The New Breed!
A DIY Dozen
All Opposed: Possibly Austin's best hardcore band, with a singer who likes to dress like a South Texas goat roper.
Animal Train: Their single-sided Savage Enraged LP last year aptly describes their gruff punk and sore-throat vox.
The Elected Officials: The most political band in town, with a furious, humorous attack reminiscent of vintage Dead Kennedys.
Equinox: Complex musicality, inspired by 1982 UK punk, and screaming against modern horrors.
Glue: Raw, full-throttle hardcore.
Knockin' Bones: I-IV-V in overdrive, with the most energetic garage-punk assault on the ground.
Prions: Metallic punk with a growling singer.
Punks on Parade: Rising street punk band, with original Krum Bums drummer Chuck Doiron.
Rebel Flesh: Very 1977, but with a B-horror film bent that suggests Johnny Thunders and Joey Ramone joining the Dance With Me-era T.S.O.L.
Riverside Riot: Americanized Oi! with a Texas twang.
Sniper 66: Austin's breakout street punk outfit, with two LPs and national touring under their belts.
Worm Suicide: The (literal) jokers of the pack, with a Fear/Angry Samoans-level humor, a gruffly melodic hardcore sound, and a willingness to open seemingly every punk show booked every night of the month.