Friday, December 31, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

it's like, 'cause fuck christmas...

Dec. 12th
at The Fire
412 W. Girard Ave.
Philadelphia, PA
Doors at 7pm//$7

The Dangerous Ponies
The Sidekicks (OH)
Brick Mower (NJ)
Dirt Farmer
(ex-PPA, Pale Blondes)

Presale, will call, and more rad shows:

Dec 18th
at The Fire
412 W. Girard Ave.
Philadelphia, PA
Doors at 6pm//$8

Tigers Jaw
(Philly Record Release Show For New Rec. " Two Worlds")

Three Man Cannon
Kite Party

Presale, will call, and more rad shows:

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

good good things

Jan. 9th
at The Fire
412 w. Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA

Bomb The Music Industry!
(full band this time, i promise)

Presale, will call, and more rad shows:

Jan. 23rd
Dead Industry Presents:
at The First Unitarian Church
2125 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

The Menzingers
Algernon Cadwallader

Tigers Jaw

Glocca Morra

Tickets: Here
or at AKA Music
27 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Feb. 8th
at The Fire
412 w. Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA

The Cobra Skulls
(Fat Wreck Chords)

Presale, will call, and more rad shows:

Sunday, October 3, 2010

More Shows!

November 6th
at Dad's Hause (south philly)

email for directions
7pm / $Donations
Name 3 better bands comin up right now and you get in for free.

Great Explainer
Trenton, NJ/Chunksaah Records

Mems of Paper Lanterns, The Ruining, Highlites


Thursday, November 18th
at The Bordello (south philly)
email for directions
7pm / $Donations

Lighten UP

West Chester, Pa

This Is Your Life (VA)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Holdin' it the fuck down.

These are all of what we have confirmed for GNV Fest-time shows. There will be more.
Presales available here.

October 22nd
at The Fire
412 W. Girard Ave, Phila
6pm / $7

November 7th
at The Fire
412 W. Girard Ave, Phila
7pm / $6


No Brakes holdin' it the fuck down:

October 21st
at The Fire
412 W. Girard Ave, Phila

October 24th
at The Fire
412 W. Girard Ave, Phila
7pm / $8
Everyone Everywhere

October 26th
at The Fire
412 W. Girard Ave, Phila
6pm / $8
Smoke Or Fire

November 3rd
at The Fire
412 W. Girard Ave, Phila
7pm / $10

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Glory Bound - Glory Bound (RIYL: Against Me!, Pennsylvannia, The Menzingers)

Glory Bound (Poconos, Pa)

Maybe it's because i've been a slave to the punk sounds coming out of Eastern Pennsylvania for 10 years now, but i see strong similarities in all of our bands. As current as Glory Bound truely is, i could see them sharing the stage with The Overdrives in 1999 as easily as The Menzingers in 2009. I can see the same in The Old Menzos for that matter. Nevermind, just noting these bands have a timeless style, and i like it, ok? I will say this speaks volumes on the perennial punk provided here, however. Glory Bound may get a bit gruffier than i tend to enjoy, and they certainly get more Springsteen, or Steencore if you will, than i can handle, but goddamit are these songs catchy! Blessed with the angst and uncertainty that every good pop-punk bands needs to be worth half a damn, these guys write the songs that keep the fists up. Somewhere in the mix of ska coming back hard and all the beards in the past ten years, it seems people stopped dancing at punk shows and started singing along, and hard. This used to upset me, but with the help of bands like Glory Bound i think i'll be okay. Atleast, we still jump and climb on each other. Well done gentlemen.... and please, keep it up. You make this state look good, damn good.

Donate, Stream, and Download their Self-Titled release on Death To False Hope Records.

Irie Idea (RIYL: The Slackers, King Tubby, RXBandits)

Irie Idea (Portland, OR)

Smashing genre boundaries and maintaining a fluid style that is all yours is a task many attempt, but few perform with the grace of Irie Idea. Infused with a punk ethos layered to the bone, Irie Idea exemplifies tradititonal ska and reggae music while borrowing from all historically important styles of music, namely Rocksteady and Blues. Delivering a sound so beautifully complex and autonomous is no simple task. One wouldn't dare assume such a mission be executed by less than five, maybe even six musicians. Irie Idea offer a composite, intricate blend of rock 'n' roll and ska music in all it's gorgeous and genuine forms without such luxuries as Horn Sections, Keys, or even Bass Guitar. One could argue that a two-piece band simply could not pull off such a sonically voluminous record. That one has simply not heard Irie Idea.

Skin Deep Politics (2008)
Here's Hopin' Somebody Finds A Way Outta Here (upcoming)

Check some tracks on myspace...
More tunes on Bandcamp....
Follow the fucks on Twitter...

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Glocca Morra/The Greek Favourites Split up on!

This split is a refreshing chapter in the ever expanding book of noodle. Both GM and TGF apply the visceral, passionate, and strung out aggression that drew me to punk-rock from the very beginning while maintaining an air of maturity (without arrogance) that is almost lost in both punk and indie music. Glocca Morra, moving to Philadelphia on a whim from Miami, FL, have busted their asses to prove themselves as a permanent fixture. The Greek Favourites formed in the Pocono's (PA), growing up with neighbors like The Holy Mess (and slightly further neighbors The Menzingers, Captain We're Sinking, etc). A real gem of eastern Pa. Can't wait to see what's in store for these dudes.


Stream of previous release "Grounded EP"



Download of previous release AND split lyrics:

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


at The Fire
(412 W Girard Ave.)

Young Livers
(No Idea Records,
On their way to meet Against Me! and The Flatliners in Canada)

Pink Coffins
(Philly Hardcore,
Members of The Curse, Yo Man Go, Rambo, Kill The Man Who Questions, Off Minor.)

The Drug War
(Philly 3-piece Punk/Grunge,
Members of Ceasefire, Watertowers.)

Presale and Will Call Available Here (and way more killer shows):

Aug 5th -- Noise By Numbers (Dan Vapid of Screeching Weasel, Riverdales, Methadones, More!) at The Fire

Thurs. Aug. 5th / At The Fire
7pm / 4th and Girard
$6 / North Philadelphia

...(from Chicago, Features Dan Vapid of Screeching Weasel, Riverdales, Methadones, Etc. AND Members of The Bomb, more)


(NJ, Solidarity Recordings)

Risus Sardonicus
(Scranton, PA, Ex-Dead Radical
Sounds Like If Devon Williams from Osker sang for Bear VS Shark and killed it)

Glory Bound
(Poconos, PA)

Friday, January 15, 2010

December 22nd, 2009

Last night i went to see the Slackers at the TLA. I was more excited than usual to walk a mile and a half in a snow storm. I had a simple goal in this endeavor. It was to meet Vic, the frontman of the slackers, and invite him to play at Ava House. He ended up coming to Tattooed Mom’s, as most bands do after a show at the TLA. Before i could realize how silly it was, i had already been effectively shooting the proverbial shit with one of the most unintentionally cool men i’ve ever met. Truly a man out of time. I feel like he’d fit better and probably be just as happy as an eccentric janitor at a middle school in 1955, constantly ignoring his duties to play with his guitar in the boiler room. Me and Vic talked a lot. He told me about his involvement with Rancid’s Life Won’t Wait. Elaborating on the touring he did with them for this album and even more so on him bearing witness to their group discussions on involving themselves in popular culture. He reminisced “i was there when MTV was puttin’ the squeeze on ‘em, they felt they’d be betraying they’re fans, I thought that was cool.” He later explained how their relationship dissipated.

We agreed that the best version of the slackers tune ‘Old Days’ was the EP version which is limited to Piano, Hand Drums, and Vocals. We also agreed that this version reminded us of “X-ray Style” By Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros and that we both liked that very much. Later Vic came back to my good friend Curtis’s house where we all drank a bit and Vic sorted through the essentials on his Ipod. We then proceeded to talk about ‘life and shit’. He agreed to play a show for us at Ava House on January 23rd. I would have liked it to be a bit later in the year so i could take more time to promote, but he’s a busy man and i couldn’t let this linger.

It really was a trip being in friendly presence of a man whose persona you’ve spent so much time focusing on. Though after the Ben Weasel situation, this was comforting. I guess the Copyrights were wrong, not all my heroes are assholes.