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Iceage
First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, May 17

In the span of four albums, Iceage has gone from Nihilistic hardcore teenagers led by a singer with a drinking problem to

Alice Bag, Blueprint
Bush Tetras, Take the Fall

Punk rock was still genuinely dangerous as the ‘70s melted away into the ‘80s. Even in major cities like Los Angeles and New York, being a punk meant being

Preoccupations
Underground Arts, Philadelphia, April 23

Openers Freak Heat Waves are the aural equivalent to Xanax. Drummer Thomas Di Ninno played along to prerecorded drums as part

Scream
NMC17

It’s impossible to discuss No More Censorship without pointing out that Dave Grohl was the drummer, though there are many popular misconceptions that

Hide
Castration Anxiety

Heather Gabel isn’t hiding from anyone. Not anymore. She and percussionist Seth Sher are quite blunt throughout Castration Anxiety, the duo’s debut

L7
Trocadero Theater, Philadelphia, April 13

Openers Death Valley Girls look and sound like they stepped out of a ‘80s cartoon about what a rock band should look and

Veiled
Black Celestial Orbs

Before there was “atmospheric black metal,” black metal was atmospheric. As the genre emerged from the Norwegian fjords in the

Screaming Females
Union Transfer, Philadelphia, April 5

HIRS is a collective, but onstage there are only two members. Esem plays a severely distorted guitar and does it quite well; JP screams

Gygax
2nd Edition

Although it was invented in the ‘70s, Dungeons & Dragons emerged as a national phenomenon in the early to mid-80s. This is when I helped form the

Idles
PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia, March 11

John Sharkey III came to some prominence fronting Clockcleaner. The band’s noisy art-punk got less dissonant as they went

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