Top 15 Nightshift Sounds of 2018

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.

An Absolutely Insane Kickoff To 2018 With Diarrhea Planet

There’s nothing like stage diving into the New Year.


The Jacuzzi Boys Heat Up Brooklyn

The Miami rockers brought sexy vibes and rock energy to Baby’s All Right.


Daddy Issues & Thick Join Forces

The sold out Brooklyn show was an explosion of bloody uteruses, sweaty t-shirts & vengeful head bangers loving each other.


Nobunny For Easter

NYC got a different kind of Easter bunny this year—one not afraid to light shit on fire, start mosh pits & throw glitter-eggs.


An Epic Kickoff To The Voidz Residency

For their first night, The Voidz were joined by fellow Cult Record artists Surfbort and Promiseland.


Las Rosas Drenched Brooklyn in Disco Lights And Glitter

After a five-week tour Las Rosas returns to NYC to play a wild LP release show/ all-night party in Brooklyn’s Alphaville.


Finally, The Nude Party Record Release Show

It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for—the debut record release show for the one and only The Nude Party.


Tacocat & Gymshorts Brought Magic Back To Punk Rock

The badass bands played a sold out Rough Trade covered in glitter & tattoos, welcoming everyone to boldly be themselves.


See You In Hell With Retail, GRLwood & Gnarcissists

Some people might think Monday nights are for resting, but NYC punks would say otherwise.


IDLES Empowered Brooklyn With Moshing & Crowd Surfing

Moshing like crazy and crowd surfing for a full 10 minutes to punk rock is exactly what the doctor prescribed.


Shame Brought Emotional Punk to Brooklyn

The U.K. punk band, joined by NYC locals Public Practice and Bodega, created a night of acceptance and mayhem.


Flasyd’s Debut with The Crack Pipes and Vacay Ultra

Punk rockers brand new and pioneers came out to get everyone boogying down last Friday night.


Nudity, Moshing & Friends at Surfbort’s LP Release Show

The NYC punk group just released their debut album ‘Friendship Music’ and celebrated with friendship, music and chaos.


Up All Night with Shannon & The Clams in Brooklyn

My feet may still be sore from dancing and I hardly have a voice, but it was totally worth it.


Thick Show Broke Pop Punk Boundaries

The show was a whirlwind of different kinds of pop punk and new levels or moshing.


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