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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Live In Philadelphia (7/13/15)

Boston’s Mighty Mighty Bosstones are one of those bands I’ve been listening to forever yet somehow never got a chance to see live.  Let’s Face It was my first ska album when I was just in middle school, and I played the shit out of it.  When I saw they were finally coming to Philadelphia, I bought tickets the minute they went on sale.

This past Monday night my girlfriend and I made our way to Philly’s Union Transfer.  I was hoping to catch openers Street Dogs since it’s been a few years since I’ve seen them, but unfortunately Philly had other plans for me… mostly in the form of detours and road closures.

When we finally got there, the place was decently packed, and Street Dogs just ended.  While not sold out, the place was definitely filled with people from all eras.  I saw many old heads with their kids who were decked out in Bosstones gear and wasn’t exactly sure how the reaction was going to be.

The second the Mighty Mighty Bosstones took the stage, it was clear this was going to be a rowdy show, with a circle pit opening during opener “I Want My City Back” that wouldn’t let up for the entirety of the set.

Dicky and crew have been at this a long time, and it showed through how tight their set was.  The band was on point, barely missing a beat and played a solid long set consisting of songs from all their releases, with a bunch I didn’t really know (I’m not too familiar with their last two albums, but need to check them out).

A tight show which had plenty of us skanking and shouting along, I naturally assumed the song that would get their biggest reaction was their surprising hit “The Impression That I Get”, but old school “Devil’s Night Out” had the place exploding. But the fact they played both “Hope I Never Lose My Wallet” and then closing with one of personal favorites “Holy Smoke”?  Killed it.  But the true hero?  Bosstones resident skanker, who kept dancing onstage the entirety of the set in a full blown suit under those hot spotlights.  You da real MVP.

Setlist:
I Want My City Back
Rascal King
Dr D.
Graffiti Worth Reading
Someday I Suppose
Like A Shotgun
Let’s Face It
Sunday Afternoons On Wisdom Ave
Kinder Words
All Things Considered
He’s Back
I Wrote It
Open And Honest
I Won’t Go Out Like That
Mr. Moran
The One With Woes All Over It
Rudie Can’t Fail (Clash cover)
Nah, Nah, Nah, Nah, Nah
Devil’s Night Out
Don’t Worry Desmond Dekker
They Will Need Music
The Impression That I Get
Impossible Dream

Encore:
Hope I Never Lose My Wallet
A Pretty Sad Excuse
Chocolate Pudding
Holy Smoke

MP3:
Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Hope I Never Lose My Wallet

Ska-core, The Devil, and more (Housewives articles):
Scenester 101:How to be a 3rd wave ska dork
Less Than Jake – Greetings And Salutations 
Mustard Plug – Can’t Contain It

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, the place was practically empty with only about 40 of us there.  This time the venue was freaking packed, without much room to walk around (did ska grow in the last 6 years or something?)  My girlfriend and I got there right as Hub City Stompers were setting up.

Hub City Stompers:

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Growing up in NJ and frequenting ska shows around the tri-state area, I don’t think there’s a ska band I’ve seen more than Hub City Stompers. Playing traditional ska mixed with punk, oi and hardcore, HCS creates a sound very uniquely them.  The small stage at Milkboy looked like it could barely fit all of them as they blasted through their set.

Playing a set primarily consisting of songs off their latest Life After Death, the band played a tight and fun set with plenty of us singing along to songs like Pants Music, Ska Ska Black Sheep, Leave Me The Fuck Alone, Sharky 17 (a cover of Rev. Sin’s other band Inspecter 7) And Bumbl-B.  Always a good time, I still always try and make sure I catch these guys when they come around since I’ve first seen them back in 2004.

Voodoo Glow Skulls:

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It’s rare that California ska punk veterans Voodoo Glow Skulls make it around to Philly or the east coast in general.  Still active after 27 years, The Voodoo Glow Skulls still put on an incredibly fun live show.  Taking the stage donning their trademark mexican wrestler mask, the band immediately broke out into their self-depreciating call to arms “Voodoo Anthem” which I couldn’t control myself very long and opened a pit that plenty of people were all the eager to join and continue throughout the night.

The band ripped through all of their classics with songs like The Band Geek Mafia and Charlie Brown getting the biggest responses of the night.  They kept the songs on the heavier faster side as opposed to the slower ska numbers, but had plenty of people skanking when they did.  Bringing out the totem pole and having their voodoo guy come out for the last song, it was a fun night over at Milkboy on a rainy Thursday.  I wish they came out to the east coast more often, but with ska shows being so rare in general these days, I’ll take what I can get.  If you get a chance catch Voodoo Glow Skulls live, do yourself a favor and do so.

Setlist: (From what I remember and not complete or in order)

Voodoo Anthem
El Coo Cooi
Charlie Brown
Insubordination
Fat Randy
Land Of Misfit Toys (I think)
Shoot The Moon
Human Pinata
Delinquent Song (I think)
The Band Geek Mafia
Say Goodnight

MP3:
Voodoo Glow Skulls – Voodoo Anthem
Hub City Stompers – WTFIU?

Who Do Voodoo We Do Fuck You:
Scenester 101: How To Be a 3rd Wave Ska Dork
Hub City Stompers – Blood Sweat And Beers
Hub City Stompers – Ska Ska Black Sheep

D.R.I, Ghoul, Phobia Live In Philadelphia (5/21/15)

This past Thursday I headed to Philly’s intimate Voltage Lounge to catch a stacked lineup with Phobia, Ghoul, and DRI all playing, who were on their way to Maryland Death Fest.  Due to traffic I got to the venue a bit late and missed the two openers, but got there right as Phobia was playing their opening chords.  I battled through the sea of denim vests and long hair to the front for Phobia.

Phobia:

Phobia

I’ve been a fan of Phobia ever since I saw them open for Municipal Waste back in 2009, and have been a fan ever since.  These Orange Country dudes play grindcore leaning more towards the crust punk side of things, and Phobia ripped through a quick set playing a bunch off their latest Grindcore with a decent amount of Cruel (my favorite) and Means Of Existence thrown in as well.

The band played an incredibly tight set, and while most in the crowd didn’t really know or appreciate them much, a small yet dedicated group of us partied along.

I don’t remember much of what was played, but some highlights for me were: Facist Face Smash, So Full Of Hate, Let’s Get Pissed, and Rape, Theft And Murder.

Ghoul:

Ghoul

Holy shit, nothing could have prepared me for thrash metal band Ghoul’s set.  While my metalhead friend has been telling me to check them out for years now, this was the first time I was actually going to see them, and what a ridiculous and face melting set.

For those who don’t know, Ghoul, who keeps their real identities hidden play thrash metal with over the top theatrics including costumes, props, and plenty of fake blood.  Pretty much imagine Gwar if Gwar’s music sounded better…

Donning full executioner garb, it didn’t didn’t take the band long before drenching the crowd in fake blood through the use of skulls and infant dolls they disemboweled onstage and sprayed it’s blood on the crowd.  The pit was constant and rowdy, and the band had a cheesy yet incredibly entertaining costumed storyline that involved cops, mecha-warriors, giant robots, etc.  They kept things incredibly light hearted and fun, and never broke character.

I didn’t really even dance around much due to a sprained ankle, and by the end of Ghoul’s set, I was covered in fake blood and beer.  Easily stole the show, one of the most entertaining live bands I’ve ever seen.

DRI:

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I’ve been listening to DRI since I used to skate to Dealing With It in high school, yet somehow I never got a chance to see them.  While a decent amount of people left after Ghoul, there were still plenty left for the long-running crossover thrash kings.  Often credited with starting the crossover thrash genre which mixed punk and thrash that bands such as Municipal Waste followed in the 80s (in fact, the genre is named after their album Crossover), it was rad to see them play in a smaller venue considering they were heading to MDF and NJ’s huge Starland Ballroom the next few days.

DRI took the stage, and immediately broke out into “Who Am I” which had the crowd sitting and dancing along.  These guys must love what they do, because they told the crowd that their setlist was around 40 songs long, and they weren’t kidding.  They played a few hour set, which is definitely a long time as far as punk bands go, but they slayed.

DRI played a bunch off most of their releases, even throwing in some new songs as well which is supposed to be coming out on EP later this year (the first time DRI has made new music in over 20 years).  The new songs they played were awesome, much more similar to their first album and more rooted in punk/hardcore than metal, so I’m definitely looking forward to hearing that.

It’s hard to remember what was played with a set that long, but some songs that come to mind:

Setlist (Not in order or complete):
Who Am I
Slumlord
Dead In A Ditch
Suit And Tie Guy
Argument Then War
I’m The Liar
How To Act
Commuter Man
Thrashard
As Seen On TV
Against Me
Probation
Wage Of Sin
Snap
I’d Rather Be Sleeping
Syringes In The Sandbox
Mad Man
Couch Slouch
Equal People
Yes Ma’am
The Explorer
Karma
Acid Rain
Dry Heaves
Nursing Home Blues
I Don’t Need Society

Encore:
All For Nothing
Manifest Destiny
Beneath The Wheel
Abduction
Violent Pacification
Five Year Plan

MP3:
DRI – Five Year Plan
Ghoul – We Came For The Dead
Phobia – Let’s Get Pissed

You Probably Don’t Need Society Either:
Municipal Waste – Hazardous Mutations
Phobia – Cruel

Alkaline Trio Plays Goddamnit Live In Philly (5/7/15)

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This past Thursday, I headed to Philadelphia’s TLA to catch the first night of four where Alkaline Trio was playing all of their studio albums live.  What they’ve been doing were playing two albums a night, playing their first then most recent, then 2nd and 2nd most recent and so on.

Since I really only love their earlier punk Goddamnit and their Self Titled compilation (which kills me they didn’t play live), I opted to only go this night, but was stoked to see them play their first studio album live.

We got there a bit late after the first opener, and right as Alkaline Trio started playing their latest album My Shame Is True.  While not sold out, the place was pretty packed.  I’ll be completely honest, my knowledge of Alkaline Trio is pretty limited,  I I don’t really know their latest album, but plenty of people in the crowd were singing along, and the songs actually were pretty enjoyable even for a jaded punk like me.  Songs like “She Lied To The FBI” and “I Wanna Be A Warhol” particularly stood out.

Finally, after wrapping up their My Shame Is True Segment, Alkaline Trio said they were going to play an old one, and they used to play songs off this album with bands like Ink & Dagger (hell yeah) at Philly’s old Stalag 13.  The second the opening chords of “Cringe” started, it was obvious that this was the reason most people were here.  The place instantly erupted, and a giant pit broke out that continued throughout the night.

After ripping through the entirety of Goddamnit with only a few brief pauses between, it was over before you I knew it and the band was leaving the stage only to come back and play my one of my personal favorite songs by them “My Friend Peter”.  Definitely a solid show, I’m glad I got to see them do Goddamnit in it’s entirety.  Now please do a Self Titled tour?

Setlist:
She Lied To The FBI
I Wanna Be A Warhol
I’m Only Here To Disappoint
Kiss You To Death
The Temptation Of St. Anthony
I, Pessimist
Only Love
The Torture Doctor
Midnight Blue
One Last Dance
Young Lovers
Until Death Do Us Part

Cringe
Cop
San Francisco
Nose Over Tail
As You Were
Enjoy Your Day
Clavicle
My Little Needle
Southern Rock
Message From Kathlene
Trouble Breathing
Sorry About That

Encore:
My Friend Peter

MP3:
Alkaline Trio – Cringe

More:
Alkaline Trio – Self Titled
Smoke or Fire – This Sinking Ship
Saves The Day – Can’t Slow Down

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

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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.  I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I’ve seen them play some strange places before so I felt pretty confident it would be like any other Dead Milkmen show.  Way wrong.

I got to Logan’s Circle and there was clearly no show happening there, so I headed to the library across the street.  I asked the librarian about the show, and they informed me that the show was moved indoors to the 4th floor, and to just take the elevator up there.  Ok…

I got to the 4th floor a few songs late, and peered in the conference room to see a crowd of people sitting in seats with a few people standing up against the wall while The Dead Milkmen played an acoustic set.  There weren’t any microphones minus the podium that speakers used that Rodney would occasionally shout into while he sang pacing the front of the conference room.

The crowd was made up of an interesting mix of punks who looked just as confused as I was, and people there strictly for the library event, including multiple elderly couples who looked just as confused as us punk fans as the Dead Milkmen played their offbeat satirical tunes, while many babies and toddlers clapped along.

The Dead Milkmen opted to have create their setlist on the spot by pulling song titles out of an envelope, sometimes going into a brief explanation of the song itself (“Some history about this song.  It’s possible to bronze bodies like you would with baby boots, but sometimes the body would collapse in the process.  This song was written because I made the mistake of telling Joe about this.”)

Whether pacing around, singing in the bathroom so the people who took a bathroom break could hear, or busting out the melodica, The Dead Milkmen played a light hearted and fun set to the intimate and varied crowd.

At one point when I was standing up against the wall with a bunch of other fans in the middle of the set, an elderly librarian came up to us and asked us if we would like seats… so yeah, definitely not your every day Dead Milkmen show, but it’s definitely one to remember.

Highlights:
Stuart
Beach Party Vietnam
Punk Rock Girl
Meaningless Upbeat Happy Song

MP3:
Dead Milkmen – If You Love Somebody, Set Them On Fire

More:
The Low Budgets – Aim Low, Get High
The Low Budgets – Leave Us A Loan

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

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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:

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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 year running Backtrack play a style of hardcore that takes it’s roots from NYHC bands like Madball, yet blends it with a faster youth-crew era style at times.

Personally, not my type of hardcore (I’m not a fan of the more metal infused breakdown hardcore), but they put on a solid and enjoyable set regardless with tons of stage presence and energy.  If you dig bands like Turnstile or Suburban Scum, you’d dig these guys.

Bane:

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I’ve seen Bane a shit load of times, and I’m always still insanely excited every time I see them.  Worcester’s Bane is one of the few bands who seem to truly love what they do, and play every show with a lot of heart and passion.  For a band that has been at it for 20 years now, this is beyond fucking impressive.

As Bane was setting up and mic checking, they started to sing along with the between sets music track “Lean On Me”, getting the entire crowd to sing along and having lighters thrown in the air waving back and forth: not your usual site at a Bane show.  That didn’t last long though, once they opened their set with “My Therapy”, we erupted into a frenzy of two steps, stage dives, and sing alongs, which only intensified as they segued straight into “Ali Vs Frazier”.

Usually when bands play songs off later albums, they don’t often get a big reaction (especially if you’ve been cranking out songs as long as Bane has), but everything off Don’t Wait Up was met with enthusiasm.  Of course, the song that got the biggest reaction was “Can We Start Again”, and people were jumping off speakers at this point.

Little side note: vocalist Aaron took some time to talk about how nothing on tour (and life) is certain, where they’ve played places they expected to be dead to be insane, and places the reaction are usually good to be low key, but that Philadelphia always goes off and is insane.  Usually I would think a band says that at every show, but I’ve seen Bane elsewhere, and there always is a good reaction in Philly compared to other places I’ve seen them.

Setlist:
My Therapy
Ali Vs Frazier
All The Way Through
Count Me Out
Non-Negotiable
Some Came Running
Swan Song
Calling Hours
Can We Start Again
Super Hero
Final Backward Glance

MP3:
Bane – Non-Negotiable

More:
Bane – Don’t Wait Up
Bane – Holding This Moment
American Nightmare – Year One
Chain Of Strength – The One Thing That Still Holds True Today

Cave Moth, Fantasy Panther Live In Philadelphia (4/21/15)

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Tuesday night, I was suffering from a pretty bad headache and just overall felt under the weather. Figuring the only cure was incredibly loud grindcore, I headed out to Philadelphia’s Kung Fu Necktie on a whim, as I found out about the show about 4 hours before heading out.

I got to Kung Fu Necktie and the place was pretty much empty, minus a handful of people, making it a pretty low-key grind show (oxymoron?) which was actually pretty rad.

Fantasy Panther:

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Featuring ex-members of Pennsylvania’s weirdo-psycho-hardcore-whatever you want to call them An Albatross, Fantasy Panther plays heavy as shit grind, all while keeping true to their punk roots by throwing in plenty of melodies to contrast with the technical aspects typically found in grind (just listen to their song Dystrophy as an example).

I’ve seen these Philly locals a bunch of times now and Fantasy Panther always puts on a tight and energetic set, regardless if they’re playing to a packed room or just a few people on a Tuesday night.  Blasting through the majority of their under a minute songs on their LP, they also threw in some newer ones I haven’t really heard before.  Always fun, go see them live if you get a chance.

Cave Moth:

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I’ve never heard of Florida’s Cave Moth before, but they play incredibly experimental noise, blending a variety of styles, leaning very heavily on their grind influences during this set.  With many of their recorded songs being fully electronic white noise, they were playing their more structured songs.  I use that term incredibly loosely by the way, even their “more structured songs” remained incredibly experimental and technical.
Cave Moth seemed excited to be playing, and while their music might be too experimental for some there were definitely a few in the small handful of people there getting into their noise grind.  If you dig your grind more technical, give these dudes a listen.

MP3:
Fantasy Panther – Marionette

More:
An Albatross – We Are The Lazer Viking
An Albatross – Eat Lightning Shit Thunder
Phobia – Cruel
Some Girls – The DNA Will Have It’s Say
Graf Orlock – Destination: Time Today

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

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“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 missing one of my favorite ska bands still at it, Hub City Stompers who always put on a great show, but I got there in time for Break Anchor.

Break Anchor:

Break Anchor is the latest band featuring Jay Navarro (singer of The Suicide Machines) and their music is pretty straight forward punk rock.  Break Anchor put on an energetic show with fans circle pitting throughout the majority of their set.  They had a decent amount of younger fans, which was good to see.

The Suicide Machines:

I caught The Suicide Machines back when they played Riot Fest East with bands like 7 Seconds, The Descendents, and Hot Water Music… and The Suicide Machines easily had the biggest reaction of the night.  I had high expectations for the same energetic reaction and I was not let down.  The band took the stage with one of the members of The Pilfers playing trombone, and the second they broke out into opener “New Girl” a giant pit broke out that didn’t let up for the rest of the night.  Older fans and younger fans were going all out and screaming every word as The Detroit punks played through their acclaimed Destruction By Definition. 

Navarro, even playing a set with Break Anchor just before still was incredibly high energy, and legitimately seemed excited to be playing these songs again.  After playing through the entirety of the album, the band came back for an encore and played a bunch off their follow up album Battle Hymns.  An incredible set and show, if you get a chance to see them on this tour, do it.  I felt like I was 16 again skanking and circle pitting all damn night.

Setlist:

New Girl
SOS
Break The Glass
No Face
Hey
Our Time
Too Much
Islands
The Real You
Face Values
Punk Out
The Vans Song
Insecurities
Inside/Outside
Zero
So Long

Encore:
I Don’t Wanna Hear It (Minor Threat cover)
Someone
Hating Hate
Give
Hope
DDT

MP3:
Suicide Machines – Islands

More:
Have Nots – Serf City
Against All Authority – 24 Hours Roadside Resistance

Los Crudos, Pure Disgust, The Stasi Live In Philadelphia (3/30/15)

This past Monday, I headed to Philadelphia’s infamous First Unitarian Church basement to catch recently reunited Chicago latino hardcore legends Los Crudos.  Los Crudos was donating all of the proceeds of the show to The Attic, a Philadelphia LGBT youth center.

I missed openers Latex, but got there in time for Philly’s own The Stasi.

The Stasi:

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I’ve seen The Stasi a few times, but it’s always been in smaller house shows.  The band took the stage with their banners hanging from the wall, and immediately blasted into a no frills, no bullshit hardcore set.  Playing incredibly fast and aggressive punk rock with lyrics alluding to the oppressive East Germany secret police force of the same name, The Stasi put on an insanely energetic set.

The singer was all over the place, rolling on the ground, jumping into the crowd and generally making good use of the stage.  If you dig hardcore such as Government Warning, definitely give The Stasi a listen.

Pure Disgust

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I’ve never heard of DC’s Pure Disgust before, but they had a solid following opening up a pretty big pit and singing along throughout their set.  Pure Disgust played oi influenced hardcore, almost sounding like if Coke Bust and Blitz had a child together and played a pretty tight set.  I’m going to have to give their recorded work a listen.

Los Crudos:

 

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A Los Crudos show these days are rare and the crowd energy was high as the Chicago punks took the stage.  For those who don’t know, all of Los Crudos songs (minus one) are written in Spanish, and deal with racism, immigration, gay rights, and other political/humanitarian issues.

Once the band broke into their first song the church immediately erupted with punks from all backgrounds stage diving and piling on.  Dedicating songs to women in punk, the nameless immigrants who make this country run, and the LGBT crowd, it was interesting to hear singer Martin go into detail about the backgrounds of the songs and the struggles of growing up in a predominately white straight subculture (Martin is also the singer of queercore Limp Wrist).

Loud, fast, and energetic, Los Crudos is one of those historic bands that completely changed the face of hardcore, and influenced countless of people who were otherwise feeling marginalized.  It was awesome to be able to see them live.

MP3:
Los Crudos – Asesinos
The Stasi – On Standby For Guilt

More Punk Rock:
Limp Wrist – Self Titled LP
Government Warning – No Moderation
Bad Side – Looking For A Bad Time

 

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:

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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 been touring for his solo releases.

I had the pleasure of catching him live during a blizzard last year, and was pretty stoked to be seeing him and his backing band again.  Richie took the stage and switched between drumming while singing, and just doing vocals.  Richie Ramone and crew played a lively set, with people singing along throughout to most of The Ramones hits.  Sneaking in a few solo songs as well, the place finally got moving during “Wart Hog”.  Always a solid and energetic set, go see Richie Ramone live if you get a chance.  His ability to sing while drumming, and then switch roles to be an energetic frontman is impressive.

Highlights:
Blitzkrieg Bop
I Just Wanna Have Something To Do
Wart Hog
Somebody Put Something In My Drink
Smash You
Havana Affair

The Queers:

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The Queers have been at it for a long time, and remain one of the more immature, brash, and fun punk bands around.  Playing a more surfy Ramones influenced punk sound, it was clear that the place was pretty hyped for The Queers as a pit broke out through the majority of their set.  Joe kept the banter to a minimum, playing without much of a real setlist and taking requests, saying this was a warm-up show for a bigger fest they were doing out west.

Always a good time, the band sounded tight as usual.  If you dig real pop-punk at all, go catch these guys live.

Highlights:
Daydreaming
Like a Parasite
My Old Man’s A Fatso
Born To Do Dishes
Punk Rock Girls
Hi Mom, It’s Me
Granola Head
White Minority (Black Flag cover)

MP3:
The Queers – Little Rich Working Class Oi Boi
The Ramones – Smash You

More Punk Rock:
Ramones – Rocket To Russia
The Misfits – Walk Among Us
The Vibrators – 25 Years Of Pure Mania