As one of Drive-Thru Records' initial signees, Allister had the distinction of being one of the first in a long line of bands that assisted in introducing the new era of the indie-label craze that SoCal pop-punk helped create (we all remember Epitaph's early success). Their debut, Dead Ends and Girlfriends, is a classically-themed pop-punk album that paid homage to both pioneers like Descendants and modern-day prophets like blink-182. Before their 2007 demise, Allister continued to grow as snot-nosed pop-punkers who loved to play loud & fast, sang about girls (and why they suck) and even alcoholism. If you were a fan, come share your memories with us, and if you're new to Allister, feel free to take a listen in the replies.
Love Allister. Last Stop Suburbia is still in my CD changer in my car, since 2003. Favorite memory would probably be seeing them play at Fletcher's in Baltimore, getting hit in the face with the drummer's drumstick and having to fight this girl to keep it. Great times.
I remember being 16 and them playing a show that got combined with another show. It was a hectic night, but they had the crowd come on stage to sing, "somewhere down on fullerton" with them. I sang with them, and Scottie gave me a pat on the head. My first experience on a stage, and I wouldn't trade it for the world.
Super nice guys, and the drunk interview with Home Grown on the first Drive-Thru DVD was hilarious.