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

Brian Fallon / Jared Hart – Crossroads – Garwood, NJ – 12/13/18

Every December Crossroads in Garwood, NJ is treated to about 4 days of early Christmas presents. Brian Fallon does a residency that starts with a few days, but tends to add more due to the overwhelming demand. There is usually a different opener for each night, but you can almost guarantee that one night will… Read More Brian Fallon / Jared Hart – Crossroads – Garwood, NJ – 12/13/18

Justin Courtney Pierre / Forever Came Calling / Desoto Jones – Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PA – 6/22/19

On June 17th Motion City Soundtrack announced that in the beginning of 2020 they will be performing once again across the U.S.  A great surprise that fans weren’t expecting, but what some fans might not know is that during Motion City Soundtrack’s three year hiatus lead singer and guitarist Justin Pierre was still busy making… Read More Justin Courtney Pierre / Forever Came Calling / Desoto Jones – Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PA – 6/22/19

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