Music

Album Cover
Whiskey Eyes EP
SPIT JACK
Released: Mar 28, 2012
Label: Self Released
Track Listing
1 Booze Cruise
2 Whiskey Eyes
3 Really?
4 Stand Up For Yourself
5 Dagger
6 Sea Minor

Reviews

Charlie O's Reopens with Spit Jack
Seven Days
Moving on, the other cool show at Charlie O's this weekend marks the welcome return of notorious local punk band Spit Jack, who headline a show with vicious gift (see the review of thier demo on page 66) and Broken Frames on Friday, April 11. SJ have been holed up in recent months breaking in a new drummer, Travis Collins, who replaces Seth Roya, who replaced original drummer Mike Forester, who may or may not have choked to death on someone else's vomit. Or he moved to Michigan. I can never remember which. Anyway, point is, Spit Jack are back. And I gotta say, they make a curious choice as a band to book so soon after doing a deep clean of your venue. After all, this is a band whose stated ambition is to get kicked out of every bar they play. Methinks this can only end badly, which is to say awesomely. [Read More...]
Soundbites: Predicting the Year to Come in Local Music
Seven Days
Last but not least, Stowe has had a notable live-music void since the Rusty Nail shut its doors about a year ago — which may or may not have had something to do with a rather notorious incident involving local punk band Spit Jack, whiskey, violence and vomit. After consulting with the 7D legal team, let’s say “not.” ......................................... In the meantime, Rusty Nail dudes, I do have Spit Jack’s number if you need it. [Read More...]
Hughtoberfest Kick Off Party!
Seven Days
In other central Vermont news, local punks Spit Jack are hosting their annual Hughtoberfest party this Friday, October 11, at Hostel Tevere in Warren. What is Hughtoberfest, you ask? Great question! It’s a festival thrown by SJ guitarist Tom Theohary every October in honor of his neighbor, Hugh. Now that we have that squared away, this year’s lineup features the Hardcore Sallies, State of the Union and, of course, Spit Jack, who will very likely attempt to get kicked out of their own festival, cuz they’re awesome like that. [Read More...]
Spit Jack gets shout out by pro snowboarder Rich Whinnie
Michigan Boarder
Here is a rapid fire of the other things that’s right with snowboarding: Jacob Clute RIP brother!, All of my regional team riders ’cause they’re loyal, passionate, and they rip, Interior Plain Project, Jake Durham, Make Friends or Die, Kevin Castanheira, Spit Jack, Josh Reid, Paul Maravetz, Sully, Anna Starr, Cafiero, Grady, Theo Muse, Bald E-Gal, Marc Moline, flop houses, couch surfing, fast food, 12 Months, Brothers Factory, Flanel Lifestyles, Local Gnar, first chair, so much more but I can’t think right now! [Read More...]
State's Rowdiest band.......
Seven Days
.........Rounding out central Vermont rocking, Spit Jack augmented their rep as the state’s rowdiest band with a debut that might get them kicked out of every record store in the state. [Read More...]
Whiskey Eyes gets mentioned in Seven Days Scene Poll
Seven Days
Beckie Sheloskie (talent buyer at Charlie O’s, Montpelier) Local album: Spit Jack, Whiskey Eyes [Read More...]
Spit Jack on Rocket Shop Local Music Radio Hour
BigHeavyworld.com
Spitjack members Mike Toohey and George Eget appeared in the BHW studio again last night to join Samantha for ‘Rocket Shop.’ When asked about their intentions showing up, Tuhey just laughed. “I don’t know, man. We were just getting some food when [Mike] Forester told us we should head up here.” [Read More...]
Spit Jack Fact and/or fiction
Seven Days
Everything you are about to read concerning Vermont punk band Spit Jack is absolutely, 100 percent true. Well, most of it’s true. OK, at the very least, some of it is. Or, as Stephen Colbert might say, there is “truthiness” in every word that follows. Mostly. In the roughly 18 months since they formed in central Vermont, Spit Jack have earned a reputation as the state’s rowdiest band, and a fantastic mythology has sprung up around them. To wit, you may have heard they’ve been kicked out of every show they’ve ever played. What you may not know is that even in civilian life, they try to get booted from wherever they go: the library, grocery stores, a nephew’s bris. And yes, sometimes they go to the library. [Read More...]
Spit Jack on the Taz Michaels Show
BigHeavyworld.com
"The tracks from ‘Whiskey Eyes’ were a mad mixture of both laid-back and hectic jams, with rapid drum-lines driving thrashing guitar riffs. While some semblance of inspirations, such as Motley Crüe and Black Flag, were evident, the group kept the songs fresh with serious and frequent pace changes, making for one rocking experience. However, as Mike Forester explained after the session, the inspiration is quite simple: “Basically, ‘can you ride fast to it?’” [Read More...]