The Menzingers return to San Francisco on a headlining tour and give their fans a healthy dose of pop-punk.

Although their their latest release Rented Word (Epitaph Records, 2014) has been on the shelves for over a year and a half now, the Pennsylvania based band The Menzingers are still out on the road in support of it, and judging from their recent show in San Francisco, they have not grown road-weary in the least.

Opening with “Good Things,” off of 2012’s On the Impossible Past, The Menzingers ran through an extensive setlist which touched on all of their releases, including the aforementioned Rented Word. Highlights included “Sunday Morning,” “Good Things,” “Bad Things,” and of course “I Don’t Wanna Be An Asshole Anymore,” which was definitely a crowd pleaser. The band was with out a doubt having a good time up on the stage, and as they closed their set with an encore of “Ava House,” and “The Obituaries,” it was clear that the band have a bright future in front of them.

Photos by National Rock Review photographer Raymond Ahner.

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Raymond Ahner is a professional freelance photographer residing in San Francisco, California. Growing up in the Bay Area, Raymond was lucky enough to witness both the Punk and Thrash Metal scene of the 1980's explode literally right in front of his eyes. It was a pretty special time in his life, and is what instilled his love for live music. Over the years Raymond has been fortunate enough to combine his passion for live music with his love of photography. And although he will always love shooting the big arena Rock show, it is in a tiny, packed to the rafters club were he his most at home with his gear.

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