The Have Nots are one of the best bands that you may have never heard of if you don’t live on the east coast… hopefully their newest independently released “Serf City USA” will change that.
Sounding something like the illegitimate bastard child of Operation Ivy and The God Awfuls, Boston’s Have Nots found the perfect blend of punk and ska riffs. Don’t let the ska influences fool you however… I highly doubt you’ll find a bunch of 12 year olds in pork pie hats and suspenders running in place at one of their shows. The Have Nots are no frills pure as fuck punk rock.
While it’s a bit early to be calling it, I get the feeling this will be on my top 10 of 2009, and if it somehow isn’t, then this will be one hell of a year for music.