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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Protex, Paul Collins, Wyldlife Live In Philly (3/11/17)

On the weekend before St. Patrick’s day, while many people were going around dressed in green getting completely obliterated, I decided to celebrate a better way… by catching 70s Northern Ireland punks Protex.  I headed to Philly’s Voltage Lounge, and unfortunately got there way too late as I missed openers Posers (who I raved out previously, seriously go check them out) and Crazy & The Brains but made it during Wyldlife’s set. Wyldlife: I haven’t heard of NYC’s Wyldlife before the show, but they played […]

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The Dickies, The Droogettes Live In Philly (10/30/16)

70s punk band The Dickies have to be one of the most fun punk live bands around.  I had the chance to catch them again, this time at Philly’s intimate Voltage lounge.  The place had a sizable crowd for a Sunday night, and I got there right as Philly’s own The Droogettes were starting. The Droogettes: I never heard of this local, clockward orange themed, all girl punk band before seeing them, but they put on an enjoyable set.  Playing catchy oi punk, The Droogettes […]

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The Unseen, Murphy’s Law, Blanks 77 Live In Philadelphia (11/28/15)

This past Saturday after the Thanksgiving running around, I headed out to Philly’s intimate Voltage lounge for Day 3 of the Take This Bird And Shove It fest, a 3 day punk fest featuring a bunch of great bands from all over the country.  I was beyond excited to see The Unseen again, as it’s been seriously over a decade the last time I got to see the Boston street punks.  Also sort of a bummer was the fact I have an injured knee, so […]

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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: I’ve been a fan of Phobia ever since I saw […]

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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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Leftover Crack Live in Philly (10/26/14)

Like all good middle class suburban punks, I listened to Leftover Crack for as long as I could remember, and have seen them a handful of times over the years… however I realized that it’s been a good 6 years since I’ve last seen them so when a friend hit me up and asked me if I was going to go their show at Philly’s Voltage Lounge, I wasn’t going to say no. I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect since I haven’t seen them […]

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7 Seconds, Zero Boys, The Copyrights Live in Philadelphia (8/1/14)

So I’ve been busy as fuck, (just moved, my computer broke and I just fixed it today, going on a trip soon) so needless to say time has been a precious commodity these days which is why I haven’t been posting much here.  However, now that I’m finally up and running I can post my 3 show recap over the weekend.  Unfortunately, my method if I don’t get the setlist is to make a playlist immediately after the show of songs I remember them playing, […]

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Good Riddance, Flatliners, Western Addiction Live In Philly (10/17/13)

A few months back when I saw that Good Riddance would be playing a tiny Philly bar, I bought tickets the minute they went on sale… there was no way I was going to miss this, and I was ridiculously stoked.  Then they announced that one of the openers would be Western Addiction, I wasn’t really sure what to do with myself.  I’ve loved both of these bands for so long and have never had a chance to see either. I headed to Philly’s Voltage […]

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