than OK with […]

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Propagandhi, Comeback Kid, One Win Choice Live (Philly 10/5/12 Union Transfer)

Propagandhi is a cruel mistress.  I have been listening to these Canadian punks since the year 2000 when Today’s Empire, Tomorrow’s Ashes came out, and they have easily been one of my favorite bands since.  However, in the span of those 12 years, I only had the opportunity to see them once, and that was a mere 3 years ago… so I essentially went 9 years without seeing my favorite band.  Fucking hurts dude. When Propagandhi announced they were coming to Philly to support the […]

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Weston – Got Beat Up (For fans of Latterman, Sunny Day Real Estate, Weezer)

There seems to be a huge revival of melodic pop punk bordering on emo going on right now… you know, with bands like Title Fight and Latterman selling out reunion shows.  I don’t know where this came from, but I do know that one of the earliest and most influential bands and albums of this genre is constantly getting overlooked.  Weston’s Got Beat Up is a one of the most underrated gems in pop punk history. Weston formed back in 1990 in Bethlahem, PA.  While […]

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