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

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

Face To Face / Counterpunch / Don’t Sleep / Brom Bones – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA – 6/23/18

Before Face To Face embarked on an acoustic tour in support of their all acoustic rendition album Hold Fast, they did a mini East Coast tour as a full band.  Direct support for each show was Counterpunch and the other openers were local bands from that area.  For the Lancaster show, Brom Bones opened the show,… Read More Face To Face / Counterpunch / Don’t Sleep / Brom Bones – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA – 6/23/18

Digger / Don’t Sleep / Goddamnit / Nowhere Roads – The Gas House Dance Hall – Catasauqua, PA – 5/17/19

Besides the major cities in the Lehigh Valley, i.e. Bethlehem, Allentown, and Easton, sometimes the surrounding Lehigh Valley towns also throw on great shows.  That was the case for the tiny town of Catasauqua on May 17th.  The newest venue, The Gas House Dance Hall which also has dance lessons and a great coffee at… Read More Digger / Don’t Sleep / Goddamnit / Nowhere Roads – The Gas House Dance Hall – Catasauqua, PA – 5/17/19

This Is Croydon Fest! 2 – Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company – Croydon, PA – 5/4/19

After the success of This Is Croydon Fest! last year, photos here, the Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company put on This Is Croydon Fest! 2 with a whole new lineup of ska bands that left everyone dancing throughout the day.  For this year’s lineup, Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company had Philly’s Catbite start the show off followed by… Read More This Is Croydon Fest! 2 – Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company – Croydon, PA – 5/4/19

Face To Face / Timeshares / All Eyes West – Neshaminy Creek Brewing – Croydon, PA – 3/31/19

After their Triple Crown shows in Brooklyn, NY at Saint Vitus, which were recorded for Fat Wreck Chord’s Live In A Dive series, Face To Face headed a little south to Croydon, PA to play one more show before heading back home.  Face To Face aren’t strangers to Neshaminy Creek Brewing for they recently played at the… Read More Face To Face / Timeshares / All Eyes West – Neshaminy Creek Brewing – Croydon, PA – 3/31/19

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