The Ramones – Rocket To Russia (For fans of The Clash, The Sex Pistols, New York Dolls)

If you’re a punk fan by any means, then you pretty much know that NYC’s punk band The Ramones were by far the most influential punk band to ever grace this planet and while proto-punk bands such as the New York Dolls and The Jam are the grandfathers and precursors of punk rock, The Ramones were certainly the fathers.  Sadly, many people’s knowledge of the band ends somewhere between “That hey ho song” and “that one about wanting to be sedated or something.”  I’m on […]

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Black Flag Live In Philadelphia (6/17/2013)

This past Monday I celebrated my birthday, and while I was skeptical, I figured there was no way I could in good punk rock conscience possibly miss Greg Ginn and Ron Reyes version of Black Flag play Philly’s Union Transfer. The show was completely sold out, but since there were a lot of old heads who mostly wanted to stand in the back, there was actually a decent amount of room on the floor. Good For You: First up was Greg Ginn’s and skateboarder Mike […]

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Limp Wrist, Sad Boys Live In Philadelphia (6/14/13)

Last Friday I headed out to Philly’s favorite sweat box aka the basement of the First Unitarian Church to catch fast as fuck hardcore act Limp Wrist.  I was still hurting pretty bad from the incredible Comeback Kid show I went to a few days before, but there was no way I wasn’t going apeshit bonkers to the sweet, sweet sounds of Limp Wrist. The place was actually a lot more packed than I would have expected, and the queercore band brought out a rather […]

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Comeback Kid, Wisdom In Chains Live In Philadelphia (6/12/13)

I want to tell you a little story (because it makes me warm inside… bonus points if you get the reference): I’ve been a Comeback Kid since they came out with Turn It Around back in 2003, and I finally was getting a chance to see them when they came around my neck of the woods in 2006.  A young me was stoked… until vocalist Scott Wade announced A FEW DAYS BEFORE I GOT TO SEE THEM that he was quitting the band, and that […]

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Ghostlimb – Infrastructure (For fans of Graf Orlock, Dangers, Tragedy)

There are your standard hardcore bands, and then there is fucking Ghostlimb.  A three piece with some of the members of Dangers/Graf Orlock, Ghostlimb is known for blending the most aggressive, thrashy, grindy hardcore and adding just a dash of melody for one hell of a ride. On their 3rd full length Infrastructure the band pulverises the listener, yet has enough subtle melodies to keep you interested without taking away from any of the aggression.  Gruff as shit brutal vocals, and surprisingly intelligent lyrics (or […]

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Guttermouth – 4 New Songs (For fans of NOFX, Screeching Weasel, The Queers)

I’m going to be straight up with you, I still fucking love Guttermouth.  I know the majority of people stopped listening to them back when they were still in high school, but fuck that… their music is fun and they play some damn good skate punk.  While I wasn’t a huge fan of their 2006 release of Shave The Planet, Guttermouth has posted 4 songs for free (2 not on any albums, 2 that are on a split they are selling only on tour), and […]

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