Fair Struggle, Rebel Punk and Songs For Snakes at Chris' Club in Vallejo CA
Early Sunday show!
“Songs for Snakes, with their Charcoal Heather album should, if there's any justice, blow some cobwebs away on the, for lack of a better term, alt-punk scene. For those who are still mourning the loss of band like Jawbreaker and Husker Du here's one that will make you smile again. On this, their second album, it's actually difficult to point out anywhere that you could consider that they've put a foot wrong. While they do wear their influences on their sleeves for all to see they're far removed from being a band who are simply rehashing the past glories of their idols, and in doing so offering a 'mark 2' service for a younger audience. After listening to Charcoal Heather from start to finish, it seems obvious that they have pushed the envelope a great deal, and went from being a band who promised good things to one who are now in the position of delivering on them. This is an album that given the opportunity will make a great deal of previously jaded music fans sit up and take notice.”