Hub City Stompers, Hard Knocks Live In Philly (6/24/17)

On a warm Saturday night, I headed to South Philly dive Connie’s Ric Rac in order to catch NJ ska hooligans Hub City Stompers.  I got to the venue, and the show was running hours late due to a bartender quitting or something, and thus everyone was locked out.  Cool.  Since I was in South Philly anyway, I killed some time watching soccer, eating canolis, and trying my best to avoid the busloads of tourists wandering the area after eating some shit cheesesteaks at either […]

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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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Hub City Stompers – Live In Philadelphia (2/21/16)

On an unseasonably warm Sunday night, my girlfriend and I headed to Philadelphia’s Kung Fu Neckie to catch my home state NJ’s ska/oi/punk band Hub City Stompers.  I wasn’t expecting the place to have many people considering the fact it’s a Sunday ska show, but KFN had a decent crowd set up.  We got there a little late, missing their first song but getting there just in time for Chatterbox. One of the first things I’ve noticed was the absence of saxophonist/singer Jenny Whiskey from […]

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Hub City Stompers – Life After Death (For fans of The Slackers, The Toasters, King Django)

New Jersey hooligan “ska for people who hate ska” Hub City Stompers are finally back with their latest album Life After Death and let me just say I’ve been waiting for years ever since I’ve heard some of these songs played live (shit, they’ve been doing “Pants Music” since at least 2009). For those who don’t know HCS plays ska infused with punk, oi, and hardcore sounding what The Slackers or The Specials might sound like if they listened to more Sham 69 and Cock […]

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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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Voodoo Glow Skulls and Hub City Stompers Live In Philadelphia (6/25/15)

This past Thursday, I headed to Philadelphia’s Center City bar and upstair music venue Milkboy to see The Voodoo Glow Skulls and Hub City Stompers despite battling a cold that left me exhausted.  I’ve never been to this spot before, as they tend to usually host more indie bands and singer/songwriter tyoes types as opposed to punk and ska bands, which is a shame because it was a pretty rad venue. Last time I caught Voodoo Glow Skulls headline a show nearly 6 years ago, […]

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The Toasters, Hub City Stompers Live In Philly (10/29/14)

This past Wed night I had soccer playoffs which was a one lose knockout, all in a night.  We lost immediately, so the silver lining was I was able to rush down straight from soccer to Philly’s North Star Bar in order to catch NY ska legends The Toasters play with Jersey’s hate ska band Hub City Stompers.  When I got there, the place was pretty empty just as Hub City was about to play. Hub City Stompers: I’ve been seeing Hub City Stompers live […]

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Menace, The Clap, Hub City Stompers, 45 Adapters Live In Philly (9/14/14)

Two weekends ago I headed to Philly’s Kung Fu Necktie to catch New Jersey’s Hub City Stompers with UK 70s punk oi band Menace.  It was my first oi show in quite some time, and it’s been years since I’ve been to a show with that many Doc Martens and bald heads all in one place.  Good times. 45 Adapters: First up were Brooklyn’s 45 Adapters.  Self described as “a truck full of Cock Sparrer records crashing into a truck full of Otis Redding records”, […]

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