Punk Rock Bowling

This upcoming weekend is the annual Punk festival Punk Rock Bowling. This festival takes place in Las Vegas features plenty of old and new Punk bands. Plus you can bowl as much as you want to at this fest. This starts tomorrow and ends on Monday. For everyone who is going have a great time and enjoy yourself.

May 28, 2016 Day one

The Exploited, Subhumans, The Bronx, Youth Brigade, No!se, JFA, Melted, The Damnit Jims.

May 29, 2016 Day Two

Descendents, Buzzcocks, Millencolin, Dillinger Four, The Dwarves, Sainte Catherine, Night Birds, Be Like Max, Negative Nancys.

May 30, 2016 Day Three

Face To Face, Dag Nasty, Strung Out, Off With Their Heads, Giuda, Louise Distray, Sic Waiting, Rayner.

Punk Rock Bowling

44 Fest

This upcoming Saturday is the annual one day festival 44 Fest. 44 Fest takes place in Toronto, ON and the venue for the festival is the Opera House. The festival features a mix of Punk and Hardcore bands. For everyone who is going to this fest have a good time and enjoy yourself.

May 28, 2016

Lineup: Sick of It All, Vision of Disorder, The Old Firm Casuals, Walls of Jericho, Wisdom in Chains, Ensign, Grade, Last Imprint, Dragged In, The Nastics.   

44 Fest

108 Songs from Holyname and Songs of Separation 5/22/16

Last Sunday 108 came back to play two shows at the Brooklyn venue Saint Vitus. One show was playing songs from their releases Holyname and Songs of Separation. The other show were songs from Threefold Misery, A New Beat from a Dead Heart, and Curse of Instinct. I only attend the matinee because those albums got me into the band. Both shows were sold out and both shows featured the same openers which were Sweet Jesus and Blacklisted. I was really excited for this show and I have been waiting for five years to finally see 108.

The opening band was Sweet Jesus. Sweet Jesus is from New England. The lead singer of the band is Pat Flynn who was the front man of Have Heart. This is one of his millions of side projects. I never got a chance to see Have Heart but I have seen his new project Free last December. Sweet Jesus played a pretty good set. There was no movement for them but I kind of expected that because Sweet Jesus is unknown plus it was also a matinee. Usually the matinee I have been to, people do not really go off that crazy. Besides that Sweet Jesus sounded really good and they are worth checking out and I liked this band more than his new band Free.

Up next was Blacklisted. Blacklisted is a band I have been waiting to see for a while. They are a Hardcore band from Philly. Once they started to play there was a pit for them. There were a lot of people charged up to the front to sing along. Blacklisted play a pretty good set and I felt there a lot not a lot of people there for them. I think if this show was for them or maybe the audience was a little younger they probably would have gotten a great reaction. Overall Blacklisted is a really good band to check out.

Up next was 108. I have been waiting for five years to see this bands. Once I saw the legendary documentary New York Hardcore I fell in love with this band. Before the band played their first song the man behind the website hate5six.com Sunny Singh played the Conch for the opening track of Holyname which lend into them playing “Grow.” 108 started to play and the crowd went off. There was a lot of stage dives and the pit was crazy. 108 set woke up the crowd for this set. Everyone seemed to go off at one point. Towards the end of the set they got their former guitarist Kate 08 to perform with them. This was pretty crazy because she has not played with 108 since 1995. She got a great reaction from the crowd. When they played the song “Deathbed”the place erupted. There were plenty of people who charged up to front to sing along. Once this set was over I knew nothing will ever beat this 108 set. 108 played all of the songs I wanted to hear and yes this band is worth seeing but if you missed this matinee you messed up big time. I am lucky I got this chance to see them and I am very happy how great 108 was. Once again Saint Vitus Bar put together another great show.

108 Songs from Holyname and Songs of Separation 5/22/16

Upcoming Shows 5/27/16-6/2/16

Here’s another week of upcoming shows I would like you to check out. These are all Rock shows that are located in the Tri-State area.

May 27th

  1. AMH- Dowsing, Kittyhawk, Macseal, Discolor, Casanova.
  2. Brighton Bar- T.S.O.L., The Scandals, The Zombie Mafia, After The Burn.
  3. The Space- Yautja, Vein, Grizzlor, Insane Vision, City of Iron.
  4. Saint Vitus Bar- The Body, Uniform, Muslin.
  5. Baby’s All Right- Surf Cuse, Surf Rock is Dead, Beechwoos, Current Joys.
  6. Don Pedro- 45 Adapters, Changala, Eleventh Hour, The Wurst.
  7. Fitzies Irish Pub- Body Bag, Domestic Terror, Concrete, Last Breath of Man, Meth Mouth, Third Rail.
  8. The Grand Victory- Madam Robot and The Last Brigade, Snatch Attack, The Pizza Boys.
  9. Café Nine0 Heavy Breath, Intercourge, Mouth Breather, Mad Ski.
  10. C’mon Everybody- Teeth people, Tall Juan, Noods.
  11. The Chance- Lacuna Coil, 9 Electric, Painted Wives, Everwer.
  12. Union Pool- Total Slacker, Shelflife, Hotline, Faye.
  13. The Bell House- Luna, Heaven.
  14. The Gramercy Theatre- The Summer Set, Handsome Ghost, Royal Teeth, Callne Karizma.
  15. Sunnyvale- Misahisterica, Gun Culture, Night Rite, Skelptarsis.

May 28th

  1. Suburbia- Dowsing, Kittyhawk, Katie Ellen, Three Man Cannon.
  2. The Space- Cayetana, Copper Blue, Mom Pop+Co, TBA.
  3. Smithtown House Show- Save Face, Ahrest!, Table Talk, Bear Success, Hold Fast Hope, Crash The Calm.
  4. ABC No Rio- Shai Hulud, Vice, Idles, Annulment, Disappearances.
  5. Lucky 13 Saloon- Vow of Hatred, Dysentery, Last Breath of Man, Bodybag, Domestic Terror, Forced Out, Tomorrow’s Victim, Death Grip, Departed, Draw The Line, Get Ignorant.
  6. Dingbatz- The Ongoing Concept, Hotel books, Gatherers, Refinement, Bedtime Stories.
  7. The Meatlocker- L.M.I., Worst Case Scenario, Devon Goods, The SubCultures, Matt Koerner.
  8. Fuze Box- Left Behind, Born Low, Gator King, Life’s Not Fair.
  9. VFW Wallingford- Gone Without, Brickshot, Shots Fired, Lateral, Death bed Strangers, Limitless, TBA.
  10. The Grand Victory- Masam Robot and The Last Brigadem Snatch Attack, The Pizza Boys.
  11. Shea Stadium- T Rectasy, Fern Mayo, Wineheads, Anna Altmans, Bad Mouth.
  12. The Acheron- EX Cult, Pop. 1280, Tournament, Decorum.
  13. Saint Vitus Bar- Kayodot, Yautja, Geryon.

May 29th

  1. AMH- Left Behind, Mutiny Aboard, Newcomer, Silenus, Aegresco, Brain Waves.
  2. Highline Ballroom- Cro-Mags, CIV, Sheer Terror, Wisdom in Chains, Nine Lives, Extinction A.D.
  3. Tompkins Square Park- The Undead, The Omega Men, Spike Polite, Sweage NYC, Skitzoplis, Nico The Crow, The Wurst, Universal Truth Machine, Carla (No police state girl).
  4. Mercury Lounge- Ex-Cult, Dion Lanadon.
  5. The Acheron- CHud, Filth Hound, WAD, Sick Head.
  6. Flemington DIY- Casual, Everyone Leaves, Semiotics, Halogens, Bogues.

May 30th

  1. The Marlin Room at Webster Hall- Discharge, Eyehategod, Toxic Holocaust, Ringworm.
  2. The Acheron- Life Stinks, Surfboat, BruceXCampbell, TBA.

May 31st

  1. Saint Vitus Bar- Venom INC, Necrophagia, Throoat.
  2. Mercury Lounge- Slothrust, Palmas.
  3. The Acheron- Moon Tooth, In Aeona, Tigers Flowers, Husbandary.
  4. Berlin NYC- The Britanys, Gold.

June 1st

  1. The Studio at Webster Hall- Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties, Allison Weiss, Can’t Swim, Cold Collective.
  2. The Grand Victory- Sketchy, The Seagulls, Cutters, TBA.
  3. Shea Stadium- Wall, Us Weekly, Beth Israel, Never.
  4. Saint Vitus Bar- Venom INC, Necrophagia, Throaat.

June 2nd

  1. The Studio at Webster Hall- Tiny Moving Parts, Pawn, Free Throw, Vasudeva.
  2. Arlene’s Grocery- Bully, LVL Up.
  3. Syosset VFW Hall- Figure Eight, Discolor, Korean League, Casanova, Catlike.
  4. The Grand Victory- The Jukebox Romantics, The Penske File, Rebuilder, Answering Machine.
  5. Cake Shop- The Men, Us Weekly, Beth Isreal, White Pieces.
Upcoming Shows 5/27/16-6/2/16

Concrete Fest

This upcoming weekend across the pond from the United States the UK is having their annual heavy Hardcore fest. Concrete Fest is a three day festival the features the best British, European and American Hardcore, Metallic Hardcore, Metalcore, and Beatdown bands. The festival is located at the venue The Rainbow in Birmingham, UK. There are a lot of great American bands on this international lineup that are worth checking out. To everyone who is going have a great time and enjoy yourself.

May 27th, 2016 Day One

Power Trip, Dawn In (Last Show), Guilt Trip, Lesser Animal (Last Show).

May 28, 2016 Day Two

Hang The Bastard, Laid 2 Rest, Sun Dem Out, So Caliber, Cornered, Raiden, Tempers Fray, Deconsecrate, Crippler LBU, Split Knuckle, Buckdown, Adjust, Mercy.

May 29, 2016 Day Three

Blistered, World of Pain, CDC, No Altars, Cold Hard Truth, Renounced, DCA, Higher Power, Day By Day, Harm Shelter, Venom Prison, Gaia Bleeds.

Concrete Fest

The Final Rain Fest 2016

This upcoming weekend is the annual festival Rain Fest. This year is the final year of the Northwestern Hardcore festival. The fest takes place in Seattle, Washington and the venue for the festival is at Neumos. The festival is from May 27th until May 29th. This annual festival features a mixture of the West best and upcoming hardcore bands with some big name East Coast bands. The final year will see Trapped Under Ice and 108 return to the Northwest for the first time in year. For everyone who is going have a great time and enjoy yourself.

Lineup: 108, Axis, Bent Life, Blacklisted, Burn, Busted Outlook, Clarity, Dead Weight, Discrepancy, Disgrace, Down To Nothing, Drug Control, Fell To Low, Forced Order, Fury, GAG, Gods Hate, Gouge Away, Ill Intent, Indecision, Keep it Clear, Losing End, Lower Species, Lysol, Mortality Rate, Moving On, No Warning, Odd Man Out, Power, Red Scare, Seattle’s New Gods, Stay Gold, Strain, Step 4 Change, Trapped Under Ice, Trash Talk, Twitching Tongues, Vamachara.

The Final Rain Fest 2016

Bled Fest 2016

This upcoming Saturday is the one day annual festival Bled Fest. Bled Fest takes place in Howell, Michigan at the Hartland Performing Arts Center. This mix genre festival has bands split across six different stages. The festival has a variety of Punk, Pop Punk, Emo, Alternative, Indie, Hardcore and some Metal. For everyone who is going have a great time and enjoy yourself.

May 28, 2016

Stage A

The Black Dahlia Murder, Knuckle Puck, The World is a Beautiful Place, Battlecross, Old Gray, Citizen, Kevin Devine, Sorority Noise, Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties, Small Packs.

Stage B

Superheaven, Abigail Williams, Tiny Moving Parts, All Dogs, The Copyrights, Fallujan, Somos, Pentimento, Disentomb, Hot Mulligan.

Stage C

Prawn, Creepoid, Gates, Act As one, Free Throw, A War Within, TBA, The Saddest Landscape, Homesafe, Convictions, Water Me Down, All is Well.

Stage D

City Cop, Ray Rocket, Spirit of The Beehive, Casey Bolles, Ellis, Rickway and Columbia, Amateur Eyes, Stories Untold, The Cardboard Swords, Artifex Pereo, Forever Losing Sleep.

Stage E

June Earth, The Illustrator, The Fever Haze, Second Best, Heart Sick, Undesirable People, Our Vices, Athena’s Grace, Broke Argus, The Class Acts, Lemix Buckley of Athens.

Stage F

Gray Matter, The Beautiful Gorgeous, Convenient Trash, The Plurals Pines, Adventurer, Jake Simons and the Little Ghosts, Chase Huglin, Carved Out, Blind Merle and His Traveling Band, Copneconic Welmen.

Bled Fest 2016