Stick To Your Guns 3.31.14

South By So What 2014

Bring Me the Horizon 2.15.14

Reggie and the Full Effect 2.14.14

Major League 2.07.14 Smiling Moose

Major League 2.07.14 Smiling Moose

I love and respect The Used so much for never putting out the same record twice. Every record is completely different and brilliant in its own way. Been one of my favorite bands since they released their self titled record in 2002 and they still deliver great music over a decade later. Can’t wait to hear the rest of this record!

Balance and Composure 1.15.14

2013 was a great year for music and it definitely reflects in the amount of shows I went to. 141 bands, over 11,000 miles to and from shows, 7 states, 5 Warped Tours, Skate and Surf Festival, and most importantly a ton of fun! Bands I seen in 2013: A Day to Remember, A Loss for Words, A Scent like Wolves, The Acacia Strain, Alcoa, The Amity Affliction, Amplifiers, Angel Dust, Anti-Flag, Architects, As Cities Burn, August Burns Red, Backtrack, Balance and Composure, Bayside, Bears & Motorcycles, Beartooth, Billy Talent, Birds in a Row, blessthefall, Brian Marquis, Bring Me the Horizon, Capture the Crown, The Catastrophe, The Chariot, Chelsea Grin, Chris #2, Chuck Ragan, Citizen, Code Orange Kids, Conditions, Correlations, Dash City Skyline, Dave Hause, Daylight, Dayshell, Death Spells, Defeater, The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Early November, Every Time I Die, The Faceless, Fall Out Boy, For All Those Sleeping, Gabriel the Marine, Geoff Rickly, The Ghost Inside, Glasscloud, Glassjaw, Go Radio, H2O, Hatebreed, Hawthorne Heights, Hostage Calm, Hot Water Music, HRVRD, Hundredth, I See Stars, Ice Nine Kills, Initial, Into it Over it, Issues, iwrestledabearonce, Jenny Owen Youngs, Job For A Cowboy, John Nolan, Juliet Simms, Kid Durango, Kills and Thrills, Koji, La Dispute, leathermouth, Lemuria, letlive., Lights, Lions Lions, Mace Ballard, Maesion, Malfunction, Man Overboard, Memphis May Fire, The Menzingers, mewithoutyou, Miss May I, Motion City Soundtrack, Native, New Vegas, Night Verses, No Bragging Rights, O’Brother, Of Mice & Men, One Year Later, The Orphan The Poet, Our Family Portrait, Patent Pending, Path to Misery, Patton, Pierce the Veil, Rebuker, Red Hands, Rescuer, The Road to Milestone, Rocky Votolato, Royal Thunder, Rx Bandits, Saves the Day, Seahaven, Silverstein, The Spacepimps, Stick to Your Guns, Story of the Year, The Story So Far, Stray From the Path, Structures, Such Gold, The Swellers, Take a Breath, Terror, Them Bastards, This is Hell, To the Wind, Toh Kay, Tonight Alive, Trace the Pattern, The Traditional, Transit, Tyler Carter, Underoath, The Used, Veil of Maya, Vinnie Caruana, While She Sleeps, The Wonder Years, Worlds Scariest Police Chases, Worship This, Wreckage, Young Fox, and a few locals I didn’t catch their names.

Repeat Offenders
16 Shows
9 Shows Every Time I Die
8 Shows Code Orange Kids
6 Shows Defeater
5 Shows The Chariot
3 Shows The Amity Affliction, August Burns Red, blessthefall, Hostage Calm, HRVRD, Rescuer, Stick to Your Guns, Terror, The Used
2 Shows Anti-Flag, Architects, Conditions, Geoff Rickly, Go Radio, Hawthorne Heights, Hundredth, Issues, Motion City Soundtrack, No Bragging Rights, Red Hands, Saves the Day, Silverstein, This Is Hell 

Top 10 Shows of 2013
1. Every Time I Die, letlive., Code Orange Kids November 23rd Magic Stick Detroit, MI
2. The Chariot, Glass Cloud, Birds in a Row, To the Wind, Rebuker, New Vegas, Maesion, Correlations October 20th Gators Jeanette, PA
3. Balance and Composure @ Skate and Surf Festival May 18th Six Flags Jackson, NJ
4. letlive., HRVRD, This is Hell, Rescuer February 9th 222 Ormsby Pittsburgh, PA
5. Every Time I Die, The Acacia Strain, Hundredth, No Bragging Rights March 16th Reverb Reading, PA
6. Conditions, Lions Lions, The Orphan The Poet, Trace the Pattern December 7th Smiling Moose Pittsburgh, PA
7. Revival Tour: Chuck Ragan, Dave Hause, Rocky Votolato, Jenny Owen Youngs, Toh Kay April 3rd Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA
8. Underoath, mewithoutyou, As Cities Burn, letlive. January 19th The Fillmore Detroit, MI
9. Hot Water Music, La Dispute, The Menzingers January 30th Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA
10. H2O, Terror, Backtrack, Code Orange Kids, Path to Misery February 25th Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA

Thursday - Steps Ascending

Blast from the Past: My Top Albums of 2003

1. Thursday - War All the Time
2. Thrice - The Artist in the Ambulance
3. Every Time I Die - Hot Damn
4. Deftones - Deftones
5. Blink 182 - Untitled
6. Fall Out Boy - Take This to Your Grave
7. Rise Against - Revolutions Per Minute
8. AFI - Sing the Sorrow
9. HIM - Love Metal
10. Reggie and the Full Effect - Under the Tray
11. Silverstein - When Broken is Easily Fixed
12. Anti-Flag - The Terror State
13. The Bronx - The Bronx (2003)
14. Anberlin - Blueprints for the Black Market
15. Billy Talent - Billy Talent

Best Albums of 2013
1. letlive. - The Blackest Beautiful2. Balance and Composure - The Things We Think We’re Missing3. The Dillinger Escape Plan - One of Us is the Killer4. Defeater - Letters Home5. Man Overboard - Heart Attack6. Touche Amore - Is Survived By7. Daylight - Jar8. Terror - Live by the Code9. Lorde - Pure Heroine10. Stray From the Path - Anonymous

Best Albums of 2013

1. letlive. - The Blackest Beautiful
2. Balance and Composure - The Things We Think We’re Missing
3. The Dillinger Escape Plan - One of Us is the Killer
4. Defeater - Letters Home
5. Man Overboard - Heart Attack
6. Touche Amore - Is Survived By
7. Daylight - Jar
8. Terror - Live by the Code
9. Lorde - Pure Heroine
10. Stray From the Path - Anonymous