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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, Rats in the Wall, Star Fucking Hipsters, The Slackers

Reviews

Leftover Crack Fuck World Trade [Reissue]

Leftover Crack

Fuck World Trade [Reissue] (2015)

Fat Wreck Chords

Leftover Crack/Blackbird Raum Live in Silver Lake

Leftover Crack/Blackbird Raum

Live in Silver Lake (2015)

live show

The Adicts/Leftover Crack Live in Santa Ana

The Adicts/Leftover Crack

Live in Santa Ana (2014)

live show

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)

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Scott Sturgeon (Leftover Crack)

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Leftover Crack finish laying down recordings for new album
According to social media posts by frontman Scott Sturgeon, Leftover Crack have finished laying down the sound recordings for their next album. Presumably, the tracks still need to be mixed and mastered. The band's third LP will be…
July 03, 2015
Fat Wreck Chords announce 'Fat Music Vol. 8: Going Nowhere Fat'
Fat Wreck Chords, continuing to celebrate 25 years as a label, is bringing back the Fat Music series with its first release in five years, Fat Music Vol. 8: Going Nowhere Fat. The August 7, 2015 release will contain new and unreleased music from label vets such as…
June 03, 2015
Fat Mike and Scott Sturgeon are picking up needles
Fat Mike (NOFX) and Scott Sturgeon (Leftover Crack) are "two atheist jews" appearing in a video called "Rig Sweeping in the Tenderloin with Fat Mike and Stza" for the…
June 01, 2015
Media: The Channeling: 'Via Spiricom'
The Channeling (ex-Leftover Crack, ex-Intro5pect) are streaming their new album. The record is titled Via Spiricom and is due out June 4, 2015 via Geykido Comet Records. You…
May 21, 2015
Festivals & Events: Dead Kennedys to headline Hi-Fi Rockfest
Dead Kennedys have been announced to headline the Hi-Fi Rockfest at Rainbow Lagoon Park in Long Beach, CA on September 26, 2015. The legendary SF punks will be joined on the bill by Naked Raygun, Street Dogs, Leftover Crack,…
May 14, 2015
Tours: Leftover Crack (Mexico)
Leftover Crack have announced four shows in Mexico this May. We recently interviewed vocalist Scott Sturgeon to coincide with the new reissue of…
March 18, 2015
Interviews: Scott Sturgeon (Leftover Crack)
Leftover Crack's second LP, Fuck World Trade, is one of those rare records that is both timely and timeless. When it was released in 2004, it commented…
March 10, 2015
Media: Sammy Kay announces 'Fourth Street Singers,' streams new song
Sammy Kay has revealed the details for his upcoming album Fourth Street Singers. The record, which was recorded by Pete Steinkopf of The Bouncing Souls, will be due out March 10, 2015 via…
February 10, 2015
Media: Scott Sturgeon (Leftover Crack) becomes minister
Scott Sturgeon of Leftover Crack has become a minister of the Universal Life Church. He was ordained on January 18, 2015. As you may know, it is nearly a magisterial process to become a minister for the Universal Life Church and most…
January 20, 2015
Media: 'When Is It Going To Change' Compilation
Unknown Records and No Time Records have released a compilation supporting the protests in Ferguson, MO. Bands included on the comp include ACxDC, Leftover Crack, Big D and the Kids Table and many more. According to the labels, All proceeds are to be donated to the I Love…
January 06, 2015

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