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

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

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

Free / Kind! / Search For Purpose / Vantage Point / Anxious / One Step Closer – The Fire – Philadelphia, PA – 5/26/18

It wasn’t Edge Day, but with the lineup, it should’ve been.  Massachusetts’ Free, featuring members of Have Heart, played a weekend matinee show in Philadelphia and left The Fire ablaze.  All six bands played intense, fast, and crowd participated sets.  The bill also featured a surprise set from Kind! who weren’t listed on the bill,… Read More Free / Kind! / Search For Purpose / Vantage Point / Anxious / One Step Closer – The Fire – Philadelphia, PA – 5/26/18

The Color Fred / Goddamnit – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA – 6/14/19

A few years back at a house show in Catasauqua, PA Fred Mascherino performed under the name The Color Fred, photos can be seen here.  That was in 2016, and a few years before that Fred did some shows as The Color Fred, but nothing major.  The few shows here and there made fans speculate that… Read More The Color Fred / Goddamnit – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA – 6/14/19

The Who – Citizens Bank Park – Philadelphia, PA – 5/25/19

For over 50 years, The Who has been rock ‘n’ roll’s longest running band and even though Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend have mentioned they are ready to stop, the road and music is embedded in their blood to the point where they can’t let go.  For their latest tour, “Moving On!”, The Who prove… Read More The Who – Citizens Bank Park – Philadelphia, PA – 5/25/19

Hidden In Plain View / Punchline / Automatic 253 – Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA – 12/15/18

In June it was announced that Hidden In Plain View were playing Philadelphia again for their yearly performance.  Unfortunately, guitarist Rob Freeman wasn’t able to play due to an accident leaving his wrist injured.  It wasn’t long until a make up date was announced that turned this summer show into a sort of holiday show… Read More Hidden In Plain View / Punchline / Automatic 253 – Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA – 12/15/18

Durand Jones & The Indications / Divino Nino – First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA – 4/19/19

Once and awhile a great band comes along.  It isn’t just in the music or lyrics, but in the whole package.  From the recordings to the stage, each part of the band’s lifeline is magnificently executed.  As a music fan, as you get older, it gets harder and harder to find those bands that “click”… Read More Durand Jones & The Indications / Divino Nino – First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA – 4/19/19

We Are The Union / Kill Lincoln / Catbite – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA – 3/23/19

One of the best line ups of ska hit Philadelphia on March 23rd.  A fairly new record label, Bad Time Records, was responsible for this mini tour that went up and down the North East and each band is currently on the label’s roster.  The show started with Philly’s newest band Catbite.  The band features… Read More We Are The Union / Kill Lincoln / Catbite – Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA – 3/23/19