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No One Expects The Punksburgh Inquisition: Adam Sniff (The Scratch n’ Sniffs)

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The Scratch n’ Sniffs

This one has been particularly adept at averting the dreaded Inquisition, but no one can evade us forever! We bring you Mr. Adam Sniff of The Scratch n’ Sniffs!

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Show I’m Looking Forward to in July

The universe must know that my birthday is in July, because there are SO MANY good shows this month. I attempted to follow the same format as my June post (5 shows plus a bonus out of town show); it did not end well. Even still, I had to make some tough decisions.

If you’ve ever seen Cumplete Basturds before, you know why I’m recommending this show; those guys are absolutely hilarious. Throw in Lansbury (featuring star drummer Tim Little) and Punksburgh favorites Crooked Cobras and you’re in for one hell of a night. But let’s be honest: a free show at my favorite bar on the night before the Fourth of July? You should be there already.

That is one hell of a lineup. If you’ve been following us you’ve likely seen the praise heaped upon the latter three bands, but Ft. Wayne’s Flamingo Nosebleed is also not to be missed. Make sure you also stop by Black Forge Coffee House beforehand to pregame with The Invalid People / Six Speed Kill / Wax Brain.

There are so many great choices for this night, but I had to give it to the guys in Punchline since they’re celebrating their 20th anniversary; stay tuned for our interview with them in a few days. If I weren’t going to this show I’d definitely be at the Homeless Gospel Choir / Early Riser show. Or celebrating Brendaʻs birthday with Old Game / The Park Plan at the Bloomfield Bridge Tavern. Anyone got a spare Time-Turner lying around?

WHAT A FUCKING DAY. I would honestly be happy to attend either one of these shows, but because the first one is a MATINEE, it’s possible to hit up both. Stop by Spirit in the afternoon for some pizza, skateboarding, and Captain, We’re Sinking, who are touring in support of their new album. The evening continues with a rather intimate gathering at the Funhouse with Canadians The Flatliners and Pkew Pkew Pkew. We are going to shows before we go to shows?

I know that SOME PEOPLE are too cool for Warped Tour, but I am not one of them (unsurprisingly, there’s actually very little that I am too cool for). My goals for Warped are to eat a giant ice cream cone for lunch and to see as much of Save Ferris, Gwar, Barb Wire Dolls, Big D and the Kids Table, Eternal Boy, Street Dogs, War on Women, the Adolescents, the Alarm, Anti-Flag, the Ataris, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, and Sick of it All as possible.

Basically all my favorite bands are playing. Go. Word has it that The Danzas‘s set will feature a guest singer; I’m not gonna spoil it, but I’ve heard that she likes quirky dresses and runs a music blog. You’ll just have to check it out.

Come celebrate my birthday with me at this hella rad show! If you’re not familiar with Worriers, you should be; they were just signed by SideOneDummy and are definitely going places. With Aussie rockers Camp Cope and local grunge greats Hearken (starring local legend Donny Donovan) added in the mix, you definitely shouldn’t miss this show. But it’s my birthday, so you were gonna be there anyway, yeah? In case you were wondering, I like sour candy and anything that mixes chocolate with peanut butter.

It’s Lawn Care‘s album release show. That’s pretty much all you need to know! Old Game and Rue are icing on the cake. I had a ton of fun chatting with the Lawn Care guys recently, and their interview will be out as soon as I tackle transcribing Cameron’s half hour thesis on music genres. Show is only five bucks, but you get in free in when you preorder the album, so just go do that.

I absolutely adore Tegan and Sara; they absolutely blew me away when they were at Stage AE last year. Driving four hours round trip to see them? NOT A PROBLEM.

 

Show Review: The Scratch n’ Sniffs / Jagger Holly / Teenage Bubblegums / Latecomer (06/01/17)

Walking in to Howlers out in Bloomfield gives you a solid balance between dive bar and live music venue.  Most recently, I attended The Scratch n’ Sniffs/Jagger Holly/Teenage Bubblegums/Latecomer show on 06/01/17. A lineup with a mix of locals and touring, this show fit in perfectly with the general vibe of Howlers. As a heads up, the bar portion allows smoking, though the venue side is smoke free.

The Scratch nʻ Sniffs

Running on “punk time,” this show was kicked off by local punk band The Scratch n’ Sniffs. They were fast, loud, and everything you want to see and hear in the punk scene. Overall, there was a lot of music and not a ton of banter. They definitely did what someone yelled between songs–“play some punk!” I was really excited to see the Scratch n’ Sniffs because I’ve heard nothing but positives about them and their music, and because Latecomer gave them a shoutout in the interview I had just completed before the show.

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“We will play your basement… and bring beer” — Interview with Latecomer

Latecomer is a four piece punk rock band from Pittsburgh. While some bands have a hard time finding one vocalist, all four members of Latecomer sing. If you make one of their shows they’ll likely tell you they didn’t practice, and probably won’t have their merch out on the table.

The members:

  • Rich–guitar and vocals
  • Pete–vocals and guitar
  • Zach–drums and vocals
  • Mike–bass and vocals

Q) You’ve been posting about self-producing your third album. How has that process been going?

A) Overall it’s been a really good process. We have tracked rhythm and drums so far and are about half way done. Self producing is letting us have a lot more control over the process. There is no money on the line, so it is a lot less stessful and there’s no real time crunch. We are going to redo the bass tracking, and we definitely couldn’t afford to do that if we weren’t self producing.

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