Paint It Black, Praise, S-21 Live in Philly (4/20/17)

Man, it’s been way too long since Paint It Black has played a show in Philly.  Last time they played their hometown, it was nearly 3 years ago on Mischief Night (the night before Halloween for all my non-Jersey/Philly peeps) where they played a secret show under a bridge.  Philly was clearly antsy to see them again, as tickets sold out very quickly for their return to the church. I got to the incredibly hot and packed First Unitarian Church, and unfortunately I missed Soul […]

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UK Subs, The Virus Live In Philly (4/7/17)

After circling for parking trying to find that elusive South Philly spot, I finally grabbed one as I headed out to South Philly’s Connie’s Ric Rac to catch Philly’s own street punks The Virus and the legendary UK Subs.  I walked into the venue, only to see like 3 people drinking at the bar, and was pretty fucking confused.  They then informed me that the show was moved to The Voltage Lounge, and I was already running late as is… Fuck. I hurriedly made my […]

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World Inferno Friendship Society, Hub City Stompers Live in NJ (4/2/17)

Sorry for the lack of updates lately, I’ve been a bit slow to post as I’m just starting to get back to work full time after an injury and am only allowed limited screen time, so it’s been difficult, but without further ado: As I stated in a previous post, I headed to my ancestral homeland of New Jersey to catch The Dave Franklin Tribute Show(featuring H2O, Killing Time, etc) and the after show with Hub City Stompers and The World Inferno Friendship Society playing […]

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Doing It For Dave: H2O, Killing Time Live In NJ (4/2/17)

I’m originally from NJ, so I grew up listening to and am a pretty big fan of influential hardcore band Vision.  After seeing them just a few months beforehand, I was crushed earlier in the year when it was announced that their singer Dave Franklin passed away.  On April 2nd, a bunch of bands got together in Asbury Park to help throw a fundraising show in honor of Dave.  It was being thrown at Asbury Park’s Convention Center, and the lineup was stacked.  I wasn’t […]

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The Menzingers, Jeff Rosenstock Live In Philly (3/31/17)

Man, it’s been a couple of years since I’ve last see locals The Menzingers play a show.  While I was at the filming of their music video for “After The Party” (alas, I did not make the cut), they only played a couple of songs and I missed their surprise show at Kung Fu Necktie this year.  I was pretty stoked to be seeing them, especially with the fact that I love their latest album After The Party so I was excited to hear those […]

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Thursday Live In Philly (3/30/17)

Emo has been making a bit of a comeback lately, with a lot of bands reuniting and emo parties cropping up throughout a bunch of cities (shout out to Philly’s emo nights, which were one of the first, if not the first… and Thursday vocalist Geoff was a guest DJ a few times), and while I was never a huge fan of the genre as a whole, I always loved Thursday.  Maybe it’s the fact I’m also originally from New Jersey and Thursday was always […]

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Protex, Paul Collins, Wyldlife Live In Philly (3/11/17)

On the weekend before St. Patrick’s day, while many people were going around dressed in green getting completely obliterated, I decided to celebrate a better way… by catching 70s Northern Ireland punks Protex.  I headed to Philly’s Voltage Lounge, and unfortunately got there way too late as I missed openers Posers (who I raved out previously, seriously go check them out) and Crazy & The Brains but made it during Wyldlife’s set. Wyldlife: I haven’t heard of NYC’s Wyldlife before the show, but they played […]

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Digger, Captain We’re Sinking, Podactor live at Neshiminy Creek Brewing Company (3/4/17)

About a week and a half ago, I headed about 45 minutes north of Philadelphia to the town of Croydon to attend the Trenton Punk Rock flea market at Neshaminy Creek Brewing.  Fuck if I know why there was a Trenton, NJ flea market in another state, but I’m not complaining considering that part of the after party would feature PA’s beloved and recently united Digger with Captain We’re Sinking and Podactor playing along as well. The brewery itself was pretty cool, with the show […]

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Posers, After The Fall, Sold, The Barren Marys Live In Philly (3/2/17)

Last Thursday night, I headed to a house up in North Philly to catch Philly’s local Posers and Albany’s After The Fall play a small basement show.  With only a handful of us there on a chilly night, it was a pretty intimate vibe as I got there right as Philly’s The Barren Marys were finishing up. The Barren Marys: Like I stated, I only heard the last few songs of these local punks, but I dug the very little bit I heard.  The Barren […]

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Less Than Jake, Pepper live in Philadelphia (2/19/17)

Last week, I headed to Philadelphia’s Fillmore to catch one of my favorite ska bands Less Than Jake play with Hawaiian reggae/punk band Pepper.  This was my first time at The Fillmore’s main stage (compared to the smaller side stage known as The Foundry where I saw Less Than Jake) and the place was pretty big, yet still had a sizable amount of people there. If you’ve never been to the Fillmore, it’s your typical large Live Nation venue. If you’re into overpriced drinks and […]

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