Weekend Nachos – Still (for fans of Coke Bust, Punch, Infest)

I have to give Weekend Nachos credit… I went to a local power violence show recently and it seemed like every younger kid was wearing a Weekend Nachos shirt, and saying that it was these Illinois dudes that got them into power violence to begin with, so they definitely have a sizable following.  I will admit however, that when I first checked out Weekend Nachos a few years back, I wasn’t a fan at all.  I listened to some of their earlier albums a few […]

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Richie Ramone Live In Philadelphia (2/13/14 At Barbary)

Joey Ramone once stated that Richie “saved the band as far as I’m concerned.  He’s the greatest thing to happen to the Ramones. He put the spirit back in the band.” So when I saw that the legendary drummer was playing Philly’s punk party Guitar Army, I wasn’t about to let a something tiny like a blizzard hold me down. Unfortunately, I did miss both openers. After fighting the elements, I made it to the Barbary in one piece, amped as all hell to see […]

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Fantasy Panther, Yautja Live In Philadelphia (2/8/14)

On Saturday night, I headed to a bike shop called Wolf Cycles out in West Philly for a local punk/grind show.  Upon entering, I immediately fell in love with the place.  Bare bones, upstairs show in a room no bigger than a living room, I got there right in the middle of ASD’s set, and missed Boroughs again (who I’ve been meaning to see, because their Demo which you can stream on their bandcamp is fucking sick.) ASD: I missed about half of their set […]

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Mustard Plug – Can’t Contain It (For fans of Big D and The Kids Table, Less Than Jake, Bomb The Music Industry)

In the words of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, let’s face it: us ska nerds would have to be nothing short of delusional if we didn’t admit that while 3rd wave ska isn’t completely dead, it’s certainly hooked up to life support.  Yet through all of the ups and downs, Mustard Plug continues to crank out solid ska albums, and their latest 2014 release Can’t Contain It is certainly no exception. Grand Rapids, Michigan ska-punks have been at it since 1991, and if their latest album […]

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