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Leftover Crack



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Hometown: New York City, NY (USA)

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Leftover Crack has proven to be one of the most consistently controversial acts to spring from the 3rd wave ska-revival scene. The band plays a mixture of ska, punk, crust and metal and currently sports a lineup of lead vocalist Scott "Stza" Sturgeon-Ercin, Ezra Kire, F-Minus principle Brad Logan and Alec Baille. The band has been host to a revolving door of drummers.

Leftover Crack carries on many of the thematic and musical threads began with 90s ska/punk act Choking Victim (in which many of the same personnel played). Like Chocking Victim and the other host of "Crack Rock Steady" bands Leftover Crack reflects staunchly leftist politics and a street level, often antagonistic, view of authority. Members of the band have at time occupied, and often play shows at, an abandoned New York City tenement dubbed "C-Squat" that has become a reoccurring theme in the band's lyrics.

Bankshot, Alternative Tentacles and Hellcat have all released albums from the band, but not without controversy. Infamously the act intended to title their 2001 full length Shoot the Kids at School, a decision that lead to conflicts with the label and pressing plant, particularly due to the then-recent Columbine school shootings. However for all the attention the band garners they have attacked many relevant issues that others often avoid, particularly homophobia in the punk scene.

Related Bands

INDK, Choking Victim, F-Minus, Morning Glory, Star Fucking Hipsters, The Slackers

Reviews

Leftover Crack Live in Oakland

Leftover Crack

Live in Oakland (2012)

live show

Citizen Fish / Leftover Crack Deadline

Citizen Fish / Leftover Crack

Deadline (2007)

Fat Wreck Chords

Leftover Crack / Intro5pect / Mischief Brew live in Kansas City

Leftover Crack / Intro5pect / Mischief Brew

live in Kansas City (2006)

live show

Morning Glory / Leftover Crack / F-Minus / Bent Outta Shape The Kids Are Gonna Pay... [7 inch]

Morning Glory / Leftover Crack / F-Minus / Bent Outta Shape

The Kids Are Gonna Pay... [7 inch] (2006)

Blacknoise

Leftover Crack Fuck World Trade

Leftover Crack

Fuck World Trade (2004)

Alternative Tentacles

Anti-Flag / Leftover Crack / The Code / The Vacancy live in Pittsburgh

Anti-Flag / Leftover Crack / The Code / The Vacancy

live in Pittsburgh (2003)

live show

Big D and the Kids Table/Leftover Crack live in Boston

Big D and the Kids Table/Leftover Crack

live in Boston (2002)

live show

Leftover Crack Mediocre Generica

Leftover Crack

Mediocre Generica (2001)

HellCat

Leftover Crack Mediocre Generica

Leftover Crack

Mediocre Generica (2001)

Hellcat

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Interviews

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Leftover Crack

Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at 6:30 PM (EST)

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Scott Sturgeon (Leftover Crack/Star F*cking Hipsters)

Friday, October 8, 2010 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

Rats in the Wall finishing new release
Rats in the Wall, the band featuring Brad Logan (also of Leftover Crack and F-Minus), are finishing up the recording of their new release. The band is reportedly cutting vocals this week and will spend the next week mastering the recordings. The release is expected out this…
March 12, 2014
Face to Face, Leftover Crack, OFF!, Good Riddance added to Punk Rock Bowling
More bands have been announced for this year's Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival. Joining the previously announced lineup will be a number of bands including Face To Face,…
January 27, 2014
Morning Glory: "Pet Monster"
Morning Glory, the group featuring ex-Leftover Crack/ Choking Victim member Ezra Kire, have posted a new song called, "Pet Monster." Speaking to…
November 06, 2013
Interviews: Rad Women Who Make Rad Art: Kristen Ferrell
Over the next few weeks, Punknews is running a series called Rad Women Who Do Rad Art. The series is a string of interviews with some of the most exciting female visual artists that have connections with music, today. You can check out the previous entry with Nation of Amanda, here. Today's segment is with the wonderfully, whimsically, wicked Kristen Ferrell! …
September 10, 2013
Punknews Podcast: The week of August 27, 2013
Whoa, a new podcast already? IT'S TRUE! On this week's episode of the Punknews Podcast, Adam White, Kira Wisniewski and Bryne Yancey discuss Ian MacKaye's comments about smartphone usage at shows, dissect the…
August 27, 2013
Media: Leftover Crack 'Passion of the Crust' documentary trailer posted
A documentary about Leftover Crack, titled Passion of the Crust, is currently in post-production. The filmmakers have released a trailer for the movie. The film is set to be completed this fall, with a release date to be determined.…
August 23, 2013
Media: Chewing on Tinfoil announce new album, Stza Crack collaboration, tour
Dublin-based Chewing On Tinfoil - which sounds particularly unpleasant - have announced their new album Marrowbone Lane, due out August 2, 2013. They've also released a pair of…
July 08, 2013
Interviews: Ezra Kire (Morning Glory)
Ezra Kire is back on top, baby! For a while it seemed as though the Leftover Crack guitarist/ Morning Glory front man was on permanent sabbatical, popping up a few times a year for L.O.C. shows and then fading away again. But then, last year, he dropped the first Morning Glory release in nine-…
June 13, 2013
Interviews: Morning Glory to begin recording new album with Brian Viglione in July
Morning Glory, the band featuring Ezra Kire, formerly of Choking Victim and Leftover Crack, is set to begin tracking their new album in July. Brian Viglione…
June 03, 2013
Tours: Leftover Crack (Southeast, Texas)
Leftover Crack have announced some dates for the end of this year and beginning of next. You can click Read More for the…
December 11, 2012

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