Random Review: Lucha and the Flatspots

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Lucha and the Flatspots
Lucha and the Flatspots
Self Released

Lucha and the Flatspots hail from Midtown Memphis, but they might as well claim the DIY skate park Altown as their actual home. The band has heavy ties to the local skateboarding scene, and drummer Zach Beerman has been a key factor in turning the DIY skate park on Evelyn into what is today, one bag of concrete at a time. On their self-titled CD,  The Flatspots play traditional skate-core, meaning they’re a punk band obsessed with pushing wood. While they would have fit perfectly among Memphis bands of old like Deathreat or Rednecks in Pain, Lucha and the Flatspots represent an exciting up and coming scene of young delinquents, even if some of the members are pushing thirty. The lyrics on "Swamp Stomp" sum up the band’s message perfectly: “welcome to Altown, where we all understand, we’re all gonna die.” 

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