Good Riddance, Flatliners, Western Addiction Live In Philly (10/17/13)

A few months back when I saw that Good Riddance would be playing a tiny Philly bar, I bought tickets the minute they went on sale… there was no way I was going to miss this, and I was ridiculously stoked.  Then they announced that one of the openers would be Western Addiction, I wasn’t really sure what to do with myself.  I’ve loved both of these bands for so long and have never had a chance to see either. I headed to Philly’s Voltage […]

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Coke Bust – Confined (For fans of Punch, Infest, Ceremony)

Little homework for this post: go to the store and chug like 5 red bulls, then grab a brick and smash yourself in the face… go ahead, I’ll wait.  OK back from the hospital yet?  Now you have an idea of the type of adrenaline rush to expect from Confined, the latest from Washington DC’s hardcore/power violence straight edge dudes Coke Bust. With 9 incredibly hard hitting songs in under 9 minutes, Confined is a shit storm of emotions… well… of emotion, it’s pretty much just […]

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Direct Hit! – Brainless God (For fans of The Copyrights, The Dopamines, Hold Tight)

I’ll be honest, my exposure to Wisconsin/Illinois pop punks Direct Hit! before their latest Brainless God was pretty much a hardcore split they did with Hold Tight and their side project (with I’ve been fucking obsessed with lately) Galactic Cannibal. However, let’s cut to the chase: I’m completely blown away by their latest album and have been spinning it seriously non-stop. Direct Hit manages to blend elements of pop-punk, hardcore, and just all around party music to create a cohesive and catchy 12 songs.  Brainless […]

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Streetlight Manifesto, Dan Potthast Live In Philly (10/2/13)

Holy fuck have I been incredibly busy.  It’s already a week into October and I’m so behind on all posts.  Tonight I was hoping to be at the Marky Ramone show with Andrew WK doing vocals, but I’m feeling incredibly shitty tonight, so time to catch up on some posts! This past Wednesday, I headed to Philadelphia’s TLA on South Street to catch what was supposedly Streetlight Manifesto’s last tour.  Of course, I’ve seen their “last tour” countless times now, so I’m skeptical but I […]

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