The Hymans : Ramones Tribute
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Formed in 2005, The Hymans are the Elm City’s first Ramones tribute band. Taking their pseudonyms from Joey’s real name (Jeff Hyman), these bruddahs get into character…way into character. Leather jackets, knee hole pants, this ain’t no high school dance.They walk, talk, and look like the original boys from Queens.
The Hymans are Ramones fanatics who play all the stuff...and more. Songs from the early days to “Adios Amigos” are incorporated into their ear-splitting, foot- shuffling set. Just like the real Ramones, The Hymans sometimes rotate their line-up. Unlike the real Ramones, they only play for very special occasions.
The original line-up of cretins making up the band are: Vocals: Mikey, aka Live Mike formerly of The Defcon Five and Model Chaser, Bass: J. Jay, aka John Meah of the Hulls and the Dial Tones, Drums: Bobby, aka Bob Rock of the Hulls, Saint Cobra, Shelter Dogs and many more bands, Guitar: Matty, aka Matt Wilson of The Wagon Riders, Titles, The Back and Forth of Courage, and literally shit loads of other great bands. Don’t be a pinhead no more!!! Leave home and see The Hymans.
The Lost Riots
The Lost Riots are very much of-the-moment in their urgency and originality but also hearken to the roots of '70s punk. "You can say it's like Dead Boys meet the Heartbreakers if you want, but if you're talking about a Johnny Thunders sound you're really also talking about a Chuck Berry sound." The band keeps cover tunes to a minimum (The Undertones' "Teenage Kicks" is one intriguing exception) and pride themselves on their originality. The Lost Riots — legendary in New Haven for being the last band to play at the last of the Ideat Village music fest in New Haven, while an organizer was actually being arrested for allegedly inciting a riot following noise complaints — has also expanded its turf over the years. "We love New London. We're playing Brooklyn a lot. We did the Mercury Lounge in Manhattan, which is huge for me," Thunders marvels. Still, this is a proud local band, which works their Connecticut city environment into many of their songs. That mood can sometimes be mocking: "I'm gonna stay right here in New England/Because I love clam chowder."
We're a few creatures from the Berlin/New Britain area making music and having fun.
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The Jukebox Romantics
“The Jukebox Romantics hail from the Hudson Valley, NY area just outside NYC. Since releasing their debut album on Altercation Records in 2009, The Jukebox Romantics have taken their talked-about live show from coast to coast including multiple appearances at Austin’s SXSW festival, Vans Warped Tour (2010 & 2012), Gainesville’s Fest 9 & 16, Upstart Fest and many more. JBR completed their first European Tour in April of 2017, which included dates in Germany, Austria, Belgium and the Czech Republic.
The Jukebox Romantics are in your face, fun, soulful punk in the vein of bands like The Bouncing Souls, One Man Army, and Alkaline Trio. 2011 saw the release of their sophomore album, “A Lion and A Guy,” as well as a fury of touring. The JBR’s self-released a limited 600 copy pressed EP “Hollywood is Dead” in late 2012.
More nomadic adventures ensued in 2013 as well as the recording for their 3rd full-length album “Transmissions Down” which was produced by Pete Steinkopf of The Bouncing Souls. JBR released their 7 inch “Plot Points” & LP “Transmissions Down” in September 2015 via Jailhouse Records.
Early 2016 brought the boys back into the studio, this time with John Naclerio (My Chemical Romance, Polar Bear Club, The Ataris) producing. That record "Sleepwalk Me Home" has now been released via their new home on Paper + Plastick Records!
The band made a name for themselves from the beginning by hitting the road hard, endless touring, and their ferocious energetic live show. By conveying heart, and leaving their sweat and souls out on stage at every show, they remind you to have fun!