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

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

Brian Fallon / Jared Hart – Crossroads – Garwood, NJ – 12/13/18

Every December Crossroads in Garwood, NJ is treated to about 4 days of early Christmas presents. Brian Fallon does a residency that starts with a few days, but tends to add more due to the overwhelming demand. There is usually a different opener for each night, but you can almost guarantee that one night will… Read More Brian Fallon / Jared Hart – Crossroads – Garwood, NJ – 12/13/18

Justin Courtney Pierre / Forever Came Calling / Desoto Jones – Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PA – 6/22/19

On June 17th Motion City Soundtrack announced that in the beginning of 2020 they will be performing once again across the U.S.  A great surprise that fans weren’t expecting, but what some fans might not know is that during Motion City Soundtrack’s three year hiatus lead singer and guitarist Justin Pierre was still busy making… Read More Justin Courtney Pierre / Forever Came Calling / Desoto Jones – Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PA – 6/22/19

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

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