Contractions and negatives in song titles — “Don’t Know,” “Can’t Give,” “What I’m Trying” — convey the anguish
Andrew Hamlin 1 p.m., July 29
Sound description: Hardcore pop-punk.
RIYL: Destroy the Runner, Down for the Count, Beastie Boys, the Locust
Influences: Unbroken, Angelhair, Destroy the Runner, Quiet on the Set, Hide the Details, Everyday Hero, the Boys After, Skyline Boulevard, Wayward, the Ramones, the Undertones, Blink 182, Weezer
In November 2008, pop punkers Fight Fair released their debut album Settle the Score, on the Triple Crown Records label.
Their next album California Kicks was written in San Francisco, but recorded in San Diego with producers Mike Green and Brian Grider. In summer 2010, the band embarked on their first Vans Warped Tour, carrying SoCal trinkets like surfboards and beach balls onto the stage each night.
On that tour, singer Alex Bigman called Salt Lake City, Utah “Denver” repeatedly during an August 7 Warped gig, earning much online ridicule.