This Akron band of rock ‘n’ roll street punks delivers the finest anthemic singa-longs you could ever hope to hear. First Offense’s Rust Belt songs make you just want to dance and sing and scream your heart out. They’ve been at it long enough to have developed a rabid fan base that drinks heartily and gets as rowdy as the band does. The floor at Annabell’s is always a frothing sea of spilled beer and sweat when these guys hit their first chord. If you haven’t had the opportunity to see them live then please do yourself a favor and make it happen. They’re the real deal, and have a slew of great releases available at fine independent record stores in the area, too. We’re lucky to have them around.