Open City, Pinkwash, Kilamanzego Live In Philly (2/3/18)

I’m a little behind on posts, and have a bunch of shows I want to post about as February has been a busy month for me (and the city of Philadelphia as a whole). I headed out to a little rad spot here in Philly called Danny’s Place to catch local hardcore band Open City.   I’ve never been to the venue before so wasn’t really sure what to expect: a house show, a bar, some random bike shop that lets shows happen there?  Turns out […]

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Static Radio NJ Live In Philly (1/27/18)

Ever have a moment that just hits you when you realize how much time flies by?  I’ve been listening to Static Radio NJ ever since their 7 songs in 10 ten minutes hardcore EP One For The Good Guys came out, and I just realized that was nearly 11 years ago now…in fact, the EP was one of the earlier posts I’ve made on this little ol blog… you know back when blogs were still a thing. I used to see Static Radio NJ all […]

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Top 10 Punk Albums of 2017

I can’t believe it’s already 2018 and time to post top 10 best of lists.  2017 was a turbulent year for the US and much of the world, but also personally for me.  I didn’t get to check out as much new music or make as many posts as usual due to a concussion I spent the majority of the year tackling to overcome which resulted in very limited screen time. That said, I did get to check out a decent amount of new releases, […]

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Ceremony Live In Philly (12/19/17)

It’s been a few years since I’ve last seen California’s powerviolence turned post-punk band Ceremony.  When they announced that they would be playing two shows at Philly’s PhilaMOCA (an interesting, intimate space that once served as a showroom for mausoleums) I knew it would sell out quickly so I grabbed a ticket for the first night. I’ve been a fan of Ceremony ever since I first saw them open for Paint It Black back in 2009 and their albums Violence Violence, Ruined and Still Nothing […]

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Converge Live In Philly (12/16/17)

For as long as I’ve been listening to Converge (some time around when Jane Doe came out, early 00s), it’s pretty astonishing that I’m only seeing them for the first time in 2017.  On a chilly Saturday night, I headed to Philly’s Union Transfer to catch the Massachusetts metal-tinged hardcore band wrapping up their tour in support of their latest album The Dusk In Us. Union Transfer wasn’t sold out, but there were a decent amount of people there and the place erupted as soon […]

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PEARS/Direct Hit – Human Movement

Fuck you! Get pumped!  Milwaukee based pop-punk dudes Direct Hit recently teamed up with New Orleans melodic hardcore punks PEARS to release Human Movement, a split just released earlier last week on Fat Wreck.  Any reader of this site knows I’m a pretty big fan of both of these bands, with PEARS being one of my favorite and most played bands, so I was really stoked to be hearing this one. Consisting of 6 songs from each band (with one of them being a cover […]

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Andrew W.K, An Albatross Live In Philly (10/11/17)

I have a confession to make: I’ve been unapologetically listening to Andrew W.K since I was in high school and yet somehow never managed to see him play live.  The closest I got was when he came around Philly to play I Get Wet in it’s entirety a few years back, but I opted to catch None More Black at the First Unitarian Church instead.  When I saw that the party god was going on tour with his full band once again, I made sure […]

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Good Riddance/Kill Your Idols Split

I was fucking around on my guitar for the first time in months, trying to play some Kill Your Idols (did I mention how terrible I am at guitar?) when I kept defaulting to their song “I Told You So.”  Since I’ve been on such a huge kick of their split with Good Riddance lately, I decided I should post about it even though it’s old as shit (released back in 2001), but maybe some of you haven’t heard it or forgot about it. Two […]

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Die Choking, Eaten Alive, Mister Lizard, Bathe, Ratkicker Live In Philly (8/10/17)

A few weeks ago, I headed out to Philly’s intimate dive The Barbary to catch Ratkicker who was opening for Die Choking with a pretty stacked lineup.  It’s been about 3 years since I’ve seen these Philly punks, and since they were up first I made sure to get there nice and early. Ratkicker: It’s a pretty rare occurrence for Ratkicker to play a show, but I listen to their debut Fuck Off Thank You pretty damn regularly.  Playing aggressive nihilistic punk/hardcore with tinges of […]

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Barnaby Jones, Censors Live In Long Island (8/19/17)

So quick note before I start the post: the guitarist of Censors and Barnaby Jones (Justin) is a pretty big Twitch user and live-streamed the show, which was a going away party for him as he is moving.  Censors starts at around 2:05, and Barnaby Jones starts around 2:55. Watch live video from HCJustin on www.twitch.tv Ever since I first saw Long Island hardcore band Barnaby Jones open for Bomb The Music Industry back in 2009 (fuck was that really 8 years ago now?) here […]

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