SICK BAGS: Only the Young Die Good: MLP

Sleazy RVA punk rock’n’roll. There’s a bullet in the chamber and the guitarists are taking the solo. This band contains at least one member of The Ladies, and there’s an undeniable progression from those records. It’s dark and menacing, with the force of a souped-up Duster, while Mel Medina’s vocals exude that low-key intimidating quality of a person you definitely do not want to mess with. The late ’90s/early 2000s really gave the “Real Rocker” a bad name, but Sick Bags are here to tare the scale. –Daryl (Spaghetty Town / No Front Teeth)