The Punk quintet tour constantly, having played shows with bands like Murphy's Law and Bouncing Souls, and they've got a staunch supporter in the one and only Joey Ramone. With energetic, refreshingly honest tunes, STAJA98L.E.S. blazes in that decidedly N.Y. way, heavy on spirit and intensity. The band's street-wise sound is tuneful, but not in that SoCal way, and it's aggressive, but not in the all-out Hardcore way, and it's this teetering that sets the Stitches apart.
Tuesday at Sudsy Malone's.