UK Subs, The Virus Live In Philly (4/7/17)

After circling for parking trying to find that elusive South Philly spot, I finally grabbed one as I headed out to South Philly’s Connie’s Ric Rac to catch Philly’s own street punks The Virus and the legendary UK Subs.  I walked into the venue, only to see like 3 people drinking at the bar, and was pretty fucking confused.  They then informed me that the show was moved to The Voltage Lounge, and I was already running late as is… Fuck. I hurriedly made my […]

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Western Addiction – Tremulous

I’ve been a fan of San Francisco’s Western Addiction ever since they first released their 2003 debut Cognicide, and while they’ve released two 7-inches since, I’ve have been anxiously waiting for their next full length.  Finally nearly 12 goddamn years later, Western Addiction is back with their 80s hardcore influenced punk rock sophomore release Tremulous. From the second album opener “Clatter and Hiss” starts, you know exactly what you’re in for… no bullshit, no frills melodic hardcore.  There isn’t a single bad track on the […]

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We Officially Turned 10 Years Old!

Holy shit, I can’t believe this site has now existed for 10 years whole years, giving you our shitty opinions on punk bands I like and show reviews for a goddamn decade now… that’s like 90 in Internet Years.  To put that in perspective George W Bush was president, the very first iPhone wasn’t even out yet nor was the final Harry Potter book.  Fuck, now I feel old…  Well, technically our birthday was a few days ago, but I’m a slacker, fuck off. This […]

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Less Than Jake, Pepper live in Philadelphia (2/19/17)

Last week, I headed to Philadelphia’s Fillmore to catch one of my favorite ska bands Less Than Jake play with Hawaiian reggae/punk band Pepper.  This was my first time at The Fillmore’s main stage (compared to the smaller side stage known as The Foundry where I saw Less Than Jake) and the place was pretty big, yet still had a sizable amount of people there. If you’ve never been to the Fillmore, it’s your typical large Live Nation venue. If you’re into overpriced drinks and […]

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Pinkwash, Open City, Ordinary Lives in Philly (2/16/17)

This past Thursday, on a chilly February night I headed out to Philly’s Everybody Hits, a pretty sweet spot that doubles as both batting cages/venue to catch Philly’s own Open City.  The show was a benefit for Electrifest described as an “event for LGBT folks centering POC navigating healthcare, wellness, and institutional trauma through radical music and art” that is happening on April 8th and 9th at Philly’s Rotunda. There was a considerable amount of people there when I got there right as Ordinary Lives […]

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The Menzingers – After The Party

Things are a bit strange once you hit your early 30s.  On one hand, you’re expected to be more mature, less reckless, and essentially have your shit together.  On the other hand, in reality age is simply a number and nothing just “magically” changes just because another 365 days have past even though you see your friends losing touch as they become busy with kids, families, and careers.  Nothing really changes while everything changes at the same time.  On their latest album After The Party, […]

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Open City – Self Titled (Members of Paint It Black, Ted Leo And The Pharmacists, Bridge And Tunnel)

Ever since I first heard of Philadelphia’s Open City two years ago, I’ve been not so patiently waiting for them to release some music.  While I really fucking hate the term “super-group”, there is really no better way to describe them.  With Dan Yemin (Paint It Black, Lifetime, Kid Dynamite, Armalite), Rachel Rubino (Bridge And Tunnel, Worriers), Andy Nelson (Paint It Black, Ceremony), and Chris Wilson (Ted Leo And The Pharmacists), Open City has finally recorded their Self Titled full length album, and it completely […]

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I was part of The Menzingers music video shoot for After The Party.

I usually wouldn’t post something like this, but it was a pretty unique/fun experience so I figure I share.  I saw a post on Facebook a few weeks ago from The Menzingers talking about how they needed some extras for their latest music video shoot for their new song “After The Party”, and if interested write an email with a photo of yourself, your contact info, and a little bit about yourself to the production crew in charge of shooting the video.  I figured “I’m […]

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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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Penetrode, Meter Feeder, Blackout Live In Philly (1/19/17)

It’s been a long damn time since I’ve last been to a Philly house show.  Last night, I headed to a basement to catch a couple of hardcore punk bands as they played a fundraiser for Philly’s Project Safe.  While I didn’t really know any of the bands very well, I dug what little I heard previously and a small basement show is always fun (I was wrestling with the idea of going to see Anti-Flag at The Fillmore, but didn’t really feel like paying […]

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