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Music Video Premiere: Have Nots – “Used to Be”

Our friends at BlankTv have premiered the brand new music video for “Used To Be” by Boston ska-punks Have Nots.  The song appears on the band’s latest album Serf City which was released last year on Paper + Plastick Records.  Check out the video right here.

Have Nots are currently working on a new album to be released on Paper + Plastick.



Video: Have Nots studio updates #3 & #4

Boston’s Have Nots have posted another two updates from the studio, working on their eagerly anticipated new album. The guys have promised us a new album no later than January 2012, but at this pace – we might not have to wait. You can check out their progress here.

The ska-punk outfit’s upcoming release will be their follow-up to Serf City USA, released in 2009 on Paper + Plastick Records.



Video: Have Nots studio update #2 – the new album is coming along…

Man, I’m excited for the upcoming album from Boston ska-punks Have Nots. If you are too, you might be interested in checking out their 2nd studio update right here.

The band is laying down tracks at Drastic Sounds in Nashville, TN. The album will be their second full-length and will be released on Paper + Plastick Records. It is their follow-up to 2009’s Serf City USA.



Video: Have Nots post 1st studio update

Boston ska-punks Have Nots have let us take a peek at the recording of their upcoming album. The video shows some drum tracking and some bass guitar tracking, so you can get a very (very) rough idea of what the songs (may) sound like. Who knows, these could be clips of outtakes or songs that get cut from the record. Regardless, it’s short and sweet – check it out here.

The band is laying down tracks at Drastic Sounds in Nashville, TN. The album will be their second full-length and will be released on Paper + Plastick Records. It is their follow-up to 2009’s Serf City USA.



The Dopamines and Have Nots confirmed for Riot Fest

The Dopamines and Have Nots have been added to this year’s Riot Fest. Other notable performers include Bad Religion, Propagandhi, Anti-flag,Lawrence Arms, Less Than Jake, as well as a reunion of legendary Chicago hardcore punks Articles Of Faith. Festivals like Riot Fest makes me wish I lived in Chicago.

The full lineup will be announced August 3rd, with 5-day passes and 3-day passes/individual tickets are currently on sale.



Music Video: Have Nots – “Poisoned Antidote”

Have Nots have just released the music video for one of my favorite punk-ska song, Poisoned Antidote.  The song comes off the band’s most recent release, Serf City USA and you can check out the video here.

Have Nots are currently on tour.  Check out dates and locations here.



Video: The Have Nots post live cover of The Clash’s classic “(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais”

the-have-nots-serf-city-usaPunk/Ska outfit Have Nots have posted a video of them playing The Clash classic (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais, at their hometown show at the House of Blues in Boston this past March. You can give the video a view here.

The recently-signed-to Paper + Plastick Records group are still offering their 2009 release Serf City USA for free download. Well worth the time and effort if you haven’t heard these guys yet!



Watch the Have Nots play “Used To Be” as they open for Dropkick Murphys

While Have Nots were opening for Dropkick Murphys last week for their St. Patty’s Day run, a video was shot of them from the balcony of the House of Blues Boston performing their track Used To Be from their 2009 release Serf City USA.  Watch the video here.

The recently-signed-to Paper + Plastick Records group are still offering Serf City USA for free download.  Definitely worth checking out!



Have Nots sign to Paper + Plastick, giving away album “Serf City USA” for free

paperplastickrecordsBoston’s punk/ska outfit Have Nots have signed to Paper + Plastick Records.  To commemorate the signing the label is giving away the band’s newest album Serf City USA for free right here.  FYI – this album is awesome.

Here’s the official announcement from P+P:

Paper + Plastick is proud to welcome Boston’s HAVE NOTS to the P+P family. Formed out of the ashes of Stray Bullets and Chicago Typewriter (two Boston punk mainstays), HAVE NOTS are a hard working band punk rock band that’s rigorous touring schedule has seen them perform 150 shows in 2009 alone, sharing the stage with legends like The Dropkick Murphys and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones.

Today not only is the official announcement of our partnership with the band, it is also the first day that we will be giving away their album “Serf City USA”for ABSOLUTELY FREE in the webstore! Free! While the dual singer/guitarists may sound like they want to jam a stick of dynamite down your throat (they do), members Jon Cauztik and Matt Pruitt also want you to listen, and think, about what goes on in the world around you. The rhythm section of Jameson Hollis on bass and Steve Patton on the drums is really just there to make you dance to their solid ragga punk foundation…and dance you will. Download, listen, and enjoy!



Album Review: The Have Nots – “Serf City USA”

the-have-nots-serf-city-usa**The Album Reviews published on Dying Scene are written and submitted by regular users of the site.  These users are not professional music critics nor are they paid for what they write.  If you disagree with an album’s rating, feel free to voice your opinion and give it your own rating in the comments.  If you’d like to submit your own review do it here.

Boston based The Have Nots are a mixture of two other talented bands that made some nice noise a few years ago, the Stray Bullets and Chicago Typewriter. First & foremost, the band quickly reminds us how potentially sound the marriage of punk, reggae & ska can be when heart and conviction is poured into it rather than a trendy surf on the ska-punk watershed ala late 90s. In their latest album, Serf City USA, The Have Nots’ prescription of punk-ska revives the worker class of Oi! mode punk more in line with The Clash and Operation Ivy. In short, Joe Strummer would have this vinyl rotating in an upstate apartment while tapping on the window as he stared into the streets below.

Besides being chock full of middle-class anthems, The Have Nots bring to bare a refined ska-punk that has one foot in tradition and one modernized enough to clearly separate them from those bands of earlier decades. The bassist & drummer do the major legwork on laying down the ska framework of the songs but also drop in the technical & polished machine gun musicmanship that borrows from metal in many ways. In a competition with this component comes Pruitt & Cauztik, dueling vocalists that both hard strum (especially the upstroke) on semi-hollows. Vocally, one singer brings the hyper, frenetic edge of melodic hardcore where the other remains the rude boy equivalent in punk rock. The rhythms remain your typical power & barre cord punk rock orientation and the other vocalist lays down the reggae-edged guitar. The latter guitar is somewhat dulled from usual ska-punk giving the totality of the sound a deep, grinding tone. In the end, my faith that ska-punk is more than just novelty has been restored with The Have Nots.