Live: Fighting Off Punk Nostalgia with Lifetime and the Bouncing Souls

The Bouncing Souls/Lifetime
Webster Hall
Thursday, August 20

We will do our absolute best to refrain from ascribing metaphorical significance to the guy in the wheelchair at last night's Bouncing Souls 20th anniversary show who calmly spun his way into the thick of the crowd, had himself hoisted into the air and--as a rumble of pointing and disbelief spread across Webster Hall--proceeded to crowdsurf his way up to the front of the stage. "That's Jersey right there for you," said Souls bassist Bryan Kienlen, who could've just as easily been talking about his own band, a vast majority of the crowd, or the evening's New Brunswick-birthed openers, Lifetime.

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