The Scurvies
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The Scurvies

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | SELF

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | SELF
Band Rock Punk

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Nov
12
The Scurvies @ The Beat Coffeehouse

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Nov
05
The Scurvies @ NorthStar Bar

Rochester, Minnesota, USA

Rochester, Minnesota, USA

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The unexpected surprise award of the day goes to scrappy Minneapolis/Alaska garage punkers The Scurvies. My interest was piqued by their merch booth, which was decorated with an American flag, a lacquered photo of Jesus, and the promise that they were for "fans of the Ramones, MC5, Motorhead, etc". The quartet richocheted off each other, blew loogies into the air, with singer Chris Meurlott jumping on the front stage barricade and screaming straight into the audiences faces, all while blowing through a quick set of loud, fast, and out-of-control punk rock and roll that touched most on dearly departed local darlings the Murder City Devils; they're the kind of band that would be perfect in The Comet or Funhouse with a few Rainier tallboys in you. Seeing The Scurvies was one of the most authentically "punk" things of the day; they were a perfect blend of classic (but still vital) influences, that rare blend of a somewhat young band full of confidence and jitters, with just enough sheen to make them seem slightly bigger than life and more raw, ragged edges to put some danger in the mix. I was sold two songs into the set, but then they shredded through a blown out rave-up of Cheap Trick's "Surrender" and I was completely on board the Scurvies train.

- Seattle Weekly


Attention all punk fans this is the cd for you! It has it all; fast trashy segments, sing along, chants and snappy snare hits. From track 1 to track 16, it’s the perfect punk album. While you are listening to this album you can't fight the urge to start a circle pit in your bedroom or car. The vocals are really clean and clear, not as distorted or trashy sounding like you would get in most punk bands but not as clean to be considered pop punk. Each track has a driving force behind it that is produced by all 4 members of the band, not one being over powering nor neglected. Each song has the classic punk feel which is infused with current punk music and rock and roll riffs aswell as melodies delivering an earful of amazing music and punky goodness. Overall an amazing cd from beginning tells end you won’t want to stop at any point and change it. I do highly recommend this to anyone and expeciallity any punk fan or artist out there. If I had to compare what the Scurvies sound like I would say; The Scarred, Black Flag, Total Chaos, Wastey Face, and Bullets and Octane. Even though the punk scene has so many bands in it this band would still stand out catching your attention and making you to want more. So go and get this album and see them live. - Big Smile Magazine


"Pretty solid meat and potatoes punk rock here, mostly mid-tempo with catchy chorus bits and loud guitars. While it took a while to grow on me, some flashes of greatness and the promise of future brilliance are in evidence. Hafta say that a little more chutzpah and audaciousness in both the writing and delivery would push 'em onto the filet mignon tray, but in all, this ain't too shabby." - Razorcake


Discography

Don't Let Me Go CD/LP, Deluxe Records 2011
Start Telling Secrets EP, DIY release 2009
Nightprowler CD, Boot To Head Records 2007
Smash EP, DIY release 2004

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The Scurvies are an old school rock and roll punk band based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. They play with their hearts on their sleeve, with reckless abandon, and are sure to catch your ear and make you dance.

Emerging from the frozen wasteland of Fairbanks, Alaska in 2003, these boys have been making a name for themselves in the punk rock underground for the last 8 years with their high-energy performances. After a few years of touring in support of their critically acclaimed first album, "Nightprowler", they relocated to Minneapolis in order to to tour more.

With support from their fans, they successfully launched a kickstarter fundraiser and released their second full length album "Don't Let Me Go" on their own label in 2011, on CD and vinyl, and are working on writing for a follow up album.

From humble beginnings in a small town, The Scurvies have made strides towards the world's stage, all the while keeping a DIY spirit, doing all their own booking, publicity, and artwork. Through the years, they've had opportunities to open for the likes of Bouncing Souls, The Casualties, Trash Talk, Cobra Skulls, CJ Ramone, as well as spots on the Vans Warped Tour in 2009 and 2010, and consider it a pure blessing and joy to destroy themselves and collapse in a sweaty mess every night, all in the name of fun punk rock and roll.