All Time Low / Dashboard Confessional / Gnash – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/11/18

For the first time at Musikfest’s Main Stage on the South Side of Bethlehem, general admission/standing room was allowed and was the right decision for this show. The Summer Ever After Tour featuring All Time Low, Dashboard Confessional, and Gnash would’ve been fine with seating, but for both headliners their shows usually take fans into… Read More All Time Low / Dashboard Confessional / Gnash – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/11/18

The Color Fred / Sleep Cycles – Milkboy – Philadelphia, PA – 2/19/22

Opening the show was Familiar Things, but due to arrival, I was only able to catch the last few songs, but being local to the Philadelphia area, I am sure I will see them on another show. Following Familiar Things was the newest band from Philadelphia, Sleep Cycles. Featuring members of Promise of Redemption, An… Read More The Color Fred / Sleep Cycles – Milkboy – Philadelphia, PA – 2/19/22

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy / Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones – Wellmont Theater – Montclair, NJ – 12/16/21

There is one tour that always happens around the holidays and that’s Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party. Since the tour didn’t happen last year and with the pandemic sort of easing, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy scaled back on their dates, but at least made a stop at the Wellmont Theater in… Read More Big Bad Voodoo Daddy / Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones – Wellmont Theater – Montclair, NJ – 12/16/21

American Aquarium / Tommy Prine – The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA – 12/8/21

Closing out the year with a short East Coast run, American Aquarium stopped at the Foundry in Philadelphia and played a hell of a set for a Wednesday night. For this leg of the tour, opening the show was Tommy Prine. If it wasn’t known before his set by the 5th song Tommy introduced himself… Read More American Aquarium / Tommy Prine – The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA – 12/8/21

The Juliana Theory / Mae – Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA – 11/28/21

The beginning of the 2000’s was the best years for me to find music.  My search for new music was reading the liner notes in albums to see what bands were thanked, compilation albums were a huge part in discovering new bands, and then there was just going to shows with no idea how a… Read More The Juliana Theory / Mae – Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA – 11/28/21

Anberlin / The Early November – Wellmont Theater – Montclair, NJ – 9/17/21

There are many bands that make up the soundtrack to my life, I can go through my record collection and tell the many stories, thoughts, and feelings I had just by playing a record. The soundtrack to my college years was heavily played on two bands, and when I say heavily, I mean I probably… Read More Anberlin / The Early November – Wellmont Theater – Montclair, NJ – 9/17/21

Stoked For The Summer featuring The Bouncing Souls / The Menzingers / Sick Of It All / The Suicide Machines / Soul Glo – The Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ – 9/5/21

If there is a must do Summer activity in New Jersey, besides go to the beach, it is attending one of the best yearly shows, Stoked For The Summer. The show, which was started and always headlined by The Bouncing Souls, happens every year at the The Stone Pony Summer Stage. Each band that plays… Read More Stoked For The Summer featuring The Bouncing Souls / The Menzingers / Sick Of It All / The Suicide Machines / Soul Glo – The Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ – 9/5/21

Boston To Berkeley II Tour featuring Rancid / Dropkick Murphys / The Bronx – The Mann Center – Philadelphia, PA – 8/31/21

In 2017 the Dropkick Murphys and Rancid embarked on the Boston To Berkeley tour, which proved to be one the best packaged summer tours. Due to schedules and then a pandemic, it wouldn’t be until 2021 that we see the Boston To Berkeley II tour and just like the first time around the tour proved… Read More Boston To Berkeley II Tour featuring Rancid / Dropkick Murphys / The Bronx – The Mann Center – Philadelphia, PA – 8/31/21

I Am The Avalanche / MakeWar – Milkboy – Philadelphia, PA – 12/9/18

It’s very rare when I Am The Avalanche plays shows, even rarer is when the original lineup plays the show, but that is what happened over a three day tour. Amityville, NY, Virginia Beach, VA, and Philadelphia, PA closed out 2018 with I Am The Avalanche shows that featured the original lineup. The Philadelphia date… Read More I Am The Avalanche / MakeWar – Milkboy – Philadelphia, PA – 12/9/18