World Inferno Friendship Society, Hub City Stompers Live in NJ (4/2/17)

Sorry for the lack of updates lately, I’ve been a bit slow to post as I’m just starting to get back to work full time after an injury and am only allowed limited screen time, so it’s been difficult, but without further ado: As I stated in a previous post, I headed to my ancestral homeland of New Jersey to catch The Dave Franklin Tribute Show(featuring H2O, Killing Time, etc) and the after show with Hub City Stompers and The World Inferno Friendship Society playing […]

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Doing It For Dave: H2O, Killing Time Live In NJ (4/2/17)

I’m originally from NJ, so I grew up listening to and am a pretty big fan of influential hardcore band Vision.  After seeing them just a few months beforehand, I was crushed earlier in the year when it was announced that their singer Dave Franklin passed away.  On April 2nd, a bunch of bands got together in Asbury Park to help throw a fundraising show in honor of Dave.  It was being thrown at Asbury Park’s Convention Center, and the lineup was stacked.  I wasn’t […]

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The Bouncing Souls Live In Asbury Park, NJ (7/29/16)

This past Friday, I headed to beach town Asbury Park to catch my favorite band and NJ punk legends The Bouncing Souls.  Souls shows in Asbury are always my favorite and make me nostalgic… the first time I ever saw them was back in 2003 in Asbury Park.  I’ve gone pretty much every year to their Home For The Holidays show since it’s inception, but with them announcing this last one would be their final, maybe this new “Stoked For The Summer” will be a […]

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The Virus, Blanks 77, PEARS Live In Asbury Park (6/11/16)

After Punk Rock Bowling in Asbury Park NJ, I headed to straight to The Wonder Bar for the sold out after show featuring PEARS, Blanks 77, and The Virus.  I made sure to get there early as a line started to form as soon as I got to the dive bar.  Even though the show was technically sold out, the bar never really reached anywhere near capacity.  I don’t know if it was due to the oh so punk “No Studded Jackets!” sign at the […]

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Punk Rock Bowling in Asbury Park Day 1 (6/11/16)

This past Saturday, I headed to Asbury Park NJ to catch day 1 of Punk Rock Bowling.  It was a pretty tough decision, with The Suicide Machines playing a free show nearby here in Philly, but the allure of seeing both Dag Nasty and The Descendents won out. I got to The Stone Pony’s outdoor Summer Stage rather late.  I wanted to make it in time for both 88 Finger Louie and H2O, but unfortunately I was walking up as H2O was finishing up “Nothing […]

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Bouncing Souls, World Inferno Friendship Society, Miss TK, and The Low Budgets Live In NJ (12/26/15)

I’ve been going to The Bouncing Souls Home For The Holidays since the band started the Asbury Park tradition back in 2007.  This year, I decided to go on Saturday due to the fact that both the World Inferno Friendship Society and The Low Budgets were playing it.   I got to the Stone Pony right as The Low Budgets took the stage. The Low Budgets: Viva valu-rock!  I’ve loved Philadelphia’s Low Budgets from the moment I saw them live back in 2003 with their goofy […]

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Darkbuster, Hub City Stompers Live In Asbury Park (8/5/15)

This past Wednesday I headed out to Asbury Lanes, my favorite punk rock bowling alley to catch Boston oi punk band Darkbuster play a reunion show.  I’ve never had a chance to see them before, the one time they came around before they broke up I went to go see the Bouncing Souls, so I was pretty pumped to finally catch them live after listening to them for years. Unfortunately due to rush hour traffic and the long trek from Philadelphia, I missed NJ openers […]

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Jeff Rosenstock, Chumped Live In Asbury Park (4/26/15)

After hanging out at a Phillies game all day (just like a good Yankees fan…), my girlfriend and I headed to Asbury Lanes to catch Jeff Rosenstock play his last show of his current tour.  I caught him here in Philadelphia last month when he played with Andrew Jackson Jihad.  The place was decently packed for an 18+ show on a Sunday night, and I was impressed by how many younger fans were there (as proven by the lack of people singing along to bands […]

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Bouncing Souls, None More Black, The Scandals Home For The Holidays Night 2 (12/27/14)

After the long ride to and from Asbury Park last Friday, I headed back the next day to catch night 2 of The Bouncing Souls annual Christmas Home For The Holidays tradition.  Usually because of the ride I only go one of the nights, but there was no way I was going to miss an incredibly rare None More Black set.  I got to the Stone Pony right as New Jersey’s The Scandals were setting up. The Scandals: I’ve been a fan of The Scandals […]

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Bouncing Souls, Bane, Blanks 77 Home For The Holidays Night 1 (12/26/14)

Everyone has their holiday traditions, and for me it’s going to Asbury Park after Christmas and seeing my favorite band The Bouncing Souls play with a bunch of solid friends they bring along.  Ever since they started this tradition back in 2014, I’ve gone pretty much every year on one of the three or four nights (the two hour drive back and forth from Philly is a bit rough), but this year I decided to go two nights because the lineups were so stellar. Blanks […]

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