Infest Live In Philly (11/12/16)

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  On a cool Saturday night, I headed to Philly’s sold out First Unitarian Church to catch power violence pioneers Infest for their first ever show in the city of Brotherly love.  The church basement was completely packed out when the California punk band with people looking to let off some steam considering everything going on with the country a few days after the election.  Vocalist Joe acknowledged these feelings as he took the stage, announcing “It’s been an interesting week, let’s have some fun” […]

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Weekend Nachos – Still (for fans of Coke Bust, Punch, Infest)

I have to give Weekend Nachos credit… I went to a local power violence show recently and it seemed like every younger kid was wearing a Weekend Nachos shirt, and saying that it was these Illinois dudes that got them into power violence to begin with, so they definitely have a sizable following.  I will admit however, that when I first checked out Weekend Nachos a few years back, I wasn’t a fan at all.  I listened to some of their earlier albums a few […]

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Fantasy Panther, Yautja Live In Philadelphia (2/8/14)

On Saturday night, I headed to a bike shop called Wolf Cycles out in West Philly for a local punk/grind show.  Upon entering, I immediately fell in love with the place.  Bare bones, upstairs show in a room no bigger than a living room, I got there right in the middle of ASD’s set, and missed Boroughs again (who I’ve been meaning to see, because their Demo which you can stream on their bandcamp is fucking sick.) ASD: I missed about half of their set […]

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Fantasy Panther, Ratkicker, Skin Graft (Live in Philadelphia 1/9/14)

This past Thursday I headed out to Philly’s small club The Barbary to catch a grindcore/powerviolence show.  The place had a decent amount of people in it for a random winter Thursday night, and while I unfortunately missed some of the openers (especially Boroughs, from what I’ve heard of them, they’re fucking sick), I was able to catch the final three. Skin Graft: Local Philly grind/powerviolence dudes, these guys reminded me a lot of a more midtempo and sludgy Spazz.  The band seemed to missing […]

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Jucifer, Fantasy Panther, Callous Live in Philadelphia (7/13/13)

Some days you just need some more fucking grind in your life.  Last night I headed out to Philly’s intimate Kung Fu Necktie to catch Fantasy Panther who was opening for sludge legends metal Jucifer and playing with Philly’s own Callous (I completely missed HIRS who I’ve heard good things about.) Callous: Callous plays incredibly sludgy powerviolence, and while I’m not usually a huge fan of sludge metal, Callous switches it up enough from the slow droning notes to blast-beat riffs to keep my attention.  […]

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DNF – Hurt (For fans of Trash Talk, Ceremony, Touche Amore)

Take a quick look through your record collection, how do you feel about ripping powerviolence hardcore?  If you dig it, then you’ll definitely love DNF’s (or Duke Nukem Forever) 7 inch release Hurt. Featuring members of both Trash Talk and Touche Amore, DNF plays eye gouging hardcore similar to the likes of old Punch or Ceremony (in fact, the vocals sound a lot like they do on Violence Violence).  In typical powerviolence fashion, the band is constantly alternating between shredding riffs and slower sludgier parts, […]

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United Nations – Self Titled (For fans of Thursday, Glassjaw, Converge)

United Nations played a rare show in Philly earlier this week, and I missed it.  Oh well.  I can say I’ve been spinning their Self Titled pretty much nonstop since though. A brief history:  United Nations is surrounded by secrecy with most of the official members identities kept hidden due to contracts, etc.  Founded by Geoff of Thursday, other rumored members involved with the project are members of Glassjaw and Converge.  In addition, the band has had legal issues with the actual United Nations, and […]

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