08 May 2016


Early 2000s, San Francisco Bay Area. All these kids popped out of The Avenues and the peninsula suburbs - mostly they were cruising around the weekend matinee shows at Mission Records, but we would see them at Gilman on occasion too. We were mostly transplants, so the notion of actual born and raised Bay Area punks was a cool one, especially when they were teenagers. Turned out that some of them had some pretty cool bands, and pretty soon SHARP KNIFE and LAB RATS were not just attending those matinee shows, they were playing them. They had two singers, they had more teenage energy than any of us could have hoped for, and listening to this tape makes me feel ten years younger than I am (which is still several years older than I was at the time).

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