Andrew W.K, An Albatross Live In Philly (10/11/17)

I have a confession to make: I’ve been unapologetically listening to Andrew W.K since I was in high school and yet somehow never managed to see him play live.  The closest I got was when he came around Philly to play I Get Wet in it’s entirety a few years back, but I opted to catch None More Black at the First Unitarian Church instead.  When I saw that the party god was going on tour with his full band once again, I made sure […]

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Dag Nasty, Loud Boyz Live In Philadelphia (12/30/16)

In case you haven’t heard, 80s DC melodic hardcore band Dag Nasty has reunited with all of the original members from when the band first started, and released a 7-inch in 2016.  On the night before New Year’s Eve, I headed to Philadelphia’s TLA in order to catch Dag Nasty once again after seeing them previously over the summer in Asbury Park, and to catch openers Loud Boyz. I completely missed the first band Sketchy, because honestly I didn’t even know there was another opening […]

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The Buzzcocks Live In Philly (9/30/16)

Photo By Robman94 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Robman94) So over the past two months, I’ve been out of commission with a pretty sweet case of Post Concussive Syndrome, which not only has me have incredibly limited screen time (hence the lack of updates here), it also has had me miss plenty of shows since I’m struggling with being in areas with too much stimulation and what not.  However, there was no chance in hell that I was going miss The Buzzcocks when they came around Philly, concussion be damned. […]

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NOFX and Direct Hit Live In Philly (4/27/16)

On tour supporting the release of their official autobiography book The Hepatitis Bathtub, I got a chance to see NOFX again play a sold out TLA here in Philadelphia.  Unfortunately I got there a bit late and bummed that I completely missed that ska band I can never remember how to fucking spell their name (Mephiskapheles), but got there in time for Direct Hit. Direct Hit: In my opinion, Direct Hit is one of the best bands in pop-punk today and one of my favorites.  […]

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

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 […]

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Lagwagon, Swingin Utters, This Legend Live in Philly (12/4/14)

This past Thursday, I headed to Philadelphia’s TLA in order to catch one hell of a lineup… Lagwagon and Swingin Utters.  I got to the venue on a chilly Thursday evening, and the place was pretty empty when I arrived.  I missed the first opener but got there in time for This Legend. This Legend: I’ve never heard of This Legend before the show, but apparently the LA pop-punk band consists of ex members from Yellowcard.  I’ve never really gotten into Yellowcard so I can’t […]

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Saves The Day, Say Anything Live In Philadelphia (11/26/14)

Earlier this year, my friend told me that there were rumors that Saves The Day would be touring playing their seminal album Through Being Cool in it’s entirety.  Growing up in New Jersey around the time this was released, I have played the shit out of TBC for 15 years now and it still is one of my favorite albums of all time.  So when the dates of the show were finally announced, I made sure to buy a ticket immediately.  They were playing two […]

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The Lawrence Arms, The Copyrights Live In Philadelphia (3/7/14)

Chicago’s Lawrence Arms are one of those bands I’ve been listening to for nearly 12 years, but never had a chance to see live.  I’m not sure if it’s because they don’t come out to the northeast very often and I’ve never been to The Fest, or if I just somehow happened to be out of town every time they’ve played, but when I saw they were playing Philadelphia’s TLA this past Friday I knew I had to go.  The fact that The Copyrights were […]

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NOFX, The F.Us Live At The TLA (Philadelphia 12/1/13)

I stated in my Bane show recap that I actually wound up going to two shows on Sunday.  After seeing Bane completely tear up The Kung Fu Necktie, sacrificing my body, and getting some damn good sushi, I headed over to Philly’s Theatre of Living Arts to catch punk rock legends NOFX.  I was sore, but I knew there was no way I was going to be able to remain calm during their set. The TLA is a completely different beast than the Kung Fu […]

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Streetlight Manifesto, Dan Potthast Live In Philly (10/2/13)

Holy fuck have I been incredibly busy.  It’s already a week into October and I’m so behind on all posts.  Tonight I was hoping to be at the Marky Ramone show with Andrew WK doing vocals, but I’m feeling incredibly shitty tonight, so time to catch up on some posts! This past Wednesday, I headed to Philadelphia’s TLA on South Street to catch what was supposedly Streetlight Manifesto’s last tour.  Of course, I’ve seen their “last tour” countless times now, so I’m skeptical but I […]

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