For a few years there, it seemed that there would be no end to the stream of angsty, but not angry, suburban white-boy punks. How many times did you roll your eyes at all the pre-fab rebellion packaged neatly inside screaming harmonies? Out of that milieu, there were a few standouts; one of these was the Blackout Pact. The act had an honest energy, and the music, though occupied by familiar themes, branched out beyond formula. But the group broke up last year, and Mike Herrera... More >>>