Boats!


The name Boats! is used by two distinctly different bands: 1. A pop punk band from Sacramento, California 2. An indie-pop band from Winnipeg, Manitoba 1. BOATS! play punk that has influences of everything from 70's bands like Buzzcocks to more current bands like The Briefs. They keep it short, simple and snappy with most songs clocking in at around two minutes. They have toured relentlessly since their first show in August 2007 (they played nearly 100 shows in 2008 alone.) The band’s strong work ethic seems to be paying off this year with a 2009 SAMMIE nomination for Outsanding Punk/Hardcore Band and an upcoming release on No Front Teeth Records/May Cause Dizziness. The band hopes to release their 10 album in June. Boats from Sacramento are: Matt Leonardo (vocals/guitar), David Hayden (bass), and Adam Bonitas (drums) 2. Boats play music songs in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with lyrics about dismemberment (the good kind), excellent posture, and orthodontic surgery. A junky indie-pop band with high-end hopes but low-end equipment (total net worth of keyboard section: $40, all thrift store finds), Boats started playing in Winnipeg sporadically as just Boat in 2001. Since then they have shared stages with bands like The Waking Eyes, Novillero, The Acorn, and Art Brut, which isn't too shabby considering until recently they only averaged roughly 2 shows a year. Over the years there has been a rotating cast of Winnipeg musicians who have played in Boats, but the current ver...

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