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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The Menzingers, Jeff Rosenstock Live In Philly (3/31/17)

Man, it’s been a couple of years since I’ve last see locals The Menzingers play a show.  While I was at the filming of their music video for “After The Party” (alas, I did not make the cut), they only played a couple of songs and I missed their surprise show at Kung Fu Necktie this year.  I was pretty stoked to be seeing them, especially with the fact that I love their latest album After The Party so I was excited to hear those […]

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Thursday Live In Philly (3/30/17)

Emo has been making a bit of a comeback lately, with a lot of bands reuniting and emo parties cropping up throughout a bunch of cities (shout out to Philly’s emo nights, which were one of the first, if not the first… and Thursday vocalist Geoff was a guest DJ a few times), and while I was never a huge fan of the genre as a whole, I always loved Thursday.  Maybe it’s the fact I’m also originally from New Jersey and Thursday was always […]

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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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Melt Banana Live In Philadelphia (5/22/15)

Melt Banana is one of my favorite bands around, and this experimental Japanese noise-punk band puts on one of the craziest live shows out there.  I missed them last time they came around supporting their latest full length Fetch due to them opening for a bigger band that sold out ridiculously quick, but I made sure to grab tickets immediately so I wouldn’t miss them again. I headed out to the sold out upstairs small stage of Johnny Brenda’s right as Melt Banana was setting […]

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The Dead Milkmen Play An Acoustic Library Show In Philadelphia (5/3/15)

I’ve been to a lot of shows in my life, and I’ve seen the Dead Milkmen a handful of times, from playing a free park show to playing a memorial tribute.  Sunday’s show was by far one of the strangest shows I’ve ever been to in general. It was announced that The Dead Milkmen would be playing a free show in Philadelphia’s Logan’s Circle sponsored by the Free Library of Philadelphia as part of a book signing and reading they were having of an author.  […]

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Bane, Backtrack Live In Philadelphia (4/23/15)

This past Thursday, I headed out to Philadelphia’s small bar Voltage Lounge to see one of my favorite hardcore bands of all time, Bane.  The place was decently packed when I got there, and I got there in time to catch Long Island hardcore dudes Backtrack. Backtrack: Backtrack is one of the bigger names in hardcore today, and it definitely showed once they took the stage.  A pit immediately broke out with people raging throughout the entirety of their set and didn’t let up.  7 […]

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The Suicide Machines, Break Anchor Live In Philadelphia (4/9/15)

“Yeeeah, weeell I can’t wait to tell you all about…” how this past Thursday I got to go to Philadelphia’s Union Transfer to catch ska-punk legends The Suicide Machines who are currently on tour playing their first album Destruction By Definition in entirety.  I know what some of you cynical punks are thinking: “great, another band reuniting to try and relive their glory days and make a quick buck.”  And to you I say lighten up, it was incredible. I got there a bit late […]

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The Queers, Richie Ramone Live In Philadelphia (3/26/15)

This past Thursday, I headed to Philly’s dive Kung Fu Necktie to catch Richie Ramone and The Queers.  The show was running really late, so I left for a bit and got there in time for Richie Ramone. Richie Ramone: For those who don’t know, Richie Ramone was the third drummer for The legendary Ramones during the 80s, playing on albums Too Tough To Die, Animal Boy, and Halfway To Sanity.  Besides being the only Ramones drummer credited to completely write songs, Richie also has […]

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Andrew Jackson Jihad, Smith Street Band, Jeff Rosenstock Live In Philadelphia (3/19/15)

This past Thursday, I headed out to Philadelphia’s Union Transfer to catch Jeff Rosenstock of Bomb The Music Industry/Arrogant Sons Of Bitches play a solo show supporting his new album We Cool? opening for Andrew Jackson Jihad.  I got to the venue right around the middle of first band Chumped playing and the place was decently packed for being so early. I’m not really all that familiar with Chumped besides the fact they are a female fronted pop-punk band out of Brooklyn.  I didn’t catch […]

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