Philly punk favorites The Menzingers have a new album coming out next February 3rd called After The Party. This is the fifth full-length for the four piece, and to celebrate, they’ve announced a tour and shared a brand new video for one of the album’s cathartic singles, “Bad Catholics.” Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
The Menzingers have just dropped a new single called “Lookers,” a track that could possibly be a preview of the band’s forthcoming LP After the Party. The Scranton natives have been known to dabble in a nostalgia-soaked brand of pop punk, and “Lookers” follows that lead.
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company’s taproom was filled with singing punks baring inebriated smiles this past Saturday night.
Local staples The Menzingers teamed up with their friends at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company in Croydon, PA to brew an Imperial Kolsch style beer. They dubbed the hoppy brew “Menzinger,” and tapped a limited release at five o’clock on Saturday to prepare the large crowd for a night of acoustic punk. Along with the the easy-drinking 8% ABV Menzinger, the crowd was treated to performances from New York’s Broadcaster, Philly’s critically acclaimed Beach Slang, and of course, The Menzingers. Continue reading →
Since releasing On the Impossible Past and Rented World on Epitaph Records, The Menzingers have become one of Philly’s most prominent punk bands. Now, they have joined the growing list of bands in Philly that can say they’ve brewed beer, not just inhaled it. Continue reading →
On Friday and Saturday night, Philly area bands mewithoutYou and The Menzingers co-headlined a back-to-back stint to a sold out crowd at Union Transfer. The bands kicked off their fall tour earlier this month along with Pianos Become The Teeth and Restorations. Following the release of their latest album Pale Horses, mewithoutYou delivered an energetic, lively performance that left the audience chanting for more. Frontman Aaron Weiss’s captivating lyrics filled the room as he paraded around the stage, swinging his hands into the air and gripping the neck of his guitar, giving us the type of performance his band has become known for. Continue reading →
Philly rockers Restorations want you to appreciate what it’s like to be the one depended upon by most everyone to get them through the day; the coffee cup. That unsung hero is the focal point for the video for the band’s single “Tiny Prayers” — which you can watch below. Continue reading →
This fall’s co-headling tour with The Menzingers and mewithoutYou was already hotly anticipated, and now Philly’s Restorations have jumped on board as the opener. Their latest album LP3 came out last year and the band recently played a standout set for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts (not to mention our own Waterfront Sessions at Spruce Street Harbor). The Philly stops for the tour are a Union Transfer doubleheader on October 23rd and 24th; tickets and more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →