Stoked For The Summer featuring The Bouncing Souls / The Menzingers / Sick Of It All / The Suicide Machines / Soul Glo – The Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ – 9/5/21

If there is a must do Summer activity in New Jersey, besides go to the beach, it is attending one of the best yearly shows, Stoked For The Summer. The show, which was started and always headlined by The Bouncing Souls, happens every year at the The Stone Pony Summer Stage. Each band that plays… Read More Stoked For The Summer featuring The Bouncing Souls / The Menzingers / Sick Of It All / The Suicide Machines / Soul Glo – The Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ – 9/5/21

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

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

Less Than Jake / Punchline – Pat Garrett Amphitheater – Strausstown, PA – 6/4/21

The very first show to photograph after the pandemic and I couldn’t have ask for a better show. Less Than Jake and Punchline, two bands that are always great to see live, and since I missed their tour date together a few years ago this was a perfect redemption. Punchline opened the show and right… Read More Less Than Jake / Punchline – Pat Garrett Amphitheater – Strausstown, PA – 6/4/21

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

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