Joystick, Boardroom Heroes
1811 14th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20009
Following in the footsteps of bands like Less Than Jake, The Suicide Machines, and We Are The Union, Washington DC's Kill Lincoln blends no-bullshit ska-punk with addictive rock anthems, throwing in the energy of a basement hardcore show for good measure. Their recklessly fun punk ethics collide with quality musicianship, sounding like the bastard son of Kid Dynamite and Streetlight Manifesto. If you're not circle-pitting then you're probably screaming along, and humming the horn lines while you're nursing your hangover the next day. Mixing in elements of hardcore, skate punk, and pop punk, there's something for everyone…as long as everyone likes it fast and fun.
In the past year they've shared the stage with Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Fishbone, The Flatliners, The Queers, and The Pietasters to name a few, and have consistently pummeled the dedicated DC/MD/VA scenes in addition to the many miles they've added under the tires. On June 4th Kill Lincoln released their second album, "That's Cool..in a totally negative and destructive way" on Jump Start Records, which features 10 tracks of the band's best work - raw, unavoidably catchy, and impossible to ignore.
Ska Punk from New Orleans Louisiana
"Another Year" marks the second effort by brothers Andre and Augusto Pagliarini, collectively known as Boardroom Heroes. The album offers twelve short bursts of smart verses, sing-a-long choruses and velocity - lots of velocity. Had it been written in the late nineties, Another Year would be right at home along side NOFX's "So Long and Thanks for all the Shoes" and Lagwagon's "Let's Talk About Feelings"; but in 2012, it sounds furious and fresh. "Another Year" was picked up by the New York based indie label Sinking Ship Records, and Andre and Augusto recruited friends Stephen Parsons and Drew Champion on guitars. Boardroom Heroes recently finished recording an EP with Brian McTernan (Hot Water Music, Strike Anywhere), the first time they have recorded with a full band. The EP is set to be release early 2014.