The Spits Punk ShowsThe Spits are a Seattle-based punk band that mostly plays in garage shows and local underground festivals. The band members are famous for having different and shocking scene appearances. They have performed dressed as toilet paper mummies, with Ronald Reagan masks and in graduation robes. The band’s shows are usually energetic, full of noise and agitated performances.
The Spits have a strong DIY philosophy, meaning that they try to keep the early spirit of punk alive by trying to produce their own records and do their own advertising. The Spits usually play in local gigs, street festivals, underground gatherings, basement and garage concerts. Their musical motto can be perfectly described by this next quote: 'When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro'. The Spits are famous for their wired appearances, but they also keep the punk hardcore spirit alive. They make garage punk that is noisy, loud, and full with rage and sometimes political lyrics.
The band’s shows are advertised by local artwork that is done by freelance artists or by themselves. The Spits want to keep everything out of the commercial zone. They refuse big gigs, they hate commercial albums and try to make theirs as non-commercial as possible. That is why, officially, they have the same self-title for all their four albums.
The Spits shows are usually thematic; sometimes they sing about Huxley-inspired themes, Nazi criminals, nuclear winters, terrorist attacks, and commie spies. This entire universe is coupled with back alley booze rage and booze fests that keep people coming to their shows. The Spits make punk music for the people, that is why their shows are usually free. The band keeps everything in the family, the band actually being the creation of two brothers and Phelps. They consider themselves a family and stick to garage and basement shows because that is where they feel most at home.