As one of the biggest pop punk bands in Europe, Italian trio the Manges released countless 7" singles and compilation tracks before they decided to fly to New York City to record their first album. Completely written by members Andrea Mange, Mass Mosrite and Manuel (except for a Cindi Lauper cover), Manges 'R' Good Enough was released in the summer of 2002.
Parasites are an American pop-punk band originally formed in 1985 by guitarist and singer Dave Parasite (a.k.a. Nikki Parasite) and bassist Ron Nole, formerly of the locally-known band, The Accelerators, in New Jersey. Dave later relocated to Berkeley, California, forming a new band with local players.
The Apers started back in 1996 as a three piece in the suburbs of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Kevin and Marien met in highschool, Ivo lived in a town nearby. They started gigging around the Netherlands. In 2000 Jerry Hormone joined the band on second guitar. But after 5 years, he decided to leave, so Kelvin Centerfold took over his place. Kelvin rules!
Jetty Boys are a pop punk/powerpop trio from Sheboygan, Wisconsin. They released their self titled debut album in 2008. The band includes former members of the Leg Hounds. http://www.myspace.com/jettyboys
SQUIRTGUN was founded by pop-punk producer Mass Giorgini, whose credits include Alkaline Trio, Rise Against, Anti-Flag, and even work as co-producer with Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day. SQUIRTGUN first came to national attention when their song “Social” was featured as the opening song on the soundtrack to the Kevin Smith film MALLRATS, which has since become a cult classic.
Zatopeks are a 5-piece punk rock band from the UK who formed in the spring of 2001. The band are influenced by punk rock bands like the Ramones and the Clash, 50’s and 60s bands like Buddy Holly, the Beach Boys and the Shangri-La’s, and folk music like Bob Dylan and Tom Waits.
The Methadones were formed by Dan Schafer (Danny Vapid) of Screeching Weasel, Sludgeworth, and The Riverdales in the mid 1990s as a side project. But as his main bands began to die down, he began to focus more energy on it. Initially the band was a trio consisting of Schafer, B-Face of The Queers on bass, and Dan Lumley on drums.
The Queers are a pop punk band from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, formed in 1982. Singer/Guitarist/Songwriter Joe King has been the principal member of the group, with a vast number of musicians cycling in and out of the band over the years. Supposedly, the band name 'Queers' was used simply to poke fun at what he called the "Art Fag" community in NH.
The band was started after Kyle "KJ" Jansen, Mark O'Flaherty and Mike Eggermont started selling Chixdiggit! T-shirts at their high-school, although at this stage the band did not officially exist. Eventually the shirts started selling well, which provided the band with enough money to purchase a drum kit.