Placeholder, Family Vacation, and Twin Pines at The Billiards Room, North Philadelphia (Temple), March 2, 2013

Twin Pines showed promise in their debut show, with catchy melodies, many different guitar parts, and hard hitting drums. Their lyrics will hit home for any college kid or young adult, and they are as relatable as any band out there. They could have been tighter, but it was their first show as a full band.

Family Vacation is an up and coming band from Philadelphia (Temple specifically) and if they do not get famous I will be surprised. Not only are they on point live, playing everything perfectly and with energy, they really bring the music to life. The ambience will catch your emotions up in the music and once the music explodes, so will you. They are a great band and an amazing group of guys.

Placeholder is a great punk band who played about twice as fast live. It was awesome. The raw vocals with the sing-along factor combine for an awesome basement show experience. Their full length and EP both provide some very good songs, and I cannot wait to hear their forthcoming album later this year.  Check out all the bandcamps below.

 

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