Poor Man's War

Poor Man's War

 Hayward, California, USA
BandPopPunk

Poor Man's War was formed in 2008 but it's roots lie in the early 90's Gilman St. scene. Drawing their inspiration from late 70's punk, early hardcore, post-punk and a heavy dose of guitar driven Pop; Poor Man's War points out that it's o.k. to get political and just be a fun Rock n Roll band.

Biography

Poor Man's War is:
Mike Andrews – Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Dyami Serna – Drums
David Lee – Bass, Vocals
Ryan Stockton – Lead Guitar, Vocals

Poor Man's War was formed in 2008 but it's roots lie in the early 90's Gilman St. scene. PMW has spent 2010 playing the Bay Area punk rock dens and dives including their old stomping grounds at 924 Gilman St.

No matter who else is on the bill with them, their peers and audience usually agree that their sound is "a little different". Drawing their inspiration from late 70's punk, early hardcore, post-punk and a heavy dose of guitar driven Pop; Poor Man's War points out that it's o.k. to get political and just be a fun Rock n' Roll band.

Poor Man's War debut EP "Everybody's Poor" is set to be released by the band in January of 2011. Poor Man's War has maintained a D.I.Y. approach to releasing it's music, art direction and branding, as well as creating hand made merchandise like limited edition patches and t-shirts.

Some of the band's performance highlights include:

• Performing outdoors at the Life Cycle AIDS benefit in SF, CA.
• Playing one of the final shows at Dreamland, Hayward CA.
• Opening for old school punks No Thanks @ Red Hat, Concord CA.
• Playing with Emily's Army at 924 Gilman St. Berkeley, CA.

For additional information, pictures, individual member biographies, and the latest Poor Man's War news, visit us at our Facebook page.

Poor Man's War
web - www.poormanswar.bandcamp.com
e-mail - poormanswar@gmail.com

Lyrics

Lost_Cause

Written By: Mike Andrews

We used to be the best of friends. Thought our love would never end. You got off track. Turned around and stabbed me in the back. You're fake as fuck and that's a fact.

You see through me, I see through you. You're a Lost Cause there's nothing I can do. Your lies and alibis, I see through your disguise. You're a Lost Cause there's nothing I can do.

Do you look back to see the bridges you've burned? So many mistakes and no lessons learned. There's no time for games. There's no one to blame. We're not the same, do you feel ashamed?

Discography

Everybody's Poor EP - D.I.Y. release 2011