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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Pinkwash, Open City, Ordinary Lives in Philly (2/16/17)

This past Thursday, on a chilly February night I headed out to Philly’s Everybody Hits, a pretty sweet spot that doubles as both batting cages/venue to catch Philly’s own Open City.  The show was a benefit for Electrifest described as an “event for LGBT folks centering POC navigating healthcare, wellness, and institutional trauma through radical music and art” that is happening on April 8th and 9th at Philly’s Rotunda. There was a considerable amount of people there when I got there right as Ordinary Lives […]

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The Dead Milkmen, An Albatross play protest show in Philly (1/20/17)

This past Friday, as us Americans watched a narcissistic sociopath con his way into the White House (I’m just waiting for him to plaster his stupid fucking name in gaudy ass letters above it like he does all of his buildings), I headed to my favorite stomping grounds The Barbary to catch local legends The Dead Milkmen and An Albatross play a protest show where all proceeds were donated to Planned Parenthood. An Albatross: The Pennsylvania misfits of hardcore, circus-esque An Albatross recently reunited to […]

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Penetrode, Meter Feeder, Blackout Live In Philly (1/19/17)

It’s been a long damn time since I’ve last been to a Philly house show.  Last night, I headed to a basement to catch a couple of hardcore punk bands as they played a fundraiser for Philly’s Project Safe.  While I didn’t really know any of the bands very well, I dug what little I heard previously and a small basement show is always fun (I was wrestling with the idea of going to see Anti-Flag at The Fillmore, but didn’t really feel like paying […]

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Dag Nasty, Loud Boyz Live In Philadelphia (12/30/16)

In case you haven’t heard, 80s DC melodic hardcore band Dag Nasty has reunited with all of the original members from when the band first started, and released a 7-inch in 2016.  On the night before New Year’s Eve, I headed to Philadelphia’s TLA in order to catch Dag Nasty once again after seeing them previously over the summer in Asbury Park, and to catch openers Loud Boyz. I completely missed the first band Sketchy, because honestly I didn’t even know there was another opening […]

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Dangers, Kids Live In Philadelphia (12/27/16)

Dangers is one of the best hardcore bands around, period.  Touring in support of their new album The Bend In The Break, on Wednesday I had the chance to see them again over at Philadelphia’s First Unitarian Church basement.  In the past, I’ve only seen these Los Angeles punks play Philly’s now defunct Golden Tea House, but to make it feel more like a house show the bands all played the floor of the church instead of on the stage.  I missed local Philly openers […]

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The Bouncing Souls, Off With Their Heads Live In Philadelphia (12/10/16)

Ever since they started the tradition, I’ve attended The Bouncing Souls Home For The Holidays, their annual Christmas shows in Asbury Park NJ for almost a decade now.  I grew up in NJ my entire life, and seeing the band in Asbury was always pretty special to me since it was the first place I ever saw them back when they played Skate and Surf YEARS ago.  With last years announcement that it would be their final show, I was worried I would be Soul-less […]

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