Best Of 2007

BEST PUNK BAND: Car Bomb Driver

This St. Pete five-piece does The Ramones thing better than anyone in the Bay: melodic three-chord blasts augmented with spot-on fills and spiky solos; propulsive rhythms that burrow into the hips; irreverent, witty lyrics delivered with a seditious sneer; frontman Dave Reeder’s manic stage presence. Check out their freshly minted debut full-length, Evacuate, and don’t you dare miss ’em when they play dives like The Emerald.