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Judy and the Jerks
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Judy and the Jerks – Music for Donuts

No, this is not Judge Judy's new hardcore band.

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Music for Donuts

April 19, 2019
Thrilling Living

Judy and the Jerks is an elusive band. They have no social media, there’s not a lot of information about them on their Bandcamp, and they only have one old official band photo. After scouring Google, Facebook, Instagram, and the like, I found a cool shot of the whole band mid-performance off the ‘gram. There’s not a whole lot else that I know about Judy and the Jerks other than the fact that they reside in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. I have a good friend from Hattiesburg and she’s a fucking badass, so we’re off to a good start. I can’t imagine they have a huge punk scene there, or that being alternative in any way is easy, and I’m dying to know more about their experience. This is my official plea, Judy and the Jerks!

Music for Donuts is a six song EP I can best describe as “bubblegum hardcore.” It’s fast, loud, chaotic, and yet sweet. Judy’s voice is high-pitched and powerful. The EP is reminiscent of classic Riot Grrrl music. These guys play hard, and I can’t try to imagine them playing these songs live without picturing a ton of headbanging or moshing. The songs are short, all clocking in at under two minutes. It’s true punk.

This EP rules. You can just taste the Black Flag, Bikini Kill, and Circle Jerks influence. My only complaint is that I don’t have enough! I want to know more about these Mississippi punks, and a peek at their lyrics somewhere online would be tight too.

Overall, I give this EP a Blume, a Garland, a Judge, & a Jetson. ALL THE JUDYS!

  • Daniel says:

    I just picked up their LP and EP at a record store in Hattiesburg, MS and now I’m trying to figure out the next show……. maybe I’ll get some answers to the same things you wanna know.

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