Antioch, CA

Acerca de Divit
It's no secret that San Francisco's East Bay has given birth to plenty of melodic pop-punk bands over the years. One such band that came about in the late '90s around that area (actually from suburban Antioch) was Divit. The foursome -- Rich Brinkerhoff (guitar/vocals), Marshall Leonardy (bass), Mick Leonardy (vocals/guitar), and Nick White (drums) -- initially burst onto the scene boasting a sound reminiscent of other California skatepunk bands like Pennywise and Lagwagon. Appearing on various compilations and in Thrasher videos, they released the EP Latest Issue in January 2000 on the Bay Area label Coldfront Records, and six months later followed things up with the full-length Tension. The split release Double Letter Score (with Santa Rosa's Diesel Boy) appeared in October 2001, and after a stint on 2002's Warped Tour, that September brought Divit's Nitro debut, Broadcaster. This album possessed a fuller sound than previous records and showed the band moving in a more mature direction, sparking comparisons to Jawbreaker, Foo Fighters, and Jimmy Eat World. ~ Corey Apar