Anyone old enough to remember The Culprits? If you don’t then go hunt down their albums “FifteenThirteen” and “Nora.” I promise that you will not be disappointed. If you love Office Negative, The Havoc, and similar bands, then you need to add this to your library of Christian punk. Brian reached out to me recently and told me that The Culprits might be getting back to together to do some shows, if you are lucky enough to be in the Mid-Atlantic states, maybe you can catch one of their reunion shows! Anyway, check out what Brian had to say about The Culprits, all the bands they shared the stage with, Cornerstone’s past, and the scene in general.
Q: So The Culprits played their last show around 2004-2005, when did the band get its start?
A: We started working on the songs for the Culprits in early 2000, at that point we were in a 3 piece ska-punk band called Slushball Derkins that was winding down. I’ll never forget the night we decided ska just wasnt working for us anymore, it was January 3rd, 2000. We were playing a show at Carpenter’s Home Church in Lakeland Florida with saGoh 24/7(Anberlin) and Cool Hand Luke. SD had played Lakeland tons of times over the course of 3 years and always had a good response, but that night we opened the show and everyone looked at us like we were aliens or something. No noise in between songs just dead silence, crossed arms, and icy
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I am trying to find bands to compare to my buddies in Jump Ship Quick. When I listen to them, I can definitely hear influences from early NYC hardcore like Gorilla Biscuits, and bands like Uniform Choice (an early hardcore straight edge band out of Southern California). All I can say is that the boys in Jump Ship Quick got the formula for straight punk right, catchy riffs, sing alongs, it will make you want to jump up and circle pit! Anyway, we caught up with with the boys in Jump Ship Quick to ask them a few questions. They recently signed to Thumper Punk Records (who also just released True Liberty’s new album which is another great album). Go and pick up their CDs here.
Band: Jump Ship Quick
Music Style: Punk
Q: Where and how did Jump Ship Quick get its start?
A: Jump Ship Quick began in about 2004 but the story goes back 10 years earlier to Jeff and J playing in a skacore band in college. We enjoyed playing together and have continued over the years producing demos that we figured no one else would ever hear but we just loved jamming and kept going despite not really even having a band. Slowly but surely God put more pieces together to get us to the point of being able to record our CD.
Q: Who all is in the band and what do they do when they are not playing?
A: Jeff – Guitar Jeff is a school
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Recently John (who was in a punk rock mood) reached out to Saint Hooligan of North Carolina. When he did this interview, they were in talks with Thumper Punk Records and signed with them in the middle of conducting this interview. So, this is a two parter. But seriously, good punk is getting harder and harder to find these days, seems like pop punk is still polluting the scene. But, Saint Hooligan pulls off classic style sloppy DIY handmade hardcore punk. Like a melting ice cream cone in 99 degree weather! Can’t wait to have these guys play for Apexshows.net! Check out our pals, and like them on facebook, and buy their album from Thumper Punk!
Band: Saint Hooligan
Music Style: Punk
Home Town: Burlington/Greensboro NC
Q: Where and when did Saint Hooligan get its start? Have any of the band been in other bands?
Marc: Started in the summer of 2009 after the breakup of Travis and my’s first band together, Chucksilver. We’ve all been in bands before.
Travis: For me it was the day we wrote ‘Circles.’ It was the first punk sounding song we had. Right after that point Chucksliver dissolved and Wham-Bam, Saint Hooligan erupted. I have been in numerous bands over the years. From cover bands to punk/ska to indie rock.
Andrew: I don’t know. And no I haven’t
Q: How about the Greensboro/Burlington scene. Good, bad, big, small, good venues? Do you feel your beliefs affect your acceptance in the scene?
Marc: There’s some good venues that are great
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The metro Chicago area is like a hot mess of hardcore and punk bands right now. Seems like more and more great music is coming from the entire Chicago area. From The Eyes of Servants is no exception, although they are not from Chicago, they are relatively close. You may be familiar with this band, they actually used to be more of a metalcore band, but changed direction and took on more of a hardcore sound which is reminiscent of Take It Back (whom will be breaking up very soon). Not only that, From The Eyes of Servants will be on tour with Nothing Til Blood and We The Gathered in a few months. So give these guys a look, they have a new album that is coming out soon and you should pick it up!
Band: From The Eyes Of Servants
Music Style: Posi Hardcore/Punk
Hometown: Rockford, IL
Q: Where and when did “From The Eyes of Servants” get it start? I had never even heard of you guys….are you fairly new to the scene?
A: Well actually FTEOS first started playing in 2009. They started out as a metalcore/breakdown core band along the lines of for the fallen dreams and Emmure. Eric and I didn’t join the band until April of this year. In April FTEOS lost their vocalist after having lost their bassist earlier in the year. Eric and I felt a clear calling to join the band and totally reinvent the style. From there we all wrote our
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