Everything you are about to read concerning Vermont punk band Spit Jack is absolutely, 100 percent true. Well, most of it’s true. OK, at the very least, some of it is. Or, as Stephen Colbert might say, there is “truthiness” in every word that follows. Mostly.
In the roughly 18 months since they formed in central Vermont, Spit Jack have earned a reputation as the state’s rowdiest band, and a fantastic mythology has sprung up around them. To wit, you may have heard they’ve been kicked out of every show they’ve ever played. What you may not know is that even in civilian life, they try to get booted from wherever they go: the library, grocery stores, a nephew’s bris. And yes, sometimes they go to the library.
During a recent interview with a local music journalist, the band and journalist were nearly kicked out of a Burlington dive bar over a misunderstanding with the bartender involving a pitcher of PBR.
Spit Jack once broke the power grid in Burlington during a particularly raucous set. Bassist George Eget was nearly arrested afterward…read more of Dan Bolles column
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