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Altercation Records Artists

Home to such artists as Born To Lose, The Jukebox Romantics, Say Hello to the Angels, Altercation Punk Comedy Tour, American Pinup and many, many more, Altercation continues to release ‘old school for the new school’ albums.

HEELS - The most rocking thing to come out of Memphis since Elvis is HEELS. This two piece creates more noise than a broken steam engine, and sounds sweeter than and ice cold southern sweet tea, as they weave through verses drenched in Americana, punk, and good ol’ rock & roll. Full of humor, tinged with angst, … Continue reading HEELS
Riverside Odds - Philly’s favorite sons Riverside Odds, are on a mission to save rock and roll. So get on board, or get the hell out of the way because this band takes no prisoners. A hearty combo of killer guitar riffs and dirty rock and roll lyrics will not only convince you that rock and roll is … Continue reading Riverside Odds
Hub City Stompers - The Northeast’s preeminent Ska/Punk band have been kicking ass and taking names for over fifteen years now, their seamless mix of classic ska, punk, hardcore and hip hop, combined with a hearty dose of New Jersey attitude and sarcasm, have set them apart from their contemporaries and garnered them legions of fans all over the … Continue reading Hub City Stompers
Dr beardfacé band photo Dr. Beardfacé And The Spaceman - Philadelphia’s Dr. Beardfacé And The Spaceman have a funny name but a great sound, this punk and roll band delivers solid riffs and rhythm fronted by the amazing vocals of Mz. Kerrie Trube it’s everything you ever liked about rock and roll in a three punch combination that will leave you floored.
the split seconds band photo The Split Seconds - The Split Seconds hail from Washington DC and are the Capitals preeminent melodic punk band…their sound harkens back to some of punks first pioneers but has a certain modern sensibility that grounds them so deeply in today’s world that they are impossible to deny…The Split Seconds write and record quality shit!
the-fantastic-plastics band photo The Fantastic Plastics - The Fantastic Plastics are an otherworldly Future Wave band based in Brooklyn NY. Their sound is based in retrofuturism, and yes, that is a real thing…According to Wikipedia anyway, where it is defined as a blend of old-fashioned “retro” styles with futuristic technology.
kyle trocolla band photo Kyle Trocolla - Classic, Roots, Americana, Country, call it what you will but know it’s real and from the heart, Kyle Trocolla has been writing, touring, and playing with CT Hardcore Punk legends Two Fisted Law for over a dozen years now, and here he reaches out on his own with the debut of his solo work The … Continue reading Kyle Trocolla
sharp-lads band photo The Sharp Lads - Brooklyn natives THE SHARP LADS deliver an irresistibly fun hard driving brand of punk rock that can’t be denied, packed with catchy lyrics and blistering guitar riffs they are sure to leave you wanting more.
svetlanas band photo Svetlanas - In the seventies, the Svetlanas worked for KGB: the main secret police organization in the Soviet Union. They were spies, informers, fighting agents to whom was assigned the task of stealing the military secrets of the most powerful nations in the world. In 1977, their cover was as a punk band in the United States, … Continue reading Svetlanas
the obvious band photo The Obvious - The Obvious auspiciously formed when rhythm section Mike Smith and Rob Blake got to talking to lead section Surojanie (Angie) Sugrim and Dan Astorri after meeting in jail late one night in Midtown Manhattan in early 2009. The two sets of friends had been hauled into the police station for separate arrests (coincidentally for the … Continue reading The Obvious
the grizzly band band photo The Grizzly Band - The Grizzly Band rock an honest and heartfelt hybrid of Country and Punk, reaching deep into their Texas roots The Grizzly Band serve up a nice slice Americana and top it off with a healthy scoop of punk and roll attitude that is sure to leave you satisfied.
new-red-scare band photo New Red Scare - Lock up your children, for New Red Scare has arrived! With a fast and furious assault of sexually charged, politically bent, whiskey soaked punk and roll that will bring you to your knees begging for more…Really they’re fucking good!
two-fisted-law band photo Two Fisted Law - When these legendary New England Hardcore Punks take the stage they are large and in charge, delivering their style of old school melodic hardcore punk with that slight thread of classic country running threw it that made them famous. Two Fisted Law remain the standard, and carry the flag for the working class journeyman with … Continue reading Two Fisted Law
lost-in-society band photo Lost In Society - Punk rock combined with a pop sensibility that hits its mark with amazing precision. Lost In Society are as tight a trio as you will find in any genre. They have gained legions of fans world wide due to their nonstop touring and honest fan oriented work ethic that continues to impress their worldwide audience … Continue reading Lost In Society
american-pinup band photo American Pinup - American Pinup combines elements of Punk, Pop, Rockabilly, Surf, Folk and Ska, into their unique sound, they have gained considerable notoriety for their hooky compositions and energetic live performances. Their catchy melodies, strong lyrics, and dynamic musical arrangements combined with front woman Lauren West’s vocal abilities described by AMP magazine as “The voice of the … Continue reading American Pinup
say-hello-to-angels band photo Say Hello To The Angels - Angular, driven and beyond impressive, Say Hello To The Angels are rewriting the book on post-punk, and including chapters most have not yet even considered. Fronted by ex-Riddlin’ Kids’ Dustin Stroud, SHTTA are certifiable road dogs that are pushing the boundaries of post-punk.
the-jukebox-romantics band photo The Jukebox Romantics - New Yorks The Jukebox Romantics, do killer punk rock combined with the occasional ska/rocksteady back beat that is simply undeniably fun, Their approach to their music is to the point, and slightly political without being preachy, and their sound is sure to get you pumping your fist, singing along and skanking away the first time … Continue reading The Jukebox Romantics
born-to-lose band photo Born To Lose - FUCK YEAH! is the only way to describe Austin’s favorite punk rock sons Born To Lose. Their working class, beer soaked anthems have secured them as one of the most important and influential punk bands ever to come out of the Lone Star state, reaching across oceans they have inspired both bands and fans worldwide … Continue reading Born To Lose
the-designer-drugs band photo The Designer Drugs - The Designer Drugs emerged as one of the hottest underground acts of 2009. Their sex infused psychobilly leaning style of glam rock and intense live show was immediately noticed by press and promoters nation wide, and after 3 successful national tours including the Vans Warped Tour, The Designer Drugs in true rock and roll fashion … Continue reading The Designer Drugs
punk-blues-review band photo Punk Blues Review - PBR (or Punk Blues Review for those not yet hip to the band’s mastery) combine searing female vocals with raging guitar chops, intent on updating classic blues standards with a modern punk sneer. Old school for the new school, PBR personifies all things custom – Sailor Jerry tattoos, hot rod cars and whiskey-fueled late nights. … Continue reading Punk Blues Review
casket-architects band photo Casket Architects - Blazing their way through the stagnation of a co-opted and compromised music scene, the Casket Architects aurally assault audiences, forcing new blood to course through the veins of the indifferent. The Casket Architects are an explosive trio from Warwick, NY who have branded themselves sci-fi deth rock. Crossing the genres of punk, metal, and late … Continue reading Casket Architects
blase-debris band photo Blasé DeBris - In 2006 AMP magazine called Blasé Debris “The New Kings of Horror Punk” and for over a decade Blasé Debris has been proving them right by serving up the best and most original gothic/horror infused punk on the planet…Ridiculous metal tinged guitar riffs rip behind Duane Beers haunting and creepy vocals as he howls some … Continue reading Blasé DeBris
jt-comedy photo JT Habersaat + The Altercation Punk Comedy Tour - Altercation Punk Comedy Tour mastermind JT has been getting in the van and performing his brand of unapologetic standup for almost two decades, first hitting the comedy clubs of New York City at the tender, angst-filled age of 16. Since then he has logged thousands of miles in club shows zig-zagging the nation, appeared on … Continue reading JT Habersaat + The Altercation Punk Comedy Tour