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Photo: The Lawrence Arms (again) at Metro
May 7, 2018, 9:53 pm
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My show attendance has been lacking over the last few years. I guess I’m getting OLD because I’m finding that sometimes I’d rather just hang at home (Dateline tho) vs venture out to the city for a concert (…and do you even KNOW what the parking is like in Wrigleyville?!). Well, that’s not very punk rock of me, so another one of my New Year’s resolutions was to say “yes” to more shows this year. I have an uncharacteristically high amount of posts on the Lawrence Arms, but hell, here’s another one. Saw them on April 12th at Metro with Banner Pilot (god, they were good), and here’s a clip of everyone’s favorite New Year’s Eve tune, “100 Resolutions.”


Photos: Menzingers at Metro. 
March 13, 2017, 9:14 pm
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“We argued over which Bad Religion album was better…”

Video: The Menzingers at 350 Fest. 
September 30, 2016, 5:48 pm
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Clip of The Menzingers performing “Casey” at 350 Fest 2: Cruise Control in Tinley Park, IL. ​

AM Taxi, “The King of Carrot Flowers Pt 1.”
April 26, 2012, 3:16 pm
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A video I took a few weeks back of AM Taxi covering Neutral Milk Hotel’s “The King of Carrot Flowers Pt 1.” Great song.

90’s Flashback.
February 21, 2012, 7:47 am
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I’m not really a fan of many Sheryl Crow songs, but I adore this one in particular. I probably wouldn’t even consider this to be a guilty pleasure–no shame here.

“Let’s raise a toast to saint Joe Strummer.”
August 23, 2011, 8:04 am
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Unfortunately, I have a tendency to make posts on here a little too late. This past Sunday was the late Joe Strummer‘s birthday. Had he still been alive today, he would’ve been 59 years old. Though, given my age, it would have been rather unlikely, I wish I could have seen him perform before he died in 2002, even just so that I could say I had seen him. The Clash is one of my favorite bands, and the influence that they and Strummer have had on a lot of the musicians I listen to today has been significant. Therefore, I thought I’d include here two songs from modern-day artists that mention Strummer. The first is the Hold Steady’s “Constructive Summer”, which includes the line in the title of this post. The song includes several references to other artists as well, including Iggy Pop and Dillinger Four, and is just a wonderful tune overall. Also, this particular video is FANTASTIC.

The other video is from one of my favorite bands, the Gaslight Anthem. The song here completely revolves around Strummer and is aptly titled, “I’da Called You Woody, Joe”, a reference to Strummer’s affinity toward Woody Guthrie and desire to go by Woody. The song itself contains many references to “Coma Girl”, a song done by Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros (references to the chain gang, etc). This is probably one of my favorite songs by this band. Enjoy.

Against Me! covers “Janie Jones”.
August 17, 2011, 2:46 pm
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I love the concept that the A.V. Club has going on here. Then again I love the Clash, and I love Against Me!, so what part of this video ISN’T great? I give you Against Me! covering the Clash’s “Janie Jones”.