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The New Breed!

A DIY Dozen

By Tim Stegall, February 5, 2016, Music

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.

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