John The Gun – Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ – 6/24/16

Local band appreciation.  I have posted about the band John The Gun multiple times.  It’s no secret that I am friends with the band, but that doesn’t stop me from promoting them.  This time, I caught them at Dingbatz, a small bar/venue in North Jersey.  A great show as always, see them live for your… Read More John The Gun – Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ – 6/24/16

Blink 182 / Hawthorne Heights – Sands Event Center – Bethlehem, PA – 6/23/16

A week before Blink 182 would release their 7th studio album, California, the trio played a few one off shows.  These were fairly small capacity rooms compared to their upcoming summer tour.  The little town of Bethlehem was one of those lucky date.  With a show sold out months before, Bethlehem was going to witness the… Read More Blink 182 / Hawthorne Heights – Sands Event Center – Bethlehem, PA – 6/23/16

Taste Of Chaos 2016 Tour featuring Dashboard Confessional / Taking Back Sunday / The Starting Line / Saosin / The Early November – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing – 6/19/16

Two days later and the Taste of Chaos tour rolled into Philadelphia, PA at the Festival Pier.  For The Early November, Saosin, and The Starting Line this was a hometown show for them.  After missing The Early November in Holmdel, I made sure to see them on the Philadelphia date.  With the original lineup on… Read More Taste Of Chaos 2016 Tour featuring Dashboard Confessional / Taking Back Sunday / The Starting Line / Saosin / The Early November – Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing – 6/19/16

Taste Of Chaos 2016 Tour featuring Dashboard Confessional / Taking Back Sunday / Saves The Day / Saosin – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ – 6/17/16

The 2016 Taste of Chaos Tour sponsored by Rock Star Energy Drink came to New Jersey on June 17 and left fans feeling nostalgic.  Due to traffic I missed The Early November, but the rest of the bands made up for it.  Saosin put on an electrifying show with Anthony Green always having an off… Read More Taste Of Chaos 2016 Tour featuring Dashboard Confessional / Taking Back Sunday / Saves The Day / Saosin – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ – 6/17/16

Abandoned Train Tracks & Cement Factory – Northampton, PA – 5/28/16

Disclaimer:  I do not promote trespassing on grounds that are off limits to the public.  If you wish to visit an abandoned place, for your safety, please reach out to the property owners to gain access.  If you don’t, I am not held accountable for the fines or injuries that may occur. Took a break from… Read More Abandoned Train Tracks & Cement Factory – Northampton, PA – 5/28/16

Eli Paperboy Reed / PEP – Union Pool – Brooklyn, NY – 6/16/16

On June 10th Eli Paperboy Reed released his latest album My Way Home, a return to form album if you will.  With so many record label woes, one would think Eli would give up, but he didn’t.  He came back better than ever.  The album was released while he was overseas on tour, but as soon as… Read More Eli Paperboy Reed / PEP – Union Pool – Brooklyn, NY – 6/16/16

Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company 4th Anniversary Featuring Suicide Machines / Off With Their Heads / The Menzingers / Goddamnit – Neshaminy Creek Brewing – Croydon, PA – 6/11/16

Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company celebrated their 4th anniversary the only way they know with beer, food, and free live music!  With the celebration taking place at the brewery, attendees could walk around and see the operations while enjoying Neshaminy Creek’s brand of beer.  This year, for music, Neshaminy Creek outdid themselves with a great line up… Read More Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company 4th Anniversary Featuring Suicide Machines / Off With Their Heads / The Menzingers / Goddamnit – Neshaminy Creek Brewing – Croydon, PA – 6/11/16

Mudcrutch / The Shelters – Webster Hall – New York, NY – 6/10/16

Before there was Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, there was Mudcrutch.  A band that lasted for about 5 years.  With only one single released, the band was broken up by outside forces.  Fast forward to the 2000’s, Mudcrutch gained new life and released a self titled full length in 2008.  Everyone thought this was a… Read More Mudcrutch / The Shelters – Webster Hall – New York, NY – 6/10/16

Vinnie Caruana / Brandon Reilly / Matty Carlock – Brighton Bar – Long Branch, NJ – 6/4/16

With his first full length out, Survivor’s Guilt, Vinnie Caruana embarked on a two week tour in June around the North East with Long Branch being the second date.  Instead of doing this tour solo, Vinnie was accompanied with friends, Steve Choi on guitar (Rx Bandits), Brandon Reilly on bass (Nightmare of You/The Movielife), and Brett Romnes… Read More Vinnie Caruana / Brandon Reilly / Matty Carlock – Brighton Bar – Long Branch, NJ – 6/4/16