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The Menzingers drop new song, “Thick as Thieves,” new beer, After the Party

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The Menzingers | photo courtesy of the artist

As predicted, Philly’s favorite punks The Menzingers sold out Kung Fu Necktie in mere minutes yesterday for their album release day party. But they still gave fans a taste of that new album, After The Party, with the release of new track, “Thick as Thieves.”  Opening with blunt guitar power chords, the song is carried along by an easygoing melody, then jumps to a headbang-inducing, infectious chorus that will undoubtedly be streaming through your head all day.  Continue reading →

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Holy smokes, The Menzingers are playing Kung Fu Necktie on their album release day

The Menzingers | via Facebook

Philly via Scranton punk favorites The Menzingers release their long awaited fifth album, After the Party, this Friday via Epitaph Records. And even though their proper Philly date doesn’t happen for another couple months at The Fillmore, the band just announced a surprise last-minute album-release-day party in a (much) more intimate space. Continue reading →

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Just Announced: Sheer Mag, Tigers Jaw and more come to Boot and Saddle for charity “Peace and Noise” series in January

Boot and Saddle can always be counted on to host killer shows and bring together good people for good causes whenever the chance comes their way.

This January is no different: the South Philly music venue just announced a three- series in January called “Peace and Noise.” Each show will benefit a charity of the headliners choice. Tom May and Greg Barnett of The Menzingers open it up on January 11th, Sheer Mag continues on the 18th and an acoustic set by Tigers Jaw on the 25th. Continue reading →

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The Menzingers rock out in Brooklyn, pay tribute to Asbury in new video for “Lookers”

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The Menzingers | photo courtesy of the artist

Everyone’s favorite regional punks The Menzingers just released a video for their single “Lookers,” off of the soon-to-be-released full length After The Party. Coming out early next year on Epitaph Records, it captures the band’s rambunctious live show, filmed in black and white at Brooklyn venue The Knitting Factory.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Jezabels at World Cafe Live, The Menzingers at Sands Bethlehem, Tim Reynolds at Sherman Theater

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The Jezabels | photo by Cybele Malinowski | via Facebook

Australian rockers The Jezabels headline World Cafe Live tonight. The four-piece is touring in support of a new record called Synthia, a buzzing follow-up to 2014’s The Brink. The last time the band trekked through Philly, they played a nearly sold-out set at Johnny Brenda’s so expect big things from the poppy Aussies in this larger space. Tickets and information for the all-ages show can be found here; watch “Pleasure Drive” below.

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NEPA Holiday Show returns with The Menzingers, Tigers Jaw, Petal and more

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The Menzingers | Photo by Rocco Peditto for WXPN | roccopeditto.com

So many big players in the local punk rock community got their start a couple hours north in Scranton. And every holiday, they play a show back home for charity. On December 17th, The Menzingers will headline the Scranton Cultural Center with Tigers JawCaptain We’re SInkingThree Man CannonThe Swims and Petal. Tickets to the all ages show are $25, are available now, and will benefit youth art and music programs at NEPA. Tickets are available now, more information at the XPN Concert Calendar and the show’s website. Below, listen to music and watch videos from everybody on the bill. Continue reading →

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Listen to “Bad Catholics,” the latest introspective rager from The Menzingers

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The Menzingers | Photo by Rocco Peditto for WXPN | roccopeditto.com

Scranton punk rock heroes The Menzingers have historically worked the imagery of religion into their lyrics — the push/pull between what we’re taught growing up, how to be a quote-unquote good person, and how that plays out in the real world. Their latest single (which showed up today on Spotify) addresses that head-on.

“Bad Catholics” finds co-frontman Greg Barnett narrating the story of a young couple who with pious parentage who are, for their part, indifferent towards church. They skipped out of mass before communion to get lit, loiter at the local Turkey Hill and evade the cops. But we all grow up, and later in life, the one runs into the other at a neighborhood picnic with a new husband and a baby on the way. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Queen of Jeans at Spruce Street Harbor Park, A Day Without Love + Liz De Lise at W/N W/N, The Menzingers at The Electric Factory and more…

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Queen of Jeans | Photo by Cameron Pollack for WXPN | cameronpollackphotography.com

It’s time for the next installment of the Spruce Street Harbor Park Waterfront Sessions, and Queen of Jeans will be the headliners this time around. Last we checked in with the local favs, they were wowing us at XPN Fest. And below, you’ll find a recording of “Moody” they shot with local video crew Out of Town Films — a song we dove into on our Time Capsule series. Grubby Little Hands will also be performing tonight, and more info can be found here. Continue reading →