Fat Wreck Tour: NOFX, Lagwagon, Strung Out, Swingin Utters Live In Philly (8/15/15)

Fat Wreck Chords have been around a LONG time.  A staple in punk rock, Fat Mike of NOFX’s record label were a huge influnece on defining the skate punk sound throughout the 90s and early 2000s.  To this day, they still crank out some solid releases and even though they pretty much pioneered the one album deal with bands, they have many alumni on their roster who have exclusively released albums through the label. To celebrate their 25th year, NOFX gathered a group of friends, […]

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Limp Wrist Live in Philly (8/9/15)

The other Sunday evening, I headed down to one of my favorite venues in Philly, The First Unitarian Church to catch a rare show from queercore legends Limp Wrist.  While not sold out, the church basement was pretty full of punks from all colors of the spectrum: straight, gay, trans, lesbian, etc.  Shorts were definitely shorter (as is Limp Wrist’s trademark) and there was plenty of pink. I was pretty excited for this show, not just because I fucking love these guys, but also due […]

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Captain We’re Sinking, The Holy Mess Live In Philadelphia (8/5/15)

This past Wednesday, I headed out to one of my favorite hole in the wall venues, Philly’s small dive bar The Fire in order to catch The Holy Mess.  I got there right as they were setting up. The Holy Mess: The band actually took a while to set up due to gear issues (they informed us they dropped their amp and broke it… and proceeded to back out of a parking spot and hit a pole, so clearly they remain Philadelphia’s most shit showy […]

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Darkbuster, Hub City Stompers Live In Asbury Park (8/5/15)

This past Wednesday I headed out to Asbury Lanes, my favorite punk rock bowling alley to catch Boston oi punk band Darkbuster play a reunion show.  I’ve never had a chance to see them before, the one time they came around before they broke up I went to go see the Bouncing Souls, so I was pretty pumped to finally catch them live after listening to them for years. Unfortunately due to rush hour traffic and the long trek from Philadelphia, I missed NJ openers […]

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Jeff Rosenstock, Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room Live In Philly (7/29/15)

This past Wednesday after finishing up a soccer game, I rushed out to Philly’s Underground Arts in order to catch Jeff Rosenstock’s tour.  I’ve never been to Underground Arts before, but it was a pretty tight spot, with a bar and stage in one room, and a bigger stage in the other.  The show was played in the bigger room and the place was pretty packed by the time I got there for Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room. Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room: […]

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American Nightmare, The Suicide File Live In Philly (7/24/15)

I headed out to Philly’s Electric Factory in order to catch American Nightmare and The Suicide File play night one of This Is Hardcore. I wasn’t sure what to expect since I was arriving really late in time for The Suicide File, but the all day fest had been going on for hours earlier.  The place was decently packed although plenty of room to move around. The Suicide File I’ve never had a chance to see The Suicide File before, so I was pretty stoked […]

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