Bouncing Souls, Andrew Jackson Jihad Live In New Jersey (7/17/15)

I don’t head out to NJ’s Starland Ballroom very often anymore, it’s a bit of a ride and a bigger venue.  But I’ll make an exception for those fucking New Jersey mooches The Bouncing Souls.  When I first bought tickets to the show when it was announced, I was thrilled as a NJ born and bred punk kid, they’ve been my favorite band for many years now. But when The Bouncing Souls announced that they were playing How I Spent My Summer Vacation in it’s […]

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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Live In Philadelphia (7/13/15)

Boston’s Mighty Mighty Bosstones are one of those bands I’ve been listening to forever yet somehow never got a chance to see live.  Let’s Face It was my first ska album when I was just in middle school, and I played the shit out of it.  When I saw they were finally coming to Philadelphia, I bought tickets the minute they went on sale. This past Monday night my girlfriend and I made our way to Philly’s Union Transfer.  I was hoping to catch openers […]

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Shitty Friends – Crime Line 7″ (For fans of Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Western Addiction)

A punk 7-inch should leave a listener wanting more, and that’s exactly what Lancaster PA’s Shitty Friends Crime Line does.  With four songs finishing just around 5 minutes, you know exactly what you’re getting yourself into with the title opener: no frills or bullshit, just late 70s early 80s style hardcore punk. Very reminiscent of early Circle Jerks and Western Addiction, with “Last Call” even reminding me a bit of later Exploited when they went more hardcore.  You’re not going to find anything ground breaking […]

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