Hey guys! Here is one of my latest reviews for More Than Sound Collective. Check out my write up on Seaway’s debut full length “Hoser.” Definitely grab a copy from Mutant League Records when it comes out on Oct. 15th.
My Pinkerton by Cross Town Train
I spend my time alone in my dorm
Thinking about lecture and all the shit I didn’t learn
Drinking cheap vodka ‘til my face goes numb
I can’t believe that I’ve been up this long.
Standstill - Six Figures Getting Sick
Currently spinning: This Time Next Year by The Movielife
I totally forgot that I picked up this bad boy from my friend over the summer. It was quite a treat to stumble upon this when I was going through my records yesterday.
Check out my dudes in Brookfield! They just released a new song.
Born Annoying was great as usual. I’m really glad they got a really cool reaction from people. Can’t wait to hear the new 7”
Trapped Under Ice was really ignorant as hell. I was pretty terrified for my life and was too much of a weenie to get in the pit. Regardless they fucking killed it! They’ve been growing on me a lot more as of late and I definitely wanna see them again.
Man Overboard was really fun. I actually enjoyed myself this time around during their set. I personally thought they were a lot better than when I saw them in Philly a couple weeks ago.
The Bouncing Souls were incredible. Second time seeing them and THEY PLAYED KIDS AND HEROES AND MANTHEM!! AHHH HOLY FUCK! What I thought what was cool about their holiday show this year was that instead of choosing songs to play based off a bingo raffle like they did last year, they had individual friends of the band write up a set list for them! Apparently tonight CM Punk came up with their set list and he was there hanging out with The Souls and stuff. I tell ya what, CM Punk can sure write a really damn good set list. I totally spotted Justin from Man Overboard in crowd rocking out to the Souls during ‘Kids and Heroes’ props.
After watching an hour of The Souls’ set, I booked it to the Asbury Lanes for the after show featuring The Menzingers and A New Enemy.
The Menzingers were perfect. Song many people singing along. Mad stage dives. The place went nuts. Everybody was dancing and having a lot of fun! Plus, not only did they played ‘Irish Goodbyes,’ they ended their set covering Operation Ivy and Rancid. That was pretty dope. Thought this marked my 3rd time seeing these guys, this was my first time seeing The Menzingers in a cramped more intimate setting. Seeing The Menzingers tonight was totally a highlight of my night.
A New Enemy was the last band I saw on this eventful night. The were an older hardcore band from the shore that was reuniting for the first time in 6 years. Even though I haven’t heard of these guys until a few weeks before the show, a lot of my friends who I’ve met from going to hardcore shows by the shore told me good things about these guys, so I was very interested about checking them out. Standing off to the side, I watched A New Enemy’s set from behind the railings of the stage. So many older dudes were moshing and going nuts. Their set was pretty sick and it was really awesome to see the older hardcore guys reliving their youth by singing along and loose their minds during A New Enemy. It’s always an incredible feeling to see a band live that you’ve held deep in your heart during your younger days. Even though this was my first (and possibly last) time seeing these guys, A New Enemy definitely put such an enthusiastic live show and it was really cool to be a part of such an awesome show.
It’s 3:16 in the morning and I finally just laid down on my bed after getting home about a half hour ago or so. I’m pretty banged up and my wrists feel weird (how the hell did that happen I barely moshed?). On another note: eating tater tots dipped in spicy chili sauce at 1 o clock in the morning wasn’t really such a good idea than I thought it was. I totally should have gotten the sweet potato fries before A New Enemy play.
Tonight ruled! I got to see awesome shows and hung out with a bunch of cool people. Whoever I met tonight, don’t be strangers stay in touch and let’s be friends and stuff.
12.27.2012 Asbury Park, New Jersey
The Menzingers after show with A New Enemy at the Asbury Lanes.
at The Bouncing Souls holiday show at The Stone Pony? Really stoked to see Man Overboard and Born Annoying again, plus I’ll be finally be seeing Trapped Under Ice for the first time after all these years of being ehh about them! haha Should be an awesome time. I’m gonna be at the after show at the Lanes as well! Stoked!
Last Christmas my best friend got me Transit’s Listen and Forgive on vinyl. Finally breaking it out right and giving it the properly festive listen it deserves.
Friday afternoon jams
A lot of people were actually into Single Mothers and I wasn’t expecting that at all. Second time seeing them since last summer and they were radical. Totally one of the most underrated and most interesting live bands out there to check out!.
Pianos Become the Teeth was absolutely perfect. I am really happy I finally got see them live.
Tigers Jaw was super fun, plus they played “Never Saw it Coming” (No pun intended: I didn’t see that coming; never would have I expected to ever hear that song live! XD)
Talked to Ben from Tigers Jaw and Ned Russin for a little bit before Single Mothers’ set (I seem to run into him a lot lately). Really cool dudes.
Staged dived when Tigers Jaw played “I Saw Water.”
In between sets, they gave Nirvana a lot of air play over the speakers which made me smile.
Title Fight opened with “Head on a Ceiling Fan” leading into “Numb, but I Still Feel It.”
It made me happy they played almost all of Floral Green throughout their set.
Dana from United Youth came on stage with Title Fight and sang “Symmetry” with them (Was really hoping for a surprise Dead End Path set at some point in the night since Uriah was there hanging out…oh well, that is one other band that I really want to see live very soon).
My cab ride back to Penn Station was a lot cheaper than I expected it was going to be, which totally ruled.
On another note: More venues should have coat-check booths. That totally saved me from leaving the show drenched in sweat if I had to deal with keeping my hoodie on.
Yup tonight ruled. I love going to shows in the city,
CRIME IN STEREO REUNION WITH I AM THE AVALANCHE TONIGHT IN NYC
TAKING BACK SUNDAY, BAYSIDE AND THE MENZINGERS TOMORROW IN TOMS RIVER, NJ
….then off back to Ramapo after a really damn awesome Thanksgiving break.
If any of you guys are gonna be at these shows you should totally say hey! :)
at the Starland Ballroom on December 19th with I AM THE AVALANCHE and TRANSIT!!! :D I cannot wait to finally see NFG after the many missed opportunities I had to see them within the last few years. On another note, seeing I am the Avalanche once again will be breaking the records of “bands I’ve seen the most this year” list. I’m really really stoked for Transit too. They put on such a phenomenal live show!
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