Downtown Boys

The Downtown Boys are a bilingual political sax punk party from Providence, Rhode Island in the northeast United States. Rolling Stone called them “America’s Most Exciting Punk Band”. They write songs about smashing the prison-industrial complex, racism, queerphobia, capitalism, fascism, boredom, and all the things people tell us that try to close our minds, eyes, and hearts. Their latest full length LP Full Communism was released in May 2015 on Don Giovanni Records to enthusiastic reviews from Rolling Stone, NME, Pitchfork, and more. The record is filled with danceable, sax-filled anthems with vocals sung and screamed in Spanish and English. Rookie Mag praised the band, saying “[i]n a punk scene that can sometimes seem stale and beholden to trends that have been regurgitating themselves for decades, Providence, Rhode Island’s Downtown Boys re a beam of radical energy”. They recently performed live on internationally broadcasted radio and TV program Democracy Now!.

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