Rx Bandits / Nova Charisma – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA – 6/25/22

It’s been about six years since the Rx Bandits have done any sort of touring.  Prior to that, they seemed fairly active for the most part, but the six year gap had fans wondering if their beloved band would make a return.  I’d be first to admit I thought they were done, which would be… Read More Rx Bandits / Nova Charisma – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA – 6/25/22

Fitz And The Tantrums / St. Paul & The Broken Bones / Seratones – Levitt Pavilion Steel Stacks – Bethlehem, PA – 6/12/22

Summer kicked off right when it was known that Fitz And The Tantrums and St. Paul & The Broken Bones were touring together around the summer timeframe. However, there is always one drawback to the outside summer concerts, the weather, and the Bethlehem date got the worst of it with heavy down pour of rain.… Read More Fitz And The Tantrums / St. Paul & The Broken Bones / Seratones – Levitt Pavilion Steel Stacks – Bethlehem, PA – 6/12/22

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 Slicked Up 9’s – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/14/21

Even though they didn’t perform at the 2020 virtual Musikfest, the Slicked Up 9’s were back in front of Hotel Bethlehem for Musikfest 2021. Pulling double duty, the Slicked Up 9’s played on two days and each day was four hours of music. The August 14th performance featured some of their original songs and also… Read More The Slicked Up 9’s – Musikfest – Bethlehem, PA – 8/14/21

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