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Music Video: The Sharp Lads – “The Kids Don’t Want No Rock N Roll”

Brooklyn New York punk ‘n roll act The Sharp Lads have released a video for their song “The Kids Don’t Want No Rock N Roll.”

Check it out below.

The song comes from The Sharp Lads’ latest release, Blackout Offensive, which was released on March 10th via Altercation Records.



Show Review: Altercation Punk Rock BBQ 2015

So how do you take a miserable fucking day and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?

You grab an umbrella, a raincoat, or wrap yourself up in a trash bag and make it over to the 5th annual Altercation Punk Rock BBQ where hundreds of punks show up year after year regardless of the unbelievably shitty weather to hear some great bands and grab some beers and BBQ.

This fifth year of punk rock fun sponsored by Altercation Records was again held at Vortex in Austin Texas and coincided with the SXSW Music conference where thousands of bands and music types from all over the world converge for a week of meet and greet music industry madness, and where anybody who is anybody in punk rock makes their way over to the BBQ that the folks over at Altercation Records throw every year…“What more could you ask for? We have the best fans and the best scene in the world! Look at all these people coming out in the rain to see these bands…and zero assholes, it’s great, just great!” exclaimed Altercation Records co-owner and party host JT Habersaat.

Despite the downpour hundreds of punks descended on the Vortex to check out this years show. Upon arrival there were over 80 people lined up waiting to get in, and even with the rain they just kept coming. This years line up consisted of 12 bands although a few had cancelled due to family emergency, illness, or the rain. But being that it was the Altercation Punk Rock BBQ and there is always a flood of bands who come down to Austin every year eager to play SXSW, those slots were quickly filled and the show went off without a hitch.

With high energy performances by The Sharp Lads who donned dresses and Halloween masks. Alt country by The Grizzly Band, Killer street punk sets by Sniper 66, Riverside Riot, and Three’s Away, along with some old school hardcore punk by fan favorites Two Fisted Law, and a truly stellar set by the American roots band Blackeyed Vermillion the Altercation Punk Rock BBQ once again turned out to be a well balanced meal of punk rock fun with a little something for everyone. This was my favorite event of SX and personally look forward to making it back next year, hopefully under dryer and less muddy conditions.

Below are a few photos of this years event taken by Dave TV, to show you what you missed or remind you of what you experienced.



Altercation Records announce SXSW Altercation Punk Rock BBQ 2015

Altercation Records have announced this year’s annual SXSW Punk Rock BBQ. This year’s BBQ features Lower Class BratsThe Sharp LadsThe Grizzly Band, and more, and will be held this Saturday, March 21st. Check out the flyer and more details below.



The Sharp Lads (punk ‘n roll) announce new album “Blackout Offensive”, stream new track

Brooklyn New York punk ‘n roll act The Sharp Lads will release their brand new LP “Blackout Offensive” March 10th through  Altercation Records and to give you a taste of what’s to come you can stream a new tune from the album titled “The Kids Don’t Want No Rock ‘n Roll” right here.

“Blackout Offensive” serves as a follow-up to 2014’s “Death By Misadventure” also released via Altercation.  The Sharp Lads will be hitting the road on March 14th to support the new release.  Check out the dates and locations below.



Dave and Kurt of The Sharp Lads talk about their new album “Blackout Offensive” and upcoming tour

On March 10th, the 3rd full length from Brooklyn New York party punks The Sharp Lads entitled Blackout Offensive will hit the streets. Below is what frontman Dave Tierney and Bassist Kurt Wahlstrom had to say about their latest effort.



2014 Upstart Fest Portland, ME and Cambridge, MA. I Was There!

Oh lucky me! Two days of punk rock fun making both the Portland Maine date, and the Cambridge Massachusetts Date of this year’s nine date nine city traveling punk rock extravaganza the 2014 Upstart Fest.

2014 marks the 4th year for this event which assaults the Northeast annually hitting most major cities from Baltimore to Portland every year featuring up to 10 National, regional, and local bands per date.  The event brings punk rock joy to show goers all over the Northeast and giving a much needed break to smaller up and coming bands who rarely can land a larger tour or receive the promo, press and attention that Upstart Fest provides.  This year’s tour featured a total of 27 bands, of which I was able to see 17 of them during the two dates I attended… Saturday Oct 4th in Portland Maine at Geno’s Rock Club, and Sunday Oct 5th in Cambridge Massachusettes at TT The Bears Place…and it went something like this:

Day one, which was day 8 of the tour was opened by a very fun pop punk act local to Portland called Dead Man Ramsey who delivered a rousing set and pulled the one quarter full venue to the front of the stage with ease setting the mood nicely for the second band The Murder Weapon to jump up next and Kill It! With their solid Psychobilly sound and high energy performance the place was now primed for a night to remember. Next up was a new band for me called Stray Bullets who delivered a great Ska/Punk set that got everyone hopping & skanking in the pit. They were followed by one of my favorite live acts New Red Scare! This is a must see band. Front man Billy Gwynns on stage antics and theatrics are completely enthralling and got the crowd really revved up for Connecticut’s Two Fisted Law who mix old school hardcore with a bit of a country flair that I have never heard another band do before, this approach works really great for them and Portland responded with fist pumping and howls throughout their set. They were followed by Brooklyn NY’s The Sharp Lads who delivered a manic paced set of punk and roll that simply left everyone out of breath. Next in the lineup was L.A.’s Left Alone who dropped a great set of the Ska/Punk they are famous for but then to my surprise added a few rockabilly tunes in the middle that fit in seamlessly and allowed the crowd to catch their breath after the Sharp Lads set…But that brief respite did not last for next up was possibly the most dangerous band in the world…Svetlanas who made it over for Upstart Fest from “Big Mother Russia” as the pint sized terror Olga announced prior to her ripping into the now near capacity room with threats of making us bleed and how she would break us the crowd erupted into a frenzy with cries of “More! More!” as most of us who had never seen Svetlanas before were left wowed with mouths a gape at the ferocity and intensity of this woman. And if all of this was not enough they were followed by one of my favorite street punk bands The Virus who brought it home with a set full of anger and aggression playing every classic song we wanted to hear ending the show with the perfect cherry on top of a perfect night of punk rock…but wait, I got to do it all again the next day!

Day two, in Cambridge began with some disappointments after learning that The Obvious, and Trophy Lungs had dropped off the date, one cited for personal reasons and the other for illness, but none the less after the previous night’s show I was totally stoked to see all of these bands again. The lineup was pretty much the same with the exception of some time changes and the addition of Orphan Killbot a local Boston band who opened the show with a fun set that put everyone in the mood for one of my new favorite bands from the Portland show Stray Bullets who also hail from the Boston area and who’s local fans made it out in mass and helped shape the evening for the rest of the acts, all of which played the night before and once again delivered simply amazing if not devastatingly good sets to a full house of fans eager for more. That being said I will leave the musical descriptions to the previous night and go on to state that with all the many many hundreds of shows I have attended over the years I honestly don’t think I have ever seen a 10 band bill where each and every band gave one hundred percent of themselves, and where the spirit of true punk camaraderie shined as brightly as it did on these two nights. Upstart Fest I commend you! And I can’t wait till next year!



Upstart Fest adds four more bands

The 4th Annual Upstart Fest, also known as “The Northeast’s biggest Punk Rock Party,” have just announced the addition of four more bands to the lineup. Joining the tour will be Brooklyn’s The Sharp Lads, New York’s Entropy, Boston’s Stray Bullets and Maine’s Dead Man Ramsey.

Upstart Fest will continue to announce more details and more bands, so stay tuned! In the meantime, check out the list of venues and tour dates here.



Dave Tierney (The Sharp Lads) on how he got into punk, how it influenced him, and shaped his life

Photo by Lyz Manikas

Dave Teirney, front-man of Brooklyn, NY punk act The Sharp Lads, recently sat down to write about his experiences growing up with punk rock, and how the music and lifestyle shaped his life, and what it still means to his this very day.

You can read Dave’s piece below.



Music Video: The Sharp Lads – “Inventing the Future”

Brooklyn New Yorks The Sharp Lads have released a music video for their song “Inventing the Future”. The track comes off their latest album, Death By Misadventure.

You can check out the video below.

The Sharp Lads released Death by Misadventure on March 11 via Altercation Records



Cover Art Battle (March 11th): The Sharp Lads, Elder Brother, Architects & more

In this week’s Cover Art Battle, we have brand new releases from The Sharp LadsElder Brother, Architects, Unwelcome Guests, Onward, Etc, and Great Cynics / Muncie Girls (it’s a split 7-inch).

Check out all of the artwork for these releases and cast your votes in the poll below!

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Svetlanas, The Beaumonts and The Sharp Lads added to Altercation Punk Rock BBQ

The number one Punk Rock reason to go to Austin during SXSW…The Altercation Punk Rock BBQ…Has just confirmed three more bands for this must go to event and they are:
Legendary Alt Country act The Beaumonts…Russia’s infamous hardcore punks Svetlanas… and Brooklyn NY punks The Sharp Lads!
And remember kids, the Altercation Punk Rock BBQ is free admission for all ages, and there will be free food and beer while it lasts as well, so get there early, doors are at noon on Saturday March 15th.


Altercation Records signs The Sharp Lads for release of sophomore album

Brooklyn, NY punks The Sharp Lads have just inked a deal with Altercation Records. JT Habersaat, who’s the co-owner of the label, had this to say:

“The Sharp Lads Have been making some noise on the East coast for some time now, and when front man Dave Tierney gave us a copy of Death By Misdemeanor, it took me 1 listen and I knew we had to sign these guys…We are more than stoked to welcome The Sharp Lads to the Altercation family and think they are a perfect fit for our label and are really excited to introduce them and their manic sound to the world”

The Sharp Lads are expected to release their sophomore album through Altercation sometime this spring. We’ll keep you posted as more details come to light.