No Use for a Name Critics’ Pick
Published in Blog Archive, City Pages. Tags: Music.
The video for the 1995 single “Soulmate” was one of Fat Wreck Chords’ first, and last, to receive heavy rotation on MTV. The song still remains one of the most successful singles from San Jose, California’s No Use for a Name. Though the band has seen a lot of changes to its lineup since its inception in 1987 (there are 12 past and present members), the group of skate-punks has grown into one of the most recognized on its San Francisco-based label. Having sold over a million albums worldwide, No Use for a Name was one of the headlining acts on the 2005 Warped Tour and has helped to serve as a gateway band in inspiring a next generation of punk groups. Joining No Use for a Name will be Only Crime (featuring former Good Riddance frontman Russ Rankin) and Pour Habit. All ages.
[This critics’ pick was originally published by City Pages.]