The Queers, Richie Ramone Live In Philadelphia (3/26/15)

This past Thursday, I headed to Philly’s dive Kung Fu Necktie to catch Richie Ramone and The Queers.  The show was running really late, so I left for a bit and got there in time for Richie Ramone. Richie Ramone: For those who don’t know, Richie Ramone was the third drummer for The legendary Ramones during the 80s, playing on albums Too Tough To Die, Animal Boy, and Halfway To Sanity.  Besides being the only Ramones drummer credited to completely write songs, Richie also has […]

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NateFest Day 1: Kill Your Idols, Bigwig, Grade, None More Black Live In NJ (3/21/15)

Every now and then, something will happen in the punk and hardcore community that just reminds me what I love so much about it.  This past Saturday was an excellent example of that.  When Nate Gluck from NJ’s Ensign was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year, a bunch of bands and friends decided to throw him a huge benefit show to help pay the cost of the treatment.  The fest (dubbed NateFest) was to take course over two days at GameChanger World in Howell, NJ […]

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Andrew Jackson Jihad, Smith Street Band, Jeff Rosenstock Live In Philadelphia (3/19/15)

This past Thursday, I headed out to Philadelphia’s Union Transfer to catch Jeff Rosenstock of Bomb The Music Industry/Arrogant Sons Of Bitches play a solo show supporting his new album We Cool? opening for Andrew Jackson Jihad.  I got to the venue right around the middle of first band Chumped playing and the place was decently packed for being so early. I’m not really all that familiar with Chumped besides the fact they are a female fronted pop-punk band out of Brooklyn.  I didn’t catch […]

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World Inferno Friendship Society Live In Philadelphia (3/6/15)

This past Saturday, I headed down to Philadelphia’s infamous First Unitarian Church basement to catch favorite gypsy cabaret punks The World Inferno Friendship Society. This was my first show back at the church basement since July when they stopped having as many shows there (for some sad reason, I love that place), and the first time I was seeing World Inferno at the church since 2011.  I’ve seen them a handful of times since then, but a church show is always special (especially considering last […]

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Jeff Rosenstock – We Cool? (For fans of Bomb The Music Industry, Arrogant Sons Of Bitches, Antarctigo Vespucci)

Call me old (actually don’t, fuck you), but I’ve been a fan Jeff Rosenstock’s music for a loooong time.  From his time with Arrogant Sons of Bitches who I used to go see regularly to the very first day when he released Bomb The Music Industry’s first Album Minus Band LP, so naturally I was pretty excited about his newest release We Cool?  Although technically a ‘solo’ record (insert finger air quotes here), We Cool is actually the first album Jeff recorded with a band […]

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