FMH & The Bowery Present
with HAMMER and the NAILS, Hardsell
Saturday, November 9th
Doors: 7:00 PM
** All Ticket Sales Are Final **
The Bruisers were pioneers of the American street punk movement. Formed in Portsmouth, NH in 1988 the current lineup includes original singer Al Barr and original guitarist Jeff Morris along with longtime drummer Dan Connors, bassist Keith Richards, and guitarist Scotty Vieira.
They are credited by fans and critics as one of the most influential and important American street rock bands, and continue to play sold out reunion shows.
HAMMER and the NAILS
To a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
It was oft reported that Chandler had named the bands 1977 LP after seeing graffiti on a bridge in Londinium, and that the graffiti was in some way connected to fans of the band... now that may or may not be true, it's a good story but the reference to the band is completely wrong. The first recorded grafitti with the subject matter was an act of vandalism perpetrated against that most August of English Establishment iconography the Wall of the Kensington Oval Cricket Ground. This was in common usage as a pre cursor to drop in front of anything in those days and it all stemmed from the name of a popular TV comedy show 'Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads' .
Hardsell founded in the Netherlands in 1995, now in Austin TX. A powerful blend of Oi!, HC and streetpunk.