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.
Now, I know Dan Andriano from 90s ska-punk band Slapstick (who are fantastic, you should check them out if you haven’t heard them) and the much more popular Alkaline Trio. I haven’t heard any of his solo work before which he records under Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room, but the supporting band was pretty much everyone in Jeff Rosenstock’s supporting band (including Jeff Rosenstock) minus John.
While playing a few of his dark depressive tunes off of his earlier release Hurricane Season, the majority of the set came from his latest album Party Adjacent which seemed to feature much more pop-punk songs similar to Alkaline Trio.
A solid set, I’m not usually into solo work it seems like every punk singer does these days, but I might have to check out his recorded work.
It was clear most people were at the show for Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room, because once he finished up his set, the place cleared out. Still, there were a decent amount of people there to see the ex-ska musician turned indie-pop-punk-I-don’t-even-know-what-to-classify-it-as-besides-music-I -fucking-like.
I’ve been a fan of Rosenstock’s bands forever now, from Arrogant Sons of Bitches to Bomb The Music Industry to Antarctigo Vespucci, and I’ve already had a chance to catch him do some solo work twice this year already now. Still supporting his latest We Cool?, Jeff took the stage to an energetic crowd singing along all the words to opener “Get Old Forever.” And being one of the older ones in the crowd, the opening lines of the song really resonated with me.
Jeff and crew seemed in high spirits as usual, ripping through plenty of songs from both his latest and some off of older I Look Like Shit and Summer 7″. At one point, Jeff and John were fucking around and started playing the opening to Bomb The Music Industry’s “Stuff That I Like” before breaking out into one of the solo songs. I’m not sure if most people weren’t aware of what they were playing and if they were trolling or trying to gauge our reaction, but I was pretty disappointed they didn’t break out into that song.
A solid show, Jeff always puts on a very positive, fun, and energetic set stage diving into the crowd. I was planning on taking it easy at the show, but I was covered in sweat by the time it was over.
Get Old Forever
You, In Weird Cities
The Trash The Trash The Trash
MCI (I think)
Beers Again Alone
Stale Regrets Are A Waste Of Time:
Jeff Rosenstock – We Cool?
Bomb The Music Industry – Adults!!! Smart!!! Shithammered!!! And Excited By Nothing
Bomb the Music Industry – Scrambles
Arrogant Sons Of Bitches – Discography