All Time Low / Dashboard Confessional / Gnash – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/11/18

For the first time at Musikfest’s Main Stage on the South Side of Bethlehem, general admission/standing room was allowed and was the right decision for this show. The Summer Ever After Tour featuring All Time Low, Dashboard Confessional, and Gnash would’ve been fine with seating, but for both headliners their shows usually take fans into… Read More All Time Low / Dashboard Confessional / Gnash – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/11/18

The Color Fred / Sleep Cycles – Milkboy – Philadelphia, PA – 2/19/22

Opening the show was Familiar Things, but due to arrival, I was only able to catch the last few songs, but being local to the Philadelphia area, I am sure I will see them on another show. Following Familiar Things was the newest band from Philadelphia, Sleep Cycles. Featuring members of Promise of Redemption, An… Read More The Color Fred / Sleep Cycles – Milkboy – Philadelphia, PA – 2/19/22

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy / Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones – Wellmont Theater – Montclair, NJ – 12/16/21

There is one tour that always happens around the holidays and that’s Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party. Since the tour didn’t happen last year and with the pandemic sort of easing, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy scaled back on their dates, but at least made a stop at the Wellmont Theater in… Read More Big Bad Voodoo Daddy / Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones – Wellmont Theater – Montclair, NJ – 12/16/21

American Aquarium / Tommy Prine – The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA – 12/8/21

Closing out the year with a short East Coast run, American Aquarium stopped at the Foundry in Philadelphia and played a hell of a set for a Wednesday night. For this leg of the tour, opening the show was Tommy Prine. If it wasn’t known before his set by the 5th song Tommy introduced himself… Read More American Aquarium / Tommy Prine – The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA – 12/8/21

The Juliana Theory / Mae – Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA – 11/28/21

The beginning of the 2000’s was the best years for me to find music.  My search for new music was reading the liner notes in albums to see what bands were thanked, compilation albums were a huge part in discovering new bands, and then there was just going to shows with no idea how a… Read More The Juliana Theory / Mae – Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA – 11/28/21

Anberlin / The Early November – Wellmont Theater – Montclair, NJ – 9/17/21

There are many bands that make up the soundtrack to my life, I can go through my record collection and tell the many stories, thoughts, and feelings I had just by playing a record. The soundtrack to my college years was heavily played on two bands, and when I say heavily, I mean I probably… Read More Anberlin / The Early November – Wellmont Theater – Montclair, NJ – 9/17/21

Boston To Berkeley II Tour featuring Rancid / Dropkick Murphys / The Bronx – The Mann Center – Philadelphia, PA – 8/31/21

In 2017 the Dropkick Murphys and Rancid embarked on the Boston To Berkeley tour, which proved to be one the best packaged summer tours. Due to schedules and then a pandemic, it wouldn’t be until 2021 that we see the Boston To Berkeley II tour and just like the first time around the tour proved… Read More Boston To Berkeley II Tour featuring Rancid / Dropkick Murphys / The Bronx – The Mann Center – Philadelphia, PA – 8/31/21

Ace Enders / Pronoun / Carly Cosgrove – The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA – 7/24/21

With concerts coming back in full force, not many of them are being put on inside out of caution. However, the first show back inside wasn’t a loud shoulder to shoulder mosh pit show, but a quite acoustic one. Acoustic shows usually are just as exciting as a full band show because you hear your… Read More Ace Enders / Pronoun / Carly Cosgrove – The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA – 7/24/21

The Slackers – Levitt Pavilion Steel Stacks – Bethlehem, PA – 6/5/21

With concerts back one of the great parts of the Steel Stacks in Bethlehem, PA is the huge assortments of free concerts they put on each summer. As luck had it, the first show back at Steel Stacks without the “pods” and limited capacity was The Slackers. This was a good thing because for a… Read More The Slackers – Levitt Pavilion Steel Stacks – Bethlehem, PA – 6/5/21

Face To Face / Don’t Panic / Big Green Limousine – Pat Garrett Amphitheater – Strausstown, PA – 6/6/21

For Pat Garrett Amphitheater’s second show back from the COVID hiatus was So Cal legends Face To Face. It may have seemed odd for Face To Face to play an one off show in the little town of Strausstown, but the night before Face To Face played the Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival to… Read More Face To Face / Don’t Panic / Big Green Limousine – Pat Garrett Amphitheater – Strausstown, PA – 6/6/21