The first band in our installment of highlights for the wonderful Chaos in Tejas is The Spits. They’re a Seattle punk group who’ve released four LPs and a slew of compilations and 7 inches. Listening to them, I get this old Misfits feeling, though I’m sure that’s just wishful thinking on my part. They’re known to don costumes on stage, such as in this picture, and you’re guaranteed to get fast, dirty punk rock that’s going to have you bobbing your head, jumping up and down, or at the very least, tapping your toes. The band will be playing their darkness punk at Red 7 on Thursday, along with some great acts ( a few from Austin) like TV Ghost and High Tension Wires. For those with a passion for the harder edge, this is a great night to kick off the festival, so be sure to show up early and get your punk on with the Spits.
Download: The Spits – Tonight [MP3]