American Nightmare Live In Philly (3/4/15)

Boston’s American Nightmare have been one of my favorite hardcore bands since I was an angsty 18 year old in 2003, and I find myself listening to their albums and EPs pretty regularly even 13 years later as an angsty 30 year old.  Their music got me through a lot of shit, and the first time I saw them over a decade ago with Hope Conspiracy still remains one of my most memorable show experiences ever.  On a cool Friday night, I headed to Philly’s […]

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American Nightmare, The Suicide File Live In Philly (7/24/15)

I headed out to Philly’s Electric Factory in order to catch American Nightmare and The Suicide File play night one of This Is Hardcore. I wasn’t sure what to expect since I was arriving really late in time for The Suicide File, but the all day fest had been going on for hours earlier.  The place was decently packed although plenty of room to move around. The Suicide File I’ve never had a chance to see The Suicide File before, so I was pretty stoked […]

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American Nightmare Live in NYC (1/2/14)

American Nightmare is quite frankly, my favorite hardcore band of all time.  I remember a friend giving me the album Background Music, and then seeing them tour with The Hope Conspiracy back in 2003.  I went mostly for Hope Conspiracy, but left an American Nightmare fan.  Soon afterwards they announced their breakup, and I was telling my friends for years all I wanted was another American Nightmare show.  My chance finally came at the end of 2011 where I got to see their reunion show […]

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American Nightmare (Give Up The Ghost) Live In NYC 7/22/12

Simply put, American Nightmare is one of my favorite hardcore bands of all time.  I could get into all the difficult times they’ve helped me get through, or I can talk about how going to one of their shows back in 2003 seriously saved my life and kept me from having an incredibly severe breakdown, but you should just take my word for it.  I was lucky enough to catch their reunion show up in Boston (which I flew up from Philly from), so when […]

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