The Early November / Have Mercy / Owel – Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA – 10/19/19

A band like The Early November needs no introduction.  For almost 20 years they have consistently put out superior music, to the point where with each release the listener thinks, how will they out do this album?  Somehow they do, and it can’t be said that they don’t challenge themselves when it comes to it. … Read More The Early November / Have Mercy / Owel – Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA – 10/19/19

The Get Up Kids / Racquet Club / Ageist – Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA – 7/14/18

Seven years after their reunion album There Are Rules, the Get Up Kids finally released new material on a four track e.p. entitled Kicker on Polyvinyl Records.  The four songs were a return to form sort a speak where the energy of their earlier albums are clearly present, but it still had hints of moving forward like There… Read More The Get Up Kids / Racquet Club / Ageist – Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA – 7/14/18

Skanksgiving 2019 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ – 11/30/19

I believe it started in 2013, and at that time it was two nights, but Starland Ballroom started a yearly tradition that I don’t think anyone would’ve thought it would last for 6 years.  The yearly tradition became known as Skanksgiving,  It would become a yearly show all the ska fans would count on to… Read More Skanksgiving 2019 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ – 11/30/19

Motion City Soundtrack / Mat Kerekes / Thin Lips – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA – 1/11/20

In 2016 Motion City Soundtrack announced that they were embarking on a farewell tour with no indication if or when they would return.  The band had grown tired of the touring cycle and wanted to branch out and see what else was out there besides Motion City Soundtrack.  It was clear that the future of… Read More Motion City Soundtrack / Mat Kerekes / Thin Lips – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA – 1/11/20

Vans Warped Tour 2018 – The Pavilion At Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA – 7/26/18

In 2018 it was announced that Kevin Lyman, founder and owner of Vans Warped Tour, would be ending the festivals after 24 years.  The “punk rock summer camp” would be no more.  Warped Tour was one of it’s kind, no other traveling festival lasted this long, let alone would there ever be another one like… Read More Vans Warped Tour 2018 – The Pavilion At Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA – 7/26/18

The Bouncing Souls / The Bronx / Strike Anywhere – Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA – 12/14/19

The Bouncing Souls spread their holiday cheer around the world this year in celebration of their 30th Anniversary as a band.  For the last leg of their 2019 tour, they conquered their home coast of the east before the holidays.  Philadelphia had a big turn out that they played not one, but two shows where… Read More The Bouncing Souls / The Bronx / Strike Anywhere – Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA – 12/14/19

Face To Face / Counterpunch / Don’t Sleep / Brom Bones – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA – 6/23/18

Before Face To Face embarked on an acoustic tour in support of their all acoustic rendition album Hold Fast, they did a mini East Coast tour as a full band.  Direct support for each show was Counterpunch and the other openers were local bands from that area.  For the Lancaster show, Brom Bones opened the show,… Read More Face To Face / Counterpunch / Don’t Sleep / Brom Bones – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA – 6/23/18

Fright Barker & Sons – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/7/19

Fright Barker & Sons brought their energetic rock ‘n’ roll, devilish swing, and jumping blues back to Musikfest once again.  Even though the rain put a hold on the performance, it didn’t stop the crowd from coming or Fright Barker & Sons from giving them what they want, which was a fun and memorable performance. … Read More Fright Barker & Sons – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/7/19