LEFTÖVER CRACK - VERSUS YOU - WEAKONSTRUCTION
Sunday July 2nd at 15:00
(matinée show - punk rock)
Presale 23,00 + fee
At the doors 28,00
Outcast, infamous & occasionally vilified! We are the good Leftöver Crack. Recently written up as "one of the more mysterious collectives in the punk rock universe". Fueled by a mixture of absurd humor and an urgent sense of political purpose, we continue to bring the world “That Crack Rock Steady Beat” since the demise of our predecessor, NYC squatter ska-punks Choking Victim. We continue with CV members Scott “Stza Crack” Sturgeon on vocals and Alec Baillie on bass, we attempt to shed light onto various human crisis' with songs, art & essays that share a core agenda to unite people in a battle against their collective enslavement & exploitation. With subjects concerning the police state, religion, political corruption and lower class suffering often with dark, tongue in cheek lyrics and an "intense albeit wry delivery". Based in NYC, we still have OG LöC member & So Cal punk-lifer Brad Logan on guitar and more recently armed with Donny “skillets” Morris on drums and Chris “the man” Mann on guitar, this band (…Finally…) means business.
Notorious LöC front person Stza and company have had a rocky past, but have stuck together and thrived in the face of staggering adversity. From their early days of being "courted, recorded, subsequently censored and held creatively hostage by former punk record label Epitaph” (according to the band) with the release of 2001’s Mediocre Generica, to their follow up, the classic Steve Albini collaboration, 2004’s Fuck World Trade and all throughout the rest of their wasted oughts and into their more focused two-thousand-teens, their urgent message and energetic live shows have only grown sharper.
Now, on the precipice of releasing their third full-length album in 14 years, Constructs of the State, some might think that the stakes are high, but LöC remain unshaken. According to Stza: “I have been working on the songs for this album since I wrapped up production on the third Star Fucking Hipsters record in 2011. My only concern (with releasing) a new Leftöver Crack LP was that it had to be as good as our first two full length efforts. I wasn’t going to put a new record together until I felt like that standard was met.” It seems that the whole band has been practicing and recording some of these songs since 2012 as Stza explains: “We worked on this album for years and it really seemed like there was no end in sight until the songs, lyrics and recordings suddenly snow-balled this spring (2015) and it became exactly what we had been waiting to release.”
On November 27, Fat Wreck Chords will release Leftöver Crack Volume III: Constructs of the State; featuring a wide array of special guests as expected from a punk band equally influenced by Hip Hop culture as they are by Anarcho-Punk, Crust, Metal and Ska… Even 80’s Pop music and The Beatles top their wide list of influences… This record brings some of their most treasured and plagiarized musical/lyrical sources into the studio, including Jesse Michaels of Operation Ivy, Penny Rimbaud of CRASS and Joe Jack Talcum of The Dead Milkmen in addition to their friends and peers from such celebrated groups as The Bouncing Souls, Dark Dark Dark, Blackbird Raum, Mischief Brew, Days N Daze, Chewing on Tinfoil, The Riverboat Gamblers, Rats in the Wall, Intro5pect and even Kate Coysh of Oakland, California’s integral crust-punk band: Reivers. Expect more “Atheist Anthems” and “Crack Rock Steady Beats” from this notorious band, delivered in all their agitated, offensive, punk as fuck, clamorous yet danceable dissonance. The third in a series of their thunderous yet melodic cacophony, forever adhering to their core ethics against racism, sexism, trans/homophobia, the police, corporations and fascist subjugation.Leftöver Crack is back to diagnose the symptoms of our failed society and dying world. Beware the wrath of the victim!
“Leftöver Crack have taken the pulse of a nation in crisis and, after almost a decade of isolation, they’ve resurfaced to spit and scream ‘ME TOO!’ and ‘I TOLD YOU SO!’ directly into America’s cold, sweaty, corrupt face!” 5/5 Stars, Better Squats and Gardens Magazine.
Since 2005 we've released some records, seen a few drummers come and go, played a hell of a lot of shows and toured Eastern Europe, Russia and the UK twice. Our songwriting is highly inspired by punk and alternative bands like The Replacements, Hüsker Dü, Jawbreaker and Crimpshrine and power pop and rock bands like Big Star and The Kinks. We try to be honest and true to ourselves and everyone else and sometimes succeed and sometimes fail miserably. We're always broke because we put everything we got into this band. The name means absolutely nothing. - Versus You