The Carry-Ons
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The Carry-Ons


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"Populist punk"

Friday night, The End was the crime scene for Punk Rock Party No. 11, a rollicking all-ages we-don’t-give-a-fuck fest. It was a wasteland of dudes in black band T-shirts and punky pin-up types. In addition to four decent bands, we were lucky enough to witness four very impressive mohawks, three of which could be found on just one guy’s head. My Red Hot Nightmare—featuring a rehashed lineup from The OC Supertones—kicked off the night with music to be filed under ska-punk for Christ. To the rescue, Sacramento street punks Final Summation carried the torch with a more beer-spitting version of a good time. When the frontman from Rock ’n’ Roll Hooligans came out in a plaid button-down, the angry-dancing diehards had room to pace. But The Carry-Ons, who are split between Nashville and Atlanta, had the whole room pushing, bouncing and singing along. “I Remember,” an infectious don’t-wanna-grow-up song, brought a horde of fans onstage who knew all the words. Shouting over riffy punk and black-metal inspired guitar solos, lead singer Abraham Mesaris proved he knows how to hot-wire an audience. Still, it doesn’t hurt that most songs were punctuated by anthemic “Whoa-oh-oh’s.” After the show, Punk Rock Party organizers threw together a “Harlem, 1958” jazz greats-inspired group portrait of bands and fans, encompassing an enigmatic mix of rockabilly beauties, balding metal-heads and leather-clad kids who still live with their parents. - Nashville Scene


July 2006 - Let It Come EP
March 2008 - Is Anyone Listening?

Airplay on 105.3 The Buzz Atlanta, 96.1 Atlanta, 102.5 The Buzz Nashville, Break Thru Radio (nationwide), Rancid Radio (XM), Atomic Radio (D.C.) 91WRVU Vanderbilt College Radio, 88.3 WMTS Middle Tennessee State University, and various other college radio stations in the southeast.



The Carry-Ons release their first full length CD with "Is Anyone Listening?". The Carry-Ons run furiously through topics of life experiences, calls for social change, and anger toward the all too familiar sounds of the pop music world. Their sound is refreshing, but also rooted in classic punk and syncopated ska rhythms. The band keeps their energy level high and the mood upbeat with anthemic songs like the “The War Is Over”. “Fuck the Cliché” is another hard rockin’ song with choppy rhythms during the verse, straight grinding during the epical chorus, and a pseudo Spanish guitar line to boot. “Common Cents” has an old school sound, jumping between reggae beats and hardcore axe-mangling. The Carry-Ons are good about taking the best parts of old and new punk and bringing them together to make a blend that is pure without losing that classic sound and without sounding dated.