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DAMAGED GOODS www.damagedgoodspunk.com
I'm pretty impressed with this very local Massachusetts band DAMAGED GOODS. They have a pop/punk sound that easily sounds like Brand New or New Found Glory but can also get edgy like NOFX. Their music is upbeat and fast paced like in DEAD SHARK, sets a more rock, pop sound in INSERT FOOT IN MOUTH. A song that is darker and more sentimental with lots of backing vocals to deepen the vocal ability. Lastly, BRAND NEW JACKET reminds me of an Iron Maiden riff in the beginning but then dives into a harmony based easy going less energetic (more mid-tempo tune) for a band that just started in '99. DAMAGED GOODS have a real career in front of them. Hopefully us locals (Massachusetts) will see them opening for some named bands this summer and beyond. - Stephanie Stevens


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In the summer of 1999, 3 kids decided there would be something better to do then sit around all summer long. These 3 kids, Ted Bolduc (Drums/Vocals), Matt Dumont (Vocals/guitar) and Jesse Silva (Bass), formed the band Damaged Goods, in order to help get over the boredom of the summer in their small town in Massachusetts. The idea was just something to do, and the three of them didn't think that anything would come of it. Three years later, these 3 young men had no idea they would have played Warped Tour 2001, seen all of New England, and shared the stage with such bands as The Mighty Mighty Bosstones (MA), River City High (VA), Alkaline Trio (IL), The Stryder (LI), Autopilot Off (NY), The Gameover (DE), Junction 18, Big D & The Kids Table, Showcase Showdown, The Explosion, The Goodwill (NY), Smackin Isaiah, And So It Begins (ME), Moneen (Canada), and many more of the bands they looked up to for influence. In the beginning, Damaged Goods just played music for the fun, and were compared to any of the pop punk bands of the day, such as Greenday and Blink182. After a rotation of guitarists and singers, they now have a solid line up with Alex Dufresne on vocals, as well as former roadie Mike Chasse on guitar, and have matured into a sound comparable to Saves the Day or New Found Glory, but at times with the aggression of No Use for a Name and NOFX.

No longer just a pop punk band, Damaged Goods has played everywhere, with the help of no one but themselves. They put out their own CD's, booked all their own shows, and used their personalities to make contacts, not a manager or an agent. Each show, no matter if there are 10 or 10,000 people, is played as if it is the last, making sure that 100% is put into every show. They have made their own T-shirts and CD's, and sold them for just about nothing, in order to get their name out. Not caring about money, but more about the music. The band has also been known to play acoustic in the street, just to promote themselves. Ted, Matt, and Jesse also turned a local Town Center into one of the only all ages venues in the area, in order to help bands get shows that have helped them, and also to help touring bands as well. Many of the shows had turnouts of about 200 people, and for all these shows, the three advertised and promoted it themselves. They paid each of the bands accordingly, knowing the trouble it can be to tour in a band.
Damaged Goods. Expect them to be rocking out in a town near you. Expect to have a good time, and to be singing their songs in your head for days. If none of the above, meet five of some of the hardest working and nicest people in music.