VARIOUS ARTISTS: To Live and Die in Tampa Bay: CD

What happens when you take one part metal, one part Tiltwheel, and one part beer? You get bands like The Dukes Of Hillsborough and The Tim Version, of course! This is a comp of Tampa Bay bands. Lots of No Idea-ish punk rock. My favorite? Vagina Sore Jr.! Seriously! And, despite the ridiculous name, they’re not a joke band. Gruff vocals, mid-tempo, lotsa breakdowns. You know the drill. Decent stuff. If this were a cereal, it’d be a sample pack with Rice Krispies, Kix, and the occasional Apple Jacks. Pretty good!

 –maddy (A.D.D.)