Live Review: Me First And The Gimme Gimmes

“This one’s a cover…”, drawls singer Spike Slawson in a serious tone as he looks out across a packed theatre and introduces the next song. This makes me laugh each time he says it – which is often, tonight – since Me First And The Gimme Gimmes is nothing but a covers band. It’s always a treat to watch Me First, a ‘super group’ drawn largely from punk bands on the Californian label Fat Wreck Chords. It’s also something of an unknown quantity – for with each member having to take time off from at least one other ‘day...

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