Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column – Ballast

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Ballast from Montreal, Canada are one of those awesome all-time favorite bands for me. I was lucky to see them once here in RVA. It was a small show, but it was perfect and is forever burned into my consciousness. They play anarcho-peace-crust-punk that is harsh and melodic with dual male/female vocals. I love Spoke’s unique throaty style. With pummeling drums, their style is catchy yet hard-driving. Both their LPs are solid perfection. I want people to know this band— look them up, listen to them, and check them out. They embody the DIY spirit of punk rock.

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Sound Asleep LP 2005 – Profane Existence Records