GIVE UPS, THE: Gentlemen’s Club: CD

Straight-ahead rock and roll punk that’s mostly about drinking, getting high, and other various forms of partying. It’s short and nothing really stands out, but nothing here horribly offends the ear either. Well, actually, the strip club ode “Columbus Gold” is pretty boneheadedly bro-tastic, with lines such as “getting high off the smell of the pussy walking by.” Basically, this is the punk version of bar rock, meaning it probably isn’t gonna change lives, but somewhere some dude drinking some brews will probably be like, “Whoa, this song is about drinking beers! I totally love drinking beers!”

 –Adrian (Self-released)