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Countdown to (En)Danger: A Show to Benefit the World Wildlife Fund

Monday, November 5th, 2012
Countdown to (En)Danger Art ShowToday we’d like to shed some light on an incredibly talented and motivated group of Philadelphia-area artists who recently came together to deliver Countdown to (En)Danger: A Show to Benefit the World Wildlife Fund. Curated by Ryann Casey and Josh Robeson, Countdown to (En)Danger features donated artworks by over 40 artists currently on display/sale at B2 Cafe in South Philadelphia through this Wednesday, November 7th. Blow The Scene’s Joshua T. Cohen recently had the joy of catching up with Countdown to (En)Danger on the opening night of its B2 residency with a full photo gallery ...

OFF!, The Spits, Double Negative Philly Photo Review

Friday, November 2nd, 2012
OFF! band live in PhiladelphiaHere we have yet another show that will go down with one of the best at Philadelphia’s legendary First Unitarian Church basement as OFF!, The Spits, and Double Negative broke off a proper display of punk rock for a plethora of fans foaming at the mouths like a pack of hungry dogs about to be tossed lunch. Raleigh, NC’s Double Negative kicked off the evening with a blistering set chock full of energy that quickly got a standing-room-only crowds’ head in the game. Having formed in 2004 and featuring members of Epic Warfare, GRIDS, and Logic Problem, the band recently parted ways ...

United Forces Tour 2012 Philly Photo Review

Thursday, November 1st, 2012
Trapped Under IceBaltimore’s leading sons of hardcore, Trapped Under Ice, recently tore through Philly’s Barbary venue for a ruckus show as part of the United Forces Tour 2012 with Wisdom in Chains, Backtrack, Naysayer, and Born Low. This Philly edition was brought to you by way of Joe Hardcore, R5, and his Philly Hardcore Shows booking group, who we had a blast with during our recent This Is Hardcore Fest 2012 invasion. Trapped Under Ice continue to support their 2011 full-length, Big Kiss Goodnight, which hit streets via Reaper Records and Goodfight Entertainment, ...

GWAR, DevilDriver, Cancer Bats Philly Photo Review

Thursday, October 25th, 2012
GWAR live at The Electric FactoryIntergalactic space mutants GWAR, recently cruised through Philadelphia's Electric Factory along with DevilDriver and Cancer Bats for the opening night of their full US tour with Blow The Scene on hand to capture exclusive photo galleries of the guilty parties. Canada's leading sons of punk-rock infused hardcore, Cancer Bats are currently supporting their latest full-length studio work, Dead Set on Living, which hit streets last Spring via Distort Entertainment and Metal Blade Records in Canada and the US respectively. With Dead Set ...

Circa Survive, Touche Amore, Balance and Composure Denver Photo Review

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
Touche Amore live in Denver 2012Circa Survive and Touché Amoré recently tore through Denver's Summit Music Hall, as part of the bands' current US tour to the delight of a packed house filled with devoted fans that zipped in from all corners of Colorado. Support for the bill was rounded out by Balance and Composure and O'brother for what proved to be the hottest ticket in town with Blow The Scene on hand to capture an exclusive set of photos for your viewing pleasure. 
Balance and Composure got the crowd going with their patented blend of punk-rock-infused indie, as the band continues to support a ...

Propagandhi, Comeback Kid, One Win Choice Philly Feature

Monday, October 22nd, 2012
Propagandhi live at The Union Transfer in PhiladelphiaWinnipeg's leading sons of compelling punk rock and hardcore Propagandhi and Comeback Kid recently brought the collective thunder to Philadelphia's Union Transfer venue by way of R5 productions and the bands' current US and Canadian tour. Local support was rounded out by punk rock mainstays, One Win Choice, who after more than a decade together, are winding down with this performance being one of a handful of farewell dates. A final One Win Choice performance is set to take place in Gainesville, FL at this year's The Fest 11 on ...

Big Business and House of Lightning Philly Photo Review

Thursday, October 18th, 2012
Big Business band live at Johnny Brenda's in Philadelphia Seattle’s own purveyors of frantic sludge metal, Big Business, recently tore through Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia along with House of Lightning and local act L.U.N.A.R. Revolt. Per usual, Blow The Scene was on hand to capture a dense photo gallery for your viewing pleasure. Big Business is currently supporting a new limited 7-inch EP which features a cover of Siouxsie and the Banshees' "Into the Light". The 7-inch is available through the band’s current tour via their own Gold Metal Records. Pitchfork recently premiered new track, "Battlefields" from that 7", which can be streamed ...

Godspeed You! Black Emperor Philly Photo Review

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
Godspeed You! Black Emperor live at Union Transfer in PhiladelphiaAcross a dimly lit stage strewn with instruments, pedal boxes, effects stations, highlighted only by reel-to-reel quality film loops, the members of Godspeed You! Black Emperor made their entrance in front of a sold out crowd at The Union Transfer in Philadelphia. There was electricity in the air as enthusiastic fans buzzed about the early vinyl release of Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!, the first new studio work from Godspeed You! Black Emperor in 10 years. Having officially dropped ...

Philly Photo Review of Weedeater, Sourvein, Sunburster, Skeleton Hands

Thursday, October 11th, 2012
Weedeater - band live in PhiladelphiaNorth Carolina’s bourbon-fueled road warriors, Weedeater, along with their Cape Fear brethren, Sourvein, brought some authentic Southern sludge for Philly’s filthiest. Local support was rounded out by Sunbuster and Skeleton Hands who brought a hearty following of fans and friends along for the ride at Philadelphia’s North Star venue. Skeleton Hands set the night in motion with a solid offering of Southern flavored heavy rock riffs and great energy. Philly's latest sludge metallers, Sunburster, kept the thermostat rising with a barrage of Sabbath-worship riffs drenched in heavily distorted low-end that found the band a perfect compliment to Weedeater and ...

Philly Photo Review of Skeletonwitch, Havok, Early Graves

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
Skeletonwitch - band live at The Barbary Philadelphia, PAOhio’s leading sons of metal, Skeletonwitch, stormed through The Barbary venue in Philadelphia with touring comrades Havok and Early Graves for an evening that saw the energy levels of this standing-room-only crowd start and stay in the red zone. Hailing from the Bay Area, Early Graves are touring in support of their third full-length, Red Horse, which will hit streets via No Sleep Records October 30th. Red Horse continues the band’s patented blend of thrash-induced metal that fuses many elements of hardcore punk for a tasty barrage of enraged ...

Down, Pentagram, Warbeast, haarp, Philly Photo Review

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
Down - Phil Anselmo live at Electric Factory in Philly Sept 2012Legendary Southern sludge metallers, Down, blew the roof off of Philadelphia's Electric Factory venue with a bulletproof cast of supporting bands including Pentagram, haarp, and Warbeast, with Blow The Scene on hand to capture the show in photos for your viewing pleasure. New Orleans’ quartet, haarp, kicked off the opening ceremonies with their patented blend of sludge rock that proceeded to melt faces with a barrage of dense melodic movements, all heavily down-tuned and brooding. The band is currently supporting a new, 3-song full-length on Housecore ...

The Epic Kings & Idols Tour Philly Photo Review

Friday, September 28th, 2012
Devin Townsend Project - TLA in PhiladelphiaThe Epic Kings & Idols Tour featuring Devin Townsend Project, Katatonia, Stolen Babies, and Paradise Lost , recently zipped through Philadelphia’s TLA with Blow The Scene on hand to deliver several gnarly sets of band photos for your viewing pleasure. Described as "Quirky-Prog Pop-Art Rock-Avant Garde-Cabaret Metal-Horror Punk-with a tinge of Industrial, Goth and Dark Wave", Stolen Babies is the new project from renowned drummer Gil Sharone (Dillinger Escape Plan, +44), who had the honour of kicking off the opening ceremonies. The band is gearing up to drop a second full-length, Naught, on October 16 ...

Hatebreed, All Shall Perish, Whitechapel Philly Photo Review

Monday, September 24th, 2012
Hatebreed - live at The Electric Factory In PhillyConnecticut’s hardcore metal juggernauts, Hatebreed, ripped through Philadelphia’s Electric Factory on the third night of their nationwide 10 Years Of Perseverance Tour, commemorating the 10th anniversary of the band’s renowned 2002 Universal Music Group debut, Perseverance. Whitechapel and special guests All Shall Perish also brought the thunder for what proved to be an unrelenting showcase of pummeling hardcore and metal crossover bands. Local support was rounded out by opening act Give Them Rope. Oakland, CA’s All Shall Perish is currently touring in support of ...

Pallbearer and Royal Thunder Philly Photo Review

Thursday, September 20th, 2012
Royal Thunder - band live at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia Sept 2012Little Rock’s doom-metal titans, Pallbearer, and Atlanta hard-rockers, Royal Thunder, recently ripped through Philadelphia’s Kung Fu Necktie venue with support from local openers Backwoods Payback, for what proved to be one of the best live shows we’ve experienced all year. Pallbearer is touring in support of their debut double-LP, Sorrow and Extinction, which hit streets in February via 20 Buck Spin Records. Hailed as one of the year’s best doom offerings, Sorrow and Extinction has seen positive reviews across the board. ...

Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine Philly Photo Review

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
Jello Biafra and The Guantanamo School Of Medicine - band live at The Trocadero in PhiladelphiaJello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine recently zipped through Philly’s Trocadero Theatre with local support by The Ray Gradys, Honah Lee, and Thee Nosebleeds with Blow The Scene on hand capture the event in photos per usual. The Guantanamo School of Medicine is Jello Biafra’s first full-time band since the breakup of punk rock staples, The Dead Kennedys, in the mid 80s. Inspired by Iggy Pop's 60th birthday gig at the Warfield in San Francisco, Biafra would later assemble the ...

Sunn O))), Dead In The Dirt, TOMB, Philly Photo Review

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
Sunn O))) band live in Philadelphia at The Union TransferUltrasonic drone practitioners and Southern Lord Recording artists, Sunn O))) recently brought the thunder to Philadelphia’s Union Transfer along with grind punks Dead In The Dirt and industrial death worshipers T.O.M.B. for one of the most memorable shows of the year. Per usual- Blow The Scene was on hand to deliver a dense photo gallery for your viewing pleasure. Where to start with this show.. Let’s just say the crowd may not have been ready for opening act T.O.M.B. (Total Occultic Mechanical Blasphemy) who proceeded to melt eardrums with a barrage of sounds that defy standard ...

Silverstein, Such Gold, Lions Lions, Daytrader Philly Photo Review

Friday, September 7th, 2012
Silverstein - band live at First Unitarian in Philadelphia August 2012 Philadelphia’s legendary First Unitarian Church basement recently played host to a sold-out show with post-hardcore and emo heavyweights Silverstein, Such Gold, Lions Lions, and Daytrader and Blow The Scene was on hand to capture the show in photos. Headliners and Canadian leaders of the emo/post-hardcore niche, Silverstein, are currently touring in support of its sixth studio album, Short Songs, which features 22 tracks- 11 original with 11 cover songs of such mainstays as NOFX, Dead Kennedys, Green Day, and Gorilla Biscuits. The album also saw notable vocal appearances by members ...

Philly House Shows IX – Serpent Throne

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
Serpent Throne - Philly House Shows IX - The FarmWith our latest edition of Philly House Shows, we catch up with hometown progressive doom metallers, Serpent Throne, who recently broke off a performance at West Philly warehouse and scene staple, The Farm. Pissgrave, Slow Mover, and The Company Corvette rounded out this solid showcase and per usual, Blow The Scene was on hand to deliver a photo review of the event for your viewing pleasure. Serpent Throne have been dishing out their infectiously progressive doom metal stylings since 2007 and have seen three releases spread across renowned record labels Vessel, ...

Spotlight Interview: The Holy Mess

Friday, August 31st, 2012
The Holy Mess Band Live at Union Transfer in Philly 2012 This week, Blow The Scene's Spotlight series catches up with Philadelphia's haphazard punk rock band, The Holy Mess for an exclusive interview and live footage from a recent Union Transfer performance with punk rock mainstays, Strung Out. This rising four-piece just released a debut album, Cande Ru Las Degas, on Red Scare Industries after wrapping up recording sessions with Matt Allison (Alkaline Trio, Less Than Jake, Smoking Popes, etc) at Atlas Studios. Enjoy this exclusive interview as the ...

Oathbreaker New Brunswick, NJ House Show Photo Review

Monday, August 27th, 2012
Oathbreaker - band live in New Brunswick, NJ House Show Aug 15, 2012Belgium’s indefinably brutal practitioners of punk-laced metal, Oathbreaker, recently embarked on a spat of US shows surrounding the band’s feature performance at Philadelphia’s 6th-annual This Is Hardcore Fest. We first caught up with Oathbreaker during their Sunday performance at TIH for an exclusive photo gallery by BTS Staff Photographer, Anne Spina. Oathbreaker’s final US performance on their first ever US tour happened in a New Brunswick, NJ basement, known to the ...

Summer Slaughter 2012 Philadelphia Photo Review

Friday, August 24th, 2012
Cannible Corpse - Summer Slaughter 2012 - PhiladelphiaAnnually touring extreme metal festival, Summer Slaughter, recently ripped through Philadelphia's Trocadero Theatre with its 2012 edition featuring dense cast of electric participants including Cannibal Corpse, Between The Buried And Me, The Faceless, Periphery, Veil of Maya, Job For A Cowboy, Goatwhore, Exhumed, The Contortionist, and Cerebral Bore. Scottish death metal shredders and Earache Records recording artists, Cerebral Bore had the honors of kicking off the opening ceremonies and were a quite a pleasant surprise. These long fests can tend to have some "filler" bands during the early hours, so it was nice to have a ...

This Is Hardcore Fest 2012 Day 4 Bands In Photos

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
Blacklisted - This Is Hardcore Fest 2012 - Day 4 The fourth and final day of This Is Hardcore Fest 2012 found thousands of concertgoers still riding strong after being ripped up one side and down the other with an almost constant barrage of incredible performances. The Electric Factory grounds would again play host to a wide range of record labels, vendors, and personalities, with Sunday highlights including a visit from Philly vegan eatery Hip City Veg and the hardcore whale saving crew, Sea Shepherd. The knuckledraggers wasted no ...

This Is Hardcore Fest 2012 Day 3 Bands in Photos

Monday, August 20th, 2012
Gorilla Biscuits - this is hardcore fest 2012 If the 8 hours of performances during days 1 and 2 of This Is Hardcore Fest 2012 didn't beat you into the fetal position, the 12-plus hour endurance test that was Saturday's billing at The Electric Factory surely would. Starting at a noon, gales of excitement could be heard as the coffee truck and vendors pulled into position to officially get things in motion. The heat and flash storms didn't deter the festivities in the slightest as a dense cast of hardcore Goliaths shared the stage with rising newcomers while a steady ...

This Is Hardcore Fest Day 2 Bands In Photos

Sunday, August 19th, 2012
Suicidal Tendencies - This Is Hardcore Fest 2012 On August 10th, 2012, This Is Hardcore Fest 2012 migrated from The Union Transfer to the premises of Philadelphia's Electric Factory where it would reside for the next three days. Upon arrival Friday afternoon, fans found the usual 7-foot stage gone, and in its place, a stage-diver's wet dream. A 3-foot stage with no barrier between crowd and bands. This rare spectacle at the Electric Factory was quickly swarmed on by scores of fans that set the room on fire as soon as local favorites Beware and Wrong ...