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The Movielife – It’s Go Time (For fans of Midtown, Saves The Day, Lifetime)

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Growing up in a NJ high school 15 years ago as a cynical punk kid who despised most things considered emo, I sort of never even gave The Movielife a chance.  I just knew that people who liked Taking Back Sunday and The Starting Line were fans of The Movielife, so my ignorant teen self wrote them off as other “whiny emo shit” and if I was going to listen to anything remotely close, it would be Lifetime’s Hello Bastards or Saves The Day’s Through Being Cool .

It wasn’t until about a year ago, I was going snowboarding with a friend when I heard some solid pop-punk/melodic hardcore blasting through her car stereo speakers that I said “this is really tight, who is this?”  “Oh, this is The Movielife.”  Noooooooo shit.

I went out and grabbed their debut full length It’s Go Time and immediately became a fan.  Playing pop-punk that reminded me a bit of Midtown, the 9 song It’s Go Time has plenty of faster punk influences as heard on opener “Barefoot”.  Catchy and melodic, the album does slow down a bit with tracks like “Maybe It’s Nothing”, but still has enough of an edge to keep me interested.  If you dig the poppier side of pop-punk with bands like Brand New or Midtown, definitely give these guys a listen.

MP3:
The Movielife – Barefoot

“But I know you don’t have a clue”
Lifetime – Hello Bastards
Dag Nasty – Can I Say
Texas Is The Reason – Self Titled EP
Saves The Day – Can’t Slow Down
Saves The Day – Through Being Cool

Alkaline Trio, New Found Glory, H2O Live In Philadelphia (11/13/13)

This past Wed, I headed to Philly’s Electric Factory to catch H2O, New Found Glory, and Alkaline Trio.  Usually this isn’t a show I would go to, but I definitely wanted to see H2O and catching Alkaline Trio since it’s been over a decade since I’ve last seen them, and I like the first album by New Found Glory.

H2O:
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H2O GO!  I was easily most excited to see these New York punk/hardcore legends.  Easily the black sheep of the tour, I didn’t expect much of a turnout or a reaction for H2O.  Holy shit was I wrong.  The second the band took the stage, hardcore kids came out in droves and a pit opened up filled with us two stepping and shouting along each word. I’ve never seen H2O before, but as someone who goes to hardcore shows all the time, I will say it was very bizarre seeing them behind a barrier.  I felt like mic grabs and stage dives are a necessary for them.

Regardless, it was still a blast, and while I may be biased with my hardcore leanings, easily my favorite set of the night.

Highlights:
One Life One Chance
Guilty By Association
Nothing To Prove
5 Year Plan
Family Tree

New Found Glory:
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I’d be lying if I said I never listened to New Found Glory.  I used to be a huge fan of their “From Your Screen To Your Stereo” EP and their Self Titled album way back in the day, and still find myself listening to it every now and then (especially the song Vegas… I fucking love that song).  That being said, last time I saw the band I was sort of disappointed, not so much because of their performance itself but just the amount “tough guy bros” who use pits as an excuse to try to start some bullshit fights.  Stay the fuck out of punk.  *Ahem*

Anyways, New Found Glory took the stage and immediately blasted into “All Downhill From Here” which had many singing along and pogoing (while a hardcore pit opened up… which never made sense to me but ok).  I would love to say that I got to watch the majority of their set, but honestly, I wound up catching a stray fist in the pit that just sort of made perfect contact with my nose and I started bleeding fucking everywhere. Great, I go in hardcore pits all the time and do just fine during American Nightmare, Bane, etc… and the one time I’m not even fucking dancing, I get hurt during New Found Glory.  I couldn’t help but crack up at the ridiculousness of it all.

However, this happened during “Hit Or Miss”, and on account that was one of the few songs I actually like by NFG, I made sure to stay and bleed on everyone a bit more and dance… sorry guys. Priorities.

Unfortunately the band did not play Vegas, but did throw in “Sucker” and “Dressed To Kill” so I guess I’ll take what I can get.

Setlist:
All Downhill From Here
Don’t Let Her Pull You Down
It’s Not Your Fault
Understatement
Truck Stop Blues
Sucker
Radio Surgery
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing (Aerosmith Cover)
Connect The Dots
Hit Or Miss
Listen To Your Friends
Anthem For The Unwanted
Failure’s Not Flattering
Dressed To Kill
Kiss Me
Forget My Name
Truth My Youth
Hold My Hand
My Friends Over You

Alkaline Trio:

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I remember seeing Alkaline Trio over a decade ago in NJ at Skate and Surf fest, and at the time I was not a big fan of them at all (17 year old me was way to “punx” to listen to them)  Over the years, I grew to appreciate them (mostly Goddamnit, with a few off of Maybe I’ll Catch Fire, and some off their Self Titled), and I only wanted to hear two songs: Cringe and Radio.

The crowd thinned out a bit, with many only there for NFG… their loss.  The second Alkaline Trio took the stage, they blasted straight into Cringe, and I completely lost my shit along with the other oldheads in the crowd.   The band didn’t really let up, and I think put on a much better live performance than their recorded stuff.

The band kept stage banter to a complete minimum, really only taking the time to thank H2O and NFG, and played a solid set. I recently read in an interview that they may go on tour for the 20 year anniversary for Goddamnit, so I’d be stoked to see that (still have some years), and I’d definitely go catch them again if they came around again.

Highlights:
Cringe
Take Lots With Alcohol
I Wanna Be A Warhol
My Standard Break From Life
I Lied My Face Off
My Friend Peter
Radio

MP3:
H2O – One Life One Chance
New Found Glory – Vegas
Alkaline Trio – Cringe

I’ve got a big fat fucking bone to pick with you my darling:
Crucial Dudes – 61 Penn
Smoke or Fire – This Sinking Ship
Saves The Day – Can’t Slow Down
Saves The Day – Through Being Cool

Direct Hit! – Brainless God (For fans of The Copyrights, The Dopamines, Hold Tight)

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I’ll be honest, my exposure to Wisconsin/Illinois pop punks Direct Hit! before their latest Brainless God was pretty much a hardcore split they did with Hold Tight and their side project (with I’ve been fucking obsessed with lately) Galactic Cannibal. However, let’s cut to the chase: I’m completely blown away by their latest album and have been spinning it seriously non-stop.

Direct Hit manages to blend elements of pop-punk, hardcore, and just all around party music to create a cohesive and catchy 12 songs.  Brainless God is a concept album, telling the tale of a world facing certain nuclear destruction and staring death square in the face through the eyes of different characters, and defiantly giving it the finger. Each song tells it’s own story, but is flows so well to paint a bigger picture.

However the beauty of Brainless God is the fact that there is a much deeper meaning and more practical one within the black humor, and that is overcoming any adversaries that life may throw at you, as shown in the closer “A Message For The Angels Pt II”.  Talking about invading heaven, with lyrics Your brainless god should take some time, climb off his throne/and give us all an explanation of his own/We want our whiskey bottles back now/our guitars and amplifiers,
because this night ain’t over until we say it’s done.

Persevere motherfuckers.

Easily one of my favorites this year, it’s definitely a must for any pop-punk fan.

MP3:
Direct Hit! – I Told You A Lie

More:
Off With Their Heads – Home
Dillinger Four – Situationist Comedy
Off With Their Heads – Hospitals
Direct Hit/Hold Tight Split

Official Site:
Direct Hit

The Copyrights, Direct Hit! Live In Philadelphia (7/2/13)

Yesterday evening I headed to Philly’s small venue/dance club/bar The Barbary to catch pop-punk torch carriers The Copyrights.  It was a very small intimate show with only about 30 people there or so, and I knew going in that while everyone usually sings along… dancing is often at a minimum at these pop-punk shows for some reason, which would usually piss me off… but since I’m coming off an injury I was surprisingly ok with it.  I wound up missing the two openers, but made it in time for Direct Hit!

Direct Hit!
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I’ve never seen Direct Hit! before, and the only music I know by them is their joke hardcore split with Hold Tight (which completely slays by the way).  We weren’t treated to any of those two-step worthy songs, but they did completely blow me away with a solid pop-punk set.  The band was loud, energetic, and had people singing along through out their set.  I need to check some of their more traditional music out it turns out.

The Copyrights:

copyrights

The first time I ever saw the Copyrights a few years back on tour with Teenage Bottlerocket, they were a goofy pop-punk band who played fun jams similar to Screeching Weasel or The Queers.  These days The Copyrights have turned a bit to a more melancholy side with the release of North Sentinel Island (which was one of my favorite releases of 2012) and their live show shows that.  I don’t mean that in a bad way, but the stage banter has now been limited to a complete minimum, and there is just a much more serious stage presence, which is fitting with the newer songs (or maybe being in Philly just brings out the sadness)….

The Copyrights took the stage and thanked the few of us who came out on a rainy Tuesday night to listen to some pop-punk jams.  The crowd as I mentioned earlier was pretty subdued except for the occassional spontaneous dancing (and physical therapy be damned, I couldn’t help but do so during Cashiers).  Playing through songs over the course of most of their catalog, even though the show was running really early, the set remained short at approximately a half hour.

No matter, anytime I get to see The Copyrights it’s a good time, as they easily are one of the best pop-punk bands around these days.

Setlist (From what I remember, and definitely not complete or in order):
Kids Of The Black Hole
Shit’s Fucked
All My Heroes Are Assholes
Button Smasher
Stuck In The Springtime
Cashiers
They Say (I think)
Trustees Of Modern Chemistry
Crutches
Hard Wired
Worn Out Passport

MP3:
The Copyrights – Trustees Of Modern Chemistry

More:
The Copyrights – North Sentinel Island
Teenage Bottlerocket – Freak Out!
Mean Jeans – Are You Serious
The Lillingtons – Too Late Show

The Queers, Teenage Bottlerocket Live In Philly (2/28/13)

I’ve been waiting for this day for months.  Teenage Bottlerocket and The Queers followed by Philly’s premiere 70s punk/rock and roll party guitar army?  Count me the FUCK in.

I headed out to a sold out Barbary and thanks to lovely Philly traffic missed the majority of the openers Masked Intruders set, but from the little bit I heard, I definitely need to check these masked dudes out.  Solid pop-punk.

Teenage Bottlerocket

I’ve said it many times before on this site and I’ll say it again, Wyoming punks Teenage Bottlerocket are my favorite as far as modern pop-punk goes, and was actually my first post ever on this site back in 2007.  I was lucky enough to catch them at The Barbary last August and the fact they came back so soon was just an added bonus.

The band took the stage to a chainsaw wielding masked man with a TBR sign saying “Freak Out”, and blasted straight into the song.  The crowd sung along every word, and they barely let up their Ramones influenced punk rock.  Playing songs from most of their albums with a heavy focus on their latest Freak Out, the band experienced some on stage difficulties when a guitar cut out, but in true punk rock fashion decided “fuck it” and powered through the set (which didn’t deter us fans at all, who kept shouting along every word and getting a small pit going).

They took the time to give a shoutout/lovingly mock their Wyoming punk scene, saying that DC has enough documentaries, and it’s time to have one on the two bands that play in Wyoming.  One thing I have to say about TBR is that they look like they are legitimately having a blast on stage every time I see them, and not just running through the motions.  That alone is is one of the key components to a good show.

Setlist (From what I remember, pretty complete, not in order)

Freak Out
Headbanger
Cruising For Chicks
Necrocomicon
Maverick
Punk House Of Horror
Mutilate Me
Who Killed Sensei
Skate Or Die
Bigger Than Kiss
Fatso Goes Nutzoid
Stupid Games
Crashing
Bloodbath At Burger King
Bottlerocket
In The Basement
Welcome To The Nuthouse
New Song
Lillington High

The Queers:

The Queers have been around since before a lot of you were even born, and have become one of the most well-known names in pop-punk.  Irreverent, crude, and catchy as all fuck, The Queers definitely tore down The Barbary.

One thing I liked about The Queers was the vast age difference in their fans.  You had some 40 year old dudes there who’ve been listening to them since the 80s and plenty of young-ins who got into their later works.

There was a pretty dedicated pit throughout their set, and while I don’t know all of their albums (believe me, they have a lot), the crowd was singing along, dancing, and crowd surfing throughout their set.

I never got a chance to see them before, so it was good to finally see these New Hampshire punks.

Highlights:
No Tits
Born To Do Dishes
Hi Mom, It’s Me
This Place Sucks
Punk Rock Girls
White Minority (Black Flag Cover)
Teenage Bonehead (I think)
Outta My Skull (I think)
Sheena Is A Punk Rocker (Ramones Cover)

MP3:
The Queers – Little Rich Working Class Oi Boi
Teenage Bottlerocket – Be Stag

I Gotta Strangle That Girl:
The Queers – Beyond The Valley…
Teenage Bottlerocket – Freak Out!
Teenage Bottletrocket – They Came From The Shadows
Teenage Bottlerocket – Another Way

Buy:
The Queers

Teenage Bottlerocket

Top 10 Of 2012

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, non-gender identifying people:  the moment you’ve all been waiting for since the moment you were born.  I present to you the Battle Of The Midwestern Housewives top 10 releases of 2012!

Obviously I didn’t get a chance to check everything out that I wanted to (Classics of Love, Hot Water Music’s new album, etc) and I ALWAYS wind up leaving something off the list that should have made it (like Punch’s Nothing Lasts EP would definitely be my #1 of 2011… ah well). In addition, I was saddened that some of my favorite bands didn’t make the cut with their latest (Bouncing Souls, Ceremony), and as good as that new Kesha song is, I spared you all.

10. Morning Glory – Poets Were My Heroes

If we’re going to be totally honest, I wasn’t expecting too much from the latest Morning Glory release.  Sure, I like Ezra’s (Leftover Crack, Choking Victim) project enough, but I thought everything with crack rock steady has been said and done already.  Boy was I surprised to hear strings, pianos, and all sorts of instrumentation on this album.  Clean production, poppy melodies, and punk rock snarl make Poets Were My Heroes one incredibly surprising listen.

Morning Glory – Shelter From The Spoon

9. Municipal Waste – The Fatal Feast

These Richmond crossover thrash kings have exploded over recent years, and I am happy to say that The Fatal Feast was a return to their aggressive, party fest sound that seemed to be missing from their lackluster Massive Aggressive.  Music to break stuff to.

Municipal Waste – Unholy Abductor

8. NOFX – Self Entitled (review coming still)

NOFX have been doing this punk thing for quite some time (30 years now) and they found the formula that works for them.  Some people say that they just release the same album over and over, but you know what?  I like that fucking album.  Sure, you won’t find anything too original here, but that’s what makes it so refreshing in a year that my favorite bands decided to try something new.

NOFX – She Didn’t Lose Her Baby

7. OFF! – OFF!

Keith Morris (Black Flag/Circle Jerks) is 57 years old with diabetes, and still rocks harder than a strong majority of bands who’s just a fraction of his age. With 16 songs in 15 minutes and aggressive punk rock without any of the frills, you’d think that this was actually recorded in the 80s.

OFF – I Got News For You

6. Best Practices – The EP LP

I don’t know much about the band except for the fact that this release completely kills it. Just like your mom, Best Practices takes a bunch of ingredients, throws it in a blender, and makes a much more delicious smoothie than anyone else who even tries.  Noisy, garage, melodic punk rock that you need to hear.

Best Practices – Future Cougar

5. Ghostlimb – Confluence (review coming still)

Even though I listen to member’s other bands (Graf Orlock, Dangers), I just discovered Ghostlimb this year, and holy shit am I glad I did.  Playing the most melodic hardcore, borderline grindcore imaginable, Ghostlimb turns up the aggression a notch on Confluence to make everything else you listen to just seem so passive.  If you dig Tragedy at all, check this one out.

Ghostlimb – Southeast First

4. Hold Tight/Direct Hit Split


It seems like pop-punk and hardcore have always been closely related, and nothing seems to prove this more than two pop-punk bands joining forces to release one fuck of a release.  Both bands were pretty active in 2012, but I have to admit, this is easily my favorite of any of their releases of the year.  Quick to the point hardcore.

Hold Tight – Always

3. Static Radio NJ – We Are All Beasts

Static Radio NJ is one of those very few bands that I’ve been listening to since the start, and have seen evolve, and actually LIKE their new sound.  Starting off as a straight up hardcore band, Static Radio evolved to playing more Lifetime-esque melodies.  Unfortunately the band called it quits this year, but that shouldn’t stop you from checking out their latest (and last).

Static Radio NJ – I Might Kill

2. Bomb The Music Industry – Vacation

When I first listened to BTMI’s Vacation, I hated it.  It was a complete departure from the ska-punk I know and love from the Brooklynites, but after a friend encouraged me to give it another chance, I completely fell in love.  They slowed it down a bit, and bust out some of the most heartfelt songs we’ve ever heard from them.

Bomb The Music Industry – Sick, Later

1. Propagandhi – Failed States

Propagandhi can do no wrong (well, except for Potemkin City Limits… I didn’t like that album).  The once skate punk now thrash champions return with some of the most aggressive, hard hitting music they’ve ever released… and it’s good… real good.

Propagandhi – Failed States

BONUS:

Just for the fuck of things, here’s a list of my favorite 5 shows I’ve been to in 2012:

5. Cock Sparrer, Street Dogs, Paint It Black @ Union Transfer
4. American Nightmare (Give Up The Ghost) @ Webster Hall
3. Propagandhi, Comeback Kid, One Win Choice @ Union Transfer
2. Guttermouth, The Scandals, Tonight We Strike @ The Fire
1. Grey Area @ The Fire (1/28/12)

More End Of Year Lists:
Top 10 Of 2011
The Top 11 Albums of 2010
The 10 Best Albums of 2009
Best Of 2008
Best Of 2007

Hold Tight – Blizzard Of 96 (For fans of Latterman, Title Fight, Lifetime)

I remember the first time I saw Richmond pop-punkers Hold Tight.  I went to a house show here in Philly and they were playing with one of my favorite local hardcore bands Lighten Up (RIP).  I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was completely blown away by their feel good pop-punk, and I picked up their debut Can’t Take This Away, and it was love at first listen.  Two EPs and a split later, they recently released their second LP Blizzard Of 96.

While their past few EPs experimented with hardcore (which I love by the way), Blizzard Of 96 is a bit of a return to the pop-punk we heard on their debut.  With 14 incredibly catchy anthems about growing up and moving on, Blizzard is a lot moodier than their past releases, yet so melodic this time around that it’s sure to bring on a fuck ton of sing-a-longs.  Shit, I am writing this on a plane, and I really have to stop myself from shouting along and not creep out the people next to me.

If you like pop-punk, I highly recommend you check this one out.  Hold Tight is easily one of my favorite pop-punk bands. Oh, and check out Call The Zoo by them, easily my favorite.

MP3:
Hold Tight – Graduation Day

I Never Remember That Nothing Lasts Forever:
Hold Tight – Can’t Take This Away
Hold Tight – Call The Zoo
Hold Tight/Direct Hit Split (Hardcore)

Buy:
Hold Tight

Weston – Got Beat Up (For fans of Latterman, Sunny Day Real Estate, Weezer)


There seems to be a huge revival of melodic pop punk bordering on emo going on right now… you know, with bands like Title Fight and Latterman selling out reunion shows.  I don’t know where this came from, but I do know that one of the earliest and most influential bands and albums of this genre is constantly getting overlooked.  Weston’s Got Beat Up is a one of the most underrated gems in pop punk history.

Weston formed back in 1990 in Bethlahem, PA.  While the band broke up in 2001, the breakup was short lived as they reformed in 2006.  Releasing their 2nd album Got Beat Up in 1996, I think it’s one of the catchiest pop punk/emo albums around.   Whether it’s the energetic sing a long “No Kind Of Superstar” or the Sunny Day Real Estate-esque “Your Summer Dress”, Weston’s Got Beat Up is a solid listen through the entire 13 track 33 minute album.

Incredibly nostalgic, if you dig pop punk or old school emo at all, you definitely need to check out these unsung heroes.

MP3:
Weston – No Kind Of Superstar

More:
Teenage Bottlerocket – Another Way
Saves The Day – Can’t Slow Down
Hold Tight! – Can’t Take This Away

Buy:
Go Kart Records

Teenage Bottlerocket – Freak Out (For fans of The Copyrights, The Ramones, Screeching Weasel)


I remember when I first heard Teenage Bottlerocket’s Total back in 2005.  I was skating and had it in my headphones, completely blown away by the Ramones influenced pop-punk with clever songs about girls, the radio, and going postal at work.  I was so impressed, I made my girlfriend at the time listen to it (who wasn’t a fan of punk… but still has seen Bigwig more than me, fucking figures) and even she loved it.  Seven years later, Wyoming’s Teenage Bottlerocket return with their 5th studio album Freak Out, and it’s the perfect blend of humor, pop-punk, and of course… girls.

The beginning of the album plays a more aggressive style of pop-punk that we heard flashes of on their 2009 They Came From The Shadows, with songs about metalhead concussions, cruising for chicks, and Top Gun.  I hate to be that guy who draws comparisons to previous bands, but the beginning of the album has a very Lillingtons feel to it.

The album switches gears a little ways in though, with incredibly catchy and melodic pop-punk love songs that we’re used to from Teenage Bottlerocket. From the mandatory frustrated “Done With Love”, and the ultimate friend zone song “Never Gonna Tell You”, Freak Out makes for the perfect summer album.

If you like light hearted pop-punk that takes more cues from The Ramones and Screeching Weasel than anything that passes for pop-punk on the radio these days, definitely check Teenage Bottlerocket.  They’ve been a favorite of mine for a long time now.

*Fun Housewives fact:  My first post ever was on Teenage Bottlerocket, back in 2007.

Mp3:
Teenage Bottlerocket – Done With Love

More:
Teenage Bottletrocket – They Came From The Shadows
Teenage Bottlerocket – Another Way
Mean Jeans – Are You Serious
The Lillingtons – Too Late Show

Buy:
Fat Wreck

The Copyrights, The Dopamines, Mean Jeans Live In Philly (6/24/12)

After being in the sun all day at a super last minute Phillies game (don’t care about the Phillies, hoped to see Tampa Bay lose), I headed out to Philly’s Barbary to catch one hell of a pop-punk lineup.  I would have went for The Copyrights or Mean Jeans alone, but having them both on the same set?  Fuck yeah.

House Boat:

I came in about halfway through these NJ guys set.  I caught House Boat at the Asbury Lanes about two years ago, and remember not being that big of a fan, but this time they killed it.  The vocals used to be a lot whinier is what turned me off originally, but at least last night, it seemed like that was toned down and a gruffer sound shone through.

I unfortunately don’t know any of their songs, but there were a lot of people in the crowd singing along.  I’ll have to give these guys a second listen.

Mean Jeans:

I’ve been meaning to see the Mean Jeans for a while now ever since I’ve heard their Ramones influences punk off of Are You Serious and missed their Friday house show they played in Philly before heading off to Baltimore’s Insubordination Fest.  Seeing them open on a Sunday meant it was going to be a lot more calm (I even heard one girl in the crowd say “wait, the Mean Jeans are drinking water? I’m confused”), but no matter, I’ll take what i can get.

Unfortunately I was upstairs talking to a friend and missed their opening song (and one of my favorites “Born On A Saturday Night”) but the band continued to bring the party with songs off of both full lengths (I need to still check out their latest one On Mars) and even threw some in from some early EPs.  Definitely a fun time, wish they’d come to the east coast more often.

Highlights:
Born On A Saturday Night
On Mars
Steve Don’t Party No More
No Brainer
Case Race
Slime Time
Stoned 2 The Bone
Let’s Pogo B4 U Gogo

Unfortunately I missed Dear Landlord’s set as I needed to grab some food, but I made it back in time for The Dopamines.

The Dopamines:

I’ll be honest, I’m not very familiar with these guys.  I know the name, and I know that I would like them if I ever listened to them, but I never got a chance.  Needless to say I was pretty excited to finally get to check them out.  Totally blown away.

These guys played fast paced pop punk in the veins of early Green Day and Teenage Bottlerocket, and had the crowd singing along every word (although being a mixture of the fact it was early, sunday, and hot as shit… people stayed relatively calm).

Definitely need to check these guys out.

The Copyrights:

I’ve always dug The Copyrights and always try to go see them anytime they come to town, but I was honestly blown away by their latest release of North Sentinel Island.  When I first started listening to them after seeing The Copyrights play a show with Teenage Bottlerocket, they played pretty straight forward pop-punk, but their latest album incorporated so much more.  Less I digress though.

The band took the stage and the sing-alongs began immediately.  Again the crowd was pretty mellow (and my attempts to start a pit were for naught… but all good, I’m seeing Municipal Waste tonight.) but that didn’t slow The Coprights down.  They played a mix from the majority of their releases, with the heaviest being off their latest.

The band looked like they were dying from the heat by the end of their last song when the crowd demanded an encore.  They didn’t leave the small stage yet and then proceeded to blast two more, taking the crowd’s request of “Worn Out Passport” as a closer.

Highlights:
Kids Of The Black Hole
Trustees Of Modern Chemistry
Cashiers
Hardwired
Crutches
Weapons Of Math Destruction
Worn Out Passport

MP3:
The Copyrights – Trustees Of Modern Chemistry
Mean Jeans – Rats Roaches And Jeans

More:
The Copyrights – North Sentinel Island
Mean Jeans – Are You Serious
The Lillingtons – Too Late Show

Buy:
Interpunk