Valencia / Hidden In Plain View – Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA – 6/28/19

On June 29th, the last East Coast Warped Tour date would hit Atlantic City, NJ and celebrating 25 years as a moving festival. Before that date, some bands would come together to play shows before the big festival date. Valencia and Hidden In Plain View would join together to play in Philadelphia at the TLA… Read More Valencia / Hidden In Plain View – Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA – 6/28/19

Fright Barker & Sons – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/3/18

Once again the ever most energetic, wild, and unpredictable Fright Barker & Sons played Musikfest to a packed crowd.  For anyone not familiar with Fright Barker & Sons, they are one of the most charismatic rock and roll, swing, jive band around.  Having played Musikfest multiple times now, it isn’t just returning fans, but new… Read More Fright Barker & Sons – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/3/18

The Pietasters – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/4/19

For the second year in a row, The Pietasters graced Bethlehem’s Musikfest with their ska, soul, punk sound that had the crowd dancing for the whole set.  Compared to last year, the stage for this year was more fitting for the Pietasters, lower to the ground and not on a hill.  This allowed for singer… Read More The Pietasters – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/4/19

Weezer / White Reaper / Ceramic Animal – Muikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/5/19

Love them or hate them, one thing I think everyone can agree on about Weezer is that they are a fun band to see live.  First half of 2019 was a busy year for Weezer, Teal album, which was all cover songs, and the long awaited Black Album was released.  2020 will then see the… Read More Weezer / White Reaper / Ceramic Animal – Muikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/5/19

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