“I’m addicted to Oi!” Bones cries out to the crowd with sweat pouring down his face. The crowd ignites and the floor begins to move. Described as “insane punk rock n’ roll and a pit of unbridaled chaos,” Lower Class Brats, an underground street punk rock band from Austin, will be performing live this Friday, February 1 at Fitzgerald‘s with Negative Approach and Power Trip.
“We sing about unity, disenfranchised youth, and just plain ol’ having a good time,” said Bones, the vocals of the group. With songs like, “Ultra-Violence,” “Just Like Clockwork,” “New Seditionaries,”and “Rather Be Hated Than Ignored,” they describe their sound as, “rock n’ roll street noize.” Lower Class Brats have been spreading chaos and sedition one live show at a time since 1995, and this year is no exception. A tour kicked off by the release of a new, six-song CD/EP and vinyl titled, “Rock N’ Roll Street Noize” brings them to Houston from Australia. They are also currently working on a new full-length album coming out in the near future.
In an interview with Bones, he stated that, “Personally, for me, it’s a great outlet. I love the energy of the music and the crowd. There is nothing else like it. I don’t know what I would do without it. It’s my life.” This passion for punk rock reflects how the band got started. The group formed out of the lack of genuine punk rock music being played locally in Austin. Their live shows demonstrate the level of dedication they have to this lifestyle. It is as though they bleed this fury of powerful riffs, chaotic guitar solos and energizing vocals.
“You don’t want to miss this show! Negative Approach, L.C.B. and Power Trip are gonna blow you away!” Bones exclaimed. The doors open at 8:00 p.m. and the show begins at 9:00 p.m. The lineup includes Crime Wave, H.R.A., Power Trip, Lower Class Brats, and Negative Approach. Admission is $12.00, for more information visit the event page.