The Death Set and Wax Witches Live In Philadelphia (4/24/14)

This past Thursday, I headed to Philadelphia’s Barbary to catch Brooklyn electronic-punk-art-weirdos-whatever the fuck you want to call them The Death Set and Wax Witches play Shadowscene’s rad “Fuck You Let’s Fuck” party (the first one in quite some time).  I never saw either bands before, and the last time I tried to catch The Death Set back in 2009 when they toured with Cerebral Ballzy and Totally Michael, I had to bounce early unfortunately. The venue was pretty empty when I first got there, […]

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The Holy Mess Live In Philadelphia (4/18/14)

I realized it’s been a full two years since I’ve last seen local Philly punks The Holy Mess, and my last attempt to see them a few months back was a total failure since I had to leave early.  So I headed out to Philly’s Kung Fu Necktie to see them play the upstairs in the backroom this past Friday.  I was running really late, but luckily so was the show.  I got there right as The Holy Mess were sound checking, perfect timing. I’ve […]

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Banner Pilot – Souvenir (For fans of Jawbreaker, Dillinger Four, Lawrence Arms)

Without a doubt, Banner Pilot is one of the best melodic punk bands around.  They first won me over with their catchy anthems when I heard Resignation Day, an energetic and solid punk album that you should definitely check out.  With Hearts Beat Pacific, the band slowed things down a little bit but didn’t really stray too far from their original formula.  Their latest album Souvenir (released just 3 days ago on April 15th) continues this slower evolution in sound, and is easily the most […]

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Anvil, Lords Of Mercy, Fantasy Panther Live In Philadelphia (4/1/14)

Last week, on a random Tuesday night I headed out to Philadelphia’s Barbary to catch local grind band Fantasy Panther open for what has been dubbed the real life Spinal Tap metal band Anvil.  I’ll be the first to admit I didn’t know much about Anvil going into the show as I’ve never seen The Story Of Anvil documentary that helped relaunch their popularity, and the only thing I knew about them is Propagandhi payed homage to them by titling one of their songs “March […]

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