Menace, The Clap, Hub City Stompers, 45 Adapters Live In Philly (9/14/14)

Two weekends ago I headed to Philly’s Kung Fu Necktie to catch New Jersey’s Hub City Stompers with UK 70s punk oi band Menace.  It was my first oi show in quite some time, and it’s been years since I’ve been to a show with that many Doc Martens and bald heads all in one place.  Good times. 45 Adapters: First up were Brooklyn’s 45 Adapters.  Self described as “a truck full of Cock Sparrer records crashing into a truck full of Otis Redding records”, […]

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The Buzzcocks, Night Birds Live In Philadelphia (9/5/14)

A few weeks back, my friend texted me and asked “are you going to see The Buzzcocks tonight?!”  I forgot that I completely wrote that show off because I had to leave town for a wedding, but realized last minute I was able to do both.  Hell yeah. I headed to Philly’s Union Transfer, which is my favorite of the larger venues here, and got there a few songs in for NJ/Brooklyn’s Night Birds. Night Birds: I’ve seen Night Birds a handful of times beforehand, […]

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Taking Back Sunday Live In Philadelphia (9/4/14)

I’m going to try and catch up with the show recaps this week since moving has set me so far behind.  But on September 4th, I headed out to Philadelphia’s XFINITY Live to see a free Taking Back Sunday show on their outdoor stage.  As anyone in Philadelphia could tell you, this had all of the makings for one strange show. For starters, XFINITY live is a multi-bar club that is home to a ride on bull, projectors to watch sports games, and is right […]

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Punch, War Emblem, Grower, Disinterest Live In Philly (9/10/14)

I moved (yet again) and so am so far behind on posts on account I didn’t have a computer set up because I’m good at life like that, but yesterday I headed to West Philly house Golden Tea House to catch one of my favorite hardcore bands around: Punch.  First off, The Golden Tea House has been on fucking point with the hardcore shows (Dangers, Graf Orlock, and Punch all within the span of a month?  Fuck.)  Second off, I didn’t realize how much Punch […]

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