NORTH SIDE KINGS: This Thing of Ours: CD

Three goombah wannabes (goombannabes? Sing: “I’m a teenage goombannabe.”) from Arizona lay down some fine old school hawdcore that sounds great, but all the mafia reference brings to mind the line, “In a real Fourth Reich you’d be the first to go.” I mean, there’s a song on here about people who drive poorly, and they call themselves “capos” in the credits. They do rock, though, and support some good causes, including a diabetes fund and Help the Bay, and I bet they cook good.

 –doug (Thorp)