Fight Amp

The Top Five Sick Sets the Dudes From Plaque Marks Have Seen Working at Philly Venue Kung Fu Necktie

August 30, 2017

Future noise rock royalty Plaque Marks discuss soaking up the dissonance at Philly heavy music oasis Kung Fu Necktie.

10 Not-So-Obvious Influences on Fight Amp

November 2, 2016

All loud things must come to end. And that is why Fight Amp have decided to break up. The band’s own Mike McGinnis offers this eulogy: a list of surprising influences you may not have picked up on. 


Fight Amp Studio Report, Part III

December 4, 2014

By Mike McGinnis The point of no return. It’s not always the easiest concept to absorb. But approaching that point during the production of a record is both frightening and cathartic. After about a year of writing and almost half a year of demoing and recording eight new songs, we’re now approaching that point. We…

Fight Amp Studio Report, Part II

October 17, 2014

By Mike McGinnis Positive and negative. Quiet and loud. Angst and ease. Can’t have one without the other. This is a primary concept we’ve been working with on our new record and trying to incorporate as much contrast as possible in both the sound and the themes without steering too far from the sound we’ve…

Fight Amp Studio Report, Part I

September 29, 2014

By Mike McGinnis Harsh riffs make for harsh vibes in the studio. Embrace the angst and capture it on 2″ tape. That’s the plan. It’s been around two and a half years since Fight Amp recorded an album. Halfway through the writing of 2012’s Birth Control, we made another drummer switch and immediately hit the…

Decibrity Playlist: Fight Amp

March 20, 2014

Last we’d heard from Fight Amp, the trio was just off a red-eye after spending 30 days last fall playing 30 shows across Europe with Black Tusk. Now that the South Jersey natives are set to hit the road yet again–a brief jaunt of seven shows in seven days–guitarist/vocalist Mike McGinnis passed along five current…

INTERVIEW: Fight Amp’s Mike McGinnis

October 21, 2013

Even though they are just off the red-eye after spending 30 days playing 30 shows across Europe with Black Tusk, there is plenty juice left in Fight Amp. New Jersey/Philly’s undisputed heavyweight noise rock/HC/punk/sludge/OTHER champs have one show left on the calendar, but Mike McGinnis just wants to keep on going. The Deciblog caught up…

CONTEST: Win Tickets to See Fight Amp in Philly!

May 16, 2013

Want to know how excited Fight Amp is to be playing its first hometown show of the year? So excited that my fellow South Jerseyans decided to give away a pair of tickets to their May 28th show at Philadelphia’s Kung Fu Necktie and asked us to help. Oh, did we mention that the evening…

INTERVIEW: Fight Amp’s Mike McGinnis on concept records and embracing weird New Jersey

December 10, 2012

Fight Amp’s Birth Control is the sort of super-cool genre non-specific releases that sounds like it was written in a week tops and thrashed out and tracked in a day. It sounds 100 per cent jam room live, heaping catchy riffs on top of awkward and dissonant hardcore punk and noise-rock. If it sounds unruly,…

Decibrity Playlist: Fight Amp

October 4, 2012

Odds are that pretty much anything we cover would be the last thing anybody waking up from a long night of debauchery would want to hear. Just because your head feels like it might explode, however, doesn’t mean that comfort cannot be found via some quality tuneage. Just ask bassist/vocalist Jon DeHart of West Deptford,…

Fight Amp (video interview)

February 21, 2011

South Jersey’s Fight Amp always sound as if they’re one fragile step away from total collapse. Line-up changes, guts-everywhere noise…er, music, and partakers in all things hard partying (rumored; maybe) are partial reasons for this particular ‘feeling’, but hearing Mike, Mike, and John coherently explain Fight Amp’s challenges (and production techniques) in this video interview…

Phuck Shit Up with Phight Amp and Phriends, Philly!

November 17, 2010

I know it’s hard to leave the house on Thursdays: Cosby Show, Family Ties, Cheers, Night Court AND L.A. Law? On the same channel, no less? If there’s ever a night to eat potato chips out of your bellybutton, this is it. OR, if you live in the greater Philadelphia area and feel comfortable setting…