Affiliated Bands: Shock Nagasaki, No Trigger, Outbreak
Info: Featuring half the current members of No Trigger (Nitro Records) and a member of Shock Nagasaki (TKO Records), Smartbomb is no stranger to punk rock, but with the aforementioned bands hectic touring schedules, Smartbomb has been on the backburner and remained one of Massachusetts best kept secrets. Their music is much like their name; an explosion of ideas with thought provoking lyrics that encourage the listener to question everything. Vocalist/guitarist Eric Widing notes "punk should be more about the approach and not about a cliché regurgitation." Building on influences from a wide range of genres within punk, hardcore, and rock n' roll, Smartbomb offers an inspiring blend of progressive thinking and progressive punk rock. Recommended for fans of 7 Seconds, Descendents, and Kid Dynamite.