Monday, November 24, 2008


City: Orlando
Years Active: 1993 - 1999
Type of Music: Punk
Myspace or Website:

From the Shyster Myspace:

"Shyster was conceived back in May of '93 in Orlando, FL under the influence of heavy metal and California punk. The fiery and typically always-changing-members quartet established itself through a series of demos, albums ("Say Uncle," 1996; "February," 1998) and compilations (including locally produced "Spirit of '99" and "1998 Orlando Music Awards"). And for its live impact, the band has taken the trophy in the Punk category for two Orlando Music Awards. Through it all, Shyster has triumphed where many have failed: longevity.

After almost six years of releasing 7-inchers and CDs, and tirelessly traveling around the country playing basements and bowling alleys, you'd think Shyster singer-guitarist (and main songwriter) Mike Levin would have had his fill of the punk-rock lifestyle. But he continues to make music, now in New York with his new band, The New Lows."

Shyster - Thats My Story And I'm Stickin To It

Shyster - Cold Weather

Shyster - Say Uncle

Shyster - February

Shyster - Their tracks from the "Spirit of 99" Compilation


Osama Benet Ramsey said...

Thank you so much for this. Lost my Say Uncle CD years ago, and needless to say finding another has been a chore.

Anonymous said...

Say Uncle and February are now available on iTunes, etc. as well as both full length releases from Mike's current band The New Lows.

Anonymous said...

u rawk bro TY so much

Perez said...

Would love to find the 4 song demo and the "Velvet" Cassette.