Teenage Bottlerocket, Pears, Live In Philly (9/18/15)

This past Friday, I headed out to South Philly’s Boot and Saddle to catch one of my favorite pop-punk bands around Teenage Bottlerocket.  I got to the venue, and the small space was decently packed for a 21+ show. Pears: I’ve heard a lot of good things about New Orleans Pears, and with a bunch of friends telling me that I needed to check them out.  I’ve since grabbed their LP and their latest 7-inch on Fat Wreck, but I wound up missing up half […]

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Antarctigo Vespucci, Dogs On Acid Live In Philly (9/10/15)

This past Thursday, I battled the rain with my girlfriend and her cousin and headed out to Philly’s PhilaMOCA, a strange re-purposed art space that was originally used as a showroom for tombstones and mausoleums back in the mid 1800s to catch Jeff Rosenstock’s and Chris Farren’s indie-ish popish punkish side project Antarctigo Vespucci.  I wasn’t expecting it to be crowded due to the craptastic weather, but the small space was decently packed when we got there right as Hurry was finishing their set. Dogs […]

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Hub City Stompers – Life After Death (For fans of The Slackers, The Toasters, King Django)

New Jersey hooligan “ska for people who hate ska” Hub City Stompers are finally back with their latest album Life After Death and let me just say I’ve been waiting for years ever since I’ve heard some of these songs played live (shit, they’ve been doing “Pants Music” since at least 2009). For those who don’t know HCS plays ska infused with punk, oi, and hardcore sounding what The Slackers or The Specials might sound like if they listened to more Sham 69 and Cock […]

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