PUP @ Mercury Lounge, 11/7/14

2014 has been a whirlwind year for upbeat, Canadian punk rockers, PUP. Fresh off of a recent signing to SideOneDummy Records, their self-titled debut was a well-received success. After a summer spent opening for Lemuria and the Menzingers (whom they played with at Webster Hall in May), they immediately embarked on a tour of the […]

Lucero @ Bowery Ballroom, 11/3/14

I’m writing this at a mostly empty bar, accompanied only by a pint of Smithwick’s. As I browse through my photos from the night, nowhere else seems more appropriate to reflect on country-punk mainstay Lucero’s performance on Monday, the first show of a three night stand at the Bowery Ballroom, and the first of their […]

The World / Inferno Friendship Society @ MHOW, 4/19/14

I’d have to rack my brain hard to think of a crazier party than that of The World / Inferno Friendship Society (WIFS) in concert. Their fans, who dub themselves Infernites, conspired to turn their Brooklyn show last week into the concert equivalent of a barroom brawl. What impresses me is that for every iota of […]

The World/Inferno Friendship Society @ The Bowery Ballroom 2/8/14

There is nothing in this world that can compare to seeing the The World/Inferno Friendship Society live. This past October at Hallowmas (The Inferno’s annual Halloween extravaganza and arguably the best show of the year,) we got a glimpse of new material off the forthcoming album This Packed Funeral, which has no official release date […]