5 Bucks! Graduates of the Rock N' Roll High School
In the span of a single school year, 5 Bucks! has managed to take their mix of pop, punk, metal and ska towards the head of the class. The 4 piece band (trombone, guitar/vocals, bass and drums) sold out of the first pressing of their self-released debut CD "Summer of '84" at area shows and through New England's largest independent music chain, Newbury Comics. The CD gained radio airplay throughout Boston on alternative rock stations WBCN (104.1fm), WFNX (101.7fm) and many college radio stations, making appearences throughout CMJ magazine.
After touring extensively throughout the northeast, 5 BUCKS! took a break over the summer of '99 to record the follow up CD, "this is my girlfriend" for High Score Records. The new CD showcases how 5 BUCKS! has developed their own style for the usually redundant punk/ska genre.
5 Bucks! has entertained thousands thoughout 1999 and have continued throughout the millenium without plans of stopping anytime soon. They've made fans by playing New England area Colleges and Univerisities, Boston night clubs (Mama Kins, TT the Bears, Lansdown St. Music Hall, Bills Bar) and dozens of all ages do-it-yourself style punk rock shows in the suburbs of MA and NH in addition to the 18 and 21 plus venues. Being able to play for the varied crowds that these shows draw has allowed for the band to reach an incredibly wide range of people for its ever growing fan base. 5 Bucks! has shared the stage with dozens of national and local bands. Over the summer of 1999 5 BUCKS! opened all New England dates for Kung Fu/Fat Wreck Chords' the ATARIS North American tour. In the fall of the same year, 5 Bucks! played at the New Hampshire presidential debate which gave the band national and international media coverage including an interview by Comedy Central's "the Daily Show".
With so much accomplished in so little time and NO SIGN of these 4 young men slowing down, 5 BUCKS! is ready to take on the world. With their hard work and undying determination, there is no telling how far they will go.