The Get Go rules. I've been into them since they put up their demos on Myspace years ago. It's a shame they never really did anything at all in America except for a few local shows. The 2 albums they released in Japan are great and perfectly blur the line between older, classic pop-punk and the new super-glossy poppy stuff that everyone loves now. They have a lot of potential to be big if they actually hit the road and did the damn thing.
As far as the new stuff, I never realized how unfitting of a singer the dude from Showoff was until I heard Scott's re-recordings of the 2nd album's tracks. The guy from Showoff was very a personality-driven singer and it fit what he did to a degree, but Scott sounds way more like a professional and absolutely kills it on the re-recordings. I'd love to see them really tour and get these songs out to people. Or at least make it out to NY so I can see them.
The last time Allister played here, my scene's largest local band was having a CD release at a different venue, and for some reason the promoter didn't think to either book them on a different day or to throw them on the bigger bill, like anyone would. Allister played to like 12 people. They will probably never come back to Long Island.
yeah they really need to get their shit together! bill from dimmn recently quit and they had to drop off our fest we had last weekend, i was bummed but yeah scotts a way better singer than chris, hell chris doesn't even live in chicago anymore, he moved to knoxville! but yah they gave japan so much love, we did get more than a couple local shows but its been awhile, the last time the get go played here was last winter..