Flogging Molly 5/23/17

Last Tuesday I finally had a chance to see Flogging Molly. Flogging Molly was playing two night at the New York City venue Irving Plaza. I got tickets for the first night. The problem was I called in for a meeting at 7 pm which I thought I was not going to make it. I miss Flogging Molly play all of the time and once again I thought I will never see this band.  Well, I got out around 8:30 and drove the fastest I can to the city. I made it by two minutes before their set started. Unfortunately, I miss the two openers.

Flogging Molly took the stage. They are a Celtic-Punk band from Los Angeles. They opened up their set with “Selfish Man.” The crowd went off. I was thinking prior to the show how Flogging Molly crowds get. I figure it somewhat like Dropkick Murphys. People moshing to Punk/Celtic/Folk music and a lot of drinking in the crowd. People were moshing and there was a lot drinking. It seemed that everyone was having a good time and being happy. Dave King who is the lead singer of the band was hilarious on stage. Honeslty this guy is an underrated frontman. Just having a lot of fun with the crowd. They played “Drunken Lullabies” which probably had the best reaction of the night. This is their most known song. This set felt like I was at a Dropkick Murphys show. Just people drinking and having a good time. The music is catchy and just a lot of fun. Flogging Molly played nineteen songs and all had a good reaction from the crowd. They could have played a lot more. They played some songs I always wanted to hear which was “Life in a Tenement Square” and “What’s Left of The Flag.” This was my first time seeing them play and Flogging Molly was fanstic. If you like Celtic-Punk like The Pogues you will like this band. Flogging Molly has been around for twenty years and they rocked the house. When they come back around again I will probably see them again. They were a lot of fun. I am glad that once I got out of that meeting I took a chance and at the end I pulled it off.

Flogging Molly 5/23/17

Wild Fest 2

This upcoming weekend is the second annual Long Island Punk Festival Wild Fest. This is a day two festival that features some old and new Long Island Punk and Hardcore bands including bands who are not from Long Island. The festival will be taking place at the Long Island venue Amityville Music Hall. This is a benefit for the passing of Rob McAllister who played in Iron Chic. The money for this show will be going to this memorial fund. If you are going have a great time and enjoy yourself.

Day One Friday, May 26, 2017


Iron Chic


Doc Hopper (Reunion)

Notches (NH)


Warm Needles

Adult Magic

Old Ironsides

Outlive Death

Way Harsh

Day Two Saturday 27th, 2017


James Dewees (The Get-Up Kids/Reggie & Full Effect)

The Men

Explosivo! (Reunion)

Too Many Voices

Celebrity Roast (Reunion)


Somerset Thrower

Buckshot Facelift


Field Day





Wild Fest 2

Bled Fest 2017

This weekend is the thirteen annual Bled Fest. This festival is a one day only fest and this takes place in Howell Michigan at the venue Hartland Performing Arts Center. The festival features Punk, Pop-Punk, Emo, Hardcore, Indie, etc. There are multiple stages and the fest features over fifty bands. If you are going have a great time and enjoy yourself.


Stage A: La Dispute (Wildlife and more Set), Bear Vs. Shark, The Fall of Troy (Manipulator Set), The Flatliners, Speak Low If You Speak Love, Jenny Owen Youngs, Jesus Piece, Meat Wave, Mover Shaker.

Stage B: Cayetana, Pet Symmetry, Diet Cig, Free Throw, Homesafe, Petal, Slingshot Dakota, Ratboys, Heart Attack Man.

Stage C: Baggage, The Dirty Nil, Wildhoney, Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, Alcoa, Safe To Say, James Gardin, Amateur Eyes, Jashua Smith and the Race Card, Alister Hennessey, Second Best.

Stage D: Chase Huglin, Chris Farren, Koji, Shortly, Backpacks, A Year In New York, Into It Over It, Bamfomania, Grey Matter, Convenient Trash, Southpaw.

Stage E: Del Paxton, Spill, Rival Summers, Ellis, Whittier, Man Mountain, Shapes & Colors, As We Divide, American Opera, Bike Tuff, Sweat, Stay Away.

Stage F: Silver Age, Nice Try, Full Monty, Good Pictures of Bad People, Vital Sea, Vagabonds, Tidal, Parkway & Columbia, Impartial Hearts, JOYS, Stefanie Haapala, Charmer, Alchemist.

Bled Fest 2017

Upcoming Shows May 26th-June 1st

Here is another week of upcoming shows I would like you to check out. Please note that these shows are in the Tri-state area.

May 26th

  1. Brooklyn Steel- Pixies, Cymbals Eat Guitar.
  2. Amityville Music Hall- Wild Fest Day One
  3. Basement Show- Lowest Priority, Krimewatch, Body Pressure, Rare Form, HVAC, Prison.
  4. Shakers Pub- Young Culture, Something More, From States Away, Shorebreak, Like Minded Criminals, Maybe Later.
  5. Goldsounds- The Moms, On The Fifty, Sean Nolan & The Heartmakers,
  6. Baby’s All Right- Cende, Peaer, Fits.
  7. Mercury Lounge- T-Rextasy, YATTA.
  8. My Place Pizza- Here To Stay, FC, Spit It Out.
  9. Backyard Show- Misgiver, Before I Had Wings, Drawn Out, Catacomb, Koba.
  10. The Meatlocker- Dutchguts, Sunflower.
  11. Bowery Ballroom- Alabama Shakes.
  12. Bar Matchless- Two Man Advantage, Drunkem Rampage, Caught In A Trap, Asstroland, DIYing Breed.
  13. The Swamp- Death Vacation, Junta, Malcriados.

May 27th

  1. Amityville Music Hall- Wild Fest Day Two.
  2. Shakers Pub- The Virus, Who Killed Spikey Jacket, Urban Waste, The Avoiders, Cherry Pop.
  3. Fenix Studio- Nerves End, Impact, Only Siblings, The Enablers, Plank.
  4. The Silent Barn- Aye Nako, Sammus, Jelani Sei.
  5. Bar Matchless- Hellbent Hooker, Killer of Sheep, The FTW, Radiac.
  6. Legion Bar- Sketchy, KCUF, Hopeless Otis.

May 28th

  1. Bowery Electric- The Virus, Executors, Primitive Pact, The Parasitix.
  2. Goldsounds- NY In 64, Meek is Murder, A Film in Color, Aspine.
  3. Bar Matchless- Darkside NYC, Mad Diesel, M13, Bastard Clan, The Minutes.
  4. Saint Vitus Bar- Thulsa Doom, La Armada, Disaster Strikes, All Torn Up!

May 29th

  1. Gramercy Theatre- Morbid Angel, Suffocation, Revocation, Withered.

May 30th

  1. Baby’s All Right- White Reaper, Naural Halves.
  2. Baby’s All Right- White Reaper, Honduras.

May 31th

  1. Brooklyn Bazaar- Told Slant, gobbinjr, Fits, Crosslegged.
  2. The Ballroom at The Outer Space- The Orwells, The Walters.
  3. The Silent Barn- Shellshag, Hiccup, Kowabunga Kid, Nuclear Santa Claust.
  4. Baby’s All Right- Pet Symmetry, Ratboys, Crusher.

June 1st

  1. House of Vans- Beach Fossils, Saba, Nyck.
  2. The Silent Barn- Hard Pass, Outta Gas, Couple Hundo, Answering Machine.
  3. Saint Vitus Bar- Pink Mexico, Cup, Fruit and Flowers, IYEZ.
  4. Gramercy Theatre- Destruction, Jungle Rot, Warbringer, Demons Within.
Upcoming Shows May 26th-June 1st

Alex G Rocket Record Release Show

Last Thursday, Alex G performed a sold-out show at the venue The Park Church Co-Op in Williamsburg, New York. The venue was an actual church and it was not held in a basement. The show was in the main hall and people were sitting down on the benches. This was just wild but it felt cool to see a band play in a spot like this. I felt like I watching  Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged where everyone sitting down and watching the band play. I believe the show had over two hundred the most. I mean by the time Alex G got on people were standing in the back.

Alex G had an opening band which was True Blue. True Blue are from Brooklyn, New York. They started to play. They had this New Wave meets Dream Pop vibe. They were very 80’s like. They played about five or six songs. One of the songs the lead singer invited Alex G on stage where she put a blonde wig on him and started to cut the hair off the wig. She was singing while this was happening. The keyboard player helped with the haircut and she just sang while cutting the hair. This was insane. Later on, she would walk down the aisle and sing right in people’s faces.  Another song was her to singing to a mirror and flashing it to the audience to show the reflection. Overall this was an interesting performance. The band was good and very artsy.

Alex G took the stage. This was my second time seeing him play. I saw him two years prior opening up Title Fight and Basement in New Jersey. That performance I was not a fan of him. I found him weird and out of place at the show. Later on, his music grew on me. Now I am a fan of his music. Alex G and his band started to play. Alex G sounded great and he was sitting down most of the set. The songs he played were mostly off the new album Rocket. The band sounded fantastic and he had his brother play some songs with him. During the song “Brite Boy” Alex G had the lead singer of True Blue join in for the performance. Alex G played for over an hour and it was great. He did an encore which was all cover songs. He played Dave Matthews Band “Ants Marching”, Green Day “Good Riddance”, and Third Eye Blind “Jumper.” The Third Eye Blind cover was something else. That song got the best reaction from the crowd. Alex G’s record release was a lot of fun. Alex G is something else. He and brother are both talented. They were playing multiple instruments on stage and performed so well. He will be back in the New York City area July 7th at the Bowery Ballroom. I might be at that show but I will be seeing him in Philly the following day at Union Transfer. If you like some Indie music with some Blues, Country, and Jazz influences Alex G is for you. Check out his new album Rocket that are some good tunes on the record.

Alex G Rocket Record Release Show

Max’s Kansas City Festival

This weekend is the annual festival Max’s Kansas City Fest. This festival celebrates the New York City venue that was open in the 60’s and 70’s. The fest features bands Punk, Rock & Roll, and New Wave bands from that time period. This is a three-day festival and this will be taking place at the New York City venue the Bowery Electric. This is a 21 and up festival, so everyone who is underage sorry. For everyone who is going have a great time and enjoy yourself.


Day One Thursday, May 25th, 2017

The Waldos, Sic Fucks, New York Junk, Dive Bar Romeos, The Cynz, Gina Harlow & The Deepthroats, The Sweet Things.

Day Two Friday, May 26th, 2017

Regan Youth featuring Tibbie X, The Brats, Ruby & The Rednecks, Magic Tramps, Val Kinzler Band, Sex Dolls.

Day Three Saturday, May 27th, 2017

The Nihilistics, Mickey Leigh, The Rousers with Phil Marcade, Sea Monster, King Bee and The Stingers, Density.

Max’s Kansas City Festival

Maryland Deathfest XV

This upcoming weekend is the annual Extreme Metal Festival Maryland Deathfest. This is the fifteen installment of the fest. The festival features bands from genres and sub-genres like Death Metal, Black Metal, Grindcore, Hardcore, Powerviolence, Doom Metal, and plenty of others. There are plenty of North American and International bands playing this festival. The festival is four days long and there are multiple stages. If you are going have a great time and enjoy yourself.

Day One Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Rams Head: Acid King, Conan, Crud, Dopethrone, Samothrace, Subrosa, Tiamat.

Soundstage: Cognitive, Crptosy, Decrepit Birth, Ex Dementia, Goratory, Gorgasm, Malignancy.

Day Two Friday, May 26th, 2017

Rams Head: Autopsy, Brodequin, Gost, Macabre, Nordjevel, Morbid Saint, Sargeist, Skeletal Remains, Torture Black, Vader.

Soundstage: Birdflesh, Chepang, Captain Cleanoff, Mother Brain, Noothgrush, Occultist, Organ Dealer, Siege, Stormtrooper of Beer.

Day Three Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Rams Head: Embalmer, Exhumed, Exhumer, Father Befouled, Grave, Morbid Angel, Nercopsy, Root, UADA, Usurper.

Soundstage: Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Disparo, Fiend, Fissure, Flash Out, Fucking Invincible, Goolagoon, Insect Warfare, Meth Leppard, Myxoma.

Day Four Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Rams Head: Acheron (Anti-God/Anti-Christ Set), Candlemass (Nightfall Set), Akercocke, Behexen, Encoffination, In The Woods, Kerasphorus, Nightbringer, October Tide, Oranssi Parzuzu.

Soundstage: Die Choking, Genocide Pact, Iron Lung, Junior Bruce, Night Raids, P.L.F., Suppression, Terrorizer (World Downfall Set), UxDxS, War Master.

Maryland Deathfest XV