Teenage Bottlerocket – Stealing The Covers

Unless your name is Me First And The Gimme Gimmes* I’m incredibly skeptical of any album consisting completely of punk covers.  It always seems like a cop-out or a cash grab.  So even though I’m a pretty big Teenage Bottlerocket fan, when I first heard about the Wyoming punks releasing Stealing The Covers on Fat Wreck, I wasn’t exactly expecting much.  I was pleasantly surprised though, as I find myself thoroughly enjoying the album and listening to it all the damn time. A few things separate […]

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Phobia Live In Philadelphia (9/10/17)

Last night, after an incredibly long weekend in Atlantic City and running on minimal sleep, I headed out to my favorite Philly dive The Barbary for a late show to see influential grindcore band Phobia.  I got to the Barbary right towards the end of Coffin Dust’s set, who if you dig metal is definitely worth checking out.  I didn’t catch a lot of their set but I was pretty blown away by the little I did see, and I’m not even a really big […]

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