Of course, every punk show is special. They get your blood pumping and make you feel alive in a way that’s both positive and creative but also a little bit rebellious and destructive. Of course, that’s why we all do this – to scratch an itch that most other things just fucking can’t. But, while of course, every punk show is special, some are still undeniably specialer. You’ve ready Animal Farm?
This past Thanksgiving weekend, Volume IV in New Brunswick hosted Brooklyn punk rock OG’s Shellshag playing a show with Cincinnati anti-folk singer/songwriter John Hays, State Champion Records’ Sweaty, featuring label co-owner King Mike, and newcomers Torpedoes in their second show ever. This show was one of the specialer ones.