Punk Rock Bowling Day 1 – Live In Asbury (6/10/17)

On a hot June day, I headed out to Asbury Park, NJ to catch the east coast version of the infamous Vegas Punk bowling tournament at the Stone Pony outdoor summer stage.  Sad to say (just like last year) that there isn’t any actual bowling that takes place anymore, there are a fuck ton of good bands for the two days.  Like, a ridiculously stacked lineup… and while I think Sunday had the stronger lineup overall, there was no way I was going to miss […]

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The Movielife, The Flatliners, MakeWar Live In Philly (5/4/17)

When it was announced that recently reunited The Movielife would be playing Philly’s tiny dive Kung Fu Necktie, I knew I would have to buy a ticket as soon as they went on sale.  And I’m incredibly glad I did, because the show sold out in about 5-10 minutes.  I never got to see melodic hardcore/emo The Movielife before, only catching vocalist Vinnie doing a solo show before, so I was pretty excited to finally get to see them, especially in such a small intimate […]

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Punch, War Emblem, Grower, Disinterest Live In Philly (9/10/14)

I moved (yet again) and so am so far behind on posts on account I didn’t have a computer set up because I’m good at life like that, but yesterday I headed to West Philly house Golden Tea House to catch one of my favorite hardcore bands around: Punch.  First off, The Golden Tea House has been on fucking point with the hardcore shows (Dangers, Graf Orlock, and Punch all within the span of a month?  Fuck.)  Second off, I didn’t realize how much Punch […]

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The Slackers, RK$TDY Live In Philadelphia (12/27/13)

Ok, still finally playing catch up with the show recaps, and so I’m going to make this quick.  But this past Friday I headed to Philly’s North Star Bar to catch ska dudes The Slackers.  The bar and venue was pretty crowded for what I was assuming would be dead for a 21+ ska show, but I was pleasantly surprised when I strolled (or sauntered, if you will) in. RK$TDY: I walked in about a quarter through their set, and let me tell you, the […]

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Off With Their Heads, Morning Glory, Direct Hit Show Recap (Philadelphia 12/11/13)

Wednesday after a day of abusing my body snowboarding, I headed to Philly’s beloved First Unitarian Church basement to catch one hell of a lineup.  Any of these bands on the bill would be good enough for me to go to the show, having Off With Their Heads, Morning Glory, and Direct Hit all together was just a god damn mind melt.  Unfortunately I missed almost all of The Headies, but the last two songs I was able to catch were sick.  So I’ll need […]

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Kid Dynamite, Kill Your Idols, Black Train Jack Live In Philly (8/8/13)

Faithful housewives readers, I know it’s been a few weeks since my last post, but between moving, jobs, and life… things have been busy to say the least.  But last night I was lucky enough to head out to Philadelphia’s THIS IS HARDCORE FEST, over at the Electric Factory to catch one of my all time favorite bands Kid Dynamite play alongside with Kill Your Idols.  Kid Dynamite announced that this was their last Philly show ever, as they are breaking up after a European […]

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Comeback Kid, Wisdom In Chains Live In Philadelphia (6/12/13)

I want to tell you a little story (because it makes me warm inside… bonus points if you get the reference): I’ve been a Comeback Kid since they came out with Turn It Around back in 2003, and I finally was getting a chance to see them when they came around my neck of the woods in 2006.  A young me was stoked… until vocalist Scott Wade announced A FEW DAYS BEFORE I GOT TO SEE THEM that he was quitting the band, and that […]

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Violent Society, Blanks 77, Combat Crisis (Live In Trenton 4/20/13)

This past Saturday, I headed to my old home state of NJ to catch a bunch of damn good street punk bands that do not play anywhere near often enough.  The show was at Joe’s Mill Hill Saloon, which was this small little dive with a stage in it’s intimate basement, making it feel like any other house show (but with better bathrooms). Everything about the show reeked of Philly: almost all the bands (minus Blanks 77) and the crowd came out from Philly to […]

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Paint It Black, Joyce Manor, Loma Prieta, Congenital Death, Bad Side Live In Philly (3/31/13)

It’s the fucking Paint It Black record release show!  I’ve been stoked on this show ever since they announced it, and the fact that Philly local hardcore dudes Bad Side and female fronted hardcore band Congenital Death were on the bill were a huuuuge plus.  I headed to the sold out First Unitarian Church, and while hurting a bit (sprained my ankle, didn’t help my cause at World Inferno) I planned on completely losing my shit regardless. Bad Side: It didn’t take long for me […]

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Desmond Dekker – This Is Desmond Dekkar (For fans of Bob Marley, Toots And The Maytals, Prince Buster)

Ask 10 people their favorite musical artist from Jamaica, and 9 out of 10 are going to say Bob Marley.  The other person is probably going to get Jamaica confused with Cuba and go on some rant about Communism (fuck that guy). Unless you’re hanging with a bunch of knowledgeable ska nerds (don’t worry, you’re in good company here), you’re probably not going to get Desmond Dekker as an answer, although he is hands down my personal favorite and one of the most influential artists […]

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