I’ve been to over 100 wild and crazy rock, punk and garage shows this year. So how am I still alive? That’s a good question. Honestly, I’m not really sure, but the fun definitely helped carry me through.
Here are the top 15 nights of music, chaos and celebration I experienced creating my live music column “Nightshift Sounds” in 2018. Some of these stories are a little too wild for some squares to handle. So be warned.
Click here to read all of the Nightshift Sounds and judge for yourself which ones were the best.
There’s nothing like stage diving into the New Year.
The Miami rockers brought sexy vibes and rock energy to Baby’s All Right.
The sold out Brooklyn show was an explosion of bloody uteruses, sweaty t-shirts & vengeful head bangers loving each other.
NYC got a different kind of Easter bunny this year—one not afraid to light shit on fire, start mosh pits & throw glitter-eggs.
For their first night, The Voidz were joined by fellow Cult Record artists Surfbort and Promiseland.
After a five-week tour Las Rosas returns to NYC to play a wild LP release show/ all-night party in Brooklyn’s Alphaville.
It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for—the debut record release show for the one and only The Nude Party.
The badass bands played a sold out Rough Trade covered in glitter & tattoos, welcoming everyone to boldly be themselves.
Some people might think Monday nights are for resting, but NYC punks would say otherwise.
Moshing like crazy and crowd surfing for a full 10 minutes to punk rock is exactly what the doctor prescribed.
The U.K. punk band, joined by NYC locals Public Practice and Bodega, created a night of acceptance and mayhem.
Punk rockers brand new and pioneers came out to get everyone boogying down last Friday night.
The NYC punk group just released their debut album ‘Friendship Music’ and celebrated with friendship, music and chaos.
My feet may still be sore from dancing and I hardly have a voice, but it was totally worth it.
The show was a whirlwind of different kinds of pop punk and new levels or moshing.