No Gimmick's sound is purposely hard to define, though some say they sound like the caffeinated bastard child of NOFX and Face to Face. Known for a raucous live performance and described as “flip the bird in your face obnoxious”, this power punk trio has been “rocking crowds into near riots” since 1996.
Hailing from Phoenix Arizona No Gimmick has played countless local shows as well as brief stints in L.A. and Mexico. They’ve shared the stage with Marky Ramone, Authority Zero, Punk Rock Karaoke, Something Corporate, Guttermouth, CKY, Pour Habit, Sugarcult, Rufio, Ten Foot Pole, Against All Authority, Mr. T Experience, Jughead’s Revenge, Antifreeze and also played Warped Tour ‘02.
No Gimmick was named “Best Punk Band” by the Arizona Infusion of Music Awards in ’03 and has been featured in punk rock compilations, AZPUNK.comp (Volumes 1, 2 & 4) as well as Precision Punk and others.
No Gimmick's 3rd EP, Era of Cowards, is scheduled to shred faces in early 2013 and is already getting airplay on KUKQ's Ska Punk Show. 2006's Loss For Words is the sophomore effort to their '02 release One Wop, Two Micks and a Bean -- a parody on NOFX's '92 release that saw airplay on X 103.9’s Ska Punk Show and Local Music Showcase as well as spent some time on Zia Records Top 10 Local Charts.
After numerous line-up changes at the drummer position, the band settled in with Andrew Jones following recording Era of Cowards. Guitarist/singer Johnny had two kids and singer/bassist Josh followed suit with one. Josh was then sentenced to six months in prison, but No Gimmick was determined to keep it going until he got out. The life-changing experiences this group has fought through together has made their music more mature and angrier.
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