Along with X, Black Flag, Fear and the Circle Jerks, the savagely satirical Angry Samoans rode the first wave of Los Angeles punk. Formed in Van Nuys, California in the summer of 1978, the band was founded by singers and guitarists “Metal” Mike Saunders and Gregg Turner, a pair of erstwhile rock critics who previously teamed with fellow writer Richard Meltzer in the group Vom. After considering names like the Egyptians and the Eigen Vectors (a mathematical term—Turner later became a math professor), they settled on the Angry Samoans, enlisted Saunders’ brother Kevin on guitar, bassist Todd Homer and drummer Bill Vockeroth, and initially set out as a Dictators cover band.
The Cryptics blend of melody & classic punk rock influence has allowed them to create their own channel of individuality. Since 2008, this New Hampshire based trio has been making their mark. Spanning from a more abrasive sound in earlier years to a more structured tone, the band has set itself in a solid foundation. On March 1st, 2012 the “Face The Day” 7” EP was co-released on P.I.G. Records & Overdose On Records, and marks the group’s first release in nearly 3 years! It is presented as a pre-cursor to a long-awaited full-length LP that is currently in the works. In spring ‘12, the bandl embarked on a 5-week, 36-show national tour in support of this EP. This 3-piece is more active than ever & will continue to strike pavement all over with no exception. The new EP reflects the bands musical growth & remains a seed planted for what’s ahead. Come aboard & stay tuned!
Straight out of Chicago Illinois! The Hairlips! Heavily infuenced by 50’s and 60’s rock, surf, doo wop, and of course the mighty Ramones. This group is bringing the feel of the 50’s and 60’s back to the pop punk scene with powerfull songs that will be sure to make you stomp, twist, and shake the night away. Guys grab your girls, and hold on to your hats because here come the Hairlips!
Pilsen hardcore, fuckerz!
Crude Humor started in 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. In mid-‘08, Omar Ortiz and Nik Vasilic began talking about starting a band with Omar on lead guitar and Nik on bass. Nik and Omar wrote some stuff that summer, but it wasn’t until that fall that they actually practiced. That fall, Bradley Modjeski joined as the drummer and the three of them started writing. Omar recruited Griffin Koziol to sing that winter,but after having him sing some of Omar’s lyrics, the band decided he wasn’t what they were looking for and instead put him on rhythm guitar and Omar on lead vocals and guitar. For the next few months, they practiced constantly and wrote over 30 new songs. In May of ‘09, Bradley began talking to Xavier Gurrola, an old classmate who had been playing guitar since like 2003. Bradley saw a potential lead guitarist in Xavier and began inviting him to practices and jam sessions. After listening to Xavier play, the band agreed that he would make a better lead guitarist than Omar and he was hired, putting Omar on rhythm guitar. At a recording session, they realized three guitarists were too hard to control and decided to let Griffin go, so in early 2010, Griffin left. With the band writing faster and slightly more complicated stuff, Nik and Bradley switched instruments in the spring of 2010 due to the facts that Nik could play faster and actually owned a drum set and that Bradley could actually play bass.
With the lineup finally stable, they got to writing more stuff and played some shows in late 2010 and early 2011. By the time late 2011/early 2012 came, the band started playing more frequently. However, Xavier quit the band in early 2012, leaving the band with another open position. The band hired Nathan Haynes to replace Xavier on guitar.
We’re influenced by Nirvana, the Ramones, Minor Threat, Dinosaur Jr., the Sex Pistols, the Dead Kennedys, NOFX, the Minutemen, Sonic Youth, the Cure, Local H, RATM, the Clash, the Misfits, boredom, stupidity, space, confusion, fancy hats, itchiness, Dennis Hehn, constant yelling, science, Baby Geniuses 2, and thinking.