Andrew W.K, An Albatross Live In Philly (10/11/17)

I have a confession to make: I’ve been unapologetically listening to Andrew W.K since I was in high school and yet somehow never managed to see him play live.  The closest I got was when he came around Philly to play I Get Wet in it’s entirety a few years back, but I opted to catch None More Black at the First Unitarian Church instead.  When I saw that the party god was going on tour with his full band once again, I made sure […]

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An Albatross Live In Philly (6/25/17)

Man… I am so fucking late with this post.  With my current limited screen time it’s been really hard to keep up, but better late than never right?  ANYWAYS: I bought tickets in advance for one of the most rad/bizarre shows I’ve ever been to.  In all of their weirdness, psychedelic noise grind punks An Albatross decided to play a breakfast Philly show at The Barbary at 6 goddamn AM on a Sunday morning.  According to the band, ” An Albatross toyed with the notion […]

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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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An Albatross – Eat Lightning Shit Thunder (For fans of Melt Banana, Dillinger Escape Plan, Horse The Band)

I like my hardcore like I like my sex: spontaneous, noisy, and no time for fucking cuddling.  An Albatross’s 2001 debut Eat Lightning Shit Thunder delivers exactly that, and then some. Playing some of the most sporadic music that the genre has to offer, these Wilkes-Barre (now Philadelphia) dudes are able to cram in more influences and styles within their 11 song, 10 minute album than most bands do in their entire discography.  On Eat Lightning Shit Thunder you’ll hear hardcore, circus music, and 8-bit […]

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An Albatross – We Are The Lazer Viking (For fans of Melt Banana, Horse The Band, Dillinger Escape Plan)

Wilkes-Barre (now Philadelphia’s) PA’s pyscho hardcore circus An Albatross recently played a free show in Philly on the 4th of July, and I was out of town… fucking figures.  I’ve been listening to these dudes a lot as of late, and their 2003 release We Are The Lazer Viking is a complete face, mind, and fuck melt. We Are The Lazer Viking consists of eleven spastic, electronic-y hardcore tracks that clock in for a total of less than nine minute.  Playing hardcore in the veins […]

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