Night Birds – Roll Credits

While pretty much every modern punk band is influenced by Agent Orange and The Dead Kennedys, not too many carry the banner successfully blending surf vibes with ferocious 80s hardcore.  Yet New Jersey’s Night Birds do exactly that, all without sounding completely derivative and managing to keep things fresh. Celebrating their 10 year anniversary as […]

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Sick Shit – Thick Spit

I recently caught New Jersey’s hardcore band Sick Shit play in a dingy bar basement in Trenton with PEARS, and I was completely blown away.  So much so, that after catching their set I quickly grabbed their EP Thick Spit.  Released in March this year and recorded in central Jersey (yes it exists you north […]

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Hub City Stompers – Hater’s Dozen

Ska isn’t exactly dead, but it’s certainly been in critical condition on heavy life support for a number of years now.  Just when you start thinking it might be time to pull the plug, it shows signs of life letting you know that it’s still kicking.  The latest signs of life are from NJ’s Hub […]

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Sticks and Stones Live In Asbury Park NJ (11/8/17)

New Brunswick, New Jersey’s recently reunited Sticks and Stones isn’t very well known outside of the Garden State, but chances are you’ve heard references, influences, or songs by the band even though they’ve been broken up since the 90s.  Vocalist Pete Ventanonio went on to form the World Inferno Friendship Society under the moniker Jack […]

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