Broken Oars

Tacoma punk band performs new songs at Hell\'s Kitchen

By Matt Driscoll on May 24, 2007

Fridays were meant for debauchery. Fridays were meant for cheap beer. Fridays were meant for making out with someone you don’t really know.

Fridays were meant for the Broken Oars.

Luckily, and appropriately, this Friday’s show at Hell’s Kitchen offers all of the above. Debauchery. Cheap beer. Unfamiliar lips. And one of the most insanely rowdy and infectious bands around — Broken Oars.

Broken Oars has been pummeling Tacoma since its inception a couple of years ago.  Led by their quintessentially punk frontman — Ike (who you may remember from Crossbones fame), Broken Oars is anything but a sinking ship. They do punk the way it was meant to be done, without apologies, without reservations.

If you’ve spent the last 40 years in an isolated cave without television, radio, or knowledge of the outside world, let Broken Oars introduce you to what punk rock is supposed to be. If you already know what punk is, then just bring your fists and prepare to pump them.

Either way, you now officially have plans this Friday. They have a slew of new songs. See you at the Kitchen.

[Hell’s Kitchen, with 1 2 3 4 (Ramones tribute), Neutral Boy, Blackout Kings, 9 p.m., $5, 3829 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, 253.759.6003]