In the past few years, there’s bee a resurgence of interest in oi, the simplistic and chant-happy form of street-punk that came out of the UK in the late ’70s and early ’80s. Bands like the Chisel, Violent Way, Mess, Béton Armé, and Conservative Military Image have been building audiences with their stripped-back working-class anthems. Portland’s Death Ridge Boys predate all of that. They’ve been putting out music since 2017, and they approach oi from a different perspective.
We’re somehow three-quarters of the way into this fast-moving year. Out with the summer jams, in with the fall vibes….
Earlier this year, Empress Of opened for Rina Sawayama on a European tour, and she just kicked off another run…