BEST MUSIC POLL
Best Punk Act in Portland
The Leftovers seem to be proof there's one surefire way to tour in both the US and Europe — combine the best of both American and English bands to make infectiously catchy pop-punk. Riding in the wake of bands like the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and the Ramones in 2010 is a risky maneuver, but Kurt Baker and company prove time and time again they are up to the task. Playful and upbeat, this is almost the kind of punk that even your parents could get behind. With a little less distortion nearly all of their songs could have been hits in the '50s or '60s. Perhaps "the Leftovers" is an all-too-fitting name for a group that can take an outdated song-writing style, stick it in the microwave for a little while, and come up with a delicious new meal.
2. Covered in Bees
3. Lost Cause Desperados
Street-style punk for fans of Screeching Weasel and the Ramones. Call Jacob, (207) 899-0983.