SHIRKS, THE: Self-titled: 7”

The Shirks help destroy the community’s idea of what goes on in the Washington D.C. punk scene with one of the most driving 7”s of the year. “Dangerous Girl” features loud rock riffs played at a blistering pace. “Young and Filthy” and “Get Out” are more of the same. The Shirks deliver Saints’-style singing from the singer/guitar player of the long-gone and great Problematics. He even sings a little better. Much needed for fans of the golden age of Rip Off Records. –Billups Allen

 –guest (Big Neck)