The LEFTOVERS’ new disc, On the Move, comes out on Rally Records July 10, on which day they’ll be playing the Ride 207 Skateoff in Deering Oaks Park. RALLY RECORDS is a label out of Pittsburgh that also backs Portsmouth punk heroes the GUTS, along with the JIZZ KIDS, JOHNNIE 3, PROJECT 27, and others. You should also check out www.myspace.com/punkerrockmag, where Leftover bassist KURT BAKER and other Portland types have put out PUNKER ROCK MAGAZINE, a MySpace zine that features interviews, reviews, and the like. We are all in favor of the online mag, if only because they use the word “fuck” judiciously.
By the way, the Leftovers also have a gig July 29 at the Big Easy, where you can also take a listen to GLENN THEORY AND THE PORTLAND ALL-STARS. They feature BRIAN ONYMOUS on bass and IAN MICHAEL YORK on drums backing Mr. Theory, and generally play Ramones-influenced pop punk. Good stuff. Also, they’ll be leaving right after for a tour of Ontario, so bring them some sweaters or something. Look for an album from the All-Stars in late August.
Remember old friend JENNY JUMPSTART AND THE CAP GUNS? Jenny’s voice was particularly terrific on DIESEL DOUG’s “Circles,” on The Fine Art of Carousing, and now she’s turned up with some new music down in Athens, Georgia. Conveniently, Jenny and the Guns are back in Portland for the summer. Check them out at Geno’s July 13 or Bubba’s July 28 and listen for the haunting “Trail of Stones.”
: New England Music News
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