DUDE JAMS: How to Become a Famous Recording Artist: LP

Depending on your geography, Dude Jams are either your summertime or permanent Florida/California weather band. There will be sweating and singing regardless. Whether it’s a backyard party or a dirt floor basement show, guitar leads will lift your arms skyward, spilling your beer, and come back down on the shoulders of the new best friend next to you. It doesn’t stray from the beard punk formula, but it’s executed with heart, sincerity, and humor. What band is not winning titling a song “Rambo in the Dark”? And the horns at the end of “Brainless” (yep…horns…like RFTC horns, not ska horns) are a nice touch. When you lift the needle at the end of Side B, your shoes will be a little dirtier, you may need to wring the sweat from your clothes, but you will be wearing a shit-eating grin from ear to ear. Oh…and all the drugs might be gone.

 –Matt Seward (ADD)