Which of These Donuts Are the Most Punk Rock?
There are plenty of second acts in punk rock life. Most of them involve shitty bands, personal reinvention, religious conversion, and/or more shitty bands. But, for Mark Trombino -- the Drive Like Jehu drummer and world-class producer of everything emotional hardcore -- that second act is donuts.
His Highland Park shop, Donut Friend, opened about a month ago and has music critics stoked because the donuts' names are clever references to their favorite late '90s music. But which of Trombino's donuts is the most punk rock? We ate a baker's dozen -- and even gave two of them names that didn't otherwise have them -- to come up with the answer. Here they are, ranked from least to most punk rock.
11. The Cream Syndicate
Pun on: paisley undergrounders The Dream Syndicate
This is punk rock because: It's got a marmalade "Bullet With Your Name On It" -- your mouth's name on it. Sure, it's not the punkest rock, but it is good.
10. Drive Like Jelly
Pun on: Drive Like Jehu
This is punk rock because: You'll want to "Caress" it before you devour its "Golden Brown" deliciousness. The peanut butter and jelly vibe is decidedly more mathy than hardcore, but we're not complaining.