The Murder Junkies
The Murder Junkies were the last backing band of notorious punk rock performer GG Allin. After Allin's death, his brother and bassist Merle Allin, guitarist William Weber, and drummer Dino Sex decided to continue the band without GG. They recruited a new singer Mike Denied, and have released the album Feed My Sleaze. The band tours sporadically and has gone through several line up changes.
The most comtemporary singer has been J.B. Beverley, a musician from the Washington DC area who fronts two other bands, The Little White Pills and The Wayward Drifters. Jeff Clayton of Anti-seen has also toured with the Murder Junkies during some of the 1990's and during the 10th and 11th anniversary of GG's death.
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."
Damn Broads! are an all-female punk/hardcore band from Northwest Connecticut.
The broads have a unique sound. They're influenced by punk rock, street punk, ska, and oi. They've been compared to Black Flag and the girl version of Minor Threat.