Show Review - posted on February 24, 2001 by

Show Review

The Lonely Kings were supposed to headline the show but they cancelled, leaving Portland’s 800 Octane as the evening’s final band. I’d never heard their music before. I know a few people who saw them open for Face To Face last fall. They all said that 800 Octane was great. They weren’t lying. 800 Octane was incredibly rockin’ and played with more vigor than most bands I’ve seen lately. Their guitarist Justin jumped around like a madman, which is even more amazing when you consider how low the Animal Farm ceiling is. 800 Octane rules and I hope we can play with them again soon. (Compact 56 / compact56.com)

Show Review - posted on February 23, 2001 by

Show Review

Next was Oregon’s own 800 Octane . These guys never cease to amaze me. They put on such a good show and the crowd always loves their spooky punk sound. They played an incredibly tight set and this time Eric didn’t put a hole in the stage. Good job Eric. Also, always be sure to check out 800 Octane whenever you can. They are simply amazing, and the nicest guys you will ever meet. (Dead Even)

Show Review - posted on January 12, 2001 by

Show Review

Next was 800 Octane. This hard hitting punk band from Portland rocked the Eagles Lodge so hard. They kept the crowd into it for their whole set with lots of energy and crowd pleasing acts. I think their bodies were afloat in the air more than on the stage. They put on an excellent show. (Dead Even)

Show Review - posted on August 20, 2000 by

Show Review

Next up was 800 Octane from Portland, Oregon. The only thing I had heard of these guys before the show was an mp3 from their webpage, which by the way was good. Now I’m not sure what anyone else thought of their set, but I thought it kicked a whole lotta ass. These guys played with so much energy, it was amazing. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a band play in Aberdeen that moved around on stage as much as these guys did. Not only do they play with energy, their music is good too. On a scale of 1 to 10, I give this show a 9.99.” (Aberdeen Punk Page)

Show Review - posted on August 1, 2000 by

Show Review

Let me just start by saying these guys kicked my ass. I should have not waited so long to go see them play. They play with pure passion and extreme energy. If you haven’t seen them yet you are as dumb as I am. Wait that didn’t sound good

Album Review - posted on May 1, 2000 by

Album Review

This is a well produced disc of revved-up poppy punk. The song-writing’s top-notch and the guys are great musicians. Dave naturally sings with confidence and Brian’s back-ups add even more harmony and sweetness to the mix. There’s some great songs about monsters, pimps and aliens, but the reminiscent “Radio” about friendship (and beer) and the emotional songs, like “Still the Same” and “Brand New Faces” are powerful and honest and really touch me. Beer Can Count: One. Kelly drew an amazing cover for the CD and penciled in a redneck clutching a beer can as he’s about to get hacked to pieces. (Beer Can Fanzine #3)

Album Review - posted on April 1, 2000 by

Album Review

Pop-punk rock’n’roll from Portland, Oregon, I think. Their sound is like a very energetic Misfits mixed with the Ramones so get this “Misfones” influenced kinda thing happening (maybe even tighter). Kind of a stronger early Badtown Boys and Face to Face mix. Track #2 “Condescend” and track #8 “Golden Road” are harmony-induced songs that kept me tappin’ my toes over and over. I like this release a lot and I hope they’re around for at least a few more records. 12 songs that set my mood for the day! I can see this band on Fearless, Fat, Hopeless, Epitaph or Lookout! One of these days. Catch them before they do! (Flipside)