San Diego’s Evacuate already has two LPs out and is definitely one of the finest current street punk bands. Featuring Mike Virus of Cheap Sex and The Virus on vocals, they try to emulate classic anarcho hardcore, but end up sounding much more complex. A good comparison is the old Philly band Dis Sucks, maybe also with a hint of early emo hardcore like Heroin. In any event, Evacuate continues to pump out records and play tons of shows. If you’re turned off by the high density of kids cropping up with Evacuate patches, you’re probably too stuck up to like them anyway. The rest of us are diving in. Deodorant is permissible, but certainly not required.
–Art Ettinger (Voltage, voltage-shop.com)