When The Bouncing Souls announced that they were doing their series “For All The Unheard” I completely lost my shit. Being a fan since I was but a wee punker, knowing that they were going to play every album in the basement of a church without any barricades… yeah, words cannot express how much fuck yes this.
World Inferno Friendship Society:
Photo From BlowTheScene.com
On Wed. I got to the First Unitarian Church and I got to say, it was hot as hell down there. I missed the first band The Creetons, but I was able to catch one of my favorites, World Inferno Friendship Society. The following for the band was smaller than usual as most people were there for the Souls, but us loyal fans partied hard with streamers being thrown, stage dives and pile ons (and waltzing of course).
Opening up with the call to arms Tattoos Fade, Jack kept the crowd entertained with his usual with and charm. They played a damn good set with a solid reaction. Love these dudes/dudettes, can’t wait to see them headline soon.
Setlist (Not In Order):
Just The Best Party
With A Good Criminal Heart
My Ancestral Homeland, NJ
Annie The Imaginary Lawyer
Brother Of The Mayor Of Bridgewater
Cats Are Not Lucky Creatures
Canonize Philip K Dick, OK
I Am Sick Of People Being Sick Of My Shit
The Disarming Smile
Heart Attack ’64
The Bouncing Souls:
I saw the Souls do this show in NJ for their Home for the Holidays, was so stoked on that, no way was I about to miss it in the church. After a brief introduction with the Rocky theme and then an announcer announcing “tonight’s matchup” introducing The Good, The Bad, And The Argyle, my home state heroes took the stage and immediately busted into “I Like Your Mom”.
Everything was a bit of a blur since I sort of went completely crazy (I find myself on top of the crowd and constantly in the pit for about 99% of the show), they blasted through all the hits on their first album with very little stopping time for banter (minus the final “I Know What Boys Like”).
Hearing them play favorites I never hear them play live (Inspection Station, Lay Em Down Smack Em Yack Em) was a treat (again), and my stokedness rose even more once they came back out to Maniacal Laughter.
They played every song on this album, and the crowd, although soaked in sweat and god knows what else, kept up the energy all night. Yours truly may or may not have been stage diving multiple times during my favorite song “The Freaks, The Nerds, And The Romantics”.
It’s shit like this that keeps me in Philly.
I Like Your Mom
These Are The Quotes From Our Favorite 80s Movies
Joe Lies (When He Cries)
Some Kind Of Wonderful
Lay Em Down, Smack Em, Yack Em
The Freaks, The Nerds, The Romantics
All Of This And Nothing
The BMX Song
Quick Check Girl
Here We Go
Born To Lose
The Ballad Of Johnny X