bio

Philadelphia Weekly recently described Taggart as “harking back to underground rock’s golden age during the half-decade leading up to Nevermind. The guitars are sweet and crunchy like super sugar crisp, purveying tasty hooks coated in distortion and jagged edges with gruff, half-yelped vocals reminiscent of Eric Bachmann (Archers of Loaf)”. A Philadelphia institution for over 20 years they’ve had the opportunity to open for some of their biggest influences, including Portastatic and Tommy Stinson, and even acted as Grant Hart’s backing band on a few Husker Du songs. They self-released their latest cd For What It’s Worse in September of 2011. More recently the band recorded four Christmas songs for the 12″ vinyl split ep Snow Day (Take It Easy) released in December 2013. Their fifth full length album L’maskin is set to be released in late 2017.

pete denton – guitar, vocals

steve denton – bass, vocals

jim becker – guitar, vocals

jim ward – drums, vocals