VACANCIES, THE: Gutpunch: CD

Decent punk rock and roll in the Dead Boys/Thunders vein. (Which, you should all know, is preferable to the Stooges, MC5 vein, but I digress, and probably earn myself some enemies in the process.) Of course, the kids in Cleveland have their priorities straight! (Are you sick of my Midwest pride yet? Too bad!) After awhile, I got a little bored with the CD; but I bet this band is fun live. If this were a cereal, it’d be Chex. Pretty good!

 –maddy (Smog Veil)